Spring Session 2018

 
Spring Session 2018

Space in each class is limited—
  guarantee your place today!



Deadline: March 15



Schedule

 

DAY & TIME COURSE* GRADE(S) TUITION**

 
MONDAY
 
     
4–6 p.m.
Acting Workshop

6–8 $335
4–6 p.m.
 
Voice and Dialect
 
7–12*
 
$335
 

*This class is recommended for more mature actors with some acting experience


TUESDAY
 
     
4–6:30 p.m.
 
Musical Theater Workshop
 
9–12
 
$415
 
4–6 p.m.
 
Advanced Acting Workshop
 
6–8
 
$335


 
WEDNESDAY
 
     
4–6 p.m.
Junior Advanced Acting Workshop

3–5 $335
4–6:30 p.m.
 
Acting Workshop
 
9–12
 
$415

4–6:30 p.m.
 
Junior Cabaret Ensemble
 
6–8
 
FULL
 

 
THURSDAY
 
     
4–6 p.m. Junior Acting Workshop

3–5
$335
4–6 p.m.
 
On-Camera Workshop

6–8
 
$375
 
4–6 p.m.
Improvisation
 
6–8 $335

 
SATURDAY
 
   
10 a.m.–noon Junior Acting Workshop
 
3–5 $335
10 a.m.–noon Acting Funny: Tools for Physical Comedy

3–5 $335
10 a.m.–noon Intro to Musical Theater Dance NEW!

6–8 $300
10 a.m.–noon
Musical Theater Workshop

6–8 $415
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. High School Musical Ensemble

9–12 FULL
1–3 p.m.
Playwriting
 
6–8 $300
1–3 p.m. Physical Character
 
9–12 $335
1:30–4 p.m.
 
High School Cabaret Ensemble
 
9–12
 
FULL
 
1:30–4 p.m.
 
Advanced Acting Workshop
 
9–12
 
$415
 
1:30–4 p.m.
 
Musical Theater: Scene Into Song NEW!
 
9–12
 
$415
 
1:30–4 p.m.

 
Behind the Scenes: Technical Theater Exploration  NEW!
 
7–12

 
$375

 


 

Enrollment Info
 


Young Conservatory classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

All vocal-focused Musical Theater classes will be directed by a Musical Theater Professional and a full-time accompanist.

A minimum number of students is required to run each class. If a class has insufficient enrollment and is cancelled, students can choose to attend another class, or for their money to be refunded.

Refund requests must be made by the end of the first week. The cost of any classes attended will be added to the drop fee. No refunds will be made after the end of the first week. Please allow 10 working days to process your refund.
 


Course Descriptions

Acting Funny: Tools for Physical Comedy

What does it mean to be funny? We’ve rolled all of the gems of the comedic actor’s toolkit—improvisation, clowning, mime, commedia dell’arte, mask work, and physical character—into one sidesplitting class. Expect lots of physical and imaginative play that helps young actors develop a playful spirit and learn how to delight an audience.
 

Acting Workshops (Middle and High School)

Gain the tools to create believable and vibrant characters. Covering the basic principles of acting techniques—including objective/obstacle, given circumstance, inner monologue, sense memory, and improvisation—these courses include work with both improvisation and dramatic texts, culminating in the presentation of monologues and/or scenes. For students who have completed one or more acting classes in the YC, our Intermediate/Advanced workshops will focus on digging deeper into character creation with more complex scene work to further develop students’ techniques and understanding.

These courses are a foundation for future study and all levels may be repeated.
   

Behind the Scenes: Technical Theater Exploration – NEW!

Explore the fundamentals of the design and technical work that lies behind every production. Topics will include costume/make-up design, scenic design, sound design, props design, and lighting/projection design, as well as an introduction to stage management and backstage crew positions.
 

Improvisation

Improvisation is a valuable tool for freeing the imagination, gaining confidence in auditions, and deepening emotional connections. This class will include imaginative and physical character creation, with exercises focusing on spontaneity, remaining present, and the power of positive choice. This course is a wonderful tool for developing courage and flexibility onstage.
 

Intro to Musical Theater Dance – NEW!

Discover the basics of musical theater dance and choreography. This class will give students the vocabulary and technique that they can use in the YC’s Musical Theater Workshop or in any musical theater audition they attend. Techniques learned include basic dance vocabulary (or building vocabulary upon current level of dance), proper alignment of body for proper dance execution, musicality, and kinesthetic awareness within a dance class/audition. The class will culminate with several choreographed numbers.
 

Junior Acting Workshop

This class is designed to expand the imagination, build confidence, develop sensitivity to the processes of creating and working with others, and strengthen the actor’s voice and body. The workshop will feature a combination of theater exercises and basics.
 

Junior Musical Theater

This class introduces students to vocal production, rhythm, and movement, while focusing on song interpretation, phrasing, and using the whole body as an instrument while performing. The session culminates in a presentation of solo and ensemble numbers from the musical theater repertoire. 
 

Musical Theater Scene Into Song – NEW!

For students who have previously completed a Musical Theater course or other relevant experience.For the more advanced musical theater performer, this course will pull scenes from musical theater librettos that lead into songs. Acting, vocal, and movement techniques unique to the musical theater performer will be explored. Class will culminate in a presentation of several scene-into-song sequences.
 

Musical Theater Workshops

This class introduces students to vocal production and rhythm, and focuses on song interpretation, phrasing, and using the whole body as an instrument while performing. The session culminates in a presentation of solo and ensemble numbers from the musical theater repertoire.
 

On-Camera Acting

Want to know the difference between acting on the stage and acting on-camera? Through simple scenes and exercises, students will explore the fundamentals of good acting, learn practicable on-camera techniques, and acquire a basic, realistic understanding of the film and television industry.
 

Physical Character

The two most essential tools for good character communication that an actor has are their voice and their 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 physical character, identifying obstacles, and working to overcome them. Instructors will use a variety of approaches to enhance the young actor’s physical work, including mime, clowning, masks, commedia dell’arte, and physical improvisation.

This course is a “must” for all serious young actors.
 

Playwriting

This class will give aspiring young writers the opportunity to learn the art of dramatic writing for the stage. Writers will learn how to translate ideas from imagination to the page, learn the workings of dramatic form and structure, and begin to have an understanding and experience of what it takes to bring a creative vision to life. The class will culminate in a casual reading of completed scenes or short plays.
 

Voice and Dialect

Focusing on one of the actor’s most creative and vital tools, this class is designed to shape and expand voice and speech techniques, as well as introduce the fundamentals of working on a dialect. With a foundation of breath, relaxation, and alignment, students will explore pitch, volume, articulation, and resonance to expand the freedom and flexibility of the voice. Students will learn to develop an ear to distinguish dialect sounds, and work on two dialects in class. The class emphasizes finding and valuing the individual’s own vocal mechanism, and finding freedom of expression in another dialect.

This course is a “must” for all serious young actors.

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