Announcing SDMT Academy’s Fall Semester!

We are so excited to officially announce our upcoming fall semester, with many of your favorite classes coming back and a few brand new classes being introduced! Our classes are designed to cover all three major performing elements of musical theatre (singing/acting/dancing) Keep reading below to find out about the amazing classes we have lined up for our fall semester, and then sign up to join the fun today!

In addition to our group classes, the Academy continues to offer private dance and voice lessons by inquiry! If you’d like to learn more about private lessons, please email academy@sdmt.org! Also, if you are in need of a scholarship, please email the academy for more information.

          Session 1: August 19th – September 22nd
Rock The Audition (Grades 3-8)

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm | Aug 19 – Sep 16

Learn how to put your best foot forward in our new Rock The Audition class! This five week course will guide actors through the process of auditioning with guest teaching artists each week. The class will go into resume formatting, slating, talking with your accompanist, and delivering a grounded audition! Parents are more than welcome to join their student(s) in this course to help your performer get ready for future auditions!

Rock The Audition (Grades 9-Adult)

Mondays 6:45-7:45pm | Aug 19 – Sep 16

Designed specifically for our teen and adult students, join us to learn how to put your best foot forward in our new Rock The Audition class! This five week course will guide actors through the process of auditioning with guest speakers each week. The class will go into resume formatting, slating, talking with your accompanist, and delivering a grounded audition! Parents are more than welcome to join their student on this course to help your performer get ready for future auditions!

Sundays 12:15-1:15pm | Aug 25 – Sep 22

Musical Theatre Explorers will give students in grades K through 2 the opportunity to explore the wonderful world of musical theatre in a fun and safe environment. Students will learn a variety of fundamental skills in music, dance, and acting, as well as teamwork, confidence, and self expression. This course is perfect for your young aspiring performers to get their first exposure to the exciting world of musical theatre!

Youth Tap (Grades 3-6)

Saturdays 12-1pm | Aug 24 – Sep 21

Our Youth Tap class is the perfect space for young learners looking to begin tap and improve their technique. It is designed for both beginner and intermediate level tappers.

Teen Dance (Grades 7-12)

Saturdays 9:30-10:30am | Aug 24 – Sep 21

Teen Dance is a skill based class where students will work on dance fundamentals and choreography. This class seeks to provide a space for students to start honing and polishing their dance skills as well as building upon existing skills, and it will focus on technique strengthening, picking up choreography, and audition skills.

Teen Tap (Grades 7-12)

Saturdays 10:45-11:45am | Aug 24 – Sep 21

This tap class is designed for those looking to begin tap or those that want to brush up on their skills and improve their technique. Designed for both the beginner and intermediate level tappers.

The Singer’s Toolbox (Grades 7-12)

Sundays 6:30-8pm | Aug 25 – Sep 22

In this five week course, students will learn musicianship fundamentals for the actor. Using these foundations, classes will explore solo vocal production, music theory, and ensemble singing.

Sundays 9:30-10:30am | Aug 25 – Sep 22

In our beginner and intermediate Adult Dance class, dancers of all skill levels are encouraged to come dance and build upon their existing skill set. Classes will focus on technique strengthening, picking up choreography, and audition skills. Students will learn a variety of styles including jazz, ballet, and hip hop.

Sundays 9:30-10:30am | Aug 25 – Sep 22

This class is designed for dancers that want to push their training to the next level. Students will be taught professional level choreography, and classes will focus on technique strengthening, picking up choreography, and audition skills. Students will learn a variety of styles including jazz, ballet, and hip hop.

Adult Tap (Ages 18+)

Sundays 10:45am-12pm | Aug 25 – Sep 22

This adult tap class is designed for those looking to begin tap or those that want to brush up on their skills and improve their technique. Designed for both the beginner and intermediate level tappers.

          Session 2: September 23rd – November 3rd
Rising Stars Acting (Grades 3-7)

Mondays 5-6:20 | Sep 23 – Oct 28

Our Rising Stars Acting Class will focus on building confidence, integrating movement, use of expression, and character development in acting performance. Students will get to work through various acting techniques, monologues, group scenes, and building audition skills. 

Sundays 5-8 | Sep 29 – Nov 3

Acting Through Song is a studio class designed for performers grades 7-12  to develop their temperament as musical theater performers. In a laboratory style design and through coaching, the course will focus on synthesizing acting, singing and movement to improve individual performance. Other focuses will include how to rehearse and perform musical theatre material at a professional level and with an accompanist.

Community Choir (Ages 16+)

Mondays 6:30-8:30 | Sep 23 – Oct 28

Come sing with one of San Diego’s best music directors, Van Angelo, and other community members! This is a 6 class course where singers can build community while singing with other people who are passionate about music! The class culminates in a final presentation for friends and family and will focus on music from the Musical Theatre cannon.

Showgirl Series (Ages 16+)

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 | Sep 24 – Oct 29

Bust out your heels and boas! Our Showgirl Series will be a movement based class designed to help you feel confident strutting your stuff! In this fun class we will dance to songs from some of your favorite musicals including Cabaret, Chicago, Moulin Rouge, and more. Everyone is welcome, no matter your experience levels!

Sundays 9:30-10:30 | Sep 29 – Nov 3

In our beginner and intermediate Adult Dance class, dancers of all skill levels are encouraged to come dance and build upon their existing skill set. Classes will focus on technique strengthening, picking up choreography, and audition skills. Students will learn a variety of styles including jazz, ballet, and hip hop.

Sundays 9:30-10:30 | Sep 29 – Nov 3

This class is designed for dancers that want to push their training to the next level. Students will be taught professional level choreography, and classes will focus on technique strengthening, picking up choreography, and audition skills. Students will learn a variety of styles including jazz, ballet, and hip hop.

Adult Acting (Ages 18+)

Sundays 6:30-8 | Sep 29 – Nov 3

This six week course is designed to give actors the essential tools for their personal craft. This course encourages empowerment in each actor’s individual instrument, encourages students to take ownership of their craft, and fosters exploring acting techniques at a deeper level. Through this course, students will engage in improv, scene study, monologues, and more.

Private Lessons: Private lessons in voice and dance available by inquiry to academy@sdmt.org.

Scholarship Information: For those in need of scholarship support, please contact academy@sdmt.org.

TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE PROGRAM

“Thank you SDMT Academy for providing a way for students to continue to develop their talents during this challenging time. You have experienced teachers who are working in the industry and have a perspective desirable to these rising stars. They challenge & encourage them in a kind & fun way. We will be back!”
– Audrey Deubig

“Thank you so much for offering the opportunity of these Zoom tap classes. As I told Barbara I haven’t tapped for 25 years, but she has been so great and supportive of these rusty legs and toes! I’m having a blast! I don’t think I would have had the courage to try tap again if it hadn’t been for this Zoom class. But now, when dance classes open again (whenever that is!) I will find a suitable class to enjoy this activity I love again so well. I’ve signed up for the second session and am looking forward to 8 more weeks of tap!
– Mary Shepperd

“This class was challenging and fun. The instructor was able to accommodate many different levels of previous experience. It helped me to connect with others and preserve a bit of normalcy during this strange time.”
– Issac Jackson

“Jazz class was so much fun, I really learn a lot. I highly recommend this class if you are new to Jazz dance, I would definitely take this class again.”
– Veronica Vasquez

“Allison was a great teacher on the subject on online submissions. I learned some brand new things I didn’t previously know about, she gave great feedback on my video that gave me inside on how to improve for the next time and I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn more about this subject.”
– Colden Lamb

“What a refreshing, welcome educational opportunity for all young performers to receive professional mentorship and training in their desired field! SDMT has already led the field in setting an example of giving back to the community and reminding all that there is a greater stage than just the ones they are performing on. They now continue to lead the field by creating new avenues for young performers to receive experienced leadership.”
– Jennifer Zelles

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