Music and Improv

Ages 8 - 16
Tuesdays beginning September 12
12:30 - 1:30 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 an environment that encourages them to be tuneful, beautiful, and artful.


Ages 8 - 16
Tuesdays beginning Septeber 12
1:40 - 2:40 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.



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

NBYT continues full days of performing arts enrichment programming on Homeschool Tuesdays.


Homeschool Repertory Players
Ages 6-14
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Beginning Tuesday, September 12
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 Fall 2017 theme will be Shaking Up Shakespeare and will include the Bard's work rehearsed and performed in a variety of ways—including classical style, musical theater adaptations, breakdancing scenes (choreographed by NBYT's new dance instructor), and adaptations written by some of the students themselves.











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