Our bags are packed and it’s time to go on the road with Disney Performing Arts Conservatory. Where do you go when you’ve danced your way through life and you’re in between high school and college? For one lucky Disney Gal Son, you head to the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory located in the heart of the Magic-Disneyland! The Conservatory is a five-day comprehensive series of workshops, which focus on acting, dancing, and vocals.
Led by the Disney entertainment professionals, participants are treated to what Disney does best-storytelling with daily themes ranging from “Building Story Through Character” to “Putting It All Into Action” all culminating with live performances at Stage 17 and the Hollywood Land Backlot Stage, both located in Disney California Adventure Park.
Each day, Zack will be immersed in intensive sessions where he will learn from industry recognized teaching artists who will illustrate how each craft supports the overall performance quality of any show. In addition, he will go behind the scenes for In-Park Experiences: where the Conservatory participants will see up close how the performing arts bring our parks to life. From viewings of shows, atmosphere entertainment, parades, and attractions, participants will view our live entertainment experiences through the eyes of those who created them, and learn to recognize the elements of a great show.
Sound like a dream come true? Of course, it is! This week Zack is hard at work looking for the perfect 16 bar musical theater song that showcases his talents and he’s looking for your help. If you have the perfect song that a 6’4” tap dancing lover of all things Disney should do, let us know here. Next week, we will take you along as he picks the song, and just what goes into getting THE audition of a lifetime not just practically, perfect in every way!
UPDATE: Zack’s week-long journey and training with the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory opened the door to his future dreams. Several years later, he was accepted into the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World as an entertainer and dancer and after two back-to-back programs, he was offered a position as a full-time Cast Member at Walt Disney World where you can find him on most days at Disney’s Hollywood Studios making magic for guests each and every day.