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What is The Performing Arts Project?
What is The Performing Arts Project Summer Intensive?
What happens in a typical day at The Performing Arts Project?
What is the Choose-a-palooza?
What are the dates of the Summer Intensive?
What are the age requirements?
What are the qualifications to be accepted into The Performing Arts Project?
How do I get accepted?
How many students are accepted?
What do I need to prepare for the live audition?
How long does the live audition last?
What should I do if I am submitting my audition electronically?
Are my chances better if I attend a live audition?
When will I find out if I am accepted into The Performing Arts Project?
What is the cost?
Are scholarships available?
What is included in the tuition?
What paperwork has to be completed before the program?
What are the room and board details?
What is the Young Performers Program?
What are people saying about The Performing Arts Project?

 

What is The Performing Arts Project?

The Performing Arts Project is a not-for-profit organization formed by a group of respected educators and entertainment industry professionals to help prepare the next generation of performers for a career in the performing arts. We provide instruction in all aspects of the performing arts including acting, dancing and singing; additionally, writing, directing and other specialty classes are on offer in our curriculum as well as performance opportunities. Our student body comprises young performers from all over the world who are admitted solely by audition. The Performing Arts Project offers a dynamic and constantly-evolving program, the cornerstone of which is a three-week Summer Intensive held at Wake Forest University during the month of July. We also hold weekend workshops throughout the year for students in varying age groups including middle school, high school and college. In addition, The Performing Arts Project strives to provide valuable information to performers through online media. Our blog, 10outof12.com, educates and entertains while giving students a valuable inside glimpse into the professional performing arts industry.

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What is The Performing Arts Project Summer Intensive?

The Performing Arts Project Summer Intensive is a three-week program held during the month of July on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Summer Intensive is designed to teach classes in the performing arts to up-and-coming high school and college-aged performers selected by audition from around the country and beyond. Students will converge for three solid weeks of intensive daily training in the performing arts. A typical day will consist of classes and rehearsals all day and into the evening and will be conducted seven days a week. One unique aspect of The Performing Arts Project is that we offer our students the ability to choose areas of study in addition to their comprehensive acting, singing and dancing training. This allows students to spend extra time working on the discipline of their choice while still receiving well-rounded training. At The Performing Arts Project, we think of our students as fellow artists and our faculty is dedicated to passing on the knowledge they have gained throughout their careers in the performing arts industry.

 

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What happens in a typical day at The Performing Arts Project?

On a typical day at The Performing Arts Project, you might find yourself in acting class with a television and film actor, jazz class with a Broadway dancer, taking a private lesson with a voice teacher who has coached Tony and Grammy award-winners, and then being directed by a member of the faculty in a creative and adventurous workshop environment. Classes in all disciplines are held seven days a week from 9am until 10:30pm. Students will also have private acting and voice lessons. Specialty classes are also included in the schedule. Classes are divided into groups based on age and areas of strength.

 

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What is the Choose-a-palooza?

The 2014 Performing Arts Project Summer Intensive’s Focus Program will feature the Choose-a-palooza, an exciting new experiment in the way learning opportunities are created. Students will be given an array of unique specialty classes, from which they can create their own three-day itinerary. Diverse disciplines such as Songwriting, Clowning, Storytelling, Viewpoints, Directing, Choreography, and Puppetry, all taught by world-class artists, are just a few of the options from which the student may be able to choose.

 

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What are the dates of the Summer Intensive?

The Summer Intensive takes place annually during the first three weeks of July.

 

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What are the age requirements?

To attend our Summer Intensive, students must be between the ages of 16 and 24. Students who have completed their freshman year of high school by the beginning of The Performing Arts Project Summer Intensive, but are not yet 16, may also audition and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To attend our Young Performers Program, students must be between the ages of 12 and 15.

 

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What are the qualifications to be accepted into The Performing Arts Project?

You must either attend a live audition or submit a digital audition to be considered for acceptance into The Performing Arts Project. During the auditions, students must excel in either acting, dancing or singing and be dedicated to studying all three disciplines.

 

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How do I get accepted?

Those interested in attending The Performing Arts Project must attend a live audition or submit a digital audition. Applications must include a photograph, resume and $35 audition fee.

 

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How many students are accepted?

The Performing Arts Project is highly selective. In order to provide the best training, the number of students in attendance will be based on auditions. Students are split into small classes with unmatched teacher-to-student ratios.

 

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What do I need to prepare for the live audition?

For the live audition, you will need to prepare 16 bars of a song and a one-minute monologue. There are no specific requirements for the songs or monologues. You should choose pieces that you feel show your strength; genre and style is up to you. Jazz and tap combinations will also be taught at the audition, so make sure you come prepared to dance. You should arrive at the live audition with a completed application, a headshot and a $35 application fee. You can pay with cash or a check made out to The Performing Arts Project, Inc. For more details, please see the auditions page.

 

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How long does the live audition last?

It depends on your audition slot, for which applicants should preregister. If you are unable to preregister you may attend the audition as an open call and will be given one of the remaining time slots for that day. Auditions will begin with a dance call in which ALL must participate. This dance call will occur at the start time listed for the audition. After the dance call is completed, you may leave and come back at your assigned time for your one-on-one audition. There are four slots in each half hour audition block.

 

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What should I do if I am submitting my audition electronically?

Digital auditions should include a full song, a one-minute monologue, a movement piece as well as a personal statement. For more details, please see the auditions page.

 

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Are my chances better if I attend a live audition?

No. The same audition team evaluates both digital auditions and live auditions. We understand that not everyone can make it to a live audition, and therefore equal consideration is given to both types of auditions.

 

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When will I find out if I am accepted into The Performing Arts Project?

Acceptance letters will be sent via e-mail on March 4th. Students who are not accepted may also be placed on our Wait List. Wait List students may be offered acceptance into The Performing Arts Project as late as June.

 

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What is the cost?

The total cost of attending the summer intensive is $3,500. Once a student has been accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $800 will be due on March 30th. The balance of tuition, $2,700, is due by May 18th. Checks or money orders should be made payable to The Performing Arts Project, Inc. No refunds are possible after June 1, 2014.

 

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Are scholarships available?

Limited scholarships are available and are primarily need-based. Applicants must have a family income of less than $60,000 in order to be considered. When you receive your acceptance into The Performing Arts Project, you will be given login access to the scholarship application. You will then be required to turn in the scholarship application along with tax documentation by March 30, 2013.

 

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What is included in the tuition?

The tuition payment includes arrival and departure transportation between the Greensboro airport and Wake Forest University, housing for three weeks at Wake Forest and three meals a day, seven days a week. It also includes participation in classes and program activities, including private lessons. Additional information on housing and the meal plan can be found on the summer intensive page of the programs section.

 

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What paperwork has to be completed before the program?

Students will be required to provide proof of health and accident insurance, a physical exam, immunization records and other information by May 15, 2013. These forms enable The Performing Arts Project to make sure students can receive care in area clinics or hospitals if necessary. Upon acceptance and receipt of the deposit, students will receive an e-mail with a unique username and password. The login information will be used to sign into a private database on The Performing Arts Project website where students can submit most forms electronically.

 

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What are the room and board details?

Students will be housed in an air-conditioned dormitory on the campus of Wake Forest University. All students are required to live on campus during the three-week summer intensive. Adult chaperones will live with students and conduct nightly room checks at curfew. They will also be available to help students with their personal needs such as doctor visits. Students will be placed in a room with a roommate in their same age range. Dormitories have common areas as well as coin laundry rooms. Students are asked to bring their own linens, but may purchase a linen package from the dormitory if they so choose. It is also recommended that you bring a mattress pad and/or a foam topper for the bed. Students will eat on campus in the Student Union at the Fresh Food Company dining hall. They will be served three meals a day with food service provided by Aramark Food Service. The dining hall has ample selections and will easily accommodate students with eating limitations including vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies to nuts, gluten and lactose. Students may also choose to eat at some of the other food options on campus, such as the food court; however, these options will not be covered in student tuition and will require that the student pay the restaurant separately at the time of service.

 

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What is the Young Performers Program?

The Performing Arts Project Young Performers Program is a one-week, non-residential musical theater intensive. It will take place on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The program is designed to provide exceptional training to students ages 12 to 15 who are serious about their artistic education, but do not meet the age requirement for our residential Summer Intensive.

 

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