Fall Session 2018

 
Fall Session 2018



Schedule

 

DAY & TIME COURSE* GRADE(S) TUITION**

 

Monday

     
4–6 p.m.
Junior Acting Workshop

3–5 $335   Closed
4–6 p.m.
Improvisation

6–8 $335   Closed

 


 

Tuesday

     
4–6 p.m.
Junior Musical Theater

3–5 $385
4–6:30 p.m.
 
On-Camera Acting
 
9–12
 
$415       Closed

4–6:30 p.m.
 
Middle School Cabaret Ensemble
 
6–8
 
By audition only
 
4–6:30 p.m.
 
Actors Ensemble Fall Project
 
9–12
 
By audition only
 

 

Wednesday

     
4–6 p.m.
Musical Theater Workshop

6–8 $385
4–6 p.m.
 
Acting Funny: Physical Comedy
 
3–5
 
$335

4–6 p.m.
 
Improvisation
 
6–8
 
$335       Closed
 

 

Thursday

     
4–6 p.m. Junior Acting Workshop

3–5
$335
4–6:30 p.m.
 
Voice & Dialects

9–12
 
$415       Closed
 
4–6 p.m.
Advanced Acting Workshop
 
6–8 $335

 

Saturday


 
   
10 a.m.–noon Junior Advanced Acting Workshop
 
3–5 $335
10 a.m.–noon Acting Funny: Physical Comedy

6–8 $335
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Acting Workshop

9–12 $415       Closed
10 a.m.–noon Musical Theater Workshop

6–8 $385
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
High School Musical Ensemble
 
9–12 By audition only
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. On-Camera Acting
 
6–8 $415
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
 
College Prep 1 (Sep 29, Oct 6, 13 & 20)
 
11–12
 
$350
 
1–3 p.m.
 
Acting Funny: Physical Comedy
 
9–12
 
$335       Closed
 
1:30–4 p.m.
 
Acting Workshop
 
6–8
 
$415
 
1:30–4 p.m.
 
High School Cabaret Ensemble
 
9–12
 
By audition only
 
1–3 p.m.
 
Junior Musical Theater
 
3–5
 
$385
 
1:30–4 p.m.
 
Musical Theater Workshop
 
9–12
 
$435
 
1:30–4 p.m.
 
Acting Workshop
 
9–12
 
$415
 


 

Enrollment Info
 


Young Conservatory classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

All vocal-focused Musical Theater classes will be directed by a Musical Theater Professional and a full-time accompanist.

A minimum number of students is required to run each class. If a class has insufficient enrollment and is cancelled, students can choose to attend another class, or for their money to be refunded.

Refund requests must be made by the end of the first week. 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.
 


Course Descriptions

 

Junior Acting Workshop

This class is designed to expand the imagination, build confidence, develop sensitivity to the processes of creating and working with others, and strengthen the actor’s voice and body. The workshop will feature a combination of theater exercises and basics.

 

Junior Advanced Acting

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, physicality and inner monologue—these courses include work with both improvisation and dramatic texts, culminating in the presentation of monologues and/or scenes. Advanced workshops, for students who have completed two or more acting classes in the YC, will focus on digging deeper into the character creation, with more complex scene work to deepen students’ techniques and understanding.

These courses are a foundation for future study and all levels may be repeated.
 

Acting Workshops (Middle and High School)

Gain the tools to create believable and vibrant characters. Covering the basic principles of acting techniques—including objective/obstacle, given circumstance, inner monologue, sense memory, and improvisation—these courses include work with both improvisation and dramatic texts, culminating in the presentation of monologues and/or scenes. For students who have completed one or more acting classes in the YC, our Intermediate/Advanced workshops will focus on digging deeper into character creation with more complex scene work to further develop students’ techniques and understanding.

These courses are a foundation for future study and all levels may be repeated.

 

Advanced Acting Workshop

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, physicality and inner monologue—these courses include work with both improvisation and dramatic texts, culminating in the presentation of monologues and/or scenes. Advanced workshops, for students who have completed two or more acting classes in the YC, will focus on digging deeper into the character creation, with more complex scene work to deepen students’ techniques and understanding.

These courses are a foundation for future study and all levels may be repeated.

 

Junior Musical Theater

This class introduces students to vocal production, rhythm, and movement, while focusing on song interpretation, phrasing, 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.  

 

Musical Theater Workshop

This class introduces students to vocal production and rhythm, and focuses on song interpretation, phrasing, 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.

 

On-Camera Acting

Want to know the difference between acting on the stage and acting on-camera? Through simple scenes and exercises, students will explore the fundamentals of good acting, learn practicable on-camera techniques, and acquire a basic, realistic understanding of the film and television industry.

 

Improvisation

Improvisation is a valuable tool for freeing the imagination, gaining confidence in auditions, and deepening emotional connections. This class will include imaginative and physical character creation, with exercises focusing on spontaneity, remaining present, and the power of positive choice. This course is a wonderful tool for developing courage and flexibility on stage.

 

Acting Funny: Physical Comedy

What does it mean to be funny? We’ve rolled all of the gems of the comedic actor’s toolkit—improvisation, clowning, mime, commedia dell’arte, mask work, and physical character—into one sidesplitting class. Expect lots of physical and imaginative play that helps young actors develop a playful spirit and learn how to delight an audience.

This course is a “must” for all serious young actors.

 

Voice & Dialects

Focusing on one of the actor’s most creative and vital tools, this class is designed to shape and expand voice and speech techniques, as well as introduce the fundamentals of working on a dialect. 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. Students will learn to develop an ear to distinguish dialect sounds, and work on two dialects in class. The class emphasizes finding and valuing the individual’s own vocal mechanism, and finding freedom of expression in another dialect. A “must” for all serious young actors.

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