Junior Division

Your child can reach their full potential at PTW-with lots of learning and lots of fun!
Our expert faculty will engage & teach your child with knowledge, care and passion.



PTW students have graduated from Colleges and Universities such as: 
 

Your child can reach their full potential at PTW-with lots of learning and lots of fun!
Our expert faculty will engage & teach your child with knowledge, care and passion



PTW students have appeared in Broadway shows such as:

Your child can reach their full potential at PTW-with lots of learning and lots of fun!
Our expert faculty will engage & teach your child with knowledge, care and passion.



PTW Teachers Have Performed in Broadway Shows Such As:
 

Your child can reach their full potential at PTW-with lots of learning and lots of fun!
Our expert faculty will engage & teach your child with knowledge, care and passion.



PTW Founders and Faculty Have Graduated from Colleges and Universities Such As:

Your child can reach their full potential at PTW-with lots of learning and lots of fun!
Our expert faculty will engage & teach your child with knowledge, care and passion.



PTW Students Have Appeared in TV Shows & Films Such As: 

Your child can reach their full potential at PTW-with lots of learning and lots of fun!
Our expert faculty will engage & teach your child with knowledge, care and passion.



PTW Teachers Have Performed in TV Shows and Films Such As:

Your child can reach their full potential at PTW-with lots of learning and lots of fun!
Our expert faculty will engage & teach your child with knowledge, care and passion.



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Class Description

This class combines imaginative play, singing, acting, and movement to introduce and establish the building blocks of the performing arts, foster creativity, and nurture self-esteem. Through songs, musical theatre games, stories and dance, these budding performers learn in a playful and creative environment. Through positive and imaginative class experiences, these young performers develop confidence in singing, acting and dancing, strengthen their skills and have fun!

 

In this beginner ballet class, students will learn fundamental ballet skills. The class will introduce and reinforce the five ballet positions, the names of the ballet movements, and basic technique. The Jr. Jr. Ballet class will incorporate all of these techniques into a number, which they will perform in the Spring performance.

 

The Jr. Jr. Act/Dance/Sing class is an integrated course of jazz dancing, tap dancing, acting, and singing. Students will establish the building blocks of the performing arts, foster creativity, and nurture self-esteem. Through songs, musical theatre games, stories and dance, these budding performers learn in a playful and creative environment. This class combines imaginative play, singing, acting, and movement to introduce and Through positive and imaginative class experiences, these young performers develop confidence in singing, acting and dancing, strengthen their skills and have fun!

 

This beginner Jazz/Hip Hop class will introduce students to a variety of jazz/hip hop techniques and styles. Class will begin with a warm-up, which will focus on proper placement, developing good technique and healthy stretching. Students will then learn fun combinations across the floor or in the center, utilizing the skills learned earlier in the class as they execute dance steps

 

PTW's Hip-Hop & Jazz Dance Classes expose our students to a very wide range of commercial dance styles. Musical theatre repertoire, classic jazz, contemporary dance, and hip hop are just a few of the styles we study. The class begins with a warm-up comprising technique developing exercises, flexibility enhancing stretches, and strength building calisthenics. Progressions across the floor will help the student execute footwork patterns precisely and in rhythmic to music. The class ends with a combination in the center in which the student develops expression and style. Students are exposed to various styles of dance, styles that are influencing choreography and dancing in contemporary musicals.

 

In PTW’s tap dance classes, students learn rhythm tap technique, develop their sense of time, coordination, and musical skills. Studying various styles of tap dancing from Broadway to jazz and world tap, they are taught classic and contemporary repertoire, learning combinations performed by “the greats” such as the Nicholas Brothers and the Copasetics.

 

Showtime! is a 90-minute Musical Theatre Performance class combining the areas of singing, acting, and dancing. This class focuses on the full performer, building introductory skills that will serve as the basis of a concrete performing arts education. Showtime! will perform at the end of each semester to showcase the skills they've learned.

The Junior Division schedule is designed so that students may take all the courses offered on Saturdays. These are a full range of classes designed for young performers to develop skills in the performing arts.

In this beginner ballet class, students will learn fundamental ballet skills. The class will introduce and reinforce the five ballet positions, the names of the ballet movements, and basic technique. The Junior Ballet class will incorporate all of these techniques into a number, which they will perform in the Spring performance.

 

Broadway Kids: Act / Dance / Sing for Preschool (Ages 3-5)
Jr. Jr. Dance - Ballet Dancing (Ages 5-7)
Jr. Jr.: Act / Dance / Sing (Ages 5-7)
Jr. Jr. Dance - Hip Hop Dancing (Ages 5-7)
Junior Dance - HipHop / Jazz Dancing (Ages 7-8)
Junior Dance - Tap Dancing (Ages 7-8)
Showtime: Act / Dance / Sing (Ages 7-8)
Junior Dance - Ballet Dancing (Ages 7-9)

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“The talent of the teachers here is amazing. It’s an honor to work with them. They give such individual attention, it’s great.”

-Jennifer K., South Orange, NJ
12-year-old PTW Student

 

Welcome to Performers Theatre Workshop

New Jersey’s Premier Performing Arts School For Young People

Where children learn to act, dance, sing and
play music -- and reach their full potential!

 

  • Study with stars of Broadway, Film and TV
  • Act, dance, sing and play music ‘under one roof’
  • Attend for fun or for a career on stage
  • Make meaningful connections and friends for life

 

At PTW,  expert faculty train the total performer
in a non-competitive, caring environment.

 

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PTW founders and teachers have graduated from:


 

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Are we the right choice for your child?

 

PTW students are as varied as the course selection we offer, but they share a love of theatre and the arts. With over 57 classes to choose from, we can help you find the perfect fit for your child’s passion, skill, interests and goals.

 

“Is PTW for children who want to be professional?”
“Can my child just go for fun?”
“Will my child learn and grow?”

 

The answer is yes to all 3! We can help your child achieve their ambitions whether they want to:

  • Star on Broadway
  • Work in Film or TV
  • Get a part in the school musical or play

  • Build self-confidence
  • Simply experience the joy of theatre and the arts

We’ve spent over 30 years building a warm, supportive, culturally rich community where children of all ages and levels can find friendship, confidence and skills they will use for a lifetime.

 
Based in Maplewood New Jersey, we have students from Essex, Morris and Union County, and elsewhere throughout the state. PTW is now one of the foremost performing arts schools in New Jersey and the entire New York Metropolitan area.

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We believe every child should have the chance to follow their performing dreams. We provide flexible payment plans so that parents can afford to give their child access to training without having to pay everything at once. You can spread your payments out and choose your payment dates so you always feel in control.

 

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PTW alumni have become successful in all aspects of life, in many diverse professions and have attributed much of their success to the training, work ethic and self-confidence received at Performers Theatre Workshop . What’s more, many parents and students comment on the true sense of family at PTW that they haven’t experienced in other performing arts programs. As one student said: 

"Everyone works together to make the whole performance better, and everyone is made to feel important at PTW."

We would love to welcome your child into the PTW theatre family and help them on their own creative journey. Simply, click the button below to get in touch and find out more about what we offer your child.

 

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