Class Descriptions

Starting September 8th, 2018, Riverside Theatre Arts Academy (located at 291 Main Street in Cornwall, NY) will be offering weekly classes to all students.

Enrollment is open now!

Register in-person:
August 24th 5-7pm
August 27th 1-3pm, 5-7pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

FALL PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS

Frozen - Three-Week Workshop (grades 1st-4th)

Our fall weekend workshops invite students to perform in small adaptations of their favorite musicals and movies. In this workshop, students will learn music and choreography from the Disney Movie, Frozen. This class is great for beginners looking to learn basic musical theatre skills! Final presentation on September 30th.

Held on Sunday (12:00-1:00) September 9th, 16th, 30th (no class on Sunday, Sept. 23rd) - REGISTER HERE

The Greatest Showman - Three-Week Workshop (grades 5th-9th) 

Our fall weekend workshops invite students to perform in small adaptations of their favorite musicals and movies. In this workshop, students will learn music and choreography from the movie musical, The Greatest Showman. Final presentation on September 23rd.

Held on Sunday (1:00-2:00) September 9th, 16th, 23rd - REGISTER HERE

Heathers - Four-Week Workshop (not the full production, ages 13+)

Our fall weekend workshops invite students to perform in small adaptations of their favorite musicals and movies. In this workshop, students will learn music and choreography from the off-Broadway musical, Heathers. Final presentation on September 30th.

Held on Sunday (3:30-5:00) September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th - REGISTER HERE

Seraphina - The Haunt at Palaia Winery (ages 12+, by audition)
*Audition Only, $100

Audition to act in a fun, atmospheric haunted trail presented by Wanderland Productions at Palaia Winery.

Rehearsals will take place every Friday evening in September, performances will take place every Friday in October.

For an audition, email us at riversidetheatrearts@gmail.com

Specialty Programs (Master Classes, Sunday Workshops, Events)

MASTERCLASSES

Master Class w/ Jonalyn Saxer (from Mean Girls)

Learn music and choreography from the popular Broadway show Mean Girls. Jonalyn Saxer (swing for Cady Heron, Regina George, and Karen Smith) will direct students in original material from the show. Learn from one of Broadway’s brightest stars. Open to ages 10+

Taking place on school holiday Monday, September 10th from 11:00-1:30 - REGISTER HERE

Audition Master Class - November 12th

This class will give your student the skills to rock their school musical auditions in the Fall! They will learn how to select the best song for the show they're auditioning for, prepare their sheet music, and perform the song with confidence. Your student will work with professional audition coaches to learn how to best present themselves to a casting team.

Limited space available! Grades 5th-9th only - REGISTER HERE

Weekday Classes (Monday-Friday)

ACTING

Junior Company Acting (grades 5th-9th)

This all-inclusive, full semester class is the perfect program for your rising star. Professional instruction in all musical theatre skills from acting through song, monologues, scene work, Shakespeare, dialect training, script analysis and more. Students will learn from guest teachers with specialties in multiple theatrical fields and explore a variety of dramatic disciplines.

Held on Monday, Thursday - REGISTER HERE

Senior Company Acting (grades 9th-12th)

This all-inclusive, full semester class is the perfect program for your rising star. Professional instruction in all musical theatre skills from acting through song, monologues, college audition coaching, Shakespeare, dialect training, script analysis and more. Students will learn from guest teachers with specialties in multiple theatrical fields and explore a variety of dramatic disciplines.

Held on Monday, Thursday - REGISTER HERE

DANCE

Mini Company Dance (grades 1st-4th)

Try this alternative to traditional dance classes that will give your student the freedom to express themselves through movement and music. With a focus on storytelling and acting, this movement class will give your child a head start on learning how to move with an ensemble. Each week your child will work with a guest teach that specializes in diverse genres. Genres include, but are not limited to, Hip-Hop for Broadway, Jazz/Funk, and Contemporary.

Held on Monday, Thursday, Saturday - REGISTER HERE

Junior Company Dance (grades 5th-9th)

Try this alternative to traditional dance classes that will give your student the freedom to express themselves through movement and music. With a focus on storytelling and acting, this movement class will give your child a head start on learning how to move with an ensemble. Each week your child will work with a guest teach that specializes in diverse genres. Genres include, but are not limited to, Hip-Hop for Broadway, Jazz/Funk, and Contemporary.

Held on Monday, Thursday, Saturday - REGISTER HERE

Senior Company Dance (grades 9th-12th)

Try this alternative to traditional dance classes that will give your student the freedom to express themselves through movement and music. With a focus on storytelling and acting, this movement class will give your child a head start on learning how to move with an ensemble. Each week your child will work with a guest teach that specializes in diverse genres. Genres include, but are not limited to, Hip-Hop for Broadway, Jazz/Funk, and Contemporary.

Held on Monday, Thursday, Saturday - REGISTER HERE

MUSIC

Broadway Babies (ages 4-5)

Give your child the gift of an early music education. Students will learn basic music and movement skills with curriculum created to help with brain development in young children. Your child will use their music education to increase their literacy and intelligence.

Work with teachers trained in early childhood development and music education to help your child get ahead.

Held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - REGISTER HERE

Weekend Classes (Saturday-Sunday)

ACTING

Mini Company Acting Workshop (grades 1st-4th)

Register your students to perform with the premiere RTA Mini Theatre Company. This special class combines an acting class with our expanded workshop offerings.In addition to a traditional acting class experience, students will get to work on material from their favorite musicals and movies.

Over the course of the semester (Sept.-Nov.) students will work on music and choreography from Frozen, Descendants, and The Polar Express, as well as basic acting skills. Work with our professional team on short adaptations written just for our students by our playwright-in-residence.
Final presentations will take place after every workshop unit. ALL STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO PERFORM AT HUDSON VALLEY FARM AND FLEA on NOVEMBER 24TH.

Held on Sunday - REGISTER HERE

Junior Company Acting Workshop (grades 5th-9th)

Register your students to perform with the premiere RTA Junior Theatre Company. This special class combines an acting class with our expanded workshop offerings. In addition to a traditional acting class experience, students will get to work on material from their favorite musicals and movies.

Over the course of the semester (Sept.-Nov.) students will work on music and choreography from The Greatest Showman, Corpse Bride, and The Polar Express, as well as basic acting skills. Work with our professional team on short adaptations written just for our students by our playwright-in-residence
Final presentations will take place after every workshop unit. ALL STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO PERFORM AT HUDSON VALLEY FARM AND FLEA on NOVEMBER 24TH.

Held on Sunday - REGISTER HERE

Senior Company Acting Workshop (grades 9th-12th)

Register your students to perform with the premiere RTA Senior Theatre Company. This special class combines an acting class with our expanded workshop offerings. In addition to a traditional acting class experience, students will get to work on material from their favorite musicals and movies.

Over the course of the semester (Sept.-Nov.) students will work on music and choreography from Heathers, The Addams Family, and The Polar Express, as well as basic acting skills. Work with our professional team on short adaptations written just for our students by our playwright-in-residence
Final presentations will take place after every workshop unit. ALL STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO PERFORM AT HUDSON VALLEY FARM AND FLEA on NOVEMBER 24TH.

Held on Sunday - REGISTER HERE

MUSIC

Mini Company Group Vocal Lesson (grades 1st-4th)

For professional vocal training at a competitive rate, join one of our weekly vocal coaching groups. Students will be taught by a professional NYC vocal coach in a low-pressure group setting. In addition to training that will expand their range, students will learn proper vocal health. They will refine their musical skills and learn how to properly take care of their voices.

Held on Saturday, Sunday - REGISTER HERE

*Private lessons also available. Email us at riversidetheatrearts@gmail.com to schedule a weekly appointment.

Junior Company Group Vocal Lesson (grades 5th-9th)

For professional vocal training at a competitive rate, join one of our weekly vocal coaching groups. Students will be taught by a professional NYC vocal coach in a low-pressure group setting. In addition to training that will expand their range, students will learn proper vocal health. They will refine their musical skills and learn how to properly take care of their voices.

Held on Saturday, Sunday - REGISTER HERE

*Private lessons also available. Email us at riversidetheatrearts@gmail.com to schedule a weekly appointment.

Senior Company Group Vocal Lesson (grades 9th-12th)

For professional vocal training at a competitive rate, join one of our weekly vocal coaching groups. Students will be taught by a professional NYC vocal coach in a low-pressure group setting. In addition to training that will expand their range, students will learn proper vocal health. They will refine their musical skills and learn how to properly take care of their voices.

Held on Saturday, Sunday - REGISTER HERE

*Private lessons also available. Email us at riversidetheatrearts@gmail.com to schedule a weekly appointment.

Coaching (taking place every week, by APPOINTMENT)

Individual Vocal Coaching (by appointment)

Learn vocal technique, repertoire-building, and professional audition skills with a NYC vocal coach. Get one-on-one time with a professional in the industry to train at the Broadway level. Good for students looking to expand their range and learn healthy practices for maintaining their vocal health.

BY APPOINTMENT

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW