InStudio Workshops for Teens and Competitions


HCLA is a busy place! We are regularly collaborating with film festivals, dance competitions, college auditions and fairs around the country. These are a great opportunity to get to know the school, receive audition feedback, and perhaps even win conditional acceptance or a scholarship to our summer program.

If you would like more information about our workshops, faculty, and award process, please fill out the request information form at the bottom of the page.

(Please note, if you would like to register for these events, you must reach out to the individual event administrator. We've included social media handles where possible!)


INSTUDIO MONTHLY WORKSHOPS

HCLA staff run monthly workshops for teens. These are free, recurring events that offer teens the opportunity to get to know us better while also sharpening their craft!

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS (FILM, MUSICAL THEATRE)

Musical Theatre Workshop
2nd Wednesday of every month, 3:30PM PDT

A Musical Theatre dance workshop with Scott Barnhardt, HCLA musical theatre program lead, and original cast member of The Book of Mormon on Broadway.

Learn a Musical Theatre dance combination with a focus on storytelling and character work!

Film Round Table
Last Wednesday of every month, 3:30PM PDT

A Film Roundtable with the Elric Kane, the Film + Digital Content program chair and host of Pure Cinema Podcast (the official podcast of Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Theatre in Hollywood).

Discuss filmmaking, film college, and the state of pursuing a career in the film industry.

RSVP for Film or Musical Theatre

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS (ACTING, DANCE)

Acting Monologue Workshop
4th Saturday of every month, June 26th, 11AM PDT

Actors, join us on the 4th Saturday of every month to work on your monologues. Bring an original piece and workshop with your peers along with HCLA faculty and working actors Brian Hostenske and Katie Northlich to sharpen your craft and prepare for college applications (or auditions!).

Dance Audition Workshop
3rd Saturday of every month, 10AM PDT

Participate in a mock-audition with HCLA  program chair Kristin Deiss and dance coordinator Napoleon Gladney. From receiving the audition listing by email, to the actual performance and feedback, our faculty will take you through every step of a professional dance audition. Every 3rd Saturday.

RSVP for Dance Mock Auditions or Acting Monolgue Workshops


EVENTS + COMPETITIONS

2021

HCLA will be awarding scholarships to eligible winners at the following dance competitions. Please visit the competition link for a list of touring locations:

JUNE:
  • Barbizon Dallas (Acting), 6/5-6/6***
  • Barbizon Baltimore (Acting), 6/19-6/20***
  • Dupree Nationals Wisconsin Dells (Dance) 6/23-6/27*
  • Dancer's Inc Nationals Ocean City, MD (Dance) 6/27-7/3*
  • Energy Nationals San Diego, (Dance) 6/24-6/27*
  • Fluid Nationals Phoenix, (Dance) 6/24-6/27*
  • Revel Nationals Orlando (Dance) 6/30-7/4*
  • International Thespian Festival, Virtual (Acting and MT)**
  • CDI (Dance) TDB
JULY:
  • ASH Nationals, Orlando 7/2-7/7*
  • Launch, Chicago (Acting) 7/2-7/4*
  • Hollywood Vibe Nationals Anaheim (Dance) 7/5-7/11*
  • LADM Nationals Phoenix (Dance) 7/6-7/11*
  • Joe Tremaine Nationals Orlando (Dance) 7/6-7/11*
  • Energy Nationals Sandusky, OH (Dance) 7/12-7/17*
  • USTD Nationals Atlantic City (Dance) 7/12-7/18*
  • Starbound Nationals, Lake Tahoe (Dance) Nina 7/25-7/29*
AUGUST:
  • Barbizon Passport to Discovery, Orlando (Acting) 8/6-8/11*

MULTIPLE TOUR DATES:

  • 2/20 STN College Fair - (@stnnow)
  • 2/27 Novva College Fair, Central Florida
  • 3/3-3/7 SETC (@SETCTweet)
    1. Workshop taught by Mr. Jackson 3/4 5:30-6:30pm (EST)
  • 3/5-3/7 Fluid Sacramento - (@FLUIDDANCE)
  • 3/17-3/20 Florida Thespians - (flthespians_official)
  • 3/26-3/28 Fluid Denver - (@FLUIDDANCE)
  • *Scholarship awarding event (for details and scholarship policies, please fill out the request information menu below to speak with admissions)
  • **Workshop event taught by HCLA faculty

2020

10/1 -LACHSA College Fair (Los Angeles County High School of the Arts) Virtual @lachsa

10/6-8-College Access Fair Virtual @collegeaccessli

*10/9-11-All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) Virtual @hsfilmfest 

10/14-GUSD HS College Fair (Glendale Unified School District High School) Virtual @glendaleusd

10/15-Frank Sinatra High School College Fair Virtual @fssanews

J Serra High School College Fair Virtual @jschs_lions

Santa Monica College Fair Virtual @smc_edu

10/16-10/25-Dancing Through College and Beyond (DTCB) Virtual @dancewave

10/17-11/14-Texas Thespians Virtual @texas_thespians

10/18-NACAC Virtual College Fair (National Association for College Admissions Counseling) Virtual@nacac

10/19-10/23-Encore High School's Virtual College Week Virtual @encorehs

10/23-OCSA High School College Fair (Orange County School of the Arts) Virtual @ocsarts

10/23-10/25-ASH Orlando @ASHworkshop

*10/24-11/8 NFFTY Virtual (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) Virtual @nffty

10/24-College Fair for Dancing Through College and Beyond (DTCB) Virtual @dancewave

10/26-10/30-Chi Arts Connection Week-Virtual @chiartshs

*10/30-11/1-ASH Tyson's Corner, VA @ASHworkshop

November:

11/1-11/4-VTA (Virgina Theatre Association) Virtual @vtawillcall

11/4-11/7 FTC (Florida Theatre Conference) Virtual @ftcspeaks

*11/13-11/15-ASH Austin, TX @ASHworkshop

*11/13-15-Dupree Fort McDowell, AZ @dupreedance

**11/20-Arizona Thespians Virtual @AZThespians

11/23-San Antonio Auditions-Virtual

December:

*12/4-6-ASH Cleveland, OH @ASHworkshop

*12/4-6-Dupree Lombard, IL @dupreedance

**12/10-12-Colorado Thespians-Virtual @co_thespians

12/12, 12/14-15-Mid Atlantic Regional College Auditions (MARCAS) Virtual @midatlanticaud

**12/13-12/14-Michigan Thespians Virtual @michthespians

*12/20-Barbizon Atlanta Virtual @barbizonmodels

  • *Scholarship awarding event (for details and scholarship policies, please fill out the request information menu below to speak with admissions)
  • **Workshop event taught by HCLA faculty

  • Request for Information



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      Tours are available Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Once you choose your date, an admissions representative will reach out to confirm a time and give you details on your tour.