Winter Session 2018

 
Winter Session 2018

January 9–March 10
(No classes on Saturday, February 3)

Enrolment for the Winter Session is now open. Check out the Schedule and Course Descriptions, then sign up here!

(This sessions Performance Opportunities are now available!)

 

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

 
TUESDAY
 
     
4–6 p.m.
On-Camera Acting

6–8 $375
4–6 p.m. Musical Theater Workshop 6–8 $415

 
WEDNESDAY
 
     
4–6 p.m.
NEW! Junior “Acting Funny”: Tools for Physical Comedy

3–5 $335
4–6 p.m.
Junior Musical Theater 3–5 $335

4–6:30 p.m.

Acting Workshop

9–12

$415


 
THURSDAY
 
     
4–6 p.m. Junior Acting Workshop

3–5
$335
4–6 p.m. Acting Workshop

6–8 $335
4–6 p.m.
Junior Musical Theater
 
3–5 $335

 
SATURDAY (No class Feb 3; make-up class Mar 10)
 
   
10 a.m.–noon Junior Advanced Acting Workshop
 
3–5 $335
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Advanced Acting Workshop
 
6–8 $415
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Musical Theater Workshop
 
6–8 $415
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Acting Workshop

9–12 $415
1–3 p.m. NEW! “Acting Funny”: Tools for Physical Comedy

6–8 $335
1–3 p.m. NEW! Spoken Word Performance
4-week workshop (Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3)
 
9–12 $175
1:30–4 p.m. Advanced Acting Workshop

9–12 $415
1:30–4 p.m.
Musical Theater Workshop
 
9–12 $415
1:30–4 p.m. On-Camera Acting
9–12 $415

 

SAT, DEC 16
 
 
   

10 a.m.–1 p.m.
 

Stage Combat Workshop


Ages 13–18

FREE!

 

Enrolment FAQ
 

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

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.

Questions? Please email youngconservatory@act-sf.org.



Course Descriptions

Acting Funny: Tools for Physical Comedy – NEW!


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 all into one class. Expect lots of physical and imaginative play that help young actors develop a playful spirit, and learn how to delight an audience.
 

Acting Workshops


These courses are designed to give young actors the tools to create believable and vibrant characters. Covering the basic principles of acting techniques—including objective/obstacle, given circumstance, inner monologue, sense memory, emotional recall, and improvisation—these courses include work with both improvisation and dramatic texts, culminating in the presentation of monologues and/or scenes.

Advanced Acting Workshops are designed for students who have completed one or more acting classes in the YC, and will focus on digging deeper into the character creation, with more complex scene work to deepen students’ understanding of the core tools in action.

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

Junior Acting Workshop


This class is designed to extend the creative drama experience by expanding the imagination, building confidence, developing sensitivity to the processes of creating and working with others, and strengthening the actor’s voice and body. Students will experience a combination of theater exercises and basic script work.

Advanced Acting levels are designed for students who have completed one or more acting classes in the YC, and will focus on digging deeper into the character creation, with more complex scene work to deepen students’ understanding of the core tools in action.
 

Junior Musical Theater


This class introduces students to the unique skill of performing a song, and using the whole body as an instrument. Topics
include vocal production, rhythm, movement lyric and music analysis. The session culminates in a presentation of solo and ensemble numbers from the musical theater repertoire.

Musical Theater Workshops


These classes for middle and high school students develop fundamentals for musical theater song performance. Topics include vocal production, rhythm, the interpretation and phrasing of the song, and using the whole body as an expressive instrument. 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, this introductory exploration of acting for the camera will explore the fundamentals of good acting, learn practicable on-camera technique, and acquire a basic, realistic understanding of the film and television industry.
 

Spoken Word Performance – NEW!


This special 4-week workshop is designed to introduce students to the unique art of spoken word performance. No experience is necessary. To transform written poems into spoken word performances, hip hop and spoken word artist and actor Carlos Aguirre will explore the tradition of spoken word through text, audio and video samples, and help students identify or write a poem to perform. Techniques on diction, rhythm, volume and intention will be explored to give students confidence to express themselves. The class will culminate in a casual showcase of performances by students, open to friends and family.

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