2020 Summer Semester is Here!!
Our 2020 summer camps, workshops, specialty classes, and lessons will be taught by Starlight staff and professionals from NYC and beyond who are experienced teaching artists with incredible knowledge, life lessons, and stories to share both in person and online! Contact us for more information or to sign up today!!
**Registration and Payments must be made at least one week prior to the day of the Workshop**
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Private lessons in Voice, Acting Piano, Guitar, Cello, Ukulele, Violin will be offered for the summer semester!
Please contact the office to register for a package!
We will be offering a class schedule for Dance, Acting, and musical Theatre on top of camps this summer. between 3-8pm. Max 6 students per class, social distance measures in place, 30 minute classes, 15 minutes to clean between all classes. Must register for the full 6 week semester. NO DROP INS!
Acting, MT, Ballet/Tap, Jazz/Hip Hop for all age levels
Thursdays Combo and Pre- MT
Due to Covid-19 we are still working on our summer schedule. We are planning both in person and zoom classes and workshops! The great thing about zoom is that we will have guest instructors from all over the country to teach our students this summer! From LA to Nashville and NYC to London! Keep an eye out for updates!
ZOOM Workshops and Intensives!
Join Daniella Castoria on Wednesdays from 5-6pm July 8th -22 from 5-6pm and July 29th from 5-7pm Via ZOOM. $65.
This master class will walk through the different ways of how to find an Agent/Manager, prepare audition material, and what to expect in the room. We will also walk through the steps of how to prep for a meeting from an Actor's perspective for all ages.
Day 1: Intros- Breakdown Agents Vs. Managers and the Business Side of it All
- Introduction of my experience and expertise in the industry. Then student introductions (name, age, experience, goal of what they are looking to learn/improve on)
-Discuss the difference between an Agent and a Manager. What do they do for you and what do you do for them.
-The percentage of money they receive based off of your bookings and how to know if you're working with a professional agent or manager or scam (Agents and Managers should never ask for money upfront) .
-How to land a meeting with an Agent or a Manager
-Headshot and Resume
-Homework Assignment: 30 sec-1 minute tell me about yourself blurb.
Day #2: 30 Second Blurb
-Discuss why there is a 30 sec-1 minute tell me about yourself blurb when attending an Agent or Manager Meeting.
-Have each student do their 30sec- 1 minute tell me about yourself and give feedback after each student goes.
-Discuss what happens after a 30 sec-1 minute blurb which is when the agent speaks about themselves the agency and why they started this job/business etc.
-If you are kid this is usually the time when they would then give you a cold read to practice outside while they are talking to mom and or dad.
-Or they would talk first with you in the room and then give you the cold read. Every Agent is different.
-Discuss how a cold read works and how much time you have to prep. (depending on if time allows if not, start Class #3 with this)
-Homework Assignment: prepare a monologue and or song.
Day # 3: Cold Reads, Monologues, Singing.
-I will explain what a cold read is and ask for volunteers of who wants to try one out. (if time allows I will have everyone try the cold read during class, but I also need to make time for monologues and songs.)
-Everyone will perform their Song and or Monologue. Afterwards I will explain why it is important to have one of each prepared.
-We will discuss wardrobe and prep for our Mock Audition Meeting
-I will answer any questions that the students have regarding the Mock Agent/Manager Meeting.
-Now, that we have visited every step we will then do a Mock Audition Meeting the following Class!
Practice 30 sec- 1 Min. blurb, Monologue/Song, Pick out Wardrobe.
Day #4: Mock Agent/Manager Meeting
-Students will come dressed and ready for a Mock Agent/Manager Meeting.
Then each student will walk through the full 2-5 minute meeting with me so that they have the experience and know what to expect in the room.
-I will discuss Commercial and Musical Theatre Agents in NYC for Youth Representation
-Starter Agency's and Boutiques to look at and think about.
-I will end the class revisiting ways on how to land a meeting with an Agent or Manager and answer any questions that any students may have!
Originating as an East Coast native, Daniella Castoria was born in New York and raised in Southern New Jersey. Daniella holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting for Film and Television from Studio School Los Angeles. She is also an Alumni of both the Choral and Theatre Department at Southern Regional High School. Daniella is a versatile Dancer, Singer and Actress currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She began her training at Spotlight Academy of Dance and continued to study at Ovations Performing Arts Academy, Atlantic City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center and Millennium Dance Complex. At the age of 16, Daniella signed with her first Manager and shortly after she signed with her first Agent in New York City. Daniella has booked numerous commercial opportunities such as AARP and Pepsi. She is also most recently known for starring in the action concept trailer "Satan's Seven." In Los Angeles, Daniella has performed at numerous venues such as the Rockwell Table and Stage, Wilshire Ebell Theatre, The Montalban, Sidewalk Studio Theatre, Mack Sennett Studios and Los Angeles Center Studios. Daniella is currently a Theatre Teacher at a Private School in North Hollywood for students from 4th to 8th grade, while working and auditioning professionally. If she's not teaching, you will find her Choreographing or Music Directing for Discovery Onstage where she recently choreographed "Shrek the Musical." Daniella is thrilled to be educating and inspiring the next generation of artists!
*Note: This Master Class is to educate on different ways to get an Agent/Manager and does not guarantee representation.
This online workshop class will feature multiple instructors from starlight pac and performing artists from around the country! Featured guest artists teacher is Kelsey Fowler. Kelsey is a broadway kid who's credits include: Mary Poppins, Grey Gardens, Sunday in the park with George, and Bonnie and Clyde. Kelsey will be our Mock Audition instructor and have a special talk back Q & A with participants.
Day 1 will begin with an orientation with all instructors, students, and parents. Students will be given a class schedule to follow based on age and ability Monday - Friday between 10am and 4pm est with a lunch break. Students outside of Starlight PAC are welcome to join! We ask that you send us a video submission to so we can place you in the correct group!
Classes will include- Private Voice Coaching, Acting through Song, Dance Tech, Private dance lesson, Choreography Rep, Acting for film, scene study, music theory, conditioning, improv, mock audition and more!
Kelsey Fowler - Mock Audition/Talk Back
Madeline Corliss - Choreography rep, Acting through Song/Scene study
Bobby Davis- All dance tech and conditioning
Daniella Castoria- Acting for film and TV
Lisa Carlson- Voice lessons and Mock Audition
Jim McCabe- Improv
Max Kasler - Music Theory
**These classes will be held over Zoom**