Summer Arts Workshops
Musical Theatre Camps
7/27-8/07 Creating Theatre Magic
Connect with friends and actors on stage and in the studio as a part of a workshop with the reputation for inspiring personal and group creativity. Multi-faceted Acting and Movement classes open your creative channels in a free flowing summer drama program that unleashes your desire for creating and acting as you join together to create your very own ORIGINAL PLAY. Your new play will be fully staged, costumed and performed for your audience of friends and family at the NYCA Cabaret Theatre. This workshop will make you laugh, open, and discover the brilliant creative energy of you; free to express your inner voice of a true artist and playwright in the studio; imagination and adventure, a must. Very focused, educational, professional and low instructor/student ratio.
(Ages 16 - 18)
Woodstock Playhouse Apprenticeship June - August, Flexible Hours
Attend classes and rehearsals alongside the professional Woodstock Playhouse Summer Stock Company members (many of whom go on to National Tours, Acclaimed Regional Theatre & Broadway) as you learn the ins and outs of being a theatrical performer. Under the directorship of guest directors from NYC’s theatre world and acclaimed Woodstock Playhouse directors, your understanding of being a theatre performer will expand far beyond your wildest imagination. The Woodstock Playhouse Apprentice Program includes daily classes/warm-ups in Dance and Voice, technical work and rehearsals building toward performances at the Woodstock Playhouse.
Visit http://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/apprenticeships-and-education for your application and more details.
6/29-7/03 Fun with Dancing, Singing & Acting
A one week workshop filled with fun in the Arts: dancing, acting and singing. Campers experience the NYCA Arts through the guidance of NYCA’s award winning staff and rising talent, learning and growing side-by-side with summer-friends. This program provides an atmosphere that makes the performing arts fun while inspiring personal growth as a young performing artist.
7/6-7/24 Performing with Professionals
This program guides aspiring youth performing artists to excel at their craft, expand their abilities, and celebrate their talents through dancing, singing and acting alongside theatre friends while being guided by our award winning staff & theatrical personalities. This program provides youth the privilege to perform alongside members of the professional Woodstock Playhouse Summer Stock Company members (many of whom go on to National Tours, Acclaimed Regional Theatre & Broadway) in 'Charlotte's Web' the Musical. Campers will grow in talent, friendship, and passion as a tried-and-true member of a pivotal theatrical family in our region.
6/29-7/24 Fun+Performing with Professionals
Join the fun and opportunity of the ‘Fun in the Arts’ and the 'Performing with Professionals’ programs together to gain the most out of our NYCA Musical Theatre summer workshops this summer.
Looking for a fun summer workshop for youth who love theatre, singing and/or dancing? Our inspirational programs will fill their summer with the Musical Theatre, Drama, or Rising Young Professional experience they are looking for. Choose from our 7 Summer Workshops presented on this page and join us for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks; or for the whole summer.
In our workshops filled with fun, wonderful new friends and personal growth, all campers will enjoy their time with our top-notched staff from the theatre world and theatrical mainstays in education such as Carnegie Mellon University, Manhattan School of Music, Hartt, LIU C.W. Post and more. With comfortable air-conditioned studios and daily outdoor time for lunch & relaxation, each workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..
Take a look at our Summer Workshops, and when you've found the program that looks right for your family member, print up the application and send it in, or contact us so that we can answer any questions you might have. A NYCA Summer is the ultimate time to share the fun of acting, singing & dancing with friends that you'll keep as you travel along your personal path in the theatre world and/or through life.
A bit more information about the program details and schedule...
Pricing for workshops is located on the application. Click here for Workshop Application and pricing.
The NYCA Workshops are for ages 7-16 and meet daily from 9:00 a.m. thru 4:00 p.m..
Cast Members (our workshop members) meet between 9:00 & 9:30 a.m., or slightly before if necessary due to parent work schedules, for a half hour of social and prep for the day. At 9:30 a.m. for the Musical Theatre Workshops, there is traditionally 2 hours of dance including jazz, ballet and tap. For the Drama Workshops, there is traditionally a movement class for young actors for 1 hour followed by a second hour of 'connections' during which the young actor learns to listen and connect through understanding and response.
The middle period of the day, beginning at 11:30 a.m. is set aside for outdoor Lunch followed by outdoor relaxation, recreation or movie/entertainment related series.
Our last 2 hours of the day, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. for the Musical Theatre Workshop Cast Members are dedicated to Acting & Singing, as well as rehearsals for their appearance with the Woodstock Playhouse professional cast. For the Drama Workshop Cast Members, the afternoon hours are dedicated to the creation and rehearsal of their team authored play (for the 'Creating Theatre Magic' Workshop) or rehearsals of scenes (for the 'Fun with Acting'.) The interaction ensures that all cast members listen to each other, share ideas and learn to create a final performance together from inception to completion and celebration.
The final half hour is dedicated to relaxing and socializing with an afternoon snack and social recap of the day.
The ages of those involved are spread nicely through the age range and the group can range anywhere from 12 to 32 for the Musical Theatre Workshop and a few to 12 for the Drama Workshop; ensuring individual attention and plenty of room for all to have their input heard and assimilated into the final play, or to assure attention by NYCA Staff and visiting New York City Director/Choreographers.
Musical Theatre Workshop Cast Members will appear on stage at the Woodstock Playhouse with the Woodstock Playhouse professional cast. The Drama Workshop Cast Members will present a fully staged performance of their team created play (for the 'Creating Theatre Magic' Workshop) or scenes (for the 'Fun with Acting' workshop) on one of the final days of the workshop.
Please be in touch at any time should you have further need for clarification or assistance in the enrollment process.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in staying in-step with NY State Guidance/CDC recommendations for the health and safety of our youth, all NYCA Summer Workshops will now be held online during the Summer of 2020. Click Here to explore and sign-up for our 2020 Youth Summer Workshops in Theatre, Dance & Singing.