Adult Acting Classes and Workshops

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Today’s demand of the entertainment industry for moving and realistic performance – particularly film’s demand for absolute authenticity – creates the need for highly skilled actors. For those who wish to meet this requirement while pursuing their acting career, but have a limited schedule, KD Studio offers the 8-Week evening acting workshops.

These workshops are hands-on, cutting-edge explorations into the art of acting that give students a variety of experiences needed for acquiring real skills for the real world. Designed for beginning actors as well as those with performing experience, the evening courses allow students to go beyond the basics and prepare themselves for a professional career.

Adult Short Course Classes:

Introduction to Television Commercials
Television Commercial Workshop
Introduction to Acting
Acting Workshop (Scene Study)
Acting Workshop (Improvisation)
Camera Workshop
Voice-Over/Radio Commercials
Voice-Over/Radio Commercials (Advanced)
Introduction to Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre Workshop
Audition Technique Seminar

CLASS DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, WE WILL ALWAYS CALL YOU TO CONFIRM A CLASS. IF YOU HAVE ENROLLED AND HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED, PLEASE CALL US: (214) 638-0484

Payment plans are available for all short course classes. A $100 deposit is required upon enrollment to hold your spot in the class. This deposit will be applied toward the cost of the class. The remaining balance must be paid in equal payments and paid in full by the 5th class.

 

Introduction to Television Commercials – ITV

This course is designed to help students in all aspects of making television commercials.  This course begins with a discussion of technical terms, scoring copy, and basic guidelines for interpretation.
Class includes an introduction to camera technique by using a wide variety of situations.  Students will be taped, and qualified instructors will give feedback on performance. Course will conclude with a discussion on resume writing and obtaining headshots and an agent.

Ages: 18+
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): April 29 – June 17, 2015*
Day(s): Wednesdays
Time(s): 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
Instructor: Dari Hayes*
Price: $425.00

 

Television Commercial Workshop – TVW

This course builds on what is learned in Introduction to Television Commercials.   Throughout each class, students are videotaped as they rehearse a wide variety of commercial copy from slice of life, bite and smile, spokesperson to industrials. Course work will include cold readings, audition techniques for the camera, teleprompter and audio prompter.

Please call to be added to our waiting list.
Ages: 18+
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): May 4 – June 22, 2015*
Day(s): Mondays
Time(s): 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dari Hayes*
Price: $325.00

 

Introduction to Acting – IACT

Students learn the basics of acting through scene study and improvisation.  Course work covers the fundamentals of character development for identifying objectives, obstacles and tactics in each scene.  Acting and film unions and their membership are discussed throughout the course.

Ages: 18+
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): May 4 – June 29, 2015* – No class May 25
Day(s): Mondays
Time(s): 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mike Schraeder*
Price: $425.00

 

Acting Workshop (Scene Study) – SS

This Acting Workshop is an advanced class which includes acting truthfully under imaginary circumstances, emotional preparation, and improvisation techniques. In this Acting Workshop students learn to break down material to understand what they are saying and doing.  Exercises are taught for getting out of the head and into the heart, moment to moment, character development, transitions, motivation and script analysis.

Prerequisite – Introduction to Acting Workshop or approval of Admissions Department.
Ages: 18+
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): April 20 – June 8, 2015*
Day(s): Mondays
Time(s): 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: John S. Davies*
Price: $325.00

 

Acting Workshop (Improvisation) – ACTW IMP

Improvisation is an acting technique of developing scenes spontaneously. This fun and challenging course teaches students quick thinking and teamwork skills needed to make an improv show great; skills which also benefit all aspects of acting and auditioning.

Ages: 18+
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): May 6 – June 24, 2015*
Day(s): Wednesdays
Time(s): 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bob Coonrod*
Price: $325.00

 

Camera Workshop – CAMACT

This Film Acting Workshop works on the specialized techniques of acting for film and television.  The material covers the further exploration of close-ups and over-the-shoulder shots, along with techniques for hitting marks and staying in frame.

Prerequisite – Introduction to Acting or Introduction to Television Commercials or upon approval of Admissions Department.
Ages: 18+
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): May 12 – June 30, 2015*
Day(s): Tuesdays
Time(s): 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ellen Locy*
Price: $425.00

 

Voice-Over/Radio Commercials – VO

Students learn the ropes of acting on a mic with a professional sound engineer and established voice coach as their guide.  Lecture includes DFW market audition, the job, follow-up, self-promotion, the union and agencies.  Each student receives private coaching and studio time.

Ages: 18+
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): April 22 – June 10, 2015*
Day(s): Tuesdays
Time(s): 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Phyllis Cicero*
Price: $450.00

 

Voice-Over/Radio Commercials (Advanced) – ADVVO

This advanced course will help students further develop voice over skill while preparing to work in the Voice-Over market.

Ages: 18+
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): May 19 – July 7, 2015*
Day(s): Tuesdays
Time(s): 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Phyllis Cicero*
Price: $350.00

 

Introduction to Musical Theatre

Students will be coached and directed in musical scenes and production numbers from Broadway musicals in a variety of styles.
Classes will include vocal training and coaching by the Musical Director, as well as dance and musical performance coaching by the Director/Choreographer, culminating with the finished scenes and numbers.

Prerequisite – Musical Theatre Voice or Dance, or approval of the Admissions Department. Please call to be added to our waiting list.
Ages: 18+
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): TBD
Day(s): TBD
Time(s): TBD
Instructor: TBD
Price:

 

Musical Theatre Workshop

Drama Workshops/Theatre Workshops allows students to work with our Musical Director/Vocal Coach to prepare solos and ensemble works from Musical Theatre.  Classes will include vocal warm-up, technique and performance coaching.  Students will be coached and choreographed in dance combinations and routines from Broadway musicals in a variety of styles.  Classes will include warm-up, stretching exercises, technique and performance coaching.

Please call to be added to our waiting list.
Ages: 18+
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): TBD
Day(s): TBD
Time(s): TBD
Instructor: TBD
Price:

 

Audition Technique Seminar – AT

This one-day seminar  is about preparing you for auditions. It’s main focus is on powerful, active choices, the kind of choices that bring you alive and allow you to attack a scene, make it yours, grab the role and do the work! From script breakdown, cold reading to owning the role from the minute you walk in door are the techniques you will be learning about.

Please call to be added to our waiting list.
Ages: 18+
Length: 1 day
Date(s): TBD
Day(s): Saturday
Time(s): 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (working lunch)
Instructor: John S. Davies  (IMDB)
Price: $175.00

 

*Pending enrollment

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