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Audition Intensive / Pre-college Audition Prep
Grades 9-11




January - May (11 in-person sessions)

About the Course


For Grades 9, 10 & 11

This class aims to prepare actors for the rigorous and highly competitive audition process, which in recent years, goes far beyond learning the words and melody of their audition pieces. Students will gain insight into material selection and build their repertoire of monologues/songs, as well as work on dynamics and script analysis of their choices. This class provides the opportunity to prepare and practice material to ensure actors are ready for the challenges of auditions, as well as gives each student personal mentoring and coaching to guide them throughout the process.​ This class will also explore college Musical Theatre and Acting programs to help those interested in continuing in college gain and understanding of how to choose a college program prior to entering their Senior year of high school.

Session dates: This class meets in person for in-class work time and will offer additional meetings over Zoom for individual work and personal mentoring with our staff if needed.


Sat. Jan 11, 2025 from 12:00-2:00pm

Sat. Jan 25, 2025 from 12:00-2:00pm

Sat. Feb. 8, 2025 from 12:00-2:00pm

Sat. Feb. 22, 2025 from 12:00-2:00pm

Sat. March 8, 2025 from 12:00-2:00pm​

Sat. March 22, 2025 from 12:00-2:00pm​

Sun. April 13, 2025 from 5:00-7:00pm

Sun. April 27, 2025 from 5:00-7:00pm

Sun. May 4, 2025 from 5:00-7:00pm

Sun. May 11, 2025 from 5:00-7:00pm

Sun. May 18, 2025 from 5:00-7:00pm

​If you are registered for this class by the fall 2024, you will be Invited to participate with our senior college audition prep class for any college theatre department tours and work with professional actors.

ATWAS Actors have been accepted and studied at the following Institutions for Musical Theatre / Theatre Arts: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Point Park University, Marymount Manhattan, Elon University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Pace University, Western Michigan University,  Ball State University, Ohio Northern University, Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University, Case Western Reserve University, Montclair State University, AMDA, University of Detroit Mercy, Sienna Heights University, and Rochester University.

Your Instructor(s)

Erin VanGemert / Lisa Dobbin / Mary Kay Hake

Policies and Registration Information

1. Registration and payment for all ATWAS classes can now be done online. If you are not able to register online, please email


2. All ATWAS Classes have a minimum and maximum class number and registrations are taken on a first come first serve basis. 

3. Payment must be included with a registration form to register for a class. 


4. ATWAS reserves the right to cancel or rearrange any class in accordance with enrollment. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified before the first class and any tuition paid will be refunded in full.


5. There is a cancellation fee of $20.00. Refunds will be given (minus the cancellation fee of $20.00) up to ONE WEEK before the first day of class. After that date, no refunds will be issued.


6. In the event of inclement weather, please check your email to find out if class has been cancelled. In the event classes are cancelled we cannot guarantee a make-up session.

7. There is a Non Sufficient Funds Check Fee of $30.00

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