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Junior Conservatory

ACT II: Nurturing the Promising Performer (Grades 5-8)

The Junior Conservatory builds on the groundwork laid in the Fundamental years and continues to develop the young performer’s craft through rigorous classes and performance opportunities. Students will expand their theatrical and communication skills through improvisation, story development, and character exploration.

BENEFITS:

  • Self-confidence
  • Self-expression
  • Creativity
  • Projection
  • Communication
  • Working in an ensemble

SKILLS EXPLORED:

  • Character development
  • Improvisation
  • Scene Study
  • Voice / breath control
  • Coordination & Balance
  • Devising

Enrich your Experience: (Intro to Acting, Intermediate Acting I and II) A weekly dance class is an essential part of developing technique, musicality and expressiveness- add HIP HOP I, BROADWAY STYLES II and/or LYRICAL. The voice is a vital tool for a performer and proper training in singing is important – add PRIVATE or SEMI-PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS.

Intro to Acting (Grades 5-7)

Mondays: 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Are you looking for something new and fun for your child? Then, this class is perfect for the beginner! Intro to Acting explores the basics of the body, the voice and the imagination in theatre. Students will be challenged to create characters and improvise scenes, as well as engage in exercises in movement and voice – all helping to build self-confidence.

NEW FORMAT!  Intermediate Acting (Grades 5 and 6) (Intermediate Acting 1 and 2 combined)

Wednesdays: 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Prerequisite: Either Fourth Stage, Intermediate Acting I or previous training

Welcome to the first step in PYT’s Junior Conservatory!  Working as an ensemble, students are introduced to more challenging scripts, scenes, and monologues.  Instruction in acting, creative movement, and voice emphasize honest character development through work as an ensemble.  The exploration of physical comedy and scene study rounds out the young actor’s experience. Placement in this class is based on previous experience and age.

Enrich your experience: A weekly dance class is an essential part of developing technique, musicality and expressiveness- add BROADWAY STYLES II OR III, HIP HOP II, TEEN BALLET, TEEN JAZZ and/or TEEN TAP. For advanced dancers, call for recommendations. The voice is a vital tool for a performer and proper training in singing is important – add PRIVATE or SEMI-PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS.

NEW!  Improv and Scene Study (Grades 7 and 8)

FORMERLY Ensemble Workshop and Young Actors Company

Wednesdays: 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Prerequisite: Either Intermediate Acting I, II, or previous training

The journey continues as this unique, NEW class focuses on Improvisation to develop and expand spontaneity, creativity, imagination and humor.  In this class, students will track a character’s journey through a scene and learn to further articulate the essential elements of a character’s objectives, obstacles, conflicts and relationships.  Not only will students explore previously published work, but also begin the process of devising their own material.  This class is for students with previous experience.  Students will perform in PYT Performs!.

Intro to Acting for Teens (Grades 8-11)

Mondays: 4:30 – 6:30 PM

This introductory class is a perfect fit for that teen who may be interested in acting, directing, singing and/or dancing. Instruction in basic acting principles and vocal technique will be emphasized, along with how the body can be used to help tell stories. Students will create characters and improvise scenes, as well as engage in exercises in movement and voice – all helping to build self-confidence. Students will perform in PYT Performs!