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

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

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Acting for Dancers

Lake Hopatcong Studio

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Acting for Dancers

Lake Hopatcong Studio

Jess in Newsies
 
What's Covered in the Workshop
  • Explore and deepen understanding of the craft
  • Interactive instruction in movement
  • Character development
  • Interpret music/lyrics (act a song & tell a story)
 
About Jess LeProtto
  • Lead role as Barnaby Tucker in the "Hello Dolly" National Tour!
  • Broadway: "Carousel", "Hello Dolly", “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 to Dancers
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)
 
Three Workshop Levels by Age
  • Acting for Dancers #1 (Minis: age 6-10) from 11:00am to 12:15pm
  • Acting for Dancers #2 (Juniors: age 11-13) from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
  • Acting for Dancers #3 (Teen/Seniors: 14-19) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Future Workshop Faculty
  • Jess LeProtto (Broadway: Carousel, Hello Dolly, Newsies, On The Town, Cats, Bye Bye Birdie)
  • Date: Tuesday, July 31st
  • Time: Age 12&Under 4:00-5:00PM; Age 13&Over 5:00-6:00PM
  • More to Come!

Faculty

Jess LeProtto
Jess LeProtto

Jess LeProtto has been singing and dancing since the age of five. Jess' Broadway credits include “The Boy From Oz” (2003), Dr. Suess' “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2006 & 2007), “Bye Bye Birdie” (2009), "Newsies" (2012), "On The Town" (2014), "Cats" (201), and currently "Hello Dolly" (2017). Jess made the Top 8 of the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”, Season 8 followed by the national tour for SYTYCD, where he was also named “Dance Captain”. He has done voice-overs for Verizon, Chex cereal and nationally for Pound Puppies. Jess has appeared on the Maury Povich Show, performed with comedian Jimmy Fallon for MTV’s Video Music Awards and made appearances on Law and Order: SVU and One Life to Live. His Off-Broadway credits include “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” at City Centers Encores! and he has been on the national tours of “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular” and “Broadway’s Leading Men”.


Register for Acting for Dancers

Select your session(s) and level by clicking on the applicable Register link (in the left column). When you click Register, if you are not already set up in the online system, you will be required to do so by following the form displayed to you.

** Tuition must be paid in advance
** Pay online with credit/debit card or call

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