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Ongoing Scene Study

Get the Skills to Improve Your Scene Techniques

Scene Study is where acting becomes a reality. Learn script analysis techniques, explore layers of subtext, underlying emotions, blocking, story analysis, use of voice and dialogue exercises to help actors learn to break down scenes on their own and make choices that serve the story and achieve a higher level of believability in their acting. Classes focus on TV & Film scenes as well as classics

Scene Study allows for actors to explore different writers, styles and genres of scripts. They learn how to craft the arc of the scene, and they get to practice creating different characters. Timing, focus, and taking direction are all part of a scene study. Actors learn how to break down a script into playable actions, as well as develop their dexterity to approach different characters truthfully. The actor learns the nuances of the director’s scope of the direction of a plot. The experience of scene study helps the actor perform their roles with a keen awareness of the intent of the director.

Scene study is a chance to take risks in an actor’s work and develop characters and scenes they may not be asked to play in the professional world. Taking risks includes working on weaknesses as well as strengths. You should be working in class every week, so you do not get rusty. Key to progress in Scene Study is finding a teacher you trust and feel comfortable with and work with over time. It takes a while for an instructor to really learn how you work. Give them time to learn how to help you grow as an actor.

PLEASE NOTE: Those looking to take part in Scene Study classes are required to have previous on camera acting experience and strong English communication skills. Students must be dedicated and attend regularly and be well prepared for each class.

"The tools and techniques that you are taught are invaluable to honing your acting skills and developing your career. Attention and time are given to each actor to ensure that they receive the most out of their experience and become more confident in their abilities. I am very glad that I made the decision to attend VADA and I am excited to go to class every week. Thanks VADA!"

—Aleisha Smith - Ongoing Scene Study Alumni

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Upcoming Course Dates

Date: January 15 - February 5, 2024 (Mondays)
February 26 - March 18, 2024 (Mondays)

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Instructor: Chris Shields

Fee:$250.00 (CDN) -For 4 Weeks

$485.00 (CDN) -For 8 Weeks
*subject to price increase in January 2024*

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