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Ongoing Scene Study

(In Person Classes)

Two women emotively performing a scene on stage
Zero your focus in on subtle emotions and subtext with our Ongoing Scene Study class

Ongoing Scene Study with Hans Potter

This course is where acting becomes a reality. Classes involve being assigned a scene partner, then learning and developing a scene over a period of 4 weeks. Each week the instructor will focus on different aspects of the scene in providing valuable feedback. This process is repeated for the next 4 weeks.

Students learn script analysis techniques, emotional prep, blocking, business, story analysis, use of voice and dialogue exercises to help actors learn to breakdown scenes on their own and achieve a higher level of believability in their acting.

Hans is also a dialect coach and he encourages students to try to incorporate any accents they may be working on into their characters for additional feedback and development in this area of their acting as well.

Actors looking to take part in these classes are required to attend regularly and be well prepared for class, so dedication is expected as is previous on camera acting experience and fluency in English.

NEXT Start Date:  Fridays, November 5th – January 7th , 2021                                                                              (Nov. 5th – 26th /  Dec. 3rd – Jan. 7th)

(NO Classes Dec. 24th & 31st)

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm 

Course Duration: 8 weeks

Course Fee: $440.00 + tax (CDN)

On Camera Scene Study with Simon Longmore

Students learn script analysis techniques, emotional prep, blocking, business, story analysis, and use of voice through dialogue exercises to help learn how to breakdown scenes on their own and achieve a higher level of believability in their acting.

Classes involve being assigned a scene partner and working together to learn and develop a scene over a period of four weeks with instructor focusing on different aspects of the scene in providing valuable feedback.

In the 4th week, the scene is shot for feedback about adjustments that need to be made when putting it on camera with regard to working with lighting, camera angles and close ups.

The same process is then repeated again over the next four week and, at the end of 8th week, students shoot a demo clip.

Actors looking to take part in these classes are required to attend regularly and be well prepared for class, so dedication is expected as is previous on camera acting experience and fluency in English.

NEXT Start Date:  Tuesdays, September 21st – November 9th, 2021       

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm 

Course Duration: 8 weeks

Course Fee: $440.00 + tax (CDN)

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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
Registration Information

  • No Application Fee is required
  • Applicants must be 17 years or older
  • Must have previously completed a Certificate or Diploma program at VADA (or completion of a comparable program, deemed so by VADA’s Artistic Director).

Note: “Comparable programs of study” will be considered provided there are a minimum of 3 months of full time study in the areas of performing arts. Proof of this study will be evidenced by one of Certificate, Diploma, or Degree, copies of which will be placed in the prospective student’s file.

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Full Tuition Payment (or 30% deposit to hold your seat, with full payment due upon first day of class)

Applicants may apply online or in person (please contact the school to book an appointment if applying in person).

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