I am so excited to be the host for Shore Stop Dance Convention from September 1-3, 2017, in Wildwood, NJ. There will be so many amazing teachers to take class from and a showcase that will be amazing! For information and to register, please go to www.shorestopdance.com.
I am excited to be coming back to Broadway Workshop's Excel Teen Intensive from August 7-11. You will get hands on training in dance, acting, and singing.
Program Dates: Monday August 7-11, 2017
Program Times: 10AM-4:30PM (Daily)
Final Showcase: Friday August 11, 2017 at 5:30PM
When: Sunday, October 30, 2016
Where: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 16th Floor, NYC
Sas Class Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLuZYv-zOfM
BROADWAY AND TV STAR – RACHELLE RAK is back for her signature SAS Class. Rachelle has been offering this incredible class at Broadway Workshop for the last 5 years, leaving parents and students raving. We see such amazing growth from students who are part of Rachelle’s classes we bring her back time after time. Students in this class will gain confidence in their dance abilities and work on putting their best self forward in the dance classes and auditions. Rachelle will truly challenge each student to work to their greatest potential in this workshop.
A true Broadway star, Rachelle has starred on Broadway in Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Look Of Love, Cats, Starlight Express, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Fosse, Thou Shalt Not and Oklahoma! as well as being featured in the documentary Every Little Step. Regionally Rachelle starred as Sheila in A Chorus Line at Paper Mill Playhouse and on tour in the musical Flashdance. Rachelle was presented with the award for outstanding achievement in the world of dance from Dance Educators of America. She has made a huge impact on the Broadway and musical theater community. Students will learn how to bring out their special spark in dance auditions from Broadway’s ultimate Gypsy. Rachelle appeared as a judge on the Lifetime TV show Abby Lee’s Ultimate Dance Competition as well as a guest teacher on Lifetime’s DANCE MOM’S. Rachelle will be back on more episodes of Dance Mom’s later this season!
THIS IS A INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL CLASS, students should have dance training in a studio setting.
This class will focus on:
Picking up combinations
Honing Dance Technique
Telling The Story
Bringing choreography to life
Mastering the movement callback
I am so happy to announce that I will be choreographing 13 The Musical for the Lower Valley Hudson Youth Chorus & Theater! The musical will be directed by Jared Rosenblum.
Auditions: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 2:00pm-6:30pm, Ages 10-16
Location: Green Meadow Waldorf School, Rose Hall, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
Rehearsals: Saturdays from 9:30am-1:00pm
Performances: December 2-4, 2016
Register to audition at: www.lohudyouthchorus.com
2016 Excel Teen Intensive
Monday, August 8-Friday, August 12, 2016
Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., NY, NY
For more information and to register, please go to: http://www.broadwayworkshop.com/program/excel-teen-intensive/
I will be having a Broadway Musical Theater Workshop at Ridgewood Performing Arts Center in Ridgewood, NJ
When: Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7
Where: Ridgewood Performing Arts Center, 215 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Register at: www.rachellerak.com/rpac-master-class
No Union Affiliation
New York, NY
Rachelle Rak’s newest venture, a pilot presentation of her new show, THE COLLABORATORS – a reality competition show for up-and-coming choreographers. Seeking dancers to collaborate with our featured choreographers for this episode. Leading the audition will be RACHELLE RAK. Other choreographers on the project include:
Casting: Daryl Eisenberg Casting
Work dates: Shooting sporadically between April/May/June
No compensation, No Union Affiliation
This audition will be filmed for use in the pilot. All attendees must sign a release form upon arrival.
OPEN DANCE CALL:
Wednesday April 6
Ripley Grier, 520 8th Ave, Studio 17D
Sign In begins at 9:30 am.
Be prepared to stay until 1 pm. Bring a picture/resume, stapled together, and all dance shoes!
DANCERS – All styles, all sizes, all ethnicities. Must be legal; 18 and up.
Broadway Workshop’s Excel Teen Intensive is a 5-day summer program geared toward our older students with a strong passion for the performing arts. While every Excel student will study the 3 disciplines of musical theatre (Acting, Singing and Dance), this program allows students to choose a major (Acting, Voice or Dance). Students will prepare solo and small group pieces in preparation for our end of program production, where they will perform for a panel of New York agents, mangers and casting directors, as well as family and friends.
Our past showcase guests include: Telsey + Company Casting, Jennifer Rudin Casting, the LA division of Disney Talent Development, Mark Simon Casting, Tara Rubin Casting and many others.
- VOCAL MAJORS should have 2 musical theatre song selections and one contemporary monologue prepared for the EXCEL program
- ACTING MAJORS should have 2 contemporary monologues and one Musical theatre song prepared for the EXCEL program
- DANCE MAJORS should have 1 musical theatre song prepared for the EXCEL Program
In addition to their core classes Excel students will take master classes with New York’s top Casting Directors, Broadway Actors, Musical Directors and Choreographers. Broadway Workshop’s Core teachers are highly regarded professional actors/teaching artists who have starred in major Broadway shows, on Television and in Film.
Some of the guest teachers from past summers include: SIERRA BOGGESS (The Little Mermaid, Phantom), CASSIE LEVY (Les Mis, Ghost, Hair), NIKKI JAMES (Book of Mormon, Les Mis), RORY O’MALLEY (Book of Mormon), FARAH ALVIN (Nine, Grease) DAVID AYERS (Wicked, Mamma Mia), JESSICA LEE GOLDYN (A Chorus Line), ANNE L. NATHAN (Once, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Assassins, Ragtime), RACHELLE RAK (Catch Me If You Can, Flashdance, Fosse), JOY SUPRANO (HBO’s How to Make it In America) LESLIE KRITZER (Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair) and many others.
During the Excel week, students will also see a Broadway matinee of a new musical. After the performance students will have a private “Talk Back” with cast members of the show. For 2015 Excel Teen Intensive students will see the new musical – HAMILTON at the Richard Rogers Theatre on Broadway! After it’s record breaking Off-Broadway Run, Hamilton is one of the most egerly awaited musicals to ever come to Broadway. From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights, Hamilton is a wildly inventive new musical about the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. We know this show will inspire our Excel Teen Intensive students to amazing new heights.
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE EXCEL TEEN INTENSIVE PROGRAM SHOULD HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN SCHOOL, COMMUNITY OR PROFESSIONAL THEATRE.
Please visit http://broadwayworkshop.com/program/excel-teen-intensive/ for more information. The intensive will be held at Ripley-Grier Studios in NYC.
Rachelle will be teaching for the Junior Excel Program on Thursday, July 30, from 3:15-4:15pm. Location: Ripley Grier Studios. For more information, please go to http://broadwayworkshop.com/program/junior-excel/.