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of All Ages and Backgrounds

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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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Dear NJSDA Family,

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and an opportunity for us to support the organizations that matter to us most –– and for the next 24 hours, you can make an impact by giving a gift to the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts.  

Since 2004, the NJSDA has served as a second home to over 10,000 students between 5 and 85 years old, and our goal is to inspire excellence, motivate learning, uplift the human spirit, and build confidence.

Every contribution, regardless of its size, will be dedicated to furthering our mission of delivering top-tier professional training in acting and theatre arts. Your support will help us foster a nurturing environment where aspiring actors and creatives can fearlessly explore their creativity and discover the power of their unique voices.

The New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts is committed to turning no student away due to financial challenges, and each dollar donated to NJSDA ensures students in need of financial aid can have access to quality arts education.

Every act of generosity counts! You can help us make dreams come true. Donate to the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts today. Click the link below to donate:

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Thank you, 

Your friends at NJSDA

P.S. Please spread the word about the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts to your friends and family by forwarding this email and sharing our Giving Tuesday video message on Instagram and TikTok

NJSDA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts education organization

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 19 years! NJSDA has been voted Best of Essex seven years in a Row!
 
UPCOMING INTRO CLASSES
• Intro to Improv – 6 Wednesdays starting April 3rd, 7:35 PM – 9:35 PM 
• Intro to Acting – 6 Mondays starting April 8th, 7:35 PM – 9:35 PM
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SPRING 2024 THEATRE CLASSES FOR KIDS, TWEENS & TEENS

NJSDA presents:
CLASS ACTS
A Night of Exciting One-Act Plays
TWO NIGHTS!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 27th @ 9:00 PM
Friday tickets: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4548/product.aspx?id=9185
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28th @ 8:00 PM
Saturday Tickets: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4548/product.aspx?id=9186
• TICKETS $25 •
featuring: Adrian Bernal, Yvonne Brown, Andrea Carrera, Wendy De Armas, Raquel Fernandes, Joel Garrido, Sinéad Kerr, Kuma Lin, Kim Quick, Naman Rawal, Kristal Roman, Ruth Scott, & Kurt Slater
@ NJSDA THEATRE @ St. JOHN’S CHURCH • 55 MONTCLAIR AVENUE • MONTCLAIR • NJ
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NEW AUDITION TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP CLASS @ NJSDA!

• Starts Monday, September 25th

With Award-Winning Stage and Screen Actor Toni DiBouno!

Six Mondays starting 9/25! • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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UPCOMING CLASS @ NJSDA!
AUDITION TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP! In-studio with commercial, stage and screen actor Toni DiBuono!
3 Mondays starting January 29! • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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NEW ADULT PLAYWRITING CLASS @ NJSDA!
Starts Wednesday December 6th
PLAYWRITING 101 – THE PLAYWRIGHT’S BOOT CAMP!
with author/teacher Alex Bernstein! (Adult Virtual Class on Zoom)
Six Wednesdays starting December 6th! • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

 

UNLEASH YOUR INNER WRITER! BRAND NEW ADULT PLAYWRITING CLASS @ NJSDA!
PLAYWRITING 101 - The Playwright's Boot Camp! with author/teacher Alex Bernstein! (Adult Virtual Class on Zoom)
Six Wednesdays starting December 13th! • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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NJSDA SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

• 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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NJSDA PRESENTS: UPCOMING IMPROV SHOWS:

The NJSDA Improv Holiday Spectacular!

 
Improv Comedy, Music, & Laughter
featuring Nutty by Nature, Sparks of Insanity & Special Surprise Guests!
 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 17th

Showtime: 8:00 PM
Admission $20.
 
@ St. John’s Episcopal Church 55 Montc;air Ave. Montclair, NJ

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Need a last minute gift suggestion? How about a gift certificate for acting or improv classes at NJSDA?
Theatre classes are the perfect gift! We offer in-person classes for tweens, teens, and adults. Class levels from beginner to industry pro!
 
GIVE THE GIFT OF THE ARTS HERE:
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We are always so proud of our NJSDA students as they forge their way into the acting world! We are so thrilled for Leilany Figueroa, who just guest-starred on Law And Order SVU (the Season 25 Ep. 1 premiere), and gave such an amazing and moving performance! Leilany has gone through both our youth acting and improv programs, but has acted in several NJSDA play productions, as well as being a member of our professional teen improv troupe Sparks of Insanity for six years! Congratulations, Leilany! We can't wait to see what is coming next for you!

We are so excited for NJSDA Alum Jaquel Spivey! He went from starring in the Tony award winning musical "A Strange Loop" to a lead role in the Paramount movie musical of "Mean Girls" (written and produced by Tina Fey)! We are so proud of you, Jaquel!
Hello Friends!
PLEASE HELP NJSDA WIN BEST OF ESSEX 2023!
 
Vote For NJSDA in two different categories! Best Adult Instruction & Best Children’s Instruction!
 
Here’s how:
Please help the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts win the BEST OF ESSEX in “Best Children’s Instruction/Classes”! Just click the link below and follow the instructions!😀
 
You can also vote for NJSDA as “Best Adult Instruction/Classes”. It is a separate vote, and you would do that at this link:
 
Thank you for showing your support to NJSDA! We will continue giving the best theatre arts instruction for adults and childen!
 

Congratulations to our NJSDA students for completing your classes this week! We are so happy to have you as a part of our NJSDA family!

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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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Rehearsing For Life

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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