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Children / Youth Acting Classes

All classes follow the same 10 week term cycle as schools, with new students accepted at the beginning of each term. The classes are streamed, allowing for a variety of skill levels within each age range. During the course of the year the acting programs for youth cover acting for live performance as well as for film. The courses are structured so that students work on monologues, duologues and ensemble pieces, some presented to camera and some in live performances. The final term will see senior classes working on short films or a performance in a theatre.


Junior Youth Program

Age: 5-8 years
Term: 10 weeks
Class Duration: 1 hour per class per week - Saturday Mornings 9am-10am
Cost: $230.00 inc GST 

Program Aim: To focus on the imagination, concentration and creativity of the students. This is achieved by using a range of activities such as theatre based games and camera work.

  • Imagination & Creativity
  • Physical Awareness
  • Ensemble Forming
  • Visualisation
  • Confidence
  • Concentration
  • Emotion Control
  • Body Language & Mime
  • Improvisation

Youth Program

Age: 9-12 years
Term: 10 weeks
Class Duration: 2 hours per class per week - Thurday Afternoons 4:30-6:30pm OR Saturday Afternoons 2:30-4.30pm
Cost: $310.00 inc GST

Program Aim: This program focuses on both stage and camera acting skills. It incorporates the exploration of the imagination and techniques such as:

  • Body Language & Mime
  • Improvisation & Characterisation
  • Theatre Sports
  • Stage Acting
  • Camera Techniques
  • Audition Techniques
  • Voice Over Techniques
  • Film script work + Filming + Playback

Senior Youth Program

Age: 13-17
Term: 10 weeks
Class Duration: 2 hours per class per week -Wednesday Afternoons 4:30-6:30pm OR Saturday Mornings 10:15-12:15pm
Cost: $310.00 inc GST

Program Aim: The senior youth program focuses on advanced film, television and theatre acting skills. Throughout the year the classes work on monologues, duologues and ensemble pieces. All of which will be performed for the stage and the camera. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend live performances and in-house viewings during the year.

  • Laban Movement System
  • Basic Stanislavsky
  • Advanced Voice Techniques
  • Acting For Film
  • Acting For Stage
  • Audition Skills
  • Film script work + Filming + Playback

Performance Troupe

Age: 13 - 17years
Term: 20 weeks (2 Term commitment)
Class Duration: 2 hours per class - Fridays 4:30-6:30pm
Cost: $700.00 inc GST (upfront)  or $850.00 inc GST (if paid in installments)

Program Aim: Entry to Performance Troupe is by audition only, the auditions are held twice yearly for students wishing to gain a position in the class. Heavily driven by technique the class focuses mainly on theatre performance. The tutors for this class are trained actors and theatre directors. Every semester concludes with a performance in a theatre which can vary from self devised pieces to contemporary and classic works. Friends and family are invited to the performances the experience for these students to rehearse and perform in a theatre in front of an audience is invaluable at this stage of training.

Students in Performance Troupe often make the transition to Elite Ensemble, many of whom have progressed to become Professional Actors.


Elite Ensemble

Age: 13 - 17years
Term: 20 weeks (2 Term commitment)
Class Duration: 2 hours per class - Saturday Afternoons 2:30-4:30pm
Cost: $700.00 inc GST (upfront) or $850.00 inc GST (if paid in installments)

Program Aim: Elite Ensemble is designed for the cream of Actors Ink students. Auditions are held twice yearly for students wishing to gain a position in this class. They are then groomed as Adelaide’s next generation of young actors. Headshots and web profile are set up for them to begin their venture into the industry.

This group work at a professional level working with professional Directors, Producers and Film Technicians within the industry, focusing mainly on auditioning and skills in front of camera. The students are promoted by the Agency as young professional actors with many of them gaining professional work. Students of Elite ensemble have had great success auditioning and being accepted into University / Professional Actor Courses such as NIDA, Flinders University Drama & AC Arts to name a few. Former Elite students working professionally – Teresa Palmer, Frank Sweet, Rihannon Owen, Whitney Boyd, Adam Balales, Lydia Nicholson, Rowan Hopkins and the list goes on.


 

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