F A L L    T E R M

19+

(SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER) 

 

launching international stars since 1997

 

Our adult classes start at the Introduction to On-Camera level for beginners and build up to our Master Class with Artistic Director Salvatore Antonio and Studio Director and Founder Dean Armstrong. 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 and getting paid for it.

CORE CLASSES

(IOC - CORE IV)

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I found myself at AAS five years ago as an aspiring actor unsure of where or how to begin in the industry. Since then, AAS has become a critical part of my training as I continue to build a strong foundation in craft while simultaneously honouring my instincts as an artist on set. Dean and his amazing coaches have taught me almost everything I know from the fundamentals of script analysis to the nuances of a strong on-camera presence.  For any actors who are passionate about this profession but unsure of where or how to begin, it's never too late to take those first steps and AAS is the place for anyone ready to learn and prepared to work!

Sugenja Sri

 (The Handmaid's Tale, Designated Survivor)

INTRO TO ON-CAMERA 

 

This class is simply about doing it! For aspiring actors who always wondered, but never did or for those needing a jolt out of their comfort zone. If you were ever curious about film + television performance or were once told that you should be "an actor", then this is the class for you! Experience first hand what today's actors are doing. Don't just imagine how it might have been, or how it might be, know for yourself how it is and how the camera sees you. 

3 AUDITION SCENES + IMPROV UNIT

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

18hrs in studio | $497+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

DAY

2:00PM - 5:00PM

 

NIGHT

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Monday & Wednesdays

1st Session

Sept 9 - Sept 25

2nd Session

Oct 14 - Oct 30

 

3rd Session

Nov 18 - Dec 4

Tuesdays

1st Session

Sept 10 - Oct 15

 

2nd Session

Nov 5 - Dec 10

 

Thursdays

1st Session

Sept 12 - Oct 17

 

2nd Session

Nov 7 - Dec 12

 

CORE ACTING I

 

This is a LEVEL ONE on-camera training class.  Ideal for actors who have had theater training or for those actors with a foundation in film + television study.  

 

4 AUDITION SCENES + 2 PARTNERED SCENES

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Previous on-camera specific training, or successful advancement from Introduction To On Camera Performance, within the last year.

36hrs in studio | $897+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

DAY

2:00PM - 5:00PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays

1st session:

Sept 10 - Oct 17

2nd session:

Nov 5 - Dec 12

 

NIGHT

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Mondays

Sept 16 - Dec 9

 

CORE ACTING II

 

This is an INTERMEDIATE on camera training class. Ideal for actors with significant experience in film + television. Actors who have secured professional work on screen including leading roles in independent productions, small + large principal roles in recognized episodic and feature films will be considered for enrollment.

 

2 AUDITION SCENES + 5 PARTNERED SCENES

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Agent representation, professional headshot and resume, previous theoretical and practical experience specific to film & television, and/or successful completion of Core Acting I.  Admission at the discretion of the School Director.

36hrs in studio | $977+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

DAY

 

NIGHT

2:00PM - 5:00PM

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Mondays & Wednesdays

1st session

Sept 9 - Oct 16

2nd session

Nov 4 - Dec 11

Tuesdays

Sept 17 - Dec 10

Wednesdays

Sept 18 - Dec 11

CORE COMPREHENSIVE: BRIDGE

 

This is an Advanced on-camera training class. Ideal for actors with significant experience in film + television. Actors who have secured professional work on screen including large principal, guest starring, recurring and leading roles in recognized episodic and feature films will be considered for enrollment.

 

ALL PARTNERED SCENE WORK AT AN ADVANCED LEVEL (WITH AN AUDITION COMPONENT).

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

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

36hrs in studio | $997+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Mondays

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Sept 23 - Dec 9

CORE ACTING III

 

This is an ADVANCED on-camera training class. Ideal for actors with significant experience in film + television. Actors who have secured professional work on screen including large principle, guest starring, recurring and leading roles in recognized episodic and feature films will be considered for enrollment. 

 

ALL PARTNERED SCENE WORK AT AN ADVANCED LEVEL (WITH AN AUDITION COMPONENT).

 

Requirements: 

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

36hrs in studio | $997+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

Thursdays

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Sept 26 - Dec 12

CORE ACTING IV

 

This is an on-camera training Master Class with Artistic Director Salvatore Antonio. CA IV has been designed to forge an organic connection between the actor and acquired knowledge and skill by divorcing them from the need to "choreograph" pre-planned emotional responses and artificial performances. This class fosters a willingness to engage in the spontaneous and to celebrate the unpredictable in partnered work.

 

CA IV offers the most advanced AAS students an opportunity to exercise and hone their craft. The caliber of those enrolled is closely filtered in order to ensure that admitted students are surrounded by equals at an enriched learning level - 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.

36hrs in studio | $849+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

Wednesdays

6:00PM - 10:00PM

Oct 16 - Dec 11

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"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)

SPECIALTY CLASSES

CORE ACTION CONDITIONING

 

Get out of your head. Get into your body. Unlock your instincts.


 

Core Action Conditioning is a new course at AAS specifically designed to help actors access their instinctual responsiveness and a focused sense of play using a variety of techniques including actioning (via Stanislavsky), character analysis (via Uta Hagen), and structured improvisation.

 

CAC is designed to stimulate and sharpen an actor’s impulses to help them bring spontaneity and emotional immediacy to their work in front of the camera.

Actors are led through a series of exercises that will deepen their textual investigation of complex characters which, in turn, will allow them to access their deepest instincts while playing high-stakes scenes. These exercises are designed to encourage the actor’s ability to locate, and then harness their own instincts to allow for a richer, more personal responses within their work.

 

Units of study will include:

Intensive character analysis

Sense & Emotional Memory training (Hagen)

Actioning and Risk (specificity and clarity training)

Accessing the Instinct (creative response to the story and the script)

Improvisation (reality of character, circumstances, time and place, emotions, and varied action)

24hrs in studio | $697+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

Thursdays

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Oct 24 - Dec 12 

change the way you think.
change the way you work.

© 2018 Armstrong Acting Studios

CONTACT US
office@armstrongactingstudios.com
416.483.0056
9 Davies Avenue, studio 409
Toronto, ON M4M 2A6
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