Classes are back!
And classes return from Tuesday 26 through to Saturday 30 October.
As you know, we traditionally run 4 x 10 week terms per year, but due to all schools returning from Monday 25 October, we will be returning for an 8 week term for Term 4, 2021, as opposed to our standard 10 week term.
Our class fees are structured over a 10 week term, therefore class fees for the 8 week Term 4, will be reduced by 2 classes, as per below …
Juniors (Tuesdays 5.30 to 7.00 pm) $260.00
Adults (Wednesdays 7.00 to 9.30 pm) $360.00
Teens (Thursdays 5.00 to 7.00 pm) $300.00
Advanced Young Adults/Adults (Thursdays 7.00 to 10.00 pm) $380.00/$420.00
Mixed Ages: Teens/Adults (Saturdays 3.00 to 5.30 pm) Teens $315/Adults $360.00
We’re really looking forward to returning to face-to-face classes and getting back into some creative work.
Term 4 Curriculum
We have a batch of fun and challenging scenes lined up for Term 4, along with some dynamic green screen scenes.
An event we were looking forward to this year – a guest speaker Q&A with one of my favourite actor’s – was cancelled due to the lockdown. We will now be running this special event in early 2022. Stay tuned!
The studio Christmas party will be held after the final class of Term 4 on Saturday 18 December, commencing from 7.00pm. All students, family and friends are welcome to attend and invites will be emailed later in the term.
Staying busy (and sane) during the lockdown
As you all know, staying creative during the long lockdown wasn’t easy, and we filled the time as best we could by maintaining housework and keeping the studio clean and tidy, along with adding a couple of new drop-down backdrops, donated by the school’s business mentor James Shramko (much appreciated, thanks James!), editing scenes and showreels for some of the students along with recording and editing a few things for myself and my family – including a montage of photos and videos to celebrate my grandson Rainer’s first birthday: from birth to turning the big one!
Meanwhile, graduate student Katy Tunbridge – an established singer-songwriter and actor in L.A. – has been been keeping busy in Hollywood with some voice over work, as per the below clip …
On Thursday 14 October, former student, actor and activist Saroni Roy, will be moderating an Australian Directors Guild (ADG) panel discussing the biggest mental health issues facing performers and other creatives, with practical resources that can be implemented to better safeguard your wellbeing in an industry that demands so much of us. The conference is for full members of the ADG only, but for my students benefit I will pass on the information I gain from the conference to you in class.
In the meantime, if you would like to brush up on your theory and technique before classes resume, then you will find a wealth of information in The Acting Blog on our web site via the below link.
To open the link, highlight it and then click Open Link at the top of the drop down menu …
A few of the students asked me if I could do some Zoom classes during the lockdown, but as an educator I find Zoom to be fine for conferences and the like, but Zoom is a low rent teaching tool when compared to the way our classes are structured with face-to-face collaboration as per film and television sets. When I discovered that a lot of school’s were using Zoom and charging the same fee as per face-to-face lessons, then I decided to go in the opposite direction and supply my students with some free complimentary lessons. Thanks to all those students who completed the exercises and I can see from your responses that you learned a great deal from the experience. As an educator with 40 years experience, I will not supply my students with sub par Zoom online tuition, and this decision has fortunately paid off.
We’re absolutely stoked to be back from 26 October and I look forward to working with our established students face-to-face again and to extend a warm welcome to the new students commencing classes with us this term.
Alan Nurthen (Director)