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2014 American Stage Teen Summer Institute
(13-17 Years Old)

Take your unique talents to the next level!
Shine onstage and beyond with six extraordinary sessions.

2014 Teen Summer Institute

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Sign up for the Teen Summer Institute and have an enriching summer filled with new discoveries and opportunities to enhance your performance skills.   We have a variety of summer programs led by working, professional artists that will enhance your creativity and bolster your breadth of performance experience. The American Stage Teen Summer Institute can give you the confidence and skills needed to excel onstage and beyond.  Training is customized to each student’s current abilities. Students new to acting will be given the tools needed to develop a solid foundation, while those with previous experience will be challenged to move to the next level. 

"It is a very fun, interactive experience. I learned so much about acting and was taught by wonderful teachers. I met great people that I hope to stay in touch with. Everything is professional and we were treated like the young adults we are." - 2013 Teen Summer Institute student

"The entire experience was great. I can't wait to come back next year!" - 2013 Teen Summer Institute student

Details

  • The Teen Summer Institute meets Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. 
  • The Teen Summer Institute will be held at First Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Petersburg – 701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Pricing

  • 1 week sessions are $185.
  • The 3 week Musical Theatre Performance Lab is $525.
  • The 2 week Advanced Scene Study session is $350
  • A $25 discount is available for the 2nd child enrolled in the family.
  • Financial aid is available.

American Stage Teen Summer Institute 2014

for 13-17 Year Olds

Session I – June 9-13 (1 week program)

Improvisation (13-17 year olds)

Develop your humor and comic timing! Learn how to think on your feet as you create dynamic characters and interesting scenes in the moment. Students will learn comic timing, scene building, group mind, and many other improv games and techniques used in shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”  This program will inspire and expand your creative thinking and communication skills.  The program finale is an improv performance for family and friends on Friday, June 13 at 6pm.

Institute:  9am-3pm
Price: $185

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Session II – June 16-20 (1 week program)

Musical Theatre Intensive (13-17 year olds) NEW

Hone your music, dance and acting skills!  Under the guidance of working professionals, students will rotate through voice, dance and acting classes each day, building their skills outside of the pressure of a full production.  Students will learn how to combine character, song, and movement while further developing their singing voice and dance skills.  The program finale is a showcase of songs performed for family and friends on Friday, June 20 at 6pm.

Institute:  9am-3pm
Price: $185

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Session III - June 23-27 (1 week program)

On-Camera Acting (13-17 year olds) NEW

Explore the nuisances of acting for film and television.  Students will learn how to adapt their acting technique from the stage to the screen.  Through filmed scene work, students will learn how to work with the camera while forming strong relationships and fully committing to an objective.  The program finale is a showcase of the work explored throughout the session on Friday, June 27 at 6pm.  

Institute:  9am-3pm
Price: $185

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Session IV – June 30-July 18 (3 week program) No class on July 4th

Performance Lab:  Musical Theatre – Xanadu Jr. (13-17 year olds)

Apply the skills developed in the Musical Theatre Intensive to a full production!  Beginning with the audition all the way to the final performance, students will get a true taste of a professional production.  Students work with area music, theatre and dance professionals to refine both acting, singing and movement skills.  The program finale is a full production of Xanadu Jr. for family and friends performed on Thursday, July 17 at 6pm.

Institute:  9am-3pm
Price: $525 (3 weeks)

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Session V – July 21-August 1 (2 week program)

Advanced Scene Study (13-17 year olds) NEW

Create more fully realized characters that come alive in performance!  Already have a love for acting but want to take your performances to a higher level?  This session is for you. Master techniques to breakdown a script so that you can create stronger relationships on stage, connect emotionally with a character, and pursue an objective with all three parts of your instrument.  This session will teach you how to trust your instincts so that you feel comfortable making strong choices and fully pursuing your character’s goal. The program finale is a showcase of scenes explored in class performed for family and friends on Friday, August 1 at 6pm.  Best suited for teens with previous acting experience.

Institute:  9am-3pm
Price: $350 (2 weeks)

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Session VI – August 4-8 (1 week program)

Fearless Shakespeare (13-17 year olds)

Make sense out of Shakespeare!  Students will immerse themselves in the language and stories of the most famous playwright of all time.  They will learn how to approach the text as a performer and to find themselves in the stories.  The session will cover verse/scansion, figures of speech, and acting techniques that will bring the text to life. The program finale is a showcase of scenes and monologues for family and friends on Friday, August 8 at 6pm. 

Institute:  9am-3pm
Price: $185

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Extreme Broadway Package – June 9-August 8 (9 week program)

Sign up for all 9 weeks and receive over $300 off tuition!

Price: $1300

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Full and partial financial aid packages are available.  Please download the application below and return it to American Stage by April 15, 2014.

For more information, contact Meg Heimstead, the Director of Education, at 727-823-1600 x 201 or email her at mheimstead@americanstage.org.  

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ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES

  • PAYMENT PLANS: For more information about scheduling payment plans, contact Meg Heimstead, Director of Education, at 727-823-1600 x 201 or email her at mheimstead@americanstage.org.

  • FINANCIAL AID: Full and partial financial aid packages are available.  Please download the application below and return it postmarked to American Stage by April 30, 2014.

Please click on the Financial Aid Application icon below
to download the form.

2013 Summer Camp Financial Aid Application


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For more information or if you have problems enrolling online,
contact Meg Heimstead, the Director of Education, at 727-823-1600 x 201 or
email her at mheimstead@americanstage.org.  


 
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