"Gifted teachers, inspirational instruction!"
FREE SAMPLE CLASS DAYS
and
  OPEN HOUSE

Adult Sample Classes: Saturday, January 4
Kids-Tweens-Teens Sample Classes: Saturday, January 11

Meet our instructors! Visit our acting studios and theater!
Find out for yourself what the excitement is all about!

The NJ School of Dramatic Arts has comprehensive acting / musical theater / improvisation and TV & Film training programs for the beginning actor to the working professional. Classes are available at all levels for Adults, Teens, and Children and are taught by industry professionals from Theater, TV, and Film. 

Adults Classes

Seven levels of Acting Classes for the beginner to the professional plus Improv, TV & Film, Voice & More!

Teens Classes

Three levels of Acting Classes for Teens (grades 9-12) plus Classes in Improvisation,TV/Film, Musical Theater & much More!

Tweens Classes

Three levels of Acting Classes for Tweens (grades 6-8) plus Classes in Improvisation,TV/Film, Musical Theater & much More!

Kids Classes

Ready, Set, ACT!  Acting and Musical Theater classes for two age groups: Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5


What sets NJSDA apart from other acting / performing arts schools?

  • Our outstanding staff of professional teaching artists provides the most comprehensive performing / theater arts education program in Northern New Jersey.  We offer over 40 different classes in Acting, Musical Theater, Improv and TV & Film.

  • The exceptional depth of our multi-level programming means that students are matched to their experience or current ability.

  • Our students have bountiful performance opportunities! Three improv troupes, Class Acts: our yearly production of one-act plays, the Black Box Theater Project: our annual production of a full length play at our NJSDA Theater, frequent casting requests from commercial, film and theater companies, our program with Montclair State University's BFA Film Department and our own scene night projects provide outlets for students at all levels.

  • Thus the benefits for our students are tremendous. Not only do they receive the highest quality acting / theater education; but because they are in the midst of professional opportunities, students will gain an even deeper education and understanding of what it takes to build a career in the dramatic arts.

The Reviews Are In...

"If you are trying to study the craft of acting this school is by far one of the best. The instructors are very encouraging. The best part is that they constantly challenge you to make sure your game is elevated to the next level. Thank you so much to the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts for all your wisdom and passion towards the craft of acting."

‐ JC Merino

"I wouldn't be where I am today as a performer, improviser or a person, without your amazing organization."

‐ Steven Gebhardt

"This is where I fell in love with the craft! Supportive instructors that push you to be a better artist... can't wait till my next class."

‐ Deandra Reid


The New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization. All contributions are tax deductible and are used for scholarships and to further promote our theatre / performing arts programs. For information on how to make a donation, please contact one of our directors.