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 Audition Course Catalogue


Audition dates for the 2014/15 school year are:
   
Saturday, June 21 at 9:00am
Saturday, July 26 at 9:00am
Saturday, August 9 at 9:00am

HSMT Phone: 713.558.8801
Auditions are held at TUTS Studios - 800 Bagby St., Houston, TX, 7700

ACTING
ACT101 INTRO TO ACTING I ACT102 INTRO TO ACTING II
ACT201 INTERMEDIATE ACTING I ACT202 INTERMEDIATE ACTING II
ACT301 ADVANCED ACTING I  
 
VOICE
VMT101 INTRO TO VOICE/MUSIC THEORY I VMT102 INTRO TO VOICE/MUSIC THEORY II
VMT201 INTERMEDIATE VOICE/MUSIC THEORY I VMT202 INTERMEDIATE VOICE/MUSIC THEORY II
VMT301 ADVANCED VOICE/MUSIC THEORY I  
 
DANCE
DBT101 INTRO TO BROADWAY TAP I
DBT100 INTRO TO DANCE
DBT201 INTERMEDIATE BROADWAY TAP I DBT102 INTRO TO BROADWAY TAP II
DBT301 ADVANCED BROADWAY TAP I DBT202 INTERMEDIATE BROADWAY TAP II
DBJ101 INTRO TO BALLET/JAZZ I DBJ102 INTRO TO BALLET/JAZZ II
DBJ201 INTERMEDIATE BALLET/JAZZ I DBJ202 INTERMEDIATE BALLET/JAZZ II
DBJ301 ADVANCED BALLET/JAZZ I DBL100/200 Stretch, Turn, Leap, Lift
  DPT100/200 PRE-POINTE and POINTE
  DTT100 TEEN TAP
  DMT100 TEEN MOVEMENT

 

 Tuition and Fees

 

Acting
 

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. 
M 6:30PM-8:00PM
 

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
W 6:30PM-8:00PM
SAT 9:00AM-10:30AM

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 
TH 6:30PM-8:00PM
SAT 10:30AM-12:00PM

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
TH 5:00PM-6:30PM

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
TU 6:30PM-8:00PM


 

VOICE

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.
M 5:00PM-6:30PM

VMT102 INTRO TO VOICE/MUSIC THEORY II

Continuation of principles and practices introduced in VMT101.
Pre-requisite: completion of VST101or equivalent experience
W 5:00PM-6:30PM
SAT 10:30AM-12:00PM
 

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 
TH 5:00PM-6:30PM
SAT 9:00AM-10:30AM

VMT202 INTERMEDIATE VOICE/MUSIC THEORY II

Continuation of principles and practices introduced in VMT201.
Pre-requisite: completion of VST 201 or equivalent experience
TH 6:30PM-8:00PM

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 
TU 5:00PM-6:30PM 


 

 

DANCE

 

DBT100 INTRO TO DANCE


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.
W 4:15PM-5:30PM

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.
TU 6:30PM-8:00PM

DBT102 INTRO TO BROADWAY TAP II

Continuation of Tap offered in DBT101
Prerequisite: Completion of DBT102 or equivalent experience
TU 5:00PM-6:30PM

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 
M 5:00PM-6:30PM

DBT202 INTERMEDIATE BROADWAY TAP II

Continuation Tap offered in DBT201
Prerequisite: Completion of DBT201 or experience equivalent
M 6:30PM-8:00PM

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
M 6:00PM-7:30PM

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.
TTH 5:00PM-6:30PM

DBJ102 INTRO TO BALLET/JAZZ II

Continuation of technique and principles in DBJ101:
Prerequisite: Completion of DBJ101 or equivalent experience
TTH 6:30PM-8:00PM

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 
MW 6:30PM-8:00PM

DBJ202 INTERMEDIATE BALLET/JAZZ II

Continuation of technique and principles in DBJ201
Prerequisite: Completion of DBJ201 or equivalent experience
MW 5:00PM-6:30PM

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
MW 4:30PM-6:00PM

DBL100/200 STRETCH-TURN-LEAP-LIFT

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

100 W 8:00PM-9:00PM
200 M 8:00PM-9:00PM
 
 

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.

100 TH 4:00PM-5:00PM 

200 W 4:00PM-5:00PM

 

DTT100 Teen Tap

 

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.
W 5:30PM-6:30PM

 

DMT100 Teen Movement


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.
W 6:30PM-8:00PM   

 

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