Objective: to create well-rounded performers, build confidence, and open doors for a future in the arts for the SERIOUS student. By audition only.

Core curriculum.  A typical week would include Ballet and Acting twice a week; Jazz, Tap, History of Broadway, Voice, and special classes once a week,

Why these courses?

  • Ballet: Ballet is the foundation of dance, and therefore will help with other styles of dance needed for the musical theatre stage.  It also trains strength, balance, and control.  Having a clear sense for the control of your body allows an actor to truly embody their characters. You won’t give a “stiff” performance.
  • Jazz: Jazz is the most utilized style of dance on the musical theatre stage.
  • Tap: If you don’t know how to tap, there are a huge number of shows for which you might as well not even audition (42nd Street, Singing in the Rain, Crazy for You, Anything Goes, etc).
  • Private voice: You need to be a great singer to make it in musical theatre.  Voice lessons can increase your range, control, and projection.
  • Acting: Actors are made, not born. No matter how skilled you may be, more training is always important.
  • History of Broadway: Learn about the plots and the composers of Broadway musicals.  This will help with sight reading, and build a repertoire of music and this will help with auditioning.
  • Special classes: These will be courses to supplement the core courses.  They will round out the theatrical education. They may include stagecraft, stage makeup, puppetry and masks, resume building, improvisation, Shakespeare, dialects, social dance, and music theory for the singer.

Although all students will take the same classes, there is some variation. We recognize that there are different backgrounds, and we will account for that. As an example, some students have many years of dance….they would go into a more intensive dance program.  Those with less experience would be in a less intense program (it’s important for the dancers in a class be at about the same level of proficiency.)

Schedule for Junior Students

Monday

Jazz

5:30 - 6:30

 

Acting

6:30 - 7:45

Tuesday

Acting

5:00 - 6:15

 

Tap

6:15 - 7:15

Friday

Ballet

5:00 - 6:15

 

History of Broadway

6:15 - 7:15

Saturday

Performing Arts Elective

10:30 - 11:30AM

 

Ballet

11:30 - 12:45

 

Voice--one 30 minute individual lesson one day during the week (day and time to be scheduled)

Schedule for Senior Students with Less Dance Experience

Monday

Acting

5:00- 6:30

 

Jazz

6:30 - 7:30

Tuesday

Acting

6:15 - 7:45

 

Tap

7:45 - 8:45

Friday

Ballet

5:00 - 6:15

 

History of Broadway

6:15 - 7:15

Saturday

Performance Arts Elective 10:30 - 11:30

 

Ballet

11:30 - 12:45

 

Voice--one 30 minute individual lesson one day during the week (day and time to be scheduled)

Schedule for Senior Students with Advanced Dance Experience

Monday

Acting

5:00 - 6:30

 

Jazz

6:30 – 7:30

Tuesday

Tap

5:00 - 6:15

  Acting 6:15 - 7:45

Friday

History of Broadway 6:15 - 7:15

 

Ballet 7:15 - 8:45

Saturday

Ballet 10:00 - 11:30

 

Performing Arts Elective

11:30 - 12:30

 

Voice--one 30 minute individual lesson one day during the week (day and time to be scheduled)

 

What it costs and what you get for your money.

The yearly tuition is $4600.  The cost can either be broken into 12 monthly installments of $385, or 10 monthly installments of $460.  That is a substantial sum, so what do you get for your money?

  • Approximately 9+ hours of group instruction (acting, dance, etc.) per week. At present rates, We would normally charge $325 for unlimited group classes per month.
  • One private voice lesson per week.  At present rates this would normally be $98 per month.
  • No charge for participating in the Musical Theatre productions which presently cost almost $400 per person per show. Participants would be in two musical shows per year FREE of charge.
  • Additional private lessons would be available at a 35% discount—additional group lessons (e.g. hip hop) would be FREE.
  • The participants would also perform in a school “cabaret” type show. This year's show will be a "Masquerade Ball" dinner theatre.
  • A team of highly qualified instructors working together to maximize your child's artistic development.

In addition, you won’t have to shop around to get all the pieces of the “performing arts puzzle” à la carte.  Save time, gas and mileage, and avoid scheduling nightmares. Maximum class sizes are in place to ensure adequate individualized attention.

 

Programming for Junior students (age 8 - 11) and Senior students (age 12+)

BY AUDITION ONLY!

Those wishing to audition should prepare 16 bars of both an up-tempo song and a ballad and a one minute monologue.  Additionally, prospective senior students with dance experience should also prepare a one minute ballet or jazz piece to showcase their dance abilities, and bring tap shoes.  Those with little to no dance experience may opt out of this requirement, and be placed in beginner level dance classes if accepted into the program.

 

Questions and/or to schedule an audition, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject line "Triple Threat Inquiry.".