Scene Study for Kids
This class takes place in person at our Los Angeles studio and is taught by Gina Simms, Becky Cloe, & Ian Cardoni!
(Two of our teachers will be present each class!)
Our KIDS Scene Study class is open to youth ages 7-12.
Any 13 year olds, particularly those newer to acting, are welcome to join this class. Otherwise, check out our Teen course HERE.
Scene Study covers the following:
– Script Analysis & Role Preparation
– “Who am I” Character Work
– Table Reads & Rehearsal Exercises
– In Depth Scene Work
– Navigating Physical Life
– Working authentically moment to moment
– How to avoid “pre-planning/shaping” & other Common Acting Mistakes
Students work every class and begin performing on day 1!
The studio provides a wide range of furniture and set pieces for young actors to create an authentic on set or on stage experience. Actors will learn the key elements to mastering physical life and how to be fully alive in the given circumstances- being real. Focus is put on the fundamentals of working spontaneoulsy moment to moment, identifying and fixing individual acting habits, script analysis, and partnered work.
This class meets once a week for 4 weeks.
*There will be a quick snack break each class. Further details about what to bring and expect will be sent out prior to class.
Cost is $325.
This class is designed for young actors between the ages of 7-12.
Students will be asked to complete homework outside of class each week. While this homework is minimal, some outside preparation is required. This includes working on and memorizing short scripts, picking out their character’s wardrobe, and bringing in personal props.
Prior to the first class, we will need a headshot of your child (any current photo of their face) and their exact age. Please email photo to firstname.lastname@example.org upon registering.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Our scene study class is the real deal. The work is challenging, but the class is a ball! Students should come prepared to dive in and work hard, but know there will be lots of fun as well!
ABOUT OUR KID’S PROGRAM:
Howard Fine Youth fosters a safe environment to create, imagine, and learn all the elements of acting on a professional level. Our curriculum is student focused, family friendly, age appropriate, and emotionally sound. We value mental health in our students and teach strategies to navigate the industry and the craft, so they can work independently and feel confident.
WHAT SETS US APART:
Much of what is taught in kids acting classes today, are tricks and tips instead of a lasting craft.
Our sights are set MUCH higher!
Howard Fine Youth teaches the same award-winning approach our studio is known for, but in an age appropriate way meant for kids. Here, young actors will learn and hone a respectable way of working in the industry. They will gain a professional skill set and understand what’s expected of them on stage or set. In short, Howard Fine Youth know how to play!
CAN PARENTS WATCH?
Our Scene Study class is closed to parents and outside guests. We follow the same teaching principles that Howard established years ago with the adult program. Learning this craft is a process and requires the artist to risk making mistakes and fully let go and explore. This is near impossible to do when you are in “performance mode.” Performing live for an audience should come after plenty of rehearsal and practice and is not something we believe should be part of the developmental process of the craft. That said, there will be opportunities in the future for our students to show off some fully rehearsed work. Stay tuned!!!
If you have any questions please email email@example.com. We are here to help! We can offer payment plans upon request!
Additional terms & conditions apply. See below. Please note, proof of COVID 19 Vaccinations and wearing masks are NOT required for our young performers under 18. Any child who wishes to wear a mask is permitted to do so.
All of our youth faculty members have been live scanned and hold their Child Performer Services Permit (CPS) as required by law. Feel free to request a copy at any time.
Saturday, January 21
- 3pm – 6pm
Saturday, January 28
- 3pm – 6pm
Saturday, February 4
- 3pm – 6pm
Saturday, February 11
- 3pm – 6pm
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional terms and conditions may apply.