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Our Creative Arts Academy programs give young people the opportunity to experience and actively participate in the arts.

Classes and camp are open to students with prior experience as well as curious newcomers.

Creative Arts Academy _ Growing Stage
Creative Arts Academy _ Growing Stage

EDUCATION | CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY

Creative Arts Academy Spring 2024 Classes

6 Week Session Begins April 27th!

Registration Opens Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 12:00PM

If you are having any trouble registering, please give us a call at (973) 347-4946 or email Lori Lawrence at llawrence@growingstage.com

PK-K

A Story & A Song

  • Pre-K: Ages 3.5 to 5 year olds

Available WINTER 2025                                                            

45 minute In-Person

Join us for this music and movement class! Storytelling will be at the forefront we work together to dramatize stories through song – a wonderful way to play, learn and grow creatively. Each week is a new adventure in dramatic play and creativity. Move to the beat of fun music and take on characters like animals and fairy tale friends.

LIMITED ENROLLMENT of 10 Children.

Creative Dramatics

  • Pre-K*, K, 1st Grades

Saturdays, April 27 – June 8 (no class Memorial Day weekend)

9:30 am – 10:30 am
60 minute In-Person
Cost: $125

*Pre-K students must be entering Kindergarten Fall 2024

Voice, Body and Imagination – the ” Actor’s Tools” – with them you can create theatre anywhere! Our Creative Dramatics Programs are for young people grades K-3. Through creative theatre games and story dramatization, children will explore their imaginations, develop storytelling, pantomime and movement skills sharpening their creativity, improving their self-confidence and learning the importance of teamwork. Above all, our youngest performers will enjoy becoming part of the magic that we create in our classroom.

Grades 1-4

Creative Dramatics

  • PreK, K, 1st Grades                                                                         Saturdays, April 27 – June 8 (no class Memorial Day weekend)

    9:30am – 10:30am

  • 2nd-3rd Grade                                                                                     Saturdays, April 27 – June 8 (no class Memorial Day weekend)             9:30am – 10:30am

60 minute In-Person class
Cost: $125

Voice, Body and Imagination – the ” Actor’s Tools” – with them you can create theatre anywhere! Our Creative Dramatics Programs are for young people grades K-3. Through creative theatre games and story dramatization, children will explore their imaginations, develop storytelling, pantomime and movement skills sharpening their creativity, improving their self-confidence and learning the importance of teamwork. Above all, our youngest performers will enjoy becoming part of the magic that we create in our classroom. 

Acting Lab

  • 4th-6th Grade                                                                                  Saturdays, April 27 – June 8 (no class Memorial Day weekend)    10:45am – 11:45am

60 minute In-Person class 
Cost: $125

Do you love to act? Open to both beginners and experienced students, throughout the session participants will hone their acting skills through theatre games, improvisation and scene study. Each class culminates in a sharing of solo/group work.

Musical Performance Lab

• 2nd-3rd Grade 
Saturdays, April 27 – June 8 (no class Memorial Day weekend) 10:45am – 11:45am

• 4th-6th Grade 
Saturdays, April 27 – June 8 (no class Memorial Day weekend) 12:00pm – 1:00pm

60 minute In-Person class 
Cost: $140

Do you love to act, sing and dance? This program is for you! Each week students will focus on musical performance technique where vocal production, song interpretation, acting and movement are all intertwined. Each class culminates in a sharing of solo/group work.

Grades 5-12

Musical Performance Lab

• 4th-6th Grade 
Saturdays, April 27 – June 8 (no class Memorial Day weekend)         12:00pm – 1:00pm

• 7th-9th Grade 
Saturdays, April 27 – June 8 (no class Memorial Day weekend)           1:15pm – 2:15pm

60 minute In-Person class 
Cost: $140

Do you love to act, sing and dance? This program is for you! Each week students will focus on musical performance technique where vocal production, song interpretation, acting and movement are all intertwined. Each class culminates in a sharing of solo/group work.

Acting Lab

• 4th-6th Grade
Saturdays, April 27 – June 8 (no class Memorial Day weekend).        10:45am – 11:45am

• 7th-9th Grade
Saturdays, April 27 – June 8 (no class Memorial Day weekend).           12:00pm – 1:00pm

60 minute In-Person class 
Cost: $125

Do you love to act? Open to both beginners and experienced students, throughout the session participants will hone their acting skills through theatre games, improvisation and scene study. Each class culminates in a sharing of solo/group work.

Playwriting Workshop

  • 6th Grade and Above

Wednesdays, May 1 – June 5

6pm – 7pm
60 minute In-Person class
Cost: $125

Have you ever wanted to write your own play? Explore the special skills needed to write for the stage.  From monologues to adaptations to original scripts, classes will offer writing exercises, prompts, and workshop opportunities for students to create and share their creative work in the company of other student writers who will provide feedback and suggestions.  Students will hone their talents and complete several scenes and scripts for their writing portfolios. This 10-week session will culminate in a sharing of highlighted work utilizing student performers.

Improv

  • 6th-8th Grade                                                                           Wednesdays, May 1 – June 5                                                                      6pm – 7pm
  • 9th-12th Grade                                                                                       Wednesdays, May 1 – June 5                                                                  7:15pm – 8:15pm

60 minute In-Person class
Cost: $125

Have you ever watched an improv group and thought “How do they do that?”  The skills needed are teachable, and what you learn from improv can be used on and off stage! In this class, students will learn the fundamental rules of improvisational performance. Each student will have the opportunity to workshop their skills in an open, welcoming, “no-bad-ideas” environment. Learn how trusting your instincts, listening to your scene partners and working collaboratively can create surprising (and often hilarious) results.

Private Coaching

Private Vocal Coaching

30, 45 or 60 minute lessons
Scheduled by request

Coaching lessons are available to students for VOICE LESSONS, ACTING THROUGH SONG, AUDITION PREPARATION, VOICE-OVER and MONOLOGUE COACHING.

Coaching sessions are available in 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions. We offer the option of single and 5 week sessions. For scheduling and costs please email Lori Lawrence, Director of Educational Programming at llawrence@growingstage.com.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds are available up through the start of the first class.  If cancellation takes place anytime thereafter, students are not eligible for a refund.

* Coaching Cancellation Policy: 

Refunds are only available if the session is cancelled 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. If a student misses their scheduled coaching session or contacts us within the 24 hour period, they will not be eligible for a refund.

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or boxoffice@growingstage.com and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

Please fill out this form to receive more information or call 973-347-4946

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