"Be The Best Acting Classes: Ages 6-9 and 10-16.
ONLINE ACTING programs throughout the year from the comfort and safety of your home. Our classes are sure to impress. Make new friends, be a member of our exclusive community with acting and modelling opportunities, have fun and connect.
Payment plans available, please call Vivian at 587-582-1600.
Class Location: ZOOM ONLINE INTERACTIVE CLASS (All you need is a computer, phone or tablet with a camera and built in microphone and speakers, and of course an internet connection).
**ALL KIDS AND TEENS CLASSES CLOSE EACH SESSION WITH A GRATITUDE CIRCLE - This is a genuine circle of INSPIRATION TO HELP SEND THEM ON THEIR WAY WITH A POSITIVE MINDSET FOR A SUCCESSFUL WEEK.**
Class start dates are subject to change should registration be low or an instructor is ill. Should the new class dates not work, we will happily offer a credit to be used in a 10 month period. Class purchases are exchange only.
2020 ONLINE COURSES:
COURSE 1: Beginners: Developing Your Craft
Duration: 10 weeks
September 12th Sundays Start Ages 9-15: 2:55pm-3:55pm
October 14th Wednesday Start Ages 9-15 4:30pm-5:30pm
Acting is a craft people work to perfect their entire lives. Actors are constantly striving to challenge themselves, learn something new, play a character that pushes boundaries and explore someone else's reality. This 8 week class will explore the methods actors go through to connect with their characters and make the character truly come to life.
The next 10 weeks at a glance:
1 and 2. Different methodologies of acting. Actors study different methods that help them to connect with their characters. We will focus on the following methods:
- Stanislavski Method
- Method Acting
- Meisner Technique
3-4. How to analyze a script. Breaking down a script to it's simplest form is the most important thing an actor can do before they even begin to think about a character. What's the general story-line, who are the characters and how do they relate to each other, what's the deeper - underlying meaning and how to unify your interpretation with that of others? This will be a crucial step for the rest of class.
5.Focus on the ideas of body, voice, imagination and external stimuli. We will talk about body language and what you're saying without actually saying anything. How to vocally project and enunciate so that your character is understood and accurately portraying his or her character. What ideas do you have in your head and how do you intend to bring those ideas to life? How will you use your environment or the tools around you to aid in the portrayal of your character?
6.The students will put themselves in their character's shoes. The students will be asked to use their own personal experiences to connect to their character. They will begin to ask themselves what they have in common with the character they are portraying and how to use those experiences to become one. They will also build their characters in their chosen scene or monologue.
7.Emotional relationship and portrayal. Students will be asked to dissect emotions and be very aware of their natural emotional responses to a situation. Today will be a lot of role playing, being figuratively put in a situation and asked to naturally respond. How does the student naturally respond when angry, excited, apprehensive, curious, scared and surprised? When you begin to identify a natural response, it's easier to use on stage in various situations. Authenticity is crucial when acting.
8.Relating to other people on stage. It's crucial that actors relate to each other naturally and as if no one else is around. The idea that they are the only people in the room, helps the scene to feel more natural. The students will do a variety of improv activities where they will be asked to relate to only each other and not break character. If someone drops the ball, how can your cast mates recover and continue the scene?
9.Getting out of your comfort zone. One of the best parts of acting is playing a character that is totally different from you. Each student will be tasked with connecting to a character that is nothing like them. How do they find their connection, how do they make the character feel natural, what research can you do to give you a better understanding of what a character went through and then how do you relate to the information you find?
10.Putting it all together. Today will be performance day. The students will be asked to find a monologue and perform it for the class using the various exercises worked on in previous classes
COURSE 2: BEGINNERS VOICE OVER CLASS
Duration: 4 Weeks
September 15/20-October 6/20 Tuesday's 3pm-3:45pm
Learn the basics of voice over acting in this class. Each week we will discuss the technique of voice over, practice reading voice over scripts, and receiving feedback. If students have a particular piece of writing they would like to practice reading, they may bring it to class, but the teacher will provide real scripts for learners to read.
Course 3: Scene Study for Teens
Duration 4 weeks
START October 6/20 Tuesday's 4-4:50pm
Prerequisite: Beginners Acting Course
Learners will work on a short script to discuss and dissect the text, how to work with your scene partners, reveal intentions and subtext and how all of this can inform your acting choices and create a successful scene. Students will begin with an introduction and then dive into the scene study work. Our Instructor will help guide the learners through the scene and discuss the dialogue, the subtext and intention, timing and pacing and other acting tips and tricks. Students will be given on the spot feedback for the learners develop growth in their acting craft. Beginners to intermediates with experience in scene work or acting are welcome.
Course 4: Auditioning 101: Audition Prep for Beginning Actors
Duration: 12 weeks
November 1-December 20/20
January 10-April 25/20
Auditioning is the first step in any acting role, so it will be our first step here! In this class we will work on auditioning, and how to begin if you are starting out in the acting world.
You will learn: How to prepare for an audition...
2)What kind of monologues to choose...
3)How to practice for an audition..
4)What to do once you are in the casting office..
What the students will get to do: Act! 1)Practice monologues and scene pieces.
2)Learn useful warm-ups and audition prep techniques.
3)Get real time feedback on their work.
4)Ask questions about audition process.
5)Ask questions about the business of acting.
The class will be broken up into three sections:
1)Meet and Greet-Kids get to talk about what brought them to acting and say hello
2)Audition 101-A quick intro lesson involving some information that is useful when starting out (how to build a resume, look for acting classes, get a headshot etc...)
3)Warm-Up and Acting Games Every Class
4)Students will learn how to make strong choices in their pieces. We will start with learning how to do this in short one and two liners. They will play with different emotions and inflections.
5-7) Monologue Practice. Each student will get a chance to practice their one minute monologues throughout the next 3 weeks. Students will practice their monologues with different emotions, inflections, physical actions and beats. Feedback and direction will be given so they can work on making these changes for next weeks class.
Time will be set aside for all students to practice if they feel comfortable and ready. If they do not feel ready that is okay, there is a lot of other useful information in the class and they may feel more comfortable after watching other kids share.
8-11) Scripts and more scripts: Practice makes perfect
8)Students will perform their audition pieces which we will film on Zoom and send to them.
Course 5: Elementary Acting Program Level 1
KIDS CLASS AGES 5-8 (ONLY 6-8 Kids)
** Expressing Emotions and Feelings with one and two liners **
4 Weeks Saturday's 1pm to 1:40pm
COURSE 6: JUNIOR MASTERS PROGRAM
September 2020-May 2021 Tuesday and Friday's Ages 9-15
September 2020-May 2021 Monday's and Wednesday's FULL
January 2021-September 2021 Thursday and Sunday's ONLY 7 SPOTS LEFT
This is the class for the ACTOR that is ready and willing to put all in and chase their dream. This is a fun but challenging program that is geared to get you out auditioning and booking roles. In this class students work towards putting their show reels together(this is what they need to become a professional competitive actor). Please message us at 587-582-1600
Students will be playing improv warm up games and learning how to actively listen and engage. They will be working with the instructor on expressing their emotions and feelings in games and with very short scripts up to 4 lines. This class is geared towards providing a fun and exciting learning experience while introducing students to acting.
Class start dates are subject to change should registration be low or an instructor is ill. Should the new class dates not work, we will happily offer a credit to be used in a 5 month period
Have an amazing day! Be kind to yourself and others.
To Register please call Vivian at 587-582-1600
10 weeks 3-3:50pm
Wednesday or Saturday
No Refunds, Exchange only.
Should class dates change, you will have 10 months to use your credit
Young Kids Confidence Class for Film and TV Training
KIDS CLASS AGES 4-8
** Expressing Emotions and Feelings **
4 Weeks Saturday's 1pm to 1:40pm
No Refunds, Exchange only.
Class start dates are subject to change should registration be low or an instructor is ill. Should the new class dates not work, we will happily offer a credit to be used in a 10 month period
TEEN CLASSES AGES 10-16
METHOD ACTING TECHNIQUES:
Scene, Character And Relationship Development **
12 weeks: (30 hours)
Tuesday's evenings(ask for alternate times)
No Refunds, Exchange only.