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Part-Time Scene Study

CLASS DESCRIPTION

All actors, whether novices or veterans, need to stretch their muscles. Scene Study is where a new actor discovers the joys of bringing a story to life, and where a seasoned professional learns to push themselves in exploring a different part of their craft. Through extensive character work and text analysis, our Scene Study for Film & Television classes focus on telling the story of a scene and embodying a character’s arc (their journey throughout the scene). You will discover the emotional and physical life of your character, use text analysis to mine scripts for motifs and indisputable facts, and learn how to navigate your character’s objectives while responding to the choices of your scene partner. The skills learned in these classes allow actors to build and strengthen the tools needed to effectively book and perform larger, more complex roles.

Costs: 3 equal instalments of $249.99

    Next Start Date: September, 2022

Upcoming Classes & Registration

Our Part-Time classes will take actors of all abilities to new levels of skill and confidence through direct instruction from some of Vancouver’s top working actors. Classes occur once per week and are available on a variety of days to suit your schedule. Click the registration link for the class of your choice to book online, or contact us at 604-564-7242 to reserve your spot. Please note that some advanced classes may require prior approval before registration.

All classes run for 3 hours once a week for 12 weeks.

Wednesdays 7:00pm – 10:00pm || Level 3 Scene Study with Janet Kidder
Thursdays 7:00pm – 10:00pm || Level 2 Scene Study with Janet Kidder 

Course Name

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

Pre-Requisites:
This is a Level 2 acting class. Students should have a strong grasp of basic acting concepts such as, beats, objectives, text analysis skills, working with a scene partner,  through experience or beginner-level classes such as our Fundamentals classes

Currently Accepting Registrations for:
September 8th – November 24th
Thursday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Janet Kidder

2023 Sessions:
TBA
Thursday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Janet Kidder

Cost:
3 EQUAL INSTALMENTS of $249.99

Course description:
Using an in-depth method of text analysis and exercises, scenes will be brought to life honestly and creatively. There are no short cuts in this class. Students are expected to have their work prepared for the first class so they can get to work exploring blocking, relationship, and emotional investment. Students are expected to rehearse outside of class with their scene partners, continuing the work done in class. Always ask, “What will I work on next?”.

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

  • Developing the student actor’s personal process of preparation from cold reading to performance.
  • Fine tuning technical elements of performance (blocking, working with props, etc)
  • Deepening emotional connection to character and their relationships.
  • Detailed text analysis and research.
  • Developing the confidence required to transition from the classroom to professional sets.

 

REGISTER HERE FOR SEPTEMBER

“Janet’s scene study class is so great because of how dedicated she is to all of her students. She really puts her heart and soul into everything her students do, and I always leave class feeling inspired and upbeat.” – Saya Bingert 

“Janet is passionate about improving her student’s acting as much as she is her own.  It is inspiring to be able to work closely with such an incredible and successful.  She has more experience as an actor than any teacher I’ve worked with and it comes through while she is guiding us through our scenes and adjusting the choices we make.  I have felt my acting ability increase immensely after doing just one term with Janet and now feel that I’m am no longer acting but living as the person in the scene we are assigned.  It is such an honour to be a part of Janet’s scene study class. I predict she will become the most profound acting teacher in Vancouver.” – Tyler Jackson

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

Pre-Requisites:
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

Currently Accepting Registrations for:
September 7th – November 23rd
Wednesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Janet Kidder

2023 Sessions:
TBA
Wednesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Janet Kidder

Cost:
3 EQUAL INSTALMENTS of $249.99

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.

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

CONTACT US FOR LEVEL 3 CLASS ENROLMENT

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!”  – Jeff Evans-Todd, Actor

“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.”  – Matthew Letkeman, Actor

Testimonial

JEFF EVANS-TODD Actor

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!

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