Acting & Film Classes

Classes for children and adults focus on a variety of skills, from vocal diction and projection to scene and monologue preparation. Musical theater classes help students learn to personalize their performances and develop vocal technique and confidence on stage. Individual technique classes and audition preparation classes are also available, allowing students to personalize their instruction.  

Introduction to Acting

Learn the fundamentals of acting through theater games, individual and group exercises, character work, and scene study in a workshop environment. Students will deepen their self-awareness and expressive capabilities as they explore voice, speech, and movement techniques. Performance skills will be emphasized as participants develop their acting potential. No previous theater experience is required.

Musical Theater Workshop

Ages 8-12, Ages 13-18    In this weekly program, students develop the skills needed to thrive in any musical theater setting. For the first half of the year, classes will focus on vocal coaching, improvisation, comedy, monologues and multiple dance genres - helping to prepare students to share their work in an exciting year-end performance. In the second half of the year, students will experience the audition process and all the ins and outs of rehearsing and presenting a musical.  A Musical Theater production will be presented in a theater setting.

  •  Age 8-12

This is a great introduction to the world of musical theater. Dance, voice, and drama basics are incorporated in this fun and exploratory class. Students attend a 45 minute NMS Children’s Chorus (where they will gain valuable singing techniques in a fun, energetic atmosphere) from Sept.-Dec. followed by 60 minutes of dance and drama activities that build a strong foundation of skills and confidence. Participants will have small group, show-specific vocal coaching from Jan.-June,

  • Age 13-18

Students in this course work towards the integration of voice, dance & drama - building the skills and confidence which will help them to achieve a dynamic performance. Students attend a 60-minute group vocal coaching session (where they learn proper vocal technique in a fun and focused ensemble class) followed by a 90-minute dance and drama class (where they build skills through dance combinations and theatrical exercises). Students will polish their skills in preparation for competitive auditions and performances. This more focused approach propels the students’ expressive freedom and confidence.