Stage Play: Middle Eastern Tales, Ages 5 - 8
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 am

From Arabian Nights to modern takes on Aladdin, and from Egypt to western Asia, the Middle East has a rich history of folk tales, fairy tales, and fables. Drama games and scenes based on these tales will be used to teach the basics of theatrical story telling, character development, voice, and movement. Older and returning students will be challenged to further develop roles and begin script analysis. The term ends with a Share Day performance” for family and friends.


Stage Performance Skills: Scene Study, Ages 9 - 14
Saturdays, 10:40 - 11:40 am

Every great performance starts with a story, and students in this class will analyze dramatic (and comedic) scripts to improve their performances by finding beats, objectives, and their characters’ motivation in a script. Prior acting experience is recommended but not required. The term ends with a Share Day performance for family and friends.


Sketch Writing and Performance, ages 10 - 16
Saturdays, 11:50 am - 12:50 pm

Through improvisation, brainstorming, and collaboration, students will write and perform short, scripted (and not necessarily comedic!) scenes. In the first weeks, through collective discussion, themes will be established and explored. Scripts will then be written, revised, and rehearsed, all culminating in a Share Day of material built by students from the ground up.

Coaching and private lessons

Private acting coaching, lessons, and audition preparation are available with NBYT Teaching Artists on a weekly or one-time basis. Voice and piano lessons are also offered by NBYT's Music Director.

Please email or call 860-515-8115 for rates, scheduling, or more information.



Break Dancing, Ages 10 - 18
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Break Dancing (aka bboying/bgirling or breaking) is a street dance that falls under the umbrella of Hip-Hop culture. Students will learn the foundations of breaking and will be encouraged to develop creative moves of their own. Many of the challenging moves will help students develop a sense of self-control in movement with their bodies, as well as a good sense of self-discipline for their minds.


Stage Play: Middle Eastern Tales, Ages 5 - 8
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

A new weekday section of our popular introductory class for young actors! See the full class description at left.


Stage Performance Skills:
Intro to Acting for Tweens and Teens
, Ages 11 - 18
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

An introductory class for “older” actors to learn the basics of stage presence and performance. The fall section will focus on individual monologues, and will culminate in a Share Day performance for family and friends.


For a Registration Form to download and mail, please click here.




The cost of each class is $100 per student for each 8-week term.

Students within one year of the age requirements may be allowed to register with approval of the instructor and Executive Director.

All classes meet at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA Program Center at 362 Main Street in the Kensington section of Berlin.

For more information, or to arrange a visit to NBYT, please call 860-515-8115 or email


NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. Copyright 2013-2017. All rights reserved.

New Britain Youth Theater

P.O. Box 306

New Britain, CT 06050

(860) 515-8115