Saturday, March 24, 2018

Enriching Education: TADA! Youth Theater

TADA! Youth Theater will host weekly summer camps for children, ages 4-12, from June 18-August 31. Participants will create and perform new musicals each week all summer long.  TADA!’s Summer Camps will take place in Manhattan at TADA!’s main location (15 West 28thStreet) and Simple Studios (134 West 29th Street, 2nd floor) in the Flatiron District, along with new locations in the Financial District (Pine Street School, 25 Pine Street) and DUMBO (Neutral Chaos, 247 Water Street). 

Week-Long Mini-Camps for the Littlest Shining Stars

From June 18-August 31, Week-Long Mini-Camps are available for the littlest shining stars, ages 4 and 5. Through the guidance of TADA!’s Teaching Artists, who work off a specially selected fun theme for the week, these Broadway bound babies will create and perform a brand new, never before seen mini-musical, culminating in a special presentation every Friday. Mini-Camps are held Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm at Simple Studios (134 West 29th Street, 2nd floor).Select themes for the Week-Long Mini-Camps for participants ages four and five include: It's a MEOW-sicalOut of con-TROLL and Made with Glitter.

Week-Long Camps: 6-8 Year Olds Create a Mini-Musical

Week-Long Camps for youth, ages 6-8, will be held June 18-August 31 at TADA! (15 West 28th Street). TADA! Teaching Artists inspire campers to create their own mini-musical based on a theme.  In just five days, they will write, rehearse, and perform their brand new musical for family and friends. Professional Teaching Artists will improve kids’ singing and dancing skills, making their performance one to remember! A final presentation will be held every Friday for all age groups. Crystal, 8, said "I had never been in a play, danced and sang before in front of a crowd. The TADA! Camp made me feel brave and confident."  Week-Long Camps for 6-8 year olds take place Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Select themes for the Week-Long Mini-Camps for participants ages 6-8 include: Theater is my Sport!Emoji: The Musical and CRASH! POW! WAAM!

NEW! Week-Long Camps for 6-10 Year Olds in the Financial District & DUMBO

There are also special Week-long Camps for 6-10 year olds in TADA!’s new locations in the Financial District (Pine Street School, 25 Pine Street) and DUMBO (Neutral Chaos, 247 Water Street).  Week-Long Camps for 6-10 year olds take place Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Select themes and locations for these Week-Long Camps include: Rock & TROLL (DUMBO); Save the Drama for the Stage (Financial District); My cape is in the wash (Financial District); Glitz & Glamour(Financial District); #squadgoals (Financial District) and Theater is my Sport! (DUMBO).

Week-Long Camps: 9-12 Year Olds Showcase Their Talents

Week-Long Camps are also available for children, ages 9-12. Campers will collaborate with professional Teaching Artists and express themselves through unique characters and original storytelling. Each week, they will write an original mini-musical to perform in front of a live audience in a final presentation every Friday.  Week-Long Camps for 9-12 year olds are held Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm at Simple Studios (July) and TADA! (August). Select themes for the Week-Long Mini-Camps for participants ages 9-12 include: I speak fluent showtunes, My cape is in the wash and I can't... I have rehearsal.

As a special treat, children who attend the following camps will receive a free ticket to TADA!’s Summer musical Golly Gee Whiz: July 9-13; July 16-20; July 12-27 and July 30-August 2.

One-Day Camps are also open for registration because when school is out, TADA! is in.Explore the world of acting, singing, and dancing in special 1-Day Camps that focus on core elements of musical theater including theater games, comedic improv, and dramatic play. Master cool dance moves and sing your heart out. Families are invited to watch the last 20 minutes of the day.

  • Thursday, June 7- Can’t Keep Still
  • Monday, June 11- Throw Some Shade On It
  • Wednesday, June 13- Sticky City
  • Thursday, June 14- BEACH ya’ to it!
  • Friday, June 15- We did it!
  • Monday, July 2- I call the shots!
  • Tuesday, July 3- #fearless
  • Thursday, July 5- World Turned Upside Down
  • Friday, July 6- I can and I will! 

For more information, including costs, please visit  A discount is available when multiple camps are booked. Visit TADA’s website for discount codes.

Since 1984, TADA!’s mission is to provide young people from different backgrounds with musical theater programs that inspire them to be creative, learn, and think differently. A unique Drama Desk award-winning nonprofit youth theater, TADA! produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences. TADA! offers a free, year-round, pre-professional training and a positive youth development program for its Resident Youth Ensemble (ages 8-18); musical theater classes/camps for the public; as well as musical theater residencies in NYC schools and community centers. Through high-quality work, young people’s self-confidence and creativity are enhanced. They also develop advanced skills in leadership, communication, responsibility, collaboration, and problem-solving - skills that help with growing up and are essential to their success both in school and in life.

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