The Prep Program
Year-Long Program for Beginning/Intermediate Artists
The Prep Program is a pre-conservatory style program for those students who are excited to dive deeper into musical theatre. Each Prep Program student takes a variety of classes to help develop the groundwork for further arts education. This program is designed for beginning/intermediate artists in Elementary and Middle School.
THE PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS CLASSROOM
Students take music, acting, and dance classes every week with various master classes focusing on topics like audition, improv, technical theatre, and specialized dance classes offered at different times during the semester.
HIGH QUALITY THEATRE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS
Students in the Prep Program have a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year including cabarets, a play, and full length musicals.
THE PREP PROGRAM IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PROGRAM.
The APAA has won many awards in Ensemble Work, Choreography, Acting, and more! We also have alumni studying and working across the country as professional artists and arts administrators.
Our performance-based curriculum has rotating performances for each small group with safety at its roots. This will include a variety of performance opportunities Simultaneously students will be working on their small group cabaret and rehearsing their mainstage production (which we have designed to be able to be performed physically distanced) to be performed this spring in a physically distanced way.
As we work together to prevent the spread of illness, each student will be required to wear a mask while at APAA. We will have readily available hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Students will be asked to bring as little as possible to the studio so there is no potential for cross contamination. Frequent hand washing will be encouraged.
How to Join the Prep Program
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
The Prep Program at the APAA is designed to prepare beginning and intermediate artists in 1st through 8th grade for the Prep Program. Anyone with a love of musical theatre is welcome to sign up!
Students will be broken up into smaller groups based on both past experience as well as age. Once in 6th grade or based on teacher’s recommendations, students are eligible for the Prep program.
Tuition for Prep Program is $2,000.00 for the year with a $150.00 registration fee. This includes weekly classes and all of the production costs for the different shows. There are additional immersions and workshops offered throughout the year for an additional cost.
There are scholarships available, but because of limited funds, we require families to fill out an application form. Email us to learn more about scholarship and work-study options.