Calgary Actors' Studio offers thorough training (from beginner to advanced) in a grounded and friendly environment where any interested student can access the best in contemporary training, and all available without an audition. Every student is valued; every student is respected.
Maximum class size is 16 students (except under extraordinary circumstances)
From younger teens just wanting a fun and safe introduction to the world of acting, to older teens considering a career; from adults wanting to explore and have some fun, to those seriously contemplating community theatre or the profession, our gentle step-by-step approach in our acting classes is a perfect blend of current and established acting theory and practice - born of our own conservatory training - tempered with plenty of real-world professional experience.
Beginning students play their way to a deep, instinctive understanding of the basics, while more experienced students are guided to expand upon what they know... to reach for the stars - however high they want to aim.
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C.A.S. offers career-interested students (and their parents, for those under 18) one-on-one Saturday morning coffee meetings with Daniel Libman - at no charge - to learn first-hand about the steps required to get from dreaming about it... all the way to “making it” as a professional. Topics include: talent agents, casting directors, post-secondary conservatory training (Canada & U.S.), union membership, avoiding scams; everything. Dan is happy to provide you with the reliable information you need to solve the mystery of “How To Get There From Here” in those meetings... and on an ongoing basis.
If you have zero experience in this profession (or just a bit), it can seem very daunting to try to guess the best way in, let alone counsel your child. But Dan is a veteran - for 10 years he was the ACTRA* National Councillor for Alberta; for 6 years he was the National Councillor for CAEA** - with a wide-ranging knowledge about every aspect of this (sometimes confusing) profession. So you don't have to make it up, and you certainly don't have to try navigate the unreliable and hazardous maze on the internet. (*ACTRA is the union for all professional TV and Film actors in Canada; **CAEA is the union for all professional stage performers).
Dan has spent his life in this profession and knows how it works... and also knows what to avoid. There is a lot of bad stuff out there to steer clear of, but there's lots of valuable information you need to know. And it is never a "one size fits all" endeavour. Let Dan help you figure out which path is exactly the right one for you.
You've already met with Dan and it's time to prep your audition? Click here: Audition Prep
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