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Online Summer Pre-Professional Program – August Session

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - August 13 @ 4:30 pm EDT

Advanced Students | Junior Ages 7-11 | Senior Ages 12-19 | Monday, August 9 – Friday, August 13 | 1-4:30 PM Eastern (OR FOR WEST COAST CAMPERS, 10 AM – 1:30 PM Pacific) | Cost 695.00

Instructor (Junior Session): Broadway Star, Lauren Elder (SIDE SHOW, HAIR)
Instructor (Senior Session): 
Broadway Star Ashley Kate Adams (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HAIRSPRAY)

Zoom Classrooms Limited to 12 Students!

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

A Class Act NY’s Pre-Professional Program is for a select group of artists who are ready for the challenge of honing their singing, dancing, & acting skills through exploring more advanced work.

We will spend 3 hours and 30 minutes together daily as a group in our online advanced intensive led by our Broadway Director. Included in the program are 2 forty-five minute lessons with the main Broadway Director and Music Director and 1 fifteen-minute dance brush up lesson with a Broadway Dancer.

Moreover, throughout the week, special visiting guest artists such as Broadway Stars and Broadway Casting Directors zoom in to teach accelerated masterclasses.

This exclusive program culminates in a Final Zoom Showcase for 10 Scouting Talent Agents & Managers! Many of our past participants have been discovered at this very program. For a list of recent student achievements, click here.

Private Lessons
During the week, participants will receive 3 free private lessons. Prep your final showcase material with the guidance of your Broadway Director, Music Director and Dance Instructor. Lessons will take place outside of normal camp hours.
• Voice: 45 Minutes with a Professional Music Director. Work on your song cut for the final showcase. This lesson will focus on acting through song, proper audition and vocal technique.
• Acting: 45 Minutes with your Broadway Director. Work on your monologue for the final showcase. We’ll break down your monologue beat by beat, discover operative words within the text, and identify your conflict and objective.
• Dance: 15 Minutes with a Broadway Dancer. While dance won’t be part of Friday’s showcase, it’s important all well rounded musical theatre performers strengthen their dance skills. Learn how to break down difficult dance steps and make a lasting impression in a dance audition.

Advanced Masterclasses with Visiting Broadway Stars & Broadway Casting Directors
Pre-Professional Program participants will also take a series of advanced masterclasses with visiting Broadway Stars and Broadway Casting Directors designed to challenge and elevate our actors’ skill set.

Weekly Schedule of Advanced Masterclasses
Monday: Scene Study, Character Development, & Script Analysis
As a group, we will work together to break down scripts into their purest elements. Learn how to discover operative words and acting beats within the text. We’ll also discuss different masters and their approaches to acting, including: Meisner, Stanislavski, and Hagen. We will be utilizing Zoom Breakout Rooms, where actors can work on their scenes in pairs and the instructor will check in to provide individualized coaching.

Tuesday: Acting Through Song
Actors will learn how to break down their song into acting beats, and give a compelling performance. In addition, we will “monologue our songs” and see how taking a song out of tempo and just saying the words allows us to discover new thoughts, feelings and ideas that we can play when acting our song. Our Broadway Director will help challenge our actors to deepen their performance skills, and give them feedback and coaching on their song interpretation.

Wednesday: Dialect Coaching & Vocal Technique
Learn how to produce a healthy sound, whether you are singing or speaking and learn how to belt safely! We’ll discuss projection, articulation, and breath control. Additionally, we’ll learn about the Standard American Stage Dialect, and other popular dialects such as: British, New York, and Southern.

Thursday: Audition Technique with a Broadway Casting Director Peter Van Dam of Tara Rubin Casting
Casting Director Peter Van Dam from one of Broadway’s biggest Casting Offices will zoom in for an audition technique masterclass! Ever wanted to know what the pros behind the table are thinking? Now’s your chance! Peter will give you invaluable insight into the world of musical theatre auditions. Receive individual feedback and coaching on your pieces from a major industry pro!

Friday: Final Showcase Prep & Performance for 10 Scouting Talent Reps
Review what you have learned during the week and get ready to present your song cut and monologue live for family, friends, and 10 scouting agents & managers!

Broadway star, Taylor Trensch, will zoom in for an informative Q&A! Ask him everything you’ve ever wanted to know about starring on Broadway, or the business of show business!

Supplemental Materials
In addition to our classes, campers will be provided with educational videos, lessons from ACANY’s archive, helpful articles and more to explore independently after camp hours.

Final Showcase for 10 Scouting Talent Reps
Perform in a final showcase for loved ones and 10 scouting industry guests! (If your loved ones can’t make it live, a recorded version will be distributed via email a few weeks after camp!)

While there is no audition required for this program, all pre-professional students are expected to have past performance experience or have taken classes at a reputable institution. This intensive is geared toward actors who are serious about their work. A considerable amount of memorization and homework will be required.

Participants will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a front-facing camera, and you must download the free ZOOM app to participate!

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!


Junior Ages: 7-11
Senior Ages: 12-19
When: Monday, August 9 – Friday, August 13
Time: 1-4:30 PM Eastern (10 AM – 1:30 PM Pacific)
Cost: 695.00


Start: August 9 @ 1:00 pm
End: August 13 @ 4:30 pm
Venue Name: Online Event
Address: United States