YOUTH

ACTING

CLASSES

ORLANDO YOUTH ACTING CLASSES

PRO-LEVEL TRAINING GROWING YOUNG ACTORS AGES

6-17 INTO RESPECTED, WORKING ADULTS

Here's the bottom line... kids are often given a raw deal. Their training is simplified and not as extensive as adult classes. And yet they are asked to audition for characters that require the same honesty and intensity as their adult co-workers. Therein lies the problem. Without adult-level conversations and adult-level technique, these young actors are set up for rejection, self-doubt, and a skewed understanding of what "acting" is... that will affect how they grow into adult actors.

We are growing a new generation of respected actors and people from the ground up.​​

 

Training for the ever-evolving actor

We believe that an actor must first have the tools to impulsively connect with their body, voice, and imagination. Then the actor must be able to turn a text into a structure that is elaborate and impenetrable. Most importantly, the actor must be able to play within that structure, trusting that their tools will guide them subconsciously and malleably.

We have built 3 classes specifically intended to strengthen these muscles. All of the classes are designed to be repeatable, for either beginner or veteran actor looking to return to the "barre." 

Here's how the classes are broken down: 

APPROACH

For the beginning actor, we offer Actor's Creative Toolbox (A.C.T.) to learn the core components of craft, storytelling, and ensemble.

For our older or veteran actors, Actors' Infrastructure (A.I.) class focuses on building the map for processing scripts & interpreting text through a mixture of process work, text analysis, and exploring how text lives in the body.

IMPULSE

For the actor wanting to strengthen their physical tools: impulse, voice, imagination, and environment. This class is geared around movement and exploration.

The Acting Gym (T.A.G.) is a high-intensity exploration of freeing physical impulse using tools such as Laban, Viewpoints, and teachings by both Grotowski and Stanislavski.

INNOVATION

For the experienced actor continuing to explore Approach + Impulse work symbiotically and organically. 

Full Body Play* empowers actors to break the rules, dig deeper, make bolder choices, and trust that their structure and their tools are exactly what they need in order to bring the story to life in their own way.

* By Audition / Invitation Only

Which class is best for you?

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ACTORS'

CREATIVE TOOLBOX

is right for you if...

You are younger than 6th grade

You want an introduction to acting tools

You want to learn the parts of storytelling

You want to build an ensemble

You like to learn through play

You like to use your imagination

Fall 2021 Class Schedule

 

Class Day

Time

Thursdays

4:30-7 EST

Duration

Grade

Price

8 Weeks

3rd-6th

$299

Limit

12

Actors' Creative Toolbox
Next Session: September 9th - October 28th
Instructor: Maria Cary

This course is an in-depth exploration of fundamental acting tools. This group coaching dynamic allows students to build ensemble, immerse themselves in the world of story, and activate their imaginations.

 

Students will use scripted source material, physical exercises, narrative pantomime, and creative drama to explore their tools as storytellers. Students also explore core acting content such as Objectives, Obstacles, Tactics, Relationship, Improvisation, Characterization, and scene work.

*Does not count as a prerequisite for Full Body Play

Payment Plan Available

Class Day

Time

Wednesdays

4-6:30 EST

Duration

10 Weeks

Grade

6th+

Price

$399

Limit

6

Actors' Infrastructure (A.I.)

Next Session: September 15th - November 17th

Instructor: Clare Lopez

Built to provide actors with craft and process (without being prescriptive), A.I. is focused on training actors to approach texts with an array of tools and a strong gut instinct. Each week, students will explore how to mine the text for information and craft strong choices to explore on their feet.  Students will hone their approach in scene work and activate text, through exploring how the textual ideas and actions live in the body. This class aims to empower actors to build a multi-layered structure in which they can play using an array of script-driven tools. The class will conclude with self-taped scenes.

This class is repeatable, so it is ideal for both beginner and professional looking to return to the "barre" to strengthen their foundation.

Curriculum: Personal Process, Script Analysis, Body Work

Payment Plan Available

 

Class Day

Time

Tuesdays

4:30-7:30 EST

Duration

10 Weeks

Grade

6th+

Price

$450

Limit

12

The Acting Gym (T.A.G.)

Next Session: September 14th - November 16th

Instructor: Jordan Woods-Robinson

T.A.G. is a high-intensity physical exploration of encouraging impulse, connection to partner, and creation of environment. Actors are empowered to break comfort zones and get in their bodies and respond on instinct.

Teaching techniques from Viewpoints, Suzuki, Grotowski, Laban, Harold Guskin, and more, our weekly mission is to get actors out of their heads and into their bodies. Each class will be a full body workout. Students will work towards freeing impulses; shift into understanding vs. memorizing; explore whole-body listening and honoring partner work; and building ensemble.

This class is repeatable, so it is ideal for both beginner and professional looking to return to the "barre" to strengthen their foundation.

Curriculum: Physical Impulse, Viewpoints, Partner Work

Payment Plan Available

 

Class Day

Time

TBD

TBD

Duration

Grade

Price

10 Weeks

6th+

$450

Limit

6

Full Body Play (Advanced)

(Prerequisite: A.I. + T.A.G. or by audition)

Next Session: Enrolling Spring 2022

Instructor: Jordan Woods-Robinson

After an actor is using their tools to build a structure by harnessing instinct and impulse, the final step is to play within that structure. To trust the work, to break rules, to connect to partner, and to live in exploration.

This class advances instinct and impulse work, focusing on full body exploration of text and translating it to on-camera. 

Enrolling Spring 2022

Industry Testimonials

"We have booked several actors directly from Book From Tape’s self-tapes. Their tape quality and audition coaching are both excellent."

—  Chase Paris, Feldstein|Paris Casting

Looking for Virtual Classes?

We work with actors all over the world.

Looking for Private Coaching?

We work with actors 5+ in private coaching settings.

All students and their families must comply with Book From Tape’s Health and Safety Protocols. Individuals that do not follow health and safety protocols will not be permitted to attend any in-person classes. Book From Tape continues to monitor updates related to COVID-19 and will inform you of any changes.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us at

clare@bookfromtape.com