The Drama Department at NSA offers professional, comprehensive, and innovative training in the Art of Acting. Individual and ensemble work is nurtured and developed. Whether you are an actor training for a career or a non-actor enjoying cultural exposure, all will benefit from the self-confidence, critical thinking skills, discipline, and poise that are demanded in this rigorous art form.

Courses and instructors are subject to change.

Group Drama Classes

16-week semester

(60 min each lesson)

Registration Fee:  $65.00

Group Classes Tuition: $305.00

Departmental Play

All drama students are invited to audition for the end of the year play performed in June. Play will require multiple day rehearsal schedule.

Tiny Theater          

Ages 4 - 7
Wednesdays, 4:00 PM

This class is a Creative Play class that stimulates imagination and creative thinking. Folktales, Fables, Fairytales, and Children's Classics are integrated with acting, music and dance.

The Actors Craft

The Actor’s Craft 1

Ages 8-12
Saturdays, 9:00 AM

Focus becomes concentrated upon the actor's total instrument. Students will continue to develop vocal ability via breathing and articulation work. Students will study the integration of body, gesture and voice. An elementary study of emotional life of a character begins Drama terminology is introduced. Students will perform basic poems, monologues and scene. This course continues the building of the actor. Objectives, motivations, and script /character analysis are focal points.

The Actor’s Craft 2

Ages 13+

Saturdays, 10:00 AM

Dance for Musical Theater

Saturdays, 11:00 AM

Learn to dance and gain confidence for the stage. Through creative routine combinations of Ballet, Jazz and Tap, the actor in you will come to life.