WHAT DOES THE PREP ACADEMY PROGRAM CONSIST OF?
WEEKLY DANCE/MOVEMENT CLASS
The Prep Academy Dance class focuses on integrating movement and musicality skills. Dance class reinforces proper Jazz and Ballet techniques, knowledge and performance. Artists will develop a stylized technique that will prepare them for advancement in higher levels of Dance at the Academy. Dance at the Prep Academy introduces young artists to the many aspects and styles of American musical theatre vernacular and contemporary dance forms.
WEEKLY ACTING CLASS
The Prep Academy Acting classes introduce, teach and reinforce realism skills and techniques that will be used in future classes. Prep Academy artists will use imagination and structured play to develop a foundation in the material of study for older Academy Artists. Classes are geared to apply their learned techniques in all monologues, scene study, script reading, interpretation and performance work. In the Prep Academy the faculty focuses on encouraging the artist’s exploration and discovery of theatrical concepts in a fun, energetic manner that will be applied in their production rehearsals.
WEEKLY MUSIC CLASS
The Prep Music Class focuses on integrating music and performance skills. This class reinforces proper singing techniques, diction, and performance. Music in Prep introduces artists to the many aspects and styles of American musical theatre composition.
Each year the artists will participate in two Junior or skill-level appropriate musicals and one full-length production. The two junior shows are done in conjunction with our Youth Community Theatre participants. This fall we are producing Disney's Frozen Jr and the spring production is The Matilda Experience.