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 Deadline: May 1st
Registration Fee: $99
Housing Due at Registration: $250
Housing Balance Deadline: April 1st
Meal Plan Due at Registration: 50%
Prices include food & beverages plus sales tax.
Meal Plan Balance Deadline: May 1st
Due April 1st
(Ages 13 and under)
1-2 Weeks: $250
Due April 1st
1-3 Weeks: $125
Pinon Hall: 17950 Lassen St Northridge, CA 91325-8286
Musical Theater LA Students are housed at CSUN’s Pinon Hall (also referred to as building 9 found on the main campus map). South of Lassen St and east of Lindley Ave. Campus Map Download
It is recommended you park in Lot F8 or F9.
South of Lassen St and east of Lindley Ave.
Important: Scooters are forbidden in buildings.
12 years of age or older to be in Joffrey Ballet School housing. Students under 12 years of age that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive.
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.
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.
There is a mandatory orientation at all dormitories at 7pm on the day of check in.
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.
This intensive does not have a finale performance but will hold informal in-studio performances on Fridays.
Pinon Hall bedrooms are furnished with:
- a desk
- Apartments are Internet ready.
- Central air conditioners are provided.
Each apartment has:
- a living room
- a full bathroom
- a private balcony or patio
- a kitchen, 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.
Please download, print, and complete the following forms and bring them with you when checking into housing. Please also provide *a hard copy of a doctor’s note giving health clearance for your dancer’s attendance. In the body of the letter, simply have the doctor state that the dancer is healthy to participate in the summer program. Please see an attachment of a sample doctor’s note. Please note, a health physical of your dancer from the doctor’s office is not necessary.
Please download, print, and complete the following form and bring it to you during orientation. Please also provide *a hard copy of a doctor’s note giving health clearance for your dancer’s attendance. In the body of the letter, simply have the doctor state that the dancer is healthy to participate in the summer program. Please see an attachment of a sample doctor’s note. Please note, a health physical of your dancer from the doctor’s office is not necessary.
We do not provide transportation from the airport for this intensive.
Non-Refundable Tuition and Other Fees
It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been canceled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.
All sales are final, no refunds will be issued.
It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.
The Joffrey Ballet School prides itself in taking photos of the dancers that represent their superb experience and will utilize the photos for its website and or marleting and advertisig purposes. Dancers and parents are welcome to take photos of the dance 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.
You will be emailed a link to your dance schedule. You will receive it a week before your session starts.