We’re thrilled to announce that enrollment is currently open for the

Fall 2021 Semester of acting classes at The Academy at SHADOWLAND STAGES

Classes will be held on Saturdays from October 9th – November 20th

To participate, students must register as soon as possible. SPACE IS LIMITED.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of an abundance of concern for everyone’s safety, each class will be limited to fourteen students in order to ensure social distancing. Specific protocols to be followed for class participation will be further detailed on the registration information, and registration will require a parent or guardian’s signature. Additionally, payment IN FULL must be received by the first class this year. For the fall semester, since there is not likely to be an in person performance, there will be no additional performance fee in addition to the tuition of $125. The total price will be $125.00 per student for the fall semester. 

The cut off for registration for the fall semester classes / plays is October 1st. We MUST receive your registration form along with a deposit of $50.00 for each student by this date due to the limited size of each class. Enrollment is on a first-come / first-served basis. The balance of tuition will be due on the first day of class.

Classes are held on seven consecutive Saturdays. The class times and ages will be as follows:

9 – 10am    Ages 6 – 8

10:30 – 11:45am    Ages 9 – 11

12:15pm – 1:30pm    Ages 12 – 14

2: 00 pm – 3:30pm    Ages 15 and up

Discounts are available for:

Sibling Discount:
Two students from the same family = $225 (save $25)
Three students from the same family = $300 (save $75)

Referral Discount:
Please note there are no referral discounts offered for the fall semester.

As the Academy grows, the need for scholarships also increases as many local children cannot afford the modest tuition. To date, the program has found donors to sponsor 3 students each semester. Just 10 additional scholarships per semester would allow us to move everyone off the waiting list. 

We hope you’ll consider supporting the Academy by making a tax-deductible contribution today.


Students begin learning how to express themselves vocally and physically with an emphasis on different modes of expression. It is a good introduction for young children who are shy or experience stage fright, as they build confidence through simple exercises and short scenes.



Students are given short scenes and monologues as they develop the voice as a powerful, flexible, expressive instrument. Skills in speaking out, projection, interpersonal communication, and cooperation are achieved through theatre games, improvisation, and play acting.



At this level, we begin to emphasize physical articulation and vocal modulation to tell clear, compelling stories. As students collaborate more closely in pairs and groups for scene work, they refine communication skills that will serve them socially and professionally for the rest of their lives.



Character development begins at this level as students deepen their perception of themselves, others, and the world around them. Students synthesize skills they’ve developed while cultivating intuition and imagination as they prepare for substantial scenes and full-length plays. While students are given roles that vary depending upon their experience and ability to succeed, roles are also chosen to challenge them to “stretch” and embody specific characters that may not be like themselves.


To register for classes today, just download the form below and fill it out.

You may mail or drop it off (along with your payment by check) to:

Shadowland Stages, 98 Center Street, Ellenville, NY 12428

or you can pay online to secure your spot and then bring the completed registration form with you the first day of class.



Download a Class Registration Form

Pay Tution in Full by Credit Card

This project is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster’s Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund administrated by Arts Mid-Hudson.

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