ENRICHMENT CLUBS AND OUTREACH
City Kidz Playhouse is committed to bringing the art of musical theater into the lives of as many children possible. We offer after-school outreach programs and are currently working with the PTA Clubs of Jersey City Public Schools. Please see description of current classes offered below and contact us for more information. We will also work with you to develop a custom program that suits the needs of your group.
Theatre Master Class for Young Performers
In this class we will study the craft of theatre arts. Students will begin to craft their own technique for acting on the stage by activating their voices and bodies and tapping into their own creative expression. We will engage in improvisation, team-building exercises and theatre games that will help to develop a spirit of play and creative risk taking, as well as, enhance critical thinking skills, public speaking, and problem solving skills. Through our work, students will build a safe space and will develop confidence through movement, acting and singing.
Mini Musicalz is a comprehensive musical theatre course focusing on the fundamentals of singing, dancing and acting. Throughout this session, students will be guided through activities and given tools to increase their vocal abilities and movement technique. Attention to performance quality will also be explored through creative play. This program will culminate in a performance of excerpts from a Broadway musical.
Acting for Kidz
(Pre K4- Grade 1):
During this class, students will develop their ability to focus and expand their creativity by demonstrating their feelings and emotions through dramatic play. The children will work on narrative pantomime and participate in age appropriate theatre games. Additionally, they will explore moving as characters to music set to scores such as “Peter and the Wolf” and “Carnival of the Animals” and be guided through acting as characters using picture books, nursery rhymes, and Reader’s Theater. Differentiated instruction will be provided accordingly.
Angela S., PS3 PTA President
City Kidz Playhouse offers FUN musical theater classes in our after school enrichment clubs. Taught by their wonderfully talented staff, our students learned singing, dancing, and acting through creative games and have showcased excerpts from Annie and The Jungle Book. We are very proud of our young performers!