Serious Training for Actors
of All Ages and Backgrounds

Offering In-Person and Virtual Instruction

About New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

Our Mission Is To Serve You!

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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NEW ADULT INTRO TO ACTING & INTRO TO IMPROV CLASSES

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 18 years! NJSDA has been voted Best of Essex seven years in a Row!
 
UPCOMING INTRO CLASSES
• Intro to Acting (March Session) – 6 Wednesdays starting March 1st, 7:35 PM – 9:35 PM
• Intro to Improv (March Session – 6 Tuesdays starting March 7th, 7:35 PM – 9:35 PM 
 
@ St. John’s Episcopal Church, 55 Montclair Avenue Montclair, NJ
 
For more info, Email us at info@NJACTORS.org, or call us at 973-566-9700
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YOUTH WINTER CLASSES

NEW CLASSES START ON JAN. 21st, 2023!

• Tween/Teen Acting 101

• Tween/Teen Advanced Acting Performance Workshop

• Tween/Teen Improv

• Tween/Teen Acting For TV & Film

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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 Tuesdays starting February 14th! • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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UNLEASH YOUR INNER WRITER! 

BRAND NEW VIRTUAL ADULT PLAYWRITING CLASS @ NJSDA!

• PLAYWRITING 101 – The Playwright’s Boot Camp! •
with author/teacher Alex Bernstein! (Adult Virtual Class on Zoom)
Six Tuesdays starting February 14th! • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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• 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 SHOW:

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 Valentine or Birthday 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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NJSDA Alum Jaquel Spivey goes from starring in the Tony award winning musical "A Strange Loop" to landing a lead role in the Paramount movie musical of "Mean Girls", written and produced by Tina Fey!

 Absolutely wonderful news for NJSDA alum and current star of the Tony-winning Broadway musical “A Strange Loop” Jaquel Spivey! He has been cast in the Paramount Movie Musical “Mean Girls” written and produced by Tina Fey! We are so excited for him as his immense talent is shared with the world!

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!

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! 

Our Amazing Team

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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