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 www.tadatheater.com.
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.