Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre is excited to announce our Winter/Spring 2018 sessions of Acting Classes for children ages 5 to 18. We recognize a hunger for intensive and dynamic training programs for children and young adults interested in theatre arts, and look forward continuing to provide the best performing arts programming to the Colorado youth community.
ACTORS CONSERVATORY: Winter/Spring Session 2018
"SHAKESPEARE TO SONDHEIM"
Days: Saturdays, 11:00am-1:50pm (45 Classroom Hours)
2018 Winter/Spring Session: 10 Weeks, Jan. 27 - Apr. 21 (*plus additional rehearsals)
TUITION: $600 (full payment due online, call us for payment plan options)
*no class 2/17 & 3/24 & 3/31
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 to Sondheim (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 broad showcase with a range of works in "Shakespeare to Sondheim". Both William Shakespeare and Stephen Sondheim were and are considered the genius master playwrights of their day. Shakespeare to Sondheim will be a 10-week intensive class program in which our students study classical to modern acting, both plays and musicals. 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 and contemporary pieces that will intertwine for a showcase of exemplary theatre. We will have a myriad of scenes that our Instructors have selected, and all students are welcome to bring or work on their most beloved selection/s from either author as well, adding their own input into this wide-ranging 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 musicals will receive the appropriate training to nurture their acting-singing-dancing skills. Works will range from excerpts from Romeo & Juliet to Caesar to Hamlet to Othello, and from Into the Woods to Sunday in the Park with George to Sweeney Todd to Gypsy to West Side Story. This production will display a series of pieces from the works of two authors in one truly powerful story.
This will be a ticketed event, and we will invite many of the agencies that handle youth actors to the event. Some of our young actors are ready to take the next step, and we facilitate that opportunity whenever possible. There will be up to 3 performances of the spring showcase over the final class weekend. We are flexible and attending every 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. Soneheim has been called the modern Shakespeare of musical theatre and his works represent a broad range of artistic masterpieces, both in text and song.
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 tenth, ninth, eighth, seventh, 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!
FURTHER DETAILS: This class will be mainly on the scheduled Saturdays, but there may be a few occasional Friday after-school classes, final Thursday rehearsal, plus some Saturday rehearsals extended beyond the usual 3-hour session. We will not hold a pre-session auditioning, and all students enrolled in this class will be equally involved.
ACTING 101: Sketch Show Creation + Voice & Dance
Days: Saturdays, 9:00am-10:50am (2 hours / week, 10 class hours per 5-week session)
2018 Winter Session 1: 5 Weeks, January 27 - March 3
2018 Spring Session 2: 5 Weeks, March 10 - April 21
TUITION: $250 per session / $475 discounted rate for both sessions
(full payment due online, call us for payment plan options) *no class 2/17 & 3/24 & 3/31
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.
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.
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.
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 work completed on scenes studied. (3/3 & 4/21)
Taught by RMCT's Founder & Artistic/Education Director, Anthony Hubert, as well as our Vocal Director Sam Garvin. 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 is never a repeat! After two to three years of Acting 101, the student is usually ready to continue their training in Actors Conservatory Class.
ENROLLMENT FORMS & PAYMENT INFO
Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre has two forms for parents to fill out: a Registration Information Form, and a Parental Permission Form. These forms need to be completed upon enrollment, and received by RMCT prior to the first day of class, as they are important for processing purposes. If you are registering online, the Registration Information Form will be completed during the registration process, and you must sign and return only the paper copy of the Parental Permission Form. If you are registering by mail (or making deposit by phone), you must print and complete the Combination Registration Information Form & Parental Permission Form. If you are enrolling more than one child, please fill out separate forms for each child.
WHERE TO RETURN COMPLETED FORMS (and/or check payment by mail)
Please print, fill out, and sign forms and fax, mail, or scan and email them.
FAX: (720) 306-2445
MAIL: Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre / P.O. Box 17415 / Golden, CO 80402
PAYMENTS: If you have any questions about making a payment or filling out forms, please don't hesitate to call (303) 476-0222, or email us.
* Note: Class tuition must be paid in full on or before the first day your child attends class.
Classes are non-refundable.
Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre is now accepting online payments for our 2017 Saturday Classes. Payments will be made through our secure payment processor.
PAYING BY MAIL
You are able to send tuition payment and the Registration Information Form and Parent Permission Forms by mail.
PAYING ON THE PHONE
Simply call us, and we will take care of your registration over the phone.
IF PAYING IN PERSON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
If you are paying in person, please print out both forms and bring them together with your check on the first day of class. Please contact us in advance to check for availability and reserve your child's space on the class roster.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE FORMS EMAILED TO YOU
If you would like for us to email the forms to you, please send us an email and let us know your email address.
COMBINATION REGISTRATION FORM & PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM
for families registering by mail
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PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM
for families registering online
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MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM
for students with allergies / medical concerns
**NOTE: It is only necessary to complete & return this form if your child has non-medication allergies or concerns.
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