Description Of Classes

Acting for TV, Sitcoms & Film (Scene Study):

Students learn the art of acting in the television and film environment. Starting with scenes/scripts from popular television shows and feature films. Students learn the pace, the staging, and what is required for each of the different mediums. Students learn to take their “beats”, camera angles and direction and physical requirements for each. Both require and enhance reading and reading comprehension skills as well as memorization and confidence.

Acting & Auditioning Techniques (On Camera):

An audition consists of about 4 minutes no matter if it’s an audition to get agency representation, or when you’re on an actual casting call.  You have that amount of time to grab their attention and knock the material out of the park. The student needs to understand what to do on an audition, what to wear, where to focus, and what not to do. Auditioning techniques are a great way to learn speaking skills, how to nail a job interview or to present an oral book report.

Acting Technique for Professionals (Level 1 & 2):

Acting truthfully with Meisner. Learn the very basics of Acting through fun exercises and drills, created by Sanford Meisner. Learn how to make everything you do and say on stage very believable. You’ll become an actor who acts from your own heart and learn how to be truthful every single time you act. You will strengthen all your skills and learn how to avoid the exact pitfalls that make actors seem “fake”. The students will learn how professional actors read their scripts and break them down and learn how to use all your Meisner “tools” to every script from here on out.

Improv (Improvisation):

Improv is the practice of acting, singing, talking and reacting, of making and creating, in the moment and in response to the stimulus of one’s immediate environment and feelings. It’s thinking out loud and “on the spot” or “off the cuff”. Spontaneous comebacks are essential for the actor/performer in auditions and meeting with agencies, agents, casting directors, producers, and film directors. Some notable and genius improvisation talent – Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, SNL Cast Members, and more.

The Actor’s Notebook & Meisner Advanced Scene Study:

The fundamentals of acting. Being taught the basic elements of acting, stage terms, stage direction, taking direction, working on stage as a team. Also, some theater games. Making it fun, begin work on who? Scenes emphasizing relations. What they need in the scene, stakes, moment before, environment, breaking down a scene. Learning the history/character work. Fourth wall.

Master Class Program (INVITE ONLY):

This is a Master Class program taught by Film Director, Jeff Celentano. You must be invited in by the instructor to attend these workshops. The class contains the serious & most advanced actors (age is not a limiting factor) who want to be pushed to the utmost level of acting. Students need to have impeccable attendance, be on top of their material, know their lines, and be prepared for class.

Vocal Training & Singing:

Focus on running scales, breathing exercises, and songs. The students will learn to match pitch and tune their ear & learn harmonies and melodies.  Students are invited to share their favorite songs to sing and work on them in class.

Kids Dynamic Acting:

A class for the young ones who aren’t at a reading level yet – beginning readers. Students learn how to recite commercials and do some on-camera work. Improvisation is a key with this class. As students use make believe and their imagination to do some story telling. They use props, learn emotions, and have a great time! Parents are welcome to watch as their children learn speaking skills, build confidence, and make friends.