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Stages Acting Conservatory

An Actor Training Program for Youth Performers

Stages Theatre Company's Acting Conservatory offers actor training for youth performers ages 7-17, who have a desire to explore the art of stage performance. Our program is dedicated to developing each student as an individual artist and honoring their own unique expression. It is designed to inspire students’ creativity, hone their acting skills, examine their performance techniques and build their confidence.

First Stage: Ages 6-7 

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Center Stage:  Ages 7-9

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Junior Conservatory:  Ages 9-11

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Teen Conservatory:  Ages 12-17

Acting Nuts & Bolts:  Ages 12-17

Audition Boot Camp - Part 1:  The Prepared Audition

Audition Boot Camp - Part 2:  The Callback

Improvisation Boot Camp

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First Stage: Ages 6-7

$135 per student, per session

FALL SESSION – Playmaking & The Actor’s Toolbox

Saturdays: October 4- December 12, 2015, 9-10:30AM

*No classes October 14-17 or November 25-28

WINTER/SPRING SESSION – Cast Me in a Role!

Saturdays: January 16 – March 12, 2016, 9-10:30AM

*Students must be age 6 by the first day of class. 

 

 

Center Stage:  Ages 7-9

$165 per student, per session

FALL SESSION – Storytelling & Your Acting Tools

Wednesdays: September 30 – December 9, 2015, 4-6PM

or Thursdays: October 1 – December 10, 2015, 4-6PM

or Saturdays: October 4- December 12, 2015, 9-11AM

*No classes October 14-17 or November 25-28

WINTER/SPRING SESSION – The Rehearsal Process

Wednesdays: January 29 – March 16, 2016, 4-6PM

or Thursdays: January 22 – March 19, 2016, 4-6PM

or Saturdays: January 16 – March 12, 2016, 9-11AM

 

Wednesday & Thursday classes meet at the Hopkins Center for the Arts

Saturday classes meet at FAIR School-Crystal

*Students must be age 7 by the first day of session.

 

 

Junior Conservatory:  Ages 9-11

$165 per student, per session

FALL SESSION – Imaginative Storytelling

Wednesdays: September 30 – December 9, 2015, 4-6PM

or Thursdays: October 1 – December 10, 2015, 4-6PM

or Saturdays: October 4- December 12, 2015, 9-11AM

*No classes October 14-17 or November 25-28

WINTER/SPRING SESSION – The Rehearsal Process

Wednesdays: January 29 – March 16, 2016, 4-6PM

or Thursdays: January 22 – March 17, 2016, 4-6PM

or Saturdays: January 16 – March 12, 2016, 9-11AM

 

Wednesday & Thursday classes meet at the Hopkins Center for the Arts

Saturday classes meet at FAIR School-Crystal

*Students must be age 9 by the first day of session.

  

 

Teen Conservatory:  Ages 12-17

TRACK TRAINING

An intensive, two-year training program for the teen performer.  Students must audition for initial placement in the track-training program.  Contact our Conservatory Director, Jeannine Coulombe to schedule an audition.

 

Track I – An Actor Prepares

Students form a solid foundation for acting—prepare the body, mind and voice for performance; explore improvisation; learn how to approach a script and develop a character. Meets twice a week for 2 hours for 18 weeks. Students commit to both sessions of training.

$495 per student/per year.

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30AM & Mondays, 4-6PM

FALL TERM – September 26-December 5, 2015

*no class Oct.12 & 17 or Nov. 23 & 28

WINTER/SPRING TERM – January 23 – March 19, 2016

*Students must be age 12 by September 26, 2015.

 

ALA CARTE PRICING FOR TRACK II

One Class – $175.00;  Two Classes – $295.00;  Three Classes – $395.00;  Four Classes – $495.00


Track II – An Actor Plays

Students practice their skills in a variety of performance styles, including physical theatre, stage combat, devised work, contemporary scripts, improvisation and Shakespeare. Take one class, pick two or three OR choose all four. Students must graduate from Track I (or equivalent training) to be eligible for Track II classes.

 

FALL TERM

Make ‘Em Laugh - Physical Theatre & Comedic Styles

SATURDAYS, September 26 – December 5, 2015

*no class Oct. 17 or Nov. 28

9:30-11:30AM, FAIR School-Crystal

 

Unscripted, Unrehearsed – Antics in Improvisation

MONDAYS, September 28-December 5, 2015

*Final Showcase on Saturday, December 5, 2015

*no class Oct. 12 or Nov. 23

4-6PM, Hopkins Center for the Arts

 

WINTER/SPRING TERM

Wherefore Art Thou? – Enter Shakespeare

SATURDAYS, January 23 – March 19, 2016

9:30-11:30AM, FAIR School-Crystal

 

No Script, No Problem – Devised Work & Ensemble Making

MONDAYS, January 25 – March 19, 2016

*Final Showcase on Saturday, March 19, 2016

4-6PM, Hopkins Center for the Arts

 

 

Acting Nuts & Bolts:  Ages 12-17

A nine-week acting intensive designed for ages 12-17. Students hone acting skills through exploring monologues, scenes and improvisation. Designed for students turning 12 during the school year or those unable to commit to our track training program.

$175 per student/per session

Meets once a week for nine weeks.

TUESDAYS, January 19 – March 15, 2016

 4-6PM, Hopkins Center for the Arts

*Students must be age 12 by the first week of the session.

 

 

Audition Boot Camp - Part 1:  The Prepared Audition

$99 per session/per person

Audition Boot Camp – Part 1 – The Prepared Audition

Learn to show your best at an audition, including the prepared monologue, the prepared song and the dance audition.

Fall Session – Tuesdays, September 29, October 6, 20 & 27, 2015

Spring Session – Wednesdays, April 13, 20, 27 & May 4, 2016

 

 

Audition Boot Camp - Part 2:  The Callback

$99

Audition Boot Camp – Part 2 – The Callback

You’re earned the callback. Now what? Learn to bring your best to the callback, including cold readings, singing from the show and dancing set choreography.

Fall Session – Tuesdays, November 10, 17, December 1 & 8, 2015

 

 

Improvisation Boot Camp

$99

Improvisation Boot Camp

Learn how to think on your feet, react in the moment and have a whole lot of fun without knowing what comes next.

Spring Session - Tuesdays, April 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 2016

 

 

Questions About Our Acting Conservatory

Please contact Conservatory Director Jeannine Coulombe by calling (952) 979-1106 or via email

Want to register for Conservatory Classes?

Please contact the Box Office at (952) 979-1111, option 4 (Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 6 pm) or register online here for First Stage, Center Stage, Junior Conservatory and Teen Conservatory.

 

Tuition Subsidies

Through the Open Door Program, we provide tuition subsidies to low income families.

For more information about tuition assistance contact, Education Program Manager, Nikki Swoboda at (952) 979-1138 or email.

Tuition Assistance Application

Green StarParent Portal

At the Parent Portal, we have Tuition Assistance Forms, maps to schools, Emergency Forms, general policy information, and contact information for Stages Theatre Company education staff.  Feel free to click on the green star and get your questions answered!

 

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