Course Descriptions

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Acting for The Industry

Acting for the Industry is a course dedicated to learning the ins and outs of the entertainment business and casting process. This class does include parents for students under age 18. Industry standard marketing materials will be addressed ie: Headshots, Resumes, Work Permits, Coogan Accounts, and SAG/AFTRA Memberships. Students will understand the process of getting an agent and how to create a profile on breakdown services. A distinction between agents vs. talent managers vs. casting directors vs. producers will be conveyed. Wardrobing and grooming will be covered as well as attitude, proper etiquette, handling rejection, parent behavior, goal setting and stress management. Parents will learn what they can do to help their child succeed in the entertainment business. Exercises in cold reading sides will help parents rehearse with their child at home and tips on how to increase your child's chance of getting the callback will be introduced.

Acting Infusion

Acting Infusion is a fusion of all of the other acting courses offered. It is a great beginner course for someone who is green, and also a great refresher course for those who have had past acting training, but have not taken a class in some time. Each week of this course isolates a different acting technique. Auditioning Technique, Improvisation, Cold Reading, Commercials, Sitcom, Drama, Character Development, Voice and Diction, and Acting for the Industry will be covered.

Advanced Runway

Advanced Runway is by invitation only. During this course, students expand upon techniques learned in the Basic Runway Course. Often times, local producers visit this class to select models for fashion shows, promotional events, television segments and more. Students gain an understanding of the difference in walking styles, personality requirements, image and wardrobe demands of different producers and designers hiring them for work in the business. On-camera modeling discussed.

Audition Techniques

Clients will learn how to audition to their fullest potential in a variety of settings. This class includes, but is not limited to: on-camera auditions, pantomime/ improvisation, analyzing copy, one-Liners, Vignettes, Sliced-of-Life Auditions, and Casting Director relationships.

Basic Runway

In this course, students will build confidence and learn to properly walk the runway. This includes, but is not limited to practicing good posture, graceful movement, and composure on stage. Models will learn a series of basic turns and choreographed runs most commonly used in fashion shows around the world. In addition, students will rehearse the proper handling and selling of garments and accessories on stage with appropriate personality and attitude. Styling & wardrobing is covered for auditions and shows. Students will pack their first Model's Bag. On the final class, models will perform in a live fashion show in front of family and friends. It is recommended that models repeat this course before being invited into Advanced Runway.

Cold Reading

When one of our clients obtains agency representation, they are called in for auditions typically with less than 48 hours notice. Often times, character breakdowns and sides are sent via email from their agent or manager with as many as 6 pages or more of material to rehearse just before the big audition. In the cold reading course, students will learn skills that they can not only use for their auditions, but also in their acting rehearsals, school and everyday life. Students will learn to recognize project to project script formatting, interpret writer/director abbreviations, cold read new material, memorization techniques, time management, understanding subtext, auditioning skills, character development, cold reading with a partner, and cold reading on - camera technique.

Comedy & Improv

In this course students will be introduced to the rules of improvisation. Clients are encouraged to let their guard down, trust their fellow actors, and let their goofy side out! There are no scripts in this course, as students will work on their spontaneity and quick thinking technique through improv games and challenges. Improv techniques such as knowing your objective and motivation, characterization, creative expression, partner work and role playing will be covered and applied to both scene work and auditions. At the end of this course, students will perform a live, interactive improv show in front of their friends and family.

Commercial Print

Clients will learn the basics for commercial print modeling. Print ads are generally in catalogs, billboards, magazines, etc. This includes, but is not limited to: selling the product, conveying emotion, model’s appearance, model stance fashion wardrobe, poise, posture, and posing for the camera. This class is not just limited to high fashion models. Actors and models under 5'9 may take this course.

Commercials

Clients will learn the basic acting techniques necessary to be hired for and perform a great commercial. This includes, but is not limited to: knowing and selling the product and the business behind commercials. Students will cover basic acting techniques such as copy breakdown, voice and diction, slating, auditioning for commercials, partner work & improvisation. Becoming a spokesperson, infomercials, tag-lines, one-liners, pantomime, and product placement are discussed. Students will also gain an understanding agent representation, call backs, casting director auditions, final audition and put together their marketing tools. By the end of this course, students will have a number of memorized and blocked commercials in their repertoire to perform in front of agents and managers for potential representation

Diction & Voice Overs

Through the study of voice overs, students will will learn to speak clearly and express the applicable emotion and energy for the material on hand. This includes, but is not limited to: Increasing Memorization skills and Focus; Learning to break words into syllables for clear pronunciation; Playing with Vowels and Consonants; Punctuation, Inflection and Emotion; Proper posture and breathing exercises; Tongue Twisters and Story Telling; Projection and public speaking; Recording voice overs; Dialects & Accents.

Fashion Print Modeling

Clients will learn the basics for high fashion print modeling. Print ads are generally in catalogs, billboards, magazines, etc. This includes, but is not limited to: professional model’s appearance, model stance fashion wardrobe, poise, posture, and posing for the camera.

Image, Etiquette Development

This course is not only meant for aspiring models and actors. It can and should be taken by anyone wanting to excel and succeed in life. This course will cover the following: Confidence Building & Personality Development: Cultivating your assets; Goal Setting, Etiquette and Manners, Public Speaking & Interviewing Skills, Improving Communication: For Social and Technological Interaction; Image Development: Hair Styling, Skin Care, Make up, etc. Wardrobing & Styling Nutrition and Body Image First Impressions Social Graces, Posture and Poise

Improvisation

In this course students will be introduced to the rules of improvisation. Clients are encouraged to let their guard down, trust their fellow actors, and let their goofy side out! There are no scripts in this course, as students will work on their spontaneity and quick thinking technique through improv games and challenges. Improv techniques such as knowing your objective and motivation, characterization, creative expression, partner work and role playing will be covered and applied to both scene work and auditions. At the end of this course, students will perform a live, interactive improv show in front of their friends and family.

Jazz

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Model's Prep

This is a class for models looking to break into the business. Cover Hair, Make-up, Wardrobing, Model's appropriate behavior, Packing your model's bag, intro to walking and photography. LA & NY markets discussed.

Monologue

In this course students will learn one minute monologues for auditions. With the help of the instructor, students will select the appropriate piece(s) based upon each individual's personality, strengths, weaknesses and interests. The monologue workshop will cover preparation, breakdown and blocking; characterizations, timing and rhythm, movement and emotions, beats, delivery, voice and diction, memorization and rehearsal. By the end of this course students will have both a comedic and dramatic monologue blocked and memorized to perform in front of agents and managers for possible representation.

Musical Theater

This is a glee style musical theater class. Students will work on musical numbers as opposed to an entire musical production. Introduction to stage terminology and performance vs. on camera.

Scene Study

This course covers the basic acting techniques necessary to perform scenes for television dramas and situational comedies while engaging with scene partners. Students will learn the technique of truly listening, genuinely reacting and responding to their scene partners, as opposed to just taking turns reading lines from a piece of paper. This course includes, but is not limited to slating, on-set lingo, cold reading sides, script analysis, characterizations, timing, pacing, rhythm, auditions and table reads.

Tap

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