DO WHAT YOU LOVE 

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

Teens Age 12-17

Acting + Auditioning for Film + TV

ONLINE CLASSES ⚡️
$240+GST/4 weeks
Ongoing Classes ⇢ Join Anytime
Winter Semester Jan9-Mar28

SATURDAYS 12:00-2:00 w. Leanne Lapp
SATURDAYS 3:00-5:00 w. Leanne Lapp
SUNDAYS 12:00-2:00 w. Leanne Lapp
SUNDAYS 3:00-5:00 w. Leanne Lapp
THURSDAYS 4:00-6:00 w. Laura Bertram

PRIVATE CLASSESContact Us

DETAILS: Classes are held on Zoom, with a maximum of six students per class. Each class is two hours of on-camera exercises, audition practice and scene study. Classwork is recorded and shared weekly. Students are assigned an appropriate-to-their-age-and-experience script to prepare for each class. Classes are usually a mix of beginners and working actors. SEE OUR FAQ FOR MORE INFO. 

PRIVATE COACHING : As part of their class, each student gets a 30min private session with one of our rehearsal coaches each week. We just started offering these a few months ago and it’s making a huge difference for students.

ACCESSIBILITY: One discounted “bursary” space is available in each class. Contact Us for details.


REGISTRATION: New students should fill out the Registration Form, then click on the link below to set up monthly payments via PayPal (3 x 4weeks; Jan-Mar). After we receive confirmation of registration, students will be emailed with their start date and Zoom link.


Which class works best for your schedule?

Name and age of Student?

QUESTIONS?: If you have questions about the classes that aren’t answered by the FAQ please feel free to Contact Us.

IN-PERSON CLASSES
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.

Kids Age 8-11

Acting + Auditioning for Film + TV

ONLINE CLASSES ⚡️
$240+GST/4 weeks
Ongoing Classes ⇢ Join Anytime
Winter Semester Jan9-Mar28

SATURDAYS 12:00-2:00 w. Emily Tennant
MONDAYS 4:00-6:00 w. Emily Tennant

PRIVATE CLASSESContact Us

DETAILS: Classes are held on Zoom, with a maximum of six students per class. Each class is two hours of on-camera exercises, audition practice and scene study. Classwork is recorded and shared weekly. Students are assigned an appropriate-to-their-age-and-experience script to prepare for each class. Classes are usually a mix of beginners and working actors. SEE OUR FAQ FOR MORE INFO. 

PRIVATE COACHING : As part of their class, each student gets a 30min private session with one of our rehearsal coaches each week. We just started offering these a few months ago and it’s making a huge difference for students.

ACCESSIBILITY: One discounted “bursary” space is available in each class. Contact Us for details.


REGISTRATION: New students should fill out the Registration Form, then click on the link below to set up monthly payments via PayPal (3 x 4weeks; Jan-Mar). After we receive confirmation of registration, students will be emailed with their start date and Zoom link.


Which class works best for your schedule?

Name and age of Student?

QUESTIONS?: If you have questions about the classes that aren’t answered by the FAQ please feel free to Contact Us.

IN-PERSON CLASSES
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.

Kids Age 5-7

Acting + Auditioning for Film + TV

ONLINE CLASSES ⚡️
$195+GST/4 weeks
Ongoing Classes ⇢ Join Anytime

PRIVATE CLASSES w. Anja Savcic

DETAILS: These fun, fast-paced on camera lessons are held on Zoom, with flexible scheduling. Lessons are also periodically combined into one-hour “classes” for a group of two students, to allow for group exercises. Students work is recorded and shared weekly. Students are assigned an appropriate-to-their-age-and-experience script for each lesson.SEE OUR FAQ FOR MORE INFO. 


REGISTRATION: New students should fill out the Registration Form, then click on the link below to set up monthly payments via PayPal (3 x 4weeks; Jan-Mar). After we receive confirmation of registration, students will be emailed with instructor contact info and a Zoom link. New students can join anytime.


Name and age of Student?

Preferred days/times?

QUESTIONS?: If you have questions about the classes that aren’t answered by the FAQ please feel free to Contact Us.

IN-PERSON CLASSES
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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What do you teach in your classes?

A: Acting, auditioning for film, television and commercials, camera technique, scene study and script analysis, on-set etiquette, emotional access and availability, comedy, sitcom, drama, monologues, and more. Class sizes are so small that we can work with students to give each of them the tools they need, instead of working through a “fixed” curriculum.

Q: Do online classes really work?

A: Absolutely. In the last six months we’ve seen really significant results with students who are in class consistently, and those students are experiencing a competitive “edge” in a working environment where most auditions are either self tapes (i.e. record at home using your own device) or run virtually through a service like Zoom. Since we’re teaching on-camera acting skills, and students actually spend more time observing themselves on camera while taking an online class. And online students at Biz don’t just get to work in class with their peers, they also get a 30min private session each week with one of our Rehearsal Coaches, something that the online format makes accessible and easy.

Q: Will this class really be okay for a beginning actor? What about a more experienced one?

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. More experienced students gain confidence from supporting newer students, and newer students benefit from the experience of their peers.

Q: Will it be the same class as last time?

A: No. Class is always changing, with new scripts and new exercises. Many of our students train regularly for years, much the same way that a professional-track athlete continues to train and hone their skills, even once they’ve started competing professionally.

Q: Will we get to see video from the class?

A: Yes. Video from class is uploaded to a private DropBox folder after each class. That link is shared with parents at the beginning of class, and those videos are available to view and download at any time.

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 Free Stuff page for answers to all those questions and more! Note that acting 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 about really experienced students?

A: For young actors with professional-level skills who want to hone their craft we do have a class 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!

Q:What’s your cancellation policy?

A: Students who cancel a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the class will be refunded 100% of their course fee.

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