TADA! Youth Theaterís Spring 2007 semester starts February 3

From beginners to the young pro, NYCís best-known theater for kids offers classes for all ages and all levels in musical theater, acting and more


New York, NY, January 5, 2007óTADA!, New York Cityís leading youth theater for 23 years, announces its Spring 2007 semester of classes for kids of all ages, all experience levels and at several convenient times.


Each year, TADA! serves over 1,000 children with classes in drama and musical theater. TADA! offers classes focused on introducing kids to theater and classes that develop acting or musical theater skills. In addition, TADA! offers more performance-based classes for Grades 3-6 and 5-9. Introductory and Skills Building Classes include: for Pre-K youngsters, Creative Dramatics; for Kindergarteners, Musical Play; for Grades 1-2: Musical Theater; for Grades 3-6: Musical Theater and Acting; and for Teens: Acting and Musical Theater Intensive.  For more performance-oriented kids, TADA! offers a Musical Theater Performance Workshop for Grades 3-6 and Grades 5-9.


Classes start at the beginning of February and continue for 11 weeks, once per week through mid-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!í 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 40 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. TADA! alumni include Miszuo Peck (Night at the Museum with Robin Williams and Ben Stiller) and Kerry Washington (guest host in January 2007 on ABCís The View and award-winner for her role in Ray. 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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