Introduces drama to 5 and 6 year olds by exploring creative movement through the mediums of music, play-acting and storytelling. Focus is on emotion, self-expression and imagination. Ages 5-6 Fall/Spring: $140 Winter: $120
Focuses on improvisation, characterization, and self-expression through speech, facial expression and body language. Communication, teamwork and co-operation are emphasized throughout the course. Ages 7-8 Fall/Spring: $140 Winter: $120
Film & TV Acting I, II & III: The film programs are intended for film and TV actors, from beginner to advanced to participate in a workshop environment with their peers. They provide an opportunity to keep skills fresh between auditions, by focusing on cold reading and scene fundamentals. All classes are in rehearsal/tape/playback format and strive to bring energy, spontaneity and realism to both the audition and moment of the scene.
This class is open to all levels from beginner to advanced. We focus on fundamentals applicable primarily for the Stage. You will participate in a fun workshop environment that includes scene work, monologues and improvisation. This Class is taught by Yo Mustafa.
Part theory, part improvisation, part practical exercises, the course mainly focuses on the shooting of classic and contemporary film and television scenes which are then broken down and analyzed to provide the student with the basics that are essential to working imaginatively, authentically and successfully in front of a camera. This is achieved by exploring how to break down a script, what to do before, during and after the camera rolls as well as how to find beats, objectives and transitions in a scene.
The Core of Improv: "Yes And" : Students will learn on exercising the freedom that improv affords: anything can be explored since everything is imaginary! Exercises that encourage positivity, creativity, acceptance, expression and details will be the main focus of this class.
Ages 11-15 Spring: $225
We will cover these areas:
Environment Now that students know the basic engine of improv, we can start exploring the imaginary space. We can do this by doing something called ‘tasking’, which is just miming an activity as if you were doing it, or by using our bodies to create the space: by becoming the sports car, the key, the tree. There’s a whole other world of expression out there!
Character Key to acting is the ability in portraying someone else, through a series of improv exercises students will learn simple and fun ways to generate characters and practice committing to them and portraying them convincingly.
Scene work We’ve got all the ingredients: Yes And, environment, characters, now how do we create a story? We’ll play through various storytelling exercises that get students comfortable and creative with the format of beginning, middle and end.
Performance and having fun! Now we’ve got the building blocks for all good improvised story. This class will be focusing on scene work and students using the tools they’ve learned.