Fall 2017 Class Series and Schedule for the Rising Star Academy

The Rising Star Academy at Phoenix Productions presents Classes In Musical Theatre! Whether you or your child seeks to develop a rewarding amateur interest or is seeking pre-professional triple-threat training, the Rising Star Academy has a class for you.

Rising Stars Youth Ensemble (Performing Ensemble for Youth Elite Talent) Ages 10-13

Class Description:
Rising Stars Youth Ensemble is a performance based Youth Ensemble developed specifically for Phoenix’s most advanced young triple threat performers!  In this pre-professional level performance class, youth ages 10-13 will work with Elite Ensemble directors to perfect individual audition and showcase songs, workshop partnered duets and scene work, and learn original Broadway choreography to iconic Musical Theatre rep in addition to putting together full production numbers of Broadway’s hottest hits. Elite Ensemble performers will work as an ensemble with the goal of not only a final showcase performance for parents, friends, and invited guests, but also representing Phoenix Productions as its Elite Ensemble at Phoenix’s high profile events throughout the season and throughout the community. Students will learn to pick up and master intermediate to advanced level Broadway choreography and learn production numbers with the focus required in a professional performance environment
Rising Stars Youth Ensemble   Ages 10-13

BY AUDITION OR INSTRUCTOR REFERRAL

Mondays 4:00pm- 5:30pm September 25th through December 4th (10 weeks plus performances)
Early Bird Tuition (by Sept.6th) $245
Regular Tuition: $290


Rising Stars Elite (Performing Ensemble for Youth Elite Talent) Ages 14-17

Class Description:
Rising Stars Elite is a performance based Teen Ensemble developed specifically for Phoenix’s most advanced teen triple threat performers!  In this pre-professional level performance class, teens will work with Elite Ensemble directors to perfect individual audition and showcase songs, workshop partnered duets and scene work, and learn original Broadway choreography to iconic Musical Theatre rep in addition to putting together full production numbers of Broadway’s hottest hits. Elite Ensemble performers will work as an ensemble with the goal of not only a final showcase performance for parents, friends, and invited guests, but also representing Phoenix Productions as its Elite Ensemble at high profile events throughout the season. Students will learn to pick up and master intermediate to advanced level Broadway choreography and learn production numbers with the focus required in a professional performance environment.  In addition, the triple threat performance skills developed in this class through individual and ensemble work will help students feel prepared for college and professional level musical theatre auditions.  


BY AUDITION OR INSTRUCTOR REFERRAL

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Broadway Tap (for Adults) Ages 16 to 96

Class Description:
Tap is back! Our Broadway Rep tap class, with a focus on traditional Musical Theatre tap styles will help you discover a new talent or develop your current tap skills. Come have a good time with us no matter your current skill level, and get ready for your next tap audition at Phoenix or on Broadway.

Mondays 7:00-8:00pm September 25th through December 4th
Early Bird Tuition (by Sept.6th) $75
Regular Tuition: $95

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ONE DAY MASTER CLASS SERIES
Ages 7-17

Class Description:
All One Day Master Classes run from 9:00am-4:00pm and focus on a show that recently ran or is currently running on Broadway. Students will learn scenes, choreography, and songs including full production numbers directly from the show of the day, while having fun with friends and developing their triple threat skill-set.

School of Rock Themed Master Class – (Columbus Day) October 9th
Dear Evan Hansen Themed Master Class- (Veteran’s Day/ NJEA) – Thursday, November 9th
Newsies Themed Master Class- (MLK Day) Monday January 15th
Hamilton Themed Master Class (President’s Day) Monday, February 19th
Aladdin Themed Master Class (Day before week of spring break) March 30th  

Register for all 5 dates and get our One Day Master Class Discounted “5-pack”! ($300 for 5 classes) OR you may register for each class separately for $70 a class (9:00am-4:00pm)

* No refunds will be issued less than four weeks before the first day of a class or camp session, except in the event that the event is cancelled by Phoenix Productions. (A student may be eligible for a full refund if he/she is unable to attend due to medical reasons.  A note from the physician must accompany the written refund request.)

Phoenix is committed to a well-defined mission: to provide quality theatrical experiences to our constituencies on both sides of the footlights. For our audiences, we aim to make high quality theatre accessible and affordable. For our performersdesigners, and craftspeople, we aim to provide a nurturing, professional-quality environment in which they can polish and display their talents.

In keeping with this mission Phoenix has, as one of its goals, the desire and intent to provide for its community a quality educational program that provides broad accessibility to all those who are interested, regardless of age.  It is implicit in our mission that we provide a wealth of experiences in the transformational power of the performing arts.  We believe there is an artist in us all that is nurtured in experiences that are both educational and entertaining.  Listening to and developing the “inner artist” in good for our growth, creativity, teamwork, collaboration and connectedness.   These qualities are important to development and resilience at all ages, from four to 94!  It also builds a better community through teaching the value of collaboration.  “Collaboration is the Highest Art!”

In our Rising Star Academy we are dedicated to the idea that Every Performer Shines!  Whether you or your child seeks to develop a rewarding amateur interest or wishes to develop professional skills in performing, there will be something here for you.  We want you to find your creative home here.

The Rising Star Academy is aligned with the National and State Core Arts Educational Standards in the belief that young performers should be exposed to

1. An understanding of the important role of theatre, dance and music in society;   

2. A solid technical training in performance skills and production development and     

3.  A wide range of performing opportunities to showcase their unfolding talents.  

This will prepare the serious student for pre-professional and college level training.  This curriculum will be infused into classes, camps and workshops.  Our educational philosophy also requires that teacher create a safe space within which to learn, risk and grow whether a beginner or advanced student.  

We also take to heart the development of the future theatre audience so this treasured aspect of society in patronized.  From the Golden Era of traditional musical theatre, to cutting edge contemporary musicals like Broadway’s Hamilton, our students and future performers will learn to appreciate a rich landscape of performing arts.