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January 2020

13-Week Workshop Production of BEAUTY & THE BEAST JR.

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 25 @ 11:00 am - May 16 @ 12:30 pm EST

Ages 5-6 & 7-11 (2 separate classrooms) | No Audition Required | Saturdays, January 25 - May 16 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 895.00

Payment Plans & Make-Up Class Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

Youth Theatre Educator (Ages 5-6): Virginia Jimenez

Broadway Instructor (Ages 7-11):  Lauren Elder (HAIR, SIDE SHOW)

Focus of Class: Over 13 Saturdays, students will learn lines, songs, and of course, dance numbers from the junior version of Disney’s popular musical, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

Final Showcase: Class culminates in a final performance in the studio for loved ones and a few scouting talent reps!

Can’t make all 13 classes? Not to worry, we will be offering a make-up class!

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Drop In: Commercial Acting & Improvisation for the Camera

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 25 @ 11:00 am - May 16 @ 12:30 pm EST

Ages 9- 18 (Scenes Split by Age) | No Audition Required | Saturdays, January 25- May 16 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 80.00 per class

On-Camera & Broadway Instructor: Lauren “Coco” Cohn (MORNING GLORY, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, MAMMA MIA!)

Register as late as the morning of the class!

You might be amazing when you have time to prepare, but what about when it’s a cold read?

Commercial auditions are almost always COLD READ AUDITIONS! The actors never gets the copy in advance!

Moreover, casting directors will often ask actors to IMPROV the material and put it into their own words!

In our drop in class, students will learn how to nail cold read commercial auditions and how to improv for the camera! Learn the tricks of the trade and professional hacks to help you nail cold auditions!

Every week students will be presented with new material! Have an audition coming up? Bring in your sides to receive coaching on them!

Final Showcase:
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!

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11-Week Voice-Over AND On-Camera Acting for Disney & Nick Shows

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 26 @ 10:30 am - May 3 @ 12:30 pm EST

Ages 8-14 (Scenes Split by Age) | No Audition Required | Sundays, January 26 - May 3 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 895.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAIT LIST!

In this comprehensive course, students will get the chance to explore all aspects of acting for popular networks like Disney & Nickelodeon! We’ll split our time between a professional recording studio, and a traditional studio with proper on-camera equipment.

We will cover both the voice-over component and the on-camera acting component in this comprehensive VO and On-Camera Acting Class. Lots of Disney & Nick shows employ voice-overs in their episodes. Familiar with LIV & MADDIE or STUCK IN THE MIDDLE? Watch a few episodes of these hit Disney shows to see what we are referring to! Learn how to nab a starring role in a Disney or Nick show!

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11-Week Industry Showcase TV Class: Procedurals, Sitcoms, & Serial Dramas with 10 Scouting Talent Reps

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 26 @ 11:00 am - May 3 @ 1:00 pm EST

Ages 12-19 | Advanced Students | Sundays, January 26 - May 3 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Cost: 895.00

BOTH SESSIONS SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAIT LIST!

Focus of Class:
In this comprehensive course, we will cover the ins and outs of 3 popular forms of TV series: Procedurals, Sitcoms and Serial Dramas.

Final Showcase:
At the end of the 11 weeks, we’ll perform selections from all 3 genres for family, friends, and scouting industry guests!

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11-Week Musical Theatre Audition Technique from A to Z with 10 Scouting Talent Reps

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 26 @ 11:00 am - May 3 @ 1:00 pm EST

Ages 7-10 & 11-19 (2 separate classrooms) | Advanced Students | Sundays, January 26 - May 3 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Cost: 895.00

Payment Plans & Make-Up Class Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

Broadway Instructor (Ages 7-10): Lauren “Coco” Cohn (MAMMA MIA!) Only a few spots left!

Broadway Instructor (Ages 11-19) SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAIT LIST!

Learn the techniques that can help you nail your auditions!

In this 11-week advanced class, actors will work on the three major components of the audition process: the vocal audition, the dance audition, and the acting audition.

Our first class will be a mock audition, each student will perform a song cut so our instructors can become familiar with your vocal abilities and your personality.

After we have run through everyone's audition cut, your Broadway instructor will lead the class in a mock dance audition!

During the 11-weeks, we will also pair you up with scene partners to run mock acting auditions!

Moreover, we’ll make recommendations of song cuts you should add to your repertoire and we will begin to hone those new song cuts!

Final Showcase: 
On the last day, actors will perform a variety of the material they have mastered for 10 scouting agents and managers, as well as family & friends!

Can’t make all 11 classes? Not to worry, we will be offering a make-up class!

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February 2020

No Audition Required | Ages 7 - 20 | Saturday, February 29 | Cost 195.00

SOLD OUT! Join the Wait List or Purchase a $75 Observation Ticket!

Work one-on-one with Broadway Casting Associate, Jillian Cimini, C.S.A. of Roundabout Theatre Company / Jim Carnahan Casting in a one-day intensive!

This class will be run like a professional Broadway audition.

In addition to singing and getting feedback on your 32-bar cut, Jillian will also offer her opinion on whether your song is a good choice for you and showcases your talent.

Sing for Jillian and get her expert coaching and feedback on your audition cut!

Get to know a top casting professional who has helped cast some of the best Broadway Shows & National Tours we all know and love!

Carnahan Casting/Roundabout Theatre Co is represented on Broadway right now with the hits, MOULIN ROUGE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TOOTSIE, THE ROSE TATTOO and HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD, and they are currently casting Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner’s cult favorite, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE which will be coming to Broadway in the spring of 2020, as well as the highly anticipated show, PLAZA SUITE!

Recent Broadway Shows and Tours cast by Carnahan Casting/Roundabout Theatre Co include: THE FERRYMAN, KISS ME KATE, ANGELS IN AMERICA, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, FUN HOME, GROUNDHOG DAY, AMÉLIE, among others!

Learn how to snag a coveted role in a Broadway Show or National Tour!

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March 2020

Tony Nominee, Caitlin Kinnunen of THE PROM Teaches Audition Masterclass

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 7 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20s | Saturday, March 7 | Cost 195.00

Caitlin is best known for the role of Emma in THE PROM, which earned her a Tony Nomination! Before THE PROM, she starred as Carolyn in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & Thea in SPRING AWAKENING!

Caitlin will be working one-on-one with her students! Sing a 32-bar mock audition for Caitlin who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their audition technique, song interpretation and presentation!

Learn if your song is a good showcase of your unique talents and vocal range!

Class will conclude with a Q&A, photo and autograph session with this Tony Nominee!

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AUDITIONS: Advanced 6-Week Classes, Spring Agent & Manager Showcase and Summer Pre-Professional Programs

A Class Act NY, 200 West 60th Street #28E
New York, NY 10023 United States
March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Audition Date: Monday, March 9
Where: A Class Act NY, 200 W 60th St in #28-E
Time: 3:30 PM-7:30 PM

For Students Interested in Participating in the Following Programs:

The May 20th Agent & Manager Showcase

6-Week Spring Advanced Spring Scene Study Class

The Pre-Professional Program (2 Sessions in July & August)

Audition Guidelines Click Here!

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TV & Film Director, Wendy Faraone’s Dramatic Single Camera Workshops

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 22 @ 9:30 am - 9:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | 3 Sessions By Age, 7-Adults | Sunday, March 22 | Cost: 205.00

NEW WORKSHOP! Take 1 or more sessions while Wendy is in town!

Wendy Faraone is an influential TV and Film Director whose most well known for her work on the Disney and Nickelodeon channels. If you have studied with Wendy in the past at ACANY, you more than likely learned multi-camera acting technique for sitcoms.

However, it is imperative that actors also begin to learn single camera technique as well!

Single camera shows are more often than not dramatic shows, or when used in a sitcom, these are the more understated and dramatic moments within an episode.

Learn the art of performing dramatic scenes for single camera television shows from one of the industry’s most in-demand professionals, Wendy Faraone!

Wendy states, “Technically all of my shows are hybrids of single and multi right now. Take a look at JUST ROLL WITH IT! There’s a ton of single camera shots in that show!”

Focus of Class:
• Create a believable character for a naturalistic performance
• Develop the tools needed for single camera dramatic acting, such as: playing naturally in your eyes and focusing on subtext, voice and relationship
• Work on grounding and truth-telling
• Learn how to play a believable role while being aware of camera angles

All scenes will be played back for critique.

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Film and TV Workshop with Kate Geller Casting’s David O’Hara

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels | Ages 9-19 (Scenes split by age) | Saturday, March 28 | 11 AM-2 PM | Cost: 195.00

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to work with major TV/Film Casting Associate, David O’Hara of Kate Geller Casting!

Kate Geller’s casting office is responsible for casting major Films & TV Shows. Some of Kate Geller Casting’s impressive credits include: BLINDSPOT, JOHN WICK, TULLY, THE BLACKLIST, THE MAZE RUNNER, THE WOLVERINE, THE DARK TOWER, MADOFF (MINI SERIES), SOUTHPAW, and many more! Many ACANY students have appeared on both THE BLACKLIST, SOUTHPAW and BLINDSPOT!

Focus of Class:
• Perform tv and film sides for David - we will send audition sides a few days in advance, to emulate a real audition scenario
• On-camera audition technique - receive feedback & coaching directly from David
• Mock auditions for David O’Hara
• Q&A about showbiz with David O’Hara

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April 2020

Online Commercial Acting & Audition Technique Class

Online Event, NY United States
April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 7-18 | Wednesday, April 1 | Cost 60.00

Receive one-on-one coaching from the comfort of your own home from Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman. Before founding A Class Act NY in 2005, Jessica worked in commercial casting in both NYC and CA!

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the art of commercial acting and audition technique!

Learn how to analyze commercial copy and find the acting beats within the copy to make a lasting impression in the audition room and on advertising execs!

Focus of Class:
How to analyze and break down commercial copy to find the selling points within the text

Learn how to nail your slate

Learn how to sell a product without being too over the top

Proper commercial acting and audition technique

Learn lingo that is specific to commercial auditions and on-camera acting

At the end of the class, we’ll have a short Q&A for parents and students (time permitting).

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Adult Agent & Manager Showcase with 10 Talent Reps – April 2020

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Ages 18+ | No Audition Required | Tuesday, April 21 | 6-8:30PM | Cost: 260.00

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

SPACE IS LIMITED! Spots are first come, first serve.

Looking for an Agent? A Manager? Both? We’re here to offer you the exclusive opportunity to perform for 10 scouting industry guests in one evening! 

A Class Act NY has been helping aspiring actors meet their representation and start successful careers for years. Don’t believe us? Check out our impressive Student Achievement Page!

Participating actors should plan to prepare the following:
NON-SINGERS: A Monologue that is 90 Seconds or Less in Length
SINGERS: 32 Bar Cut (Accompanist will be provided)

Need some extra help before the big day? Participants will receive a special rate on coaching with our Broadway coaches and professional Music Directors!

Contact the office to set up a coaching session!

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APRIL SPECIAL! Headshot Deal with Stephanie Hedges!

Central Park, Central Park S.,
New York, NY 10028 United States
April 25

Stephanie Hedges is a renowned headshot photographer whose philosophy is to create a relaxed, successful atmosphere that allows her to capture the personality of aspiring young actors!

Outdoor Mini-Sessions for 155.00.

Booking for this special discount is only available through A Class Act NY registration!

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Tony Winner, Ali Stroker (OKLAHOMA!, SPRING AWAKENING, GLEE) Teaches Audition Masterclass

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 25 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20s | Saturday, April 25 | Cost 195.00

Ali made history as the first actor in a wheelchair on Broadway when she appeared in Deaf West’s acclaimed 2015 revival of SPRING AWAKENING. Most recently, Ali won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Ado Annie in the 2019 revival of OKLAHOMA! She has also been seen on TV Shows such as GLEE (FOX), TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC), and THE BOLD TYPE (FREEFORM).

Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar audition cut from Tony Winner, Ali Stroker, learn if your song is a good choice for you and if it showcases your unique personality and vocal range, and learn proper audition technique and protocol!

Class will conclude with an informative Q&A, photo & autograph session!

Ali’s dedication to improving lives through the arts, disabled or not, is captured in her motto: “Making Your Limitations Your Opportunities.”

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6-Week Musical Theatre: The Whole Enchilada

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 26 @ 11:00 am - June 7 @ 12:30 pm EDT

Ages 7-11 | No Audition Required | Sundays, April 26- June 7 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 635.00

Payment Plans & Make-Up Class Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

Broadway Instructor: Leigh Ann Larkin (GYPSY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC)

Build confidence and your skill set in this 6-week course! Learn every aspect of musical theatre performance from a Broadway actor and a professional music director! We’ll hone the 3 elements of musical theatre performance: singing, dancing, and acting! Students will learn iconic song and dance numbers from shows you know and love! Moreover, perform scenes opposite a fellow classmate! Class culminates in a final showcase for loved ones and a few scouting talent reps!

Final Showcase:  Class culminates in a Final Showcase for loved ones and a few invited Talent Reps!

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6-Week By Audition or Invite Only Scene Study: Great American Playwrights Past & Present

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 26 @ 11:00 am - June 7 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Ages 12-19 | By Audition or Invite Only | Sundays, April 26- June 7 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Cost: 675.00

Payment Plans & Make-Up Class Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

Broadway & On-Camera Instructor: John Patrick Hayden (TARTUFFE, LAW & ORDER SVU, DAREDEVIL)

Audition Info: Perform a one minute monologue and email it to  auditions@aclassactny.com (self-tape guidelines HERE)

This class is geared toward advanced teen actors who are serious about their work.

Throughout this 6-week course, actors will perform scenes written by the greatest American playwrights, both past and present! Each student will get to work on two different scenes from two different eras in American Theatre History.

The overall objective of the class is to help actors improve their technique and learn how to approach both classical and contemporary texts.

Final Showcase: Each student will present two scenes from each era in the final class for family friends, and a few talent reps!

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6-Week Dance Call Experience

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 26 @ 11:00 am - June 7 @ 12:30 pm EDT

Ages 8-20 | No Audition Required | Sundays, April 26- June 7 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 599.00

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

Choreographer & Dance Instructor (Weeks 1-3): Austin Marquez
Broadway Instructor (Weeks 4-6): Keven Quillon (MY FAIR LADY, BANDSTAND, ANNIE)

You asked and we listened!

Introducing our Dance Call Experience Class, for actors and singers who want to improve their dance skills in a safe and supportive environment!

• Do you go to a dance audition, otherwise known as a dance call, and start to panic?
• Do you describe yourself as a strong singer or actor who can “move?"
• Do you often find yourself cut after the dance call, even though you’ve aced the rest of the audition?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions- then this class is for YOU!

WORK ON A NEW COMBO EACH WEEK!

Focus of Class:
• Learn to present yourself confidently in dance auditions
• Master what it takes to pick up combinations quickly
• Learn how fake it til you make it
• Learn about muscle memory, and how to train your body to nail dance moves

It doesn’t matter if you’re auditioning for your school play, community theatre productions, or professional gigs- we’ll give you the tools you need to succeed in a dance audition!

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May 2020

Voice-Over Workshop with a Top VO Artist and Scouting Talent Agent from Abrams Artists

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
May 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 8-18 | Saturday, May 2 | Cost 195.00

Work on voice-over material in a professional recording studio with Top Voice-Over Actor, Sean Patrick Doyle (BOXTROLLS, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD, and RUBY TUESDAY'S), and Marcelle Dabbah, the head of Children’s Voice-Over and Commercial at Abrams Artists, a top bi-coastal agency!

Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting and requires an actor to make bold, gutsy choices that are original, specific, and outside of the box!

Train with two top Voice-Over Industry Pros on proper VO acting and audition technique!

Perform a mock audition for a top scouting Talent Agent from ABRAMS ARTISTS!

Learn how to create living, breathing characters for cartoons and animated feature films, commercials, and radio spots!

All students will receive an MP3 of their work after class!

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May 20 Agent & Industry Pro Showcase

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Ages 4 – mid 20s | By Audition Only | Wednesday, May 20th

Accepting auditions on a rolling admissions basis!

It’s often challenging to get in front of Talent Agents and Managers. A Class Act NY’s industry showcases provide aspiring actors the unbelievable opportunity to perform for over 20 scouting agents & managers in one evening.

The biggest agencies in town attend our showcases including CESD, Abrams Artists, Generation T.V., Shirley Grant Management, Carson Adler, Carson Kolker, Zoom Management, Parkside Management, Sinclair Management and many more.

If cast, the fee to participate is 385.00 (Payment Plans Available). This includes 2 private coaching sessions prior to the showcase.

LEARN MORE or SUBMIT AUDITION HERE

November 20 Agent & Industry Pro Showcase

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Ages 4 - early 20s | There will be 2 private coaching sessions prior to the showcase | Cost (if cast) $385.00

Admissions on a rolling basis. No spots will be held.

This event is by audition or invitation only. If you are interested in participating please submit a video audition. If you have any additional questions please call our office at  212.315.3010 or email info@aclassactny.com.

Audition Guidelines
Prepare: One-minute contemporary age appropriate monologue. Monologues MUST be memorized.
If you are a Singer: Sing 32 bars a cappella of a musical theatre song that is age-appropriate.

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