2015/16 Audition Course Catalogue
HSMT Phone: 713.558.8801
Auditions are held at TUTS Studios - 800 Bagby St., Houston, TX, 77002
The following is a sample of classes that MAY be offered this fall. Please check our fall application or fall brochure for definite classes that will be offered this fall.
Tuition and Fees
Beginning level Acting Course designed to help students learn the basic techniques of body, voice, characterization, concentration, articulation, projection and stage presence. These skills will be developed through acting exercises, mime, scene work and monologues.
ACT102 INTRO TO ACTING II
Continuation of Intro to Acting 101: Students will continue to develop their skills of body, voice, characterization, concentration, articulation, projection and stage presence through use of scenes and monologues and acting exercises and more advanced mime technique.
Pre-requisite: completion of ACT101 or equivalent experience
ACT201 INTERMEDIATE ACTING I
An intermediate acting level course designed to develop students’ technique in the art of acting through the use of scene work, monologue study and character development. The student will begin to be introduced to different acting methods and techniques on how to approach a character.
Pre-requisite: completion of ACT101 and 102 or equivalent experience
ACT202 INTERMEDIATE ACTING II
Continuation of Intermediate Acting 201: Students will continue their studies and more clearly define their technique through scene work, monologues and improvisational exercises. At this level the student will begin to master some of the techniques of Stanislovsky.
Pre-requisite: completion of ACT201 or equivalent experience
ACT301 ADVANCED ACTING I
This advanced level acting course will focus on taking the actor to the next level of their development. A further detailed study of action and characterization through the use of research, structure and rhythm of scenes. This course will have a strong emphasis on the Stanislovsky and Meisner techniques. The students will also begin serious study of Shakespeare.
Pre-requisite: completion of ACT201 and 202 or equivalent experience
VMT101 INTRO TO VOICE/MUSIC THEORY I
Introduction to elements of music, staff, clefs, scales and notation as well as meter and rhythm. Class time will be divided into two sections, the first half dealing with teaching the elements and the second half will be a reinforcement of theoretical concepts via singing.
VMT102 INTRO TO VOICE/MUSIC THEORY II
Continuation of principles and practices introduced in VMT101.
Pre-requisite: completion of VST101or equivalent experience
Introduction to more advanced theories of music including but not limited to key signatures, the circle of fifths, and time signatures. Class time will be divided into two sections, the first half dealing with teaching the elements and the second half will be a reinforcement of theoretical concepts via singing.
Pre-requisite: completion of VST 102 or equivalent experience
VMT202 INTERMEDIATE VOICE/MUSIC THEORY II
Continuation of principles and practices introduced in VMT201.
Pre-requisite: completion of VST 201 or equivalent experience
TH 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
VMT301 ADVANCED VOICE/MUSIC THEORY I
Introduction to more advanced theories of music including but not limited to analysis, harmonization and composition. Class time will be divided into two sections, the first half dealing with teaching the elements and the second half will be a reinforcement of theoretical concepts via singing.
Pre-requisite: completion of VMT 202 or equivalent experience
TH 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Introduction of the fundamental exercises and techniques of ballet, tap and jazz. Basic terminology, correct body alignment, flexibility and performance quality all introduced through barre and center work.
DBT101 INTRO TO BROADWAY TAP I
Broadway Tap focuses on musical phrasing and the complexity of rhythms with emphasis on the visual style. You will explore the history of tap through the vocabulary of various Broadway choreographers.
DBT102 INTRO TO BROADWAY TAP II
Continuation of Tap offered in DBT101
Prerequisite: Completion of DBT102 or equivalent experience
DBT201 INTERMEDIATE BROADWAY TAP I
Emphasis on more complex musical phrasing and rhythms with major focus on the visual style. A more in depth exploration of Broadway choreographers will be discussed.
Prerequisite: Completion of DBT 102 or equivalent experience
DBT202 INTERMEDIATE BROADWAY TAP II
Continuation Tap offered in DBT201
Prerequisite: Completion of DBT201 or experience equivalent
DBT301 ADVANCED BROADWAY TAP I
Strong emphasis on different Broadway tap choreographers and show styles ranging from traditional 42nd Street tap to Modern Street tap from Bring in Da Noise Bring in Da Funk.
Prerequisite: Completion of DBT202 or equivalent experience
DBJ101 INTRO TO BALLET/JAZZ I
Introduction of the fundamental exercises and techniques of ballet and jazz. Basic ballet terminology, correct body alignment, flexibility and performance quality all introduced through barre and center work.
DBJ102 INTRO TO BALLET/JAZZ II
Continuation of technique and principles in DBJ101:
Prerequisite: Completion of DBJ101 or equivalent experience
DBJ201 INTERMEDIATE BALLET/JAZZ I
Emphasis on the development and execution of ballet and jazz technique on an intermediate level. Concentration is on increased ballet terminology, body alignment, technical accuracy, improved flexability and performance quality through barre and center work. Intermediate floor combinations will be given and expected to perform at class standard.
Prerequisite: Completion of DBJ102 or equivalent experience
DBJ202 INTERMEDIATE BALLET/JAZZ II
Continuation of technique and principles in DBJ201
Prerequisite: Completion of DBJ201 or equivalent experience
DBJ301 ADVANCED BALLET/JAZZ I
Refinement of technical skills in Ballet and Jazz at the advanced level. Musicality, style, and theatricality are stressed. Complex barre and center work will be expected. Advanced combinations will be given to help prepare for auditions.
Prerequisite: Completion of DBJ202 or equivalent experience
Stretch, Turn, Leap and Lift – Come warmed up for this high paced intensive class focusing on STAMINA! You will increase your flexibility, turn faster, leap higher, and learn how to lift and be lifted.
**Must be enrolled in Ballet/Jazz 201 or 202
DPT100/200 Pre-Pointe and Pointe
Our goal is to not injure dancers by allowing them to dance en pointe too soon. Instead, we will work with dancers to get them ready for pointe with simple exercises, barre work and moves across the floor.
**Must be enrolled in Ballet/Jazz 102, 201 or 202.
For ages 13 and up with little or no previous experience in tap dance. Learn introductory warm-ups, steps and combinations focusing on both classic and contemporary musical theatre styles.
For students and up with little or no previous experience in dance. Focusing on a Broadway choreographers and jazz, you will learn to move smoothly using basic jazz techniques, jazz leaps and turns making it easier for you to succeed in any musical theatre audition.
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