*NOTE: If you would like to sign up after a class has started, please call the studio at 404-500-7897 to register over the phone.
The BASELINE designation is reserved for the introductory level of each course that Catapult offers. Each Baseline course is a prerequisite to its corresponding INTERMEDIATE or aDVANCED class, and should be taken in order to progress in Catapult’s Youth Acting Track. There are occasional exceptions, inquire here. It should be noted that Advanced classes can be taken indefinitely, as the material is always changing and no two semesters are the same.
This introductory class serves as an exploratory experience for students interested in professional acting for TV and Film, with a focus on bettering the human being; not just the actor. Through a combination of acting exercises, on-camera play, improv games, and active listening, students have the opportunity to dive into TV/Film acting while developing valuable techniques and life skills. In this fun, creative environment, students will learn the importance of play, mindset, listening, empathy, connection and drive!
This immersive course sets the foundation for the professional actor’s work in TV & FILM. Designed for the actor with little to no on-camera experience, the Baseline course is designed to teach actors to create truthful characters and get comfortable working in front of the camera. Through foundational exercises focused on craft, improv work to ignite the actor’s creativity, and basic scripted scene work; actors will develop the tools and techniques needed for diving into a variety of characters on screen.
This intermediate on-camera class will continue to build a strong foundation for young actors pursuing a career in TV/Film. Students will expand their existing knowledge of script analysis, character creation, and how to connect with their most authentic self within a scene. Actors will learn valuable audition technique skills while growing in their confidence and creativity as an actor!
Advanced Scene Study is designed for young actors on a professional path and was specifically created to help actors sharpen their scene study skills in a focused, intensive way. In this course, actors will explore and dissect scenes in class, working toward developing nuanced, compelling characters that serve the text. Actors will be challenged by the specific material chosen for each class, and will learn to create memorable performances in their TV/film auditions and on-set work.
Looking to hone your audition skills? Audition Technique prepares actors for the professional world by breaking down the audition process. Whether in-person or a self-tape, each audition is an opportunity for actors to leave a lasting impression by making strong, confident choices. This class will highlight the fundamental differences between acting and auditioning, giving students valuable tools such as dynamic entrances/exits, eyelines, and physically owning the space. This class will include material-based training like cold reads, script analysis and character development, as well as genre-specific audition tips.
Improvisational Comedy is an ever growing art form where the actors make up everything in the moment. Improv training is arguably one of the most valuable assets you can possess as a TV/Film actor these days. This class will teach you how to listen, say YES, embrace uncomfortability and failure, and develop an awareness for comedic timing.
What does it mean to be a working actor? Booking the Room empowers students to become more self-sufficient actors by focusing on preparation, confidence, and authenticity. This class will highlight the importance of professional etiquette by developing a consistent approach to auditioning that will build a professional reputation and encourage lasting relationships in the industry. Students will discover the value of networking, self-branding, and cultivating a sustainable work-life balance. This class will include various material-based training like mock auditions and practice job interviews, as well as providing professional insight, including building & refining resumes, reviewing headshots, and navigating various industry resources
Circuit Acting, the signature course created by Catapult founder Erik Lingvall, makes every attempt to remove “performing” from the acting room. Through innovative exercises and lectures, this course challenges actors to use the circuitry in their brain to develop valuable habits while simultaneously breaking down mental and emotional barriers that prevent them from their most honest on-camera work. While this is an advanced class, it is advanced from the perspective of how much students will be pushed week-in and week-out. It’s not about one’s credits, experience, or previous training. It’s about one’s passion, work ethic and willingness to grow as an actor and as a person.
Calling all littles! This weekly class is an energetic and creative environment that focuses on the beginning steps of on-camera acting. Five to six year old (& mature four year olds) students will explore imagination work, basic scene work, and playful story-telling. This course is a foundation for children to build confidence and embrace their unique personality as they begin their journey in the creative arts.
Catapult Acting, LLC has a 24 hour grace period in which clients can cancel their registration and receive a full refund. After 24 hours, a 10% cancellation fee will apply to all registrations. If the client chooses to cancel 15-21 days before the event, a 50% refund will be issued. If the registration is cancelled within 14 days of the event, 100% of the payment will be forfeited. PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds for missed, dropped or cancelled classes; should your schedule change once registered and within the cancellation policy.
In the event that “Shelter in Place” or another quarantine situation should take place, workshops + classes will continue virtually via Zoom. The cancellation policy above will still apply.