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The award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre program offers opportunities for young actors of all ages and abilities to explore the art of live theatrical performance. We are thrilled to offer NYT Academy which presents classes, workshops and personalized training to compliment the acclaimed main stage productions.

SUMMER CLASSES

Broadway Bound – Beginner
Ages 6-9
This class includes basic dance moves and terminology that are most commonly used in musical theater. Students will also explore acting games and activities, as well as learn about the history of dance on Broadway and in the theater.

Wednesday
20313013-01    Jun 7-Jul 26    4:00-5:00p    $54/$60

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Intro to Acting – Beginner
Ages 6-8
This is a great class for the want-to-be actor! We will introduce the world of acting through warm-up exercises, drama games, short skits and basic costume pieces. Great way to give acting a try. For the final class, we will show off all that we learned for an informal presentation for family and friends.

Thursday
Ages 6-8            20313004-01    Jun 8-Jul 27    5:30-7:00p    $80/$88
Ages 9-11          20313004-02    Jun 8-Jul 27    7:00-8:30p    $80/$88
Ages 12-18        20313004-03    Jun 8-Jul 27    5:30-7:00p    $80/$88

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Dance for the Actor– Beginner to Intermediate Level
Ages 8-15

Instructor: Angila Waldman

Dance on Film

Look at some great choreography from movie musicals.  We will study basic dance moves in the style of jazz and ballet then we will learn a portion of original choreography from a particular movie musical. The films studied will include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), and the new version of Grease, Grease Live (2015). Jazz shoes encouraged but not required.  This class is recommended for actors and dancers with some prior dance experience.

Saturday
20313009-01    Jun 3-24        9:00-10:30a    $40/$44

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Acting Through Movement

Explore the fluidity of lyrical dance.  Basic dance skills will be studied along with activities that foster expression and interpretation of lyrics. Students will engage in group activities where they will have to create and choreograph their own pieces relating to a particular message. We will also explore acting without dialogue or words, embracing character work and the power of non-verbal communication. Jazz or lyric dance footwear encouraged.

Saturday
20313009-02    Jul 8-29        9:00-10:30a    $40/$44

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Dance Intensive

Turns, leaps…Buffaloes and Time Steps – this class will be broken up into two sections to provide the dancer with prior experience more intensive training on some commonly used steps in musical theater dance. The first two weeks will be turns and leaps and the last two weeks will focus on buffaloes and time steps. We will also be reviewing basic skills in jazz, ballet and tap along with proper technique and body position. Jazz shoes and tap shoes are encouraged.

Saturday
20313009-03    Jul 8-29        11:00a-12:30p    $40/$44

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Beyond the Basics – Intermediate Level
Ages 10-15
This intermediate level acting class is for the young actor ready to work more intently on fine tuning specific acting skills. The class will cover intentional physical movement/positioning, voice, and delivery of a character.  Tips on memorization will be introduced. Class work will focus on a specific selections from scripts and/or monologues. Final class will be an informal presentation for friends and family. Previous acting classes (at least two sessions of intro or two staged productions) required.

Tuesday
20313006-01    Jun 6-Aug 1    5:30-7:00p    $80/$88

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Head to Toe Acting – Intermediate Level
Ages 11-18
This NYT Academy class is all about developing a character from the inside out and from top to bottom.  We will focus on how to manipulate your body, voice, movement, etc. to create a memorable and believable character from a selected script or monologue.  Intended for the more experienced actor (ages 11-18) who has a desire to take their acting to a new level and beyond reciting lines. Suggested previous experience: at least two staged productions (NYT or equivalent), and/or 2 introductory acting classes.

Wednesday
20313003-01    Jun 7-Jul 26    6:30-8:00p    $80/$88

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SUMMER CAMPS

Kids Interactive Theatre Experience (KITE)
Ages 5-7
Using your imagination was never so much fun! Join us for a great journey using our minds, bodies, some costumes and props as we play dramatic games and activities. Each day we’ll travel to a new world that you create – medieval times, space, a desert island, the zoo – whatever you come up with! Participants will put together a story, make the characters, and act out their adventures.  Kid’s Interactive Theatre Experience – KITE – Using your imagination was never so much fun! Join us for a great journey using our minds, bodies, simple props/costume pieces as we play dramatic games and activities.  Each day is a new adventure.

Monday-Friday
20313001-01    Jun 5-9    9:00a-12:00p    $100/$110

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Masked Acting
Ages 8-14
Designed for the more experienced actor, this camp will focus on character devlopment through the use of masks, puppets and props, including pieces that will be created/built in the class.  Guest presenters will also be featured.

Monday-Friday
20313002-01    Jul 10-14    10:00a-12:30p    $80/$88

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NYT Jr.
Ages 8-11
This two week camp will focus on the play, The Velveteen Rabbit.  All participants will have at least one role, brief auditions will be guided on the first day to assign roles. The camp performances will be on June 23 at 10 am and 7 pm and are free to attend. Each camper will receive an NYTA t-shirt.  Costume use will be provided.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a small snack.

Monday-Friday
20313010-01    Jun 12-23    9:00a-12:00p    $200/$220

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Musical
Ages 10-18
This camp will center around the musical, Tarzan. Areas of focus center around presenting the staged show and will touch on vocal training, basic dance/movement and character development. All participants will be cast in the show; specific roles will be assigned in an audition process/workshop on the first day(s) of camp.  Previous stage experience or class training is recommended. Costumes and a show t-shirt provided.  Free public performances will be held at the DL Parsons Theatre on August 4 at 10 am & 7 pm, and  August 5 at 7 pm.

Instructor: Kristin Fernandez

Monday-Friday
20313011-01    Jul 24-Aug 4    9:00a-3:00p    $400/$440

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Drama
Ages 12-18
This drama camp is centered around the comedy script, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet.  Specific focus will cover a variety of acting skills and disciplines directly associated with the script including comedic timing, Shakespearean text, stage combat, etc. Each participant will receive a role; auditions will be held in workshop style on the first day(s).  Costume and a show t-shirt are included. The camp will culminate in three public performances at the DL Parsons Theatre on June 29 at 7 pm, and June 30 at 2 pm & 7 pm.

Instructor: Kristin Fernandez

Monday-Friday
20313012-01    Jun 12-30    1:00-5:00p    $300/$330

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NEW! Performance Vocal Camp
Acappella for teens!
Ages 12-18
Taught through Whole Body Singing, a company created by Cody Qualls from Face Vocal Band

Join us for an intensive dive into the world of a cappella singing.  We’ll explore a variety of elements that will help aspiring vocalists grow in their craft. Areas of focus include blending, rhythm, beats, solo work and stage presence.  The camp will feature a guest workshop session taught by a member of Colorado’s own, Face Vocal Band. Bring a water bottle labeled with your name.  Previous vocal lessons or choir experience encouraged.

Monday-Friday
20313014-01     July 10-15            1:00-4:00p           $130/$143

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