CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TWEENS

Ages 7-8 and 9-12

ZBS has become one of the industry leaders for professional actor training for young actors.  Our students have had leading and recurring roles in films, television shows, and theatrical productions.

The Kids and Tweens ZBS cutting-edge curriculum is focused on a whole-self approach to the acting process: fusing advanced acting technique with self and artistic development.  All classes are designed for professional working actors.

ZBS also accepts enrichment funds from approved Charter School programs for class payment.  If your child is currently registered with iLead Schools, Sky Mountain, Excel Charter Academy, Heartland Charter School, Blue Ridge Academy, Yosemite Valley Charter, Sage Oak, Granite Mountain, Monarch River Academy, Cottonwood School, Clarksville Charter, Winship Community, Lake View Charter, Feather River Charter School, please e-mail us at info@zakbarnett.com for program details.

Course Description:

The Young Kids Class introduces the ZBS Whole Self Approach for kids 7-8 years of age. The class works both on and off camera, and incorporates elements of auditioning, improvisation and scene work, as well as introduces self-awareness exercises that help the young actor develop in their emotional maturity and intellectual capacity.  The class introduces acting as a self-study and lifelong practice, much like a martial art.

The class has a 16-week commitment, after which the student continues ongoing monthly classes until they are ready to progress to their next class.  

Class Details:

Online Section
Co-taught by Shelby Wulfert and Maxwele D’Angelo
Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm

Pricing:

$350 every four weeks, with a minimum commitment of 16-weeks, and then ongoing monthly enrollment; OR
$375 every four weeks, with a minimum commitment of 1-year, and then ongoing monthly enrollment, by enrolling in ZBS L.A. Membership

(Classes are capped at 16 students)

Register by clicking here.

Course Description:

The Core Class is an On-Camera Audition Class that focusses on five television genres: single-cam, multi-cam, procedural drama, serial drama, and hybrid/streaming. It simultaneously introduces the ZBS Whole Self Approach, which focusses on the Core Experiences: the energetic states that precede emotion—things like fear, loss, joy, presence, etc. This system of self-awareness, and how it relates to the material and at the actor’s instrument, becomes the foundation for the work at ZBS.

Class Details:

In-person Section
Co-Taught by JC Brandy and Shelby Wulfert|
Saturdays from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Online Section
Co-Taught by Kym Priess and Elaine Whae
Saturdays from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Pricing:

$350 every four weeks, with a minimum commitment of 16-weeks, and then ongoing monthly enrollment; OR
$399 every four weeks, with a minimum commitment of 1-year, and then ongoing monthly enrollment, by enrolling in ZBS L.A. Membership

(Classes are capped at 16 students)

Register by clicking here.

Course Description:

The Kids On-Camera Class focuses on On-Camera audition, as well as On-Set performance with an emphasis on diction and spontaneity. This is supplemented by script analysis work.

Participation in this class is by audition or invitation only. To be considered, send in a reel or a recent self-tape and resume to info@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

In-Person Section
Taught by Shelby Wulfert
Sundays 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Online Section
Taught by John Lavelle
Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm

Pricing:

$350 every four weeks, with a minimum commitment of 16-weeks, and then ongoing monthly enrollment; OR
$399 every four weeks, with a minimum commitment of 1-year, and then ongoing monthly enrollment, by enrolling in ZBS L.A. Membership

(Classes are capped at 16 students)

Please e-mail studio for enrollment.

Course Description:

The Master Class alternates between craft, scene study, and on-camera audition. The focus is on creating a link between the actor’s personal development and their acting work, thus resulting in performances that are at once completely alive and unpredictable. Class is complemented by a book study and simultaneous commitment to outside personal practices like meditation, journaling, etc.

Participation in this class is by audition or invitation only. To be considered, send in a reel or a recent self-tape and resume to info@zakbarnett.com.

Class Details:

Hybrid Section (In-Person + Online)
Taught by Zak Barnett
Sundays from 2:30pm-5:30pm

Pricing:

Contact studio for session-to-session rates; OR
$475 every four weeks, with a minimum commitment of 1-year, and then ongoing monthly enrollment, by enrolling in ZBS L.A. Membership,

(Classes are capped at 16 students)

Please e-mail studio for enrollment.