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Class Schedule at a Glance

 

Day
Time
Class
Type
Age
Level
Instructor

Monday

4:30-6:30 PM

On Camera

Juniors

7 -12+

Basic

Required Skills and Terms

Japheth Gordon

Monday 4:00-6:00 PM Via Internet ALL 6+

All Ages Live via Internet

John D'Aquino
Tuesday 3:00-6:00 PM On Camera Juniors 9 - 13

Intermediate,

Monday Class Prerequisite

John D'Aquino
Thursday 3:30-5:30 PM Improv Teens 13+

Intermediate

Sat or Mon Class Prerequisite

Japheth Gordon
Thursday 5:30-7:00 PM Cold Read ALL All

All Ages Live via Internet

John D'Aquino
             
Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM Via Internet ALL 6+

All Ages Live via Internet

John D'Aquino
Saturday 9:00-11:15 AM Improv Juniors 7-12+

Basic

Teaches Req Skills and Terms

Japheth Gordon
Saturday 11:30-2:00 PM On Camera Teens 13 - 15

Intermediate for Teens

 

Japheth Gordon
Saturday 2:30-5:00 PM Performance Teens 13+ Intermediate for Teens Gloria Garayua

 

 

Class Descriptions

 

All Classes at

Sidewalk Studio Theater (except 18+ Tuesday and Wednesday Class and where otherwise indicated)

Class Address at Sidewalk Studio Theatre 4150 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505

 

Youth Students 7 - 12 Years Old

 

Mondays 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Intro to Professional Acting for Juniors - Young Actors 12 and under

Instructor - Japheth Gordon
Whether you're a student who is new to the industry or a young professional looking to sharpen your skills, this class is a perfect fit. Japheth uses a variety of IMPROVISATION GAMES to get the creative performance muscles working and AUDITION TECHNIQUE FUNDAMENTALS that will prepare young actors for a career in the business.

 

Tuesdays 3:00-6:00 PM

Intermediate Juniors On-Camera Scene Study Ages 9-13 - (Prerequisite Class Monday 4:30 or Equivalent)

Instructor: John D'Aquino
This class welcomes  young actors who have studied in our Monday On Camera class, or those who have been approved by the instructor because they are currently represented and auditioning or have been previously working in the industry.  Lessons are designed to prepare our actors for successful auditions, memorable performances and a professional life on set.  Weekly lesson plans range from script analysis and character building to blocking and continuity.  Many classes are dedicated to advanced camera techniques for creating more dynamic, motivated and memorable performances.   Students learn to shape performances for the camera (e.g. understanding the master, two shots and close-up) and examine the various genres of television programs  currently on air (through video clips and script study) and the specific performances required for each style. 

 

Saturdays 9:00 to 11:15 AM

Improvisation and Theater Games for Character Development

Instructor - Japheth Gordon
For young actors who want to be more free in their choices, more confident in their abilities and more prepared for every situation. Japheth leads with energy, playing fun, engaging improv games and the students have no choice but to become better listeners, which in turn, makes them better actors.

 

Teens 13 and Older

 

Thursdays: 3:30 to 5:30 PM

Advanced Improv for Teens 13+

Instructor - Japheth Gordon
For teenagers looking to play improv at a professional level. Students will be treated like adults as they explore the magic of spontaneity. A sharp mind, molded by 'in-the-moment' living, can translate into better auditions and stronger acting across the board. In addition, Japheth will introduce the concepts of long-form and sketch writing.

 

Thursdays: 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Mock Audition/Cold Read Class for All Ages

Instructor - Japheth Gordon
For actors looking to keep their auditioning tools sharp with weekly training and feedback. Japheth reinforces the techniques learned in class and students implement them in real-life audition situations. Repetition of the audition process (from script analysis to taking re-directs) will lead to confidence in front of casting directors.

 

Saturdays 11:30 to 2:00 PM

On-Camera Scene Study

Instructor - Japheth Gordon
For young professionals who take their craft seriously. Each lesson is focused on increasing the students' success in front of the camera. Some techniques Japheth teaches: Fundamentals of Comedy Performance, Method/Meisner Exercises, Genre-Specific Performance Size, Emotional Recall and Sense Memory, On- Set Responsibilities, Tricks for Cold Reads, Navigating Call-Backs/Producer Sessions, The Power of The Ensemble, and more...

 

Saturdays 2:30 to 5:00 PM

123 Perform

Advanced Teens on Yearly Unlimited and by Invitation

Instructor - Glorida Garayua
"123 Perform" mimics an adult acting class whereas every student is partnered up and assigned a scene to work on over a number of weeks in order to fully flesh out a character and prepare it to be performance ready, the way an actor would when they book a job. Every week they are challenged to dig deeper inside of themselves to present work that is more involved then the previous week. Every week students are asked to focus on a different aspect of performance preparation, such Cold reading, script analysis, and character development, until performance level work is reached. Students are encouraged to work with their partners outside of class whether it is in person or using Skype for further scene exploration. On the last day of every cycle, the students perform their scenes based on their work in rehearsals and are asked to create their environment as close to production quality as possible, including character wardrobe, props, and other ambience elements. Most cycles are 4 weeks (with some exceptions) and most cycles end with an industry guest coming in to watch the performances and offer constructive feedback.

 

All Ages - Live Interactive Online Classes via Internet

 

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday 4:30 – 6:00 PM

On Camera Acting for All Ages

Instructor - John D'Aquino
John has designed this course specifically to bring his proven techniques used at our Burbank studio to students all over the country.

 

Private Coaching

Whether helping an actor discover an approach to a specific audition or training them for when the moment an audition arises; private training is highly focused as we work to better understand what makes the individual talent special and how they can best apply their strengths to the work.

 

* A full session lasts approximately fifty minutes to one hour.

* Package pricing is available for families with multiple children or students requiring multiple classes combined with private lessons.

 
Classes and Private Session Pricing, Packages and Discounts

 

Our pricing philosophy is designed to encourage students who make a commitment to study for a semester or longer through the purchase of a subscription package, each of which now comes with a standard 25% discount on all camps and workshops. If you prefer to purchase a la carte classes, we offer discounts for buying in packages of four or more. Finally, our best value is the yearly subscription which offers unlimited classes for an entire year at our most heavily discounted pricing (summer included as a bonus), along with the usual 25% discount on camps and workshops.
 
For out of town students for whom local class subscriptions isn't an option, we offer a discount on camps and workshops to students who purchase an 8 pack of private Skype sessions.

 

 

Pricing as of January 1st, 2014
Book Of

$/Class

Price

Class

Discount %

Package

Cost

Workshop and Private

Discount %

One A LA CARTE Class Good for One Year From Purchase
1
$      65.00
0.00%
$     65.00
0.00%
Four  A LA CARTE Classes Good for One Year From Purchase
4
$      61.75
5.00%
$   247.00

PREPAID SUBSCRIPTION

(Semester Rate)

 

$/Class

Price

Class

Discount %

Cost 

Workshop and Private

Discount %

Three Months Once Per Week
Once Per Week
$      55.20
15.00%
$   718.00
12.50%
Three Months  Twice per week
Twice Per Week
$      45.50
30.00%
$1,183.00
25.00%

FULL YEAR TUITION PAYMENT 

 

 

$/Class

Price

Class

Discount %

Cost 

Workshop and Private

Discount %

UNLIMITED - 3 semesters@3 per week PLUS SUMMER Unlimited=150+ Classes
150+ Classes
$      26.00
60.00%
$3,510.00
25.00%
           
PRIVATES or SKYPE Credits
Sessions
$/Session 

Session

Discount %

Price 

Workshop and Private

Discount %

Purchased 1 at a time
1
$    160.00
0%
$   160.00
Book of 4 Prepaid
4
$    152.00
5.00%
$   608.00
Book of 8 Prepaid
8
$    140.00
12.50%
$1,120.00
12.50%

PRIVATES or SKYPE Credits

With Subscription

Sessions
$/Session

Session

Discount %

Price
Purchased 1 at a time W subscription
1
$    152.00
5.00%
$   152.00
Book of 4 Prepaid With Subscription
4
$    140.00
12.50%
$   560.00
Book of 8 Prepaid With Subscription
8
$    120.00
25.00%
$   960.00