Weekly Classes | All Skill Levels

If you’re new to acting, A Class Act NY offers ongoing performing arts courses throughout the fall, winter, and spring semesters. Classes are taught by prominent Broadway, Voice-Over and On-Camera veterans and most programs culminate in a showcase for loved ones and Talent Reps.

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September 2019

Drop-In Cold Read Class: TV/Film and Commercial

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
September 21 @ 11:00 am - December 14 @ 12:30 pm EDT

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.

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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January 2020

Winter Open House for Ages 5-19

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

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!

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

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - May 16, 2020 @ 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!

Instructor (Ages 5-6): TBA!

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, 2020 @ 11:00 am - May 16, 2020 @ 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 or 895.00 for all 13

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

Sign up for one class, a few, or all 13! When you register for all 13, you SAVE! 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!

Sign up for one class, a few, or all 13! When you register for all 13, you SAVE! Register as late as the morning of the class!

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, 2020 @ 10:30 am - May 3, 2020 @ 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

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

On-Camera & Voice-Over Instructor: Morgan Weed (CHICAGO MED, THANKSGIVING, AXE & VICTORIA SECRET Voice-Over Commercials)

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!

WEEKS 1-4: VOICE-OVER ACTING 
In the 1st four weeks, we will focus on voice-over acting in a professional recording studio!

WEEKS 5-9: ON-CAMERA ACTING 
For the remaining weeks, we’ll work in a traditional studio with on-camera equipment and learn how to bring out the funny using scripts from actual hit Disney & Nick TV shows!

WEEK 10: PREPARE FOR THE FINAL SHOWCASE 
Run through, notes and adjustments will be given.

WEEK 11: FINAL SHOWCASE 
Present pieces you have worked on from both the voice-over and on-camera sections of this course for family, friends, and a few scouting industry guests!

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April 2020

6-Week Musical Theatre: The Whole Enchilada

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - June 7, 2020 @ 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 Dance Call Experience

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - June 7, 2020 @ 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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