summer intensive training
Our 4-week Summer Intensive Training Programs are designed to give promising actors an intensive skill-building experience.
Whether you are already working in the industry, studying acting in college, or still in high school, our programs are built to offer you the personalized training you need.
Classes meet weekdays and may be scheduled between 9am – 8pm ET. Students under the age of 18 will complete class by 6pm each day.
Our class sizes are small, to maximize individual attention.
2024 SUMMER SESSION DATES:
Move-in Date: June 8th
Orientation: June 9th
June Classes: June 10th – July 5th, 2024
Move-out Date: July 6th
Move-in Date: July 13th
Orientation: July 14th
July Classes: July 15th – August 9th, 2024
Move-out Date: August 10th
2024 SUMMER INTENSIVE SESSION COST:
(includes a non-refundable $400 enrollment deposit)
Tuition scholarships up to $750 are available based on audition
Students will also need to budget extra funding for expenses, which could include a metro card, meals and up to $75 for school supplies.
Optional housing available (Students must be 16 years old to live in school provided housing): Locations to be determined
Shared Occupancy Room (up to 4 students per room): Cost $1,500 (Cost will include a non-refundable $300 housing deposit)
*You will be assigned to a class based on age and experience
Acting for Film & TV
Acting for Film and TV offers actors of all levels a challenging workout as they engage in coursework that prepares them to act both on stage and screen. While the curriculum emphasizes on-camera technique in both single- and multi-camera performance, foundational support in movement and voice work is also offered. An Industry night with a casting director and agent/manager are included during the four-week session.
Students will develop their acting skills specifically geared for television commercials. Students will leave understanding the clear distinction between “commercial acting” and “acting in commercials”
An exploration of techniques for authentic expressive communication and developing clear speech and articulation. Exercises cover alignment, organic breathing, open sound, resonance, and clarity of speech.
Students will work in front of a microphone using copy from television and radio voice-overs. Practice animation, narration, and industrial voice-over work.
Students will learn how to successfully audition on-camera, using scenes from television scripts and screenplays. Discussions will cover callbacks, interviews, and evolving media such as self-taping and auditioning on Skype.
Learn the craft required, both artistically and technically to act on-camera. Students will learn acting fundamentals to ground and craft an authentic performance, analyze scenes, practice acting in different sized shots, learn how to deal with on-set challenges, and be able to arrive fully prepared without any rehearsal.
An exploration of the fundamentals of acting through script analysis, monologues, exercises, and scene work.
Musical Theatre Performance
Intensive program trains students in the three components of musical theatre performance: voice, dance and acting. With an emphasis on preparing the musical theatre audition, the coursework is designed to challenge students at all levels. Industry nights with a casting director and agent are included during the four-week session as well as a master class with a Broadway professional.
Students will explore the foundation of acting training in America using the philosophies of Stanislavski, Strasberg, Hagen, and Meisner. This exploration will be practical. Students will have a chance to participate in various exercises that come from each of these teachers’ work.
This course focuses on applied vocal technique to repertoire, lyric interpretation and how to present a finished song performance. Reinforcement of good vocal technique and the use of real and imagined circumstances to communicate lyrics truthfully. A group song reinforces ensemble singing and basic staging. In-class performances offer students the opportunity to use techniques learned. Basic business skills introduced: how to communicate with an accompanist, headshot, resume basics, mechanics of auditions and professional use of social media.
Students will be assigned 2 one-minute monologues over the course of 4 weeks. Monologue(s) will be approached through analysis, research and rehearsal.
This course focuses on specific exercises. The techniques that encourage healthy singing are taught. In-class performances offer students the opportunity to use techniques learned.
Students will learn Ballet basics leading into a series of exercises across the floor and combinations in Jazz styles. An emphasis is placed on the great Jazz choreographers including but not limited to Jack Cole, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse and Michael Bennett
Students focus on strengthening the body to be adaptable and responsive at dance and theater movement. This workout and training focus on the different muscles needed for various genres of dance, theater and movement.
Students work on musical scenes assigned by the instructor. This course addresses the challenges of the scene into song. Students are put into groups of two or more and work on assigned scenes culminating in a final presentation on the last day of class.