Serious Training for Actors
of All Ages and Backgrounds

Now Offering Virtual and In-Person Instruction

About New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

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At NJSDA, we believe in actors’ education that excites, empowers, encourages and engages the creativity that is essential to the performing arts. New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts strives to create life-long participants in the arts.

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STARTS THIS WEEK! • TAKE THE FIRST STEP!

NEW INTRO TO ACTING & INTRO TO IMPROV CLASSES 

AT THE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS! 

Have you always wanted to take an acting or improv class but never got around to it? Now is your chance! Come find out why NJSDA has been the top acting school in New Jersey for over 17 years! NJSDA has been voted Best of Essex seven years in a Row!
 
NJSDA NEW IN-PERSON CLASSES STARTING THIS WEEK:
Intro to Acting – 6 Tuesdays days starting Aug. 9th (7:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
Intro to Improv – 6 Thursdays starting Aug. 11th (7:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
 
*in-person classes are at NJSDA @ St. John’s Episcopal Church, 55 Montclair Ave. Montclair, NJ
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• VIRTUAL SAMPLE CLASS – Tuesday August 2nd • 

TRY OUR SAMPLE ADULT INTRO TO ACTING & INTRO TO IMPROV CLASSES, FOR FREE AT THE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS! 

Have you always wanted to take an acting or improv class but never got around to it? Now is your chance! Come find out why NJSDA has been the top acting school in New Jersey for over 17 years! NJSDA has been voted Best of Essex seven years in a Row!
 
VIRTUAL SAMPLE CLASSES *
Tuesday Aug. 2nd • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM on ZOOM!
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM • Free 30 minute sample ACTING class
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM • Free 30 minute sample IMPROV class
 
* To Get the Zoom Link For the Free Virtual Classes:
Email us at info@NJACTORS.org, or call us at 973-566-9700
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NJSDA NEW VIRTUAL ZOOM CLASSES STARTING IN AUGUST:
• Intro to Acting – 6 Thursdays days starting Aug. 11th (7:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
• Intro to Improv – 6 Tuesdays starting Aug. 9th (7:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
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NJSDA FALL SATURDAY YOUTH CLASSES
New schedule for the upcoming fall classes coming soon!

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UPCOMING CAMPS:

• Tween/Teen Improv Performance Camp • Aug 1 – 12 (2 weeks) 1-4pm $650.


• Tween/Teen Musical Theater Camp• Aug 8 – 12 (1 week) 10:30-2pm $400.

For more info or to register:

https://njactors.org/acting-classes-for-kids-tweens-teens/
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SATURDAY JULY 23rd • NJSDA's OWN NUTTY BY NATURE PERFORM A LIVE IN-PERSON IMPROV COMEDY SHOW!

Nutty By Nature is New Jersey’s Premiere  Improv Comedy Troupe! 
Come see these incredibly talented actors make stuff on the spot based on your suggestions!
Showtime: 8:00 PM • Tickets $15.
Location: The Town Pub Family Restaurant – 378 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
•• Enjoy the Town Pub’s delicious cuisine and beverages during the show! •• 

Congratulations to NJSDA alumni, Jaquel Spivey!

Hip Hip Hooray! We are so proud of NJSDA Alum, Jaquel Spivey! He is the star of the Tony award winning broadway show, “A STRANGE LOOP”! Yes, it just won the award for BEST MUSICAL last night! Jaquel has also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, and the Outer Critic’s Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical! So well deserved, he does such an absolute brilliant and stunning job! We are so proud of him here at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts! We can’t wait to watch your career soar! We love you!
 
Jaquel spent many years at NJSDA in our acting and musical theatre programs, as well as many of our youth productions! We are so pleased that the rest of the world gets to experience what an amazing and talented person he is!

Congratulations to NJSDA student Kafi Howell

We are so proud of Kafi Howell, one of our NJSDA acting students! She’s been diligent and proactive, and getting herself out there landing acting gigs! Here are some of the projects she’s worked on in the past few months: The Best Man: The Final Chapters, Everything’s Trash, Power Book ll Ghost, FBI, Harlem, The Missing, Law and Order SVU & the Godfather of Harlem. Great job, and congratulations to Kafi! Keep up the amazing work! 

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Meet Your Instructors

Our talented team of instructors are dedicated to helping you sharpen your craft while having an enjoyable experience!

Why Choose Us

Serious Training for Actors
of All Ages & Backgrounds

Youth Acting Classes

Acting classes and a curriculum dedicated to Kids, Tweens & Teens!

Acting Classes for Kids, Tweens & Teens

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Adult Acting Classes

Our Adult Core Curriculum and Specialty Classes get you ready for professional work as an actor.

Acting Classes for Adults

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Improv Curriculum

Learn important improvisation skills with our tracks for Youth & Adult Levels.

Improv Curriculum, Troupes & Performances

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The Benefits of Acting Classes

Acting classes are more than fun, they help develop and enhance life skills. Regardless of a student’s age and phase of life, acting classes provide a variety of benefits including: building confidence and persistence, developing a work ethic and professionalism and learning to focus. Classes enhance reading, listening and communication, presentation and social skills in addition to sparking creativity.

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