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Biz Studio classes are fun, fast paced, and focused on the skills that young actors need to audition and work in film and television.

At this time, ALL CLASSES ARE ONLINE, until BC’s Public Health Officer recommends that schools be allowed back in session.

Teens Age 12-17

Acting + Auditioning for Film + TV

Online Classes ⚡️
Max 6 Students
$195+GST/4-weeks
Saturdays 12:00-2:00
Sundays 12:00-2:00


Each class is two hours of on-camera exercises, audition practice and scene study, led by Biz Studio Founder and Head Coach Michael Bean and Biz Coaches Leanne Lapp, and Emily Tennant. Students are assigned an appropriate-to-their-age-and-experience script for each class, and expected to be ready to workshop that scene on camera and receive coaching and support. Classwork is recorded and uploaded to a private video page on our website. See our FAQ for more info.

NEW: Rehearsal Coaches. Before each class each student will have access to a 30min private coaching session with one of these experienced young actors who can help with techniques for memorizing lines, making clear choices about story, camera technique, audition prep, and more. We’re excited to see how fast students can level-up with this extra support.

ACCESSIBILITY: A limited number of partial bursaries of $95/4 weeks are available for each class. Spots are first come first serve, just choose the “Bursary” option from the drop-down menu (please register at the regular price if you can 💛).



Classes | 4 Weeks

Which class are you registering for?

Name and Age of Student

In-Person Classes: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
In-person classes will resume as soon as BC’s Public Health Officer recommends that it is safe to do so.

When in-person classes become available current online students will have the option of taking their remaining classes as in-person classes.

Online classes will continue to be available year-round.

Spring Semester (April to June): Saturdays and Sundays 11:00-2:00 and 3:00-6:00

Summer Intensives (July and August): Monday to Friday 1:00-5:00

Fall Semester (September to November): Saturdays and Sundays 11:00-2:00 and 3:00-6:00

Winter Semester (January to March): Saturdays and Sundays 11:00-2:00 and 3:00-6:00

Spring Break Intensives (March): Monday to Friday 1:00-5:00

Not sure what the right class is for you? Have you checked our Frequently Asked Questions?

Plans may change? No problem! Students who cancel a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the class will be refunded 100% of their course fee.

Kids Age 8-11

Acting + Auditioning for Film + TV

Online Classes ⚡️
Max 6 Students
$195+GST/4-week class or 5-day intensive
Saturdays 12:00-2:00
Sundays 12:00-2:00
Monday to Friday 1:00-3:00


Each class is two hours of on-camera exercises, audition practice and scene study, led by Biz Studio Founder and Head Coach Michael Bean and Biz Coaches Emily Tennant, and Stephanie Halber. Students are assigned an appropriate-to-their-age-and-experience script for each class, and expected to be ready to workshop that scene on camera and receive coaching and support. Classwork is recorded and uploaded to a private video page on our website. See our FAQ for more info.

NEW: Rehearsal Coaches. Before each class each student will have access to a 30min private coaching session with one of these experienced young actors who can help with techniques for memorizing lines, making clear choices about story, camera technique, audition prep, and more. We’re excited to see how fast students can level-up with this extra support.

ACCESSIBILITY: A limited number of partial bursaries of $95/4 weeks are available for each class. Spots are first come first serve, just choose the “Bursary” option from the drop-down menu (please register at the regular price if you can 💛).



Classes | 4 Weeks

Which class are you registering for?
Name and Age of Student
In-Person Classes: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
In-person classes will resume as soon as BC’s Public Health Officer recommends that it is safe to do so.

When in-person classes become available current online students will have the option of taking their remaining classes as in-person classes.

Online classes will continue to be available year-round.

Spring Semester (April to June): Saturdays and Sundays 9:00-11:00 and 12:00-2:00, Mondays 4:30-6:30

Summer Intensives (July and August): Monday to Friday 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00

Fall Semester (September to November): Saturdays and Sundays 9:00-11:00 and 12:00-2:00, Mondays 4:30-6:30

Winter Semester (January to March): Saturdays and Sundays 9:00-11:00 and 12:00-2:00, Mondays 4:30-6:30

Spring Break Intensives (March): Monday to Friday 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00

Not sure what the right class is for you? Have you checked our Frequently Asked Questions?

Plans may change? No problem! Students who cancel a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the class will be refunded 100% of their course fee.

Kids Age 5-7

Acting + Auditioning for Film + TV

Online Classes ⚡️
Max 4 Students
$145+GST/4-week class


A fun, fast-paced on-camera class for very young actors that combines 1:1 coaching with group exercises. Each class is broken down into 15min of private coaching for each student, followed by a 30min group session where students show off their work to each other. Class is led by Biz Studio Coaches Emily Tennant and Stephanie Halber. Students are assigned an appropriate-to-their-age-and-experience script for each class, and expected to be ready to workshop that scene on camera and receive coaching and support. See our FAQ for more info.



Classes

Name and Age of Student
In-Person Classes: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
In-person classes will resume as soon as BC’s Public Health Officer recommends that it is safe to do so. In person classes are $145/4 classes with maximum of four students, and each class runs an hour and a half.

When in-person classes become available current online students will have the option of taking their remaining classes as in-person classes.

Online classes will continue to be available year-round.

Spring Semester (April to June): Saturdays and Sundays 10:00-11:30

Summer Intensives (July and August): Monday to Friday 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00

Fall Semester (September to November): Saturdays and Sundays 10:00-11:30

Winter Semester (January to March): Saturdays and Sundays 10:00-11:30

Spring Break Intensives (March): Monday to Friday 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00

Not sure what the right class is for you? Have you checked our Frequently Asked Questions?

Plans may change? No problem! Students who cancel a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the class will be refunded 100% of their course fee.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do you teach in your classes?

Q: Is it an acting class?
A: Yes.

Q: Is it an audition class?
A: Yes.

Q: Acting for commercials?
A: Uh-huh.

Q: Camera technique?
A: Lots of it.

Q: What about scene study?
A: Some of that too.

Q: How is that possible?
A: Because class sizes are so small that we can do All The Things, and do them well!

Should we register for a weekly class or an intensive?

Q: What’s the difference? Is one better than the other?
A: Weekly classes are a great opportunity to internalize new skills by alternating focused practice with lots of time to practice between classes. Students are assigned a new film and tv script every week and asked to prepare like they would for a professional audition. Classes are a mix of on-camera practice (with 1:1 coaching) and skillbuilding exercises (mark, frame, eyeline, audition prep, script analysis, etc.). The process of learning, forgetting, and then re-learning helps get core acting skills out of the head and into the body. Having the extra prep time between classes can make the work feel easier and more fun.

Week-long intensives are a chance to focus 100% on acting, without having to juggle school commitments at the same time. Students are assigned a new film and tv script every day, and class is a mix of on-camera practice (with 1:1 coaching) and skill exploration exercises (voice, movement on camera, script analysis, audition prep, etc.). The total immersion of learning a new script every day can help students make quick progress, and the longer days can really help students relax and enjoy themselves. Whenever possible we also bring in a professional casting director in to do a workshop with students at the end of the week — something that we don’t have the option of doing with weekend classes.

The skills that we’re teaching are the same in either case, and the amount of instruction time is almost identical. Intensives are five hours per day for a week (25hrs) and weekly classes are 3hrs/class for eight classes (24hrs).

Is this class right for my young actor?

Q: My young actor is new, will this class work for them?
A: Yes.

Q: My young actor is more experienced, will this class work for them?
A: Yes.

Q: How does that work?
A: More experienced students are assigned longer/more difficult scenes, and new students are assigned shorter/easier scenes. Small classes mean that we can find the right balance of support & challenge for each student.

I have more questions!

Q: Will it be the same class as last time?
A: No. Class is always changing, with new scripts and new exercises.

Q: Will we get to see video from the class?
A: Yes. Video from class is uploaded to a private page on the website each week.

Q: Will you be my talent agent?
A: Schools in BC are forbidden by law from being talent agents… but if you want we’ll include you in the web gallery of unrepresented students that we send out to talent agents each semester, lots of our students find their agent that way.

Q: What is a talent agent? What is a casting director? How do auditions work?
A: Great questions! Check out the “Confidence on Camera” Handbook on our Actors Toolkit page for answers to all those questions and more!

Q: My young actor is very confident, very experienced and/or has worked professionally in film and television for years, and doesn’t want to be in a mixed-level class. Is there a class you have to audition for?
A: Yes. In the Winter, Spring and Fall semesters we have a weekly on-camera scene study class for very experienced students and working actors that is available by invitation or audition only. If you are interested in arranging a video-audition please Contact Us and we’ll send you all the details!

We want to hear from you. Let us know how we can help your young actor do more of what they love.