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(Rising Grades 9–12)

High School Classes

Jan 19–Mar 4, 2023

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

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Winter 2023 SESSION DATES:
January 19–March 4, 2023 

In-person meetings will be held at our 30 Grant Avenue studios in San Francisco. Zoom links for all Feb 4 classes will be sent out by February 3.

Beginning January 1st, 2023, all students must provide proof of vaccination or exemption to participate, while mask wearing is optional. Please note that our COVID-19 safety policies are subject to change. 

Winter 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.

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  • If you have additional questions, email us at YoungConservatory@act-sf.org.

High School Classes

Schedule: Saturdays, January 21–March 4 from 10 am–12:30 pm at 30 Grant Ave*
*Class will be held Online via Zoom on February 4
Tuition: $335

Interested in acting on television or in a movie? Now’s your chance to get in front of the camera and learn all about the industry! Students of all experience levels are welcome, and this course may be repeated. Through scene work in front of and behind the camera, actors will explore:

  • Fundamental acting tools including objective, obstacle, actions, tactics, and point of view
  • Theatrical skills such as scene analysis, vocal production, and physical awareness
  • On-camera acting techniques versus stage techniques
  • Audition preparation and filming self-tapes
  • The business and industry of film, television, and commercial acting

This course meets  once a week for 7 weeks in-person at our 30 Grant Ave studios in San Francisco, with the February 4th class taking place online via Zoom. There will be some assignments and memorization between classes. This course culminates in an “open class” on the final day where students present filmed monologues and scenes rehearsed in class to friends and family. Have fun with peers while learning valuable acting skills!

Schedule: Saturdays, January 21–March 4 from 1–3 pm at 30 Grant Ave*
*Class will be held Online via Zoom on February 4
Tuition: $235

Don’t miss a chance to experience this incredible art form! Interested in performing your own work, and in the world of spoken and improvised storytelling? This course gives students an opportunity to tell their stories through rap, spoken word, and scenes from plays. They’ll explore many key elements of these art forms, including, rhyme, rhythm, and improvisation. Meanwhile, students can nurture their creative voices alongside peers and develop their on-stage performance skills. This electrifying workshop is taught by local emcee, actor, and teaching artist, Carlos Aguirre–fresh off his guest appearance with Freestyle Love Supreme at A.C.T.! No experience is necessary! Actors will also get a chance to learn:

  • The fundamentals of rap, spoken word, and hip-hop
  • Storytelling through music, movement, and facial expression
  • Tools for writing evocative lyrics and spoken word pieces

This course meets once a week for 7 weeks in-person at our 30 Grant Ave studios in San Francisco, with the February 4th class taking place online via Zoom. There will be some assignments and memorization between classes. This course culminates in an “open class” on the final day where students present projects rehearsed in class to friends and family. Have fun with peers while learning valuable performance skills!

Schedule: Saturdays, January 21–March 4 from 1–3:30 pm at 30 Grant Ave*
*Class will be held Online via Zoom on February 4
Tuition: $315

In the actor’s toolkit the two elements most essential to good character communication are the actor’s voice and the actor’s body. These are also the two areas that need the most development in young actors. This class is designed to address the power of creating complete characters through physicalization, identifying obstacles, and working to overcome them. Instructors will use a variety of approaches to enhance the young actor’s physical work and strengthen overall performance, including mime, improvisation, movement, clowning, and mask work. Actors will also explore:

  • Improvisation techniques such as spontaneity and the power of positive choice
  • Different types of physical theater, including commedia dell’arte
  • Physical storytelling and character development through movement

This course meets once a week for 7 weeks in-person at our 30 Grant Ave studios in San Francisco, with the February 4th class taking place online via Zoom. There will be some assignments and memorization between classes. This course culminates in an “open class” on the final day where students present projects rehearsed in class to friends and family. Have fun with peers while learning valuable auditioning skills! A “must” for all serious young actors.

Open to HS juniors and seniors. Limited to 8 students.

Schedule: Mondays, January 9, 23, 39, February 6 & 13 from 4:30-7pm at 30 Grant Ave*
*There will be no class on January 16

Tuition: $395

When applying to competitive college performing arts programs, investing time into identifying repertoire that showcases your strengths is essential, and is not something that should be left to the last minute. In this 5-week intensive, students will research and identify monologues or songs to consider for further coaching and preparation for pre-screen and live auditions. In addition to monologue / song research and initial coaching, this course will also offer some essential foundational info about the unique process of applying to theater programs, including:

  • a panel of recent YC alums now attending top BA/BFA programs to share their experiences with the audition process
  • a Q&A for parents entering this (sometimes new, and scary!) territory 
  • tools for identifying the best programs for you 

This course is designed for committed students and will require focused work between sessions to maximize results. Classes will be held in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. We look forward to helping you on your college audition journey.

Click below to check out our JR and MS Winter 2023 Schedules:

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