Ages 8 – 25
An exploration into the ABCs…
- How does the TV/Film Industry work?
(funding, budgets, casting, auditions, lingo & terms, the Hollywood Food Chain, etc.)
- What is acting and what are the fundamentals?
(theory, basic storytelling, Mesiner vs Method, text analysis & understanding scripts, etc.)
- How do I get started?
(resumés and headshots, finding and agent/manager, building a reel, unions and casting websites, etc.)
- How do I get good?
(basic cold reading, monologue study, scene study, voice and movement exercises, etc.)
- How do I book work?
(audition etiquette, self-taping, Casting Director workshops, etc.)
- How does social media work?
(self-branding, social media tools, tactics and strategies, etc.)
- How do I create content?
(apps for creating content, indie filmmaking 101, new media content strategies, etc.)
Producing & performing for the camera…
- Students, in groups, will begin to create short films that will be used in the showcase
(AV needs will only be 1 smartphone per group)
Mock auditions with sides from current screenplays and TV scripts
(using a camera, auditions will be taped and immediately evaluated on screen)
Intensive improv training
Q&As or AMAs with Industry Professionals
(successful actors, webisode producers, casting directors, etc.)
Preparation for a multi-media showcase on the last day of the program.Students must attend 2 weeks to be in the showcase.
Tuition Due at Registration: $300
Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments thru June 1st.
Registration Fee: $99
Housing Due at Registration: $250
Housing Balance: Monthly Payments thru June 1st
12 years of age or older to be in Joffrey Ballet School housing. Students ages 10 years and up that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. No housing available for students under 10 years of age.
Meals are required if in housing
Meal Plan Due at Registration: 50%
Prices include food & beverages plus sales tax. Breakfast and Dinner Only.
Only offered to students in housing.
Meal Plan Balance: Monthly Payments thru June 1st
Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments thru June 1st
Required for students in housing ages 12/13
One time fee
Resident Advisor Fee: Monthly Payments thru June 1st
Required for all students in housing
One time fee
Carrageen Hall: 9852 Lindley Ave, Northridge, CA 91330
Joffrey West LA Students are housed at CSUN’s Carrageen Hal (also referred to as building 2 found on the main campus map). Campus Map Download
It is recommended you park in Lot E9
Important: Scooters are forbidden in buildings.
12 years of age or older to be in Joffrey Ballet School housing. Students ages 10 years and up that require housing should attend ourJoffrey South Intensive. No housing available for students under 10 years of age.
We will do our best to honor roommate requests that are completed and remain within the established guidelines.
A dancer may request up to a maximum of three roommates for a total of four dancers in a chain. Please note that all roommate requests must be completed by both sets of parents, at least fourteen days prior to arrival.
Please note that confirmed roommates will be in the same room, but we are unable to accommodate requests for a bunk assignment near another dancer. Dancers are assigned their beds by their Resident Assistants based on numerous factors including medical conditions, sleepwalking, etc. and these assignments may not be changed during the arrival process.
Roommate Requests will be asked during Registration.
Students are on the meal plan and will have access to Geronimo’s, the primary dining area in student housing for conference guests. During 2010, this facility was renovated into a dazzling new food court. Breakfast and dinner will be served daily. On performance day, dinner will be served earlier for the dancers. Students may either purchase lunch on campus or make a sack lunch.
The Joffrey Ballet School has setup a very simple and orderly housing check in and check out process. Please drop off your dancer Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Pinon Hall. When picking up your happy dancer, please assist your child to be packed and on their way home prior to 12:00 PM Saturday. Please note after check-in that evening the dancers will have a mandatory orientation.
Orientation and arrival times depend on whether or not you will be staying in our housing facilities. Please check the Orientation Times section for full details. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.
What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; so only bring what you really need. Remember, you can always purchase extras or have your family send them to you. Linens and towels are provided. A linen packet consists of 2 Twin XL sheets, 1 pillowcase, 1 pillow, 1 blanket, and 3 towels. On Mondays, linens can be exchanged at the Conference Services Office.
- Toiletries: Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant and other personal toiletry products.
- Bathroom Essentials: Hair dryer, shower shoes, UL tested surge protectors, etc.
- Recreational Clothing: Jeans, t-shirts, swimsuit, walking shoes, sandals, etc.
- Dance Attire: Dance clothes, shoes, and other related supplies.
- Electronics: Alarm clock. Computers, iPods, iPads and valuables at your own discretion.
- Cell Phone: Every student is required to bring or purchase upon arrival, a personal mobile phone. This phone number must be provided to the RAs upon arrival and will serve as the primary method of communication between Joffrey staff and the dancers.
What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited in Joffrey housing and may be confiscated if found in your room.
- Hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, coffeemakers, BBQ grill or any other cooking appliances
- Candles or incense
- Halogen lights
- Pets of any kind
- Illegal substances of any nature
- Anything that produces a flame/spark, fireworks, sparklers. When not in use, your lighters for pointe shoes must remain in your dance bag.
There is a Lost and Found table set-up during check-out on Saturday. Please check this section for any misplaced items before you leave. If you realize that you did not make it home with an item, please call Customer Service at +1 888.438.3808 and leave a message describing the missing item(s). All claimed items will be returned C.O.D. Items will be held for two weeks, and after that time they will be donated to charity. Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving. JBS is not responsible for lost or broken items.
$50 Change Buildings (NYC only)
$50 Roommate Change Request
$100 Initial Roommate Request
$100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out
$50 Change Team Assignment Request
Guest Artist Workshops and Final Industry Q&A and Showcase
3:30 pm on Fridays
There will be a 1/2 hr Q&A with Talent Managers & Agents and then, following that at 4pm, there will be an hr-long Showcase performed by both groups with the industry professionals staying to scout talent.
Carrageen Hall bedrooms are furnished with a bed(s), dresser(s) and a desk. Apartments are Internet ready. Central air conditioners are provided. Each apartment has a living room, a full bathroom, and a private balcony or patio. Apartments also have kitchens, although pots/pans/flatware/dishes are NOT provided. Joffrey has limited pots/plates for loan. Kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator and a stove (no microwave).
This document lists the most important housing policies. Please refer to the housing manual of your assigned facility for a complete list of rules, policies, and procedures.
We know you are anxious to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your intensive(s) and we cannot wait to share all the details! All dancers are required to complete our Online Pre-Check In form prior to arrival. All dancers will need to DocuSign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.
There is no dress code for this workshop
Non-Refundable Tuition and Other Fees
The Joffrey Ballet School prides itself in taking photos of the students that represent their superb experience and will utilize the photos for its website and or marketing and advertising purposes. Students and parents are welcome to take photos of this experience. When attending the program you consent to the use of your photography in our website and marketing materials.
We have taken great care in providing superb and exciting weekend and after class activities. Please see our activities page for details.
9:00AM – 9:30AM
Warmup Games & Excercise
Storytelling Through Movement/Social Media Show & Tell/Improv
10:00AM – 10:30AM
Icebreakers/Games & Exercise *Mondays
Imrpov/Class Demonstration/Tricks of Comedy, Tools of Drama/The Body Is An Instrument
11:00AM – 11:30AM
Make a Movie/Auditioning for the Camera/Showcase Assignments
11:30AM – 1:00PM
1:00PM – 1:30PM
Improv/WakeUp Your Imagination/Social Media 101/Class Viewing of Taped Auditions/Rehearsal
2:00PM – 2:30PM
Monologue Class/Commercial Class/Free Time (Content Creation)/ Social Media Show and Tell
3:00PM – 3:30PM
Commercial Class/Monologue Class/On Camera Class/Scene Class/Games & Exercises
You will be emailed a link to your acting schedule. You will receive it a week before your session starts.