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(Rising Grades 6–8)

Middle School

Jan 14–Mar 4

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.

Middle School Classes

Schedule: Saturdays, January 21–March 4 from 10 am–12 pm at 30 Grant Ave*
*Class will be held Online via Zoom on February 4
Tuition: $275

Dive into the world of musical theater performance with the YC’s Musical Theater class–this time, with a focus on the amazing works of Stephen Sondheim. From Into the Woods to Sweeney Todd, young performers will use songs from these iconic musicals to explore character and performance. Students of all levels of experience are welcome, and this course may be repeated. Under the guidance of an expert lead instructor and live accompanist, actors will explore:

  • Song and character improvisation, interpretation, and performance
  • Singing fundamentals such as breath control, articulation, and vocal technique
  • Introduction to dance and movement skills

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 songs and projects rehearsed in class to friends and family. Have fun with peers while learning valuable musical theater skills!

Schedule: Saturdays, January 21–March 4 from 10 am–12 pm at 30 Grant Ave*
*Class will be held Online via Zoom on February 4
Tuition: $255

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.

 

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: $255

Take your audition monologues to the next level! This class will give middle school students the confidence to deliver a monologue for a professional audition, whether it’s in person or in front of a camera. After finding the right monologue for their age group, students will dive into text analysis and character creation. Under the guidance of veteran YC instructor Andy Alabran, students will explore the full audition process, from introducing themselves and the monologue to performing the piece, followed by all the right post-audition etiquette. Students will also get a chance to learn: 

  • Acting techniques to make their monologues shine
  • Audition etiquette and industry professionalism
  • The casting process for theater and film

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 monologues rehearsed in class to friends and family. Have fun with peers while learning valuable auditioning 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: $275

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!

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