Music and Improv

Music: Ages 8 - 16
Tuesdays, 12:20 - 1:20 pm
10 weeks, $100

Students will learn about the musical elements of pitch, duration, tempo, dynamics, timbre, and form through a sequential, developmentally appropriate course of study.  Students will engage in a variety of musical activities including singing with quality folk literature, playing instruments, and movement to the masters, both classic and contemporary. Students will create, perform and respond to music in a safe environment that encourages them to be tuneful, beautiful, and artful.

Improv:  Ages 8 - 16
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
10 weeks, $100

Students will get a basic understanding of improvisational theater concepts such as story building, environmental awareness, saying “yes,” and making and accepting dramatic offers. The group is introduced to short-form improv games designed to build teamwork and reinforce basic concepts. No prior experience in theater or improv is necessary, and participants will be able to take what they learn and use it to not only become better actors, but also better listeners and speakers. Experienced performers will be challenged to expand their skills and stretch their choices. A short performance will be held at the end of the final class.


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

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






Homeschool Enrichment

This season, NBYT has expanded its performing arts enrichment programming into a full day of offerings on Homeschool Tuesdays. The winter/spring term begins on January 24!


Homeschool Repertory Players: Ages 6-14
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Beginning January 24
10 weeks, $150


A performance and production class for children ages 6 through 14, is offered in two ten-week terms beginning in September and January—each term focusing on a different theme or style of theater. Discussions about props, costumes, and sets will also include making some items for their own final performances. The class will have visits from musical theater and improv teachers too!

The Spring 2017 theme will be 1930s and 40s radio with dramas, comedies, sci-fi, and mysteries, with an emphasis on vocal exercises and making our own sound effects for a final production!












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 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

362 Main Street

Berlin, CT 06037

(860) 515-8115