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Acting Classes: Beginners

Everyone has to start somewhere. If you are a beginner new to acting classes then this is a great place to start. The classes listed in this section are considered by the studio director to be suitable for those people who are just starting out in actor training. Prior experience would not be needed to enroll in these classes. However, some of the participants will have had limited prior experience.

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  • 6-Week Acting Conservatory

    Term: 6 weeks - 180 hours   Fee: $2700
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    Deadline: Still available to join thru Jun 26.

    Six-Week Acting Conservatory is a rigorous, intensive program for students seeking to commit to 6-weeks of the highest level of training offered in New York designed to begin their development into well-grounded, professional artists capable of acting in film, television, and theatre. The 6-Week Acting Conservatory offers a progressive, 32-hour per week curriculum of classes taught Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, for six weeks.

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  • Acting For Beginners - Meisner Technique

    Term: 10 weeks   Fee: $680 / *$380 w/scholarship offer
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    Acting For Beginners class is an introduction to Sanford Meisner's approach for training in the foundations of acting. This rigorous acting class is a step-by-step progression of Mr. Meisner’s acting exercises that develop an actor's ability to work organically, creating truthful, expressive behavior in acting. This acting class is also invaluable if you are considering a career that demands communication and presentation skills at a higher level. It is by far the best beginner acting class in New York City. This acting class covers the beginning Meisner acting techniques from word repetition through their first application to a scene and serves as a studio audition for people new to acting. This acting class, is by far, pound for pound, the best acting class you could invest it. The class requires outside practice with a partner twice a week

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  • Commercial Audition On-Camera

    Term: 4 weeks    Fee: $300
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    IN-PERSON & HYBRID - This commercial audition class focuses on learning the many ins and outs of on-camera auditioning for commercials, plus film and television.  The actor works on developing a particular set of skills geared for auditioning and working in front of the camera, which will allow him/her to demonstrate their personality and craftsmanship in a manner that will set him/her apart from others to their best advantage.  Actors are exposed to commercial copy cold readings, one liner scripts, dialogue auditions, and improvisations. It is taught as a HYBRID class. People outside of the NYC area may take the class online.

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  • Foreign Accent Reduction

    Term: 8 weeks   Fee: $450
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    The class is designed for anyone whose first language is not English and/or who is bilingual but has a strong foreign native language accent.  This class will enable the student to isolate and identify English sounds not in their native language and practice producing these sounds in a natural, fluid manner so as to minimize their native accents.  This class is offered in both online and in-person sessions. Please indicate your preference when applying.

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  • Meisner Summer Intensive

    Term: 6 weeks   Fee: $680
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    This six week Meisner Summer Intensive acting class is a "summer-only," intensive that meets three times per week. It is exactly the same curriculum and instruction as our "Introduction to Meisner-Acting Technique" class (10-weeks). Meisner Summer Intensive covers the beginning Meisner techniques from word repetition through the first application of the techniques to a scene. It is an excellent starting point for beginner actors.

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  • Private Coaching - Online or In-Person

    Term: t/b/d   Fee: $95./hr; 5-Session Package: $425. ($85/hr); 10-sessions/$800. (80./hr)
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    In all areas of acting, auditioning, public speaking, directing and playwriting, the Studio offers private coaching for actors working on theatre/film/TV roles, or those needing audition preparation. Also for people seeking monologue, scene study classwork, voice & speech, accent reduction and/or MFA graduate program preparation. Please note: All people who work at the studio will be required to fill out an application. We do not teach acting via private, one on one sessions.

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  • Script Analysis

    Term: 6 wks - Online Only   Fee: $300
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    Problematic in much acting is that very few actors know what to do with their script beyond just memorizing their lines. While knowing your lines is important, it is only about 5% of the work an actor needs to do. This class focuses on the other 95% of the actors work in regard to understanding how to analyze the text, and make acting choices which become the foundation of their performance.

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  • Self-Tape Audition

    Term: 4 weeks   Fee: $260.
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    Over the past few years actors auditioning by self tape submission has quickly become the primary preference of casting directors. Almost all first-round auditions for film, theatre and television are now being conducted via self tape submissions. This fact requires actors to learn and to develop  the proper technical skills of how to create a successful, self-tape audition. This class will teach all the technical basics.

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  • Singing For Actors

    Term: 6 weeks   Fee: $260
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    Singing for Actors is a fun introduction to singing. Singing is a task that actors will definitely be required to do in various acting roles, and this class is uniquely designed to take the fear out of singing for actors who do not consider themselves to be singers. In this class, the instructor meets each student at his/her own level. In a matter of a few weeks each student will perform their singing role in an ensemble song usually drawn from a repertoire of musical theatre and one suitable for the group collectively.

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  • Stage Violence

    Term: 8 weeks   Fee: $350
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    This class provides the fundamentals of practical stage and screen violence for the modern actor. The curriculum is extremely physically oriented, covering a variety of techniques that reflect the wide range of demands that are placed on actors in contemporary film and theater work.

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  • Voice-over Workshop

    Term: 8 weeks   Fee: $400
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    Voice-over 1 introduces students to the fundamentals of voice-over work - from using the breath effectively to creating an interesting and fun range of characters. The primary focus of the class will involve a hands-on workshop approach to training the student to work with commercial copy, narration, dramatic and comedic scripts. 

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  • Voice/Speech

    Term: 8 weeks   Fee: $385
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    The class focuses on voice develoment exercises for the first 45-60 minutes and focuses on proper speech clarity development for another hour. The voice training exercises help the actor to eliminate existing throat tensions and covers relaxation, breath support, sound connection, and sound release and then continues with the development of mask resonance, vocal ring, resonance blending, range enhancement, and articulation. The end result is a personal regimen of vocal warmup exercises to be practiced by the actor each day.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

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