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Theatre Education Classes for Kids

Register now for Fall/Winter!

River's Edge Theatre Co. offers theatre education classes to kids and adults of all skill levels. We embrace the social emotional benefits of theatre making and allow students to collaborate in a fun and nurturing environment. Classes are process driven. It's all about the journey, not the destination. We encourage students to hone their craft, connect to their peers,and explore their creative self through theatre arts.

Classes take place at our studio:

546 Warburton Ave, Hastings on Hudson, NY.

(Entrance is behind the building in the Boulanger Plaza parking lot!)

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Page to Stage
(ages 6-10)

Page to Stage is our signature class and perfect for students who wish to learn basic acting, storytelling, AND playwriting techniques.  Kids work together to create and perform in an original play from scratch! Perfect for social emotional learning, Page to Stage requires students to collaborate and connect through performance and creative play. Every class starts with warm ups for body, voice, and imagination, and then students cultivate acting skills through exercises and games. The second half of class is dedicated to writing and rehearsing the play! Parents/caregivers are invited to a final performance on the last class of the session. Taught by Meghan Covington.

Choose 1 of 3 times:

Wednesdays at 4:30pm REGISTER HERE.

Saturdays at 10am REGISTER HERE.

Saturdays at 11am REGISTER HERE.

(50 minutes)

Saturday Dates: September 14 - January 25th 

(no class 10/5, 11/30, 12/28, 1/4)

Wednesday dates: September 11 - January 22  - 

 (no class 11/27, 12/25. 1/1)

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Acting Lab
(ages 9-13)

Acting Lab is a place for middle school actors of all skill levels to come together and develop their craft. This class gives students a safe and supportive environment to learn or build upon acting techniques for stage and screen. Students will have an opportunity to work on assigned scenes and monologues throughout the course of the session. All levels are welcome. Family members are invited to a final presentation on the last day of class.

Taught by Meghan Covington.

Wednesdays at 5:30pm REGISTER HERE.

(60 minutes)

Dates: September 11 - January 22 

 (no class 11/27, 12/25. 1/1)

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Playwriting
(ages 9-13)

Join Serena Norr of Let’s Make a Play for an interactive, immersive, and fun session of playwriting! Kids will learn how to write their very own 10-minute play. The class also includes some art, improv, acting, play reading, brainstorming, idea building, establishing setting and tone, structure, creating character profiles, and of course writing! The last class ends with a staged reading of the kids' work. No experience is necessary, but this class also works as a perfect next step for Page to Stage students to hone their writing skills. Each class includes a Let's Make a Play workbook. Taught by Serena Norr.

Thursdays at 5:30om REGISTER HERE

(50 minutes)

Dates: September 12 - January 23

( No class 10/3, 10/31, 11/28, 12/26, and 1/2)

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Comedy Skillz
(ages 9-13)
NEW CLASS!

In this fun-filled class young performers are introduced essential elements of improv, clowning, and physical comedy. Through engaging games and exercises they will practice thinking quickly on their feet, use their bodies to tell a story, and create characters designed to make people laugh. Students will learn the importance of collaboration and team work within improvisational theatre, and will gain confidence  and stage presence along the way. Taught by Katie Kopajtic.

Tuesdays at 5:30pm REGISTER HERE.

(60 minutes)

Dates; September 10- January 21st

(No class Dec 24 and 31)

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Stage Sprouts
(ages 3-5)
NEW CLASS!

Welcome to Stage Sprouts, where we plant theatrical seeds and watch them grow! In this class, our youngest students (ages 3-5) will embark on playful acting adventures each week. Using imaginative games, storytelling, and movement, little ones will discover the joy of self-expression, team work, and creativity. Stage Sprouts is the perfect place for your child to begin a life long love of theatre. Taught by Sioux Madden.

Thursdays at 3pm REGISTER HERE.

(45 minutes)

Dates:  September 12 - November 14th

(no class on 10/31)

Acting Lab is challenging and fun, Julia pushes us to explore and engage in new ways, keeps us on our toes, and is an excellent teacher. She is knowledgeable, and supportive, with a sense of humor and radiance that is energizing and inspiring.

Testimonial from Anna Adler, Adult Acting Lab Student

My daughter went to Page to Stage camp and it was AWESOME! A highlight of the summer. My daughter had never really done any theater before, and she loved it so much. Such an incredible program. Highly recommended!

5 star Google Review by Alaleh Akhavan

If you're looking for a place to try something new, a performer who is looking to stay sharp or hone new skills, or maybe just get in touch with a new side of you that you didn't know existed, take a class at River's Edge. In this vibrant Rivertowns community, River's Edge offers a safe, supportive atmosphere where you can be free to explore, stretch, and grow.

5 Star Google Review by

Mark Cajigao

My son had a wonderful time in the summer Page-to-Stage program. He can be shy and did not know most of the kids, but the instructors created a really inclusive environment where all kinds of kids can shine and enjoy acting and putting together a production in a joyful, non-stressful way in the course of just 5 days!

5 Star Google Review by

Adriana Young

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