Verve Studios

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Our Youth classes are a school-year round professional-training acting classes. The class meets every week for 90-minutes and provides Young Actors a place to learn and implement acting technique.  Curriculum includes Technique, Script Analysis, Commercials, Improv, Film and On-Camera presence work, and the practicality of The Business (local agents, casting directors).  This class is essential for students wishing to get agency representation as well as for those who already have representation. Students will work individually in monologues, exercises and improvs, as well as be partnered up for scene and on-camera scene work. The difficulty of materials will be assigned based on experience of the actor so beginning, intermediate and advanced actors will all excel in this class. Verve will assist students ready to seek representation or work at the conclusion of the school year class.

TEENS TUESDAYS 4:30-6 pm | Ages 14-18 | September 11, 2018-May 14, 2019 | $170*/month | REGISTER
TEENS# MONDAYS 4:30-6 pm | Ages 14-18 Advanced | September 10, 2018-May 13, 2019 | $170*/month | REGISTER
TWEENS WEDNESDAYS 4:30-6 pm | Ages 10-14 | September 12, 2018-May 14, 2019 | $170/month* | REGISTER
TWEENS# THURSDAYS 4:30-6 pm | Ages 11-14 Advanced } September 13, 2018-May 16, 2019 | $170/month* | REGISTER

By enrolling in either class, you are agreeing to continue through May 2019 (Full Terms and Conditions).
Classes meet every week, except for the 3 weeks off for winter break.

If you are not actively working on a film or theatre project, you should be in class! If you are signed with an agent, many actually require it! Join us Saturday mornings for fun, educational workouts for students ages 8-18 designed to keep your skills in tip-top shape. These are designed to enhance ongoing training as well as supplement for those not able to commit to a weekly class. New to Verve? Register for the morning session and we'll get you up to speed and you'll get the basics under your belt. Returning students are always welcome; we select new scripts each workout! Will Hightower, Instructor. $40 each or $38 if registering for 3 or more in the session. REGISTER

Saturday, Oct 6: Bringing your personality to your Commercial Auditions. How can YOU shine through?
Saturday, Oct 13: Where Am I? Bringing environment to your auditions.
Saturday, Oct 20:  Tackling the dual Spokesperson commercial.  Talking to the camera AND to a scene partner.
Saturday, Oct 27:  Finding the funny in your sitcom audition. Understanding the writing enhances the performance.
Saturday, Nov 3: My read comes in a rainbow of colors.  Adding color to your voice over commercial audition.

Fall sessions are broken out by experience.
For those new to Verve's commercial training, please register for the 9 am session for the Oct 6, 13 and 20 sessions. For those who had already trained at Verve in commercials, register for the 10:30 am session.

For those new to Verve's TV/Sitcom training, please register for the 9 am session for the Oct 27 session. For those who had already trained at Verve in TV/Sitcom, register for the 10:30 am session.

For those new to Verve's VO training, please register for the 9 am session for the Nov 3 session. For those who had already trained at Verve in VO, register for the 10:30 am session.

Karen Maseng of POGO Casting returns to Verve November 8 for an on-camera commercial intensive. More Info | Registration

Kids Camp Tweens Camp Teens Camp

Film acting camp: youth actors will not only learn about acting on film, they will act on film! From auditions to wrapping the production, actors go through the entire process of participating in a digital short film, all in an educational, instructional and fun environment. Learn character development, acting skills, camera technique and the differences and similarities between stage and film acting. Each camp is limited to 10 participants; the script is custom written for the students enrolled. A digital copy of the completed short film will be provided to the student after the conclusion of the camp. A screening of the completed film will be held in July; participants will select the day. Verve has been offering this camp for 11 years and it is led by professional filmmakers and actors. Some of the past films are available for viewing on the Verve Studios' YouTube Channel. Film Acting Camps are in June.
Camera Ready Half-Day Camps held in July-August.
Summer camp dates announced in February; registration opens in March.
Verve also offers SATURDAY WORKOUTS, SCHOOL YEAR CLASSES, Audition Taping, Demo Reel Taping and Private Lessons.
* +$25 registration fee for new students.
# Pre-requisites apply