Acting Class (ages 6 – adult):
Actors shall prepare and perform an age appropriate monologue as well as a Two person scene chosen in class. Exercises include: Relaxation, Vocal Concentration / Memorization, Focus and Characterization. Actors will be instructed in the craft of acting learning basic stage presence, stage direction, beats, rhythm, and timing. Acting classes are open enrollment and run in 8-week sessions. There are monthly showcases at the studio that the actors perform their acting class scenes and monologues in front of their invited friends and family.
- Acting Classes run in one month commitment blocks and are ongoing month to month for $125.00 per month
- Youth & Teen Classes meet once a week (Weekly instruction time is 2 hours)
- Adults meet once a week (Weekly instruction time is a minimum of 3 hours)
Toddler Theatrics (ages 3-5): Imagination development through creative fun play with Props, Costumes, Music, and Improv Games. Exercises include: Marching/Dancing, Vocalizing/Singing, Creative Storytelling and performing. Toddlers will be instructed on teamwork, following direction, and basic stage movement and presence.
- 1 day a week for 8 weeks $175.00
Acting for the Camera: Actors shall prepare two monologues – One “Presentational” and One “Representational” and a Two Person scene. Exercises will include: Relaxation, focus, concentration/memorization and vocal levels. Actors will be instructed in Camera terminology, establishing shots, Medium shots, and close ups as well as creating sightlines, blocking for the camera and preparing for business media interviews. (Depending on the workshop being offered) Actors will receive a DVD copy & Internet ready file of their final prepared pieces.
- Workshop $125.00 – $250.00 depending on workshop type
Public Speaking: Students shall prepare a 5-10 speech to be presented at the end of the course. Students will be instructed in 5 basic parts of a speech: choosing topics, creating content, passionate delivery and overcoming fear. Exercises include: vocal diction and pronunciation, relaxation, focus, concentration and topic content creation.
Workshop Classes & Industry Showcases: Actors will have the opportunity to “Showcase” their talent to Professional working Hollywood casting directors, agents and manager, as well as other industry professionals. These workshops and showcases are closed to the general public and only open to invited industry professionals of JDS Actors Studio, and enrolled actors. For Workshops and the Industry Showcase one parent of any minor actor may sit in the room.
- Industry workshop Fee $250.00
Actors Ensemble/Theatre Boot Camp: One Act Plays – There is a $125.00 Production Fee due first week of rehearsals. There also may be additional costume costs of $25 – $50.00. To participate actors must be enrolled in acting classes