BAC JR is for our younger aspirating artists ages 7 to 11, who are excited to learn and have fun! We take the fundamentals of BAC—finding joy in the work and solid training—and we establish a creative, fun environment for our young artists as they begin to develop their skills. BAC JR is the final 3 days during the Summer Roots session, so our BAC JR’s will have an opportunity to perform and interact with our older students, becoming inspired by their commitment and passion. The day begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:00pm. Lunch is not provided, so please pack a snack and water. Lunch will however be provided on the final “Work”case day, August 9th.


  • Imagination exercises
  • Improv games
  • Acting technique for the beginner
  • Fundamentals of music
  • Storytelling a song
  • Dance technique
  • Vocal warm ups
  • Broadway style choreography
  • Performance tips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Importance of friendship
  • Performance in final “Work”case

Sample schedule for days 1-3

  • 8:30am – 9:15AM
    Arrival and decorate binder (arts and crafts)
  • 9:15AM – 10:00AM
    Dance warm up and technique with a Broadway style combination
  • 10:00AM – 10:45AM
    Acting and improv games
  • 10:45AM – 11:00AM
    Snack break
  • 11:00AM – 12:00PM
    Learning music fundamentals (with a score) and start learning showcase song
  • 12:00PM – 12:30PM
    Storytelling a song (a song as a monologue)
  • 12:30PM – 1:00PM
  • 1:00PM – 1:45PM
    Small groups for acting for musical theater
  • 1:45PM – 2:15PM
    Staging rehearsal for “Work” case
  • 2:15PM – 3:00PM
    Closing games and circle up share time


Katherine tokarz

Original Broadway Choreography

“Rock of Ages” & “White Christmas”

Katherine Tokarz is an actress, dancer, and singer originally from Massachusetts. On Broadway she could be seen in the original cast of ROCK OF AGES (Constance, Justice/Regina cover), the original cast of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (Rhoda), A CHORUS LINE (Kristine), and WICKED. She also sang a duet with Alan Menken at his Songbook Concert at Lincoln Center, and participated in the Workshops and Pre-Broadway version of LEAP OF FAITH at the Ahmanson Theater. Before Broadway, Katherine performed in Japan at Tokyo Disney and then in Paris at The Moulin Rouge, only after her glamorous start: dancing at Bar Mitzvahs and singing at weddings as a teenager. Since moving to LA, Katherine has been a recurring character on DON’T TRUST THE B– IN APARTMENT 23 and THE NEIGHBORS, both on ABC. Most recently, she galavanted around as the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler characters in THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ as well as “Annie Herman” in UMPO: TROOP BEVERLY HILLS and “Emily” the sharp-tongued Brit in UMPO: DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Rockwell Table & Stage. Other TV credits include: FAMOUS IN LOVE, GRANDFATHERED, SHIMMER AND SHINE, IT COULD BE WORSE, BLOOPERS, MERCY, THE TONY AWARDS and MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.