Building Characters through performing arts education.

Porch Light Studio, Stage & Schools offers a unique and creative environment for young actors, singers and dancers to improve their skills in the performing arts, while becoming stronger and more confident individuals. Whether you dream of performing on a Broadway stage or just learning something new, Porch Light can give you the tools to make your way! Our fun, challenging programs includes a variety of beginner to advanced classes, performance programs, private lessons, school programs, workshops and more!

Academy Programs

Academy Programs


Love to perform? Porch Light's Academy programs offer students an amazing opportunity to build skills in acting, voice and dance in preparation for a fully-staged musical performed on our stage. Our unique method of integrating performing arts training through rehearsals maximizes skill building for all students involved in the production. Enrollment is limited to encourage focused attention on each student's growth, so don't wait to register - programs fill up quickly. All registered students are cast in the production.
Our 2020-21 season includes 3 performance programs for our Academy (Grades 6-12), Academy Jr (Grades 3-5) and new Academy Mini (Grades K-2) groups. Space will be significantly limited in each program so we encourage you to register early!
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Studio Classes

Studio Classes


Porch Light's studio program includes technique-based training in various areas of the performing arts for beginner to advanced students. Our unique methods focus on building characters - creating confident and creative young artists through performing arts education. The Studio features small classes sizes and focused attention, giving students the opportunity to grow in a fun, challenging environment.
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Summer Stage

Summer Stage


Porch Light's Summer Theatre programs include Jr Camps for rising K-5th graders as well as Workshops for Teens. Programs are for all experience levels and focused on enhancing creative expression, self-confidence and team work. Under the guidance of our instructors, students learn to develop their skills in a low-pressure, high energy environment! Weekly camps and workshops are offered from the end of June through the end of August.
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Private Lessons

Private Lessons


At Porch Light, our goal is to make our young artists more confident performers by focusing on materials that reflect their personality, setting achievable goals, and inspiring them to take the next step in their creative path. Our private lessons allow students to embrace their talents and overcome challenges in a supportive environment and learning at their own pace. Together, we'll create a customized lesson plan that allows for maximum growth potential and provide encouraging feedback that drives our students to improve.
Private and semi-private lessons are available in several areas of focus - acting, voice, instrumental, audition/self-tape & college prep - online and in-studio. Monthly members have the opportunity to take their talents to the stage in our showcases throughout the season. Flexible scheduling options are available for 30, 45 or 60-minute sessions with our knowledgable and dedicated instructors.
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Youth Performance Troupe (YPT)

Youth Performance Troupe (YPT)


YPT is an award-winning triple threat program developed by Porch Light Studio in 2009. Members of this one-of-a-kind company are selected by an audition process and receive advanced training in acting, voice & dance under the direction of musical theatre professionals. YPT members also participate in various performance opportunities throughout the season, including original and scripted musical productions, competitions, public appearances and Industry Showcases in NYC and NJ. YPT is a year-long commitment (late August - mid-June) and designed for students with a passion for theatre and performance and interested in a more focused training program.
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Workshops & Mini-Camps

Workshops & Mini-Camps


Porch Light offers camps and workshops incorporating various aspects of the performing arts. Our school break camps are a great way to try out one of our upcoming programs. These 1-3 day camps are offered various days throughout the year. Specialty workshops and master classes are also scheduled throughout the year and give students and opportunity to strengthen their performing arts skills and focus on specific techniques.
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In-School Theatre Programs

In-School Theatre Programs


For over 10 years, Porch Light has produced fun, educational programs on location in area schools. Our Theatre In-School packages provide everything from full-scale musicals to 1-day workshops. Porch Light can take all the pressure off of parents and school staff by taking care of every aspect of your program from licensing, registrations, casting, auditions, rehearsals, sets, costumes, and more!
Our 2020-21 season will include virtual options for schools, ensuring your program can continue in any learning environment. Virtual programs include live ZOOM sessions!
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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties


There is no better place to be on your birthday then in the spotlight! Let us help you celebrate your birthday in dramatic style. Birthday Parties include 90 minutes of fun, creative theatre activities, goodie bags, decorations and paper goods, and most importantly, an experience you and your guests will love!
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