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All Skil Levels | Ages 7 – 11 | Sundays, Apr. 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20!
Work up close and personal with Broadway’s Natalie Wisdom (GROUNDHOG DAY, BILLY ELLIOT) and a wonderful music director on song and dance combinations from varying musical theatre eras. In this all skill level enrichment course, students will gain exposure to different musical theatre eras from Rodgers and Hammerstein all the way to hip pop musicals such as Hamilton! All new material for returning students! LEARN MORE
Ages 10 and up | Saturday Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19
Actors are often asked to read cold in both auditions and in your preliminary meeting with an agent. Of course as actors we always want to do the best we can in the room and that’s why its imperative for actors to sharpen their cold read skills. 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 based on a weekly theme. We will cover Commercial cold reads, TV, Film, Monologues and Voiceover. Little factoid: commercials are always cold reads! Actors will NEVER receive the copy in advance to prepare!
Can’t commit to all 12 classes? Come for one class, sign up for a few, or take all 12! Pay for all 12 at once, or pay by the class! Save $ when you commit to all 12-weeks!
Final Showcase: Students who can commit to all 12-Weeks will have perform their newly honed cold read skills in a Showcase for family and scouting Talent Reps!
When you purchase a class, we will follow up and see when you plan on attending. You can also drop by on Saturday and pay if there’s space! LEARN MORE
Ages 10 – 18 (scenes split by age) | Sunday Apr. 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20!
Video Audition Instructions: Please perform a one-minute monologue from a play. Monologues MUST be memorized. If you need help finding a monologue, please contact our office. Click here for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.
Students will be challenged in this advanced placement class! Learn the art of voice-over acting in a real recording studio! Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting! It requires that the actor make bold, gutsy choices that are original and specific and outside of the box! Learn how to create living, breathing animated characters for cartoons and animated feature films! We will also work on naturalistic reads for commercials, and radio spots! Learn proper mic skills, too! LEARN MORE
Ages 12 and up | Sunday Apr. 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Instructor: Broadway and On-Camera Actor, Morgan Weed (AMERICAN PSYCHO, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, CHICAGO PD, THANKSGIVING, ELEMENTARY, PERSON OF INTEREST)
In this intense and challenging 6-week course, students will work on three major components of acting: musical theatre audition technique, acting through song, and in depth monologue work.
Students will hone their audition technique as well as learn how to cut music and monologues for audition purposes. By the end of the 6 weeks, actors will have at least one, if not two, contrasting songs and monologues that are “audition ready.” At the end of the 6-week session, students will perform in a final showcase for family, friends and a few Talent Reps! LEARN MORE
Ages 12 and up | Sunday, Apr. 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Instructor: Broadway, Voice-Over, and On-Camera Actor and Producer, Ashley Kate Adams (Broadway’s LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, RULES OF COOL)
Students will learn about Ann Bogart’s approach to acting, viewpoints, which is where an actor utilizes their body and pace to create meaning.
They will utilize the 6 viewpoints: space, time, shape, emotion, movement, story to create their own pieces and apply them to monologues and scenes. At the end of the 6-week session, students will present their scene work to family, friends and a few Talent Reps!
The class is geared toward young actors who are serious about their work. A considerable amount of memorization and homework will be required. LEARN MORE
Ages 7-11 (scenes split by age) | Sunday Apr. 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Instructor: Sean Patrick Doyle (Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES)
Bring in your go-to audition cuts and have the chance to hone your skills for the first three weeks of class. If we think there are better song choices for you, we will guide you in finding appropriate pieces that will showcase your unique personality and vocal range.
Then, for the final 3 weeks, have the chance to receive feedback and coaching from 3 different scouting industry pros including a Broadway Casting Director, a scouting Talent Agent and a Talent Manager! LEARN MORE
Ages 15 and up | Sunday Apr. 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Video Audition Instructions: Please sing 32-bars, a cappella, of a musical theatre song that is age appropriate. Click here for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.
Actors who are interested in auditioning for musical theatre programs will benefit from working with the Enrollment Manager at Pace University’s School of the Arts, a Broadway Actor and Pace University School of the Arts Adjunct Professor and a professional Music Director. The Enrollment Manager will give students in inside look at the pre-screen process and what he wants to see in applicants. The Broadway actor and MD will work with students on their audition songs, interpretation and presentation. LEARN MORE
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!
New York, NY 10023 United States
ACANY is holding auditions for our Advanced Weekly Classes, Agent & Manager Showcase, February Cabaret, and our Summer Pre-Professional Program on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Monday, Jan. 21 (No School – MLK Day).
All Actors Must Prepare: One-minute monologue from a published play.
• Note: you do not need to prepare a monologue for the Cabaret audition
Singers: If you are a singer, please sing 32 bars a cappella of a musical theatre song.
• Note: if you are NOT a singer, please disregard this.
OPEN CALL AUDITIONS March 2: May Agent & Manager Showcase, Summer Pre-Professional Programs & Advanced Weekly Classes
ACANY is holding auditions for our May Agent & Manager Showcase, Summer Pre-Professional Programs and Advanced Weekly Classes on Saturday, March 2.
All Actors Over The Age Of 7 Must Prepare: One-minute monologue from a published play.
All Actors Under The Age Of 7 Must Prepare: The Band-Aid commercial or the Gap commercial
All Singers Any Age: If you are a singer, please sing 32 bars a cappella of a musical theatre song.
• Note: if you are NOT a singer, please disregard this.
Ages 12-19 | Sundays, May 5 - June 9 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Cost: 565.00
Sold Out! Join The Waitlist!
Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!
Instructor: On-Camera & Broadway Actor, Jared Zirilli (LAW & ORDER: SVU, BLINDSPOT, BLUE BLOODS)
Focus of Class: Teen Dramedy is an on-camera class geared toward actors interested in learning techniques found in popular teen dramedies such as ATYPICAL, RIVERDALE, GILMORE GIRLS, AWKWARD, THE BOLD TYPE, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, GOSSIP GIRL and more!
Final Showcase: Class culminates in a final performance in the studio for loved ones and a few scouting talent reps!
Make-Up Class: Can’t make all 5 classes? Not to worry, we will be offering a make-up class!
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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!
New York, NY 10018 United States
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:
New York, NY 10018 United States
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!