Rhino Studio 237      237 Hamburg Tpk   Pompton Lakes, NJ      973-248-9491

2019 - 2020

Summer Intensives & Musical Theatre Conservatories 

The Academy's two summer programs (Conservatories & Intensives) are a remarkable opportunity, providing experience and exposure that simply can't be obtained in any of our other offerings during the year and is an excellent opportunity for students to not only prepare for next season's opportunities and further develop and explore the joy and excitement of theatrical craft and artistry with extended summer hours; but they also provide students a chance to enjoy time fostering friendships and taking a break from their normal high pressure, hectic school year and audition season routines, and have some fun doing what they love or will surely come to love.  

Our Summer Conservatory Programs are week-long (5 day) programs that focus on one or two specific arenas of theatrical craft and artistry, such as acting, singing, dance and/or improv and provide students a chance to focus more specifically on areas they want to improve and excel in or gain a footing in (such as in our Beginner's Musical Theatre Conservatory). 

Our Summer Musical Theatre Intensives, which are divided into three-week (15 day) programs comprised of three options: Intensive I (Ages 10-16, Intensive 2 (Ages 13-18), and a condensed Intensive I  (8 Day option - Ages 10-16). These intensives  focus on the application of theatrical craft and artistry in all major arenas of performance: improv, acting, dance, and voice.  Participation in one of our conservatories is a great chance for students to demonstrate their talent on a grand scale, and allows them to develop at their own pace in a supportive and constructive environment , working on material that is age and skill appropriate, while affording students a chance to also push and test the boundary of what they think is possible to help them  unlock their hidden potentials.

 Beginners Musical Theatre: Session 1    

AGES 5 - 9

JUL 27 - JUL 31 2020

SCHEDULE:

Meets

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:00pm

TUITION:$480

Explore the world of Musical Theatre through this fun introductory course perfect for our youngest performers. Students will be introduced to some classic and contemporary kid-friendly musicals and have the chance to explore how they can use their voices, bodies, and facial expressions to bring the characters in these shows to life themselves. Students will also be able to use their new skills in fun musical theatre scenes and songs that are just right for their age and abilities. Friendship and fun are the hallmarks of this summer experience. It is the perfect way to reinforce a child's love for performing  or introduce them to this exciting  art form in a warm, inclusive, supportive, and nurturing environment.

 

The Beginners Musical Theatre Intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday, July 31 at 5:30pm, and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones.

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.

 Beginners Musical Theatre: Session 2   

AGES 5 - 9

AUG 10 - AUG 14

2020

SCHEDULE:

Meets

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:00pm

TUITION:$480

Explore the world of Musical Theatre through this fun introductory course perfect for our youngest performers. Students will be introduced to some classic and contemporary kid-friendly musicals and have the chance to explore how they can use their voices, bodies, and facial expressions to bring the characters in these shows to life themselves. Students will also be able to use their new skills in fun musical theatre scenes and songs that are just right for their age and abilities. Friendship and fun are the hallmarks of this summer experience. It is the perfect way to reinforce a child's love for performing  or introduce them to this exciting  art form in a warm, inclusive, supportive, and nurturing environment.

 

The Beginners Musical Theatre Intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday, August 14 at 5:30pm, and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones.

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.

Musical Theatre Dance: Session 1

AGES 10 - 16

JUL 13 - JUL 17

SCHEDULE:

Meets

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:00pm

TUITION:

$480

Experience total immersion in dance technique and performance by working with our professional and experience choreographers and teaching artists. Take your dance dynamics and expression to a whole new level as you explore and gain exposure to a variety of musical theatre genres of dance, including tap, jazz, ballet, and more. During this intensive, students will also explore and recreate some iconic dance scenes from classic and contemporary musical theatre productions featuring each of the highlighted genres they study during the intensive.

This dance intensive is a perfect way for students interested in our Summer Conservatory program to get a crash course in musical theatre dance styles ahead of the conservatory; as well as performers who are looking to improve on their form and technique  or expand their repertoire of dance styles and genres.

The Musical Theatre Dance Intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday, July 17 at 5:30pm, and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones.

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.

Students will need to wear comfortable attire to move in and be prepared with appropriate dance shoes. We recommend that students bring one pair of: jazz or ballet shoes, one pair of tap shoes, and one pair of character heels/shoes with them to each day of the intensive.

Musical Theatre Dance: Session 2    

AGES 10 - 16

AUG 10 - AUG 14

2020

SCHEDULE:

Meets

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:00pm

TUITION:

$480

Experience total immersion in dance technique and performance by working with our professional and experience choreographers and teaching artists. Take your dance dynamics and expression to a whole new level as you explore and gain exposure to a variety of musical theatre genres of dance, including tap, jazz, ballet, and more. During this intensive, students will also explore and recreate some iconic dance scenes from classic and contemporary musical theatre productions featuring each of the highlighted genres they study during the intensive.

This dance intensive is a perfect way for students interested in our Summer Conservatory program to get a crash course in musical theatre dance styles ahead of the conservatory; as well as performers who are looking to improve on their form and technique  or expand their repertoire of dance styles and genres.

The Musical Theatre Dance Intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday, August 14 at 7:30pm, and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones.

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.

Students will need to wear comfortable attire to move in and be prepared with appropriate dance shoes. We recommend that students bring one pair of: jazz or ballet shoes, one pair of tap shoes, and one pair of character heels/shoes with them to each day of the intensive.

Improv & Comedy: Session 1    

AGES 10 - 16

JUL 6 - JUL 10

2020

 

SCHEDULE:

Meets

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:00pm

TUITION:

$480

Improv skills are invaluable for every aspect of daily interactions, whether it be in school, on the sports field, or at work. The ability to think on your feet and find solutions spontaneously in the face of sudden unknowns it an invaluable skills that can be mastered through the study of improv and comedy. 

This intensive incorporates basic tools like eye contact, breathing, and honesty to help students build creative and supportive scenes. This intensive will also celebrate the art of failing as students learn to take chances, fail big, and appreciate that we have the freedom and necessity to do so in order to improve our performances in the future. 

Students in this intensive will also be able to learn the fundamentals of writing and performing their own original material through hands-on techniques,  exercises, and methods that show students how to generate original material using unique aspects of their own lives to find their voice in comedy. 

Lastly, students will be able to explore the truly high art of physical comedy through a variety of hands-on exercises and learn methods for producing believability through intention and coordination with scene partners when engaged in scenes requiring physical comedy. 

The Improv & Comedy Intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday, July 6 at 7:30pm and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones.

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.

Improv & Comedy: Session 2   

AGES 10 - 16

AUG 17 - AUG 21

2020

 

SCHEDULE:

Meets

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:00pm

TUITION:

$480

Improv skills are invaluable for every aspect of daily interactions, whether it be in school, on the sports field, or at work. The ability to think on your feet and find solutions spontaneously in the face of sudden unknowns it an invaluable skills that can be mastered through the study of improv and comedy. 

This intensive incorporates basic tools like eye contact, breathing, and honesty to help students build creative and supportive scenes. This intensive will also celebrate the art of failing as students learn to take chances, fail big, and appreciate that we have the freedom and necessity to do so in order to improve our performances in the future. 

Students in this intensive will also be able to learn the fundamentals of writing and performing their own original material through hands-on techniques,  exercises, and methods that show students how to generate original material using unique aspects of their own lives to find their voice in comedy. 

Lastly, students will be able to explore the truly high art of physical comedy through a variety of hands-on exercises and learn methods for producing believability through intention and coordination with scene partners when engaged in scenes requiring physical comedy. 

The Improv & Comedy Intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday, August 21 at 5:30pm and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones.

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.

Musical Theatre Intensive I  AGES 10 - 16

3 WEEKS

JUL 6 - JUL 24

SCHEDULE:

Meets

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:00pm

TUITION:

$1,450

Explore the world of classic and contemporary Musical Theatre through this personal and intensive conservatory course. Expand your vocal performance skills and develop your audition book by immersing yourself in The Academy's focused instruction and development in the core elements of theatrical craft and artistry. Train with experienced, dedicated, and professional teaching artists, directors, choreographers, and musical directors as you build an original show to highlight your very best for family and friends at the end of the conservatory. 

 

This intensive is tailored to the age, development, and abilities of the students in the program and our talented teaching artists and coaching staff ensure that each student receive the attention and time they need to improve  their onstage performance skills and self-confidence.  

The intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday, July 24 at 5:30pm, and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones.

Students will need to wear comfortable attire to move in and be prepared with appropriate dance shoes for this conservatory. We recommend that students bring one pair of: jazz or ballet shoes, one pair of tap shoes, and one pair of character heels/shoes with them to each day of the intensive. Students must also come prepared with their audition book (if they have one) or a three-ring binder for composing an audition book with during the conservatory. 

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.

Each Friday is Pizza Lunch.  Students can bring $2/slice of pizza they would like.

We order cheese pizza only from a local pizzeria near the theatre.

Musical Theatre Intensive I (8 Day Session) AGES 10 - 16

8 DAYS

AUG 3 - AUG 12

SCHEDULE:

Meets

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:00pm

TUITION:

$800

Explore the world of classic and contemporary Musical Theatre through this personal and intensive conservatory course. Expand your vocal performance skills and develop your audition book by immersing yourself in The Academy's focused instruction and development in the core elements of theatrical craft and artistry. Train with experienced, dedicated, and professional teaching artists, directors, choreographers, and musical directors as you build an original show to highlight your very best for family and friends at the end of the conservatory. 

 

This intensive is tailored to the age, development, and abilities of the students in the program and our talented teaching artists and coaching staff ensure that each student receive the attention and time they need to improve  their onstage performance skills and self-confidence.  

The intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday, July 24 at 5:30pm, and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones.

Students will need to wear comfortable attire to move in and be prepared with appropriate dance shoes for this conservatory. We recommend that students bring one pair of: jazz or ballet shoes, one pair of tap shoes, and one pair of character heels/shoes with them to each day of the intensive. Students must also come prepared with their audition book (if they have one) or a three-ring binder for composing an audition book with during the conservatory. 

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.

Each Friday is Pizza Lunch.  Students can bring $2/slice of pizza they would like.

We order cheese pizza only from a local pizzeria near the theatre.

Musical Theatre Intensive II    AGES 13 - 18

JUL 20 - AUG 7

SCHEDULE:

Meets

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:00pm

TUITION:

$1,450

Explore the world of classic and contemporary Musical Theatre through this personal and intensive conservatory course. Expand your vocal performance skills and develop your audition book by immersing yourself in The Academy's focused instruction and development in the core elements of theatrical craft and artistry. Train with experienced, dedicated, and professional teaching artists, directors, choreographers, and musical directors as you build an original show to highlight your very best for family and friends at the end of the conservatory. 

 

This intensive is tailored for the emerging or college-bound oriented student who considering or looking to pursue a degree or career in the performing arts industry and our talented teaching artists and coaching staff ensure that each student receive the attention and time they need to prepare for this next stage in their lives. 

The intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday, August 7 at 5:30pm, and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones.

Students will need to wear comfortable attire to move in and be prepared with appropriate dance shoes for this conservatory. Students must bring one pair of: jazz or ballet shoes, one pair of tap shoes, and one pair of character heels/shoes with them to each day of the intensive. Students must also come prepared with their audition book.

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.

Each Friday is Pizza Lunch.  Students can bring $2/slice of pizza they would like.

We order cheese pizza only from a local pizzeria near the theatre.

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