PART-TIME ACTING CLASSES

Actors spend 80% of their time auditioning. Learn how to make the skill of auditioning one of your strongest assets!

We offer three different study areas based on your specific interest and age group. See class schedule below.

The Audition Room (Adults)

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Tuition: $250 (all-inclusive pricing)
Schedule: Once a week
Duration: 4 weeks
Time: 2.5 hours

Class size: 10 students

Actors have one job – Serve the story. We believe actors who learn the story before they try to learn their lines have longer and more consistent careers. Whether you are in class, in the audition, or on set, we believe it is important to always deliver your highest level. We don’t deliver a lesser quality at the audition or in class than we would bring to set. This doesn’t mean we’re incapable of making adjustments or accepting feedback, this can and will happen even when you’re on set.

We do, however, believe the audition should be a professional performance with room for adjustments. This class helps students build the confidence, habits, and skills needed to nail auditions, whether conducted live or submitted via digital recording online. This class is designed for actors of all experience levels and students regularly book lead, supporting, and guest star roles. It’s not always about working harder, we need to also work smarter. How do we know this system works? Our students work. Our teachers work. Using these very same skills.

 

You’ll learn how to:

• Advanced script analysis and structure to allow you to simplify and speed up your audition preparation. Once you know what you’re looking for, it is a lot easier to make strong choices based on the facts of the scene.

• Perform self-assessment and gauge if you’re being effective. Professional actors don’t need to ask their agent if they’ve booked the role or for feedback.

• Learn how to self-assess. This is a subjective industry and opinions will change from one Director or Casting Director to the next. Learn how to serve the story and how to effectively apply direction and you will know when you’ve done a good job without need for outside validation.

• Deliver an audition with the subtle differences than what we often do on set. Learn how to block your scenes and deliver an authentic performance that allows everyone watching the tape or performance to see exactly what you’re seeing as you suspend disbelief and create your world.

• Empower yourself with an enhanced understanding of story that will allow you to discuss choices, story elements, and direction with complete confidence at the highest level and with any casting director or director.

• Increase your audition success rate to 100%. Success isn’t based on whether you booked the role or not, it’s about doing what you meant to do and then being capable of applying direction.

What to expect: Every week, you will deliver a professionally prepared audition. You will be asked to discuss and “defend” your choices with everyone in the class (everyone works for the entire class, it’s not just when you’re performing that you’re active). Most actors spend most of their careers in the audition room. In many cases this is 90% of what your time spent with 10% being your training and being on set. This is a different skill. There is enormous value in all types of training, from improv to scene study to specialty skills. There are brilliant classes throughout the city who do this and we recommend many upon request. What do we do? We focus on the audition. The job interview. We believe actors should have more control over their careers, and this starts with a firm and confident understanding of how to be our best in the audition room.

 

 

The Audition Room (Children & Youth)

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Tuition: $200 (all-inclusive pricing)
Schedule: Once a week
Duration: 4 weeks
Time: 2 hours
Class size: 10 students

 

Actors have one job – Serve the story. We believe actors who learn the story before they try to learn their lines have longer and more consistent careers. Whether you are in class, in the audition, or on set, we believe it is important to always deliver your highest level. We don’t deliver a lesser quality at the audition or in class than we would bring to set. This doesn’t mean we’re incapable of making adjustments or accepting feedback, this can and will happen even when you’re on set.

We do, however, believe the audition should be a professional performance with room for adjustments. This class helps students build the confidence, habits, and skills needed to nail auditions, whether conducted live or submitted via digital recording online. This class is designed for actors of all experience levels and students regularly book lead, supporting, and guest star roles. It’s not always about working harder, we need to also work smarter. How do we know this system works? Our students work. Our teachers work. Using these very same skills.

 

You’ll learn how to:

• Advanced script analysis and structure to allow you to simplify and speed up your audition preparation. Once you know what you’re looking for, it is a lot easier to make strong choices based on the facts of the scene.

• Perform self-assessment and gauge if you’re being effective. Professional actors don’t need to ask their agent if they’ve booked the role or for feedback.

• Learn how to self-assess. This is a subjective industry and opinions will change from one Director or Casting Director to the next. Learn how to serve the story and how to effectively apply direction and you will know when you’ve done a good job without need for outside validation.

• Deliver an audition with the subtle differences than what we often do on set. Learn how to block your scenes and deliver an authentic performance that allows everyone watching the tape or performance to see exactly what you’re seeing as you suspend disbelief and create your world.

• Empower yourself with an enhanced understanding of story that will allow you to discuss choices, story elements, and direction with complete confidence at the highest level and with any casting director or director.

• Increase your audition success rate to 100%. Success isn’t based on whether you booked the role or not, it’s about doing what you meant to do and then being capable of applying direction.

What to expect: Every week, you will deliver a professionally prepared audition. You will be asked to discuss and “defend” your choices with everyone in the class (everyone works for the entire class, it’s not just when you’re performing that you’re active). Most actors spend most of their careers in the audition room. In many cases this is 90% of what your time spent with 10% being your training and being on set. This is a different skill. There is enormous value in all types of training, from improv to scene study to specialty skills. There are brilliant classes throughout the city who do this and we recommend many upon request. What do we do? We focus on the audition. The job interview. We believe actors should have more control over their careers, and this starts with a firm and confident understanding of how to be our best in the audition room.

 

The Voiceover Audition Room (Adult)

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Tuition: $200 (all-inclusive pricing)
Schedule: Once a week
Duration: 4 weeks
Time: 2 hours
Class size: 10 students
 
The animation and video game industry have made Vancouver one of the premiere destinations in the world. Additionally, the opportunities for radio and TV voice-overs and recording from home for studios all over the world has become a fantastic primary or added revenue stream for numerous Vancouver actors. Voice-actors still have the same job as on-camera or stage actors – Serve the story.

We believe actors who learn the story before they try to learn their lines have longer and more consistent careers. Whether you are in class, in the audition, or on set, we believe it is important to always deliver your highest level. We don’t deliver a lesser quality at the audition or in class than we would bring to set. This doesn’t mean we’re incapable of making adjustments or accepting feedback, this can and will happen even when you’re on set. We do, however, believe the audition should be a professional performance with room for adjustments. This class helps students build the confidence, habits, and skills needed to nail auditions, whether conducted live or submitted via digital recording online. This class is designed for actors of all experience levels and students regularly book lead, supporting, and guest star roles. It’s not always about working harder, we need to also work smarter. How do we know this system works? Our students work. Our teachers work. Using these very same skills.

You’ll learn how to:

• Diversify and define your vocal range so you can confidently perform numerous voices with confidence.

• Finding what’s not on the page and how to deliver an active audition in a controlled environment.

• The 8 tones of selling, giving you an opportunity to connect with your audience for radio and TV ads with precision, confidence, and trust.

• Connect to your audition sides with emotional authenticity.

• Increase your audition success rate to 100%. Success isn’t based on whether you booked the role or not, it’s about doing what you meant to do and then being capable of applying direction.

• Mic technique and how to use the audition space to create authentic and professional environments.

What to expect: Every week, you will deliver several professionally prepared auditions. You will be asked to discuss and “defend” your choices with everyone in the class (everyone works for the entire class, it’s not just when you’re performing that you’re active). Most actors spend most of their careers in the audition room. In many cases this is 90% of what your time spent with 10% being your training and being on set. This is a different skill. There is enormous value in all types of training, from improv to scene study to specialty skills. There are brilliant classes throughout the city who do this and we recommend many upon request. What do we do? We focus on the audition. The job interview. We believe actors should have more control over their careers, and this starts with a firm and confident understanding of how to be our best in the audition room.

• Finding what’s not on the page and how to deliver an active audition in a controlled environment.
• The 8 tones of selling, giving you an opportunity to connect with your audience for radio and TV ads with precision, confidence, and trust.
• Connect to your audition sides with emotional authenticity.
• Increase your audition success rate to 100%. Success isn’t based on whether you booked the role or not, it’s about doing what you meant to do and then being capable of applying direction.
• Mic technique and how to use the audition space to create authentic and professional environments.

 

What to expect: Every week, you will deliver several professionally prepared auditions. You will be asked to discuss and “defend” your choices with everyone in the class (everyone works for the entire class, it’s not just when you’re performing that you’re active). Most actors spend most of their careers in the audition room. In many cases this is 90% of what your time spent with 10% being your training and being on set. This is a different skill. There is enormous value in all types of training, from improv to scene study to specialty skills. There are brilliant classes throughout the city who do this and we recommend many upon request. What do we do? We focus on the audition. The job interview. We believe actors should have more control over their careers, and this starts with a firm and confident understanding of how to be our best in the audition room.

All-Inclusive with:
• Unlimited FREE self-tapes for professional auditions (see video below)

• Unlimited FREE coaching for professional auditions (see video below)

* Non-students rates: $75/coaching and $75/self-tape

• Unlimited FREE self-tapes for professional auditions (see video below)

• Unlimited FREE coaching for professional auditions (see video below)

* Non-students rates: $75/coaching and $75/self-tape

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Ages 10-13, Saturdays or Thursdays (20 weeks)

$200/month
Through games and fun exercises, students will learn tools and fundamental skills to develop the acting process while exploring story and character. They will learn to build self awareness, recognize their emotional truth, and develop their imagination through scene work, improv, and more. They will also learn the technical side of acting in front of a camera, including audition technique, all while expanding the tools in their acting toolbox. Maximum: 10 students

Ages 14-17, Saturdays or Thursdays (20 weeks)

$200/month
Students will build a strong foundation in the craft of acting, through scene work, improv and more. They will learn the ability to demonstrate honest grounded characters, and build self awareness through script analysis and character work. They will learn on-camera technique and will have the opportunity to review their own on-camera work and receive feedback while continuing to traverse their emotional truth. They will use recent TV and films scenes to expand their audition and self taping skills, while learning to utilize these skills in a professional setting. Maximum: 10 students
 
 
 
THE AUDITION ROOM
 
Adults, Saturdays (Weekly)
$250/month
Vancouver actors spend 80% or more of their time auditioning for jobs. This is a skill set that is different than doing the job. This class is effective for all levels from new performers to seasoned actors looking for new levels. You will learn how to self-assess your auditions and know if what you’re doing is effective and you will be capable of direction in a more advanced way once you know how to properly understand the story and how your scenes and character serve the story. This class has a long history of actors not only working but booking leads, supporting and guest star roles. The audition is the job interview, and as actors we do this more than most industries. Learn how to make this skill one of your strongest assets.
Maximum: 10 students