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Our Virtual Plan

For the past 15 years our goal at NJSDA has been to provide the most professional and comprehensive theater training for our students ages 5 to 85. This moment in time is no different. After many conversations about how to make NJSDA as safe as possible, we have come to the decision to make our classes virtual until it is safe to return to our studios. While one of the many aspects of acting is learning to connect with other performers, we feel there is still much we can do online to keep the community connected and the learning process going.

In an effort to flatten the curve of contagion, we have been working on a virtual plan. We have a course of action that will allow us to maintain our standards of excellence. The ZOOM platform is very easy to use and will allow you to still take your classes at the regular time slot, just in the safe environment of your own home. Some teachers will teach from their homes. Some will teach from NJSDA alone to bring you a familiar background to support you through this time. All have devised lessons that will maintain your current level goals.

*Our Virtual Class Plan*


Phase 1: All Current Adult Classes have resumed using the ZOOM & Skype platforms.

Phase 2: All New Adult Classes will begin  the week of April 6, 2020 via the ZOOM platform.

Phase 3: Select Youth Classes will resume April 4th. Please contact our office for more information.

We urge you all to keep on working on your craft! NJSDA is here to provide that service for each of you at this time. We hope that having online classes helps to reduce your level of stress and anxiety in this uncertain time. Private coaching sessions are also available for specific needs. We wish everyone continued health. We will hold steady with you as we move towards the warmth of spring and the reprieve of this virus and its effects.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 973-566-9700 or email INFO@NJACTORS.ORG

Thank you.
Be Well and Stay Healthy!

Beth, Gary, and Ted




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.