Summer at Skyra

When you are ready to take your training to the next level, join Skyra Studios Summer Intensives in dance, acting, or filmmaking. Summer Intensives provide a deep dive into dance, acting, or film technique as they prepare you for a career as a professional artist. Programs are designed to address the individual technical and artistic needs of intermediate and advanced/pre-professional students.

Our 2018 Summer Intensive includes special guest instructors such as Duncan Cooper, Rasta Thomas, Anthony Morigerato, Christopher Broughton, Tony Yazbeck, Rory Freeman and more. Along with our guest instructors, you will receive training from our exemplary Skyra faculty: award-winning choreographers and industry professionals with decades of training and performance experience, boasting connections to top agents, casting directors, directors, producers, and distributors. They are passionate about the arts, believe in educating through positive reinforcement and respect, and together represent a vast knowledge in all aspects of visual and performing arts.

About the Program

Skyra Studios is Central Florida’s only performing arts training center that offers a one of a kind opportunity for aspiring dancers, actors, filmmakers, and artists to gain real-world experience. All classes are taught by professional working dancers, performers, choreographers, and production experts, so your kids leave with something more meaningful than Instagram posts and Snapchat videos.

The Skyra Dance Academy is a youth-driven program offering superior quality training aimed at creating both classical and contemporary professional dancers. With the help of nationally renowned professionals, we have developed a program focusing on discipline, technique, and artistry.  Whether your goals are to become a professional classical ballet dancer or a well-rounded professional prepared to make it in another area of dance, we will empower you with the training you need to succeed.

The education at Skyra doesn’t stop in the classroom. Our unique background in the entertainment industry allows us to offer our students the opportunity to receive professional industry experience. Our programs will have cross-functionality with actors, artist, dancers, and filmmakers coming together to create unique and original stories. During our summer sessions, we will shoot two film shorts that both actors and dancers can be a part of. Students will strengthen their talents and learn the practical side of working on location, with producers, directors, and production teams. At the conclusion, your kids will leave Skyra Studios with the technical know-how, a finished short film, and a professional credit on IMBD (Internet Movie Database), not to mention a true sense of what awaits them in the real world!

When

SESSION 1:

June 4th through 8th, 2018

June 11th through 15th, 2018

June 18th through 22nd, 2018

SESSION 2:

July 9th through 13th, 2018

July 16th through 20th, 2018

Half Day and Full Day Options

Choose your track. Mix it up!

  • Dance Classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Acro, Afro-Latin, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap.
  • Acting Classes in Scene Study, Audition Technique, Improv, and Performing on Camera.
  • Filmmaking Classes in Writing, Photography, Cinematography, Lighting, and Editing.

Learn More & Register

for Our Summer Programs

The Week

DANCE PROGRAM

The Skyra Summer Intensive is designed to promote diversity in dance training that will encourage young dancers to explore and discover their full potential. In addition to our outstanding faculty, we bring master instructors specializing in ballet, contemporary and commercial dance, offering a variety of mediums for young dancers to explore and take advantage of while nourishing and cultivating each student’s unique talents. Our goal is to divide our students into four levels and provide special areas of focus.

During our Master Series, depending on our special master instructors for those weeks, you will also have the choice of focusing your training on specific areas based on who our guest instructors are. When registering Dancers choose their area of focus: Ballet, Jazz/Contemporary, or Tap.

Sample schedule:

  • 1.5 Hour Ballet
  • 1.5 Hour Contemporary or Modern
  • 1 Hour Pointe, Tap, or Emotions
  • Lunch
  • 1 Hour Modern, Classical Variations, Progressions, Hip Hop, Afro-Latin Fusion, Jazz, Lyrical, Improv, or Acrobatic Arts
  • 1 Hour SkyraFit

ACTING PROGRAM

Whether you are an aspiring actor in stage or film or simply looking to explore the craft, Skyra Studios summer intensive offers a safe environment where you can learn from seasoned professional actors and directors.  The intensive will touch on core acting techniques such as Meisner, Stanislavski, Strasberg, Stella Adler and more. Through improvisation, script analysis and the study of monologue materials, students are given the tools necessary to create a believable performance. Every child will learn the fundamentals in breathing, posture, articulation and how to create characters through improvisation and movement. Students will also be introduced to all aspects of film and television auditions. The actors will learn the do’s and don’ts of commercial auditioning while exploring the physical adjustments necessary for the camera. Whether your child dreams of being on Broadway or on the silver screen, our goal is to have every student leave with the skills they need to succeed.

Sample Schedule:

  • Movement and Breath Control for the Actor
  • Improvisation
  • Scene Study/Cold Reads
  • Lunch
  • Crash Course in Commercial Auditioning
  • Channeling Your Emotions (Crash course in Lee Strasberg)
  • Understanding your Craft (Theory 101)

FILMMAKING PROGRAM

Skyra Studios offers an elite filmmaking summer intensive where your child will have the opportunity to develop, shoot, and edit a film project. The students will be given an in-depth breakdown of how the industry works from creation to exhibition. Each day the students will learn about the different crew responsibilities and participate in exercises directly relating to their jobs on the film set. On top of the production side, students will learn what it takes to be a creative writer/producer. The students will learn story structure, script formatting and the process of creating materials for pitching. Once the script is written the students will learn what it takes to be a director. They will learn how to establish a tone, create a shot list and work with talent.  Students will leave Skyra Studios with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their dreams of being in the film industry.

Sample Schedule:

  • Filmmaking 101
  • Camera Lab
  • Lighting Lab
  • Lunch
  • Developing Story
  • How to write a script
  • Intro to Directing

The Film Projects

We have an exciting opportunity for students interested in gaining a real-world professional film performance experience. Skyra Studios will partner with Skyra Entertainment to create 2 short film projects that will be used as proof of concepts for full feature films and sent out to buyers in both the US and Canada. Each project will include dance scenes for those dancers interested in learning how to perform for the camera. Award-winning producers Scott and Mary Poiley, have developed the summer program for interested students to gain real industry experience. These students will be quickly immersed in a hands-on program that will teach them the do’s and don’ts of auditioning, scene study, character development and what it’s like to be on a real film set. The summer program offers opportunities for all interests. If your child is not interested in being in front of the camera and still wants to experience the film production side they can join us behind the scenes. They can learn about producing, writing and other departments on a film set. For dancers who are not interested in performing for the camera, they can continue their dance technique training in our technical classes.

Multiple Week Savings

Receive a discount for each additional week booked!

Book 2 Weeks and save $100.00

Book 3 Weeks and save $200.00

Book 4 Weeks and save $300.00

Save $400.00 when you book 5 weeks!

Recommended Minimum Stay

We recommend staying a minimum of 2 weeks.
Choose from 1 to 5 weeks.

Film Shoot

To be guaranteed a part in one of our short films you must attend the last two weeks of the session.

Session 1: June 11th through 22nd with film shoot on June 22nd

Session 2: July 9th through 20th with film shoot on July 20th and 21st

A Deposit of $100 is due upon enrollment. The remainder is due on or before June 1st, 2018.

Once you complete the online registration you will need to complete a student information form which will inform us of the track, level, and area of interest your child is registering for. If you do not receive this email, you can fill out the form here.

Week One Full Day Master Series

$550.00

June 4 - 8, 2018Monday through Friday9am to 4pm

Week One Half Day Program

$450.00

June 4-8, 2018Monday through Friday9am to 1pm

Week Two Full Day Program

$450.00

June 11-15, 2018Monday through Friday9am to 4pm

Week Two Half Day Program

$350.00

June 11-15, 2018Monday through Friday9am to 1pm

Week Three Full Day Program

$450.00

June 18-22, 2018Monday through Friday9am to 4pm

Week Three Half Day Program

$350.00

June 18-22, 2018Monday through Friday9am to 1pm

Week Four Full Day Master Series

$550.00

July 9-13, 2018Monday through Friday9am to 4pm

Week Four Half Day Program

$450.00

July 9-13, 2018Monday through Friday9am to 1pm

Week Five Full Day Program

$450.00

July 16-20, 2018Monday through Friday9am to 4pm

Week Five Half Day Program

$350.00

July 16-20, 2018Monday through Friday9am to 1pm

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