West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive
Summer Arts Intensive is led by local arts educators and professionals, who are committed to focused and individualized training. Programs are currently offered for middle school students, 5th -8th grade for school year 2018-2019 and high school students, 8th-12th grade for school year 2018-2019. College artists up to age 20 are also welcome. The middle school program runs for three weeks in June and the high school/college program runs for six weeks in July and August. Each program culminates in a production at the end of our rehearsal process.
Now in its ninth year, previous productions include: PIPPIN(2011), A CHORUS LINE92012), CHICAGO(2013), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. & SPAMALOT(2014), SHEREK THE MUSICAL JR. & RENT(2015), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR. & HAIR(2016), WILLY WONKA JR. & GREASE(2017), and PETER PAN JR. & NEWSIES (2018)
This summer’s productions of THE LION KING JR. & LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS feature nearly 110 cast, crew, and orchestra members representing secondary schools and four-year colleges through the Fargo metro area
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Acting for Singers:
In this course, the students will be learning the acting fundamentals that are required for any triple threat. When the student participates in Acting for Singers, they will be coached in diving deep into the process of analyzing a song to provide the proper emotions for a performance. This course is helpful to singers, actors, and dancers alike. The goal of this course is to train your triple threat: how to connect singing, dancing, and acting together to create unique and powerful performances that the audience is sure to love.
In this course the students will be learning the fundamentals of viewpoints training. Viewpoints, is a physical form of acting that allows for actors to become familiar and comfortable making choices, while on stage. This is also, immensely helpful in training actors of any age how to be good ensemble members and make quality and thoughtful decisions on stage.
Always Say, “Yes”: An Improv Workshop:From students just beginning their acting careers to those who have been honing their skills for years, everyone benefits from improv. Learning to think on your feet and let go of your inhibitions are critical for every actor. The most important thing that the student will get out of this class is partner work. Just like in scene work, improv is all about trust: trust that your partner will take what you are giving them, trust that your partner knows where they’re going, and trust that your teammates will save you if you lose control. Students will be up on their feet trying new things, playing games, and discovering how to say “yes.”