Intro to Acting Classes

Fee: $300

Mondays 7 pm – 9 pm

Dates:

  • Session 1: September 14th – November 2nd
  • Session 2: November 7th – December 28th

At this time, all classes will be offered online via Zoom.

Our intro to acting class is a great place to begin when exploring the world of acting. In this class, you will learn how to break down a scene, create a character, and make clear and effective choices that will propel you forward in the story.

We encourage our students to be fearless. Acting is all about confidence. When the walls of insecurity come down, the students allow room for creativity and the transformation into different characters for the stage, film, and TV.

Our philosophy at the Victor Cruz Acting Studio is to encourage students to be fearless and to be the very best within themselves. Our environments are warm and positive.  We don’t believe in instilling fear to get the best results. Instead, we share the tools necessary to excel in the craft of acting with clarity and confidence.

Intro Acting Classes Session 1

Intro Acting Classes Session 2

8 Week Intro to Acting Classes

The curriculum for our 8-week course covers building confidence, writing original monologues and performing them, scene breakdown, and character development. At the end of the 8-week course, students will participate in a showcase where they have the opportunity to share original works from class.

  • Weeks 1 – 4

LEARN HOW TO APPROACH THE MONOLOGUE. We will kick off this course with an icebreaker that involves improvising stories and acting them out. Students will then be given prompts to create their first original monologue. During the first class, students will get a chance to read them and put the pieces on their feet for the very first time. During our 2nd class, students will have a week with the material and now they will perform them with a lot more familiarity and confidence. Notes will be shared, and a new prompt will be given to students to create a new monologue.

  • Weeks 5 – 6

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. We will take the 2nd monologue created and explore the moments in a scene. The moment before the character enters, what the character wants and how they will get what they want. Students will be given a new prompt, and a new monologue will be created.

  • Weeks 7 – 8

INTRODUCTION TO SCENE WORK.
Students will get a good glimpse into what it takes to mount and execute a scene. The scene will be provided by the studio.

Who are these acting lessons for?

Our beginner acting lessons are for students coming from all walks of life, those looking to gain insight into what it takes to break into the industry and looking to work on building confidence, strengthening their voice, and presenting ideas with power and clarity.

Student who have taken our beginner lessons are:

  • Aspiring actors
  • Teachers
  • Business Executives & Leaders
  • Couples
  • Adults from ages 18 – 70
  • Someone interested in becoming an actor
  • Public speakers

Student Benefits:

All students will have access to online resources during and after completing the course which will serve to help guide them through the acting industry. The student showcase will also be available online for review and to share with their own networks.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Want to find out more see our acting classes frequently asked questions for more information.

Intro to Acting Classes

Register today for our Session 1 classes:

8 Weeks (Mondays)

September 14, 2020 – November 2, 2020

Time:

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location:

Remote via Zoom

Price:

$300

Intro to Acting Classes

Register today for our Session 2 classes:

8 Weeks (Mondays)

November 9, 2020 – December 28, 2020

Time:

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location:

Remote via Zoom

Price:

$300

Contact

+1-845-261-3086
Contactus@VictorCruzActingStudio.com

About the instructor

The Victor Cruz Acting Studio opened up its doors for the first time in New York City during the fall of 2011. The studio offers acting classes, workshops, private coaching and high-quality professional self-tape services to students of all levels. Owner Victor Cruz, set out to create a learning space that was warm, positive and supportive for the actor. When Victor is not teaching at VCAS, he works as a faculty member at HB Studio. He graduated with a B.F.A. from the acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase College. Some of his TV & Film Credits include: The Good Cop (Netflix), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Gotham, Blue Bloods, House Of Cards, The Other Woman with Cameron Diaz, Annie (2014), and West Side Story (2020), directed by Steven Spielberg.

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