Mission Statement
South Fork Performing Arts strives to bring quality arts education to local youths by utilizing area professional artists and teachers in the subjects of theatre and music.
Teaching Philosophy
At SFPA we believe in teaching more than just subject material to students. By utilizing their strengths and learning styles as individuals and as a cohort we can educate the whole student and ensemble. By building strong relationships with our students in small class settings and through private instruction, we feel students can learn in a safe and supportive environment that aids them in their learning process and sets them up for success. Knowing that the arts often attracts individuals who may be sensitive or feel they don’t “fit in” with their peers, we hope to provide an environment in which they feel they can succeed with support from their peers and educators alike. Through ensemble building and course study, we strive to prepare our students for arts disciplines and the world at large.

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Acting Classes


Taught by Tamara Salkin
Learn acting skills and techniques, have fun playing theatre and drama games, and get creative! The teacher will guide the young actors in writing and performing an original short play adaptation! This special class just for young actors is the perfect foundation course for children interested in being on stage and performing.
Workshop showcase for family and friends on last day
Session 1: Saturdays September 7 - October 5, 10:00-11:00
Session 2: Saturdays October 26 - November 23 10:00-11:00
Cost: $150
Ages: 1st through 6th grade



Taught by Tamara Salkin
Actors will select a Shakespeare monologue and learn how to analyze it and break it down to prepare for performance.
Excellent for college auditions requiring a classical monologue.
Session 1: Mondays September 9-30, 6:00-7:30PM
Session 2: Mondays October 7-28, 6:00-7:30PM
Ages: 9th through 12th grade
Tuition: $200



Taught by Tamara Salkin
Actors will learn how to break down a scene, analyze the script, and work with a partner. Scenes will be from Modern American Plays and will feature characters and themes that are age appropriate.
Session 1: Mondays September 9-30, 4:30-6:00PM
Session 2: Mondays October 9-28, 4:30-6:00PM
Ages: 7th through 12th grade
Tuition: $200