TADA! offers four unique After- School programs in Musical Theater, which can be tailored to the specific needs of your school and community. All programs draw on TADA!’s repertoire of original musicals (written specifically for performance by children) and age-appropriate Broadway music. TADA! programs are taught by highly-skilled and caring Teaching Artists who have extensive experience in music, theater, dance and education. All offerings are age-appropriate, from pre-school through high school.

Through classes and workshops TADA! provides students with the opportunity to thrive both on stage and in life as they put together an ensemble performance piece involving dance steps, songs and scenes. Personal and creative growth takes place in a structured and supportive environment where team-building ensemble methods are taught to encourage cooperation. Each TADA! class provides lessons for a range of ages and works, encouraging children to be the very best they can be.

Gotta sing! Gotta Dance!

A Musical Theater skills-building class that focuses on the core elements of singing, acting and dancing. Kids learn popular songs from Broadway and one-of-a-kind songs from TADA!’s original musicals. The class includes exploration in character development using theater games plus song and dance numbers enabling students to participate as Musical Theater performers. This program focuses on acting through song & dance, which successfully prepares kids for future Musical Theater camps, classes, and productions. Classes begin with physical and vocal warm-ups to help students focus and prepare. The last class culminates in a final Sharing that showcases high-quality performances of the song & dance skills learned in class. 8-11 weeks, recommended for all ages, abilities and grades. TADA! provides two professional Teaching Artists (Music Director and Director/Choreographer) for up to 24 students/class.

Cost per class session:
$315/2 hours; $280/90 minutes; $250/60 minutes

Write on!

From page to stage: create your own original mini-musical! This Musical Theater play-building class focuses on the essential skills of writing, singing and dancing plus techniques from the ‘actor’s tool-box’ such as characterization, improv, and scene development. This program is for those interested in a more in-depth residency program where students will write and rehearse the scenes, learn songs, and perform it all for the school community! This format can use thematic material as suggested by the school. Past scripts have centered on topics as varied as the environment, teamwork, tolerance, and technology. Students work on their writing and performance skills, and the use of musical numbers to promote fun, active learning. 12-20 weeks, recommended for third grade and older. TADA! provides two professional Teaching Artists (Music Director and Director/ Choreographer) for up to 24 students/class.

Cost per class session:
$250/60-minutes; $280/90-minutes; $315/2 hours

Act out!

This drama-based program includes a series of workshops that focus on skills for the non-musical actor. Acting games, improvisation, and scene development are used to prepare a presentation for family and schoolmates. 8 or more weeks, recommended for all ages, abilities and grades. TADA! provides one professional Teaching Artist (Director); up to 18 students/workshop.

Cost per class session:
$265/2 hours; $240/90 minutes; $210/60 minutes

Write on, with song!

This music-based program includes a series of workshops that allow students the chance to create their own Musical Theater songs by analyzing musical sounds and patterns, brainstorming lyrics, and even combining movement and acting exercises to stimulate learning and creative development. Key concepts of music terminology and performance are taught throughout the workshop. The workshop culminates in a presentation of the students’ self-created work. 8 or more weeks, recommended for all ages, abilities and grades. TADA! provides one professional Teaching Artist (Music Director); up to 18 students/workshop.

Cost per class session:
$265/2 hours; $240/90 minutes; $210/60 minutes