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Summer 2016 | A Performing Arts Academy

Summer 2016 | Performing Arts Academy offers students a chance to explore their artistic abilities in all areas of the performing arts. This Summer we are offering one to two-week classroom sessions that include: Acting and Improvisation, a weeklong Dance intensive, Musical Theatre, Jazz Ensemble, group vocal studies, auditioning techniques and advanced Musical Theatre intensive through the main stage production of The Little Mermaid. The Performing Arts Academy provides a safe and fun environment where students can develop their creative and dramatic skills with professional artists. Various sessions culminate in a final public presentation on stage at Algonquin Arts Theatre.

Registration can be processed online, through the Box Office or the Education Department:

algonquinarts.org
Box Office: 732.528.9211
Education Dept.: 732.528.9224
Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education: julie@algonquinarts.org

Payment is due in full a time of reservation.
All reservations are final and no credits or refunds will be issued after the first day of class.
Payment plans and financial assistance is available - don't let cost be a reason that your child does not audition or participate in our programming!
Call Julie Nagy for more information.
Receive 10% off multiple classes registered. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers.

Acting & Improvisation
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SESSION ONE: June 27-July 8
June 27 - July 8
Ages: 6 to 17
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuition: $300

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.
Class will not meet on Monday, July 4.

Learn the process of acting, improvisation, movement, vocal clarity, stage presence, character role-play and story development. Groups will be broken down by age and students will create their own original play to be presented on the last day of class.
No experience necessary.

Instructors: Tyler Cicardo, Dan Cooley, Megan Sambataro, Kerrianne Spellman
Movement: Lauren Blake

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AYE | Algonquin Youth Ensemble
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732-528-9224
SESSION TWO: June 27-July 15
THE LITTLE MERMAID
June 27 - July 15
Acceptance through audition only!

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.
Class will not meet on Monday, July 4.

THE LITTLE MERMAID
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid.

AYE is an audition-only, comprehensive instructional, full immersion theatre education program. Transcending the typical theatre program, AYE members not only have the opportunity to study theatrical disciplines with experienced professionals, but then must apply what they've learned in a fully mounted main stage production. In addition to studying acting, singing and dancing, members work side-by-side with professional directors, designers, actors and musicians through a full rehearsal schedule and performance run of a major musical production. Open to students between the ages of 10-18, participants commit not only to daily/weekly classes, but also to all rehearsals and performances, often participating in production and administrative activities as well.

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Workshop | Group Vocal Lessons
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SESSION THREE: July 11-15
July 11 - July 15
Ages: 10 to 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuition: $250

All Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Learn healthy ways to develop your instrument through the participation of a group vocal workshop. students will be introduced to vocal exercises that strengthen the voice, gain an understanding of how to shape tone and improve pitch. Students will practice ear training, strategies to create harmonies and build confidence as a young singer. Class will focus on the techniques of breathing, posture, good diction, phrasing and interpretation of song literature. This workshop will focus on popular songs in today's music culture.

Instructor: Michael Olender

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Workshop | Creating Superheroes and Villains
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July 11 - July 15
Ages: 7-10
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuition: $250

Students will develop monologues and scenes for original superheroes and villains by viewing Pixar clips as models and creating a three-dimensional character. Students will tell stories with conflicts and characters using visuals, props, dialogue and will act out their work to visualize writerly decisions.

Instructor: Becky Cooley

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Workshop | Auditioning
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SESSION THREE: July 11-15
July 11 - July 15
Ages: 9-13
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuition: $250

Build a confident approach to auditioning. Focus on how to approach the audition room; the difference between a film and stage audition. Each day, the first half of class will focus on sharpening the actor's skills through the objective of a character, knowing yourself and learning to play to our strengths. The second half of class will be a mock audition to exercise the acting skills students learned at the beginning of the day. Throughout the workshop students will receive constructive feedback on how to continue to develop the skills for auditioning as an actor.

Instructor: Dan Cooley

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Algonquin Jazz Ensemble 2016
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732-528-9224
SESSION FOUR: July 11-17
July 11 - July 17 • Time: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Grades: 8th to 12th
Tuition: $150

Audition: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, auditions scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
*Audition Application deadline, Monday, June 26, 2016

Rehearsals: Monday & Wednesdays - July 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th & 27th
Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Instructors: Steve Bryant & Mike Montalto

The Algonquin Jazz Ensemble is an audition-only instrumental music study intensive, providing students with the opportunity to explore the vast and diverse world of jazz. The Algonquin Jazz Ensemble will select up to twenty-one 8th-12th grade students to join the ensemble, which includes intensive instruction through an affordable tuition based three-week Summer course. This program offers opportunity for student musicians to be exposed to all areas of Jazz repertoire, encourage the practice through the summer months and provide performance opportunity through an Algonquin Arts Theatre main stage performance.

Performance: Algonquin Arts Theatre | August 3, 2016 at 7pm
*Ticked performance through the Algonquin Arts Theatre Box Office, call 732.528.9211

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Musical Theatre I
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SESSION FIVE: July 18-29
July 18 - July 29
Ages: 11 to 17
Time: 9am to 1pm
Tuition: $350

Learn the essentials of being a musical theatre performer through vocal, dance and acting techniques. Each group will learn scenes, songs and choreography from Broadway musicals. No experience necessary. Final presentation onstage on the last day of class.

Instructors: Sheryl Guerrero, Ian Moore, Michael Olender & Megan Sambataro.

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Musical Theatre II
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SESSION FIVE: July 18-29
July 18 - July 29
Ages: 11 to 17
Time: 9am to 1pm
Tuition: $350

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

Learn the essentials of being a musical theatre performer through vocal, dance and acting techniques. Each group will learn scenes, songs and choreography from Broadway musicals. No experience necessary. Final presentation onstage on the last day of class.

Instructors: Sheryl Guerrero, Ian Moore, Michael Olender & Megan Sambataro.

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Workshop | Character Study
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SESSION SIX: August 1-5
August 1 - August 5
Ages: 11-16
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuition: $250

All classes meet Monday through Friday.

What does it take for an actor to realistically bring a character to life? Through group exercises and long-form improvisation students will concentrate on what it means to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Long-form improvisational activities allow actors more time to develop believable characters and organic storylines.

Instructor: Dan Cooley

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Shore Dance 2016
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SESSION SEVEN: August 22-26
August 22 - August 26
Ages: 7 and 21
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuition: $295

All classes meet Monday through Friday.
Final presentation on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
A week-long residency with professional dancers.

This year Shore Dance will be a study and celebration of theatre dance with Broadway Dancer, Choreographer and Dance Educator John Vincent Leggio. John's classes begin with a strong technical warm up, incorporating traditional Jazz, Ballet, and Modern techniques. Dancers are conditioned and warmed-up before learning choreography. John's style of choreography is a fusion of classical to contemporary styles of Theatre Dance and Jazz, along with a mix of Hip Hop and Tap.

John is a choreographer and teacher for The Jazz & Contemporary Program at Joffrey Ballet School, Marymount Manhattan College and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. John's inspiring story of how he made it to Broadway is a life lesson he enjoys sharing with students.

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