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Academic Performing Arts Academy (Grade 6 to 12)

 The ZACH Academic Performing Arts Academy (ZACH ACADEMY) is a well-rounded training program that offers our students an Academic Curriculum in addition to Performing Arts classes on ZACH Theatre’s Main Campus.

In partnership with virtual schools, such as iUniversity Prep, we can offer an academic and artistic program that can exceed national standards of excellence. Students now have the opportunity to have affordable private education that allows more time for training, creative projects, professional opportunities, and travel. This results in a flexible academic model for students to compete at an elite artistic and academic level. iUniversity graduates have been accepted into America’s foremost colleges including Harvard, Yale and Juilliard

2018-19 School Year
6th-12th Grade
$5,500 Tuition for the school year


An Audition is required for new students. Please email jyoung@zachtheatre.org for more information about the audition process. Current PPC students are exempt from 2018-19 auditions.


Students are supervised and guided by a ZACH Academic Coach from 9:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Monday- Thursday. The Academic Coach  provides students with support and guidance through their learning.


Monday through Thursday 9:00 am- 4 pm on ZACH Campus for Academics and Performing Arts classes. Fridays being a flex day, are reserved for master classes, rehearsals, and workshops from 2-4 p.m. Fridays are also open for private instruction.


9:00:00 AM Check In Check In Check In
Power Yoga 8:45-10 a.m.
9:30:00 AM
10:00:00 AM
10:30:00 AM
11:00:00 AM
Jazz Technique
11-12:30 p.m.
Break 11-11:10 Break 11-11:10 Break


11:30:00 AM
12:00:00 PM
12:30:00 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00:00 PM
1:30:00 PM
Voice Ensemble 1:30-2:30 p.m.
2:00:00 PM
Tumbling/Acro 2-3 P.m.
2:30:00 PM
Contemporary 2:30-4 p.m.
3:00:00 PM
3-4 p.m.
Choreography 3-4 p.m.
3-4 p.m.
Commercial Jazz 3-4 p.m.
3:30:00 PM
4:00:00 PM

Please note that the Academy schedule is very flexible.
Students are not required to be on campus for academic hours. For example, Students have the option to attend virtual academic classes at home, they can also travel. ZACH is providing the “Home-base”, community, professional staff, and additional performing arts classes.


  • Fill out the Pre-Registration Form
  • January 21-25: ZAPAA Open House | 12:00 p.m.- 4 p.m. | To RSVP, email jyoung@zachtheatre.org
    February 11: ZAPAA Application Period Begins
  • March 22, 2019: Video Audition Submission Deadline
  • May 31: ZAPAA Application Deadline
  • June 11: ZAPAA Acceptance Notification
  • June 29: TDCA Deposit of $400 due

Learn more today about ZACH ACADEMY for your young artist. To schedule a private tour please email jyoung@zachtheatre.org.

Space is extremely limited.


Is my Student required to audition for ZACH ACADEMY ?

Yes, all students are required to audition to be considered for the Academy. This is to ensure that all students that are admitted are serious about training and academics. 

What do I need to prepare for my audition?

  • Two contrasting songs that are cut into 32- bars
  • A one minute monologue
  • Be prepared to learn a jazz, ballet and tap combination.

May I submit a video audition?

Yes, you can. Please submit all materials by March 22, 2019.

What do I need to prepare for a video audition?

  • Two contrasting songs that are cut into 32- bars
  • A one minute monologue
  • One of each (60 seconds) : jazz, ballet and tap combinations. 

What can I expect from the Open House in January?

  • You will be able to meet current ZAPAA students and faculty. 
  • Observe ZAPAA Classes 
  • See the ZAPAA Studios and Campus

How do I register for iUniversity Prep? 

Please go to iUniversity Prep Website for more details. 

What Performing Arts Classes do you Offer?

  • Acting | 1 hour
  • Jazz Technique | 1.5 Hours
  • Choreography Workshop | 1 hour
  • Theater Jazz | 1 hour
  • Power Yoga | 1 hour
  • Advanced Piano | 1 hour
  • Beginning Piano (second semester) | 1 hour
  • Musical Ensemble | 1 hour
  • Commercial Jazz | 1 hour
  • Tumbling | 1 hour
  • Tap | 1 hour

Is it possible for me to enroll in the second semester? 

Yes, it is. You must contact Jen Young: jyoung@zachtheatre.org . You will need to submit a video audition, and also apply for a virtual school system. 


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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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