AWT You provides opportunities for everyday adults to access professionally taught acting, singing, and dancing classes in a completely judgement-free zone that starts with fun, community, and creative self-expression and results in tangible skills that are confidently applied in life, work, and on stage.

AWT You(niversity) Classes

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So You Think You Can Jazz (An Introduction to Vocal Jazz)

Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm
8-week series: January 19 – March 9, 2021
Instructor: Judette Elliston
TA: Crystal Rose Speros
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $200 (See below for Pay What You Can options)
Financial Assistance: Available via application (See below)
Capacity: 25 participants


This class will help open up your voice and be fluent in the musical language of improvisation. During these 8 weeks you will explore Jazz history, Jazz music theory, swing and bossa nova styles, learn the foundations of vocal improvisation (scatting), learn tunes from the great American songbook, and most importantly learn how to make a song your own. Each class you will have the opportunity to perform, learn a standard, and practice your improvisation skills. This class is great for vocalist looking to become more familiar with jazz or musical lovers who want to gain more knowledge about the vocal jazz idiom and have a richer listening experience.


Week by Week Syllabus:*
Week One: Overview of Vocal Jazz
Week Two: Swing, & phrasing
Week Three: Improvisation & Singing the Changes
Week Four: Transcriptions, Improvisation as a language, and vocalese
Week Five: Bossa Nova
Week Six: Ballads, modal tunes, and space (it’s the notes you don’t play!)
Week Seven: Modern and Contemporary Styles, moving past the course
Week Eight: Showcase/presentations

*subject to change

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Pay-What-You-Can Pricing

Introducing Pay What You Can options! If the tuition is not within your budget, please consider one of our Pay What You Can options. We are also offering financial assistance for even lower tuition rates (apply for individual classes above). Our ability to offer these affordable options is contingent on those with the ability to pay full tuition choosing that option. If we do not have enough full priced tuition students, this may result in cancelling the class.

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Credit Transfers

If you have a tuition credit or any kind of crewpon code that you would like to transfer to another participant, please email with the crewpon code, the value (if known), and the name and email address of the person you would like to give your credit to. Once it has been transferred, they will be able to register into the class using their new credit.

If you do not have a specific participant who you would like to access your credit, but would like for the value to be added to our financial assistance program, please email We will happily convert your credit into a general credit that will allow us to provide additional financial assistance beyond the funds we have already set aside.

AWT You Calendar

All dates subject to change.


Check out what past participants had to say!

“The perfect pace and mix of technique and fun. The choreo and style of music was amazing and so fun” –  Broadway Buffet Participant
“I would take this class every day for the rest of my life if I could. Please make this an extended course! Don is phenomenal!!!” – Acting Fun-damentals Participant
“This class is amazing, and I love the format. We were talking last night about how we learn so much just by listening to each of the other singers sing and the master class format really works. This is definitely a class that I would happily take over and over again.” – Singing Solo Participant
“The class vibe is great because it’s intimate and you truly learn so much from one another. It’s really fun to listen to everyone sing too! :)” – Singing Solo Participant
“I’m always intimidated by Broadway dance classes, but in the AWT fashion, I felt safe and comfortable. Thanks!” – Broadway Buffet Participant
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Refund Policy

AWT You (niversity) tuition is completely non-refundable for any reason whatsoever. Participants who withdraw from a program more than seven (7) days prior to their first class may transfer tuition toward a future program within one calendar year from the start of the initial program purchased. Participants who withdraw within seven (7) days from their first class are not eligible for a refund of any kind, will not be able to transfer tuition towards a future program, and are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal.