Virtual Summer Conservatory

Our Virtual Summer Conservatory is broken into two 4-week sessions:
Session 1: June 29-July 24
Session 2: July 27-August 21
Each session has a series of courses in a wide array of subjects. ACTors will be able to schedule as many or as few as they like, giving you lots of flexibility to suit your needs and interests. In general, courses meet twice per week over the 4 week session for a total of 8 sessions per course. At the end of the session, these courses will culminate in a live-streamed, virtual performance/sharing of what our students have learned. Additionally, every student who registers will also be given free access to a weekly Studio Class, held every Friday of the sessions. These classes will be an opportunity for our whole summer conservatory program to come together to share ideas and take master classes in topics like audition technique, monologue work, and acting through song as well as exclusive Q&As with Broadway stars! (Names TBA!!)
Pricing:
$150/student per class a la carte
3-course package (one sessions): $400
6-course package (two sessions): $700
NOTE: If you have already paid for any of our previously planned summer programming – including the Summer Day Program (Peter Pan Jr. and Mary Poppins Jr.), and our main stage productions of Frozen Jr., or Newsies – we are more than happy to apply that payment to any course registration!

AGES 7-12

Musical Theatre Scene Study

Offered over Zoom: Tue & Thu, 2pm-3pm

Ages: 7-12

Instructor: Kaylah Dixon

This class will use Frozen Jr. and Mary Poppins Jr. as a jumping-off point to develop acting technique and analytical skills. Combining games, exercises, and musical scenes, we will create a space to share and support one another’s work. Through practical application, students will expand their understanding of musical theatre concepts and become stronger performers.

Register for Session 2

Contemporary Theatre Dance

Offered over Zoom: Tue & Thu, 3:30pm-5pm

Ages: 7-12

Instructor: Bradford Robinson

Great for ALL experience levels! With a foundation in classical dance technique, students will develop skills for learning, practicing, and performing contemporary theatre dance material. Technique-based warm ups will build strength, balance, and flexibility. Students will learn movement excerpts from popular musical theatre choreography, with emphasis placed on storytelling and movement quality.
Register for Session 2

The Actor’s Toolbox

Offered over Zoom: Mon & Wed, 4pm-5pm

Ages: 7-12

Instructor: Sarah Smith

Students will learn and explore techniques for producing storytelling that is clear and exciting. Through theatre games and activities, we’ll develop confidence and performance skills! Emphasis is placed on unlocking the physical and vocal instruments and developing techniques that allow us to harness our full potential as storytellers.
Register for Session 2

Private Voice for Ages 7-12

Offered over Zoom: Four weekly 30-minute sessions scheduled individually

Ages: 7-12

Instructor: James Ham

Weekly private session in contemporary vocal technique (30 minutes). Emphasis is placed on building/developing technique for healthy vocal production and improving musicality. Students will learn warm-ups, exercises, and techniques to expand their range and strengthen their instrument for sustainable, exciting singing.
Register for Session 2

AGES 13-18

Dramatic Literature

Offered over Zoom: Mon & Wed, 7pm-8:30pm

Ages: 13-18

Instructor: Brian Dudley

Students will be introduced to theatrical analysis by examining both classic and contemporary works of drama. Through a series of activities, discussion, and performance, students will build worlds, write their own short plays, learn about the director’s process, and perform pieces of text using the skills they have developed!
Register for Session 2

Musical Theatre Scene Study

Offered over Zoom: Mon & Wed, 5pm-6:30pm

Ages: 13-18

Instructor: Gregory Maddock

Through the study and performance of musical scenes from throughout musical theatre history, students will develop skills in style and performance, while learning to identify common structures present in the American musical. Through small group work, guided discussion, and performance and feedback sessions, students will develop their critical eye and learn ways to provide, accept, and apply feedback.
Register for Session 2

Private Voice Lessons for Ages 13-18

Offered over Zoom: Four weekly 30-minute sessions scheduled individually

Ages: 13-18

Instructor: TBD

Weekly private session in contemporary vocal technique (30 minutes). Emphasis is placed on building/developing technique for healthy vocal production and improving musicality. Students will learn warm-ups, exercises, and techniques to expand their range and strengthen their instrument for sustainable, exciting singing.
Register for Session 2