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YSP Pre-Teen (Ages 9-12)

Two Weeks: July 31 – August 12
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The pre-teen program introduces students, ages 9-12, to the joy of participating in a show. Students work with a director, choreographer, and music director over the course of two weeks to present a junior production of a Broadway show. Broadway Junior musicals are condensed, author-approved versions of classic musicals, custom-tailored to the needs of young people. The music is written in keys that are appropriate for developing voices. Students will attend daily classes where material from the show will be used to teach them skills in areas of music, drama and dance. All classes are taught by master teaching artists. Two performances of a 60-minute Broadway Junior performance on The Hanover Theatre’s mainstage will be presented on Saturday, August 12. The 2017 production will be Guys & Dolls JR.

Tuition $650 (non-refundable)

A $250 non-refundable deposit must be made at the time of registration. The balance of $400 is due no later than May 31 and is also non-refundable.

Registration for all programs will open on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10am. Conservatory students receive early access at 10am on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Purchase one ticket to the appropriate listing above

At the time of registration, you may choose to pay just the deposit or the full tuition. Please fill-in all requested information about your student online. Once you complete your order, you will have registered your student. A registration packet will arrive in the mail in April. You can also register by phone at 1.877.571.7469.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 –  Registration Opens for Conservatory Students
Friday, February 24, 2017 –       Registration Opens for the Public
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 –      Balances are Due

YSP Pre-Teen Schedule
Monday, July 31, 2017 –  Program Begins
                                         Monday- Friday
                                         8:30am- 11:30am Classes in Music, Drama, & Dance
                                         11:30am-12pm Lunch (Students are asked to bring bag lunches)
                                         12pm-2:30pm Rehearsals
Saturday, August 12, 2017- Performances of Guys & Dolls JR. at 2pm & 6pm

Auditions will take place during the first day of each program. Guys & Dolls JR. has many featured male and female roles as well as an ensemble cast of characters. All roles will be filled by participants of the Pre-Teen Youth Summer Program. Cast size will be approximately 40. More information will be sent to registered students in June after the registration packet has been completed and returned. 

About the Show: Guys and Dolls
Set in Damon Runyon's New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.

Meet Our Educators

All classes will be taught by master teaching artists.

Director: Check back later for more information!

Music Director: Check back later for more information!

Jacqueline Head (Choreographer)   received her B.F.A. degree from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and holds a Masters degree in Education from Lesley University. She began her dance training at the age of three with Charlotte Klein Dance Centers. Jacqueline has performed in the Boston Ballet and Dance Prism productions of the Nutcracker and in 1992 was a featured dancer in Paramount Picture's School Ties. While attending N.Y.U., Jacqueline was a member of the Second Avenue Dance Company where she performed in several pieces including the World Premiere of Nonsense with Some Noise by acclaimed choreographer and dancer Ann Reinking. Other accomplishments include performing for EJM Entertainment and with the New Jersey Red Dogs Dance Team and a member of the Washington Square Repertory Company in New York City. Jackie has taught and choreographed at the Charlotte Klein Dance Centers since 1997. Formerly, she was also an adjunct dance professor for Nichols College. Jacqueline recently received the Outstanding Choreography Award at the Showbiz Competition for her piece "Happy Phantom.”

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