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Ages 10+ | All Skill Levels | Saturdays, Sept. 22 - Dec. 15 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | $75 per class
You MUST register for this class in advance. Class is capped at 16 students. Sign up for one class or multiple classes! Register as late as the morning of class!
Instructor: On-Camera & Broadway Actor Morgan Weed (THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, PERSON OF INTEREST, ELEMENTARY)
Focus of Class: Learn how to nail cold read commercial auditions and how to improv for the camera. Moreover, learn how to quickly analyze commercial copy and find the acting beats within the text to make a lasting impression in the audition room and how to identify clues within the text as well as physical techniques that allow you to deliver material in a way that will set you apart in auditions.
Final Showcase: The final class will feature a showcase for family, friends, and scouting Talent Reps!
All New Students | Ages 5-19 | Sunday, January 6 | 11AM-2PM | Cost: Free
Sold Out! Join The Waitlist! We may be opening more spots!
New students are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, for a FREE day full of activities! Work with some of our wonderful instructors, get all of your questions answered, and see what separates ACANY from the rest!
Spend part of the day with us or the full day!
Sample an on-camera class, a musical theatre class, scene study and improv and/or a voice-over program!
"LIKE US” on Facebook to participate in ACANY’s FREE Live Stream Camp Seminar!
Join Artistic Director and Founder of A Class Act NY, Jessica R. Grosman and Broadway & On-Camera actors and beloved ACANY instructors, Sean Patrick Doyle and Morgan Weed for a FREE Summer Camp Seminar on Facebook Live, May 10 at 1pm!
A Class Act NY’s award-winning Summer Programs have been covered by major news outlets like THE NEW YORK TIMES, CBS NEWS, & BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE! Many of our families travel from all over the country (and the world) year after year to work alongside Broadway Stars and Industry Pros in week long On-Camera, Musical Theatre, and Dramatic Arts One-Week Summer Intensives.
FACEBOOK LIVE Showbiz Seminar w/ Top Talent Agent, David Gilbert & Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman
"LIKE US” on Facebook to participate in ACANY’s FREE Live Stream Showbiz Seminar!
Join us for A Class Act NY’s first ever online seminar featuring David Gilbert, Director of the Young Talent Division of Zuri Model and Talent, and Jessica R. Grosman, the Artistic Director & Founder of A Class Act NY! We’re excited to connect with ACANY families around the world to offer insight into the entertainment industry.
This is a can’t miss opportunity for anyone who is delving into the world of professional acting. Whether you’re the parent of a seasoned actor or brand new to the business, we’ll be providing unique insight into this crazy business. David and Jessica will share the wisdom they’ve gained over decades of developing and guiding the careers of aspiring actors and will answer your burning questions about the biz as well!
Ages 8-16 Scenes Split by Age | No Audition Required | Saturdays through December 14 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 80.00 per class
TV/Film & Broadway Instructor: Lauren 'Coco' Cohn: (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, MORNING GLORY, MAMMA MIA!)
Learn how to quickly pick up text with no time to prepare, break down the script and bring your best self to the audition room despite your lack of time with the material. Every week, students will be presented with new material!
Have an on-camera audition coming up? Coach your audition sides! Depending on registration there will be at least 10 minutes to dedicate to reviewing your material with the instructor.
On the last day, there will be a final showcase attended by a few talent reps and loved ones! Even if you haven’t been with us for the entire semester, you are invited to participate in the showcase and perform a cold read!
Saturday, January 11 Audition Information:
Where: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
For Students Interested in Participating in the Following Programs:
For New Students Only | Ages 5-19 | Saturday, January 11 | 11 AM - 2 PM | FREE
New students are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, for a FREE day full of activities!
Work with some of our wonderful Broadway, On-Camera and Voice-Over instructors, get all of your questions answered, and see what separates ACANY from the rest!
Schedule of Events:
11 AM - 12 PM Commercial Acting for Ages 7-11
11 AM - 12 PM Voice-Over Acting (Session 1) Ages 10-19
12 - 12:45 PM Musical Theatre Song & Dance with a Broadway Star for Ages 7-19
1 - 1:30 PM Musical Theatre Enrichment & Theatre Games for Ages 5-6
1 - 2 PM On-Camera Scene Study and Improvisation for Ages 11-19
1 - 2 PM Voice-Over Acting (Session 2) Ages 10-19
Interested in one of our advanced weekly classes, summer intensives, cabarets, or agent & manager showcases? Schedule a time slot for our auditions also happening on January 11!
Dates: Monday, March 23 - Thursday, March 26 | Times: Vary | Ages: 7-Adults
Students are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE week of virtual masterclasses!
Work with our wonderful Broadway, On-Camera and Voice-Over instructors and see what separates ACANY from the rest!
Take one or more workshops! 10 participant spots are available in each masterclass, and up to 90 others are welcome to learn by observing! (We may call on observers to participate if time allows!)
Learn how online acting classes work, and how to use ZOOM!
Schedule of Events:
Monday, March 23 from 8-8:45PM
Showbiz Seminar + How to Self-Tape w/ Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman and Top Talent Agent, Mallory Levy, of DDO! (All Ages)
Tuesday, March 24 from 4-5PM
Voice-Over Acting Class w/ Voice-Over & Broadway Actor, Sean Patrick Doyle (Ages 9-18*)
Wednesday, March 25 from 4-5PM
Commercial Acting Class w/ Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman (Ages 7-18*)
Thursday, March 26 from 4-5PM
Musical Theatre Song Interpretation Class w/ Broadway's Morgan Weed (Ages 9-18*)
* Parents and performers of any age are welcome to observe!
Can’t make it, but still interested in learning about all that online acting classes have to offer? Schedule a private Skype/ZOOM lesson (starting at $65 for 30 min), or check out our other offerings HERE!
All Ages | Thursday, May 14 | Cost 25.00
20% of All Proceeds Go to The Actors Fund!
Krysta Rodriguez is a Broadway and TV Star, best known for originating the role of Wednesday Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Her extensive list of Broadway credits include: SPRING AWAKENING, FIRST DATE, IN THE HEIGHTS, and A CHORUS LINE. She was most recently seen on stage opposite Raul Esparza in Theresa Rebeck’s Off-Broadway production of SEARED and in Disney’s HERCULES at The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. She is set to star on-screen in Ryan Murphy’s highly anticipated miniseries, HALSTON, where she will portray Liza Minelli. Other TV/Film credits include: SMASH, YOUNGER, GOSSIP GIRL, QUANTICO, CHASING LIFE, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA and more!
Now is your chance to ask Krysta Rodriguez all of your questions about her career and the biz! Ask her about her experiences starring in hit Broadway musicals and popular TV shows and what it’s like to originate such an iconic role as Wednesday Addams! Get insight and advice about making it in the biz!
Participants will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a front facing camera, and you must download the free ZOOM app to participate!
Wednesday, January 6 | For Parents & Prospective Students | FREE
Parents are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Winter and Spring 2021 programs will look like online!
We are continuing to offer online classes and workshops in musical theatre, dramatic arts, dance, on-camera, and voice-over! We will also be offering amazing virtual production opportunities!
ACANY has been offering programs online since March 2020 to great success. Our virtual open house is for parents and students who would like to see what separates our online performing arts education from the rest!
Join us for some or all of the evening- feel free to zoom in and out as you wish! We highly recommend watching the session with your child!
Questions about online programs? We’re here to address your concerns!
The session will include:
• A quick introduction to the program
• A demo of how classes will be run featuring ACANY students and members of our faculty
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer any parent questions
This session will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the winter and spring. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what a typical online class will look like.
Most classes will be 2 hours long, and will feature small group instruction (10-12 students per classroom, max).
No Audition Required | Ages 10 - 20s (Scenes Split By Age) | Wed, February 2, 9 & 16 | 6-8 PM ET | Pro-rated Cost for Weeks 2-3: 295.00
SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST
Missed the 1st Class? Pro-rating Available!
Improve your on-camera acting and audition skills with 3 Top Casting Directors!
February 2nd Instructor: TV/Film Casting Director, David O’Hara (LOGAN, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, THE GET DOWN)
February 9th Instructor: TV/Film Casting Director, Mia Cusumano (Golden Globe-Winning RAMY, HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS, Amy Schumer’s I FEEL PRETTY)
February 16th Instructor: TV/Film Casting Director, Lisa Kitay Shipper (NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, BLINDSPOT, DECEPTION, GOD FRIENDED ME)
New York CITY, 10018
No Audition Required | Ages 7 - 11 | Sundays, May 1 - June 5 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Pro-rated Cost for Weeks 2-5: 515.00
Missed the 1st Class? Pro-rating Available!
Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!
Instructor: Broadway Star, Leigh Ann Larkin (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, GYPSY, DISNEY’S ON THE RECORD)
Work with Broadway Star Leigh Ann Larkin and a top music director on every aspect of musical theatre performance: singing, dancing, and acting! Learn iconic song and dance numbers from shows you know and love, and perform scenes with a partner!
Focus of class:
• Hone singing and dancing chops
• Develop strong acting skills through scene work opposite classmates
• Build confidence in a safe and supportive environment
• Perform in a final showcase
Class culminates in a final performance in the studio for loved ones and a few scouting talent reps!
For Parents & Prospective Students Ages 7-20s | Monday, September 12 | 7:30-9:30 PM ET | Free
Join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM, for a FREE preview of what our Fall 2022 Programs will look like!
This Fall, we’ll be offering both In-Studio and Virtual Musical Theatre, On-Camera, Voice-Over and Dramatic Arts Programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, On-Camera Actors, Voice-Over Artists and L.A. and NYC Industry Pros including TV/Film Directors, Casting Directors and Agents & Managers!
Join us for some, or all of the sessions, and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish!
The Open House Will Cover:
• A quick introduction to our programs
• A demo of how select programs will be run featuring ACANY students and members of our faculty
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer your questions
These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the Fall!