TADA! Youth Theater's Spring 2005 semester starts January 29

From no experience to the young pro, NYC's best-known theater for kids offers classes for all ages and all levels in musical theater, acting and more

New York, NY, November 15, 2004-TADA!, New York City's leading youth theater for 20 years, announces its Spring 2005 semester of classes for kids of all ages, all experience levels and at several convenient times. TADA! has something for every kid including creative dramatics for pre-schoolers; two levels of musical theater for kids in Grades 1 and 2, and Grades 3-5; and acting and musical theater for teens. New this year for youth in grades 3-8 is "Broadway Dance Styles" on Saturdays from 3:30-5 p.m.  Classes start at the end of January and continue for 12 sessions through May. Class locations: TADA! (15 W. 28th St. bet. Fifth and Broadway) & Chelsea Studios (151 W. 26th St. bet. Sixth and Seventh). For more information, call (212) 252-1619 or visit Prices vary $200-$275 depending on the length of the class. Need-based scholarships are available. 

TADA! provides kids with exciting and fulfilling theatrical experiences: both on stage and off.  Classes engage students in dramatically fun activities including musical numbers from Broadway and TADA! original shows, dance and creative movement, and improvisational games and acting exercises. In addition to providing a venue for creative and artistic expression, TADA! encourages kids to develop focus, discipline, teamwork and self-esteem in a positive, nurturing environment.  All TADA! teaching artists are professional artists, who are equally committed to youth and theater.  To ensure the quality of the musical and movement components, all musical classes are taught by two teaching artists (a music director and a choreographer/director).

About TADA! and TADA!'s Mission
Co-founded in 1984 by Janine Nina Trevens and Linda Reiff, TADA! is a unique, non-profit, 501 (c)3 youth theater that produces original musicals performed by New York City kids ages 8-18 for family audiences three times a year; a year-round Resident Youth Ensemble composed of 40-50 NYC kids ages 8-18; renowned education programs in more than 34 public schools; theater classes taught by professional teaching artists, and an annual one-act playwriting contest and staged reading series geared towards teen actors and audiences. Former TADA! performers include Ricki Lake (TV talk-show host and film actress), Victoria Platt (Broadway and TV actress), Cathy Trien (Broadway revival of Gypsy), Josh Peck (Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show") and Christina Vidal (Nickelodeon's Taina and film "Freaky Friday"). TADA! provides young people of different backgrounds the opportunity to explore and perform theatre together in an educational, supportive, and professional environment.



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