The 2017 Young Actors Academy! - Registration open!
All classes are taught by Regional and National Theatre professionals. Classes held at Midtown Academy (a Baltimore City Charter School - 1398 Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217).
DATES: July 3 - August 4, 2017 Monday - Friday; 9:00am - 4:00pm
Lower School Academy - 2017 (grades k - 5)
Lower School (Grades K-5): Includes five one week modules, which are designed to provide an approach to acting, play writing, and the general craft of storytelling; students come away with notions of dramatic structure, character development, monologue and scene work, and more.
Performances take place every Friday.
In weeks 3-5 of the program, the students in Lower School will work on a larger scale production, which they will perform at the end of week 5. This production will be a published piece of theatre. This production will be separate from the individual performances at the end of weeks 3-5.
The program is divided into Lower School I (Grades K-2) and Lower School II (Grades 3-5)
Final Performance - Sat, August 5th - 3:00pm (Midtown Academy)
TUITION COST - The cost for five weeks is $795 - The cost for one week is $200
Early Registration: Save $95 of registered and paid in full by June 1st, 2017.
REFERRAL PROGRAM If you refer someone to the program, and they sign up for classes, you receive a $50 credit on tuition for your child.
Upper School Academy - 2017 (grades 6 - 12)
Upper School Academy (Grades 6-12) : Includes a five week theatre intensive providing a range of education for both the Classical Theatre student and the Musical Theatre student.
Classical Theatre: Students will have workshops in acting methods, improv, stage combat, movement, and make-up.
Musical Theatre: Students will have workshops in voice, dance, music, reading, stage combat, and make-up.
Final Performances - Fri & Sat, Aug 4th & 5th at 8:00pm (Spotlighters Theatre)
TUITION COSTS The cost of the Upper School Academy is $995.
Early Registration: Save $95 of registered and paid in full by June 1st, 2017. REFERRAL PROGRAM If you refer someone to the program, and they sign up for classes, you receive a $50 credit on tuition for your child.
To Register for the Summer Young Actors Academy, complete the Registration Form below and .... Mail: Spotlighters Theatre 817 Saint Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Email: Academy@spotlighters.org or FAX: 410 . 752 . 1299
Payments: Checks (payable to Spotlighters Theatre), Credit Cards, or Cash. Do Not send Cash by Mail.
LIMITED Financial Aid will be available. Email Academy@spotlighters.org to request a financial aid request form.
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Click on files below to download and print the PDF forms to register for the Academy. ALL FORMS must be completed before your child can attend the Academy
ONLINE FORMS - fast and easy! If you would rather complete the Registration Form online - please click Here. The form will be send electronically to our Academy Staff for Review. You will still need to complete the Registration Process with a payment. You may mail a Check or Money Order to the theatre (address above) or contact us for making a credit card payment. Please remember to complete the Health & Safety Form and the Behavior Guidelines. We hope to have these online within a few days.
The Health & Safety Form is available for online completion. This form provides our staff with medical, physical and dietary needs for your child. It also authorizes our trained staff to provide basic first aid in the event of an accident on site. Please click here to complete the form online. Thank you. Your child CAN NOT attend the Summer Theatre Academy until this form has been received and reviewed by our staff.
Please print this form, review with your child/student and have them sign. Disruptive behavior by one child can cause all the students in a group to not gain the most from their Theatre Academy experience. We hope that each child that attends, wants to be at the Academy, and wants to gain new skills and concepts to take their acting/performance to the next level.
Training young actors for the stage and theatre through an academic and conservatory approach. "It was evident that the staff at Spotlighters Young Actors Academy worked diligently in making Spotlighters Young Actors Academy the place where young actors will receive the acting skills and techniques needed to be successful."
What we are - A summer theatre intensive that offers theatre education and training to youth in the Baltimore metro area. The program was designed by local theatre professionals with input from local college and university theatre educators. Our three-to-five week camp is for the serious young actor, who wants to have fun!! "I worked with dedicated professionals, students from different back grounds, and learned so much in so many ways."
Who we are - Educational and theatrical professionals dedicated to providing a concentrated curriculum in the knowledge, skills, and practices for powerful theatre. Our staff is comprised of teaching artists and master class instructors that work in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, as well as at local, regional, and LORT Theatres. Their wealth of experience in the classroom and the theatre give our young actors extraordinary opportunities to gain new insight into plays and character development, while polishing their fundamental talents.
"Throughout the five week program, Lashay has learned and accomplished many techniques that have redefined her theatre acting and stage skills."
The Upper School Young Actors Academy provides an age-appropriate conservatory model, giving students an intellectual as well as practical approach to the craft of acting. Young Actors spend over 130 hours in both the classroom and in scene study to understand the methods of acting, the historical context of theatre from a global perspective, and a vast array of workshops.
The Academy will allow students to select either a Classic/Dramatic Theatre curriculum or a Musical Theatre Curriculum.
The Classical/Dramatic Theatre Curriculum will focus on training for students in classical dramatic theatre such as Shakespeare, the Greeks, and other classical theatre works. This curriculum will provide training and experience workshops in: Improv Acting, Physical Theatre & Movement, Advanced Stage Combat, Make-Up and Character Development. Students will have intense training in Acting Methods & Techniques.
The Musical Theatre Curriculum will focus on training for students in musical theatre. Students will focus on the techniques needed to improve their musical theatre skills, such as: Voice (Breath Control, Vocal Health, Placement, etc), Dance (Overview of Stage Dance and other forms), Reading Music, and Character Development through music & lyrics. Students will also have training in basic Stage Combat and Make-Up.
The program is a five week intensive. Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. A final performance will be held the final weekend of the Academy. This showcase will highlight the skills and talents of all students through monologues, scenes, musical solos and musical ensemble numbers.
"I think perhaps the most important aspect he learned was the value of self discipline. I also think he benefitted from the close association with the staff all of whom were demanding in the very best way."
The Lower School Young Actors Academy is an experience-based approach to acting, play writing, and the general craft of storytelling. Using primarily improvisational methods, students come away with notions of dramatic structure, character development, monologue and scenework, and more.
The Lower School Young Actors Academy is divided into five independent one week modules. Students may enroll for individual modules or for all five.
Each week will culminate in a performance after the end of the Friday session.
"The Young Actors Academy is a great way to learn how to be an actor and how to improve your skills as an actor."
Please complete the Registration Form above and mail or Fax to the theatre. We need the information on the Registration Form.
For more information: visit www.spotlighters.org or email Academy@spotlighters.org or call 410-752-1225.