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(Rising Grades 6–8)

Middle School

Mar 16–May 11, 2024

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

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Spring 2024 SESSION DATES:
March 16–May 11, 2024 

Classes will be held at our 30 Grant Avenue studios in San Francisco. 

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all faculty and students, the YC  will adhere to the most updated safety precautions recommended by San Francisco, county, and state guidance in effect at the time of class.

Spring 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.

Middle School Classes

Schedule: 8 Thursdays: Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 & 9 from 4:15–6:15 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
Tuition: $305

Focusing on one of the actor’s most creative and vital tools, MS Acting: Voice and Dialects uses monologues and scenes to strengthen the actor’s voice and introduce the fundamentals of dialect work. Students will combine acting techniques with specialized vocal training to expand the freedom and flexibility of the voice. Additionally, students will learn to develop an ear to distinguish dialect sounds, and work on one to two dialects in class. This class is a must for all serious young actors who want to build confidence through their voice. Students will have 2 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco with 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 (May 9) to present material rehearsed in class.

MS Acting: Voice and Dialects is for you if:

  • You’ve previously taken acting classes and you would like to explore how to use your voice to create character and/or
  • You’re excited by dialect work and want to learn how to portray characters from different regions and/or
  • You’d like to enhance your public speaking skills onstage and off, and/or
  • You want to unleash the power of your own voice

Schedule: 8 Saturdays: Mar 16, 23 (no class Mar 30), Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
Tuition: $325

This on-camera course course will focus on the intersection of audition techniques and the business of the film and television industry. Guided by an on-camera specialist, actors will explore the ins-and-outs of the industry, creating self-tape videos, and preparing for on-screen auditions. Classes will meet once a week for 8 weeks. Students will have 2 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 (May 11) to present material rehearsed in class. 

MS On-Camera Acting: Auditioning for the Film and Television Industry is for you if: 

  • You’ve previously taken an on-camera acting class and are ready for a more advanced level class and/or
  • You’re looking for more specific experience with auditioning for on-camera projects and/or
  • You’re interested in joining the film and television industry and want to learn where to start

Schedule: 8 Saturdays: Mar 16, 23 (no class Mar 30), Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11 from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
Tuition: $425

MS Musical Theater: Broadway Showcase will focus on essentials for the “triple threat” musical theater performer: acting, singing, and dancing. In this intermediate/advanced-level class, actors will develop performance skills through solo songs, duets, and group dance numbers. Students will dive deeper into developing vocal technique, dance and choreography skills, and acting tools to tell a full story through music. 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. This musical theater showcase class will culminate in a formal showcase performance in one of our studios at 30 Grants for friends and family. Highly recommended for those with prior voice training wanting to gain confidence through skill building in all musical theater performance areas.

MS Musical Theater: Broadway Showcase is for you if:

  • You’ve studied musical theater before and want a more intensive, performanced-based opportunity to explore it and/or
  • You want a deeper dive into acting and vocal techniques and/or
  • You’re excited to hone your skills as a “triple threat:” actor, singer, and dancer

Schedule: 8 Saturdays: Mar 16, 23 (no class Mar 30), Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11 from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
Tuition: $305

Dive into scenes with complex characters and layered text from iconic plays in MS Acting: Intermediate/Advanced 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 8 weeks (no class on Saturday, March 30.) Students will have 2 hours 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 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” on the final hour of the final day (May 11) to present material rehearsed in class. We recommend only taking this course if you’ve previously taken acting classes.

MS Acting: Intermediate/Advanced Scene Study is for you if:

  • You’ve taken some acting classes and are ready to dive deeper into character creation and scene work and/or
  • You are ready to commit to more serious acting study that may include increased preparation time outside of class for memorization and other activities and/or
  • You’re interested in pursuing acting in high school and beyond

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