3 Liberty Square (Canal St.)

Enrollment is currently open for the Spring Semester of the Acting Academy, taught by Andy Walter. To participate, students must register no later than March 14th, 2019.  

Classes meet for ten consecutive Saturdays beginning April 13th. Placement and time slots are determined by the instructor based on the total number of registrations. The class times will be as follows:

9 – 10am | 10:15 – 11:15am | 11:30 – 12:30 pm | 1:30 – 2: 30 pm | 2:45 – 4pm

– The cost per student is $125 –

Discounts are available for:

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

Referral Discount:
Refer a friend who enrolls and save $25 on your own enrollment.
Please make sure they mention you referred them when they register.

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.

Enrollment is currently open for the Spring Semester of the Acting Academy, taught by Andy Walter. To participate, students must register with a $50 deposit no later than March 14th, 2019.  

Click the tabs below to learn more about each acting class level, or download the form at the bottom of this page to register by mail or in person. Mail / drop off the form to our administrative office.


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.


Download a Class Registration Form

To register for classes today, just download the form below and mail it along with your payment to:

Shadowland Stages, 98 Center Street, Ellenville, NY 12428

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