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I’ve definitely grown as a dancer and have gained a lot of confidence in myself as a performer and person.
Coy Branscum (Musical Theatre Major 2010 – 2011)
Age 18 Dripping Springs, Texas
Musical Theatre Majors are placed in groups based on skill, age and experience. During morning classes, they are combined with acting majors, rotating between Acting Technique classes. Each student receives two 30 minute private voice lessons each week. In the afternoons, they attend classes in group voice, dance technique, Broadway Dance, and Vocal Repertoire.
Learn the technical skills needed for healthy vocal production of all genres. Each lesson is tailor-made to the student’s vocal needs with emphasis on breathing, projection, style, rhythm, and musicality.
You can’t always sing alone. In Group Voice we strengthen ensemble singing capabilities and musicianship through an exploration of classical and Broadway songs.
Acting a Song
Tell a story like great Broadway stars. Learn to view vocal performance from an actor’s point of view.
Choreography and Dance Technique
A Chorus Line. Sweet Charity. Chicago. Study Broadway-style dance forms by learning original choreography from the leaders of musical theatre movement. Depending on level, Musical Theatre Majors take several dance technique classes which may include: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Modern and Hip Hop.
Campers are integrated with Acting Majors for part of the day taking classes in Voice and Movement, Improvisation, Scenes and Monologues, and much more.
Musical Theatre History
How did we get from Oklahoma to Wicked? We aim to answer that question in this class as we explore the development of the ever-evolving American musical.
Discover that auditions don’t have to be terrifying. Learn from experience as we set-up mock auditions in class. Directors/instructors use their experience from both sides of the table to give students the “dos and don’ts” of the audition process, including music preparation, union regulations and appropriate music/monologue choices.
Guest artists may be brought in for special topics such as Stage Combat, Resume Creation, Film Acting, Fosse Style, Partner Dancing, Acrobatics, etc.
Musical Theatre Majors rehearse song and dance numbers from musical theatre repertoire in the evenings. Some numbers will include the entire group of musical theatre majors, while many numbers will be smaller groups, duets or solos. Each participant will have the opportunity to audition for solos as well as featured singing, dancing and acting roles for the final showcase.
The selections for the final showcase reflect a variety of composers, choreographers and librettists from many different eras. Previous showcase material includes scenes and songs from Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along & Company, Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years & William Finn’s A New Brain. Original choreography to Fosse’s “Bye Bye Blackbird” and Michael Bennett’s “One” and numbers from Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Footloose have been performed in past showcase performances. Musical Theatre majors may also take on roles in the Camp Films, which première in the main theatre on the final day of camp.
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TAP Camp congratulates Acting Teacher Aaron Moten for his Broadway debut as the young collector in the revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire last spring! Stay tuned for updates on the TAP Camp family…