Monday, July 8, 2013

On the Road with Disney Performing Arts

     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!


  1. Sounds like the best opportunity, Now " Whistle while you Work"! Congratulations!

    1. Or maybe with all his adventures it is" A Whole New World"! There are sooo many to pick from!

  2. I like both of Tamela's suggestions. I cannot wait to hear all about this week! You go Zack!

  3. Tamela the "Whistle While You Work" is brilliant! Disney but not among the normal audition songs and he was actually considering "Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" both from Aladdin! Thanks and Happy Birthday!

  4. That is so wonderful! Good luck to him! I've always wanted to see choreo to I'll Make a Man Out of You (Mulan). Not sure if that works for tapping, specifically though. Whatever he picks will be great!