Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre is excited to announce our Fall 2017 session of Acting Classes for children ages 5 to 18. We recognize a hunger for intensive and dynamic training programs for children and teens interested in theatre arts, and look forward continuing to provide the best performing arts programming to the South Florida youth community.
DAYS: Mondays, One Session, 10-Weeks (30 Classroom Hours)
WINTER/SPRING 2018 SESSION: February 5 - April 30
TUITION: $475.00 (resident / $582.50 non-resident)
*Registration Now Open, Ongoing Rolling Pro-Rated Enrollment for this Class
**No Class 2/19, 3/19, 3/26
THEMES FOR 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR BOCA RATON ACTING 101 CLASSES, for Ages 11-18:
SHAKESPEARE'S "ROMEO & JULIET": Actors Conservatory Class will focus on our acclaimed intensive Actors Conservatory Program, designed to foster the young actor's creative process. It is a course for those who aspire to be future professional actors. We provide Conservatory training, with focus ranging from Shakespeare (as the class is named aptly on the focus of the work), to movement to vocal exercises to stage combat and more. Individual classes will examine emotional truth, process, and scale for the stage. Conservatory's purpose is to prepare young actors for being confident in their role on stage while learning how to embody their character. It is crucial to understand that those who aspire to professional status cannot grow without regular application of the above. Conservatory training is an ongoing process; its purpose is to prepare young actors for the stage, film, and TV.
Winter / Spring 2018 Class Focus: This session of Conservatory will focus heavily on traditional stage training and efforts will be presented in our spring showcase. We are producing a showcase based on the classical and worldwide, time-tested story of two star-crossed lovers. William Shakespeare is considered the genius master playwright of not just his day, but modern day as well. Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" will be a 10-week intensive class program in which our students study classical to modern acting, with the basis being this particular play. This class is for any actor that is looking to achieve a well-rounded skillset, work on challenging pieces, and have fun while doing it. There will be multiple classical pieces that will intertwine for a showcase of exemplary theatre. We will have a myriad of scenes that our Instructor has selected, and all students are welcome to bring or work on their faorite selection/s from within the text of this stage classic, adding their own input into this class production. Some work will be ensemble, some will be monologues or solos, certain students may want to work on only Shakespeare, others who are interested in how Shakespeare connects to modern tales of love and warring sects in society. This production will display a an abridged selection of the best and most powerful parts of this story in one truly powerful story that our students will create in an original fashion.
We are flexible and attending every class/rehearsal is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged to truly appreciate the quality of the growth you will experience working with our professional staff. We will do script readings on the first day of class, read through peices from multiple shows, workshop several scenes, and work throughout the session to create a the showcase based on the seasons work and the student’s creativity and ability (or capacity and motivation for growth). Students who might miss the first day can arrange for an alternate or video meeting or introduction to ensure proper placement into our project. All students enrolled in this class will be equally involved in the production with a speaking role worthy of one’s skillset; 'you cannot get better in your art if you don’t learn to walk and talk at the same time when the stakes are high and it really counts' is the philosophy here. Finally, Shakespeare is the marathon of acting, the foundation upon which all great actors build their artistic expression; to learn to act his work professionally, will guarantee the young artist the confidence necessary for a successful career in ART.
We will focus on elite training for the young actor. We will mirror the exact process that one experiences when accepted into an elite university conservatory program. For ten weeks the young actor will train the body through mask and movement exercises from the Lecoq school of movement tradition, focusing on specific exercises that will catapult you to the next plateau in your work: Sea, Beach, forest, mountain, The waiting exercise, Ritual movement Life death Mask creations, and the embodiment of physical action as apposed to mechanical actions from the Stanislavsky tradition. This will also be a voice for the actor and monologue class, and each student must prepare a one minute contemporary piece and a one minute classical theatre piece from Shakespeare to be worked on throughout the ten weeks. An actor prepares is the philosophy of our organization, and one must constantly be working on one's craft. It is our mission to guide you in these formative years showing you the way of the artist, developing your ability to harness inspiration and create beautiful work.
This is an intensive Actors Conservatory Program, designed to foster the young actor's creative process. It is a course for those who aspire to be future professional actors. We provide Conservatory training, with focus ranging from Shakespeare to movement to vocal exercises to stage combat and more. Individual classes will examine emotional truth and process, and scale for the stage; its purpose is to prepare young actors for being confident in their role on stage while learning how to embody their character. It is crucial to understand that those who aspire to professional status cannot grow without regular application of the above. Conservatory training is an ongoing process; its purpose is to prepare young actors for the stage, film, and t.v. This class will focus on the growth of the actors' process by using the techniques of Meisner, Stanislavaky, Uta Hagen, and La Coque. We will be exploring both internal expression as well as physical techniques.
Conservatory has proven to be a very beneficial class for our young adult students. There are many success stories of students who have trained with Anthony Hubert, our Artistic Director, who then enter the professional world with the skills necessary for achievement as a well qualified actor in the business. Each year we choose a challenge for the students to sink their acting chops into, with a showcase in April at the end of our academic year. We find that Shakespeare as a foundation for growth in the work accelerates our students' understanding of the artistic process, propelling them to unbelievable heights in their work. This year's Conservatory Class will be special, for we have students in their sixth, fifth, fourth, third, second, and first years of training. All are the right place to start! This ensemble is ready to take a professional leap. Come and be a part of this exceptional work. It will change your life forever!
DAYS: Mondays, Two 5-Weeks Sessions
TIMES: 3:00pm-5:00pm (10 classroom hours per session)
WINTER SESSION 1: February 5 - March 12
SPRING SESSION 2: April 2 - April 30
*Registration is now open for Winter Session 1 (Spring Session 2 Opens 2/26)
TUITION: $200 (resident per session / $250 non-resident per session)
**No Class 2/19, 3/19, 3/26
This fun Class is for the creative child who is determined to be on stage. Successful actors and performers start off on the stage learning how to be comfortable in their own skin so that they can begin to play the roles of other people. Our students learn that the creative process is not exclusively for some mysterious group of humans, but rather it is a simple and fun filled skill set that everyone should learn. Acting 101 Class is magical, fun and necessary for every young actor.
THEMES FOR 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR BOCA RATON ACTING 101 CLASSES, for Ages 5-10:
Winter 2018 Session Focus: We start the Class with creative physical comedy. We have created shows out of thin air in the past using the group coloring exercise (floating paper) to explore what the students need to create a story from their imagination, but this time we will use the character mask to create our original show. Physical comedy is the celebration of improvisation at its best. The goal is not to be funny but to have fun by saying “YES” and being truthful to the scenario you find yourself creating. The mask can be the most truthful form of expression on a stage; it also allows the creative child to realize that creativity and art is everywhere, and by teaching students several exercises and games using the mask to help them get over the fear of performing in front of others and also expand their skill of what they do on stage will unlock a whole new world of exploration for the creative student. After we create this safe environment in which to explore, we begin skill building and creating characters for the stage. We apply the character work in scenes appropriate for the students' age. Finally, after five weeks of training, we've created a show out of the work that we explored in class, and we put on a showcase to celebrate new found skills.
Spring 2018 Session Focus: We start this class by taking all the creative skills your student has experienced all year no matter where they worked last, whether with us or somewhere else, and we focus on stories being everywhere and the student’s creative awareness of being open to ‘the story’ in everyday life. We will use Mask, Physical Character Development, created artwork to create an original acting piece of movement and spoken word. The idea of this final class before we go into Summer Camp and the mass production of scripted Broadway Shows is to show the young student that every artist creates from life experiences. Our whole class is focused on the young student embracing the true creator within themselves, and they will be a major part of this final production of the year whether its writing some part of the short play we create or making a mask or a costume to wear in the production we create from the creative dramatics exercises we use in class. Creative dramatics teaches the young actor exercises and games to help them get over the fear of performing in front of others. We have mastered this technique and after we create a safe environment in which the student can explore, we will create a show together out of which your child will have positive experiences and new found communication skills that will change their life forever.
We start the Class with creative dramatics, and by teaching students a number of exercises and games to help them get over the fear of performing in front of others. After we create this safe environment in which to explore, we begin skill building and creating characters for the stage. We apply the character work in scenes appropriate for students' age. Finally, after five weeks of training, we've created a show out of the work that we explored in class, and we put on a showcase to celebrate new found skills.
Taught by RMCT's Founder & Artistic/Education Director, Anthony Hubert. This class is appropriate for both students who are new to acting, and for those who have taken Acting 101 in the past - this class does not repeat! After two to three years of Acting 101, the student is usually ready to continue their training in Actors Conservatory Class.
ADULT ACTING SERIES
Location: East Boynton Beach, FL, Beginning this Winter 2018, More Details T.B.A.
Contact RMCT with your interest NOW to be the first to know about our upcoming Adult Acting Series!