The Mission at CVF Productions is not just to teach acting, but to make “great actors” out of each of our students. We also help performers of all walks get over stage fright, and truly shine when they are on stage. Each of our students are walked through the process of getting a headshot, resume and monologue together so they prepared for auditioning. CVF often provides students with practical experience by including them in TV commercials and other productions, like music videos or infomercials.
Our Beginner's course makes it easy to learn acting from the basics of stage directions and lingo to preparing for auditions and skits. We help our students with voice projection, stage fright, monologue selection, etc. At the end of the course we do a skit or short play and twice a year we have a Student Showcase that the parents and friends can attend.
Our Intermediate course takes the basics to the next level, securing monologues, exploring characters in time and conditioning forces (dealing with more than one sensation or condition at the same time), reviewing roles and how to work with a script. Longer skits are used, and at the end of the course we do a short play for the Student Showcase.
In our Advanced course, we use video feedback more and you learn additional skills that will make you stand out against the crowd, such as Stunt Fighting, Voice Overs, Animations, Green Screen, Anchoring, how to be an MC (master of ceremony), complex Characters, and more!!!
In our Improvisation class you can Express Yourself and learn to think out of the box, how to react quickly, build your creative self confidence and have fun! This is great training for those moments on live stage that are unexpected. Laugh your way through this unique course designed to introduce the beginner student to the world of improvisation, using individual, pairing and group improvisation exercises.
Our Musical Theater class presents a variety of excerpts from known and original musicals and a new musical is introduced every 4 weeks. Acting for live stage is reviewed as well as vocal projection and stage presence. The end of each 4 week session is video-taped. It starts off with little to no movement and one or two songs and builds with each new musical to include more song and movement. A DVD compilation of the musical excerpts is available at the end of the course.
Our Teachers, Debra Sosa and John Parsonson are experienced actors in all areas of Television and Stage performance.
We look forward to helping you become a wonderful Actor!
PAY AS YOU GO BASIS – NO CONTRACT!
CHECK, CASH, OR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.
MODERN / JAZZ / HIP-HOP/ LATIN / YOGA/ LITURGICAL as scheduled (see class schedule) – taught by Debra Sosa & other guest teachers. Debra is a 2 time scholarship recipient, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and Broadway Dance Center in NYC where she learned a large variety of dance styles. She has performed at Radio City Music Hall with such greats as Tito Puente and Celia Cruz, and off-Broadway theater productions as well as working as a featured dancer for 10 years with a Latin Musical Review. Debra taught Liturgical (Praise) Dance in NY for 7 years and has taught dance, exercise and Yoga at Community Centers, the YWCA, as as well as teaching Liturgical (Praise) Dance in NY for 7 years. All Guest Teachers are screened and are experienced working with both children and adults.
BELLY DANCING taught by Leslie Cruz.
CHOREOGRAPHY / STAGE PRESENCE & MOVEMENT Private Lessons - $50 for 1 hour – taught by Debra Sosa. For anyone seeking movement or choreography to enhance their performance or for the dancer preparing for competition or a show, these private lessons are one-on-one, taking into account your type of performance and level of ability. It is customized for individual and great for singers, performers, comedians, speakers, and of course actors. It covers how to move on stage and connect with the audience, incorporating use of microphone, expression and spacial awareness. Drawing on her dance and performing experience, as well as, her acting and singing experience, your performances will improve in no time. She will help you to move confidently and feel comfortable on stage, capturing the audience’s hearts.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for general classes
Private Lessons are by appointment only
MONTHLY BASIS – NO CONTRACT!
CHECK, CASH, OR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.
MODELING CLASSES are often used to bait people into buying expensive portfolios and services. We are not an agency and don't offer photography services, therefore, we have no hidden agenda. Learn the basics - runway modeling, how to apply make-up, how to do photo shoots, and, most importantly, what to beware of. Classes are at CVF Productions Performing Arts Studio in Clearwater/Dunedin area. Taught by a genuine ex-model and showgirl.
Teacher: Debra Sosa first learned to model at the H.S. for Fashion Industries & Barbizon School of Modeling in NYC. She worked for Clairol, Converse (sportswear), various Hair & Fashion Conventions and did Showroom modeling in the garment industry (mostly modeled fur coats), and won the Ms. Palladium Beauty Contest in 1989. Also a dancer, her dance career included being a Showgirl/Dancer working 10 years with a Latin Musical Revue, wearing big headresses and elaborate costumes, dancing at Radio City Music Hall, and a few off-Broadway shows. She has also done a few commercials, modeling for Body Designs, Cable TV's commercial "The Dawn of Cable", Taffy's Dance Wear and hosted a TV show for 4 years called "Dance Brew". She is currently the host of Talent Shine TV Show and keeps abreast of all the latest trends in the fashion industry.
Wk 1: Runway Modeling & Movement
Naturally, the Walk is the most important aspect of Runway Modeling, but it is not the only aspect. The common pitfalls of Runway Modeling are reviewed including what to do with your Eyes, Chin, Shoulders, Hands, Legs and Posture. Last but not least, the Attitude!
Wk 1: Hair and Make-up/ How to Look Great
How do you get "the Look". Each model is different, but some basic rules apply and then you need to know how to work with your individual features or hair type. There may not always be a hair stylist available to you, so for unplanned moments, quick touch-ups during a show, or last-minute adjustments, you should know how to do it yourself. so how do you get shiny hair, runway hair, a tousled look, an up do, etc. We give you many simple beauty tips and tricks that you can use to get some of that star power for yourself!
Wk 2: Photo Shooting
All models should have an understanding of what their body looks like in different positions and also understand how their face feels when they're making different expressions. We help you practice a variety of different looks so that you are prepared should you be asked for a specific expression, such as: "sexy", "intense", "serious", and "pouty". We teach you what to do about gum lines that show. Body positioning and angling, facial expressions and more are all dealt with in a non-critical fun atmosphere.
Wk 2: Catalog Modeling. Catalog modeling is a choice career for men and woman who have a commercial appearance, natural physique and friendly demeanor. Catalogs feature everyday, natural-looking models, making it an approachable industry for individuals who are not incredibly skinny, tall or exotic-looking. We give you steps to launch a successful, dependable career.
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