FALL SESSION 2017
September 25–November 18
||Junior Acting Workshop||3–5||$335|
||Junior Musical Theater||3–5||$335|
||Advanced Acting Workshop||6–8||$415|
||Junior Cabaret Ensemble||6–8||$400|
||Junior Musical Theater||3–5||$335|
||Voice and Dialects||9–12||$415|
|4–6 p.m.||Junior Acting Workshop
|4–6:30 p.m.||Voice and Dialects||6–8||$415|
|4–6:30 p.m.||Acting Workshop
||High School Musical Ensemble*||9–12||$800|
|10 a.m.–noon||Junior Acting Workshop||3–5||$335|
|10 a.m.–noon||Advanced Acting Workshop
|10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
||A.C.T. College Prep, Part One
|10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Musical Theater Workshop||6–8||$415|
|10 a.m.–noon||Musical Theater Dance||9–12||$250|
|1–3 p.m.||Actor's Dynamic Movement||6–8||$335|
|1–3 p.m.||Improv/Physical Characterization||9–12||$335|
|1:30–4 p.m.||Acting Workshop
||Musical Theater Workshop||9–12||$415|
|1:30–4 p.m.||Acting Workshop||9–12||$415|
|1:30–4 p.m.**||High School Cabaret Ensemble*
Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The schedule is dependent upon the enrollment of a sufficient number of students in each class and subject to change.
Refund Policy: If there is insufficient enrollment, the class will be cancelled and your money refunded. Refund requests must be made by the end of the first week, and the cost of any classes attended will be added to the drop fee. No refunds will be made after the end of the first week. Please allow 10 working days to process your refund.
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Part One of Two, this course offers an overview of programs around the United States, those found in a liberal arts environment, leading to a bachelor’s degree as well as those with more performance-oriented curricula, leading to a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree. Part One focuses on self-assessment, application requirements and identifying suitable degree programs. Culling of appropriate audition selections and materials are explored, interview and audition preparation is examined, and assistance in writing the school essay is provided. More Info
These courses are designed to give young actors the tools to create believable and vibrant characters. Covering the basic principles of acting techniques—including objective/obstacle, given circumstance, inner monologue, sense memory, emotional recall, and improvisation—these courses include both work with dramatic texts and improvisational work, culminating in the presentation of monologues and/or scenes. These courses are a foundation for future study and may be repeated.
The actor’s voice and the actor’s body are two elements most essential to good character communication. These are also the two areas that need the most development in young actors. This class is designed to address the power of creating physical character, identifying obstacles, and working to overcome them. Instructors will use a variety of approaches to enhance the young actor’s physical work, including mime, clowning, masks, commedia dell’arte, and physical improvisation. A must for all serious young actors.
For young actors who have already taken Acting Workshop, this new class will focus on digging deeper into character creation, with a greater emphasis on scene work.
Improvisation is a valuable tool for freeing the imagination, gaining confidence in auditions, and deepening emotional connection. Class will also include imaginative character creation, clowning, and physical training. Class exercises focus on spontaneity, remaining present, and the power of positive choice. This course is a wonderful tool for developing courage and flexibility onstage.
Improvisation is a valuable tool for freeing the imagination, gaining confidence in auditions, and deepening emotional connection. Class exercises focus on spontaneity, remaining present, and the power of positive choice. This course is a wonderful tool for developing courage and flexibility onstage.
This class is designed to extend the creative drama experience by expanding the imagination, building confidence, developing sensitivity to the processes of creating and working with others, and strengthening the actor’s voice and body. Students will experience a combination of theater exercises and basic script work.
This class introduces students to vocal production, rhythm, and movement, focusing on the interpretation and phrasing of the song and using the whole body as an instrument while performing. The session culminates in a presentation of solo and ensemble numbers from the musical theater repertoire.
This class introduces students to the basics of Musical Theater Dance & Choreography, giving them vocabulary and techniques that the students will be able to use moving forward to the Musical Theater Workshop, or in any musical theatre audition they attend. Techniques learned include: basic dance vocabulary or building vocabulary upon current level of dance, proper alignment of body for proper dance execution, musicality, and kinesthetic awareness within a dance class/audition. Class will culminate with several choreographed numbers.
This class introduces students (grades 6–8 and 9–12) to vocal production, rhythm, and movement, focusing on the interpretation and phrasing of the song and using the whole body as an instrument while performing. The session culminates in a presentation of solo and ensemble numbers from the musical theater repertoire.
Taught by working professional bay area playwrights, this class will give aspiring young writers the opportunity to learn the art of dramatic writing for the stage. Writers will learn how to translate ideas from imagination to the page, learn the workings of dramatic form and structure, and begin to have an understanding and experience of what it takes to get a creative vision brought to life.
Focusing on one of the actor’s most creative and vital tools, this class is designed to shape and expand the actor’s technique for using voice and speech. With a foundation of breath, relaxation, and alignment, students will explore pitch, volume, articulation, and resonance to expand the freedom and flexibility of the voice. This class emphasizes finding and valuing the individual’s own vocal mechanism. A must for all serious young actors.
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