Our one-week Summer Intensive Training Programs are designed to build skills in a particular discipline or aspect of performance. Classes meet daily 10-5. Class size is limited to 16 to maximize individual attention.


Student singing

Song Repertoire Workshop

August 12-16
Tuition: $1,000 Optional Housing: $400

Students are guided through the process of selecting and workshopping two musical theater songs (one ballad and one up-tempo) appropriate to their vocal type.  You will learn the importance of breaking down the lyrics and understanding the composition of the songs, before presenting them at an audition.  With the guidance of the instructor, a 16 and 32 bar cut will be created. At the conclusion of the week, each student will present the 16 bar cut of each song to an industry professional.

Open to students 16 and up

Live from New York—it's the NYCDA Comedy intensive!

July 15-19
Tuition: $1,000 Optional Housing: $400

Have you ever wondered how weekly TV sketch shows like SNL come up with new material every week? This course takes you through the entire process in a week. For 5 days, 6 hours a day, students will learn how to come up with ideas, develop scripts and deliver a show to an audience in just one week.
Using the tried and true concepts of comedy writing, as well as improvisational techniques, Comedy/Improv veterans take students through brainstorming, improvising, editing, final scripting and polishing a performance in a very short time. Each student will receive a video copy of their final performance.

Open to students 16 and up

Sketch Comedy