Winter Session 2018
January 9–March 10
(No classes on Saturday, February 3)
|4–6 p.m.||Musical Theater Workshop||6–8||$415|
||NEW! Junior “Acting Funny”: Tools for Physical Comedy
|4–6 p.m.||Junior Acting Workshop
|4–6 p.m.||Acting Workshop
||Junior Musical Theater
|SATURDAY||(No class Feb 3; make-up class Mar 10)
|10 a.m.–noon||Junior Advanced Acting Workshop
|10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
||Advanced Acting Workshop
|10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Musical Theater Workshop
|10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
|1–3 p.m.||NEW! “Acting Funny”: Tools for Physical Comedy
|1–3 p.m.||NEW! Spoken Word Performance
4-week workshop (Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3)
||Musical Theater Workshop
|1:30–4 p.m.||On-Camera Acting
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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