Hone your craft and develop your acting, voice and dance skills in the pre-professional BAL Conservatory!

PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn

Youth Theater Program

WHO: For 4th-8th Grades

WHERE:  Park Slope @ Qi Tao

WHEN: Wednesdays: 3:30 – 6:00 PM

DATES: 1/8 – 6/17, 2020

COST: $1,495 (discounted from $1,750) School Pick-up Available

Program Description

Bundled Class Information
We are offering a new option at BAL which will allow your child to take a two-class combo and enjoy a full-day of after-school from 3:30-6:00 PM. BAL’s Young Performers Conservatory program includes Broadway Dance and Voice **PLUS** Acting Technique, offered consecutively on Wednesdays. You’ll save 15% when you register for the bundled option, compared to the two individual classes alone!

Young Performers Conservatory: Broadway Dance and Voice
Wednesdays: 3:30 – 4:45 PM
This class will focus on building your Musical Theatre skills. Students will receive training in singing and dancing. Vocal training will focus on developing the voice with care and attention to vocal health. There will be a focus on breath support, resonance, physical relaxation and alignment, and the development of high and low registers. Students will connect to their natural voice and open the way for freedom and expression. Students will also learn to select appropriate material for their voice and range. They will be able to give accompanists the appropriate tempo and cuts on auditions and know how to communicate with the pianist at an audition. Dance training will focus on preparing the body for movement/dance through warm-ups and self-care. Students will connect with their bodies and develop a technique that will allow them to be more physically expressive. Coordination, spatial awareness, rhythm and expression will be taught through an exposure through various theater dance forms. Students will learn how to approach different styles of choreography and make the choreography their own.

Young Performers Conservatory: Acting Technique
Wednesdays: 4:45 – 6:00 PM
This class offers young actors the opportunity to work on age-appropriate scenes and monologues from plays, films, and TV selected for the students. Students will receive training in both theater and on-camera acting. Students will learn to analyze the text and understand the given circumstances of the scene. They will ask questions about where they are, who they are talking to, and what the character wants in the scene. They will explore obstacles and tactics. Students will learn and practice how to make bold choices while also learning how to be flexible and take direction. There will be a focus on listening and specificity. Classes will expose students to a variety of acting techniques and styles.

Additional Program Details

School Pick Up and Homework Help: $200

Serving PS 10, PS 107, PS 58, PS 321, PS 39, PS 295
*Is your school not listed here? Ask us if we can accommodate your pick-up!

Spring Showcase

  • Student who participate in the bundled program will get to perform in two shows during our Spring Showcase!
  • Spring Showcases are held at the Mark O’Donnell Theater, a state-of-the-art black box performance venue located at 160 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn.
  • Spring Showcase Date will be: 6/13, 6/14, 6/20, or 6/21 (exact date for showcase and tech will be assigned in February)