FALL 2023 SESSION DATES:
September 19–November 11, 2023
All classes take place in-person in our studio spaces at 30 Grant Ave.
Fall Session Refund Policy
- Courses with insufficient enrollment will be canceled and all tuition and fees paid will be refunded in full.
- Withdrawal and refund requests for any other reason must be made in writing and emailed to email@example.com.
- Refund requests will be honored in full if received at least one week (7 days) prior to the start of the first class session. Class tuition will be refunded while the non-refundable registration and library fees will be withheld.
- Should a refund request be made after the above deadline, a withdrawal fee will be withheld in addition to the standard non-refundable fees as follows.
- After the refund deadline but before the first class date: $25 withdrawal fee
- On or after the first class date of full-length classes: $45 withdrawal fee
- Refunds of any kind cannot be processed after the start of the second class meeting for full-length courses or on the day of intensives.
- Please allow 10-14 days for your refund to be processed.
Schedule: Tuesdays, September 19–November 7 from 4 pm–6 pm at 30 Grant Ave
*No Class on October 31
This foundational class is designed to let the students’ imaginations run wild while exploring a variety of approaches to enhance the physical life of a character. Expect lots of physical and imaginative play inspired by mime, clowning, masks, commedia dell’arte and physical improvisation that help young actors develop a playful spirit and freedom on stage. Actors will explore:
- The fundamentals of improvisation such as spontaneity, remaining present, and the power of positive choice
- Physical storytelling and character creation
- Imaginative play and collaboration
Classes will meet once a week for eight weeks for a total of seven classes. Unless otherwise stated, all classes will be held in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. There may be some assignments and memorization in between classes. This intensive will culminate in a group showing to present projects, monologues, and scenes rehearsed in class. This is a great class for actors who have taken an acting class or performed in a play or musical and want to explore their physical expression on stage more, or for those who want to learn how to channel their playful impulses into theater!
Schedule: Thursdays, Sep 21–Nov 9 from 4 pm–6 pm at 30 Grant Ave
Ever wondered what the differences are between acting on stage and acting on camera? This course provides acting basics found in both stage and screen, but focuses on performance opportunities in class on-camera to give students experience acting on video. Actors will explore:
- Fundamental acting tools including objective, obstacle, actions, tactics, and point of view
- Theatrical skills such as scene analysis, vocal production, and physical awareness
- On-camera acting techniques versus stage techniques
- Audition preparation and filming yourself
- The business and industry of film, television, and commercial acting
Classes will meet once a week for 8 weeks. Students will have 2 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. There will be some minimal assignments and memorization in between classes. This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” on the final hour of the final day to present projects, videos, and scenes rehearsed in class. Have fun with peers while gaining some valuable on-camera acting skills!
*This class is currently full. If you would like to get onto the waitlist, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and the best phone number to reach you at, in case a spot opens up.
Schedule: Saturdays, Sept 23–Nov 11 from 1–3 pm at 30 Grant Ave
Junior Tuition: $325
Dive into the world of musical theater performance and explore fundamental skills that all your favorite Broadway stars use! Students of all levels of experience are welcome and this class can be repeated. Under the guidance of a lead instructor and live accompanist, actors will explore:
- Singing fundamentals such as breath control, articulation, and vocal technique
- Introduction to dance and improving confidence in movement abilities
- Song and character improvisation, interpretation and performance
Classes will meet once a week for 8 weeks. Students will have 2 hours of training per week in-person at our 30 Grant Ave Studios in San Francisco. There will be some minimal assignments and memorization in between classes. This course will culminate in a group showing “open class” on the final hour of the final day to present projects, songs, and group numbers rehearsed in class. This is an excellent class for young singer-actors wanting to strengthen their confidence in musical theater performance.