Winter 2024 SESSION DATES:
January 16–March 2, 2024
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 class.
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 email@example.com.
- 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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High School Classes
Schedule: 6 Saturdays: Jan 20, 27, (no class Feb 3), Feb 10, 17, 24 & Mar 2 from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
In this workshop, students will engage deeply with acting techniques introduced in previous acting classes in order to build believable characters, analyze text, and respond truthfully to circumstances, scene partners and language. Classes will meet once a week for 6 weeks (no class on Saturday, February 3.) Students will have 2.5 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. Coursework may include monologues, scenes and/or devised performance. Students are expected to attend all sessions and participate fully in all games and exercises, and should expect to spend some prep or rehearsal time outside of class. This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” on the final hour of the final day (March 2) to present material rehearsed in class.
HS Acting: Scene Study is for you if:
- You’ve taken some acting classes and are ready to dive deeper into character creation and scene work and/or
- You are ready to commit to more serious acting study that may include increased preparation time outside of class for memorization and other activities and/or
- You’re interested in pursuing acting beyond high school
Schedule: 6 Saturdays: Jan 20, 27, (no class Feb 3), Feb 10, 17, 24 & Mar 2 from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
In addition to imagination and a sense of “in the moment” play, the actor’s voice and the actor’s body are elements 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 actor’s physical work and strengthen overall performance, with exercises inspired by including mime, clowning, masks, and physical improvisation. Classes will meet once a week for 6 weeks (no class on Saturday, February 3.) Students will have 2 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco with some minimal assignments and memorization in between classes. This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” on the final hour of the final day (March 2) to present material rehearsed in class. A “must” for all serious young actors.
HS Acting: Improvisation and Physical Character is for you if:
- You have taken some acting classes, and feel like you would like to practice “letting go” a bit on stage through a new approach and/or
- You would like to expand your physical vocabulary and awareness of your own body to deepen your character work and/or
- You’d like discover/uncover your comedic instincts and laugh a lot
Schedule: 6 Saturdays: Jan 20, 27, (no class Feb 3), Feb 10, 17, 24 & Mar 2 from 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at 30 Grant Ave
In this course, students will practice learning and generating movement sequences and phrases using Broadway show tunes. Objectives of the class include practicing character embodiment, developing a choreographic eye, and improving and gaining confidence in movement abilities. Students are not expected to sing and beginning movers are welcome! Classes will meet once a week for 6 weeks (no class on Saturday, Feb 3.) Students will have 1.5 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” on the final hour of the final day (March 2) to present material rehearsed in class.
HS Musical Theater: Dance Workshop is for you if:
- You’ve had some minimal to moderate dance experience and would like to supplement your training in a fun atmosphere and/or
- You’ve taken musical theater or singing and would like to explore this third part of the “triple threat” skill set and/or
- You’re curious and ready for a physical theater experience that also allows you to play with character and acting