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Never danced, sang or acted before? No problem! We’ll teach you an easy to learn, fun section from a Broadway show. Leave feeling like a star! Beginners are welcome. Take on the challenges that every performer must face and have fun!

Experience will include:

  • Beginner dance, singing and acting exercises
  • Basic steps and songs used in the selected Broadway show
  • Q&A with a cast member

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

dance_lesson04The dance call for the singer or actor can be frightening, overwhelming, and a dealmaker or breaker. In this seminar, a Broadway performer, dance captain, or choreographer will share tips and techniques that actors and singers can use to shine in their dance call. Learn how to retain choreography, adapt to different choreographic styles, and improve confidence when dancing in small groups. Look, feel, and perform better in your next dance or movement call.

 

Experience will include:

  • Techniques to build confidence and presentation in a movement call
  • Choreography taught by a Broadway Performer, Dance Captain or Choreographer
  • Mock audition to implement learned techniques
  • Q&A / discussion about the movement audition process

 

Seminar Length: 1.5 hours

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If you want to be in a Broadway show and have a career as a musical theatre performer, it’s not enough to have great singing technique and skill. You’ll need to know how to convey emotion and a story through your performance of a song’s music and lyrics. This experience teaches singers how to break down a song to make it into a “scene to music,” acting techniques for musical theatre, and interpretive methods. All aspects of this experience are designed to help participants work towards creating a show-stopping performance.

 

Experience will include:

  • How to combine acting and singing techniques to create a complete performance
  • Understand how to tell a story with a song
  • Q&A with a cast member or musical director

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

06_Singing-instructionsIf you have the desire to perform on a Broadway stage as a singer, you’ll need to know how to harmonize. But harmonizing is a difficult skill to master. Learn the secrets, techniques, and skills for successful harmonizing from an experienced and knowledgeable cast member or musical director. You’ll learn musical selections from a Broadway show and will engage in exercises that will help you use your voice to create the harmonies that define the finest performances of singers on the Great White Way.

 

Experience will include:

  • Harmony technique exercises
  • Learning a selection from a Broadway show
  • Q&A with a cast member or musical director

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

musical rehearsalVocal auditions present performers with a range of daunting challenges. In this seminar, you’ll learn skills and techniques designed to help you effectively audition and present yourself to a panel or creative team. Improve how you present yourself in a vocal audition, increase your chances of landing that booking, getting that role, or gaining admittance into a respected vocal program, and develop your confidence, focus, and image.

Experience will include:

  • Vocal audition techniques taught by a NYC musical director or Broadway performer
  • Professional exercises and helpful tips
  • Q&A / discussion about the audition process, including how to prepare for an audition, what to bring, what auditions are worth attending, and how to follow up after an audition

 

Seminar Length: 1.5 hours

piano 01How can you get to the next level as a singer? Using effective exercises, focused methods, and useful tips developed by master faculty, you’ll discover how to improve your vocal technique and stage performances. Topics covered in this active singing experience include breath support, sound quality, pitch, and tone, and how to expand your vocal range. The seminar may also include a consideration of techniques based on different styles of singing, such as belting, pop, classical, head-voice, falsetto, etc.

 

Experience can include:

  • Vocal technique and genres (belting, head-voice, pop, classical, musical theater, etc.)
  • Safe warm-up techniques to ensure healthy singing
  • Useful professional tips

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

Concert pianist playing the pianoIt’s all about finding that Broadway voice. Work with a Broadway performer or cast member to learn musical selections from a Broadway show. Starting with vocal exercises and techniques that have helped to transform the voices of some of NYC’s top singers, this seminar teaches you how to make the most of solo lines, act through a song, and hold your vocal part when others around you are singing something different. What’s the best part? You’ll see the musical selection you worked on performed live on a Broadway stage a few hours later!

Experience will include:
 

  • Vocal warm up and exercises
  • Musical selections from selected Broadway score
  • Q&A with a cast member or performer

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

Actor preparing linesLearn how to develop a strong character, generate focus, reduce anxiety, and make a positive impression in a matter of minutes with this cold reading seminar. Participants will learn tips and tricks of the trade that will enable them to develop the essential cold reading skills necessary to effectively act in a scene without a week’s worth of preparation. This is a must-have tool for any actor.

Experience will include:

  • Cold reading techniques
  • Mock audition presentation with feedback
  • Q&A with professional actor or director

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

speaker 1Whether you’re looking to hone your comedic chops or strengthen your overall acting skills, this seminar offers useful tips and techniques utilized in the world of comedy that can transform you as an actor. Participants will learn the art of comedic timing, how to use improv in comedy, and the importance comedic techniques have for those who want to be well-rounded, working actors.

Experience will include:

  • Comedy acting technique exercises
  • Different career path options for comedic actors
  • Q&A Session with a performer or comedy writer

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

writing 1How do actors and writers create great sketch comedy like the type seen on SNL? In this seminar, as an actor, you will learn how to write and develop a sketch comedy scene, discover how to use comedic acting techniques, and get useful tips on how to pursue a career in sketch comedy, which is being used more and more in Broadway and off-Broadway productions.

Experience will include:

  • Sketch comedy technique exercises
  • Writing and developing a sketch comedy scene
  • Q&A Session with a sketch comedy writer or performer

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

speaker 2Improvisation is a crucial part of the creative process for many actors both in stage and film. Many successful actors, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, and Stephen Colbert, have used their experiences learned in improv clubs to catapult to stardom. In this acting seminar, you will work with a professional to learn how to use improvisational acting techniques to create unique material, develop a character, and convey emotion.

Experience will include:

  • Improv and technique exercises
  • Instruction on how to use improvisation
  • Q&A Session

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

stage combatStage combat skills can transform you from being an actor to a multifaceted performer. From a simple slap to a complex sword fight, making conflict look easy and natural on stage and ensuring it’s done in a safe manner are invaluable tools for any actor. This seminar will equip participants with professional techniques that are used to choreograph stage combat moments and scenes in a variety of Broadway shows.

Experience will include:

  • Stage combat technique exercises
  • Participation in a choreographed stage combat moment
  • Q&A with a fight captain

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn this acting experience, participants will discover how to break down a scene in order to develop a believable character. With our Scene Study experience, you’ll explore the different skills that actors require to work well with a variety of scene partners and learn how to find the perfect scene for each audition or performance.

Experience will include:

  • Work on scenes from Broadway shows
  • Q&A / discussion about the process of breaking down and preparing a scene

 

Seminar Length: 1.5 hours

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAuditioning for a role is an art unto itself. Mastering auditioning technique is a skill that transforms a talented performer into a working actor. In this seminar, participants will learn how to break down a text, understand and effectively portray a character, and make strong choices that will ensure a confident, professional acting audition. Learn how to get that callback and nail that role.

Experience will include:

  • Acting audition technique exercises
  • Audition material used by currently working NYC actors
  • Q&A / discussion about the audition process, including how to prepare for an audition, what to bring, what auditions are worth attending, and how to follow up after an audition

 

Seminar Length: 1.5 hours

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Acting technique is the foundation for consistently great performances. Our master faculty members have created some of the most effective exercises and methodologies focused on improving acting technique and performance quality. This flexible seminar can cover acting styles ranging from Shakespeare to Chekhov and from classical theatre to contemporary Broadway styles. Scene work and/or monologue techniques may be utilized in this experience.

 

Experience can include:

  • Acting technique exercises that can be applied to various styles
  • Audition material used by currently working NYC actors
  • Q&A with NYC actor or acting teacher

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

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For a stage actor in America, Broadway is considered to be the ultimate goal. Have you dreamt of acting in a Broadway show? Do you know what it takes to do so? Here’s your chance to start making those dreams of acting on Broadway come true! Work with a Broadway performer or cast member on scenes from a currently running or past Broadway show. This experience will include exercises and techniques that some of NYC’s top actors use to prepare for their performances and auditions.

 

Experience will include:

  • Acting exercises and techniques
  • Scene work from selected Broadway show
  • Q&A with a cast member or performer

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

studio 1History is a great teacher for those who want to understand an art form and excel in creating new and innovative work. This unique and insightful seminar offers participants keen insights into how cultural and historical events have influenced dance styles through the last century. Starting with dances popular in the 1920’s, spanning the 20th century, and examining the standards set by current styles, students participate in both an informative and innovative dance class, and, also, a fun and engaging history lesson. Learn history, technique, and style actively.

Experience will include:

  • Choreography from the 1920’s to present
  • Discussion about different eras and how dance was influenced by current eras

 

Seminar Length: 1.5 hours

dance_lesson05What is the choreographic process behind some of the biggest and most popular show-stopping numbers seen on Broadway? What techniques do Broadway’s most respected and accomplished choreographers use when they are creating some of the stage’s emblematic moments? Learn how the process works, what methods are utilized, and how a dance number is defined and refined. Along with acquiring important knowledge from a professional, you’ll be given the opportunity to implement what you’ve learned by creating your own choreographed piece.

Experience will include:

  • Study of different choreography techniques being used by today’s top choreographers
  • The opportunity to create your own group piece
  • Q&A with a cast member, performer or choreographer

 

Seminar Length: 1.5 hours

Educational GamesImprovisation can be difficult for even the most skilled dancers, as they are told in an audition to step out of their comfort zone, the mode of learning a combination or a routine, and asked to reveal their creativity, freedom of movement, and ability to adjust to and learn from new discoveries. For many choreographers, improvisation has become a major aspect of the creative process, and it is often an important part of a professional dance call. In this workshop, you will learn how to use improvisational techniques to develop unique choreography, create a story, and convey emotion through movement. Get to a whole other level with improvisation.

Experience will include:

  • Dance Improvisation and technique exercises
  • Q&A Session

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

dance-01What types of dance performance techniques are needed for you to catch the eye of those who are casting a show or looking for dancers who can train at a high level? It all starts with that audition, and your being able to prove that you have the skills that it takes to do the job. Learn the techniques and secrets that those on the other side of the table desire from a dancer. Our professional faculty can teach to improve your presentation in an audition, help you stand out in a room of dancers, and increase your chances of getting that role or job, or of being accepted into a respected and reputable dance or school program.

Experience will include:

  • Mock audition with immediate feedback
  • Choreography taught by a Broadway Performer, Dance Captain or Choreographer
  • Q&A / discussion about the audition process, including how to prepare for an audition, what to bring, what auditions are worth attending and how to follow up after an audition

 

Seminar Length: 1.5 hours

dance_lesson01Great performers who are premium dancers on Broadway and in theatres around the nation possess flawless technique. Technique is the foundation of fantastic music theatre dance. Improve your dance methods by working with one of our master faculty members who has developed exercises designed to enable great performances. Instantly learn how to improve your dance technique and performance quality. Pick from a wide range of dance styles that are offered. Get your dance to a new level and begin the road to becoming a better performer.

Experience can include:

  • Dance technique (hip hop, tap, Fosse technique, salsa, musical theater, lyrical, acro dance, etc.)
  • Injury prevention and safe warm-up techniques

 

Seminar length: 1.5 hours

pippin_audition_techniqueWhat does it take to learn the choreography from a Broadway show? You’ll go through the steps and find out, as you’re given the exceptional opportunity to work with a Broadway cast member. Select a Broadway show, and you’ll learn the choreography in the style of that show. Also, you’ll be offered the chance to acquire techniques that professional NYC dancers use to improve their all-important auditions and premium performances.

Experience will include:

  • Choreography from select Broadway Show (some restrictions may apply)
  • Q&A with a cast member or performer

 

Seminar Length: 1.5 hours