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.
Calling all littles! This weekly class is an energetic and creative environment that focuses on the beginning steps of on-camera work. Four to six year old students will explore, use their imaginations, play, build confidence, and practice storytelling.
This introductory class serves as the foundation for young actors interested in TV/Film. Through a combination of games and exercises, students will learn to fall in love with acting while developing valuable acting techniques. This class will help actors to explore their creativity through character development and scene work.
In TV/ Film acting, actors bring stories to life in front of the camera. This baseline course teaches actors how to create fun yet truthful characters and get comfortable working on-camera. Through games, exercises and basic scene work, actors will develop tools and techniques for for diving into a variety of characters.
This is an introductory course to improvisational comedy – the ever-growing Art form where the actors make up everything in the moment. This class will teach actors how to listen, say YES, and develop an awareness for comedic timing.
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!
There’s one common thread with the best actors: they truly immerse themselves by being 100% present. They are not acting, but living truthfully in the moment. Circuit Acting, the signature course created by Catapult founder Erik Lingvall, makes every attempt to remove “performaning” 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.
Advanced youth improvisers will be invited to audition for Catapult’s improv house teams. This class will continue the training from Improv Baseline, developing stronger characters & bolder comedic choices.
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.
This comedy course offers actors the opportunity to dive into sketch writing and sitcom acting! Actors will work on scripts from hit multicam and network sitcoms, learning the tools and techniques of this style of acting. Students will also write and act in their very own sketches!
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.