Auditions & Workshops

"Our children have been a part of Utah COPA from the beginning. They receive high quality training from excellent, accredited teachers in voice, dance & acting. Their mentoring has resulted in our children winning acting competitions and receiving lead roles. Utah COPA is helping them develop their talents and reach their goals." - Scharman & Matt Grimmer, Parents

FREE WORKSHOP WEEK
MDT / Dance / Pop / COPA Youth Theatre
May 7th – May 10th 2018 – Open to the Public!
*please arrive 15 minutes early

MONDAY, MAY 7TH
4:15-5:15 Dance Workshop for Ages 4-7 -Twinkle Star Combo
4:00-5:30 MDT Workshop for Ages 12-18 -Tips for Becoming a Strong Singer
4:30-5:30 MDT Workshop for Ages 8-11 -Acting, Playing Shakespeare
5:30-7:00 MDT Workshop for Ages 12-18 -Acting, Playing Shakespeare
5:30-6:30 MDT Workshop for Ages 8-11 -Tips for Becoming a Stronger Singer

TUESDAY, MAY 8TH
4:00-5:30 Advanced Ballet Workshop -Ages 13-18
4:00-5:30 Advanced Ballet Workshop -Ages 8-12
4:15-5:15 Dance Parent Meeting for prospective company members
4:15-5:15 Twinkle Star Dance Combo -Ages 4-7
4:30-5:30 Beginning Jazz Workshop -Ages 13-18
4:30-5:30 Beginning Jazz Workshop -Ages 8-12
5:30-6:30 Beginning Ballet Workshop -Ages 13-18
5:30-6:30 Beginning Ballet Workshop -Ages 8-12
5:30-7:00 Advanced Jazz Workshop -Ages 13-18
5:30-7:00 Advanced Jazz Workshop -Ages 8-12

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9TH
4:15-5:15 MDT Princesses and Pirates Workshop -Ages 4-7
4:30-5:30 COPA Youth Theatre Workshop -Ages 8-11
4:30-5:30 Audition Workshop for Parents (kids can attend with parents)
5:30-7:00 COPA Youth Theatre Workshop -Ages 12-18

THURSDAY MAY 10TH
4:00-6:00 MDT Mock Vocal & Dance Audition Workshop -Ages 12-18
4:00-6:00 MDT Mock Vocal & Dance Audition Workshop -Ages 8-11
4:15-5:15 MDT Princesses and Pirates Workshop -Ages 4-7
4:30-5:30 MDT Parent Meeting for prospective company members
5:45-6:00 Parents may watch the MDT Mock Audition Workshop at 5:45
6:00-7:30 Pop Songwriting/ Artist Development Workshop -Ages 12-18
6:30-7:30 Pop Hip Hop Workshop -Ages 8-11
7:00-8:00 Pop Parent Meeting for prospective company members
7:30-8:30 Pop Hip Hop Workshop -Ages 12-18
7:30-8:30 Pop Songwriting Workshop -Ages 8-11

PARENT MEETINGS
Join us for the Parent Information Meetings!
Parent meetings are primarily for parents who are new to COPA.
We will be giving an overview of the 2018-2019 performing year.
Company information meetings will be held at the American Fork COPA building on the dates listed in the workshop schedule.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Tips for Becoming a Strong Singer:
Have you ever wanted to discover all that your voice can do? Join us on a journey of vocal exploration. The voice is a miraculous instrument with unlimited possibilities.

Playing Shakespeare:
Acting workshop designed to bring Shakespeare to life for students of all ages, utilizing educational techniques developed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Based largely on the works of Fiona Banks, who describes educational work at The Globe as being ” … always active and inclusive – each student finds their own way into Shakespeare – focusing on speaking, moving and performing rather than reading.” Hone your acting skills using the best material ever written for actors – Shakespeare!

Princesses and Pirates:
Here ye, Here ye! Come as yer favorite princess or pirate
while ye dance and sing yer hearts out.

Audition Workshop for Parents:
Come learn the tricks of the trade from Utah COPA’s Musical Theatre Academy Director Katie Higbee. She will walk you through the in’s and out’s of the audition process including, headshots, resumes, agents, finding out about auditions, choosing material and building confidence in your kids.

Mock Audition Vocal Workshop:
Learn a section of a Broadway song in an audition setting and have the chance to sing the song as a soloist or small group with feedback.

Mock Audition Dance Workshop:
Join us while we learn choreography to the Broadway number in the vocal workshop and “mock” audition in small groups with feedback.

CLICK HERE for a PDF of our Workshops.

FREE WORKSHOP WEEK
MDT / Dance / Pop / COPA Youth Theatre
May 7th – May 10th 2018 – Open to the Public!
*please arrive 15 minutes early

Monday May 7th
4:00-5:00 MDT “Acting Out” Workshop – Ages 8-11
4:00-5:00 MDT “Live the Lyrics” Vocal Workshop – Ages 12-18
5:00-6:00 MDT “Live the Lyrics” Vocal Workshop – Ages 8-11
5:00-6:00 MDT “Acting Out” Workshop – Ages 12-18

Tuesday May 8th
4:00-5:00 MDT “Princesses & Pirates” Workshop – Ages 3-7
4:00-5:00 MDT “Broadway Bound Vocals” Workshop – Ages 12-18
4:00-5:00 MDT “So You Think You Can’t Tap” Workshop – Ages 8-11
5:00-6:00 MDT “Broadway Bound Vocals” Workshop – Ages 8-11
5:00-6:00 MDT “So You Think You Can’t Tap” Workshop – Ages 12-18

Wednesday May 9th
4:15-5:15 Creative Dance Workshop – Ages 5-7
4:30-5:30 Parent Meeting for those interested in Draper Dance Companies
4:30-5:00 Warm Up Dance Workshop – Ages 8-18
5:00-5:30 Jazz Dance Workshop – Ages 11+
5:00-5:30 Hip Hop Dance Workshop – Ages 8-10
5:30-6:00 Hip Hop Dance Workshop – Ages 11+
5:30-6:00 Jazz Dance Workshop – Ages 8-10

Thursday May 10th
6:30-7:30 MDT Mock Audition Vocal Workshop – Ages 8-12
6:30-7:30 MDT Mock Audition Dance Workshop – Ages 13-18
7:00-8:00 Parent Meeting for those interested in Draper MDT & POP Companies
7:30-8:30 MDT Mock Audition Dance Workshop – Ages 8-12
7:30-8:30 MDT Mock Audition Vocal Workshop – Ages 13-18
8:30-8:45 MDT Show and Tell Workshop for Parents to watch kids

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Princesses and Pirates:
Here ye, Here ye! Come as yer favorite princess or pirate while ye dance and sing yer hearts out.

Acting Out:
Bring your drama here! Join us for a great workshop as we cover the fundamentals of acting!

Live the Lyrics:
Learn to tell a story through your song. A voice alone is beautiful, but a voice with a story is inspiring.

Broadway Bound Vocals:
Join as we learn the fundamentals of a great musical theatre sound! All levels of ability are welcome.

So You Think You Can’t Tap:
Sign up for tap to see how fun and easy it can be. Learn how to play the rhythms of your favorite songs with your feet!

Mock Audition Vocal Workshop:
Learn a section of a Broadway song in an audition setting and have the chance to sing the song as a soloist or small group with feedback.

Mock Audition Dance Workshop:
Join us while we learn choreography to the Broadway number in the vocal workshop and “mock” audition in small groups with feedback.

CLICK HERE for a PDF of our Workshops.

MDT COMPANY AUDITIONS – AMERICAN FORK

DAY 1: Monday, May 14th
LEARN DANCES
All Ages 3rd – 12th: 3:00 – 6:30
Jazz, Ballet, MDT Combos

DAY 2: Thursday, MAY 17th
AUDITION DAY
3rd – 5th Grade: 4:00-7:30
6th – 8th Grade: 6:00-9:00
9th – 12th Grade: 2:30-5:30

AUDITION PREP! HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION:
1. Attend new parent meeting on Thursday, May 10th at 4:30pm
2. Come to our free MDT workshops – see schedule below
3. Prepare a 30-45 sec musical theatre or Disney song.
4. Bring your music on a digital karaoke track, mp3, or use the COPA app
5. Bring dance clothes to change into – wearing ballet and or jazz shoes is encouraged
6. Headshot and resume are optional

FREE AMERICAN FORK MDT WORKSHOPS
*please arrive 15 minutes early

MONDAY, MAY 7th
4:00-5:30 MDT Workshop for Ages 12-18 -Tips for Becoming a Strong Singer
4:30-5:30 MDT Workshop for Ages 8-11 – Playing Shakespeare
5:30-7:00 MDT Workshop for Ages 12-18 – Playing Shakespeare
5:30-6:30 MDT Workshop for Ages 8-11 -Tips for Becoming a Strong Singer

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9th
4:15-5:15 MDT Princesses & Pirates Workshop -Ages 4-7
4:30-5:30 CYT Theatre Workshop with Rodger Sorensen -Ages 8-11
4:30-5:30 Audition Workshop for Parents (kids can attend with parents)
5:30-7:00 CYT Theatre Workshop with Rodger Sorensen -Ages 12-18

THURSDAY, MAY 10th
4:00-6:00 MDT Mock Vocal & Dance Audition Workshop (parents may watch at 5:45) – Ages 8-11 & 12-18
4:15-5:15 MDT Princesses & Pirates Workshop -Ages 4-7
4:30-5:30 MDT Parent Meeting for Prospective Company Members

CLICK HERE for a PDF of our AF MDT Auditions.

MDT COMPANY AUDITIONS – DRAPER
Saturday, May 19th

3rd – 6th Grade:
9:30 Check-in
10:00-11 :30 Vocal Auditions
11 :30-12:30 Dance Auditions

7th – 12th Grade:
11:15 Check-in
11:30-1 :00 Vocal Auditions
1 :00-2:00 Dance Auditions

AUDITION PREP! HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION:
1. Attend New Parent Meeting on Thursday, May 10th at 7:00pm
2. Come to Our Free MDT Workshops – see schedule below
3. Prepare a 30-45 sec Musical Theatre or Disney Song.
4. Bring your music on a digital karaoke track, mp3, or use the COPA app
5. Bring dance clothes to change into – wearing ballet and or jazz shoes is encouraged
6. Headshot and Resume are optional

FREE DRAPER MDT WORKSHOPS
*please arrive 15 minutes early

MONDAY, MAY 7th
4:00-5:00 MDT “Acting Out” Workshop -Ages 8-11
4:00-5:00 MDT “Live the Lyrics” Vocal Workshop -Ages 12-18
5:00-6:00 MDT “Live the Lyrics” Vocal Workshop -Ages 8-11
5:00-6:00 MDT “Acting Out” Workshop -Ages 12-18

TUESDAY, MAY 8th
4:00-5:00 MDT “Princesses & Pirates” Workshop -Ages 3-7
4:00-5:00 MDT “Broadway Bound Vocals” Workshop -Ages 12-18
4:00-5:00 MDT “So You Think You Can’t Tap” Workshop -Ages 8-11
5:00-6:00 MDT “Broadway Bound Vocals” Workshop -Ages 8-11
5:00-6:00 MDT “So You Think You Can’t Tap” Workshop -Ages 12-18

THURSDAY, MAY 10th
6:30-7:30 MDT Mock Audition Vocal Workshop -Ages 8-12
6:30-7:30 MDT Mock Audition Dance Workshop -Ages 13-18
7:00-8:00 Parent Meeting for those interested in Draper MDT Companies
7:30-8:30 MDT Mock Audition Dance Workshop -Ages 8-12
7:30-8:30 MDT Mock Audition Vocal Workshop -Ages 13-18
8:30-8:45 MDT Show and Tell Workshop for Parents to watch kids

CLICK HERE for a PDF of our Draper MDT Auditions.

DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS – AMERICAN FORK

DAY 1: Monday, May 14th
LEARNING DAY
3:30 Check-in for ages 5-7
4:00-5:30 Learn Dances

3:00 Check-in for ages 8-12
3:30-5:30 Learn Dances

3:00 Check-in for ages 13+
3:30-5:30 Learn Dances

DAY 2: Tuesday, MAY 15th
AUDITION DAY
4:00 Check-in ages 5-7
Audition from 4:15-5:30

5:15 Check-in ages 8-12
Audition from 5:30-7:15

7:00 Check-in ages 13+
Audition from 7:15-9:00

AUDITION PREP! HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION:
1. Attend New Parent Meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 4:15pm
2. Come to Our Free Dance Workshops – see schedule below
3. Wear dance attire on May14th & May 15th – bring ballet, jazz, and tap shoes if possible

FREE AMERICAN FORK DANCE WORKSHOPS
*please arrive 15 minutes early

MONDAY, MAY 7TH
4:15-5:15 Dance Workshop for Ages 4-7 – Twinkle Star Combo

TUESDAY, MAY 8TH
3:45-4:30 Dance Workshop -All Ages
4:00-5:30 Advanced Ballet Workshop -Ages 8-12 & 13-18
4:15-5:15 Dance Parent Meeting for prospective company members
4:15-5:15 Twinkle Star Dance Combo -Ages 4-7
4:30-5:30 Beginning Jazz Workshop -Ages 8-12 & 13-18
5:30-6:30 Beginning Ballet Workshop -Ages 8-12 & 13-18
5:30-7:00 Advanced Jazz Workshop -Ages 8-12 & 13-18

THURSDAY, MAY 10TH
4:00-6:00 MDT Mock Vocal & Dance Audition Workshop -Ages 8-11 & 12-18
4:15-5:15 MDT Princesses & Pirates Workshop -Ages 4-7
5:45-6:00 Parents may watch the MDT Mock Audition Workshop at 5:45
6:30-7:30 Pop Hip Hop Workshop -Ages 8-11
7:30-8:30 Pop Hip Hop Workshop -Ages 12-18

CLICK HERE for a PDF of our AF Dance Auditions.

DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS – DRAPER
*Ages 5-7 Only Audition On Saturday, But Ages 8+ Audition On Both Friday & Saturday*

DAY 1: Friday, May 18th
AUDITION DAY
3:30 Check-in Ages 11+ 4:00-5: 15 Ballet Audition
4:45 Check-in Ages 8-10 5: 15-6:30 Ballet Audition

DAY 2: Saturday, May 19
AUDITION DAY
9:30 Check-in Ages 5-7
10:00-11 :00 Ballet & Jazz Audition

10:30 Check-in Ages 8-10
11 :00-1 :00 Jazz & Hip Hop Audition

12:30 Check-in Ages 11+
1 :00-3:00 Jazz & Hip Hop Audition

AUDITION PREP! HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION:
1. Attend New Parent Meeting on Wednesday May 9th at 4:30pm
2. Come to our Free Dance Workshops – see schedule below
3. Wear dance attire on May 18th and/or May 19th – For ballet, wear black leotards with pink tights. You may pull on shorts or pants for jazz and hip hop. Ballet shoes, jazz shoes or socks, and tennis shoes needed. Please pull hair away from face.

FREE DRAPER MDT WORKSHOPS
*please arrive 15 minutes early

MONDAY, MAY 7th
4:00-5:00 MDT “Acting Out” Workshop -Ages 8-11
4:00-5:00 MDT “Live the Lyrics” Vocal Workshop -Ages 12-18
5:00-6:00 MDT “Live the Lyrics” Vocal Workshop -Ages 8-11
5:00-6:00 MDT “Acting Out” Workshop -Ages 12-18

TUESDAY, MAY 8th
4:00-5:00 MDT “Princesses & Pirates” Workshop -Ages 3-7
4:00-5:00 MDT “Broadway Bound Vocals” Workshop -Ages 12-18
4:00-5:00 MDT “So You Think You Can’t Tap” Workshop -Ages 8-11
5:00-6:00 MDT “Broadway Bound Vocals” Workshop -Ages 8-11
5:00-6:00 MDT “So You Think You Can’t Tap” Workshop -Ages 12-18

THURSDAY, MAY 10th
6:30-7:30 MDT Mock Audition Vocal Workshop -Ages 8-12
6:30-7:30 MDT Mock Audition Dance Workshop -Ages 13-18
7:00-8:00 Parent Meeting for those interested in Draper MDT Companies
7:30-8:30 MDT Mock Audition Dance Workshop -Ages 8-12
7:30-8:30 MDT Mock Audition Vocal Workshop -Ages 13-18
8:30-8:45 MDT Show and Tell Workshop for Parents to watch kids

CLICK HERE for a PDF of our Draper Dance Auditions.

POP COMPANY AUDITIONS – AMERICAN FORK
Thursday, May 17th

4th-8th Graders:
Auditions will be from 4:30-6:30
Vocals 4:30-5:30
Company Auditions 5:30-6:30

9th-12th Graders:
Auditions will be from 3:30-5:30
Vocals 3:30-4:30
Company Auditions 4:30-5:30

AUDITION PREP! HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION:
1. Attend New Parent Meeting on Thursday May 10th at 7:00pm
2. Come to Our Free POP Workshops – see schedule below
3. Prepare a 30-45 sec Pop Song.
4. Bring your music on a digital karaoke track, mp3, or use the COPA app
5. If desired, bring comfortable clothes you can easily move in for the company audition
6. Headshot and Resume are optional

FREE AMERICAN FORK POP WORKSHOPS
*please arrive 15 minutes early

THURSDAY, MAY 10TH
4:00-6:00 MDT Mock Vocal & Dance Audition Workshop -Ages 12-18
4:00-6:00 MDT Mock Vocal & Dance Audition Workshop -Ages 8-11
5:45-6:00 Parents may watch the MDT Mock Audition Workshop at 5:45
6:00-7:30 Pop Songwriting/ Artist Development Workshop -Ages 12-18
6:30-7:30 Pop Hip Hop Workshop -Ages 8-11
7:00-8:00 Pop Parent Meeting for prospective company members
7:30-8:30 Pop Hip Hop Workshop -Ages 12-18
7:30-8:30 Pop Songwriting Workshop -Ages 8-11

CLICK HERE for a PDF of our AF POP Company Auditions.

POP COMPANY AUDITIONS – DRAPER
Saturday, May 19th

9:30 Check-in 3rd-6th Graders
10:00-11 :30 Vocal Auditions
11 :30-12:30 Dance Auditions

11:15 Check-in 7th-12th Graders
11 :30-1 :00 Vocal Auditions
1 :00-2:00 Dance Auditions

AUDITION PREP! HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION:
1. Attend New Parent Meeting on Thursday May 10th at 7:00pm
2. Come to Our Free POP Workshops – see schedule below
3. Prepare a 30-45 sec Pop Song.
4. Bring your music on a digital karaoke track, mp3, or use the COPA app
5. If desired, bring comfortable clothes you can easily move in for the company audition
6. Headshot and Resume are optional

FREE DRAPER POP WORKSHOPS
*please arrive 15 minutes early

MONDAY, MAY 7th
4:00-5:00 MDT “Live the Lyrics” Vocal Workshop -Ages 12-18
5:00-6:00 MDT “Live the Lyrics” Vocal Workshop -Ages 8-11

TUESDAY, MAY 8th
4:00-5:00 MDT “So You Think You Can’t Tap” Workshop -Ages 8-11
5:00-6:00 MDT “So You Think You Can’t Tap” Workshop -Ages 12-18

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9th
4:15-5:15 Creative Dance Workshop -Ages 5-7
5:00-5:30 Hip Hop Dance Workshop -Ages 8-10
5:30-6:00 Hip Hop Dance Workshop -Ages 11 +

THURSDAY, MAY 10th
7:00-8:00 Parent Meeting for those interested in Draper POP Companies

CLICK HERE for a PDF of our Draper POP Company Auditions.