FALL 2020 ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPT. 18th (or when full)
We’re thrilled to announce that enrollment is currently open for the
Fall 2020 Semester of the Acting Academy, taught by Andy Walter.
Classes will be held on Saturdays from September 26th – November 21st
To participate, students must register as soon as possible. SPACE IS LIMITED.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of an abundance of concern for everyone’s safety, each class will be limited to twelve students in order to ensure social distancing. Specific protocols to be followed for class participation will be further detailed on the registration information, and registration will require a parent or guardian’s signature. Additionally, payment IN FULL must be received by the first class this year. For the fall semester, since there is not likely to be an in person performance, there will be no additional performance fee in addition to the tuition of $125. The total price will be $125.00 per student for the fall semester.
The cut off for registration for the fall semester classes / plays is September 18th. We MUST receive your registration form along with a deposit of $50.00 for each student by this date due to the limited size of each class. Enrollment is on a first-come / first-served basis. The balance of tuition will be due on the first day of class.
Classes / Rehearsals meet for nine consecutive Saturdays. Placement and time slots are determined by the instructor based on the total number of registrations and casting. The class times will be as follows:
9 – 10am | 10:30 – 11:30am | Noon – 1 pm | 1:30 – 2: 30 pm | 3:00 – 4pm
Discounts are available for:
Two students from the same family = $225 (save $25)
Three students from the same family = $300 (save $75)
Please note there are no referral discounts offered for the fall semester.
As the Academy grows, the need for scholarships also increases as many local children cannot afford the modest tuition. To date, the program has found donors to sponsor 3 students each semester. Just 10 additional scholarships per semester would allow us to move everyone off the waiting list.
We hope you’ll consider supporting the Academy by making a tax-deductible contribution today.
Click the tabs below to learn more about each acting class level, or download the form at the bottom of this page to register by mail or in person. Mail / drop off the form to our administrative office.
Students begin learning how to express themselves vocally and physically with an emphasis on different modes of expression. It is a good introduction for young children who are shy or experience stage fright, as they build confidence through simple exercises and short scenes.
Students are given short scenes and monologues as they develop the voice as a powerful, flexible, expressive instrument. Skills in speaking out, projection, interpersonal communication, and cooperation are achieved through theatre games, improvisation, and play acting.
At this level, we begin to emphasize physical articulation and vocal modulation to tell clear, compelling stories. As students collaborate more closely in pairs and groups for scene work, they refine communication skills that will serve them socially and professionally for the rest of their lives.
Character development begins at this level as students deepen their perception of themselves, others, and the world around them. Students synthesize skills they’ve developed while cultivating intuition and imagination as they prepare for substantial scenes and full-length plays. While students are given roles that vary depending upon their experience and ability to succeed, roles are also chosen to challenge them to “stretch” and embody specific characters that may not be like themselves.