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2024 Spring Acting Academy

Acting Classes for Youth & Adults

 Learn more about the craft of acting at ASF’s Acting Academy.
Fall Academy classes are open to new and returning students and will feature different content and material from the spring session.

NOTE: Some Spring 2024 classes meet Mondays; others meet Saturdays: Please note your class days when registering.

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Adult Acting: Activating Scene Work

Ages 18 +
4 weeks | Mondays, Feb. 5 – Feb. 26
Fee: $125
Instructor: Greta Lambert

ASF legend Greta Lambert returns to us to share her expertise by leading this lightning-fast exploratory course in mining scenes from classic American plays, with a special emphasis on Southern playwrights and Shakespeare! Get ready to get up on your feet and dive into iconic text from Tennessee Williams, Horton Foote, Beth Henley, and many more! This course is appropriate for all experience and skill levels (ages 18+).

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No More ShakesFEAR: Acting Shakespeare for Beginners (InterGen)

Ages 16+
4 weeks | Saturdays, Feb. 24 – Mar. 16 | 10:00am – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Cameron Williams

Are you interested in performing Shakespeare but a little nervous? Well… “Be just, and fear not.” Henry VIII, Act 3, sc. 2. Explore some of Shakespeare’s most hilarious and fearless characters while deepening your understanding and appreciation for the Bard in a hands-on performance-based course! No prior knowledge of performing Shakespeare is required to attend this class.

ASF believes the concept of an InterGen class provides a unique opportunity to build community and find value in various life perspectives. This course is appropriate for high school students (ages 16+), working artists, and lifelong learners of all skill levels.

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Musical Theatre Dance Combos (InterGen)

Ages 16+
4 weeks | Saturdays, Feb. 24 – Mar. 16 | 10:00am – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $125
Instructors: Adrian Bush, Daniel Harms

Get ready to have a ton of fun and burn a few calories in a low-stakes, movement-based environment! Participants will learn different styles of choreography for classic and contemporary musical theatre hits while boosting confidence and connecting across the ages!

Are you ready to move?

ASF believes the concept of an InterGen class provides a unique opportunity to build community and find value in various life perspectives. This course is appropriate for high school students (ages 16+), working artists, and lifelong learners of all skill levels.

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Teen Acting: Character Work + Audition Power

Grades 9 – 12
8 weeks | Mondays, Jan. 22 – Mar. 11 | 6:30-8:30pm
NO Class February 19 – President’s Day
Fee: $200

Get ready to nail your next audition or on-stage performance role! This class will prepare emerging actors for future auditions and performances through creating believable characters, stories, motivation, and acting techniques. Students will explore improvisation, characterization, and text analysis using contemporary and classical monologues and scenes. Students who take this course will develop confidence and voice and movement skills needed for stage work.

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Preteen Acting: Beginning Improv

Grades 6 – 8
8 weeks | Mondays, Jan. 22 – Mar. 11 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
NO Class February 19 – President’s Day
Fee: $200

Ignite your imagination and explore the fundamentals of acting through the art of improvisation! This course will be a fun, laughter-filled experience for students interested in improv, sketch/stand-up comedy, or acting! The skills developed in this course will foster greater success in other areas of performance and beyond! Students will have final class presentations for family, friends, and fans on the final day of class.

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Young Performers: Devising & Creative Drama

Grades 3 – 5
8 weeks | Mondays, Jan. 22 – Mar. 11 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
NO Class February 19 – President’s Day
Fee: $200

Our young performers are introduced to the joy of theatre making through creative drama games, storytelling, and ensemble-building activities. Meet new friends and learn the basics of voice, movement, collaboration, and performing! Students will have final class presentations for family, friends, and fans on the final day of class.

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Looking for Summer Camps?

Your camper will have lots of fun in a theatre environment, AND they’ll come home and return to school with the beneficial FIVE Cs: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and CONFIDENCE!

Classes & Camps Make Great Gifts!

Acting Classes and Camps make fabulous (and welcome) holiday and birthday gifts! And if schedules don’t align, they can always be used for future classes and workshops or tickets.

Cancellation Policy:

We want all students to be satisfied with their experience at the ASF Academy. If, after completing the first day of class, you decide that you do not want to continue, let us know by the second business day following class, and we will return your payment (minus the $25 registration fee). After the second day of class, no tuition or enrollment adjustments will be made.

 

Questions? Contact the Box Office at 334.271.5353 or [email protected].