*Please note  all classes are 3 month commitments. (12 sessions, 1 class per week, for 12 weeks)

Pre-Requisites: Students should have a strong grasp of basic acting concepts through experience or beginner-level classes such as our Fundamentals classes

Upcoming Class:
September 12th – November 28th – Registration open June 2023
Tuesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Dan Bacon

2024 Sessions:
Tuesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Dan Bacon

Meet your instructor

Dan Bacon

Over the past 20+ years Daniel has amassed a resume over well over 100 credits in film and television along with over 20 theatre credits. Selected credits include featured roles in the films Toxic Skies and The Day The Earth Stood Still and guest starring roles on the television shows The Bridge and Supernatural. Most recently, Daniel played a supporting lead in the Steven Spielberg directed film, The Big Friendly Giant. Daniel also voiced the character of Rhodey/War Machine on the multi-season animated series Iron Man: Armored Adventures.

Daniel has also worked extensively as an audition reader over the past 12 years for casting directors Clark & Page, Mayers & Brandstatter and Michelle Allen. His professional demeanor and strong reading skills have earned him a strong reputation for additional work on set and other various projects.

Daniel has studied extensively starting at Gastown Actor’s Studio, and continued with Lyric School of Acting, David Rotenberg from Toronto’s Professional Actor’s Lab and renowned acting coach Larry Moss. Daniel began his teaching career with Kate Twa at Lyric School of Acing and played an integral role in the development of Vancouver Acting School in its earliest years.


Topics Covered:
In this class you will learn and implement:

  • Grounding your work
  • Eyelines and blocking
  • Text analysis
  • Creating truthful characters and performances
  • Working with your agent to be seen for roles you want to perform
  • Wardrobe and props
  • Line memorization
  • How to collaborate with directors and casting directors and apply direction
  • How to work with your reader and create truthful scenes
  • Understanding the beats within all scenes



What students are saying about this class

“Daniel Bacon brings a relaxed and refreshing approach to the art of auditioning. His calm demeanour and his years of experience on set and as a reader, help to simplify the audition process and “demystify” the room. I find all of my clients who have trained with him are grounded with a clear vision and have strong, interesting choices.”