Advanced Classes | By Audition or Invitation Only
A Class Act NY offers by audition and invitation only courses throughout the fall, winter, and spring semesters. All classes are taught by prominent Broadway actors and industry professionals and culminate in showcases for loved ones and Talent Reps.
Submit a self-tape to be considered for ACANY’s advanced classes. Click here for self-tape guidelines and see below for what we’d like you to prepare.
Payment plans are available, please contact us for more information!
Past Events › Advanced Acting Classes & Workshops
Ages 7 – Adults! Saturday Jan. 13 & Monday Jan. 15 (No School - MLK Day)!
ACANY is holding auditions for our Advanced Weekly Classes, Summer Intensives, February Cabaret and our Spring Agent & Manager Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Monday, Jan. 15 (No School - MLK Day)
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
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!
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.
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
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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.
"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!