Choregraphy for Musicals
Past Elective Course
July 22-27, 2012
Develop skills in both dance technique and choreographic composition with the goal of becoming more capable of choreographing a musical or of supervising a student or guest choreographer. Enjoy and challenge yourself with a mixture of an on-your feet dance warm-up, introduction to dance vocabulary and choreography, discussion forums, and resource surveys for inspiration and instructional tools. Afternoons and evenings will be spent experimenting with small groups of program-provided dancers and culminating in the creation of a musical number for the final project. Class will include a field trip to see a musical at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre.
James Giancarlo, Musical theatre faculty at SOU, professional choeographer and theatre owner.
|Lecture-discussion about how to approach composing choreography for a musical number|
Noon - 1:00pm
|1:00-2:00 pm||Video-viewing and further discussion|
|2:00-5:00 pm||On-our-feet workshopping of choreography (with student assts.)|
|7:00-10:00pm||Choreo teams work with student assts. (and each other) to develop numbers for final projects.|
Evening Schedule 2012
|Sunday 7/22||7:00 pm Welcome, Orientation, SOU Center Stage
Cabaret Performance: 8 pm curtain, 6:30 pm dinner option
|Monday 7/23||See Above for evening session details|
Application deadline is postmarked April 1, 2012. Space is limited to sixteen students.
Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor. ACTS Master of Theatre Studies students get first priority. This course may serve as one of the required additional 3-credit courses toward the Master of Theatre Studies degree.
Complete the Elective Course Application Form and include application deposit and resume. Note: ACTS Master of Theatre Studies applicants do not need to send an additional deposit and resume, simply complete the name and address portions of page one of the Elective Course Application Form and submit it by the deadline.
We will send notification letters in mid April. At that time we will send you your pre-session assignment. You will be billed separately by SOU for your tuition and housing.
An application deposit of $50 ($80 if application postmarked after April 1, 2012) must accompany your application if you are not also applying for the Master of Theatre Studies.
Elective one week courses
Six nights of lodging (July 22 arrival, July 28 departure)
Housing and Meal plan cancelations must be received by May 31, in order to be eligible for a refund.
Additional nights of Lodging
May be reserved at $55 per night, regardless of double or single accommodation; no meals will be available.