Join our faculty of U.S. artist/teachers in the study and performance of Broadway Musicals and Hip Hop Music and Dance as we celebrate the 1st year of the YES Academy in Almaty!
The YES Academy will feature professional level training in the unique American art forms of Hip Hop Music and Dance and Broadway Musical Theater for actors, vocalists and dancers.
We offer training and performance opportunities in: Hip Hop Music: DJs, Emcees, Rappers, Beatboxers, Turntablists, Music Production Hip Hop Dance: Breaking, Hip Hop, House and more Broadway: Singers, Actor, Dancers, Choreographers, Stage Directors
The YES Academy will take place in Almaty at the Unidance and Step Dance studios daily from 9am to 5pm from Monday July 15 to Thursday July 25, 2019. We will meet daily except Sundays.
APPLY/AUDITION: If you want to participate in the YES program , APPLY NOW. Applications close on May 26.
American Voices has limited funding from the U.S. Consulate to provide transportation (air, train, bus, depending on where you live) to Almaty and hostel housing (Soul Hostel, walking distance to teaching venue) for up to 25 participants from outside Almaty. If you are requesting financial support for transportation and housing please indicate this in your application form.
Thanks to the support from the U.S. Consulate-Almaty and the U.S. Embassy-Astana, this is a free program.
HOW TO AUDITION: If you are from outside Almaty, you must submit a short video audition, maximum of 100 MB, together with your online application. Applicants whose genre is primarily Music Production may upload an audio file of their music.
If you are from Almaty and plan to commute daily to classes, you may choose to audition online or attend our live auditions at Funky Town Studios on Saturday May 25 from 4 to 6pm or on Sunday May 26 from 2 to 4pm.
Audition requirements: Submit a short video with file size no larger than 100MB of one live or recorded representative performance. You may also submit a second video if you would like to show more than one skill or art form such as Singing and Dancing, Break Dance and House Dance, DJing and Music Production, etc.
All who submit auditions online must do so no later than May 26, 2019. All accepted applicants will be informed by phone by June 15. AGE: Participants from outside Almaty staying in the hostel and receiving travel support must be 18 years of age or older.
The recommended minimum age for participants from Almaty is 16, but participants as young as 12 may be considered in cases of exceptional talent as demonstrated in the live audition.
Housing, Transportation, Meals and Scholarships:
For all: This program is tuition-free.
We have funding support for travel costs (air, bus, train) to Almaty and dormitory accommodation for up to 25 participants (Soul Hostel, walking distance to teaching venue).
Female participants are encouraged to apply.
Only participants 18 years or older are eligible for travel and housing support.
Self-funded Participants from Outside Almaty: American Voices may accept participants from outside Almaty who are not among the 25 receiving travel and housing support, if they cover their own travel and housing expenses.
Contact Numbers of Manager: If you have any questions please ask the Program Manager: Tatyana Marat: +7 702 552 88 22 Adel: +7 702 778 28 08 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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