13 Ways Acting Is Beneficial for Kids and Teens

Acting & Drama Classes

Revolutionary Youth Theatre offers a range of theatre arts programs and classes designed to develop creativity, critical thinking skills and promote positive youth development. 


Acting Explorations 

 9/25-10/30 AGES 8-12

Curtains up! Students use fun-filled drama exercises and games to bring scenes and stories to life. Exploring the use of voice and body through vocal and physical exercises will help students understand and develop their characters on stage.
Duration: 6 Weeks    Tuition: $135     Schedule: Thursdays, 4:00 pm–5:15 pm

Teen  Musical

Theater Workshop  

9/25-10/30 AGES 8-12

Changing your tune? Teens have the exciting opportunity to work one-on-one with Broadway-level professionals as they explore a wide range of skills in singing and acting. Students explore how to interpret their song and find ways to connect to the lyrics to tell the story.  No matter their experience level, our musical theatre students are sure to learn many new things and discover a deeper understand of musical theatre performance. Open classroom recital at the end of the 6 week session. 
Duration: 6 Weeks    Tuition: $135    
Schedule: Tuesdays, 5:45 pm–7:00 pm

Junior Musical Theater Workshop

9/25-10/30 AGES 8-12

Find your voice! Creative exploration and the development of individual potential are the primary goals for junior musical theater students. Students explore how to interpret their song and find ways to connect to the lyrics to tell the story. Open classroom recital at the end of the 6 week session.
Duration: 6 Weeks    Tuition: $135    
Schedule: Tuesdays, 4:00 pm–5:15 pm
Broadway Dance  
9/25-10/30 AGES 8-14

Think on your feet! This class is taught by a Broadway level choreographer. We welcome all dancers (beginners through advanced) and guarantee to make each student shine! Every dance will be from a Broadway show and choreographed to fit the needs of the students. They will perfect common moves and dance genres including jazz, modern, and ballet.


Duration: 6 Weeks    Tuition: $135    Schedule: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm–7:15 pm 

Mask and Movement

9/25-10/30 AGES 12-16

In this introductory class, we will explore the world of mask performance through a series of hands-on exercises in breath, balance, and precise movement.  Students will hone their physical and mental abilities to express emotion, character, and story through their bodies and bring life to the mask.  

Duration: 6 Weeks        Tuition: $135        Schedule: Tuesday, 6 pm - 7:15 pm

Puppetry in


9/25-10/30 AGES 8-12

Puppetry is more than just playing with your socks!  In this class, explore the hows and whys of puppetry and enter a whole world of expressive possibilities.  Students in this class will learn how to integrate breath, shape, and movement to bring puppets to life onstage.  Through individual and cooperative work, students will explore several styles of puppetry and develop their performance techniques.


Duration: 6 Weeks        Tuition: $135        Schedule: Tuesday, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Improv Class  

       9/26-10/31 AGES 12-16

No scripts, no memorizing, just fun!! This class is creative and liberating and a great tool for all young actors of all experiences. Learn the basic rules of improvisation and how to keep a scene going.  Tons of theatre games and exercises that stimulate the imagination!

Duration: 6 Weeks         Tuition: $135       Schedule: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm–5:15 pm

College Audition

Prep Workshop

9/26-10/30 AGES 16-18

Designed to assist high school juniors and seniors who plan to audition for college and university performing arts programs. You’ll learn how to choose and prepare your monologues, have mock auditions, and learn how to select and prepare the best musical audition material to showcase your unique gift. 

Duration: 6 Weeks         Tuition: $135       Schedule: Thursdays, 5:30 pm–6:45 pm

Audition Techniques


9/26-10/30 AGES 9-16

Want to ace your next audition? In this informative workshop, we will help you choose audition material that highlights your individuality and performance strengths. Topics covered include resume prep, choosing the right headshot, wardrobe etiquette, cold readings or musical selection, and dealing with audition nerves.


Duration: 6 Weeks        Tuition: $135      Schedule: Wednesdays, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Whether you’re an aspiring performer or you simply want to try something new, there is a part for you at Revolutionary Youth  Theatre School.

Classes will be held at the Elmwood Community Center located at 1106 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110

Register On Line www.WestHartfordCT.gov/LeisureServices


Mark Mazzarella: info@revolutionaryyouththeatre.org

Programs Sponsored by The Tom and Melanie 

                               Barnes Family Fund

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