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Teacher Workday/Student Holiday Workshops

PROGRAM DETAILS
Looking for something fun and exciting to do when school is out for teacher work days or student holidays? Come spend the day with the fun, professional Acting for Young People faculty! We are thrilled to announce this school year's Student Holiday Workshop season. Both age groups will be offered for each day. All workshops are taught by Acting for Young People faculty and special guest artists. Each workshop will focus on a specific acting skills such as improvisation, musical theater, playwriting, and much more!

AFYP and Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University have joined forces to bring you the absolute best in theatre, music, and art instruction!

LOCATION
Potomac Arts Academy/Acting for Young People of George Mason University:
4260 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA  22030

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2017-2018 Workshops

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017

Acting with S.T.E.A.M.

Ages: 5-11

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Cost: $45

Program Details: In a brand new workshop, theater arts will be integrated with STEM subjects, using theater games and acting activities. Through this unique approach to exploring acting, students will make new connections, using STEM-inspired scripts and materials.  Please bring a lunch, a snack, and a drink.

 

Audition Techniques 1

Ages: 12-18

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Cost: $45

Program Details: Auditioning is of the most important skills for an actor. In a brand new workshop, our older students will learn techniques to choosing monologues, developing an engaging presence, and practice auditioning with each other and AFYP teaching artists.  Students are encouraged to bring monologues they are currently working on, or new choices to explore. Please bring a lunch, a snack, and a drink.

Students attending Audition Techniques 1 are not required to attend Audition Techniques 2, though participation in both days is encouraged.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

Musical Theater: Hip Hop/Modern Styles

Ages: 5-11

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Cost: $45

Program Details: Learn brand-new choreography for some of your favorite musical songs!  Students will be singing and grooving throughout the day, and should come wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes that allow for dancing. Please bring lunch, a snack and a drink.

 

Musical Theater: Hip Hop/Modern Styles

Ages: 12-18

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Cost: $45

Program Details: Students will learn several numbers featuring modern and hip-hop dances in the style of Bring It On, In The Heights, Hamilton, and other shows.   This fast-paced workshop is perfect for older students interested in learning new skills, polishing favorite ones, and audition prep. Students should wear comfortable clothes and close-toed dance shoes appropriate for dancing. Please bring lunch, a snack and a drink. 

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018

Building a Character

Ages: 5-11 

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Cost: $45

Program Details: Find out what it is like to become a completely different character during this new workshop. Students will learn about the movement, voice, and minds of characters as they create and explore their own through exercises and games. Please bring a lunch, a snack, and a drink. 

 

Audition Techniques 2

Ages: 12-18

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Cost: $45

Program Details: The second of two workshops on auditioning, students would take a more in-depth look at what it is like to audition in real world scenarios. With AFYP teaching artists' guidance, we will explore cold reading, and movement auditions. Please bring a lunch, a snack, and a drink. 

Students attending Audition Techniques 2 are not required to have attended Audition Techniques 1, though participation in both days is encouraged.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018

Musical Theater: Contemporary Styles

Ages: 5-11

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Cost: $45

Program Details: Learn brand-new choreography for some of your favorite musical songs!  Students will be singing and grooving throughout the day, and should come wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes that allow for dancing. Please bring lunch, a snack and a drink.

 

Musical Theater: Contemporary Styles

Ages: 12-18

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm 

Cost: $45

Program Details: Students will learn several contemporary musical numbers from Broadway favorites like: Wicked, Matilda, Hairspray, Seussical, and more.   This fast-paced workshop is perfect for older students interested in learning new skills, polishing favorite ones, and audition prep. Students should wear comfortable clothes and close-toed dance shoes appropriate for dancing. Please bring lunch, a snack and a drink. 

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018

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Improv

Ages: 5-11

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $45

Program Details: We are returning to a forever favorite that keeps students thinking on their feet and laughing on the floor! Students will explore basic improv skills through creative thinking games and quick thinking activities. Please bring a lunch, a snack, and a drink. 

 
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Improv

Ages: 12-18

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $45

Program Details: Improv is back with an overview of all types and styles. Students will learn the fundamentals and push their creativity through teamwork. Please bring a lunch, a snack, and a drink. 

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

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Musical Theater: Classical Styles

Ages: 5-11

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $45

Program Details: Learn brand-new choreography for some of your favorite musical songs!  Students will be singing and grooving throughout the day, and should come wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes that allow for dancing. Please bring lunch, a snack and a drink.

 
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Musical Theater: Classical Styles

Ages: 12-18

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $45

Program Details: Students will learn several musical numbers in a classic Broadway style.  This fast-paced workshop is perfect for older students interested in learning new skills, polishing favorite ones, and audition prep. Students should wear comfortable clothes and close-toed dance shoes appropriate for dancing. Please bring lunch, a snack and a drink.

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

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Musical Theater: Disney Classics

Ages: 5-11

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $45

Program Details: Learn brand-new choreography from your favorite Disney tales. Students will be singing and dancing throughout the day, and should come wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes that allow for dancing. Please bring a lunch, a snack, and a drink. 

 
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Voice for Musical Theater

Ages: 12-18

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $45

Program Details: We shift our focus from dance to the voice, with new techniques and activities to strengthen vocal abilities.  Students will be singing and moving throughout the day, and should come wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Please bring a lunch, a snack, and a bottle of water. 

 

Past 2017-18 Season Workshops

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One Day Play Festival
Monday, October 9, 2017
Ages 5-11 & 12-18