Weekly Classes

Our award-winning in-studio and virtual weekly classes are all taught by prominent Broadway, TV/Film and Voice-Over Actors. Select programs culminate in a final showcase for family, friends, and scouting industry pros including top Casting Directors, Agents & Managers.

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May 2020

By Audition Only | Ages 14 & Up | Wednesdays, May 27 - June 10 | 3:30-6 PM ET | Cost 545.00

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Limited to 8 advanced actors who are serious about their work!

Workshop Dramatic Acting Scenes with Film & TV Star, Charlie Plummer. You might recognize Charlie from Hulu’s LOOKING FOR ALASKA, HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE, or the films ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER, and LEAN ON PETE. Charlie got his start at our studio, where he met his manager at a workshop.

Charlie will work with students on TV and Film scenes. Learn how to give a natural, nuanced and subtle performance by working on active listening skills and identifying intentions. The goal in Charlie’s class is to begin to develop the skills necessary to create authentic and believable characters.

Our final class will include a Q&A with Charlie and his Talent Manager, Kim Pedell of Zoom Talent!

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June 2020

4-Week Zoom Acting Lab with Top L.A. Talent Manager, Mitchell Gossett

Online Event, United States
June 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - June 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 10-20s | Thursdays, June 4 - June 25 | 4-6 PM ET | Cost 635.00

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

Work with powerhouse L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners in an online acting lab! Mitchell's storied success has allowed him to refer talent to agencies in NY, L.A. and across the USA.

Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has repped, discovered and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (THE HUNGER GAMES, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK), Rachel Brosnahan (THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL), Darren Criss (AMERICAN CRIME STORY, GLEE), Zendaya (THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, EUPHORIA), Kristen Bell (FROZEN 1 & 2, THE GOOD PLACE), Dylan Minnette (13 REASONS WHY), Kiernan Shipka (THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SERENA, MAD MEN), Jojo Siwa (DANCE MOMS), Miley Cyrus (THE LAST SONG, HANNAH MONTANA), Lucy Hale (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and many, many others.

Each week, participants will explore a set of values that, when present in an actor of any age, can help create a structure for great acting to occur. The nature of every actor's work springs from their unique instinct and memory. The work done in the Zoom Lab will playfully explore getting beyond "good" acting. We will discover how an actor’s instincts can emerge and be exercised in their work, and how this can inspire what makes up “great” acting.

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January 2021

FREE Virtual Winter Open House

Online Event, United States
January 6 @ 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).

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Musical Theatre Audition Technique with 6 Industry Pros

Online Event, United States
January 20 @ 4:30 pm - March 10 @ 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 8-20s (2 Classrooms Split by Age) | Wednesdays through March 10 | 4:30-6:30 PM EST | Cost per Individual Week 165.00

Limited to 11 Students per Classroom!

Take each class as an individual standalone masterclass!

Want to improve your audition technique? Who doesn’t?

Learn the ins and outs of every aspect of the musical theatre audition experience from acting to singing and dance, from 6 top industry professionals: 3 Broadway Casting Directors, Scouting Talent Agents, an Associate Broadway Director, and a professional Choreographer/ Broadway Dance Captain!  

The 32-Bar Cut Audition with Merri Sugarman of Tara Rubin Casting
The 16-Bar Cut Audition with Jillian Cimini of Roundabout Theatre Company/ Jim Carnahan Casting
Monologue Work with Kristian Charbonier of Telsey + Company Casting or Chad Eric Murnane of Binder Casting
Chemistry Reads (Scene Work) with Broadway Director, Marc Bruni
The 32-Bar Cut Audition with Top Talent Agent, Victoria Kress of A3 Artists
The Broadway Dance Call with Lisa Stevens, Choreographer and Broadway Dancer
Final Showcase for Family, Friends, & Scouting Talent Reps

Focus of Class:
• Hone your singing, dancing and acting skills under the guidance of 6 in-demand industry pros
• Learn to present yourself confidently in any audition scenario
• Master what it takes to make it on Broadway
• Unlock the keys to success from top Industry Pros

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March 2021

3-Week TV/Film Casting Director Class with 3 Top Casting Pros

Online Event, United States
March 5 @ 4:30 pm - March 19 @ 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10 - Adults (scenes split by age) | Fridays, March 5-19 | 4:30-6:30 PM EST | Cost 435.00

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Each week, a new casting pro will work with students on TV and Film scenes. Learn how to give a natural, nuanced and subtle performance by working on active listening skills and identifying intentions. The Casting Directors will teach you the skills you need to stand out in TV & Film auditions and offer tips on how to create a beautiful and professional self-tape from home.

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April 2021

All Ages | Wednesday, April 7 | 8-8:45 PM Eastern | Cost 25.00

Join Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman and one of Hollywood’s most sought after career consultants, Bonnie J. Wallace for an informative Show Business Q&A! 

Bonnie helps young actors succeed! An acting career consultant, she is the author of acclaimed books The Hollywood Parents Guide and Young Hollywood Actors, as well as the producer of the popular Hometown to Hollywood Podcast. 

Mother of Emmy Award-Winning actress and Columbia Music recording artist Dove Cameron (DESCENDANTS, LIV AND MADDIE, HAIRSPRAY LIVE!) and Hollywood voice coach Claire Hosterman, Bonnie was also a non-profit theatre board member for 12 years.

Before founding A Class Act NY, Jessica worked at two premier talent agencies and in casting in both NYC and CA! As the artistic director of ACANY, Jessica works closely with bicoastal casting directors, agents and managers. Once upon a time, she was also a performer and received her degree from the University of Michigan!

Come prepared to ask us your burning questions about the best way to manage a career in Show Business!

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3-Week Voice-Over Class

Online Event, United States
April 13 @ 4:30 pm - April 27 @ 6:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9-18 (scenes divided by age) | Tuesdays, April 13-27 | 4:30-6:30 PM Eastern

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Instructor: Voice-Over Actor, Amy Marcs (Commercial Radio Spots for JOHNSON AND JOHNSON, MASTERCARD, IBM, and KMART)

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May 2021

3-Week Musical Theatre Audition Technique with 3 Industry Pros

Online Event, United States
May 11 @ 4:30 pm - May 25 @ 6:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20 | Tuesdays, May 11 - May 25 | 4:30-6:30 PM Eastern | 3-Week Cost 435.00 | Cost Per Class 165.00

Limited to 11 Students!

Can't make all 3 weeks? Take each week as a standalone masterclass!

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

Want to improve your audition technique? Who doesn’t?

In our BRAND NEW three week course, brush up your musical theatre audition pieces with the help of 3 industry professionals: A Broadway Actor, A Broadway Casting Director, and A Scouting Talent Agent!

Week One: The 32-Bar Cut Audition with Broadway/TV/Film Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier of Telsey & Co. Casting

Week Two: Monologue Work with Broadway Star, Alex Boniello of DEAR EVAN HANSEN & SPRING AWAKENING

Week Three: The 32-Bar Cut Audition with Talent Agent, Mallory Levy, Director of the NY Youth Division at DDO Artists

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August 2021

2-Day Pre-College Audition Intensive

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 14 @ 10:00 am - August 15 @ 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | High School Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Young Adults | Saturday, August 14 & Sunday, August 15 | 10 AM - 6 PM Eastern | 595.00

1 SPOT OPENED!

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

Instructor: College Admissions Officer, Wayne Petro of Pace University

Calling sophomore, junior and senior high school students and young adults with aspirations of attending a top BFA, BM, or BA Musical Theatre College Program! Email us for an age exception.

Do you need guidance on the college admissions process like, how do I go about choosing the right material that showcases me, my vocal range and my unique personality? How do I create a professional and memorable pre-screen video? Do you want to know what college admissions officers are looking for?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, ACANY’s 2-Day Pre-College Audition Intensive is for YOU!

Work all weekend alongside college admissions officer Wayne Petro of Pace University, and a professional music director to prepare for the showcase with four admissions officers Sunday! This 2-Day College Prep Intensive will leave you confident and ready to take on the daunting task of applying to college musical theatre programs!

Panel Includes
Wayne Petro, College Admissions Officer at Pace University
Kevin Kemler, Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admissions at Marymount Manhattan College
Molly Horan, Admissions Administrator at NYU Tisch Drama
Sam McKelton, Musical Theatre Faculty at Manhattan School of Music

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September 2021

FREE Virtual Open House

Online Event, United States
September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Tuesday, September 14 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM Eastern | Free

Join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Fall 2021 Programs will look like!

We’ll be offering both Virtual and In-Studio Musical Theatre, On-Camera, Voice-Over and Dramatic Arts Programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, 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 session will include:
• A quick introduction to our programs
• A demo of how select programs will be run featuring ACANY students and a member of our faculty (Faculty may include Broadway Stars, Professional TV/Film & Voice-Over Actors, and a Top Industry Pro)
• 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.

Schedule of Open House Events:
7:30 PM ET: Introduction
7:30-7:40 PM ET: Dance w/ Whitney Sprayberry (SPIDERMAN TURN OFF THE DARK, JAGGED LITTLE PILL)
7:40-8 PM ET: Voice-Over w/ Sean Patrick Doyle (THE BOXTROLLS, RUBY TUESDAY’S, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD)
8-8:15 PM ET: Song Interpretation w/ Jonalyn Saxer (MEAN GIRLS, HOLIDAY INN)
8:15-8:55 PM ET: Sitcom Acting w/ John Patrick Hayden  (DAREDEVIL, YOUNGER)
8:55-9:30 PM ET: Q&A w/ ACANY’s Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman and ACANY’s Administrative Staff

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