ZACH Academy

Grades 6 to 12

We are currently considering new students for the fall and will be running virtual programs. However, we are still waiting to hear back from families about returning to campus. If all returning families return, then we may be on a waitlist for new students in the fall due to Covid physical distance space capacity. We are also looking into an additional space up North. We are working with medical professionals to help us create our Safe Space plan. Families also have the option of registering for Performing Arts School classes. 
 
ZACH ACADEMY INFORMATION
The 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 Downtown 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 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.
An audition is required for new students. At this time, we are encouraging all students that are interested in auditioning to please submit a video audition. If we need to see any additional work from the student, then we will email and let you know.

ACADEMIC SCHEDULE ZACH 
Campus starting September 8, 20209:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Students attend virtual school on ZACH’s campus and are supervised by ZACH’s Academic Coaches. 

PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL SCHEDULE
Virtual classes begin August 24, 2020 and will continue all year. We are planning on offering both virtual and on campus learning. On campus classes will start outside (on ZACH’s Plaza) September 8, 2020.

PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL TRACKS & CLASSES 
Dance Track | 7+ hours/week of dance technique classes: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Nutrition, Tumbling/Acro & Choreography Lab.MT Track | 7+ hours/week of Dance, Acting, music, music theory technique classes.Acting Track | 4+ hours/week of Acting, Improv, Acting for the Camera & Play writing.Additional Academy classes include | Group Meditation, Cooking for Athletes, Nutrition & Conditioning. 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: 
Musical Theatre Track
-Videos of two contrasting songs that are cut into 32- bars
-A video of a one-minute monologue
-One video of each (30-60 seconds): jazz, ballet, and tap combinations. Students can also submit a recording of a dance class that they are currently in.
-Two letters of recommendation (academic teacher or school counselor preferred) for the program.
Dance Track
-One video of each (30-60 seconds): jazz, ballet, and tap combinations. Students can also submit a recording of a dance class that they are currently in.
-Two letters of recommendation (academic teacher or school counselor preferred) for the program.
Acting Track
-Two videos of two contrasting monologues
-A video introducing yourself and why you want to be a part of this program
-Two letters of recommendation for the program (academic teacher or school counselor preferred) .

VIDEO SUBMISSION AUDITIONS:
If you have any questions at any time please Jen Young Mahlstedt, Pre-Professional Company Director, at jyoung@zachtheatre.org

ADMISSIONS 
1. Students must fill out the Audition form and submit audition recordings and two letters of recommendation . ACADEMY AUDITION FORM
2. Virtual Interview with ZACH Academy admissions staff, student and family
3. Confirm virtual school system for 2020-2021

TUITION
$6,500-$7,500 | Academic Year -Covid cleaning costs may increase tuition for 2020-2021. 
$3,000 | Performing Arts Classes only
 
 

ZACH Downtown Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Fill out the Pre-Registration Form
  • Two contrasting songs cut into 32- bars
  • A one minute monologue
  • A dance call: jazz, ballet and tap combinations 30-60 seconds of each.
    • Students can also submit a recording of a dance class that they are currently in. 
  • 2 recommendation letters

Video Submissions: All materials are due in May and August of 2020.

Admission Timeline:

  • May: Admission Applications and Videos Due
  • June 11: Acceptance Notification
  • June 20: TDCA Deposit of $400 due

Learn more today about ZACH Academy for your young artist.