(604) 801-7050 info@bizstudio.ca

Teens Film + TV Acting Classes | Age 12-17

The Biz Difference: Biz Studio students have about twice the one-on-one time with faculty as students at other schools (max of 6 students per class), so regardless of experience level we can support/challenge each student appropriately. Having the best staff-to-student ratio in town means that our instructors can choose material appropriate to each student, and personally guide them towards reaching their goals. We have a legacy of training young actors who go on to work in the industry, *outstanding* instructors, and a beautiful downtown campus inside a working film & tv casting studio at 788 Beatty St.

“The actors who were training regularly as teens are the ones who are working the most in their twenties.”
-Tiffany Mak, Casting Director (Siren, Sacred Lies, Dirk Gently, etc; 140 casting credits on IMDB)


 

Classes are based around the skills students need to audition and work on set. Students are assigned a new on-camera scene each class, and taught how to prepare for class like they would for a professional audition. Video from class is uploaded to the website so you and your agent can track your progress. Students without a talent agent are included in our online showcase, and are regularly signed by local agents. Instructors Leanne Lapp, Emily Tennant and Stephanie Halber are all working actors, and understand what it takes to audition and book work. No experience is necessary to join a class, and all classes are mixed level (i.e. a mix of new and experienced/working actors). Many actors study with us over a course of several years, working on progressively more sophisticated material.

How To Register: New students should fill out our Registration Form. To confirm your registration in any class or workshop click the “register now” button to pay with a credit card via PayPal, or call (604) 801-7050 with your credit card info. 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.
 

Spring BreakSpringSummerFallWinter
Spring Break Intensives are a chance for students to see the kind of progress they can make when they are able to devote 100% to acting. Students can expect to have fun, learn about themselves, open up, build confidence, make new friends, and prepare for professional work in a supportive learning environment. Whenever possible each week features a workshop with a local casting director (TBA; because of their busy schedules we confirm week-of). Past intensives have featured Edward Rae, Tiffany Mak, Judy Lee, Kris Woznesensky, Kara Eide, Michelle Allen, Candice Elzinga and Jackie Lind.
Teens Spring Break Intensives March 18th-22nd| Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | Monday to Friday 1:30-5:30 | $495+GST | FULL

Teens Spring Break Intensives March 25th-29th| Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | Monday to Friday 1:30-5:30 | $495+GST

Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 Stephanie Halber | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | April 10th to May 29th (8 weeks) | $495+GST

Thursdays 4:30-6:30 w. Leanne Lapp and Emily Tennant | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | April 11th to May 30th (8 weeks) | $495+GST

Saturdays 12:00-2:00 w. Leanne Lapp and Emily Tennant | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | April 6th to June 8th (8 weeks; no class Apr 20th or May 18th long weekends) | $495+GST

Sundays 12:30-2:30 w. Leanne Lapp and Emily Tennant | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | April 7th to June 9th (8 weeks; no class Apr 21st or May 19th long weekends) | $495+GST | 2 Spaces Left

Summer Intensives are a chance for students to see the kind of progress they can make when they are able to devote 100% to acting. Students can expect to have fun, learn about themselves, open up, build confidence, make new friends, and prepare for professional work in a supportive learning environment. Whenever possible we invite local casting directors in for a private workshop (TBA; because of their busy schedules we confirm week-of). Past intensives have featured Tiffany Mak, Judy Lee, Kris Woznesensky, Kara Eide, Michelle Allen, Candice Elzinga and Jackie Lind.


Teens Summer Intensives July | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | Monday-Friday 1:30-5:30 | $495+GST |


Teens Summer Intensives August | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | Monday-Friday 1:30-5:30 | $495+GST |

Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 w. Stephanie Halber | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | September to November (8 weeks) | $495+GST |


Thursdays 4:30-6:30 w. Leanne Lapp | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | September to November (8 weeks) | $495+GST |


Saturdays 12:00-2:00 w. Leanne Lapp | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | September to November (8 weeks) | $495+GST |


Sundays 12:30-2:30 w. Leanne Lapp | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | September to November (8 weeks) | $495+GST |

Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 w. Stephanie Halber | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | January to March (8 weeks) | $495+GST | Coming Soon

Saturdays 12:00-2:00 w. Leanne Lapp and Emily Tennant | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | January to March (8 weeks) | $495+GST | Coming Soon

Sundays 12:30-2:30 w. Leanne Lapp and Emily Tennant | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | January to March (8 weeks) | $495+GST | Coming Soon

 

On Camera Scene Study (Audition Required)

“Dreams are free. Goals have a cost. While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price. Time, effort, sacrifice and sweat. How will you pay for your goals?” -Usain Bolt, Olympic sprinter, nine time gold-medalist, eleven time world champion

Designed for experienced performers looking for a more intense and focused training environment. Audition or invitation is required. Class focuses on exploration, and building the actor’s depth and range. Class includes script analysis, on-camera scene study, audition practice, and technique exercises. Many actors study with us over a course of several years, working on progressively more sophisticated material.