launching international stars since 1997

 

Our adult classes start at the Introduction to On Camera Performance level for beginners and build up to our Core Acting V with Artistic Director, Susanna Fournier. We're very specific when placing actors in a class to ensure that they are growing and challenging themselves alongside their peers. Our goal is not only to get your work up to Industry standard, but to ensure that it is competitive as quickly as possible. We want to see our actors work + get paid for it.

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INTRODUCTION TO ON CAMERA PERFORMANCE 

 

This is an entry level class that has served as the launching pad for many AAS star Alum.  Aspiring actors will be given a comprehensive set of tools to create organic and compelling storytelling within the frame. The curriculum introduces language, methodology and a practical guide to meeting the expectations of the working professional through assigned material explored on camera.

REQUIREMENTS:

 There are no requirements for this class, anyone can join!

AAS COVID-19 POLICY

All group course participants are required to provide proof double of vaccination.

Masks that cover the nose, mouth, and chin are required to be worn during class. Masks may be removed when the actor is performing on camera - there will be at least 6 feet of space between the performing actor and all other class participants. For any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the studio.


18hrs | $500+HST
 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

DAY
2:00PM - 5:00PM

1st Session
Oct 24 - Nov 9
Mondays & Wednesdays

2nd Session
Nov 29 - Dec 15
Tuesdays & Thursdays

3rd Session
Feb 7 - Feb 23
Tuesdays & Thursdays

4th Session
Mar 13 - Mar 29
Mondays & Wednesdays

5th Session
Apr 18 - May 4
Tuesdays & Thursdays

NIGHT
6:30PM - 9:30PM
 

1st Session 
Nov 7 - Dec 12
Mondays

2nd Session
Nov 8 - Dec 13
Tuesdays

3rd Session
Jan 23 - Mar 6*
Mondays
*no class Feb 20

4th Session
Jan 31 - Mar 7
Tuesdays

5th Session
Mar 20 - May 1*
Mondays
*no class Apr 10

6th Session
Mar 28 - May 2
Tuesdays
 

 

In the event provincial guidelines change during the course of a session and no longer permit in-person classes, the in-studio sessions will immediately switch to virtual Zoom classes. The virtual Zoom classes will keep the same scheduled day and time.

 
CORE ACTING I

 

This is a foundational on-camera training class. With a mix of practical and theoretical learning, Core Acting I focuses on scene and character study, translating action within the frame, and discovering each actor's range. Ideal for actors who are looking to translate theatre training into compelling screen technique, or for actors with previous experience in Film and TV study. 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Previous on-camera or theatre training, or successful advancement from Introduction to On Camera Performance.

AAS COVID-19 POLICY

All group course participants are required to provide proof of double vaccination.

Masks that cover the nose, mouth, and chin are required to be worn during class. Masks may be removed when the actor is performing on camera - there will be at least 6 feet of space between the performing actor and all other class participants. For any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the studio.


36hrs | $900+hst (-10% ACTRA)
 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

DAY

2:00PM - 5:00PM

1st Session
Nov 8 - Dec 15
Tuesdays & Thursdays

2nd Session
Jan 30 - Mar 13*
Mondays & Wednesdays
*no class Feb 20

3rd Session
Mar 28 - May 4
Tuesdays & Thursdays
 

NIGHT
6:30PM - 9:30PM
 

1st Session
Feb 8 - May 3
Wednesdays

2nd Session
Feb 9 - May 4
Thursdays
 

 

In the event provincial guidelines change during the course of a session and no longer permit in-person classes, the in-studio sessions will immediately switch to virtual Zoom classes. The virtual Zoom classes will keep the same scheduled day and time.

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CORE ACTING II

This is an intermediate on-camera training course focused on both audition technique and partnered scene work. Actors will build stamina and agility through a specific focus on how to use scene structure to shape dynamic performances. Ideal for actors with previous experience specific to Film and TV. Actors who are represented and actively auditioning will be considered for enrolment. 

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Agent representation, professional headshot and resume, previous theoretical and practical experience specific to Film and TV, or successful completion of Core Acting I.

AAS COVID-19 POLICY

All group course participants are required to provide proof of double vaccination.

Masks that cover the nose, mouth, and chin are required to be worn during class. Masks may be removed when the actor is performing on camera - there will be at least 6 feet of space between the performing actor and all other class participants. For any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the studio.

36hrs | $989+hst (-10% ACTRA)
 

UPCOMING SESSION
 

DAY

2:00PM - 5:00PM

1st Session
Nov 7 - Dec 14
Mondays & Wednesdays

2nd Session
Feb 7 - Mar 16
Tuesdays & Thursdays

3rd Session
Apr 3 - May 10
Mondays & Wednesdays
 

NIGHT
6:30PM - 9:30PM
 

1st Session
Jan 23 - May 1*
Mondays
*no class Feb 20, Apr 10

2nd Session
Feb 7 - May 2
Tuesdays
 

 

In the event provincial guidelines change during the course of a session and no longer permit in-person classes, the in-studio sessions will immediately switch to virtual Zoom classes. The virtual Zoom classes will keep the same scheduled day and time.

 
CORE ACTING III 

 

This is an intermediate on-camera training class focusing on strengthening the actor's story-telling responsibility by challenging their stamina and range. Actors will work in-depth practically and theoretically on breaking down story, scene structure, identifying conflict, as well as finding spontaneity in both auditions and partnered work. Translating the actor's understanding of story into believable, compelling action is central.

REQUIREMENTS: 

Agent representation, headshot and resume, previous theoretical and practical experience and/or successful completion of Core Acting II.  Admission is at the discretion of both the school’s Executive Director or Artistic Director.

AAS COVID-19 POLICY

All group course participants are required to provide proof of double vaccination.

Masks that cover the nose, mouth, and chin are required to be worn during class. Masks may be removed when the actor is performing on camera - there will be at least 6 feet of space between the performing actor and all other class participants. For any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the studio.


36hrs | $999+hst (-10% ACTRA)
 

UPCOMING SESSION


Mar 3 - May 5*
Fridays
1:00PM-5:00PM
*no class Apr 7

 

 

In the event provincial guidelines change during the course of a session and no longer permit in-person classes, the in-studio sessions will immediately switch to virtual Zoom classes. The virtual Zoom classes will keep the same scheduled day and time.

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CORE ACTING IV

w/Executive Studio Director Salvatore Antonio

 

This is an advanced on-camera training class. Emphasis is placed on identifying each actor's individual strengths, weaknesses, and habits to overcome blocks and open pathways to greater range. Actors work across genres in both Film and TV content to build dynamic command of the frame and confidence in their characterization and technique. This is both partnered scene work and audition-style, stressing spontaneity, personalization, and aliveness.

Actors who have secured professional work on-screen including large principal, guest-starring, recurring and leading roles in episodic and feature films will be considered for enrolment. 

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Agent representation, headshot and resume, previous theoretical and practical experience and/or successful completion of Core Acting III.  Admission at the discretion of both the School's Executive Director or Artistic Director.

AAS COVID-19 POLICY

All group course participants are required to provide proof of double vaccination.

Masks that cover the nose, mouth, and chin are required to be worn during class. Masks may be removed when the actor is performing on camera - there will be at least 6 feet of space between the performing actor and all other class participants. For any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the studio.


36hrs | $999+hst (-10% ACTRA)
 

UPCOMING SESSION


Mar 1 - Apr 26
Wednesdays
6:00PM-10:00PM

 

 

In the event provincial guidelines change during the course of a session and no longer permit in-person classes, the in-studio sessions will immediately switch to virtual Zoom classes. The virtual Zoom classes will keep the same scheduled day and time.

 
CORE ACTING V

w/Executive Studio Director Salvatore Antonio

 

This is a master level on-camera training class. Core Acting V explores and deepens the energetic connection between the actor, the frame, and their acquired knowledge and skill to free them from pre-planning emotional responses and artificial performances. This class fosters a willingness to engage in the spontaneous, asks us to 'get real' with the tactics and behaviours that motivate human action, and challenges actors to cultivate deeper vulnerability and risk in their work. With a distinct focus on genre, the actor is invited to strengthen their stylistic range.

Core Acting V offers the most advanced AAS students an opportunity to exercise and hone their craft. The caliber of those enrolled is closely curated to ensure students are surrounded by actors of equivalent skill - much like the onset reality. 

 

REQUIREMENTS:
Agent representation, headshot and resume, previous theoretical and practical experience and/or successful completion of Core Acting III. Admission at the discretion of both the School's Director and Artistic Director.

AAS COVID-19 POLICY

All group course participants are required to provide proof of double vaccination.

Masks that cover the nose, mouth, and chin are required to be worn during class. Masks may be removed when the actor is performing on camera - there will be at least 6 feet of space between the performing actor and all other class participants. For any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the studio.


36hrs | $859+hst (-10% ACTRA)
 

UPCOMING SESSION


Feb 24 - Apr 28*
Fridays
1:00PM-5:00PM
*no class Apr 7

 

 

In the event provincial guidelines change during the course of a session and no longer permit in-person classes, the in-studio sessions will immediately switch to virtual Zoom classes. The virtual Zoom classes will keep the same scheduled day and time.

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ADDITIONAL COURSES

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embodying action + impulse

w/Steven McCarthy

 

Get out of your head and into your body. Discover and strengthen your instincts. Let go of overly controlling your work.

EAI is designed to activate the actor's imagination, strengthen physical and emotional impulses, and help them trust their spontaneity.



EAI focuses on developing and exploring the actor's body, breath, and voice as our key tools for translating dynamic action, relationship, subtext, and stakes within the frame. With a distinct focus on improvisation, impulse work and physical exercises, this course is all about doing rather than thinking. We'll explore how to tune into our instincts, build confidence in our own spontaneity and play within partnered work, and discover pathways to deeper emotional range. We'll see how our own habits help (or hurt) our access to character, and discover the subtextual motivations that drive people to do what they do.

 

This course will be adjusted and augmented for the individuals involved, while maintaining an aggressive commitment to safe-space play, and a warmth and generosity of spirit.

AAS COVID-19 POLICY

All group course participants are required to provide proof of vaccination.

Masks that cover the nose, mouth, and chin are required to be worn during class. Masks may be removed when the actor is performing on camera - there will be at least 6 feet of space between the performing actor and all other class participants. For any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the studio.


24hrs | $699+hst (-10% ACTRA)
 

UPCOMING SESSION

 
Oct 28 - Dec 16
Fridays
2:00PM - 5:00PM

 

 

In the event provincial guidelines change during the course of a session and no longer permit in-person classes, the in-studio sessions will immediately switch to virtual Zoom classes. The virtual Zoom classes will keep the same scheduled day and time.

 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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"The first time I worked with Salvatore was for my audition for Bad Blood which I booked from that tape, and there were things we tried out in that audition session that stuck with me, that I used until my last day on set. The atmosphere Salvatore creates in the room is of passion and excitement for the role and project you're going in for. Because of his approach, when I leave the room I often not only feel confident in the work, but observe I experienced joy doing it, and that for me is what this is all about."​

Anna Hopkins

Bad Blood, Shadowhunters