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Class Descriptions

All our classes are regarded as the top of the cream when it comes to the Craft of acting. A Sudio with 0 Attitude, at Alza (Rise) it s all about the work, passion and having fun. All classes are shot with the highest technology in Canada. (all online classes are modified due to covid)

With our Virtual Acting Classes and online Acting courses, you can take advantage of studying from a place that is convenient for you, from anywhere in the world. All you need is a phone or a tablet or computer and a reliable Internet connection.

Work from the comfort of your home * No need to travel* Easy schedules
Register early! Spots fill up quickly for this unique experience. We cannot guarantee your spot until we receive complete registration and payment.

Intro to Acting On Camera & Alza s Method & Craft Beginner/Intermediate On Camera Scene Study Advanced On Camera Scene Study
Private Coaching for actors 1 on 1 Online & In Person The Craft Class Actors Plan with Walter Alza Actor s Career Planning

Students work with original sides, specifically written with emotional switches and challenges to expand their range as actors. Fun classes with tools of the trade and on camera playbacks are covered to prepare them to give memorable performances in a positive environment for them to grow in their craft.

The Alza System offers you the chance to develop your instrument and nourish your craft to work on film, television and theatre. In each of Alza Acting Studio classes, it is our mission to develop each actors truth body, soul and voice. For us it is about the craft, quality versus quantity. The Alza approach is made of a few simple steps, yet we pay respect to our history, to the great legendary teachers such as Sanford Meisner, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler to name a few, they were actors before they become great teachers and directors, so they got what it was needed to be great.  We believe that any one wishing, needing to explore acting and or who wants to become crafted should learn from professionals who actually do the work and understand what it means to be standing on a set or an audition.  The work of the actor is different from class to performance on set, but the work ethic is the same. Discipline is a must, is not enough to just have talent.

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Our Online & In Person Private Coaching Classes are one of the best classes Wolrdwide Designed for aspiring actors, business professionals varying from sales to lawyers, to doctors and pretty much all types of professions, and Companies. 7 days a week from the comfort of your home. All you need is an Internet connection, phone or computer. Please email us or call us today for more info or to book your private.

In Person Private Coaching Lessons & CAREER PLANNING Pays off WITH WALTER ALZA & Our Award Winning Team

Within only a few months of training with the experienced and talented Alza team through their classes and privates, I managed to land a main role in a television series!The Alza method works, trust it! Jadiel Dowlin (Nick on Annedroids) & Emmy Award Nominee (daytime)

In Person Privates Lessons one on one are on camera and off. Privates are tailored to each individual depending on needs, objective and level of experience.

One on one appointments are available for performers to have powerful 45 minutes with Walter Alza and or our Award winning team. Private sessions work differently for each actor depending on their needs. Using methods developed by Walter Alza, students learn effective character development.
One on one meetings allow an in depth approach to connecting with your scenes and partner, in addition to allowing you to make better choices when it comes to execution. Text analysis, audition techniques, and cold reads will also be explored and Craft work. Audition coaching and preparation. Click here to set up a session


Actors Plan (Blueprint for success) (tm) with Walter Alza

Blueprint for Success is the quintessential session for any actor who needs to succeed, needs a plan or change your existing path to maximize success. Walter Alza, is a Trailblazer, Multiple time successful television and film actor Director/Writer/Producer and one of the most accomplished acting coaches in Canada. Walter Alza is the changing face of television The Mississauga News. Walter Alza will share his insights on how to create an actionable blueprint that takes you where you want to go. 30 years of his PROVEN experience At your fingers tips. Discussion of personal development, career coaching, goals, and demo materials are welcome at this appointment.

This hands on session teaches you what you need to do to break into the industry, and stay there or simply taking it to the net level. Think of Walter Alzas knowledge as putting organic food in your system,  no junk food. You will get the real, valuable proven knowledge. What is expected from agents, casting directors, what tools do you need Click here to set up a session

Over the last 10 months I have grown and learned quite a lot from Walter alza and the entire studio staff. So much that after taking The Blueprint private I was able to land a several parts in films and I signed with one of the top agencies in Canada ETM A BigThank you! Emeka

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Intro To Acting On Camera & Alza s Method & Craft

This class is designed for students who have little to no formal acting training. Actors are guided through an introduction to the craft, as well as an overview of acting on camera. After they complete their 1st session (4 weeks) the actor may get invited to continue in the studio.

Focusing primarily on scene study, these classes (intro, intermediate and advanced) reveal a specific method of acting for the camera tailored by the founder of Alza Acting Studio award winning actor filmmaker Walter Alza (Get Rich or Die Tryn , Flashpoint, Metropia). We also use elements from the techniques of great acting teachers that have shaped the lives of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, etc. This class focuses not only on scene study and character development, but also on the craft by guiding you to explore yourself more.

In addition to covering an introduction tomovement and voice for on camera work, this class teaches you how to:

  • Build Self Confidence
  • Always be Ready
  • Character Development
  • Text & Script Analysis (scene and monologues)
  • Break down scenes and monologues from theatre, film and television script
  • Be present and to work objectives and actions
  • Make strong choices in interpreting lines  
  • Understand tempo rhythm , its meaning, purpose and application
  • Train the body for scenes
  • Understand line of movement– in long, medium and close up shots.
  • Students are also given the opportunity to review their progress on a large screen.
  • Give Memorable Performances
  • Effective SCENE WORK
  • Learn to Accept good feedback and grow
  • Be prepared to take risks.
  • Learn Bio mechanics for the Close up
  • Become more positive with your work
  • Learn to have more Faith

Time: Saturdays 11am to 2pm 4 weeks $289 + HST Tim Kachurove, Dean Bajramovic, Mike Plyle and Intro by Walter Alza

Instructors: Award Winning Faculty

 

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ACTING ON CAMERA SCENE STUDY INTERMEDIATE & Alza s Technique for Intermediate level actors

Ongoing acting classes every 5 weeks

Friday is The best night to end the week with amazing work and a Bang!

This class offers a specific technique of acting for the camera tailored by the founder of Alza Acting Studio, award winning actor/filmmaker Walter Alza (Flashpoint, Get Rich or Die Trying). We also use elements from the techniques of Meisner, Chekhov and Stanislavski.

You will learn scene study within the language of the director/actor relationship. Directors and actors communicate differently and it is very important to know what the director wants. We will explore the very different energies and needs of the director and actors.

This class will provide a challenging preparation for auditions, rehearsals and on set performances. Each of these involves different direction and acting requirements. You will learn how to deliver the best performance in all three situations.

Continue applying key skills and applications learned in previous courses. Complex exploration of text & script analysis, effective scene work, direction and execution and giving memorable performances

Explore advanced and challenging assignments designed to help uncover your unique truth – body, soul and voice.

This on camera scene study acting class will teach the actor:

  • How directors communicate and how to get hired
    Ability to respond quickly to direction and adapt
    What a director looks for in a casting audition for a call back
    How a director reads a script
    Build self confidence
    Always be ready
    Learn to give memorable performances
    Learn to accept feedback and grow
    Be prepared to take risks
    Learn bio mechanics for the close up
    Learn to have more faith in your work
    Connect deeply with scenes and with an acting partner
    Explore how to make better choices when it comes to execution
    Character development
    Text & script analysis (scene and monologues)
    Students are also given the opportunity to review their work on a large screen.
    Shine while on set

May Cover Cold Reads

Time: Friday 6pm to 9:30pm 5 weeks $319 + HST

Instructors: Award Winning Faculty Walter Alza, Tim Kachurove & Dean Bajramovic & Guest

A short meeting and or audition may be required after registering. Demo and or links to other work will be requested up on or before registration.

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ADVANCED ACTING ON CAMERA SCENE STUDY & Alza s Technique

Time: Wednesdays 6pm to 9:30pm 5 weeks $319 + HST

Instructors: Award Winning Faculty Walter Alza, Tim Kachurove & Dean Bajramovic & Guest

This class offers a specific technique of acting for the camera tailored by the founder of Alza Acting Studio, award winning actor/filmmaker Walter Alza (Flashpoint, Get Rich or Die Trying). We also use elements from the techniques of Meisner, Chekhov and Stanislavski.

This class will provide a master level preparation for auditions, rehearsals and on set performances. Each of these involves different direction and acting requirements. You will learn how to deliver the best performance in all three situations.

You will learn scene study within the language of the director/actor relationship. Directors and actors communicate differently and it is very important to know what the director wants. We will explore the very different energies and needs of the director and actors.

To apply to this class the actor is required to have a min of 3 years working experience in film & tv and /or theater, or if the actor was part of our studio for years..

This camera acting class will teach the actor:

Intense instruction on how to wow an audition
How directors communicate and how to get hired
Ability to respond quickly to direction and adapt
What a director looks for in a casting audition for a call back
How a director reads a script
Push your confidence level to the max and make bold, confident choices
How to fully prepare and develop a character for any scene or audition
Break down boundaries and obstacles holding you back
Learn movement and reaction techniques to enhance your work
Learn to give memorable performances
Learn to accept feedback and grow
Be prepared to take risks
Expert level bio mechanic techniques for all types of shots
Connect intensely with scenes and with an acting partner
Explore how to make the boldest choices and execute them
Text & script analysis (scene and monologues)
Students are also given the opportunity to review their work on a large screen.
Shine while on set

May Cover Cold reads

Instructors: Award Winning Faculty Walter Alza, Tim Kachurove & Dean Bajramovic & Guest

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The Craft Class

Actors learn by doing. Throughout the journey of this class, actors have the opportunity to practice different tools to improve their personal craft. With a lot of hard work, focus and determination, students learn how to develop a character that can compete with the next person who walks in the audition room or on set.

Using tools from various techniques that have been in use for hundreds of years and Alza s own work, which covers more than two decades, is incorporated into the classroom work, with the result an organic approach for each learner: inner dialog, energy and instincts and bio mechanics come together to take everyone a step beyond.

This class goes back to basics, with a focus on making your instrument work for you and working to create a new person who may not be exactly who you are, but was nevertheless birthed by you. Your instrument is your body, soul and voice. (no audits) Actors must complete INTRO TO ACTING On Camera & Alza s Method & Craft, or the Intermediate class before joining this class or must have prior training experience.

 

Time: Thursdays 6:00 pm to 9:00pm 5 weeks $485 + HST

Instructor: Walter Alza

 

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Shakespeare Classes

This intensive study of Shakespeare plays and the Sonnets takes close account of the social and political circumstances in which they were written and performed. This broad historicist approach is complemented by a strong emphasis on the diversity of twentieth century critical responses to the plays and on modern productions of them, both on stage and on screen.

The course will develop your knowledge of the range and variety of Shakespeares dramatic and poetic work; examine how its reception and status has been shaped by cultural and institutional factors; and explore themes such as questions of genre, politics, sexuality and gender.

 

Instructor: TBA

 

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