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December 2020

1 or 2-Day Winter Performing Arts Program

Online Event, United States
December 29 @ 1:00 pm - December 30 @ 4:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20 (scenes split by age) | Tuesday, December 29 and/or Wednesday, December 30 | 1-4:30 PM EST | Cost for 1 Day 165.00 | Cost for 2 Days 315.00

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

Join us for one or both days! Everyone is invited to the Broadway Star Q&A on Day 2!

Zoom Classrooms Limited to 12 Students!

Hone your acting chops in a fun, safe and supportive environment in our online program with amazing Broadway and TV/Film faculty!

This intensive is great for singers and non-singers, alike! 

We will be utilizing Zoom features like breakout rooms which make it possible for students to work opposite one another on scenes! 

Daily Dance + Warm-Up:
Each day begins with an energizing physical warm-up with one of ACANY’s favorite Broadway, TV/Film Instructors. 

Then, we’ll learn a super fun combo from a Contemporary or Hip-Hop musical!

Take educational workshops led by Broadway and On-Camera Actors throughout the 2 days.

Tuesday: Audition Technique (Actor’s Choice - Sing 32 Bars or Perform a Monologue)
Instructor: Broadway's Natalie Wisdom 
• Students can either bring in a 32 bar song cut or a one minute monologue. We’ll work in-depth on song and monologue interpretation, audition technique and presentation!
• Students can either bring in a 32 bar song cut or a one minute monologue. We’ll work in-depth on song and monologue interpretation, audition technique and presentation!
• Singers can choose to use a backing track or sing a cappella.
• Need a monologue?
Email us after registration and we will send one over.

Wednesday:  TV/Film Acting
Instructor: TV/Film and Broadway's Sean Patrick Doyle
• Utilizing scenes from Films and TV shows, actors will work together to dissect scenes beat by beat, and learn what it takes to give a compelling performance. Actors will be paired up and assigned to a Zoom Breakout Room where they will work with their scene partner. Your On-Camera and Broadway instructor will join your breakout room and offer individualized coaching.

Stage & Screen Star Q&A with George Salazar:
We will conclude our program with an informative Q&A with one of the biggest stars from stage and screen, George Salazar (Broadway: BE MORE CHILL, GODSPELL, Television: NANCY DREW, SUPERSTORE, BULL, DIVORCE)!


January 2021

FREE Virtual Winter Open House

Online Event, United States
January 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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).


Tony Nominee & TV Star, Megan Hilty’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
January 11, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10 & Up | Monday, January 11 | Cost 145.00

Limited to 10 Students! Open to Singers & Non-Singers!

Megan Hilty is a Broadway and TV Star. Notable roles on Broadway include: WICKED, 9 TO 5 (Drama Desk Award Nomination), and NOISES OFF (Tony Award & Drama Desk Award Nomination). Her most notable on-screen role was Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama, SMASH. She has also appeared in subsequent concert performances of the show’s fictitious Broadway hit, BOMBSHELL, in both 2015 and 2020. Other TV roles include: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD (NBC), ROBOT AND MONSTER (Nickelodeon), GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Bravo), and THE GOOD FIGHT (CBS).

Perform a 32-bar cut OR a one minute monologue for Megan who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their interpretation, presentation and technique!

This class is designed for singers and non-singers, alike!

Class will conclude with a fascinating and informative Q&A with Tony Nominee & TV Star, Megan Hilty!

Interested in purchasing a professional performance track? Email us your sheet music 24-48 hours in advance of the class, and we will send you a professional performance track for only $25! Purchase here!

Need a monologue? Email us after registering and we will send you one to perform!


February 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturday, February 6 | Cost 165.00

Learn the art of sitcom acting with TV and Film Star and occasional Director, Benjamin King!

Benjamin is best known for playing the role of Pete Rooney on Disney’s #1 Family Sitcom, LIV & MADDIE. He’s also set to appear in the star-studded cast of the upcoming film SHRIVER, alongside Kate Hudson, Zach Braff, and Michael Shannon. 

Other notable credits include starring in David E. Kelley’s series THE WEDDING BELLS, and guest appearances on many popular TV shows including: BETTER THINGS, GREY’S ANATOMY, WEEDS, MIKE & MOLLY, NCIS, BETTER OFF TED, PSYCH, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, SCRUBS, THE KING OF QUEENS, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU and more! 

While starring on LIV & MADDIE, he also directed some episodes!

Focus of Class:
Learn what it takes to be a successful actor on a TV/Film set
Rehearse scenes with a partner via Zoom breakout rooms
Receive personal coaching from TV/Film Star, Benjamin King
Learn how to give an authentic and compelling performance on set
Work on active listening skills so you can be a more generous scene partner


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