Spring classes for
ages 6 – 18!
Thanks for a great
We invite your young ones to continue playing, creating, and forming lifelong friendships this spring. In addition to creating characters and scripts, young actors have opportunities to produce their own work. Each Spring Fling class has a focus that varies from musical theater to sketch, improv, scene study, film/TV, and more, but are all rooted in the Atlantic Technique.
In order to safeguard the health of our entire community, we are requiring Covid-19 vaccinations for all incoming and returning students ages 12 and up, as well as all Atlantic employees, no later than August 30, 2021 (with a final vaccination dose no later than August 16, 2021). And all of our facilities have been upgraded to meet and/or exceed air filtration standards as recommended by the CDC.
We are also closely monitoring fellow arts organizations as well as the Department of Education’s Covid-19 protocols for studio spaces and classrooms. Our studios will mirror those recommendations come October in terms of social distancing, mask wearing, etc. We will provide a comprehensive update to these policies in September. Stay tuned! Also, please note that we will not be holding in-studio performances for our kids and teens classes this fall, but will be providing a filmed version of many final shares for families to enjoy on their own time!
Questions? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Our kids have both loved their virtual Atlantic classes throughout the pandemic. We have tried a variety of virtual activities, but the Atlantic classes have been their favorites by far, and the instructors have been absolutely amazing.”
– Candice Lee, Parent
“I just wanted to thank Atlantic Acting School for offering your camps remotely. Your camp has meant the world to our daughter not only because she loves dancing and acting but because the teachers have done such a great job including all the kids. She’s really come out of her shell again.”
– Annie Judah-Shannon, Parent
ZOOMSICAL: DISNEY SONGS
APR 12 – MAY 17, 2021 | MONDAYS, 4Pm – 5:30Pm ET
Perfect for the budding musical theater enthusiast/performer. Participants will sing along to favorite Disney musical numbers and will be introduced to Broadway dance moves. Performers will end each day with a song in their hearts!
APR 14 – maY 19, 2021 | WEDNESDAYS, 4pm – 5:30pm ET
Through exploration of theme and setting, each participant will develop their own unique character while creating a monologue and short dialogue. All characters will come together as an ensemble to create a theatrical world. Introduction to basic acting technique and theater games will be a part of the process.
COMEDY: MAKE ME LAUGH
APR 13 – MAY 18, 2021 | TUESDAYS, 4PM – 5pm ET
This comedy class is dedicated to writing jokes and short stories. Participants will play acting games to warm up and will get specific writing prompts. Over the semester, each actor will build their comedy playbook. The goal will be to make their teacher and fellow comedians laugh!
ON CAMERA BASICS: FILM SCENES
APR 16 – MAY 21, 2021 | FRIDAYS, 4PM – 5:30pm ET
An introduction to the fundamentals of performing and acting for the camera will be covered in this class, from framing to the nuances of expression. Participants will be assigned short scenes, coached and directed. They will get direction from their teacher to develop a strong performance. A great class for the young performer who is looking to gain experience in front of the camera.
ACTING 101: FILM SCENES
APR 12 – MAY 17, 2021 | MONDAYS, 4Pm – 5Pm ET
This course explores the Atlantic Technique, which is taught at Atlantic Acting School’s conservatory and NYU programs. Actors will be cast in a part and work on a scene with a focus on learning the foundational skills of “action” and “moment” while learning to take direction. Pacing, blocking and vocal expression will be explored.
ACTING 101: SKETCH COMEDY AND IMPROV
APR 15 – MAY 27, 2021 | THURSDAYS, 4PM – 5pm ET
NO CLASS MAY 13
Designed to strengthen actors’ creative impulses and their ability to create comedic bits on the spot. Participants will form an improv troupe and create short skits through improv and short writers’ room breakout groups à la SNL. Semester culminates with a final share with family and friends.
APR 11 – MAY 16, 2021 | SUNDAYS, 10:30Am – 12Pm ET
Actors will workshop film audition sides/copy. The nuances of performing for the camera will be addressed and students will gain confidence in front of the camera. Actors will gain an understanding of how to make interesting choices quickly and will be directed by their teacher for a final taping of a mock audition.
SCENE STUDY TECHNIQUE: FARCE & FANTASY
APR 15 – MAY 27, 2021 | thursdays, 4:30PM – 6pm ET
NO CLASS ON MAY 13
Young actors will be cast in a scene and introduced to the basics of the Atlantic Technique. They will explore their scene through script analysis and develop a fundamental understanding of character motivation, action and tactics. Scene material will be drawn from theme-appropriate published material. Memorization and rehearsal required.
YOUNG ACTORS FILM PROJECT
APR 14 – MAY 19, 2021 | WEDNESDAYS, 4PM – 5:30pm ET
Actors will be cast in a scene from a contemporary or classic hit film. Actors will gain an understanding of how to make interesting choices quickly and will be directed by their teacher for a final taping of their scene.
MUSICAL THEATER: BROADWAY SOLOS
APR 16 – MAY 21, 2021 | fridays, 4:30pm -6Pm ET
Participants will learn a solo from a published musical theater piece. Participants will be cast in material from classic and contemporary Broadway shows. Throughout the course of the semester, participants will be coached on the fundamentals of bringing a song to life through choreography and vocal arrangements. Students will be a part of an ensemble number and short sketches, while also having opportunities to learn and perform solo moments.
ON CAMERA INTENSIVE
APR 13 – MAY 18, 2021 | Tuesdays, 4:30Pm – 6Pm ET
This class has three areas of focus: on camera technique, audition techniques and monologues. Participants will be introduced to elements of the Atlantic Technique. Perfect for students looking for experience in front of the camera.
YOUNG ACTORS IMPROV COMEDY
APR 14 – MAY 19, 2021 | WEDNESDAYS, 4:45PM – 5:45pm ET
Develop creative impulses and strengthen your ability to create a story “in the moment.” Participants will learn the basics of good storytelling and repeatable improvisation skills that they can apply to both a long or short-form improv performance.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING: FILM
APR 12 – MAY 17, 2021 | mondays, 4:45Pm – 5:45Pm ET
This class is perfect for the young actor looking to take their first film acting class. Learn acting vocabulary, play fun theater games and explore performance dialogue through readings of film scenes in class.
TEEN CONSERVATORY: SUCCESS WITH CHEKHOV & SHAKESPEARE
APR 17 – MAY 22, 2021 | saturdays, 12Pm – 1:30Pm ET
In this program, actors will gain experience and confidence working with classical and stylized/heightened text. Text analysis, pacing and phrasing will be incorporated to bring the material to life. Students will be assigned monologues and participate in table reads of scenes. For the teen actor seeking an opportunity to dive deeper into period piece material as well as for those seeking an introduction to the work.
TEEN CONSERVATORY II: AUDITION & CASTING INTENSIVE
APR 24 – jun 5, 2021 | saturdays, 5Pm – 7Pm ET
NO class on 5/29
Led by industry casting director Todd Thaler, returning Atlantic students gain an understanding of the business and practical insights into the casting process. This group will be workshopping audition material from week to week from current television and film productions. Participants must have completed one semester of Atlantic’s Summer Teen Ensemble or Teen Conservatory prior to registering for this course.