DROP IN TASTER ACTING CLASS LONDON
WEEKLY DROP IN SESSION FOR BEGINNERS TO BEATTM
Take this Taster Session to get acquainted with the acting technique we teach.
The Actors Door Studio offers weekly drop in acting classes for beginners to the acting technique we teach, BEATTM
WHAT IS BEAT?
BEATTM stands for Beck Emotional Access Technique and is the acting method we teach at the studio. BEATTM is derived from the Meisner Technique but is distinct in philosophy and approach from Meisner’s method.
BEATTM was developed by the studio’s founder and director. It is a practical methodology for accessing emotions thereby allowing you to play characters who behave differently to you and who experience the world differently from you.
At the core of BEATTM is the idea that actors are able to disengage their emotional truth (or, emotional energy) from things in their own world. From there, they are freely able to apply emotional truth to things in the character’s world. By ‘things’, we mean places, objects, people and events. You can read more about Beck Emotional Access Technique by visiting the What is BEATTM page.
What will I do in the classes?
The drop in acting classes are a perfect opportunity to begin accessing your emotions.
You will be introduced to practical exercises such as the ‘Actions’ Repetition Exercise. The exercise will help you unlock emotional truth by working on actions and behaviour in a practical and dynamic way.
Other exercises we teach, will help you establish connection with your working partner. They will build on confidence, stage presence, and a range of skills that are a necessary part of the actor’s toolkit.
At the beginning of the session, the teacher will spend time introducing to the foundations of our acting technique. Concepts such as ‘emotional truth’, ‘dynamic actions’ and ‘Actions’ Repetition will be explained to help ground you in BEATTM.
Key differences between BEATTM and the Meisner Technique will be briefly covered. If you are an Meisner Technique actor, you may be interested to read some of our blog articles to contextualise BEATTM within what you may already know about Meisner’s Technique.
For Meisner trained actors, we also recommend the Meisner to BEATTM Repetition classes we run at the studio.
The drop in classes operate on an open basis. Students at all levels are welcome to join. If you are an experienced actor but have never studied BEATTM before and would like to, these classes are the best place to start.
Looking for further training or ongoing weekly classes? >>
Take a few of these sessions to get acquainted with and practice the exercises. Then, move onto the weekly Drop in Acting Classes, to continue your training. When you feel ready explore the technique further, sign up to the Foundations in Acting Course, which will give you great insight into how BEATTM can become your go-to method for working on stage and screen.
If you are an absolute beginner, and you have never acted, this is the class for you!
WHY TAKE THE DROP IN CLASSES:
The classes are a perfect taster session for our courses.
Choose to attend as many as you like. If you are a beginner, drop in classes can prepare you for the courses the studio offers and offer insight into the foundational skills required for you to progress in the courses.
Through the cornerstone exercises we teach you will learn how to connect with the other actor – a skill necessary for giving powerful performances on screen and stage.
You will also begin to delve into your own emotional experience and use your imagination to create characters during class.
Aside from the practical hands on skills you will learn as you progress, the classes are also a unique opportunity for you to meet and work with like-minded actors. You will also get the chance to join the vibrant, ever growing, but select community of actors attending the Actors Door Studio.
The relationships you build during the classes will stay with you well after the course is finished.
PREPARE YOURSELF TO BE CHALLENGED!
BEAT is full method acting training program designed for people who want to pursue acting professionally. In each acting class you will be challenged; progressively invited to venture outside of your comfort zone both emotionally and behaviourally.
If you are excited about breaking through what is familiar and are ready to embrace the technique with an open mind and open heart, these classes are for you!
BEAT has the power to really transform you not only as an actor, but also as an individual.
DROP IN ACTING CLASSES LONDON: LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Brief introduction into Beck Emotional Access Technique
- Gained an appreciation of the BEATTM as a ‘method’ approach to acting.
- Learnt to connect with your emotional truth.
- Learnt how to connect with the ‘other actor’ effectively.
- Become part of our vibrant community of actors!
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