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

*This is an in person class 

Pre-Requisites: Students should have completed the Level 1 Fundamentals class prior to registering for this class – Fundamentals: The Beginning

Current Term:
April 13th – June 29th

Upcoming Session:
September 14th – November 30th – Registration open June 2023
Thursday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Beverley Elliott 

2024 Sessions:
Thursday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Beverley Elliott

Elliott, Beverley
Meet your instructor

Beverly Elliott

With over 100 film and TV credits to her name, Beverley Elliott is known around the world for her recurring role as ‘Granny’ on the ABC hit series ONCE UPON A TIME. Other film credits include Clint Eastwoods’ Oscar winning film UNFORGIVEN, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, WHO’S HARRY CRUMB and several made for tv, Hallmark and Lifetime films, including lead roles in THE MISTLETOE SECRET, EAT DRINK AND BE MARRIED, ALL THINGS VALENTINE and ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS. Television credits include: recurring roles on KINGDOM HOSPITAL, HOPE ISLAND, HARPERS ISLAND, and BORDERTOWN.


Course Summary
This class will focus on the Essentials (Fundamentals) of Auditioning and Scene Study. Giving you tools to approach text not only from a technical point of view but also accessing your emotional truth and how to put that in your work without losing the integrity of the scene. Useful for beginners as well as seasoned actors having trouble accessing their emotions in their work

Topics Covered
In this class you will learn and implement:

  • Text Analysis
  • Research – project, character, story
  • Emotional connectivity
  • Truthfulness and spontaneity in a technical environment
  • Dissecting the beats of a scene
  • Seeing the scene from multiple paradigms
  • Creating business and using props
  • Identifying and honouring the facts of a scene

What students are saying about this class

“Beverley brings an infectious energy that can be felt even through a Zoom meeting. Coming into the class with zero acting experience, Beverley made me feel welcome from the second I joined the virtual class.   This wasn’t a regular zoom meeting though. This. Was. Acting. Class. I had so much fun yelling and laughing at my computer, learning so much about script reading and character development with our amazing class.   Experienced actor or not, I would highly recommend, if you like having a good time.”