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Middle School Classes (Grades 6–8)

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?

In-person meetings 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. 

WINTER SESSION DATES: 
January 22 - March 19, 2022

 

Saturdays

*This class is currently full.  If you would like to get onto the waitlist,
please email us at youngconservatory@act-sf.org

Schedule: January 22–March 5, Saturdays from 10 am–12 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave (NO CLASS ON FEBRUARY 5)

Tuition: $275

Instructor: Andy Alabran

Are you interested in acting and want to learn (or review!) the basics?  Now’s your chance with Intro to Acting for Screen and Stage! This course is designed to give young actors foundational knowledge of acting principles for those interested in both Hollywood and Broadway. Students of all levels of experience are welcome. Actors will explore:

  • Theatrical skills such as tableaux, gesture, vocal production, and movement
  • On-camera acting techniques versus stage techniques
  • Character development through key tools including objective, obstacle, actions, and physicality
  • Scene and monologue performance

Classes will meet once a week for six weeks. Students will meet for two hours each week, in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco.  There will be some assignments and memorization in between classes. This intensive will culminate in a group showing to present projects, monologues, and scenes rehearsed in class.  Have fun with peers 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

Schedule: January 22–March 5, Saturdays from 10 am–12:30 pm at 30 Grant Ave (NO CLASS ON FEBRUARY 5)

Tuition: $300

Instructor: Meredith Joelle Charlson

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

  • Fundamentals of acting a song and vocal technique
  • Musical theater dance choreography/ improving confidence in storytelling through movement
  • Song and character interpretation and performance

Classes will meet once a week for six weeks. Unless otherwise stated, all classes will be held in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. This intensive will culminate in a group showing for family and friends. Have fun with peers while gaining some valuable musical theater skills!

*This class is currently full.  If you would like to get onto the waitlist,
please email us at youngconservatory@act-sf.org

Schedule: January 22–March 19*, Saturdays from 1–3p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
*NO CLASS ON FEBRUARY 5

Prerequisite: prior YC On-Camera Acting Workshop class or equivalent training

Tuition: $325

Instructor: Brennan Pickman-Thoon

Interested in getting your start in the film and television industry? This course will focus on the intersection of audition technique and on-camera acting. This advanced class is designed for students who have taken On-Camera Acting Workshop or an equivalent class before. Actors will explore:

  • On-camera acting techniques versus stage techniques
  • Audition etiquette and tactics for success
  • Self-submissions and self-tape auditions
  • The business and industry of film, television, and commercial acting

Classes will meet once a week for eight weeks. Students will meet for two hours each week, in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. There will be some assignments and memorization in between classes.  This intensive will culminate in a group showing to present projects, monologues, and scenes rehearsed in class.  Have fun with peers while gaining some valuable acting and auditioning skills!