MoonSchool at 42nd Street Moon offers year-round technique and performance-based classes specifically designed for our older kids! Whether your student is brand new to theatre and looking to get their feet wet, or has lots of experience and ready for the next stage—we have a class for you!
To request financial assistance, please complete this financial aid request form. We are able to offer a limited number of full or partial scholarships, as well as payment plans, each session thanks to our generous donors and board of directors.
Our Spring Semester has ended. Check back for musical theatre classes for little performers coming this fall!
WAYS TO REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASS
1. Full Series – Make the most of your class by signing up for the full 14 or 15 week series! Every week brings something new and exciting for every class. Register for a full series so you don’t miss a single note!
2. Drop In – Try something new! We know you’ve been thinking about trying that one class. Choose the date you are available and drop in for a session!
3. NEW! Teen Backstage Membership – With so many fun classes, how can you choose?! We’ve made it easy for you with our new Adult Backstage Membership! When you become a member, you have the ability to drop-in to 5 or 10 different class dates over 30 days starting from the day you purchase. Any class. Any date. It’s your choice! Tap, Hip-Hop, Dance Styles – you can try it all! Save up to 25% and become a member today!
Students use creative writing exercises to develop interesting characters and meaningful stories. Using metaphorical characters, young writers will expand their Theatre IQ by doing deep dives into objectives, obstacles, and tactics. Each writer will then develop their ideas into their own two-character, 10-minute play. The class will culminate in a reading of all the plays by adult actors!
Explore improv games focused on storytelling and work on improv skill building that will improve confidence and comfort during public speaking, presentations, and auditions.
It isn’t about song selection. It isn’t about your slate. It isn’t about your attitude. It isn’t about your resume. It isn’t about you hitting the right notes at the right tempo. It isn’t about how you treat the accompanist. It isn’t about how you treat the room monitor or the people you are auditioning for. In this class we will explore all of this and how they come together for your best audition!
MUSICAL THEATRE GROUP VOICE
This class is for those interested in learning and exploring musical theatre repertoire and vocal style. Students will not only get a chance to learn new rep but also perform in class to receive feedback!
Get down and funky with Ms. Kiah as she takes you through a hip hop journey. We’ll learn whacking, voguing, house, krump, and many more styles to some sick beats!
MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ
Geared towards musical theatre jazz, we will learn and hone foundational jazz vocabulary through a new combination each month (4 combos total if students enroll in full series). Students will also refine rehearsal and memory retention skills applicable to future rehearsal processes.
Jean-Paul’s tap class will focus on classic broadway tap and is centered around the Stan Kahn Method. Come dance to the classics and learn the techniques and history of this truly American dance style!
CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
In this high energy class, we’ll explore a new contemporary musical each week! Starting with a warm up, we will be incorporating dance technique and fundamental stretches before we jump right into learning choreography so we can dance (and maybe even sing!) our hearts out. This will be a fun class for musical theatre lovers or anyone that wants to learn about musical theatre and explore something new– while focusing on learning different dance styles, picking up new choreography, and expanding physicality, character and performance.
VIRTUAL DANCE PARTY
Get ready to BOOGIE with MoonSchool’s Weekly FREE Dance Party!
Registrations are processed in the order received. Registrations are accepted until class is full or until the class begins. Closer to the start date of the class, we will email further details confirming dates, times, and other information.
If you cancel registration two weeks or more prior to the first day of class, you will be issued a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. If you cancel your registration within two weeks of the first day, there will be no refunds unless your spot can be filled by a student on the waiting list. In the event that we are able to fill your spot, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.
There are absolutely no refunds after the first day of class. If MoonSchool must cancel class due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for circumstances beyond MoonSchool’s control i.e. natural disasters or worldwide pandemics.
Due to the nature of the classes, attendance is recommended each week.