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February/March 2023 Acting Class!!
This class is for All Levels, New & Seasoned:
*Improv -- dramatic improvisation
Feb 5th - Mar 12th
6-week Acting Class
12 students max
Location: Dance Collective Studio in Winter Garden
Deposit: $125 (non-refundable & non-transferable)
Missed signing up for the January 2023 Class? Get on the Wait List -- we will contact you if seats become available.
Be ready for your 2023 Auditions & Bookings!
*TRAIN to BOOK BIG* like many of JJ's students have and are continuing to do!
Join JJ for 6-Weeks of:
Learn how to effectively & efficiently "Break Down" your acting material.
We'll focus on -
This class is for All Levels, Adults & Teens -- New & Seasoned
Feb 5th - Mar 12th, 2023
Seating is LIMITED
12 students max
$295/ 6- weeks
$125 deposit** secures your seat
The Dance Collective
14045 W Colonial Dr
Winter Garden, FL
**Deposits are non-refundable & non-transferable
PRACTICE makes BETTER~
Stay Tuned for the Next Opportunity to Hone your On-Camera/On-Set Tools in 1 Day!
Discover or rediscover your gifts as a film acting artist and what makes you shine on camera!
This Intensive is a full day workout focusing on the single-camera process audition & screen test experience AND the multi-camera chemistry read. Actors work in a mock on-set setting and receive footage for clips.
Level Up your on-camera work.
*Honor technical camera & sound obligations while delivering the truths of the story.
*Practice the art of working off your partner and making discoveries moment-to-moment on camera versus planning, anticipating, and 'manufacturing' moments.
*Learn to take in-the-moment direction and apply it truthfully and effortlessly.
Explore important film acting skills:
· How to “take” your camera with you
· Different shot frames -- Close-Ups, Mid-Shots, Wide Shots.
· Reaction & Over-the-Shoulder shots
· How to organically live the scene while 'playing' to 2 cameras
· Material edited for clip and reel use
Become skilled at letting the moment do YOU!
12pm-2pm – single-camera screen test audition process
2pm-2:45pm – “working” lunch
2:45pm-8pm – multi-camera chemistry read process/mock on-set shoot
*(times are approximate - we are filming as if on set)
Time: 12pm - 8pm
*Deposit secures seat and is non-refundable & non-transferable.
Meet your Instructors -
Award-Winning Director, writer, producer, Travis Hadley, from Miami, Florida, began his career as an actor and graduated to writing and directing films where he found a calling and inspiration to tell stories that are grounded in the reality of the myriad of underrepresented voices. In 2015, he founded the full-service production company, Like Minds Productions, in Orlando, Florida. His latest film, Fragile Like Concrete, rated 9.5 on IMDb, received great reviews from The Independent Critic, Indie Shorts Mag, and others; and had gone on to be selected for several film festivals, nationally and internationally.
Acting coach, mentor, director, producer, writer, creative & self-development coach.
JJ has been coaching students for the past 10 years in Central Florida, training students for the Florida, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles markets. Students and coaching clients can be seen on Netflix television series & films (Outer Banks, Insatiable, The Laundromat, Hillbilly Elegy), National Commercials (Denny’s, Credit Sesame), Independent & Short Films, and Feature Films (Spielberg’s upcoming West Side Story).
Over 20-year experience in film, stage, and television in Central Florida, Los Angeles, Miami, and NYC, including Matt Weiner's AMC Award-Winning-series Mad Men (3 seasons - recurring) and Tim Burton's #1 Box-Office film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as Aunt Susie.
Instructor: CRAFT Into ACTION Technique & Scene Study Acting Class, The Character & You - Character Development Intensive, eMotional FREEdom & Monologue wOrkout, BODY & VOICE for On-Camera Acting, Dynamic Theatre Scene Study, OCPS (Boone High School) - Meisner Intensive & FILM Scene Study, Creative & Self-Development Coach / Assistant to Master NYC Teacher & Mentor, the late Jim Bonney of Jim Bonney Studio / Art’s Sake Film Acting Studio: CORE FILM & Scene Study, Advanced Intensive teaching assistant to the late Yvonne Suhor, Annual Play de Luna Director & Actress
Click here to get on list or to learn more about IMPULSE: The Screen Test Experience ™
**TRANSFORM your Fears into FUN & CONFIDENCE in your Self-Taping process**
Practice working on your Auditions, Prep, Taping angles, Eyelines, & all self-tape stuff.
There will be a short warm-up @ top of 1pm.
*LIMITED* Spots Available
**Following Covid-safe parameters**
Join us for the 6-week On-Camera eXperience
This is a thorough breakdown of on-camera filming elements from the 1-Day Screen Test eXperience and additional on-set tools.
Each week you will be doing on-camera work, including:
This class will be co-taught by coach/actress/director JenJarackas & filmmaker/director/writer Travis Hadley
(see IMPULSE: The Screen Test eXperience for bio)
Returning Soon By Popular Demand!
Location: The Backspace - 1309 Edgewater Dr. Suite B, Orlando, FL 32804 (College Park)
*Payment plan offered for balance.
Must be paid in full by WK 4.
Contact JJ for the 3 payment plans available.
**Deposit secures seat and is non-refundable & non-transferrable.
Following Covid-Safe protocol
Click here to contact JJ with questions & to Sign Up!
**eMotional FREEdom & Action wOrkout**
This unique workshop is designed to explore the Truth of the Truth -- get behind the walls, mask, and armor that are a false form of security when experiencing Vulnerability and Intimacy. The very things needed for Authentic Film & Television Acting.
**Open to all, actors & non-actors - No previous experience required**
eXplore ~ eXpose ~ eXplore ~ eMbrace - the emotional life & Authenticity of YOU!
Discover the TRUTH of your TRUTH -- open up & align to the deeper truths of you through:
Bring your Acting to the Next Level --
*Explore actions through Meisner-based and Core Energetic-inspired exercises.
*Practice using VERBS and Gain clarity in what you are actively doing in your work. -- physically & vocally.
*Develop deeper emotional connection and more specificity in your choices.
**Sharpen your Craft Tools – BODY, VOICE & FEELINGS!**
Based on the work of NYC Master Teacher, the late Jim Bonney and Core Energetics™
Additional techniques: Robert Cohen & William Ball
*(Payment secures seat and acts as non-refundable, non-transferable deposit).
**Following Covid-safe parameters**
Find out more & sign up for the eMotional FREEdom wOrkout --
We will be exploring:
This is a curriculum-based Intensive: each week will have a specific focus.
There are no drop-ins for this class and any missed days (up to 2) will have make-up days assigned.
If using payment plan offer, balance due by 2nd week
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 321.300.5794
*Covid parameters followed*
CRAFT Into ACTION ~ Be Prepared & “Know How” by Doing
POSTPONED - Stay tuned for updates and future dates
*Seating is LIMITED for both classes, so Secure your Spot today!*
Contact JJ: email@example.com OR 321.300.5794
Have questions regarding the CRAFT Into ACTION Class?
“Jennifer Jarackas is an amazingly talented and passionate coach. The depth at which she cares for her students is immeasurable. She opens the door for her students to be free to explore ranges in emotions and encourages growth personally and professionally. Her classes offer a safe and positive environment and there is no doubt her first intention is to bring out the best in her students.” ~ Kelly Tinsley
Zoom CRAFT Into ACTION Classes
Learn JJ’s CRAFT TOOL Approach for Script eXploration
eXplore & Work on Monologues & Scenes
Learn the Story & Live the Lines versus "Memorizing"
Student rates available for current students
What are you DOING to challenge yourself & Get in Booking Shape?
Be Booking Ready!
Practice ACTIVE LISTENING & Authentic CONNECTION and learn how to get ACTIVE with your ACTIONS thru the use of VeRbs.
Explore word repetition exercises based on the work of Sanford Meisner and Jim Bonney blended with foundational aspects of Core Energetics.
A lack in listening and high levels of self-consciousness are two reasons why Sandy developed this brilliantly simple, yet complex exercise.
Get out of your head and into your body, instinct, and truth.
*(Payment secures seat and serves as non-refundable deposit)
**Following Covid-safe parameters*
Find out more & sign up for the Meisner & VeRb wOrkout --
"How are you painting the portrait of the script?" ~ Jim Bonney (Master Teacher - NYC)
BODY & VOICE for On-Camera Acting Workshop!
3 1/2 hour workshop exploring and applying your PHYSICAL and VOCAL tools:
BODY & VOICE awareness, use, and placement are vital for camera work, as well as stage. Discover new ways of utilizing your tools with exercises inspired by: Linklater, Alexander Technique, Laban Movement, Love, Core Energetics, Strasberg, Alburger, et al.
Physical & vocal exercises and practices designed to align body & voice to ensure fluidity in physical and vocal expression, allowing for natural subtlety, nuance, and emotional alignment in character and script work.
Great for actors, speakers, stand-up comics, lawyers -- anyone who wants to get more SPECIFIC in their delivery!
*(Payment secures seat and serves as non-refundable deposit)
**Following Covid-safe parameters**
Find out more & sign up for the Body & Voice for Actors wOrkout --
*You, your character, and more*
We'll be exploring:
*Character Exploration (distinguishing relationships through breakdown of text), with a specific focus on:
*Writing exercises (self and character discovery)
*Core Energetics-inspired activities (body & energy work)
*Theatre-based exercises, including RASA, Laban, animal work, archetypes, personality types
You will leave with character-building tools for all characters & performances (camera & stage).
· Develop strong character "personalities" and choices
· Create nuances and "moments"
Explore the depths of you and your character's inner life to better translate their subtleties specifically & clearly on-camera.
*This is a process-oriented class, so it strongly recommended to be available for all 6 weeks of the Intensive.
Contact with any conflicts.
The CHARACTER & YOU
$* / 6-Weeks
Deposit: $125 secures seat and is non-refundable. Once placed, the seat is yours!
Recommended by Central Florida Talent, Inc., Louise's People, & Martini Production
Do you have questions regarding the Character Development Intensive class?
This 3-Week Intensive is designed for anyone who is new to JJ's teaching - BEGINNERS & Seasoned Actors
An in-depth look at & experience of all entertainment industry elements -- CRAFT & BUSINESS:
Areas & topics we will be exploring ~
WK 1: Essential Basics for the Professional Actor:
*(JJ is a Meisner Graduate; official Meisner-trained instructor)
WK 2: Script & Character Exploration:
WK 3: Everything Acting Biz: Insight, tips, & suggestions that highlight your BRAND in the industry and to industry professionals.
THANK YOU to the AMAZING GROUP & AMAZING WORK!
See you in 2022!
Following Covid parameters
Have questions regarding the Craft & Business Intensive?
Coming VERY Soon!
Goal Planning & Action Plans are vital when pursuing and manifesting your Visions.
Stay tuned for more info on how to be a part of this Exclusive Accountability Group.
Wanna know more? Click here to get on the email Interest List for this Exclusive Opportunity
Do you have questions about the up-coming workshop?
Deep Dive in all key areas & aspects of Scene Work ~ Character Development ~ On-Set Industry Tools, Practical Application & Hands-on Practice, AND Industry & Actor Self-Care Special Guest Speakers.
If you are ready to Level Up & Ramp It Up craft & business-wise, you won’t want to miss this Master Class opportunity!
Week 1: Character Development - inner life, aligning with the truth and vulnerability of you, character, & story.
eMotional FREEdom wOrkout exercises, personal moments are part of the day.
Special Guest Speaker: JACOB KYLE GLASSMEYER will be doing an intro to Tai Chi -- why and how it is beneficial to and for actors. He is a Third Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo, Taichi Teacher, Qigong Teacher, Mixed Martial Arts coach, amongst many other things.
See more about Jacob here --- https://glassmeyerhealthandwellness.weebly.com/
Why Taichi is Good for Actors article -- https://www.stagemilk.com/why-tai-chi-is-good-for-actors/?fbclid=IwAR2dYSKfuoA_84LS7IulnfgOrdH7G8RQt0g1czBSeVv_h3HxH7Vy1ahwXnU
Week 2: Scene Exploration & Industry On-Set Tools - CRAFT TOOLS Approach, breakdown, prep, analysis, and working with material in a mock on-set setting, exploring camera and lighting basics.
Special Guest Speaker: COREY BESTEDER of Gator Boys, The Big Break, & Bridezillas will be sharing his industry experience as a camera operator and cinematographer and what you want to hear about the ‘other side’ of the camera as an actor. Corey will be ‘setting the set’ for you while you explore and dig deeper into your scene work.
There will be a genre-heavy/specific focus.
See more about Corey here --- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2607309/
Week 3: Body & Voice for Film & Television Actors - We will be incorporating aspects of week 1 & 2 into the deeper level and necessity of Body & Voice awareness and use for on-camera work. Various exercises, including Strasberg, Laban, and Love are part of the day.
Special Guest Speaker: Diction & Dialect extraordinaire, GINNY KOPF!
This fun, interactive intro will introduce you to how Ginny works with actors on creating dialects & accents that are authentic and natural, including a “neutral American” dialect, for American roles that require you to have no regionalism or foreign accent to make you a more marketable (and confident!) actor. She has a unique method of teaching dialects that gets you there fast--how to ‘become’ the character from that culture.
Ginny has been coaching actors for over 30 years: Disney & Universal performers, high schools, professional & community theatres, and is a tenured theatre professor at Valencia College and her classes in Voice & Diction, Dialects, Voiceover Technique, and Improv are open to the community. She authored The Dialect Handbook and Accent Modification for Professional American Speech -
See and purchase her book here -- https://www.amazon.com/Dialect-Handbook-Learning-Researching-Performing/dp/0965596060
See more about Ginny and connect here -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginny-kopf-7152817/
Week 4: Auditioning on Camera for Agents & CDs - This week finds you learning some new pointers and a refresh on ‘old’ tips & tools. You will be auditioning on tape as well as in person in various mock audition settings, including one with our Special Guest Industry Speaker --- TBA as we get closer to date --- for now it is a surprise!
This is for actors who are serious about their training and ready to Level Up their acting careers, especially if Atlanta and Hollywood are a part of your VISION.
Each week lends to the next, but they also serve as stand alone 'Intensive Workshops'.
Assignments each week, so no actual Drop-Ins. *Must sign up ahead of time*.
Here are the rates:
*COVID parameters: signed waiver/liability forms, masks, safe distancing
If you are ready to RAMP IT UP, send JJ an email to secure your seat -- Click Below