Broadway Summer Academy
If you are 13 to 18 years old, looking for an opportunity to develop talents in acting, dancing and singing, a chance to meet new friends and have fun in the summer holidays, while learning and practicing English, the ACS BROADWAY (SUMMER) ACADEMY is exactly for you.
About the Academy
Our 14-day ACS BROADWAY Summer ACADEMY is linked to the renowned ACS Musical Program staging musicals from the Broadway Junior Collection, a licensed collection of Broadway Musicals adapted for young audiences. The initiative is long supported by the US President’s Office. Since 2007, the ACS Musical Program has staged with the college students the musicals Chicago, Hairspray, Spring Awakening, Hair, High School Musical, Rent, Fame, Guys and Dolls, Singin' in the Rain.
In July 2019, we are extending our program to students from other schools to offer the ACS BROADWAY ACADEMY to teenagers interested in the art of musicals. Driven by well-known performing arts professionals in truly inspirational classes the participants of the Academy will learn the secrets of the musical and all its forms – acting, dancing and singing. The summer program is designed to help students build confidence and enough experience that will encourage them onto further education both in performing arts and English language. This is the only summer art academy in the country that is firmly grounded in education – both artistic and linguistic.
The final week is dedicated to producing a large-scale end of Academy showcase in our state-of-art Whitaker Auditorium equipped with the latest multimedia and sound equipment. The showcase provides students with the fundamental experience of performing to a live audience alongside their peers and allows them to get a real taste for the musical theater. The students will perform scenes from Singin' in the Rain, Fame, and Les Miserables. The ACS Production Team will be cast in supporting roles to enhance the stage experience of our young performers.
Boris Pankin, Artistic Director
Anastasiya Nedelcheva, Dance Coach
Christian Popov, Music Director
Victor Ibrishimov, Acting Coach
July 8th – 25th, 2019 (14 academic days)
July 8th – internal audition day (for the training team to get acquainted with the abilities of the students involved)
July 25th – showcase
Who is it designed for
- Age range:13 – 18 years
- Young people with artistic abilities interested in musical theater.
- Students from specialized schools like schools of music, dance and acting willing to broaden their knowledge and experiences in other disciplines that are part of the musical theater.
- Students who want to prepare for auditions at national schools for theater and film arts.
- Bulgarian talents who what to prepare for international career.
- Members of amateur theater groups or art schools.
- Everybody willing to try new experiences in acting, speaking in public, dancing and singing, meet new people and have fun while doing something meaningful during the summer.
Early Registration Price: BGN 1790 (valid until April 30th)
Regular Price: BGN 1970 (from April 30th till July 1st)
To form a group a minimum of 9 participants is required.
Focus is placed on building knowledge and understanding of the acting process. Techniques include characterization work and vocal projection. Students are encouraged as well to improvise with scripted material. We provide our new Whitaker Auditorium stage.
The skills covered include choreography, stage presentation, physical and spatial awareness. Styles of dance include musical theater and contemporary. These classes help develop the body to use movement expressively. We provide a Dance Room with all the necessary amenities.
We provide vocal technique training designed to secure the health and longevity of the voice, as well as developing an understanding of how the body produces the sounds. A wide range of music styles is covered: musical theater, pop and jazz. We provide our spacious Concert Hall with cabinet grand piano.
Bulgaria’s got numerous talents deserving an international career but unable to reach it due to lack of specific English knowledge. Our classes are devoted to mastering your acting in English, to learning and practicing terminology related to stage presentation. The final performance will be presented in English and you will receive all the support to learn and play your part in an excellent way.
How to register?
Steps to Follow
1. Contact the External Programs Office and book a placement test.
2. Let your teenager come and have a test in English at the College and use the time to consult with us.
3. Book a place for the course by signing a contract.
4. Pay the course fee within the time terms specified in the contract.
Working days: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tel: + 359 2 974 41 44, 434 10 12, 434 10 10