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(Rising Grades 9–12)

High School Classes

Sep 20–Nov 12, 2022

Sorry there is limited availability. For more information please call our team on 415.749.2228.

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Fall 2022 SESSION DATES:
September 20–November 12, 2022 

All classes take place in-person in our studio spaces at 30 Grant Ave.

All students ages 12+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. All students and faculty must be masked at all times while in the building. Please note that our COVID-19 safety policies are subject to change.

Fall Session Refund Policy

  • Courses with insufficient enrollment will be canceled and all tuition and fees paid will be refunded in full.
  • Withdrawal and refund requests for any other reason must be made in writing and emailed to youngconservatory@act-sf.org.
  • Refund requests will be honored in full if received at least one week (7 days) prior to the start of the first class session. Class tuition will be refunded while the non-refundable registration and library fees will be withheld.
  • Should a refund request be made after the above deadline, a withdrawal fee will be withheld in addition to the standard non-refundable fees as follows.
    • After the refund deadline but before the first class date: $25 withdrawal fee
    • On or after the first class date of full-length classes: $45 withdrawal fee
  • Refunds of any kind cannot be processed after the start of the second class meeting for full-length courses or on the day of intensives.
  • Please allow 10-14 days for your refund to be processed.

Questions

  • Visit our FAQ Page, if you haven't already!
  • If you have additional questions, email us at YoungConservatory@act-sf.org.

High School Classes

Schedule: Saturdays, Sept 24-Nov 12: 10am-12:30pm at 30 Grant Ave
Tuition: $375

Gain confidence in your acting approach with High School Acting. This foundational course is a must for high-school actors and is designed to give students a working knowledge of acting principles, improvisation, and text performance. Students of all levels of experience are welcome, and this course may be repeated. Actors will explore:

  • Character development through key tools including objective, obstacle, actions, and physicalityTheatrical skills such as tableaux, gesture, vocal production, and movement
  • Improvisation games
  • Audition etiquette
  • Scene and monologue performance

Classes will meet once a week for 8 weeks. Students will have 2.5 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. There will be some minimal assignments and memorization in between classes.  This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” on the final hour of the final day to present projects, monologues, and scenes rehearsed in class.  Have fun with peers who share your passion/interest in theater while gaining some valuable acting skills.

*This class is currently full.  If you would like to get onto the waitlist, please email us at youngconservatory@act-sf.org with your request and the best phone number to reach you at, in case a spot opens up.

Schedule: Saturdays, Sept 24-Nov 12: 1pm-3:30pm at 30 Grant Ave
Tuition: $395

Dive into the world of musical theater performance with the YC’s Musical Theater class, and explore fundamental skills that all your favorite Broadway stars use! Students of all levels of experience are welcome, and this course may be repeated. Actors will explore:

  • Singing fundamentals such as breath control, articulation, and vocal technique
  • Introduction to dance and improving confidence in movement abilities
  • Song and character improvisation, interpretation and performance

Classes will meet once a week for 8 weeks. Students will have 2.5 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. There will be some minimal assignments and memorization in between classes.  This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” on the final hour of the final day to present projects, songs, and group numbers rehearsed in class. This is an excellent class for young singer-actors wanting to strengthen their confidence in musical theater performance.

Schedule: Saturdays, Sept 24-Nov 12: 1pm-3:30pm at 30 Grant Ave
Tuition: $395

Interested in acting in film and television? Now’s your chance to get in front of the camera! Students of all levels of experience are welcome, and this course may be repeated. Guided by on-camera specialist and actor Brennan Pickman-Thoon, actors will explore:

  • Fundamental acting tools including objective, obstacle, actions, tactics, and point of view
  • Theatrical skills such as scene analysis, vocal production, and physical awareness
  • On-camera acting techniques versus stage techniques
  • Audition preparation and filming yourself
  • The business and industry of film, television, and commercial acting

Classes will meet once a week for 8 weeks. Students will have 2.5 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. There will be some minimal assignments and memorization in between classes.  This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” on the final hour of the final day to present projects, videos, and scenes, and students will have access to footage recorded during the course.   Have fun with peers while gaining some valuable acting skills!

1-DAY and 2-DAY INTENSIVES To Be Announced

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