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Date

Oct 13 2022

Time

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost

$575.00
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Alexander Technique for Actors

This class takes place in person at our Los Angeles studio and is taught by AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teachers, Jennifer Schulz & Nick George.

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE AND ACTING:
As actors, your body is your instrument and its well-being is vital to the work. The Alexander Technique is essential training, covering everything from movement on stage and camera, to eliminating habits and achieving stillness, to saving yourself unnecessary strain by coming into natural, healthy alignment. It provides you with a systematic approach to help you let go right then in the moment you need to be the most free, fearless, and open to receiving what is in front of you. The Alexander Technique is taught at every major conservatory, and is often coached on the biggest Film & TV sets. The Howard Fine Acting Studio is proud to feature two of LA’s leading Alexander Technique instructors to introduce the technique and provide resources for your work.

ABOUT THE CLASS:
Learn to be your most authentic and confident self. Discover more freedom and ease in your system, while learning to let go of unnecessary harmful physical, emotional, and thinking patterns.

This eight-week course is designed specifically for the actor, and offers the foundational tools of The Alexander Technique with a focus on the unique challenges that performers face. A practical approach to alleviate performance related stress, experience more authenticity, and enjoy more ease and comfort in your body, this class offers highly personalized attention and individual hands-on work with both Nick and Jenn in a live, small group setting.

Weeks 1-3: The Fundamentals

Without awareness nothing can change. Learn or brush up on the foundational principles. Get yourself thinking and moving with more ease right away.

Weeks 4-5: Map your body, Deepen your AT Practice

The way you think about the way you move affects the way you move. Learn how to consciously cooperate with your design in order to find more freedom, ease, balance and coordination.

Weeks 6-8: Risk and Resilience in Performance

Humans innately fear the unknown, but the unknown is where all the magic happens. Expand your capacity for taking risks while respecting your boundaries. Learn to take the principles into text, shift stage fright into dynamic expressivity, and solidify your personal AT practice going forward.

This class meets once a week for 8 weeks.

SEE BELOW FOR DATES AND TIME
*The majority of classes will run for two hours. Weeks 6-8 may run 30-40 minutes longer.

Cost is $575.00.

Please email info@howardfine.com to request a payment plan if necessary.

ABOUT THE TEACHERS:
Jennifer Schulz
Jennifer Schulz is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique instructor and co-founder of Risk And Resilience, an Alexander Technique (AT) teaching and coaching platform based in Los Angeles. Besides her work with the Howard Fine Acting Studio, she is an adjunct faculty member at Pomona College where she teaches Alexander Technique, and at Cal State San Bernardino where she teaches Acting and Movement. Jennifer’s passion is melding acting pedagogy with AT to foster emotional resilience, move actors towards psychophysical action with full freedom, and promote wellbeing in actor training.

Before becoming an AT teacher, Jenifer was an actor based out of New York. She is a graduate of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles, holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Penn State.

Nick George
Co-Founder, Risk and Resilience
, AmSAT Certified Alexander Instructor
Nick George is an LA based Alexander Technique instructor with a background in performance and athletics. Nick’s professional acting career in film, television and theatre brought him to the transformational power of the Alexander Technique. Since becoming certified in 2013, Nick’s passion as a teacher is sharing the work in an intentional, humanistic teaching style which aims to support the individual needs of the student. Helping students regain, maintain, or develop their freedom, joy, depth and equilibrium in what they love to do, is Nick’s purpose as an Alexander Technique Teacher.

With a thriving private practice in the Los Angeles area, in addition to a broad offering of live and online classes, Nick joyfully teaches regularly at the Howard Fine Studio in Hollywood as well as being an associate teacher trainer at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles and as a guest teacher at Pomona College each semester. When not teaching Alexander Technique, Nick is a family man and an avid surfer, who enjoys writing and recording music in his spare time. You can catch some of his recent acting work on NBC’s ‘This is Us’ , Amazon’s ‘Good Girls Revolt.’ Or The upcoming ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’

The Alexander Technique work is considered “hands-on,” meaning the instructors use touch and gentle physical guidance to help uncover patterns of muscular tension. If you have injuries, or are concerned about this aspect of the work for any reason accommodations can be made. Please inform the teachers and/or the studio before class instruction begins. The Alexander Technique is considered a movement modality and the studio and instructors are not liable for injury.

Additional terms & conditions apply. COVID protocols and requirements may affect your ability to join us in person initially. Proof of vaccination is currently required for all in person classes. For more information please click the headings below.

Hourly Schedule

Thursday, October 13

8pm10pm

Thursday, October 20

8pm10pm

Thursday, October 27

8pm10pm

Thursday, November 3

8pm10pm

Thursday, November 10

8pm10pm

Thursday, November 17

8pm10pm
May run 30-40 minutes longer

Thursday, November 24- NO CLASS

No class in observance of Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 1

8pm10pm
May run 30-40 minutes longer

Thursday, December 8

8pm10pm
May go 30-40 minutes longer
Jennifer Schulz

Instructor

Jennifer Schulz
Website
https://www.howardfine.com/other-faculty/

Other Instructors

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 13 – 14 2022
  • Time: 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Howard Fine Acting Studio

Location

Howard Fine Acting Studio
1320 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
REQUIREMENTS

ALL STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO OBTAIN A COPY OF BOTH HOWARD’S BOOK, FINE ON ACTING: A VISION OF THE CRAFT, AND UTA HAGEN’S A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR.

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL SCHEDULED CLASSES.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:
The studio is taking seriously the COVID-19 pandemic, and is committed to taking the right steps with the safety, health, and enjoyment of our staff & students in mind.

For this reason, the studio has implemented certain safety protocols and requirements in order to study with us in person. Please be advised that this class may initially require the following:
– A signed health waiver and proof of vaccination in order to attend in-person
– Social distancing when on the premises
– Strict adherence to studio guidelines
– That depending on local mandates in place masks may still be required while on the premises except when necessary for emergencies, necessary consumption of food or beverage, while actively participating in classwork, or at the instructor’s request.

By enrolling you agree to abide by all studio protocols and policies with regard to the pandemic. Our full COVID-19 policy declaration can be found in our Terms & Conditions. If you do not agree to any of the terms herein, do not enroll or attend the class/event and please consider an online alternative.

HOW IT WORKS

UPON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT, PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL WITH a receipt. another welcome email will be sent closer to the start date with INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS, assignments, and other details.

All sales are final. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE CLASS START TIME TO BE PERMITTED ENTRY INTO THE COURSE. some classes may require a deposit and remaining balances due before admittance – please see specific rules regarding deposits in our terms and conditions.

IN ORDER TO ENSURE PROPER ENROLLMENT, PLEASE LEAVE A FIRST AND LAST NAME, your best email to reach you, and a working phone number.

PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. MAKE-UPS OR CREDITS MAY BE OFFERED AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE STUDIO ADMINISTRATION AND ONLY IF A SIMILAR course IS BEING OFFERED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. There are no make up classes or pro-rates. Due to high demand, we cannot accommodate most student scheduling conflicts.
Most classes have a designated stage manager to be your point of contact throughout class. For anything else, please contact the studio at info@howardfine.com
Additional terms and conditions may apply.

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