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VIRTUAL BROADWAY INTENSIVE

July 13 - 17, 2020

ENHANCE YOUR TRIPLE THREAT SKILLS AND INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

Take your musical theater performance skills and knowledge of the Broadway industry to the next level in the most personalized Broadway Intensive yet. Broadway veterans and university faculty lead teens in a weeklong series of master classes on the “triple threat” skills of musical theater – acting, dancing and singing.

Receive more individualized instruction than ever before through private coaching sessions and intimate group sizes. With time to socialize and connect with other passionate theater teens, daily group dance classes, inside looks into the industry through Q&As with special Broadway guests, and a culminating online sharing event for family and friends, you will create a memorable and skill-building week.

Auditions are not required, although previous theater training or experience is necessary.

For teens entering grades 9 through first year of college, fall 2020.

Through the Virtual Broadway Intensive, each student will participate in at minimum:

  • Daily group dance class
  • 4 small group acting sessions
  • 2 25-minute private voice lessons
  • 2 25-minute Acting a Song coaching sessions
  • 4 Q&As with special Broadway industry guests
  • Culminating online sharing event

HOW THE INTENSIVE WILL BE STRUCTURED ONLINE

Camp activities will take place between 9:30 and 5:30 PM each day, with each student having a slightly different schedule based on times assigned for private coaching, lessons and small group work. Plenty of time will be built in for breaks to step away from Zoom, to either practice on your own, prepare for your next session or to recharge.

You can count on all students being called for camp activities from 11 AM – 2 PM each day, with a break for lunch or social time. Private lessons and small group work will be scheduled to occur between 9:30-11 AM and 2-5:30 PM. Prior to the start of the week, you’ll fill out a scheduling poll to help us assign you to your personalized sessions.

Monday’s schedule will include some additional orientation sessions, as students prepare for their first private coaching sessions on Tuesday.

The week-end online sharing for family and friends will begin at 5:45 PM on Friday, July 17.

SESSION DATES

The Virtual Broadway Intensive will be held Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17.

EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The week is designed for aspiring performers who are highly interested in musical theater. Auditions are not required to participate; however, previous training or experience is necessary. (We recommend that participants have experience in at least two of the following areas: singing, dance and acting.)

Each participant is also expected to prepare 1-2 musical theater songs for the week to use in coaching sessions. We are working with an accompanist to record an mp4 accompaniment track for one of your songs in advance of the week. This mp4 accompaniment track will be yours to keep for future auditions or performances with your selected song.

TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS

We will be using Zoom. To successfully participate, you will need a laptop, tablet, smart phone or computer with a webcam (internal or external), reliable internet connection and an additional device from which to play your song's accompaniment track. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns about your ability to participate due to a lack of access to technology. Any additional items you may need will be communicated before camp starts.

TUITION

The Broadway Summer Intensive carries a registration fee of $325.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Please check out details on our SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM if financial assistance is needed to allow you to participate.

Scholarship applications should be submitted BEFORE registering.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Due to the configuration of this camp, many activities rely upon working with others and depend on full attendance throughout the week. Missed sessions may necessitate that a participant’s role be modified or reduced.

REFUND POLICY

Cancellation 
In the event that you are no longer able to participate, please submit notice of your cancellation to education@desmoinesperformingarts.org. 

Written notice of cancellation must be received two weeks prior to the first date of your camp or class in order for a refund to be issued. Refunded tuition will be minus a 6% processing fee to cover expenses associated with your original booking. 

If a cancellation is submitted less than two weeks prior to the camp or class start date, a refund will only be issued if we are able to move a waitlisted student into the vacated spot. 

Low enrollment: Des Moines Performing Arts reserves the right to cancel classes and camps due to insufficient enrollment without incurring obligation. If a class or camp is canceled by Des Moines Performing Arts, you are entitled to a full tuition refund. 

SESSION FULL? GET ON THE WAIT LIST!

If your preferred session is full, please add your name to our wait list by clicking HERE and indicate your participant's age and which session(s) you are interested in attending. We will contact you if a space becomes available or if additional sessions are added.


Questions?

For questions about camp content or structure, contact our camp coordinator Lynnae at 515-689-4362 or LynnaeL@DMPA.org.

If needing registration assistance, please call Heidi at 515-520-7449 or HeidiM@DMPA.org.

You may also email any questions to Education@DMPA.org.

 

Event Details

The Virtual Broadway Intensive is for students entering grades 9 through first year college.

REGISTRATION OPENS TO THE PUBLIC:

 Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 9 AM

REGISTER HERE!

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