Half Moon Theatre's School of the Arts

A professional training ground dedicated to nuturing future theatre artists and future theatre devotees. Instructors are professional actors, directors, and playwrights with experience from Broadway, Film, and Television. Half Moon Theatre's School Director is Broadway actress and Drama Desk Award Winner, Denise Summerford.

Spring Session 2017

We have a fantastic line-up of classes for this spring, including many new offerings! Classes begin the week of Feb. 13th.

February 13th–April 29th
No Classes April 10–16 (Spring Break)

Offering Classes for Kids and Teens in:

  • Musical Theatre Performance Grades 3-8
  • Advanced Musical Theatre / Junior Company By audition only
  • Acting Performance Grades 4-8
  • Creative Drama Grades K & 1
  • Act One Grades 2 & 3
  • Teen Improv Theatre Grades 8-12
  • Adult Acting Workshops Ages 18+

Please consider donating to the School’s Scholarship Fund.

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Also Available:

  • Master classes with NYC agents & casting directors
  • Private coaching & audition prep
  • Adult Acting Workshop
    • 6 Classes, Wednesdays | February 15 - March 22 7:30-9 PM
    • John Summerford Instructor
    • $225

School Location:

2515 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(on Route 9 just north of 113/Spackenkill Road, behind the Red Robin Restaurant)