Addy Academy

The School of the Performing Arts at Proctors is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Addy Academy, a series of two- to three- hour workshops designed to provide aspiring young artists a fun, engaging and educational creative experience under the guidance of industry professionals. Whether your interests lie on stage or behind the scenes, the Addy Academy is the perfect opportunity to begin your creative arts journey, or continue down a path toward a performing arts career.

Workshops and Intensives

Saturdays 2019-2020
Ages 7 to Adult

Special FX MakeUp–Blood and Gore
October 5, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Addy Dance Studio–Proctors
Ages 13-18 | Tuition–$35 | Materials Fee–$10

An introduction to special effects make-up design, providing a basic understanding of this specialized variation of make-up artistry. You will have a chance to explore the tools, instruments and materials used to create bruises, cuts, blood, aging skin and more.

Tada!
October 19, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Addy Dance Studio–Proctors
Ages 7-12 | Tuition–$35

Theatre games, movement, music, scene work and vocal exercises with emphasis on confidence, creativity, and personal growth. This acting workshop will encourage students to use their imagination and teach the fundamentals of acting while learning the basics of performing in front of an audience.

Production–Lighting
November 9, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Addy Theatre–Proctors
Ages 13-18 | Tuition–$35

This is an introductory workshop to lighting design. Students will learn the basics of lighting from designing to hanging, focusing, gelling, and programming. Learn about the new standard of lighting with LED lights and moving light fixtures.

Broadway Dance
November 23, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Addy Dance Studio–Proctors
Ages 13-18 | Tuition–$45

Dancers of all experience levels will experience an overview of the dance styles featured in some of the most memorable moments of our favorite Broadway shows. Our guest instructor will also offer several useful tips and techniques to use for your next dance audition.

Monologue Mash
December 7, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Addy Theatre–Proctors
Adults 19+ | Tuition–$35

In this workshop, students will take a fun and interactive approach to relaxing and preparing for the audition monologue through character and confidence building. This workshop will also focus on the first and foremost job of every actor—to tell a story that grabs the soul of the audience.

Acting 101
February 1, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Addy Theatre–Proctors
Ages 13 – 18 | Tuition–$45

A deep dive into the fundamentals of acting for the stage, including scene study, partner relationships, beats and stage work. Students will learn the importance of finding the goal of a scene and captivating the audience, while also focusing on performance exploration, stage presence and movement, and body-mind connection.

Stage Combat
February 15, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Addy Dance Studio–Proctors
Ages 13 – 18 | Tuition–$35

An extensive overview into the concepts that make stage combat not only exciting and dramatic for the audience, but also safe, effective and repeatable for the performers. This workshop will cover the basic concepts of this exhilarating art form and will leave participants ready to choreograph their own fights!

Hip-Hop Dance
March 7, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Addy Dance Studio–Proctors
Ages 13 – 18 | Tuition–$35

Express yourself and enjoy this journey into one of the most prevalent contemporary dance styles – hip hop! Not only will students learn to pop, lock, isolate and more, but this workshop will also offer an in depth look at the history, musicality and innovation that continues to shape this ever-evolving genre.

Vocal Auditions
March 21, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Addy Theatre–Proctors
Ages 13 – 18 | Tuition–$45

This workshop will teach you how to make a great first impression at your next audition! Covering important tips, including dress and decorum, body language, cold readings, headshots and more, this course will leave students ready to land the role of their dreams. Students are asked to prepare 32 bars of a song to workshop.

Production–Set Design Model Making
April 4, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Addy Dance Studio–Proctors
Ages 13 – 18 | Tuition–$35

This workshop will show students how to take the directors vision and turn it into reality! Learn how the importance of color, style, and historical periods play a considerable role when designing a set. Students will work hands-on to build a scaled set model based on drawings and renderings.

Cold Reading Audition Prep–Acting
April 11, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Addy Theatre–Proctors
Adults 19+ | Tuition–$45

Learn how to interpret a script in minutes to make the most of your audition. A quick guide to mark the copy so your reading sounds as if you were working on the character and dialogue for weeks. Present yourself with newfound confidence.

Improv
April 25, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Addy Dance Studio–Proctors
Ages 13 – 18 | Tuition–$35

Explore the elements of Improv in this introductory course. Learn core fundamentals and principles focusing on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”); active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good!

To register:
You can register online or call 518-382-3884, EXT. 139 Or go to our box office at 432 State St., Schenectady