THE SECRET THEATRE ACADEMY of DRAMATIC ARTS: Fall/ Winter 2017 Semester
Whether your child is an aspiring performer, or just wants to build confidence and make new friends, STADA provides a fun and safe environment for every skill level. Each class begins with warm-up games, and continues with an exploration of simple techniques on how to build a character, to deliver a monologue, to work as a team for group scenes, as well as rehearsal for the final showcase. Each semester, the students work towards a showcase which is performed the weekend before summer recess and during the holiday week in December.
Performing Arts High School Auditions
We have a great track record of assisting students with applications to schools like Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, La Guardia Performing Arts High School, PPAS, Talent Unlimited, and more. If your child is trying out for Drama, Musical Theatre, or Vocal Studios at these schools, we strongly advise that you consider booking one-on-one classes with us. We explain the audition process for these schools, along with helping the student choose the correct audition piece for their voice and personality, and then how to present it. Considering the competition for placement is tough, it is wise to attain as much extra coaching as possible!
We are pleased to announce some new class offerings this semester. Last semester, we introduced Senior Film and produced our first teen-acted short movie Ghostlight. We aim to continue this class, and this term’s project is tentatively titled Have You Seen Harry?, which is a buddy-style adventure about Harry Potter-obsessed teens in search of Daniel Radcliffe at Coney Island.
New to the coming semester are:
Broadway Tap for young students on Wednesday afternoon after school (subject to demand). This is a great fun skill for all aspiring actors to learn.
Broadway Song for students to safely learn the way to produce a Belt, Mix, and Legit voice for theatre. This is a little different to opera or regular singing lessons, as we will focus on popular Broadway musical numbers.
PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES
For ages 6 – 17
SCHEDULE: Sept 9th 2017 – January 31st 2018
Junior Drama (ages 6 – 10): Saturday 9:45am -11am
For elementary school-age children to learn basic teamwork and singular acting skills.
Senior Drama (ages 11 -16): Saturday 11:00am – 12:15pm
For junior/ senior high school-age children to learn basic teamwork and singular acting skills.
Drama (ages 11 – 17): Sunday 11:15am – 12:30pm
For junior/ senior high school-age children to learn basic skills to performing on camera.
Senior Broadway Musical (ages 11 – 17): Saturday 12:15pm – 1:30pm
For junior/ senior high school-age children to learn basic Broadway singing/ dancing/ acting skills.
Junior Broadway Musical (ages 7 – 10): Sunday 10:00am – 11:15am
For elementary school-age children to learn basic Broadway singing/ dancing/ acting skills.
Broadway Musical All-Ages (children/teens): Tuesday 3:40pm – 4:40pm
For all school-age children to learn basic Broadway singing/ dancing/ acting skills.
Broadway Song All-Ages (children/teens): Monday 3:40pm – 4:40pm
For all school-age children to improve or gain singing skills.
Broadway Song (adults 17+): Tuesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm
For all college-age and older adults to improve or gain singing skills.
Broadway Tap (adults 17+): Monday 6:30pm -7:30pm
For all college-age and older adults to improve or gain tap-dance skills.
Broadway Tap All-Ages (beginners, children/teens): Wednesday 3:40-4:40pm
For all college-age and older adults to gain tap-dance skills.
For ages 6 -13
Each camp day will be filled with fun theatrical activities with a professional instructor from 9-5pm.
Rosh Hashanah: Sept 21-22 2017
Columbus Day: Oct 11 2017
Election Day: Nov 11 2017
Martin Luther King Day: Jan 18 2018
Our faculty consists of the best professional artists in the city.
Richard Mazda has worked as a musician, producer, and actor for over 40 years in Europe and the US. Founder of STADA, Secret Theatre, and instructor for Senior Drama and Film classes.
Mary Lauren has worked as a dancer, singer, actress, and producer for 20 years, from California to NYC. Instructor for all Musical classes + Junior Drama.
Not sure? We offer one free trial class to any new student and parent who are uncertain if the class is a good fit. Usually we can offer these closer to the beginning of the semester and may not be able to accommodate a free class if we are in production for the showcases later in the semesters. No free trial for the Film Class, although we would consider allowing an observer student to audit the class.
Vacation Days, Sickness, Refunds
There are no refunds for individual classes missed due to family commitments, illness, or other reasons. Once a semester has begun, we do not offer refunds for students that leave the class.
For information on classes or camps, call us at 718. 392. 0722 or write: