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(Rising Grades 6–8)

Middle School Classes

Sep 9–Nov 17, 2024

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

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Fall 2024 SESSION DATES:
September 9–November 17, 2024

Please note that while classes will be held on Yom Kippur (October 12), we will accommodate any student absences for holiday observance.

Location

All fall classes will meet in-person at our 30 Grant Ave studios in San Francisco.

Enrollment Info

  • Fall classes will have limited capacity—enrollment is accepted in order of registration until all spots are filled. To be added to the waitlist, email YoungConservatory@act-sf.org 
  • 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 tuition to be refunded.

Attendance Policy

Due to the collaborative nature of theater classes which involve ensemble and pair work, our classes are not a "drop-in" model. Our teaching artists plan for full participation from all students each week and appreciate any conflicts to be communicated as early as possible to enable us to plan for the best experience possible!

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

Middle School Classes

Schedule: 9 Thursdays: Sep 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 (no class Oct 31), Nov 7 & 14 from 4:30–6 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
Tuition: $285

Dive into scenes with complex characters and layered text from iconic plays in MS Acting: Scene Study. In this workshop, students will engage deeply with acting techniques introduced in previous acting classes in order to build believable characters, analyze text, and respond truthfully to circumstances, scene partners and language. Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks. Students will have 90 minutes of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. Coursework may include monologues, scenes and/or devised performance. Students are expected to attend all sessions and may expect to spend a little prep or rehearsal time outside of class for the best experience. This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” for friends and family during the final hour of the final day (November 14) to present material rehearsed in class.

MS Acting: Scene Study is for you if:

  • You’re interested serious acting study and are ready to dive deeper into character creation and scene work and/or
  • You’ve taken some acting classes before and want to sharpen your skills and/or
  • You’re interested in pursuing acting in high school and beyond

Schedule: 10 Saturdays: Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 & 16 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
Please note that while classes will be held on Yom Kippur (October 12), we will accommodate any student absences for holiday observance.
Tuition: $425

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 an on-camera specialist, actors will explore acting techniques, learn about the film and television industry, and gain confidence being in front of the camera. Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks. Students will have 2 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. Students are expected to attend all sessions and participate fully in all games and exercises and should expect to spend some prep or rehearsal time outside of class. This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” during the final hour of the final day (November 16) to present material rehearsed in class. 

MS On-Camera Acting is for you if:

  • You’ve taken some acting classes and are curious about the differences between stage and on-camera techniques and/or
  • You’d like to learn more about the film, television, and commercial acting industry and/or
  • You’ve had experience in theater and are looking for a new acting medium

Schedule: 10 Saturdays: Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 & 16 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
Please note that while classes will be held on Yom Kippur (October 12), we will accommodate any student absences for holiday observance.
Tuition: $415

Dive into the world of musical theater performance with the YC’s foundational Musical Theater class. Under the guidance of a lead instructor and live accompanist, actors will explore voice training, dance fundamentals, stage acting, and song performance. Students of all levels of experience are welcome, and this course may be repeated. Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks. Students will have 2 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. Students are expected to attend all sessions and may expect to spend a little prep or rehearsal time outside of class for the best experience. This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” for friends and family during the final hour of the final day (November 16) to present material rehearsed in class.

MS Musical Theater is for you if:

  • You’ve never studied musical theater before and want a fun and easy-going opportunity to explore it and/or
  • You’ve taken some acting classes before and want to try out a new area of performance and/or
  • You love to sing and dance and would like to develop your musical theater skill set

Schedule: 10 Saturdays: Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 & 16 from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
Please note that while classes will be held on Yom Kippur (October 12), we will accommodate any student absences for holiday observance.
Tuition
: $395

This foundational class is designed to let the students’ imaginations run wild while exploring a variety of approaches to enhance the physical life of a character. Expect lots of physical and imaginative play inspired by mime, clowning, masks, and physical improvisation that help young actors develop a playful spirit and freedom on stage. Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks. Students will have 2 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. Students are expected to attend all sessions and may expect to spend a little prep or rehearsal time outside of class for the best experience. This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” for friends and family during the final hour of the final day (November 16) to present material rehearsed in class.

JR Acting: Improvisation & Physical Character is for you if:

  • You’ve taken some acting before and want to want to explore more physical theater and/or
  • You want to develop your courage and flexibility onstage and off and/or
  • You’d like to discover/uncover your comedic instincts and laugh a lot

Click below to check out our JR and HS Fall 2024 Schedules:

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