Performing Arts Classes at Elefante

Announcing our fun and affordable 3-week online holiday classes!

(Check out the Holiday 2020 classes below, or click HERE to jump past them and see our Winter 2021 semester classes)

This fun class is perfect for kids who love holiday-themed movie musicals like Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Rudolph, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Play games, sing and dance, and get in the holiday spirit!

Wednesday, December 2, 9, & 16, 5:00pm–6:00pm

Ages 6–8, $60

In this latest installment of our popular Broadway Obsession series, students will sing, dance, and act their way through great holiday-themed Broadway musicals like Elf, A Christmas Story, and White Christmas!

Wednesday, December 2, 9, & 16, 5:00pm–6:00pm

Ages 9+, $60

Our 8-week winter semester runs from January 4th to February 26.

(Browse through our winter  2021 classes, below, or click HERE to jump to the bottom of the page and learn more about our successful program. Click HERE to learn about our top-notch team of arts educators.)


Broadway Obsession:
Mean Girls

If Mean Girls is your obsession, this class is a massive deal! Join us as we triple-threat our way through North Shore High. Whether you’re a Plastic, a Mathlete, an Apex Predator, or none of the above, “this is where you belong.”

Thursdays,
Jan. 7–Feb. 25
Ages 10+
5:006:00
$160

Descendants Obsession

Obsessed with Mal, Ben, Uma, Jay, Audrey, Carlos, and ALL the students at Auradon Prep? IF ONLY you could sing their songs, dance their dances, and play some cool Descendant-themed games…well now you can! Join us for this wickedly fun class!

Thursdays,
Jan. 7–Feb. 25
Ages 7–9
5:006:00
$160

Acting Comedy

Laugh and find your “funny” in a troupe of improv and sketch comedy students exploring scripted and unscripted humor.  This class is open to both new and returning students. Timing is everything, so register now!

Tuesdays,
Jan. 5–Feb. 23
Ages 7–9
4:00–5:00
$160
Tuesdays,
Jan. 5–Feb. 23
Ages 10+
5:00–6:00
$160

Movie Making

Aspiring screenwriters and film makers, this is the class for you! Learn the basics of filming and editing. Write your own screenplay, and make a short film directly from your own home.

Wednesdays,
Jan. 6–Feb. 24
Ages 9+
5:15–6:15
$160

3in1 Acting/Singing/Dancing

Acting. Singing. Dancing. Musical theater performers need to do it all—at the same time! We’ve taught literally thousands of musical theater students just how it’s done. Gain poise and confidence onstage. You won’t want to miss this indispensable class. 

Wednesdays,
Jan. 6–Feb. 24
Ages 7–9
5:00–6:00
$160
Fridays,
Jan. 8–Feb. 26
Ages 10+
4:30–6:00
$240

Broadway Obsession:
Hamilton

Our popular Broadway Obsession series is back with the most obsession-worthy show of them all. History is happening, so don’t throw away your shot to sing, dance, and act as we do a deep dive into all things Alex. Just you wait!

Mondays,
Jan. 4–Feb. 22
Ages 7–9
5:00–6:00
$160
Mondays,
Jan. 4–Feb. 22
Ages 10+
5:00–6:00
$160

Mission: Manhattan
a mini-musical

When a resourceful group of friends get kinda-sorta-lost in NYC, they learn more than just their way around the big city. Sing, dance, act, and explore the “big apple” as a cast member of this exciting mini-musical!

Thursdays,
Jan. 7–Feb. 25
Ages 6–8
4:00–5:00
$160

Monologue Workshop

Monologues are an essential tool for actors of all experience levels. Learn how to “speak the speech” from the one and only Dr. Susan Speidel, creator of the prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards, and recipient of the NJ Governor’s Award for Theater Education.

Mondays
Jan. 4–Feb. 22
Ages 9+
5:00–6:00
$160


Disney Extravaganza 2

Can’t get enough Disney? Neither can we! In this sequel to our popular fall class, we’ll cover all new Disney favorites! Fun is the key to learning as kids sing, dance, act, and play while celebrating Disney’s most beloved musicals.

Wednesdays,
Jan. 6–Feb. 24
Ages 6–8
4:00–5:00
$160

Commercials and Self-Tapes

Ever wonder how kids your age are starring in commercials, TV, and film? We can show you how to make the perfect “self-tapes” for your on-camera auditions. Study the tricks of the trade with industry professionals who have starred in tons of commercials

Wednesdays,
Jan. 6–Feb. 24
Ages 8+
4:00–5:00
$160

If you are interested in private, one-on-one instruction in dancing, acting, or even magic, please send an e-mail inquiry to karen@elefantemusic.com.


Read below to learn more about our highly successful performing arts program. Our students are starring on Broadway, National Tours, TV, film, and more!

Elefante Performing Arts students (pictured above) are starring on Broadway (“School of Rock”, TWO students in “Waitress”), in National Tours (“Les Miserables”, TWO students in “Kinky Boots”), in Netflix series (“Gypsy”, “Alex Strangelove”), in music videos with pop recording artists (Jason Mraz’s “Have it All”), in commercials, on cruise ships, in top NYC cabaret venues, on professional regional stages, in community theaters, and in their school shows at elementary, middle, high schools, and top colleges. Most importantly, they’ve developed poise, confidence, and communication skills that will last their whole lives long.

We provide our young performing artists with first-rate instruction by professional, working artists. Our teachers understand the importance of finding the storyteller in each and every performer, and providing them with practical tools and techniques to communicate clearly and honestly with the audience.

Elefante offers year-round instruction in the performing arts. During the school year, we hold both fall and spring semesters of classes covering all aspects of performance (acting, singing, and dance) for ages 3 through 18. In the summer, our amazing performing arts camps are among the most popular (and the most FUN) in New Jersey.

We are frequently asked to assist professional casting directors, agents, and managers in their search for young performers.

An Elefante education in the performing arts unlocks the door to a child’s imagination. Once they step through that door, they can go anywhere.

Photos above: Elefante students taking the world by storm!
Top row: 1) Maren Heary plays Melissa McCarthy’s daughter in the film The Kitchen; Maren on the red carpet for the Netflix series Gypsy with Naomi Watts. 2) Adam Cantor in the Netflix film Alex Strangelove. 3) Sarah Walsh in School of Rock on Broadway, and starring in a Broadway School of Rock Instagram Takeover. 4) Cate Elefante with Amanda Seyfried on set for the film A Mouthful of Air.

Middle row: 1) Katie Grober with Jason Mraz in Mr. Mraz’s music video Have it All. 2) Cate Elefante as “Lulu” in Waitress on Broadway (with Sara Bareilles). 3) Charlie Silver and Caleb Alexander in the International Tour of Kinky Boots. 4) Carissa Gaughran, star of Maine State Theater’s 2019 production of Sophisticated Ladies.

Bottom row: 1) Elefante’s Spring 2018 production of The Wizard of Oz. 2) Elefante’s Spring 2019 production of Willy Wonka. 3) Elefante’s Spring 2017 production of Annie.

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