AGE GROUP: 13 - 17 YRS

In this class we focus on more than technique - we move into the art and magic of acting. There is emphasis on back story. Complex scenes from theatre, film and television will be selected to challenge actors to explore the full range of their abilities. In addition, students will learn to prepare and explore through various exercises which cover emotional connection, improvisation and audition technique.


You will learn to find the roots and wings of acting. You derive your roots from doing serious analysis of the script. The difficult work you will be given will be sourced from challenging scripts that require you to use research and your own experience to create characters. The wings are found through the use of that magic that exists under the lines and in the trust that actors have with one another when they learn to "go deep."


This is a class for mid-career to advanced actors; committed artists take this course on a continual basis.


Please submit headshot, resume, and footage (if available) for consideration. 



APRIL 24 - JUNE 12 (8 Weeks)

Note: No classes Victoria Day Weekend


TIME: 4:30PM - 7:30PM (3 hrs)


MAXIMUM: 8 Students

COST: $490.00 (+GST)

     monthly payment plan available

     inquire about our sibling, referral & multi-class discounts!



  • Want to Audit? Sure. Be prepared to jump in and get to work, we don't believe in audiences.

  • ​Each class is taught by a Regular Instructor, but as all of our instructors are working actors, there will be opportunities for Guest Instructors to jump in and teach!


  • We send out Weekly Homework Emails to keep you in the loop and materials will be assigned accordingly. Please note that the emails can be sent a week before or up to the night before the day of class. This is to have students practice working in real time. Auditions come sporadically so no time to prepare like the present! 

  • All Classes Are Ongoing and with that, you may find that students tend to continue in the same course(s) for multiple terms. It's similar to watching a movie. The first time around, you're introduced to everything at once. The second time around, you gain a deeper understanding and find details you initially missed. Each class is different as we do our best to cater to the specific students in the round. We also make note of who has worked on what (material wise) so even if we're revisiting certain concepts, they'll be assigned new materials (unless for callbacks or another purpose).

  • At the end of each term, we send out Progress Reports. Please keep in mind that the results and comments are only a reflection of their work from the recent term.

  • Although we work in a classroom, we expect Professionalism. We encourage students to explore and fail as that is how we learn. Just like on set, when cameras are rolling, it is important to be quiet and pay attention so those up working can focus. 

  • Each actor works differently and our goal is to pass forward Safe Techniques that the actor can explore to see if it works for them as an individual, in a supportive environment.
    We Do Not teach Substitution.


  • Catch Up System: If a student has to miss a class, there is a possibility of scheduling a (semi)private catch up session. In the session, with an instructor, they would go over the concepts taught in the class they missed. To be eligible for a session, the student must notify the office prior to the specific class with one of the applicable reasons: illness, on set, at an audition, out of town, or prior commitment. Our thought behind it: Just because you can't make it to an in-room audition, you can still throw your hat in the ring by sending in a self-tape!  *Not applicable for some classes.

We focus on learning story, script structure, audition and on-camera techniques, and through various explorative exercises, actors are encouraged to find what works for them emotionally, psychologically, and physically. 



How do you know if you're a directable actor? By working with a director. This workshop focuses on translating direction into actions.


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EMAIL:  hello@shoreline-studios.com

TELEPHONE:   604.874.9979

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