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Best Overnight Summer Camp in Northern California

If you want to give your children a fun summer and a chance to gain important skills that will improve the quality of their lives, you have come to the right place. At Camp YATC, children will not only learn the performing arts, but they will also have the time of their lives while they gain vital skills and knowledge that will take them far, opening new opportunities. Our mission is to help each child who comes to us to cultivate social skills, self-confidence, and independence.

While your children stay at our overnight summer camp, we will remove them from the stress and distractions of daily life, and those who are from the city will get a needed break from the hostile environments to which they have grown accustomed. Psychologists agree that overnight summer camps offer a range of benefits that most schools are unable to provide, making it a critical part of developing talent and enhancing self-reliance.

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“Lucky” by Shawn Ryan

The Way I See It
Written By Shawn Ryan

Episode 1: “You’re So Lucky”

     I hear it daily from various sources. “You’re so lucky!” “What a lucky guy!” “Your life is so amazing! What luck you have!” I do have a phenomenal life. My husband and I are both working actors in Hollywood, we own a very successful children’s theatre camp, our families are wonderfully supportive and we’ve got a thriving relationship. “Do you want all of this and more?” asks the infomercial host that lives deep down inside of me. “Well, I can show you how!”

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One-Day Workshop with Rory O’Malley


Click to Enroll Your Child in this Workshop with Rory O’Malley

If you have a child who is interested in acting, you won’t want to miss the chance to bring them to the one-day workshop at the Young Actors’ Theatre Camp with Rory O’Malley! This workshop will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..

Rory O’Malley will be teaching the class and will work with students in a way that will provide them with breathtaking results. The children are sure to have a blast while they discover the top ways to take any performance to the next level. Designed to be a fun and educational experience, the lesson will allow those who attend to have the rare chance to gain valuable insights that will impact them in a powerful way.

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Camp Director Plays Opposite Bella Thorne

Camp YATC Director, Shawn Ryan is starring opposite Miss Bella Thorne in Freeform’s newest show “Famous in Love.” Shawn can be seen in at least two episodes of the first season and when asked, he said, “I loved being a part of this show. The creative team, which is the same behind ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ is a close knit family and they welcomed me right in.”

As for whether Bella will come to CampYATC at any point soon, “Bella is a busy gal but we’ve definitely given her the invite.”

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YATC Camper Filmed First Movie

April 14, 2017 | YATC Camper, Alyssa B. just filmed her first movie called “Applying for Love.” The film will be out in June and we are SO excited for Alyssa. After attending a YATC Weekend Workshop on “How to Guide Your Camper Through Show Biz,” Alyssa and her Mom created an IMDB account for Alyssa and after found this audition, booked a role! That’s how to do it girl! Congrats!

How to Land the Perfect Agent

Advice for Young Performers

This is probably the question that is asked most in our industry. How can I get my kid’s talent seen? Well here are a few helpful guidelines to keep in mind when going after an agency.

Are you Ready? No, seriously. Is your child at a competitive level to be able to go out on professional auditions? One of the biggest mistakes that are made today is seeing POTENTIAL as TALENT. Potential is the thing that brings you into acting class, helps you audition for the school play so that you can grow as a performer, and/or shows you that you or your child has an interest in the arts. TALENT is a cultivated skill level that allows you to go into an audition room and shine. So first, let’s be READY! THE APPROACH Okay, now you are ready – So, what’s the BEST way to get an agent? In the wise words of Casting Director Howard Meltzer, “ANYWAY you CAN!” I just love that saying. And it’s true. Agents are hungry by nature. They are constantly seeking auditions for their clients. The last thing you want to present is that you will be one of the actors at the metaphoric dinner table who just eats and eats and eats.

You want to make sure you are a table setter (What do you do to make the agent’s job easier.), a considerate dinner guest (How do you present yourself in the audition room with preparation and professionalism.) and make sure you help clear the metaphorical table after the meal. Maybe even help with the dishes. (This relates to how you handle your etiquette and manners POST audition. I.e.: No calling that agent asking, “Did you hear from them?”

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Best 2017 Summer Camp in Northern California

Are you looking for the best summer camp in Northern California? As an award-winning camp last summer, we have the credentials to say we’re ready to be named one of the best summer camps in 2017.

If you want to provide your child with a fun summer that will also offer room for growth, don’t overlook the benefits of sending your child to summer camp. Children who attend camp will gain a range of skills and a wealth of knowledge that will help them for years to come – they will also have a blast, forming friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. If you are curious about summer camp or the ways that it can help develop your child, the following information will point you in the right direction, allowing you to send your child with peace of mind.

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Gearing up for your first acting lesson?

Gearing up for your first acting lesson?Are you ready to enter the world of acting? Are you nervous about what to expect from your first lesson? Even if you have performed in a high school play, have participated in a local theater, or have no stage experience, you are likely to feel some angst and vulnerability in the beginning. This is normal and will help with the acting process. Acting is about emoting various feelings and reaching out to others on a common level. For the budding actor or actress, here are some tips to help you prepare for your first acting lesson.

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