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What makes SFNY's Summer Intensive different from other programs?

We understand there are many wonderful NYC programs from which to choose, and it can be difficult to select the right one for your desired experience. SFNY is the only summer program in NYC that offers 10 full hours of private lessons, in addition to 30+ hours of group classes, all limited to 10 students total. There is no other program that offers this kind of individualized attention.

SFNY was built on the basis and encouragement of multiple sources of training. As such, we fully support the other organizations/ programs in NYC that help young artists build confidence through group exercises. If you're looking for a more relaxed, group-oriented and socially exciting program with emphasis on making friends, gaining stage confidence, and having fun, we recommend a different program. If you're looking for a more critical, personalized, attentive program with intensive skill building and networking opportunities to advance you to the highest level of individual vocal and acting abilities, SFNY is the place for you.

 

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We’ve seen less expensive programs out there; what makes yours worth the cost?

For us, it comes down to one-on-one time. Other wonderful programs in NYC can occupy between 20-40 students in one program; this allows them offer their programs at reduced costs. SFNY limits its summer intensive to 10 students, all of whom receive 10 hours of private lessons per student, in addition to over 30+ hours of group classes. Tuition cost reflects the uniquely tailored and personalized experience each student receives. 


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What is a Mini-Session? 

A one-week Mini Session is a compact version of our full two-week intensive. It’s designed to include highlights of the integral techniques of the two-week experience, condensed into one-week! Perfect for students who are on a time crunch or want a more budget-friendly intensive. 


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Is there a difference between Session I and Session II?

The structures of each Session are identical. However, each Session includes different Broadway Artists, so therefore, the experiences in both Sessions are completely unique. 


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Which Session is right for me?

All sessions, both two-week and one-week, are led by Broadway Artists of astounding accolade and the experience in each is held to the same, highest caliber of expertise. There is no “better session.” Therefore, we suggest selecting the one that fits into your budget and schedule. 


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What is the age group of participants?

SFNY hand-selects students of all grade levels (high school and college) to fill out summer classes. All students participating are considered to be at the professional-training level and will benefit from interacting with each other, in addition to receiving their own individual feedback.


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Is room and board provided?

SFNY does not provide housing or amenities. Travel and housing is the sole responsibility of the student.


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We're traveling from out of town. Do you have students who would want to share a room or know people who can rent a room?

While SFNY does not provide housing, we recommend popular housing assistance resources such as Airbnb or Gypsy Housing (Facebook).


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Where will classes be held?

SFNY summer classes will take place mainly at Ripley Grier Studios, a premiere rehearsal studio in midtown New York City. All facilities are professionally maintained, educational, and professional environments easily accessible by public transit. Some classes may vary in location; students will be given advance notice for all locations.

 


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Will all of the artists listed on the website be teaching?

Exact summer artists are subject to availability. All SFNY classes and private lessons are taught by esteemed Broadway artists.


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What do I need to prepare?

Each class has its own preparation requirements. In general, students should come with at least two (2) 1-minute monologues, and three to four (3-4) contrasting full songs. Please check individual courses for specific preparation requirements.  


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Are family/ friends allowed in classes?

To ensure the highest level of critical attention, family and friends are not allowed in classrooms. We appreciate your understanding. 


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Are payment plans available?

Yes, we offer payment plans. Click here for more information on payment plans.