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See below for Jr. Master/Master audition information at YADA!
The Jr. Master and Master YADA classes are designed for the serious performer. These rehearsals offer a unique, professional, and exciting environment. While maintaining a nurturing atmosphere, directors encourage students to grow in discipline and ability. YADA offers a safe yet demanding arena for actors to grow while teaching complex techniques in character work, vocal harmonies and choreography.
STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED INTO THE JR. MASTER/MASTER CLASSES BY IN PERSON AUDITIONS ONLY.
PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING VIRTUAL AUDITION SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME.
NEW LENGTH! Jr. Master and Master classes will now be 12 weeks long!
For information on how to prepare your audition, please see below.
IF YOU WERE ENROLLED IN A JR. MASTER/MASTER LEVEL CLASS PREVIOUSLY:
Please make sure your student is enrolled in the class that best fits your students' age.
- JR. MASTER age requirements: Ages 9 & Up
- MASTER age requirements: Ages 12 & Up*
*If your student was in a combined Jr. Master/Master class previously, fits the age requirements of 12 & up, and would like to move up in level, your student must re-audition for the MASTER level. If not, you are welcome to enroll in the JR. MASTER level!
*The parent portal will not show our Jr. Master/Master classes as open for enrollment. If you were previously in Jr. Master's and would like to enroll in a Jr. Master level or a combined Jr. Master/Master's level, and DO NOT want to re-audition for Masters, please contact us at YADAKIDS@gmail.com
IF YOU ARE NEW TO JR.MASTER/MASTER LEVELED CLASSES:
- These are AUDITION ONLY leveled classes, please enroll into a back-up Level 2 or Level 3 class to ensure your student can still attend YADA in the off-chance they do not get into a Jr. Master or Master level class.
- If they are placed into a Jr. Master/Master level class, our administrative staff will make adjustments to your students enrollments.
- Audition materials will be listed below. Please make sure you have read all of it thoroughly and understand the requirements.
- Audition sign-up forms will be sent out soon, please keep an eye out for that!
- PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING VIRTUAL AUDITION SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME.
|3RD STREET LOCATION
8115 W 3RD ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90048
|STUDIO CITY LOCATION
12745 VENTURA BLVD.
STUDIO CITY, CA 91604
|DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 22
|DATE: SUNDAY, JULY 23
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32 BARS (1 minute 30 seconds) OF A MUSICAL THEATER SONG
- Students should come with properly notated sheet music for the accompanist in the correct key (a "pop" song or any song not from a musical theater stage production may only be used if a second musical theater song has been prepared).
- Please do not choose a song that you have already performed in a YADA show. For example, if you played Annie in ANNIE, you should not sing “Tomorrow” but you could sing “Little Girls.”
- Acting counts during the singing audition! Students should have a clear idea of who they are singing to, and what they want. Directors will ask you these questions, be prepared to answer them!
- Students without sheet music or with only pre-recorded accompaniment will NOT be allowed to audition. In these cases students will be required to reschedule an audition once they are properly prepared. NO EXCEPTIONS!
A 1 MINUTE, MEMORIZED, AGE APPROPRIATE MONOLOGUE:
- Monologues can be found in plays, musicals, or online. YADA no longer allows original monologues to be written at home, as this would not be permitted in a professional audition setting. Similarly, poems or song lyrics are not considered appropriate for use as monologues. See to the left for resources.
- Be prepared for a re-direct! This is when the directors will give you a note about your performance and ask you to try again doing something differently. Students who are flexible and can take direction are more likely to be accepted to the level.
- Students should be prepared to participate in a live dance audition. The choreography will be presented the day of the audition.
- Please read the timeslot you are choosing carefully, dance auditions will be held in a group- you may be doing your dance audition before or after your singing audition.
- Students will be assessed on their willingness to participate, how well they pick up the routine, and how they execute the techniques taught. Proper attire is expected.
- Students should be able to move freely, without restrictions, in their outfit. Proper shoes, such as ballet, jazz or tennis shoes are required. Hair should be pulled back and off of the face.
In your audition there will be a short interview, please be prepared to tell the panel why you feel you are ready to move to Jr. Master or Master level and what you hope to gain from the class.
PRIVATE AUDITION PREP LESSONS:
We strongly recommend that students receive coaching for this audition, either at YADA or with an outside coach. Coaching sessions can be used to help choose material, work specifically on a monologue, song, picking up choreography, or to just hear what your sheet music sounds like with the accompanist. If you would like extra help prepping for the audition, please fill out the private lesson form HERE and be sure to bring your materials (song & monologue) to your lesson.
If you have any further questions or need help with anything, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 323-655-9232.