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New Classes for Fall 2017

Stage Performance

We’re excited about new classes and schedules for the new season at NBYT! Read about them here or online at the Classes and Homeschool pages of the NBYT website—where you can also find registration forms to download and mail.


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 below.

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.


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.


Homeschool Repertory Players, Ages 6 – 14
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ten-week programs concluding with creative themed performances for family and friends. The theme this fall will be “Shaking Up Shakespeare,” and will include the Bard’s work rehearsed and performed in a variety of ways!

Music, Ages 8 – 16
Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
A general music class to learn about the musical elements of pitch, duration, tempo, dynamics, timbre, and form through a sequential, developmentally appropriate course of study.  Students will create, perform, and respond to music.

Improv, Ages 8 – 16
Tuesdays, 1:40 – 2:40 PM
An introductory improv class that teaches and reviews the basic of improvisational comedy including story building, environmental awareness, saying “yes,” and making and accepting dramatic offers. Experienced and new improv performers are all welcome!


NBYT also offers individual or small group lessons in voice, acting, and audition preparation. Contact the theater for rates and available schedules.

For schedules, rates, and more information about these and other NBYT performances and programs, visit our website at, email, or call 860-515-8115.



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