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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 Associate Director of Student Accounts in NYC and LA, Debra Mack at debra@amda.edu.

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.

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 (On Campus Summer Program Only) +

    • Drop-Off/Pick-Up +

      • The locations for housing for each campus are currently TBD.
        • Boarding Commuters
          Orientation Day Session 1: July 3, 2022 Session 1: July 3, 2022
          Session 2: July 17, 2022 Session 2: July 17, 2022
          Session 3: July 31, 2022 Session 3: July 31, 2022
          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
          *If needing another airport, please call us and we will see if we can accommodate a pick up, if necessary
          Drop off between 1pm - 2pm
          Orientation Day Pickup N/A Pick up between 9:45pm - 10pm
          Daily Drop Off N/A Drop off each day between 8am - 8:15am
          *Welcome to join us for breakfast
          Daily Pick Up N/A Pick up between 9:30pm and 10pm
          Departure Day Session 1: July 16, 2022 Session 1: July 16, 2022
          Session 2: July 30, 2022 Session 2: July 30, 2022
          Session 3: August 13, 2022 Session 3: August 13, 2022
          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 +

      • You are welcome to use any of the garages near our locations. Please see the following page for information on parking:
      • Parking Info
    • Packing List +

        Students staying in On-Campus housing will want to be sure to pack the following items, while Commuter students 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)
        • Housing Items (For Students Staying In On-Campus Housing)
          • Linens (sheets & blanket): standard twin-size for NY and twin XL for LA
          • 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 at the discretion of the instructor)
          • Small hand mirror (for Voice Production and Speech class)
        • Clothing & Program-Specific Items
            Dress Code:
          • Students should be dressed in comfortable, classroom-appropriate attire that allows for comfortable movement and physical exploration.

            All Students (all programs) - All students should come prepared with the following:
            • Black Dress Slacks
            • Solid Color Button-Up Dress Shirt or Blouse
            • Black Dress Heels with a Strap, Black Hard-Soled Dress Shoes, or Character Shoes
            • White Fitted Tank Top
            • Black Leggings, Black Sweatpants, or Black Jazz Pants
            • Black Socks, or Black Hose or Tights
            • Athletic Shoes
            • A nice outfit to wear to a show!

            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:
            • 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: 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/shorts
            • 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 +

      • Transit from the airport to campus & back is available for students only (additional $130 each way).
      • Please book flights to arrive on the first day of your chosen session between 10am - 1pm and to depart on the last day of your session between 9am-1pm
      • LA Students please arrive and depart from LAX Airport
      • NY Students please arrive and depart from LGA Airport
      • If you need to use a different airport or time frame for pick-up/drop-off, please let us know so that we can see if we are able to accommodate.
      • Upon arrival, students should ensure their cellphones are turned on and remain at the baggage claim designated for their flight until located by an AMDA staff member.
      • If your flight is delayed or you have any concerns upon arrival, please call our NYC and LA airport teams – phone numbers will be provided on our website.
    • Commuters +

      • On a daily basis, students should arrive and depart from the TBD location.
        • All commuter students must fill out a Travel-Commuter form, found in your Student Portal.
    • Orientation Day 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
        Open Jar Studios
        1601 Broadway, 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
            Dress Code:
          • Students should be dressed in comfortable, classroom-appropriate attire that allows for comfortable movement and physical exploration.

            All Students (all programs) - All students should come prepared with the following:
            • Black Dress Slacks
            • Solid Color Button-Up Dress Shirt or Blouse
            • Black Dress Heels with a Strap, Black Hard-Soled Dress Shoes, or Character Shoes
            • White Fitted Tank Top
            • Black Leggings, Black Sweatpants, or Black Jazz Pants
            • Black Socks, or Black Hose or Tights
            • Athletic Shoes
            • A nice outfit to wear to a show!

            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:
            • 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: 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/shorts
            • 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 Conservatory 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
          Dress Code:
        • Students should be dressed in comfortable, classroom-appropriate attire that allows for comfortable movement and physical exploration.

          All Students (all programs) - All students should come prepared with the following:
          • Black Dress Slacks
          • Solid Color Button-Up Dress Shirt or Blouse
          • Black Dress Heels with a Strap, Black Hard-Soled Dress Shoes, or Character Shoes
          • White Fitted Tank Top
          • Black Leggings, Black Sweatpants, or Black Jazz Pants
          • Black Socks, or Black Hose or Tights
          • Athletic Shoes
          • A nice outfit to wear to a show!

          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:
          • 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: 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/shorts
          • 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

Attending Students Checklist

We are so excited to have you at our High School Conservatory! Please use the below checklist to ensure that you have everything in place before your program begins.

LEADERSHIP STAFF & AIRPORT CONTACT DETAILS

Each summer we provide contact details for our program leadership, airport pickup, administrative, and health teams on both campuses.

Contact information for 2022 coming soon. In the meantime, please direct any questions to highschool@amda.edu or (323) 603-5932.

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. Please see the below for final presentation dates and times for each program:

      Coming Soon!

    • 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. Please see the below for final presentation dates and times for each program:

      Coming Soon!

    • 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 many cultural activities on either campus. 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.