Full list of class offerings with availability listed below.
The BASELINE designation is reserved for the introductory level of each course that Catapult offers. Each Baseline course is a prerequisite to its corresponding 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.
Master teachers Richard Warner and Erica Arvold are continuing their conservatory-style Advanced Young Acting (AYA) intensive series! Specifically designed for Catapult’s serious youth actors who are looking to take a professional path in television and film (age 12 to 17), Developing Character Relationship is an 8-hour, 1-day intensive.
This introductory class serves as the foundation for young actors pursuing a career in TV/Film. Students will learn the basics of script analysis, character development, the history of TV/Film acting, and how to connect with their most authentic self within any given scene.
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.
Catapult Acting Homeschool offers Catapult’s proven on-camera acting training to those families with a flexible school schedule. This course challenges young actors to make strong choices in their work, exploring character development, scene analysis, auditioning, and more. Each class will focus on one goal: creating more confident, authentic, truthful actors.
There’s one common thread with the best actors: they truly immerse themselves in the moment by being 100% present. Circuit Acting makes every attempt to remove “acting” from the acting room. Through exercises and lectures, the goal of this course is to take every actor from a place of “acting” to a place of “being.” This course challenges actors to use the circuitry in their brain to develop valuable, long-lasting habits while executing their most honest on-camera work.
This is an introductory course to improvisational comedy – an ever growing art form where the actors make up everything in the moment. This class will teach actors how to listen, say YES, embrace discomfort and failure, and develop an awareness for comedic timing.
Young advanced improvisers are invited to audition for Catapult’s first ever improv house teams. Three team segments (yet to be named!) will meet at three different times on Saturday mornings. Each team will be cast by a panel of professional improvisors. By registering to this “class”, the improviser agrees to be available for whichever team/time slot they are placed in.
This class will continue the training from Baseline, pushing the concept of game & scene, developing stronger characters & bolder comedic choices, and studying advanced formats.
Calling all littles! This weekly class is an energetic and creative environment that focuses on the beginning steps of on-camera work. Five to six year old (& mature four year olds) students will explore imagination, play, confidence, and storytelling. Each week the kids will practice being in front of the camera while working with a range of new materials. This course is a foundation for youth to build confidence and embrace their unique personality as they begin their journey in the creative arts.
In TV/Film acting, actors bring stories to life in front of the camera. This course teaches actors how to create nuanced, honest characters and consistently deliver memorable performances in their on-camera work.
This intermediate 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. Special emphasis on audition technique skills and cold reads will also be explored as they continue to learn and grow in their craft.
In this On-Camera/Scene Study class, students will expand their existing knowledge of script analysis, character creation, and on-camera acting techniques. The class will have alternating instructors: Dexter will focus on in-depth scene study, preparing the students to film the scenes the following week with Carrie Anne, who will both direct the scenes and focus on helping the students create truthful connections to the material through various techniques and exercises.
Advanced Scene Study is designed for young actors on a professional path. This class was specifically created to help actors sharpen their scene study skills. Actors will explore and dissect scenes in every single class, working toward developing nuanced, compelling characters that serve the text. Actors will be challenged by the specific material chosen for each class. Students will learn how to better use their imagination to create vivid backstories to make their characters come to life.
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 (classes, workshops & camps), 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.