ACT II: Nurturing the Promising Performer (Grades 5-8)
The Junior Conservatory builds on the foundation laid in the Fundamental years and continues developing 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 I, BROADWAY STYLES II, and/or LYRICAL I. 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. Students will perform in PYT Performs!
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. Students will perform in PYT Performs!
Young Actors Company (Grades 7 and 8)
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Prerequisite: Either Intermediate Acting I, II, or previous training
This exclusive ensemble of students will delve into the world of scenes and playwriting. While still working through the coordination of the body, the voice, and the imagination, students will add scripted materials to their training. 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 Young Actors explore previously published work, but also begin the process of devising their own material. Students will perform in PYT Performs!
Enrich your Experience: A weekly dance class is an essential part of developing technique, musicality, and expressiveness- add HIP HOP II, TEEN BALLET, and/or TEEN BROADWAY STYLES. 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.