Acting Classes Step 4 - Your Acting Career Starts Here

Acting Classes - Your Acting Career Starts Here

Step Four

All actors want the opportunity to sink their teeth into a meaty role or scene. After all, that’s why we’re actors.

Successful completion of Step 3 is a pre-requisite of joining Step 4.

The Scene Study class is the best opportunity for you to flex your acting muscles and refine your craft or to stay in shape whilst you’re not working. Step 4 is the acting class where students take all of their technique and harness it for performance. It is a weekly workout where actors test their performance abilities in a safe and playful environment.

Through working on scenes from different media, the actors discover their strengths and weaknesses with the help of a trained and experienced coach/director’s assistance. Because class size is restricted, the class members will WORK their tails off.

Problems within a scene often stem from a problem in basic technique. The only reason that we study acting is to do scenes better, in other words to become a better actor. It’s all great practice for the real thing. Seeking the authentic, the organic, the truthful from moment to moment in rehearsal or performance is the goal of this challenging new class.

This is the perfect opportunity to improve their craft while gaining performance experience. We are always looking to bring the actor to an instinctive, impulsive place. We want the performance to be truthful and organic and the choices to be risky and exciting.

Each STEP 4 course lasts for 8 weeks, with 2 hours of class per week. You can register and pay for a class in THREE ways. You can pay in cash or by card at the Studio in advance, you can call the studio and make a payment by telephone, or you can purchase your place on the course below via Paypal (you do not need a Paypal account).

what you'll learn
  • to put your skills to the test every week 
  • to give, receive and use critical feedback
  • to present scenes for stage and screen 
  • to develop your acting skills for performance
  • to take risks in performance
  • to produce scenes of emotional intensity

Before you book your place, please read our Booking Terms and Conditions

step 4

Step 4 March 2017
TUESDAYS beginning Tuesday 14th March 2017
19:00 - 21:00

“Mark is a clear communicator about what the process is and what it involves, he has a real authenticity about how he passes on his ideas. He’s confident in his approach, but not at all intimidating. This way of working seems to expose a natural route to performing. It’s beguiling why this isn’t common practice. This just makes a lot of sense as an approach.”

Molly Taylor (Actor, Writer, Theatre Maker, former Associate at the National Theatre of Scotland)

what comes next...

step 2

Developing Acting Skills

Tackle scenes from contemporary writing with your new acting skills and build upon your progress.

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step 3

Intro to Rehearsal Technique

Building up the consistent acting skills needed to rehearse professionally.

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step 4

Developing Rehearsal Technique

Develop your outer skills and raise your awareness of the inner technique.

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step 5

The Weekly Scene Study Class

Test your new skills and technique against new challenging weekly scenes.

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step 6


Students are encouraged to explore more advanced technique in performance through improvisation

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step 7

Acting for Camera 1

Students develop their acting technique by exploring demanding film and tv scenes on camera.

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step 8


In this class, you'll prepare to deliver monologues for captivating performance in film, tv and theatre.

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step 9

Acting for Camera 2

Our more advanced students tackle challenging scenes on camera to produce raw, honest performances.

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step 10

Advanced Acting Technique

This Advanced Acting Class is the most demanding class at ACS.

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