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.
- Working in an ensemble
- Character development
- Scene Study
- Voice / breath control
- Coordination & Balance
Enrich your Experience (Intro to Acting, Intermediate I and II): A weekly dance class is an essential part of developing technique, musicality and expressiveness- add HIP HOP, BROADWAY STYLES, JAZZ/TAP and/or BALLET. The voice is a vital tool for a performer and proper training in singing is important- add PRIVATE or PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS WITH PIANO COMPONENT.
Intro to Acting (Grades 5-8)
Mondays: 4:30 – 6:00 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.
Intermediate Acting I (Grades 5 and 6)
Wednesdays: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Prerequisite: Either Fourth Stage or previous training
Welcome to the first step in PYT’s Junior Conservatory! Working as an ensemble, students continue developing basic acting skills through storytelling with the body, the voice, and the imagination. The introduction of theatrical techniques like imagery work, scripted scenes, and stage combat help elevate the actor to the next level. Placement in this class is based on previous experience and age.
Intermediate Acting II (Grades 6 and 7)
Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Prerequisite: Either Fourth Stage, Intermediate Acting I or previous training
Building on their experiences in Intermediate Acting I, 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 (Improv and Scene Study): A weekly dance class is an essential part of developing technique, musicality and expressiveness- add HIP HOP II, TEEN BALLET, TEEN BROADWAY STYLES, 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 PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS WITH PIANO COMPONENT.
Improv and Scene Study (Grades 7 and 8)
Wednesdays: 6:30 – 8:00 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!.