Lake Hopatcong: 973-663-2009      Sparta: 973-729-9449

Lake Hopatcong: 973-663-2009 Sparta: 973-729-9449

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Voice and Acting

  • Jess in Newsies

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What's Covered
  • Understand the craft of acting
  • Movement & character development
  • Interpreting music & lyrics - “act” a song and tell a story thru dance
 
Private and Group Lessons Available on Request
  • Voice and Acting Coaching
  • Develop a personalized audition portfolio
  • Explore and deepen your understanding of the craft of acting
  • Interactive instruction in movement and character development
  • Interpret music and lyrics - what it means to “act” a song and tell a story thru dance
  • Contact the studio if you are interested in private or group lessons
 
About Jess LeProtto
  • Recently wrapped up filming on Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story"
  • Most recently Broadway's hit "Carousel". Also on Broadway.. "Hello Dolly" - 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival
  • “The Boy From Oz”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “Bye Bye Birdie”, "Newsies", "On The Town", "Cats"
  • Top 8 of the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 8, and the national tour Dance Captain
  • Off-Broadway “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular” and “Broadway’s Leading Men”
 
The Value
While some dancers are inherently comfortable onstage, smiling easily, perhaps with a dynamic personality or natural charisma, others are not. Their eyes might stare out blankly or flit about from right to left; their smiles might be frozen, or they might bite a lip or otherwise show their discomfort. But since, eventually, all dance routines are performed before an audience, dancers need to work as hard on their onstage personalities as they do on their choreography or technique. Acting exercises can help…. Dancers who hone their acting skills are also more versatile performers, able to “emote” effectively in a heartfelt lyrical solo or add a bit of comedy to a musical-theater routine. A contemporary piece might call for dancers who are angry, or passionate, or cool; perhaps the fun quotient of a hip-hop number could be pumped up if the dancers actually looked like they were having fun... If the choreography requires some acting—whether it’s crying melodramatically over broken hearts in “Forget About the Boy” from Thoroughly Modern Millie or portraying a living doll in Coppélia—the dancers will be “ready for Broadway.” Karen White (Dance Studio Life)

Lake Hopatcong

768 Route 15 South
973-663-2009
dance.danj@gmail.com

Sparta

328 Sparta Ave
973-729-9449
dance.danj@gmail.com


Lake Hopatcong

768 Route 15 South
973-663-2009
dance.danj@gmail.com

Sparta

328 Sparta Ave
973-729-9449
dance.danj@gmail.com