Special ABC casting director workshop with Mark J Parker begins October 20th - must call the studio for registration information as space is extremely limited!
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A non-competitive introduction to the world of acting. These "on-camera" workshops are designed specifically for the non-reader with an emphasis on role playing, creative drama and improvisation. See how thrilled your child becomes when they see themselves on TV for the first time! Lots of fun with imaginary characters created with the help of our "prop closet"!
What to bring: We encourage parents to bring a snack for their child, therefore we would appreciate knowing if your child has a food allergy. Thank You.
This 5 week workshop never exceeds 6 children for utmost individual attention. Space is extremely limited. Early registration is recommended.
Start date : Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:30pm-3:30 pm (5 week workshop - 2 hrs/week)
This is an on-camera, 5 week workshop designed to help the child be comfortable in an audition, to follow directions and have fun while working with props and other actors. This positive, enjoyable approach will build confidence and give the child basic commercial acting skills, script analysis and fun with improvisation. The 'Mesiner technique' is introduced as part of our warm-up exercises. "Acting is Behaving Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances".
Parents & friends are invited to view playbacks. (the bloopers are especially entertaining).
Our kids program also offers your child an opportunity to direct, produce and of course "star" in their own short films and TV shows. Become an entertainment correspondent, news anchor or even a weather reporter. The possibilities are endless at Class Act Studios.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:30am-1:30pm (5 week workshop - 4 hrs/week)
Saturday class - (You are welcome to bring a snack) Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.
Learn step-by-step acting skills that will make you "sparkle" in front of the camera. You'll learn the basics in a non-threatening fun filled environment.
You will learn how to market yourself professionally. Discussions will include how to get an agent, how to write a resume and the all important question...how to get work. A very informative and necessary 5 week workshop which will prepare you to embark on this exciting career.
Audition technique will be introduced and emphasis will be placed on how an actor is both an artist & a showman; a creative spirit and a consummate professional. Learn how to show the casting directors the respect and professionalism needed to go in and give a winning audition. This class is taught by a NY talent manager.
Monday September 30, 2019 5:30pm-7:30pm (5 week workshop 2 hrs/week) teen & adult class
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Not sure which class is right for you? Try these collaborate classes that meet once a week for 5 weeks. Every class is a different genre, but with a similar goal; to help bring out the best in you as an actor. Learn how to feel comfortable and relaxed with actors portraying your new "sibling" or "grandparent" in film roles and enjoy watching yourself perform on video playbacks.
New scripts are sent to our studio monthly. Be the first to see the actual scenes played by your favorite movie star - Emulating them is fun, but putting your own twist & spin on the role is even more exciting. Learn how to challenge yourself with different characters as we "role play" in this scene class together. These workshops are best suited for the beginner student looking to explore and further their knowledge in the industry.
Each week you will enjoy learning something new...Experience film and TV commercials one week, improv and comedy another followed by method acting & technique.
NEW SESSION - Monday October 14, 2019 5:30PM-7:30pm (limited space in this class for individual attention)
This workshop is taught by ABC casting director & film producer Mark J Parker. The first 2 weeks our focus is on fear! This is a rare opportunity in Westchester where actors can dive into the horror & thriller genres, which are often overlooked in acting classes. Learn from a horror lover & director (Sticks short film, 40 film festival acceptances) how to act afraid or psychotic realistically! We begin with horror-themed improv warm-ups, and scenes from both new & classic films. Be prepared to scare each other and scream!
The next few weeks we lighten up the mood a bit. Sketch comedy is introduced and hit comedy shows are used as a template for all classes. Students work with scripts from actual episodes of their favorite television sitcoms. Emphasis is placed on characterization, blocking, playing scenes within a scene and timely preparation.
Before beginning your creative work however, it is important for us to 'warm up' our students with weekly exercises that will increase & focus their energy. Once they are all loosened up and ready to dive into their chosen characters, the class becomes a fantasy world of who you want to be, who you know you are and who you never imagined could be possible. (with a little help of course from our prop closet).
These 5 week workshops promote creativity and spontaneity. Excellent for the teen or adult who needs help with expressing or exploring their imagination. "Logic will get you from A-Z; imagination will get you everywhere"!
Sunday October 20, 2019- 2-4pm (5 week workshop - 2 hrs/week) Teens & Adults (age 16+)
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This is a two day course, however if you prefer to do a one day lesson, please call the studio for special discounted pricing arrangements.
Casting agents are now seeking self-tapes for film or television auditions. If your manager or agent has asked you to submit a self tape for an audition, we will help. It is best if possible when you come for your appointment that you or your child is completely 'off book' (lines are already memorized) for easy instruction with voice inflection etc.
We will focus on teaching you or your child how to deliver the lines with ease and believability. We prefer that you book a two day minumum for your project to include instruction and taping. After we edit your tape, we will email it to you so you can proudly showcase the final project to any talent agent or casting director.
Please call to reserve studio space for this workshop.
For the more experienced or professional actor. You will be presented with challenging scenes as you sharpen your skills in this intermediate/advanced master class. You will learn to "think out of the box" as we will focus on character development and technique. We shall introduce you to the world of 'method' acting and explore your inner being through mind/body connections. Getting into character is easy, the heavy part is learning how to "stay" there!
This seminar is an intensive one day class per month for 3 months as we alternate instructors for 'diversity and freshness'.
The behind the scenes tips from the casting directors "picks" to producers creative and technical "know-hows" will all be discussed from legendary acting coach Jan Tarrant. Jan has coached many celebrity actors and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and poignant insights with you. The intense bonding experience that you will share with the other students is sure to be inspiring.
NYC talent agent, David McDermott currently heads the commercial and film division at JGD talent agency in NYC and has done so for the past 20 years. His improv-based teaching methods are not only loads of fun but are geared to help anyone interested in acting to let loose and just "get into" the scene with ease and confidence. David has been teaching in New York as well as all over the country.
(you can see more of our talented students "acting out" on our facebook page photo albums)
Agent David McDermott from JGD talent agency Agent Victoria Kress from Abrams Artist
Private Tutoring for script preparation and screen tests. Please contact a Class Act Studios representative to schedule a private tutoring session. This may be for private lessons to sharpen your acting skills or perhaps you need help with a film audition/call back.
Whatever your focus, the staff is here to assist you either after school, weekends or in the evenings. Private skype sessions are also available for our out-of-town clients.
Please note: If you have been given "sides" for an audition that you need instruction with; it is best if you can email them to Class Act in advance. (this way our staff can better prepare for you when you arrive for your session.)
Private lessons are based on individual needs - We may require two students in preparation for scene work.
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Helpful Hint: If you prefer a certain instructor to work with on a consistent basis, we allow you the opportunity to book 4 hour intervals online with the help of our drop-down box. Once these hours are reserved, you may call the studio to customize your preferred dates and times. - To reserve more hours, please call the studio @ 914-946-3391 for your instructors availability.
Cancellation Policy : All private lessons require 24 hrs. notice to avoid an $85.00 cancellation charge.
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