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All accepted and deposited students have access to our student portal. Here, parents and students can access their updated invoice and find financial assistance and scholarship information. If you have any questions regarding payments, scholarships, or financial assistance, please contact our Student Accounts teams in NYC and LA, Debra Mack at debra@amda.edu (NY & Virtual) and Laura Talavera at ltalavera@amda.edu (LA).

Please complete all requested forms for your program. These forms can be found in your Student Portal. All forms are due 4 weeks prior to the start of the student’s respective program.

Please select your respective program for more information on arrival & departure, airport travel, packing lists, commuter students and more! The information below is for in-person programs only.

  • Summer Conservatory (On-Campus) +

    A completed Travel-Commuter form is required for all students attending the NY or LA Summer Programs, including commuters.

    • Travel-Commuter Form +

      A completed Travel-Commuter form is required for all students attending the NY or LA Summer Programs, including commuters. Travel Form
    • Drop-Off/Pick-Up +

      • The housing locations for each campus are currently TBD.
      • The arrival & departure times you see below are general. All deposited students will receive a welcome email one week prior to their start date with a more detailed schedule.
        • Boarding Commuters
          Orientation Day Session 1 : Jul 2, 2023 Session 1 : Jul 2, 2023
          Session 2 : Jul 16, 2023 Session 2 : Jul 16, 2023
          Session 3 : Jul 30, 2023 Session 3 : Jul 30, 2023
          Orientation Day Drop Off Drop off between 10am - 1pm

          If flying, please book flights to arrive between these time frames to the following airports:
          • NY Students: LGA Airport
          • LA Students: LAX Airport
          *Please see Plane Travel Details below for more infomation
          Drop off between 12pm - 1pm
          Orientation Day Pickup N/A Pick up between 9:45pm - 10pm
          Daily Drop Off N/A Drop off each day between 7:45 - 8:15am
          *Please join us for breakfast!
          Daily Pick Up N/A See schedule in welcome email for details
          Departure Day Session 1 : Jul 15, 2023 Session 1 : Jul 15, 2023
          Session 2 : Jul 29, 2023 Session 2 : Jul 29, 2023
          Session 3 : Aug 12, 2023 Session 3 : Aug 12, 2023
          Departure Day Pick Up Pick up between 9am-1pm
          * If flying, please book flights to depart between the above time frame from the same airports listed for arrival
          Students are welcome to come to campus the morning of the departure to say their goodbyes to fellow students. Otherwise, they can be picked up after their final presentation day.
    • Parking information +

    • Packing List +

        Students staying in On-Campus housing will want to be sure to pack the following items. Commuter students should have these on hand, and will be informed daily of the next day’s requirements.

        • General Items
          • Spending money for snacks and incidentals
          • Backpack or duffle bag
          • Umbrella or rain jacket (for NY)
          • Visa Pre-Paid Card (for discretionary spending)
          • Sunscreen & hat
          • A copy of your COVID 19 vaccination card
          • Health insurance information (if you have it)
        • Housing Items (For Students Staying In On-Campus Housing)
          • Linens (sheets & blanket): standard twin-size for NY and twin XL for LA
            • We do not provide linens - you must bring your own. Please see shipping information below if you would like to send ahead of time.
          • Pillow(s)
          • Towels
          • Toiletries
          • Shower shoes (for communal showers)
          • Hangers
          • Roll of quarters & detergent for on-campus laundry
        • Classroom Supplies
          • Spiral notebook and 1.5" 3-ring binder for papers, scripts, music, etc.
          • Pens, pencils and highlighters
          • Recording device (a cell phone may be used)
        • Clothing & Program-Specific Items
          Final Performance Attire
          • Black Dress Slacks (all students)
          • Jewel Toned Button-Up Dress Shirt or Blouse
            • Jewel tones include variations of red, yellow, green, blue, and purple that range from mid-tones to deep, saturated shades
            • For lighting purposes, please bring a white tank top or fitted t-shirt to go underneath your dress shirt or blouse
          • Black Dress Heels with a Strap, Black Hard-Soled Dress Shoes, or Black Character Shoes
          • Black Socks, or Black Hose or Tights

          Daily Attire

            Students should be dressed in comfortable, classroom-appropriate attire that allows for comfortable movement and physical exploration.

            • Black Leggings, Black Sweatpants, or Black Jazz Pants (other colors are allowed)
            • Comfortable tshirts & tank tops (please see below for specifics on what is allowed)
            • Dresses, skirts & shorts below finger-tip length
              • Students may want to wear bike shorts under dresses & skirts to allow for comfortable movement
            • Athletic Shoes
            • A nice outfit to wear to a show!

          *If you don’t have any of the above items, please do not feel the need to go out and purchase. We will work with what you have!

          Additional Attire for Dance students -
            All dance students will receive instruction across styles. Since the dance program explores many styles and techniques, all dance students should come prepared with the following:

            *The below attire will be use for both daily classes as well as final performances

            • 2 Black Leotards OR 2 Black or White Fitted t-shirts
            • 5 Solid Color Tanks, Tees, or Leotards (or a mixture of the three)
            • Pink and Black Tights (convertible)
            • Black Dance Shorts (mid-thigh or above - full coverage) OR Dance Belt
            • Black Full-Length Jazz Pants
            • Black Sweats or Harem Pants
            • Black Jazz Shoes
            • Heeled Character Shoes
            • Black Dance Boots or Sneakers
            • Footies / Dance Paws
            • Black Tap Shoes (experienced tappers only)
            • Loose, layered dancewear in the style and color of your choice

            Students may be asked to pull from their own closet items of clothing that are appropriate for a particular character or class. When in doubt, professional attire is your best bet!

          Inappropriate Student Attire:
            Inappropriate Student Attire: Student attire should - at all times - be appropriate for the professional standards that are in place at AMDA's New York City and Los Angeles Campuses. Please see the below list for items to avoid.

            Please avoid the following:
            • Revealing clothing
            • Spaghetti straps
            • Crop tops
            • Bandeaus
            • Mini-skirt/short shorts (must be past fingertip length)
            • Flip-flops
            • Clothing with rips, tears, or holes
            • Open-toed shoes
            • Clothing styles and/or jewelry that are disruptive, detrimental, or injurious to the purpose of the educational program
            • Clothing that does not adequately cover the body or allows undergarments to be shown is considered inappropriate attire
            • Any clothing that advertises or promotes alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, violence, and obscene or questionable language
    • Shipping Information +

      • Students staying in On-Campus housing who would like to ship supplies or care packages prior to the start of their program may mail packages as early as 2 weeks prior to the start of the session.
        • For New York Students, please address packages as follows:
          Attention High School Summer Conservatory
          Student’s Full Name
          117 W 70th Street
          New York, NY 10023
        • For Los Angeles Students, please address packages as follows:
          Attention High School Summer Conservatory
          Student’s Full Name
          6305 Yucca Street
          Los Angeles, CA 90028
    • Plane Travel Details +

      • Flights must be booked to arrive at either LAX (LA Campus) or La Guardia (NY Campus) Airports between 9am and 1pm on the first day of the session, and between the same time frames for departure on the last day.
      • We cannot accommodate transportation from any other airport or location.
      • Upon arrival, students should make sure that their cell phones are turned on and proceed to baggage claim. Our team will be waiting there wearing lime green AMDA t-shirts. You can’t miss them!
      • Phone numbers for our travel team as well as all on site operational staff will be provided in your welcome email sent one week prior to the start date of your intended program.
    • Commuter STUDENTS +

      • On a daily basis, all commuter students will report to a designated counselor upon arrival to the address listed in their welcome email.
      • Nightly departure times will vary depending on the schedule, and will be communicated to you by your counselors during orientation.
      • 3 meals a day plus snacks are included in the tuition for commuter students. The meal plan is required for ALL students.
      • All commuter students must fill out a Travel-Commuter form, found in your Student Portal.
    • MEDICATIONS & HEALTH TEAM REQUESTS +

      • ALL medications (prescription or over the counter) must come in their original containers/prescribed bottles
      • We cannot accept medications that have been put in anything other than its original/prescribed containers.
      • ALL prescription medications that were not originally listed on the uploaded physician form MUST be accompanied with a note from their medical provider (either an NP or MD) stating:
        • The patient’s name, medication name and dosage
        • When it is to be taken and in what frequency
        • That the student is able to self-administer the medication under the supervision of a health team member
      • Please bring along a copy of your Covid 19 Vaccination proof (Both doses as well as a booster are required for attendance)
      • A gentle reminder that:
        • We are a caffeine free campus
        • We often spend time outside; we highly recommend bringing hats and sunscreen
      • Vaccination Exemptions
        • If the student is not vaccinated against Covid 19 due to health reasons, please inform us and we will look further into if we can allow any exceptions
        • Exemptions are not allowed for the MMR, Meningococcal, TDAP & Varicella immunizations listed on the physician form
    • Orientation Day Schedule +

      The schedule below is an example of what orientation day will look like. A more detailed schedule will be sent in your Welcome Email one week prior to your intended start date.

      Orientation Schedule
  • After School Conservatory (On-Campus) +

    • Drop-Off/Pick-Up +

      • The locations for housing for each campus are currently TBD.
      • Drop-Off Location Drop-Off Time
        244 W 54th Street, New York,
        NY 10019
        3:30pm – 3:45pm
        Our staff will meet students in front of the building to take them to class.
    • Packing List +

      • Students attending the After School Program will want to be sure to bring the following items:
        • Classroom Supplies
          • Spiral notebook and 1.5" 3-ring binder for papers, scripts, music, etc.
          • Pens, pencils and highlighters
          • Recording device (a cell phone may be used at the discretion of the instructor)
          • Small hand mirror (for Voice Production and Speech class)
        • Clothing & Program-Specific Items
          Final Performance Attire
          • Black Dress Slacks (all students)
          • Jewel Toned Button-Up Dress Shirt or Blouse
            • Jewel tones include variations of red, yellow, green, blue, and purple that range from mid-tones to deep, saturated shades
            • For lighting purposes, please bring a white tank top or fitted t-shirt to go underneath your dress shirt or blouse
          • Black Dress Heels with a Strap, Black Hard-Soled Dress Shoes, or Black Character Shoes
          • Black Socks, or Black Hose or Tights

          Daily Attire

            Students should be dressed in comfortable, classroom-appropriate attire that allows for comfortable movement and physical exploration.

            • Black Leggings, Black Sweatpants, or Black Jazz Pants (other colors are allowed)
            • Comfortable tshirts & tank tops (please see below for specifics on what is allowed)
            • Dresses, skirts & shorts below finger-tip length
              • Students may want to wear bike shorts under dresses & skirts to allow for comfortable movement
            • Athletic Shoes
            • A nice outfit to wear to a show!

          *If you don’t have any of the above items, please do not feel the need to go out and purchase. We will work with what you have!

          Inappropriate Student Attire:
            Inappropriate Student Attire: Student attire should - at all times - be appropriate for the professional standards that are in place at AMDA's New York City and Los Angeles Campuses. Please see the below list for items to avoid.

            Please avoid the following:
            • Revealing clothing
            • Spaghetti straps
            • Crop tops
            • Bandeaus
            • Mini-skirt/short shorts (must be past fingertip length)
            • Flip-flops
            • Clothing with rips, tears, or holes
            • Open-toed shoes
            • Clothing styles and/or jewelry that are disruptive, detrimental, or injurious to the purpose of the educational program
            • Clothing that does not adequately cover the body or allows undergarments to be shown is considered inappropriate attire
            • Any clothing that advertises or promotes alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, violence, and obscene or questionable language
  • Pop-Up Conservatory +

    • Drop-Off/Pick-Up +

      • Drop off Location: TBD
      • Drop off Time: TBD
      • Pick up Location: TBD
      • Pick up Time: TBD
    • Parking information +

      • Parking availability is dependent on the policies of the hotel location.
    • Packing List +

      • Students attending the Pop-Up Program will want to be sure to bring the following items:
        • Classroom Supplies
          • Spiral notebook and 1.5" 3-ring binder for papers, scripts, music, etc.
          • Pens, pencils and highlighters
          • Recording device (a cell phone may be used at the discretion of the instructor)
          • Small hand mirror (for Voice Production and Speech class)
        • Clothing & Program-Specific Items
          Final Performance Attire
          • Black Dress Slacks (all students)
          • Jewel Toned Button-Up Dress Shirt or Blouse
            • Jewel tones include variations of red, yellow, green, blue, and purple that range from mid-tones to deep, saturated shades
            • For lighting purposes, please bring a white tank top or fitted t-shirt to go underneath your dress shirt or blouse
          • Black Dress Heels with a Strap, Black Hard-Soled Dress Shoes, or Black Character Shoes
          • Black Socks, or Black Hose or Tights

          Daily Attire

            Students should be dressed in comfortable, classroom-appropriate attire that allows for comfortable movement and physical exploration.

            • Black Leggings, Black Sweatpants, or Black Jazz Pants (other colors are allowed)
            • Comfortable tshirts & tank tops (please see below for specifics on what is allowed)
            • Dresses, skirts & shorts below finger-tip length
              • Students may want to wear bike shorts under dresses & skirts to allow for comfortable movement
            • Athletic Shoes
            • A nice outfit to wear to a show!

          *If you don’t have any of the above items, please do not feel the need to go out and purchase. We will work with what you have!

          Inappropriate Student Attire:
            Inappropriate Student Attire: Student attire should - at all times - be appropriate for the professional standards that are in place at AMDA's New York City and Los Angeles Campuses. Please see the below list for items to avoid.

            Please avoid the following:
            • Revealing clothing
            • Spaghetti straps
            • Crop tops
            • Bandeaus
            • Mini-skirt/short shorts (must be past fingertip length)
            • Flip-flops
            • Clothing with rips, tears, or holes
            • Open-toed shoes
            • Clothing styles and/or jewelry that are disruptive, detrimental, or injurious to the purpose of the educational program
            • Clothing that does not adequately cover the body or allows undergarments to be shown is considered inappropriate attire
            • Any clothing that advertises or promotes alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, violence, and obscene or questionable language

Educational Experience

    • On-Campus: Students will be traveling from their housing locations to our classroom locations for the entirety of their classes each day. All assignments and announcements will be given during class.
    • Online: Students will be provided an AMDA Gmail account to access GoogleClassrooms, where all of the student assignments, announcements, and Zoom links will be posted.
    • Pop-Up: Students will be meeting at the pop-up location address given to them prior to the start of the program. The entirety of the classes will be at this location. All assignments and announcements will be given during class.

College Audition Experience

    • On-Campus & Pop-Up: Students will have the opportunity to audition at the end of their program for adjudicators live, with the opportunity to gain experience and possibly gain acceptance to more of our AMDA High School Conservatory Programs and/or the AMDA College of the Performing Arts!
    • Online: Students will have the opportunity to submit a self-tape audition at the end of their program to gain experience and possibly gain acceptance to more of our AMDA High School Conservatory Programs and/or the AMDA College of the Performing Arts!
    • For more information on the audition process, click on the button below: Audition Experience

Performance Experiences

    • On-Campus Final Presentation: Students will participate in a final presentation at a location in each of their respective cities. Families and friends will be invited to attend the presentation on the last day of the session. All final presentations will be recorded and sent to families a few months after the program is complete.
    • Online Final Presentation: Students will record in class and at home. Families and friends will be invited to a watch party to view the presentation on the last day of the session. All final presentations will have permanent links made and will be sent to families a few months after the program is complete.
    • Pop-Up Final Presentation: Students will have the opportunity to present the material they have been working on in class to family and friends.
    • AMDA Grooves AMDA Grooves is a presentation that provides all students a wonderful opportunity to audition and possibly perform their own selection in a culminated, unique performance of works at the midpoint of the session for their peers. This performance opportunity is only offered in select programs. Please View this PDF to learn more about the AMDA Grooves audition opportunity.

Cultural Experience

    • On-Campus: While on campus, students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities. Some may include but are not limited to shows, museums, amusement parks, tours, etc.
    • Online: While in the programs, we encourage students to bond with one another through social game nights, watch parties, etc. Students will also have exclusive access to Online AMDA performances, alumni speakers from across the globe, etc.
    • Pop-Up: Depending on the Pop-Up location, students will have the opportunity to do a live or Online tour of our AMDA campus at the end of the program.

During each session, we will post photos of students here. These photos are password protected, which we will communicate to students/parents at the beginning of each session.