Winter Session 2019

 
Winter Session 2019

Jan 8–Mar 2

(No class Sat, Feb 9)
 

Schedule

Course Descriptions

Performance Opportunities


Questions?

Email youngconservatory@act-sf.org

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

 

*Use YCWINTER10 by Dec 15 for 10% off classes

Registration Deadline:
Jan 3, 2019

 



Schedule

 

DAY & TIME COURSE GRADE(S) TUITION

 

Tuesday

     
4–6 p.m.
Junior Musical Theater

3–5 $385
4–6:30 p.m.
 
Middle School Cabaret Ensemble
 
6–8
 
By audition only
 
4–6:30 p.m.
 
Actors Ensemble Winter/Spring Project
 
9–12
 
By audition only
 

 

Wednesday

     
4–6 p.m.
Musical Theater Workshop

6–8 $385
4–6 p.m.
 
Voice & Diction: Make Them Hear You!
 
6–8
 
$335


 

Thursday

     
4–6 p.m. Junior Acting Workshop I

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

 

Saturday

(No class Sat, Feb 9)
 


 
   
10 a.m.–noon Junior Acting Workshop II
 
3–5 $335
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Acting Workshop

6–8 $415
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
On-Camera Acting

9–12 $415
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
 
Musical Theater Workshop
 
9–12
 
$435
 
1–3 p.m. Junior Musical Theater

3–5 $385
1–3 p.m. Improvisation
 
6–8 $335
1–3 p.m.
 
Junior Improvisation
 
3–5
 
$335
 
1:30–4 p.m.
 
Acting Workshop
 
9–12
 
$415
 
1:30–4 p.m.
1/12, 1/19, 1/26
 
Design Series: Costume Focus NEW!

 
7–12

 
$185

 


 

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

Acting Workshops (Middle School 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.

 

Acting Funny: Tools for 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 class. Expect lots of physical and imaginative play to help young actors develop a playful spirit and delight an audience.

 

Junior Acting I 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.

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

 

Junior Acting II Workshop

Acting II workshops are designed for students who have completed two or more YC acting classes, and will focus on more complex scene work to dig deeper into character creation, techniques, and understanding.

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

 

Improvisation

Improvisation is a valuable tool for freeing the imagination, gaining confidence in auditions, and deepening emotional connection. Class will also include imaginative and physical character creation. 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.

 

Design Series: Costume Focus—NEW

(3-Saturday Intensive: Jan 12, 19 & 26, 1:30–4pm)

Join us in the YC’s brand new Design Series for a very special 3-week intensive that takes place in A.C.T.’s renowned Costume Shop on Market Street, led by master costumer and designer Callie Floor.

This class is designed for actors to better understand the significance of costume designers and their process as they work closely with both actors and the artistic team to bring characters to life through costumes. Understanding what costumers do will help actors develop practical skills that will help them both onstage as a performer as well as offstage as a theater collaborator. For three consecutive Saturdays from 1:30-4pm, students will work on a costume design project around specific scenes or plays, and will have the chance to look through our Costume Shop inventory and pull costumes for their final design. No experience needed.

 

Junior Musical Theater

This class introduces students to vocal production, rhythm, and movement, focusing on the interpretation and phrasing of a 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.

 

Musical Theater Workshop

This class introduces students to vocal production and rhythm, with a focus on song interpretation, phrasing, and the use of the whole body as an instrument. 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 onstage and on camera? Through simple scenes and exercises, this introductory exploration of acting for the camera will explore the fundamentals of good acting, practicable on-camera techniques, and a basic, realistic understanding of the film and television industry.

 

Voice & Diction: Make Them Hear You!

Focusing on one of the actor’s most creative and vital tools, this class is designed to shape and expand voice and speech techniques through the active exploration of monologues and scenes. 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. The class emphasizes finding and valuing the individual’s own vocal mechanism.

An essential course for all serious young actors.

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