What is the best way to contact the education department?

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
education@tadatheater.com
212.252.1619 x4

What do children need to bring with them for classes or camps?

Children should wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes for movement. For week-long camps, students should bring a non-refrigerated, nut-free, bagged lunch, 1-2 snacks and a full water bottle each day.

Are the ages of each class strictly followed?

Yes, each class is carefully thought out with children’s ages and skills in mind. If you have a huge concern please do not hesitate to call or email us anytime.

Does my child need any performance experience?

Nope! All ages and levels are welcome.

What is a typical day in a TADA! camp or class?

TADA! camps and classes are specific to each theme, age and semester. Typically children learn songs, dances, assist in writing and co-create a mini-musical of their very own. Please see the class or camp description you are interested in for further explanations.

Can my child try-out the program before registering in full?

New students are invited to join us for a FREE sample class at our Education Open House before the start of the semester. For information on our next Open House visit our Classes Page. For semester-long classes, drop-ins are allowed for the first 1-2 classes at a daily rate of $25/class. For fall and winter semester registrations will remain open until the 3rd week of classes, as long as there are spaces available in the class.

There are no drop-ins and/or observations permitted for Summer Camps, however, please feel free to email education@tadatheater.com to arrange for a brief visit and more information.

What happens if there is inclement weather?

If there is inclement weather, TADA! will follow the Department of Educations’ Chancellor regarding the cancellations. You will receive an email, a message will appear on the homepage of our website and a make-up class will be rescheduled.

Are there any days where classes are not held due to holiday or school break?

We do not hold any programming on Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day. However we do hold week-long and 1-Day camps during many school breaks throughout the summer. Please click here for additional information about these programs.

What’s a "Sharing?"

A sharing is the final product of all your kids’ fun and learning!  Each TADA! class and camp culminates in a short presentation on the last day of class/camp where the kids share what has been learned with their families and friends. With emphasis placed on our process rather than “product,” our final Sharings are designed to be short in length, low-pressure, upbeat, and most of all, Fun! Each student may invite a maximum 2-3 friends and/or family members (Note: Space can be limited depending on the size of the class).

Do children have to participate in the final Sharing if they don’t want to or are not available to?

While we encourage all of our students to participate in the final Sharing, we also believe that there is a lot of value to be had in participating in our programs without the goal of the final presentation. Students who do not wish to perform can be given other important backstage roles so that they will still have the opportunity to fully participate in the program. We ask that you let us know in advance if a child will be unable to take part in the final sharing, so that the Teaching Artists may plan accordingly.

What is your cancellation policy?

All cancellation requests must be sent in writing to education@tadatheater.com:

  • Semester-Long Classes: Students withdrawing from a semester-long class at least 72 hours before the start of the first class will receive a full refund and a $50 processing fee will be charged. Students withdrawing less than 72 hours before the start of the first class will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after the start of the first class, regardless of attendance.
  • 1-Day Camps: Students withdrawing from a 1-Day camp at least 72 hours before the start of the first class will receive a full refund and a $25 processing fee will be charged.
  • Week-long Camps: Students withdrawing from week-long camps no later than one week prior to the start date will receive a full refund and a $75 processing fee will be charged. Students withdrawing less than one week prior to the start date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after the start of the first day of camp, regardless of attendance.
  • Afternoon Adventures: Students withdrawing from the Afternoon Adventures Extended day program who cancel no later than one week prior to the start date will receive a full refund and a $25 processing fee will be charged. No refunds will be given after the start of the first day of camp.

Do you offer a full-day camp option? What is included in it?

For campers age 6-14, we offer an optional extended day program, Afternoon Adventures, which runs from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM – perfect for working parents or kids who just want to get more out of their TADA! experience! Afternoon Adventures runs Monday-Thursday at our main location and includes time for snacks and activities ranging from arts & crafts, to theatrical design, to theater games. Children may enroll in the full Afternoon Adventure program or on a day by day basis.

Do you offer summer programming for younger children?

During the summer TADA! offers 2-week, half-day Mini-Camps for children ages 4 & 5. Each session runs for 2-weeks and parents may choose either a morning session (9:30am-12:00pm) or an afternoon session (12:30pm-3:00 PM). Please note: no full day options are available for this age group. Students must be 4 years old by June 1st.

Do you offer sibling discounts?

Yes, we offer a $15 discount to each sibling who registers for a TADA! class, 4-Day camp, or Summer Camp. This discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offers, cannot be applied retroactively, and is subject to availability. Please contact the TADA! Education office for additional details.

Who teaches the classes and camps?

Each of our programs is team-taught by two highly-trained, skilled, professional Teaching Artists who will provide a structured and supportive environment to encourage kids’ interests, cooperation, creativity and talents.

My child has food allergies or needs medication during the day. How do you handle medical concerns?

We ask that each family who registers a child for a TADA! class complete a Health and Emergency Contact Form, which includes medical information (such as food allergies/medication needs) and emergency contact information. TADA! is a NUT-FREE facility. Additionally, if a child has a food allergy or medical condition that requires special attention and medication, caregivers are asked to bring a zip lock bag with the child’s name printed clearly on it with needed medication inside (e.g., Epi-Pen, Benedryl, inhaler; clear instructions for administration of medicine; and a note detailing the type of allergy, severity of allergy, parent contact information and Doctor contact information.

What should I do if my child cannot attend a class?

Please let the education department know ahead of time so we can prepare for absences by calling 212-252-1619 x4 or emailing us at education@tadatheater.comDue to the structure of our programming, we are unable to offer make-up classes or credit for any missed sessions. Please note: Regular attendance and participation is vital to accomplishing the goals of our collaborative, ensemble based-programs. Students who miss 3 or more classes per semester-long class, or more than 1 day of a week-long camp, may not be able to fully participate in the final sharing at the end of the program.

Can I sit in the class and watch?

TADA! maintains a closed class policy. TADA! believes that our closed class format best supports your child’s development of self-expression, creativity, self-confidence and independence. Closed class time allows participants to focus without interruption making the class environment conducive to an educational, and cooperative experience. During class time, caregivers are welcome to wait quietly in our lobby, or if preferred may drop-off students and return promptly at the designated dismissal time.

What should I do if I am unable to come to pick-up my child at the designated dismissal time?

Out of respect to TADA!’s teachers and staff, we ask that arrangements be made to have students picked up promptly at the designated dissmissal time. Parents may indicate any additional individuals who are approved to pick-up their child on that student’s health and emergency contact form. Parents may also sign-off on the health and emergency contact form if they wish to give students in grades 4 or higher permission to leave TADA! on their own. Students in grades 3 and under must be checked-out from the lobby by a parent, guardian or other designated caregiver. If an emergency has kept you from picking-up your child at the designated dismissal time, please let TADA! know by calling 212-252-1619 x4. TADA! reserves the late to charge late fees, please contact the TADA! Education Department for further information regarding our Late Fee policy.

Does TADA! offer Financial Aid for classes and camps?

Yes! For details on application and deadlines please click here. TADA!’s tax ID number is 13-3311294.

TADA! Registration Policies:

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis for all programs. Full payment is required upon registration in order to reserve a space in the program. Payments made using a Credit Card will incur a $3 processing fee. Students withdrawing from a week-long camp must cancel at least one week prior to the start date to receive a full refund (minus a $75 processing fee). Students withdrawing from a week-long camp less than one week prior to the start date will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted after the start of the program and cancellation fees apply. TADA! reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet enrollment requirements.

TADA! Youth Theater has a zero tolerance policy for any child or parent behavior that threatens the welfare of the children involved in our organization. While TADA! staff will try to work with any family to determine a fair resolution, we reserve the right to take disciplinary actions,  against any adult or child who repeatedly disregards TADA!’s stated policies or otherwise engages in actions deemed inappropriate by TADA! staff.

What subways are near TADA!?

Subway in NYC:
closest R and N to 28th St.
1 train to 28th St.
6 train to 28th St.
F train to 23rd St.

Buses in NYC:
M6, M7 to Broadway & 28th Street
M3, M5 to 5th Avenue & 29th Street
X1, X6, X7, X9 to 5th Avenue & 28th Street
BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4 to 5th Avenue & 30th Street
X10B, X10C, X12, X14, X17C, X12 to 5th Avenue & 27th Street

From NJ on the PATH:
PATH train to 33rd St. or 23rd St. & 6th Ave