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.
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.
Audition Technique focuses on teaching actors the fundamental differences between acting and auditioning. Whether in person or taped, each audition is an opportunity for actors to leave a lasting impression by making strong choices, behaving confidently and professionally, and demonstrating an understanding of the specific material and the business in general. This class will focus on material-based training like cold reads, script analysis, character development and also audition-specific tools like dynamic entrances/exits, proper eyeline use, and physically owning a 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.
Circuit Acting is an acting class that makes every attempt to remove “acting” from the acting room. There’s one common thread with the best actors… They don’t act. They be. They understand the importance of truly immersing themselves in the situation (aka the scene or audition), listening and being 100% present. They understand the extreme value of connection. Through exercises and lecture emphasizing the above characteristics, our goal is to take every actor from a place of “acting” to a place of “being.”
This is an introductory course to Improvisational Comedy – 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.
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 intermediate course teaches actors how to create nuanced, honest characters and consistently deliver memorable and vulnerable 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, Catapult’s first advanced youth scene study course, 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 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, the instructor, and their fellow students, all while learning to create memorable performances in their TV/film auditions and on-set work.
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.