TYKEs Academy

Brand new TYKEs Academy classes begin in January! Call Freyda at (585) 461-2000, ext. 269 for additional class details and enrollment.

For our thespians ages 8 and up:

A Class About Something

Mondays, 4-5:30 pm

January 8 to March 26

Please note: no class on January 15 or February 19

Jovially referred to as "a show about nothing," Jerry Seinfeld created one of the most influential TV shows of all time by taking a close look at ordinary, everyday aspects of life, from laundry to soup. During this TYKEs class, we’ll channel our inner Seinfeld, creating our own insightful comedy routines based on kids’ reflections of normal daily life. We’ll also have great fun on stage playing a series of theater games to enhance kids’ ability to think quickly on their feet. A super-fun way for kids to develop their critical thinking and writing skills, evaluate and find humor in the world around them and further enhance self-confidence and articulation. During our final class on March 26, we’ll perform our sure-to-be-hilarious comedy monologues for you, our parents and friends.

$175 (JCC members: $150)


For kids ages 5 to 7:

Improv FUN-damentals with a Squawk

Thursdays, 4-5 pm

January 4 to March 29

Please note: no class on February 8 or 22

A brand new twist on our Improv FUN-damentals class, this class incorporates the theme of animals into our fun, developmentally appropriate improvisational theater games and exercises. We’ll keep kids active and moving on stage in all kinds of fun animal ways as they develop confidence and creative thinking. This program takes place in a supportive, no-pressure theater setting that boosts self-esteem by encouraging kids to be brave while having fun. No prior experience needed.

$175 (JCC members: $150) 

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