The Academy

WHO WE ARE

THE ACADEMY is proud to be a flourishing part of the Coral Springs/ Parkland community, and is designed to offer children 5 – 19 years of age the opportunity to learn and experience show business first hand.  Our NEXT STOP BROADWAY summer camp is a popular place to be, and our multiple sessions accommodate a variety of schedules.  Summer shows allow our campers an introduction to performing, but studying during the school year is designed so each student is more involved and receives individual attention.   All our programs culminate in full-scale Broadway style productions performed on a professional stage.
 
NSB is nestled at The Center, a first-class performing arts facility, which includes a 1,471-seat theatre and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is also home to Broadway tours, concerts, educational children’s entertainment, and SO MUCH MORE!  NSB is fortunate to be housed at The Center using the prestigious theatre, dramatic dance studio and meeting rooms for all our classes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
**REGISTRATION BEGINS ON FRIDAY, JULY 28**

ENSEMBLE CLASSES

These after-school programs allow students to train with professionals & build self-esteem and creativity! Classes culminate with an end of the year recital. RECITAL DATE: MAY 2, 2018 at 6pm.

CREATIVE PERFORMANCE

WEDNESDAYS 4:30-5:30pm / GRADES K-2

These young performers build their self-esteem and creativity through theatre games, body expression, dance, and singing techniques. Each class includes study in DANCE, MUSIC & DRAMA, where each child’s skill level is determined and further developed.

CLASSES BEGIN: Wednesday, September 13th

SINGING FUNDAMENTALS

WEDNESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm / GRADES 3-5

The main theme of this class is to learn more about the voice as an instrument and build the self-confidence to sing proudly. The curriculum is filled with FUN and creative exercises to learn the necessary vocal techniques; breathing, placement, harmonizing, blending, and basic music sight-reading. Each student’s skill level is determined and further developed.

CLASSES BEGIN: Wednesday, September 13th

ACTING FUNDAMENTALS

WEDNESDAYS 6:30-7:30pm / GRADES 3-5

Acting is a necessary class for those interested in developing skills to enhance the quality of their performance. The curriculum is filled with FUN and innovative exercises, which include theatre games, improvs, monologue work and character studies. Each student’s skill level is determined and further developed.

CLASSES BEGIN: Wednesday, September 13th

PERFORMANCE COLLECTIVE

THURSDAYS 6:00-7:30pm / GRADES 6-8

It begins with students, our staff and a blank slate. Students work together with our instructors to create original stories, songs & dance vignettes. The staff guides them through open discussions, which initiate their collaboration on themes, characters, plots, and musical pieces. This group will have performance opportunities in which each ensemble member is an essential contributor.  This class is ideal for those students who crave creating new and original art in MUSIC, ACTING, & DANCE!

CLASSES BEGIN: Thursday, September 14th

HIP HOP I

THURSDAYS 4:00-5:00pm / GRADES 3-6

Offering a structured method of learning various hip hop techniques while also promoting personal style and expression.  Classes are full of fun and new choreography every week!  With multiple performances locally encouraging students to strengthen their self-esteem and confidence.  

CLASSES BEGIN: Thursday, September 14th

HIP HOP II

THURSDAYS 5:00-6:00pm / GRADES 7+

This class allows students to develop skills and strengths through unique choreography and performance opportunities. This class is more fast-paced with a focus on production numbers where students get to highlight their talents!

CLASSES BEGIN: Thursday, September 14th

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE – TAP

WEDNESDAYS 7:30-8:30pm / GRADES 7+

Dance is an essential part of Musical Theatre performance and TAP is an invigorating technique.   This class will cover the necessary approach through explosive choreography and professional instruction. Each student’s skill level is determined and further developed. Suitable dance wear and tap shoes (either flat or character) are necessary.

CLASSES BEGIN: Wednesday, September 13th

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE – BALLET/JAZZ

THURSDAYS 7:30-8:30pm / GRADES 7+

The wide range of dance styles covered allows students the opportunity to connect technique with proper terminology. These techniques are an essential part of the Musical Theatre Industry and the student will achieve a higher level of knowledge that is required for professional theatre and college auditions. Suitable dance wear and jazz shoes AND ballet shoes are necessary.

CLASSES BEGIN: Wednesday, September 13th

 PRODUCTION ENSEMBLE CLASSES

Our programs are developed on a once a week format so students can participate without conflicting their busy schedules. The students attend rehearsals/classes in each area of study: MUSIC, DANCE and ACTING. Casting begins in early November when our production staff has the chance to see the students’ capabilities. Everyone gets a role as either a lead, supporting or ensemble member, which is a reflection of each individual’s abilities and helps them further develop his/her own style. Their strongest achievement will be their performance in a full-scale Broadway style show at the end of the season, which is accomplished through invigorating work and dedication.

HEATHERS

MONDAYS 6:00-9:00pm / GRADES 8+

The show is used as a vehicle to teach techniques that are more intriguing and challenging for their age group. These techniques include the following: characters and their connection to emotions, needs, and relationships, and how singing has an emotional connection to the character. Techniques to develop abilities and understandings in musical theatre dance are also emphasized.

Heathers The Musical (PG 13 version) is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. This darkly delicious story of teenage angst at Westerberg High is by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) “Are you in, or are you out?”

CLASSES BEGIN: Monday, September 11th  SHOWDATES: May 17 & 18, 2018

MULAN

TUESDAYS 5:00-8:00pm / GRADES 4-7

Techniques taught are a combination of traditional and innovative theatre. A strong emphasis is placed on character development, vocal training, dance techniques as used in musical theatre, and an overall enthusiastic approach to theatre study.

Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film, Disney’s Mulan is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. With hit songs such as Reflection and I’ll Make A Man Out Of You combined with a story packed with action, humor and heart this musical is the perfect blend to teach young people the excitement of theatre.

CLASSES BEGIN: Monday, September 11th  SHOWDATES: May 17 & 18, 2018

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Ages 8 – Adult. Appointments pending instructor’s schedule

PRIVATE VOICE

Hour & ½ hour Classes

Private voice is a strong one on one study of the performer’s vocal technique.  It is a necessary class for those interested in developing the skills to improve voice and professional expertise.  This class is recommended for anyone who is interested in singing. Private Vocal studies can also include preparation for Thespian competitions, either individual or group pieces.  Private Lessons are an excellent opportunity to prepare for College and professional theatre auditions. 

PRIVATE DANCE

Hour Classes

The wide range of dance styles (Tap, Ballet, Jazz) can be covered allowing students the opportunity to connect technique with proper terminology. These techniques are an essential part of the Musical Theatre Industry and the student will achieve a higher level of knowledge that is required for professional theatre and college auditions.  Suitable dancewear and proper dance shoes are necessary.

PRIVATE ACTING

Hour & ½ hour Classes

Everything an actor needs to develop the skills necessary to succeed. You’ll be prepared for anything from school auditions, districts, college interviews or agency calls.  If you’re ready for a career, private acting will teach you what you need to know to succeed in the industry. Private acting also includes preparation for Thespian competitions, either individual or group pieces.

MEET THE STAFF

 

Our talented and Compassionate staff hails from such reputable institutions as AADA, AMDA, Boston Conservatory, Florida State University and are National Board Certified Ajudicators. Their performance credits include Broadway, national tours, Disney, film & television and the Joffrey Ballet. Our staff has trained with the best: Baryshnikov, Meisner, Morris, Shurtleff, and more!

 

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