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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

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

Tuition: $275

Instructor: Salim Razawi

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!

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

Tuition: $275

Instructor: Meredith Joelle Charlson

Get moving with the Musical Theater Workshop: Dance Focus! Whether a beginner or seasoned performer, students will explore Broadway hit songs, from shows like Chicago, Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, and more!  Students of all levels of experience are welcome. Actors will explore:

  • Introduction to dance and improving confidence in movement abilities
  • Musical theater choreography

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!

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!