STA Classes

STA Classes

Now Running: Fall / Winter Semester 2021-2022.
We’ve been providing classes for the LIC community since 2012 for ages 6-18 years old.

Secret Theatre Academy Presents:

Fall / Winter Semester Classes 2021-2022
Running: September 11th, 2021 – January 30th, 2022

Secret Theatre Academy grew from the launch of The Secret Theatre’s original venue in Long Island City which only closed because of Covid lockdown. We launched the theatre in late 2009 and then founded our drama school a couple of years later. We have taught hundreds of young students, drama, dance and singing skills, we have produced several shows including Seussical and Annie which featured minor actors in full productions. Our actors have been in films, theatre shows and our batting average in assisting students who wish to attend performing arts High School is very high. We currently have students at La Guardia HS for the Performing Arts, Professional Children’s School, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Professional Performing Arts School, Talent Unlimited and many others. Enroll in the STA, today!

STA Offers The Following Classes:
Junior Drama

For Ages: 6 – 10 Years Old
Saturdays and Mondays

Junior Drama is a fantastic activity for young performers. It helps with socialization, memorization, team building and many other interpersonal skills that will benefit the student in their lives. The classes build over a semester to a showcase for parents and family that usually takes place on the last weekend of either the Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter semester. If the student is 6, they must have basic reading ability to participate.

Junior Musical Theatre

For Ages: 6 – 10 Years Old
Saturdays and Wednesdays 

Like Junior Drama, Musical Theatre is a wonderful way of building social and physical skills. If the student is more into singing, dancing and acting this is the class for them! During the semester the student will have choreography, singing and acting practice. Like all our semester classes there is a performance at the end of the semester. If the student is 6, they must have basic reading ability to participate.

Senior Musical Theatre

 For Ages: 11 – 18 Years Old
Saturdays and Fridays

More advanced than the Junior Classes, in Musical Theatre the student will learn songs, choreography and acting from well-known Broadway musicals. Students may benefit from some previous experience where possible. Each semester the various Musical Theatre classes will usually merge to put on one large recital or showcase. The classes during the week and weekend are similar but you should pick one.

Senior Drama

For Ages: 11 – 18 Years Old
Saturdays and Wednesdays 

This class is where students who are entering middle and high schools will receive and in-depth knowledge of acting. Often the plays or parts chosen for the lessons will be from material that should appeal to the YA audience. Recent plays examined in class include She Kills Monsters [Dungeons and Dragons themed] and Geek [Cosplay]. We try to achieve a level of acting in the showcase that an adult actor would be proud of.

Broadway Tap

For Ages: All Ages (beginners/intermediate)
Saturdays and Wednesdays

Tap class is a very important class for any performer who wishes to have all round skills and who wants to be considered a Triple Threat! There are still many instances of movies, films and theatre pieces that require this dance technique. Any self-respecting Musical Theatre actor should at least have basic tap skills which, by the way, will build stamina and fitness while you have fun.

Broadway Musical Theatre

For Ages: All Ages (children/teens)
(We are currently not holding this class)

In this class, students will work to improve their individual skills as actors while also honing their dancing skills and practicing healthy vocal technique. Students of all experience levels are welcome to join this class where building ensemble, taking risks, and creative storytelling are key. Final showcases are at the end of the semester, and all classes perform.

Senior TV/ Film Drama

For Ages: 11 – 18 Years Old
(We are currently not holding this class)
If you are interested contact us

Our theater’s founder and artistic director Richard Mazda teaches this class for young performers interested in acting in film/television projects. Students will learn about the differences in technique when acting for the camera, and work as a group to produce a short ensemble film to be screened at the end of the semester.

Photo Credit (All Classes Photos): Reiko Yanagi.

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