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

This is a Level 3 advanced scene study class. Admission to this class is by invitation only. Students in this class have extensive professional experience in acting with a strong grasp of acting concepts or have graduated from a full time acting program such as our Full Time Acting: Film, TV & Voice Over Program. Contact us to schedule one free audit – 604.564.7242

Current Term:
April 12th – June 28th

Upcoming Term:
September 13th – November 29th
Wednesday Evenings – 6:30pm – 9:30pm with Janet Kidder

2024 Sessions:
Wednesday Evenings – 6:30pm – 9:30pm with Janet Kidder


Course Description:
This 12-week in person Scene Study class with Janet Kidder provides ample time to explore the art of scene study with the care, creativity and focus it requires. As a hard-working professional actor, you will workshop 3 different scenes from stage or screen with three different scene partners over the 12 weeks. There will be an in-depth exploration of relationships, character development, emotional investment and story while figuring out what you want and fighting for it. Preparation and dedication are a must for this class. There are no shortcuts.

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Meet your instructor

Janet Kidder

Janet is fortunate enough to love love love this career choice and after more than two decades in the Biz, with numerous film, theatre, and television credits, she is excited to begin to share some of the lessons learned over the years. Thrilled to be joining such a stellar team of peers at Vancouver Acting School, this will be a challenging and exciting adventure. Some recent credits include leads on Limetown, The Emma Fielding Mysteries, Man in the High Castle, Arrow, Hudson, and Rex.

Topics Covered:

  • Actors will develop their personal process of preparation from cold reading to performance
  • Fine tune technical elements of their performance such as blocking and working with props.
  • Develop confidence to transition from class to professional sets.
  • Deepen emotional connection with characters and their relationships
  • Detailed text analysis and research

What’s Expected from the actor:

    • Actors will arrive to class each week prepared and ready to work (lack of preparation will result in less stage time)
    • Actors will meet up and rehearse outside scheduled class time
    • This is a professional class and will be treated as such

What students are saying about this class

“Janet‘s class is highly sought after for good reason. She is patient with and encouraging of her students, and is fantastic at steering actors toward the root of the scene, really getting down to the nuts and bolts. She makes the experience lots of fun, but is persistent in nudging a scene or a performance further if she senses some untapped potential, and therefore gets the most out of everyone. I’m a big fan of this class. Would recommend, if you can get a spot!”

“Scene study with Janet has been a highlight of my week since the very first class. She knows exactly how to challenge you in the way that makes you grow leaps and bounds as an artist.”