Middle School (Grades 6–8) Intensives

July 8–August 16, 2019

(no class July 4)

 

 

2-Week Intensives

   

   Set Curriculum: 2-Week Acting Track or 2-Week Musical Theater Track

   
    Session 1:
Jun 10–21             Acting Track: Good Availability                Musical Theater: not offered this session
    Session 2: Jun 24–Jul 5         Acting Track: not offered this session       Musical Theater Track: Good Availability
    Session 3: Jul 8–19                Acting Track: Good Availability                Musical Theater Track: Good Availability
    Session 4: Jul 22–Aug 2         Acting Track: Good Availability                Musical Theater Track: Good availability

    Tuition: $750

   

   Acting Track

    10–11 a.m.                             Improvisation/Physical Character

    11 a.m.–noon                         Voice & Speech        

    noon–12:30 p.m.                    Lunch  

    12:30–3:00 p.m.                     Acting Performance Project

 

   Musical Theater Track

    10–11 a.m.                             Musical Theater Dance                      

    11 a.m.–noon                         Singing           

    noon–12:30 pm.                     Lunch  

    12:30–3:00 p.m.                     Musical Theater Performance Project          

 

    All sessions conclude with a performance project that will be presented to family and friends.

1-Week Intensives

   
   Set Curriculum: Acting Track only

   
    Session 5:
Aug 5–9           Acting Track: Good Availability           
    Session 6: Aug 12–16       Musical Theater Track: Good Availability            

    Tuition: $450

   

   Daily Schedule

   Acting Track

    10–11 a.m.                             Improvisation/Physical Character

    11 a.m.–noon                         Voice & Speech        

    noon–12:30 p.m.                    Lunch  

    12:30–3:00 p.m.                     Acting Performance Project

 

   Musical Theater Track

    10–11 a.m.                             Musical Theater Dance                      

    11 a.m.–noon                         Singing           

    noon–12:30 pm.                     Lunch  

    12:30–3:00 p.m.                     Musical Theater Performance Project

    All sessions conclude with a performance project that will be presented to family and friends.


Partial and full scholarships may be available for classes. To request a scholarship application, please email youngconservatory@act-sf.org.

Course Descriptions

Acting Performance Project

Designed for students with previous acting experience and training, this intensive course allows students to apply objective, character, obstacle, physicality, ensemble and other basic acting tools to a performance piece. Previous performance projects have consisted of carefully curated scenes & monologues, short plays or original devised pieces that embrace the unique make-up of that particular class of students. Students focus on character development and the dynamics of the play’s language, rather than technical production skills. This class culminates in an open class presentation.

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.

Musical Theater Dance

This course provides students with the technique and experience to meet the specific challenges and demands of dancing in musical theater productions. Designed to give students a solid foundation in the movement skills required by today’s stage musicals, this class culminates in a presentation of the various styles of dance in musical theater.

Musical Theater Performance Project

This course provides students with the technique and experience to meet the specific challenges and demands of dancing in musical theater productions. This course is designed to give students a solid foundation in the movement skills required by today’s stage musicals. The class culminates in a presentation of the various styles of dance in musical theater.

Singing and Dancing

Basic singing and dancing skills are introduced, with focus on accommodating a variety of experience levels. Tools will be applied to a variety of music-theater genres.

Voice and Speech for the Actor

Focusing on one of the actor’s most creative and vital tools, this class is designed to shape and expand voice and speech techniques. 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. These components will be applied to contemporary scene work.

 

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