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Middle School Classes (Grades 6–8)

Jun 7–Aug 13

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

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Think back to when you signed up for your very first YC experience. How did you first find out about A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory?

Spend your summer with the Young Conservatory! 

CLASS LISTINGS

Online Classes

Intensives

Intensives run M-F for either 1 or 2 weeks.

This course offers a guide to entering the professional world of acting, with a special focus on gaining confidence in your auditioning skills. In addition to covering the basic principles of acting technique—including objective/obstacle, circumstance, inner monologue, and improvisation—this course explores the world of auditioning and industry professionalism. Along with text analysis and character creation, this intensive will cover:

  • Selection of appropriate audition materials
  • Tackling cold reads and callbacks
  • Resumes and Headshots
  • Audition etiquette and professionalism

Classes will meet online via Zoom in two blocks (one 60-min and one 90-min), separated by an hour lunch break. There will be some assignments and memorization in between classes. This intensive will culminate in a group "public" showing (families, Zoom in or gather around the computer!) to present monologues rehearsed in class. Have fun with peers while gaining some valuable acting skills!

Session Dates: July 6–July 16, Monday through Friday at 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (break from 12–1 p.m.) via Zoom

Total daily screen time of 2.5 hours, with activities designed to create movement and variety within and between sessions.

Tuition: $405

The 1-Week Acting Intensive  is designed to give young actors a foundational knowledge of acting principles, improvisation, and text performance. Students of all levels of experience welcome. Actors will explore:

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

Classes will meet online via Zoom in two blocks (one 60-min and one 90-min), separated by an hour lunch break. There will be some assignments and memorization in between classes. This intensive will culminate in a group "public" showing (families, Zoom in or gather around the computer!) to present projects, monologues, and scenes rehearsed in class. Have fun with peers while gaining some valuable acting skills!

Session Dates: August 2–August 6, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m (break from 12–1 p.m.) via Zoom

Total daily screen time of 2.5 hours, with activities designed to create movement and variety within and between sessions.

Tuition: $225

Dive into the world of musical theater performance with the 1-Week Musical Theater Intensive. Students of all levels of experience welcome. Actors will explore:

  • Fundamentals of singing such as breath control, articulation, and vocal technique
  • Introduction to dance and improving confidence in movement abilities
  • Song and character interpretation and performance

Classes will meet online via Zoom in two blocks (one 60-min and one 90-min), separated by an hour lunch break. There will be some assignments and memorization in between classes. This intensive will culminate in a group "public" showing (families, Zoom in or gather around the computer!) to present projects, songs, and scenes rehearsed in class. Have fun with peers while gaining some valuable musical theater skills! 

Session Dates: August 9–August 13, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m (break from 12–1 p.m.) via Zoom

Total daily screen time of 2.5 hours, with activities designed to create movement and variety within and between sessions.

Tuition: $225

"Á la Carte" Classes

These classes meet either M/W/F or Tu/Thu for four weeks from June 7-July 2, giving students the ability to build their own schedule.

This intensive is designed for actors who are ready to take the next step into more advanced theater training. Actors will focus on more complex scene work to dig deeper into character creation, techniques, and understanding. The intensive will culminate in a performance for friends and family over Zoom.

*Audition video required for admission. Email youngconservatory@act-sf.org to request an audition or learn more. Audition videos will be due by May 28 or when maximum enrollment is filled.

Download Audition Details

Class Dates: June 7–July 2, Mon/Wed/Fri from 3–4:30 p.m. via Zoom
Tuition: $325

In-Person Classes

Summer in-person classes will have limited capacity - enrollment is accepted in order of registration until all spots are filled. If any of our classes are full/sold out, you may add your name to the waitlist by emailing us at YoungConservatory@act-sf.org

*Please Note: In-person 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 classes. 

In-Person Intensives

*This class is currently full.  To get on the waitlist, please email us at youngconservatory@act-sf.org. 

Dive into the world of musical theater performance with the 1-Week Musical Theater Intensive. Students of all levels of experience are welcome. Actors will explore:

  • Fundamentals of singing such as breath control, articulation, and vocal technique
  • Introduction to dance and improving confidence in movement abilities
  • Song and character interpretation and performance

Classes will meet in person daily for one week. There may be some assignments and memorization in between classes. The intensive will culminate in a showing of projects, songs, and scenes that will be videotaped and shared with families by email. Have fun with peers while gaining some valuable acting skills!

Session Dates: July 26-30, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  

Tuition: $315

*This class is currently full.  To get on the waitlist, please email us at youngconservatory@act-sf.org. 

Mix up your routine and expand your acting toolbox with our 1-Week Acting Intensive! This course is designed to give young actors

foundational knowledge of acting principles, improvisation, and text performance. Students of all levels of experience are welcome. Actors will explore:

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

Classes will meet in person daily for one week. There will be some assignments and memorization in between classes. The intensive will culminate in a showing of projects and rehearsed scenes that will be videotaped and shared with families by email. Have fun with peers while gaining some valuable acting skills!

Session Dates: August 2–6, Monday through Friday from 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.  

Tuition: $285