"Walter Alza has been an inspiration to my clients. He helps them with their craft, while giving them confidence and perspective while auditioning. This approach ultimately helps them win the role" Shari Quallenberg Agent/Manager AMI Agency

Classes & Workshops

Intro to Acting On Camera & Alza's Method & Craft 11AM to 2pm


Beginner/Intermediate On-Camera Scene Study and Craft
Advanced On-Camera Scene Study


Private Coaching One on One (# 1 service of the house)

The Craft Class

Teens (14-18) Sundays 230 - 515pm

Seminars & Info sessions

How start in show business.125 +HST

What NOT To do in the audition room- info drill session with Walter Alza

We believe that what one person can accomplish, another thousand could accomplish as well and It is our mission to develop each actor’s truth – body, soul and voice.

For over TEN years now The On-camera classes at Walter Alza Acting Studio have prepared, inspired and encourage students to be in command of their work, stand out, make bold choices and get them the call back or simply shine! Walter Alza Acting Studio offers classes and private coaching that are ideal for experienced, emerging, aspiring, and or crossing over from Theatre to Film, and for dancers.

Student’s 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.

Our 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’s classes, it is our mission to develop each actor’s truth – body, soul and voice. For us it is about the craft, quality versus quantity. The Alza approach is made of 6 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.

Walter Alza and our award winning faculty have over 50 years of combined experience on film, television and theatre ready to give it to you first hand.

Walter Alza Acting Studio was founded over a decade ago at Yonge and Bloor by  Trailblazer and multiple time Award winning actor/filmmaker and visual artist  Walter Alza.     Walter Alza’s work spans for more than 20 years of solid work, with hundreds of hours of screen time and the bif and small screen, and titles such as Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director, Jim Sheridan and Terrance Howard (Empire, Iron Man).  You have seen Walter in Flashpoint; in the six time award winning film, At The Hotel, Metropia (over 80 Episodes). Walter Alza is one of the few teachers in Canada who actually teaches what he does for a living.

 

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Private Coaching Acting
Privates are on camera and craft work. Privates are tailored to each individual depending on needs, objective and level of experience.

"I am starring in TWO feature films this summer, and I am Co Starring in the feature film" Guidence"showing a ttiff this year. Id like to express my gratitude to Sir Alza and the studio for the constant pushing the limits of potential. I wouldn't be where I am without Walter. So thank you for all your hard work” Alex Ozerov (Co Star of Award Winning Film @ TIFF


Alicia Josipovic- Degrassi- Working with Walter in class and in private was instrumental in getting me where I am today in my career. So, if you need to step it up, he is the man.


Private Coaching Business

one on one appointments available for performers to have 45 minutes one on one meetings with Walter Alza. Discussion of personal development, career coaching, additional audition work or demo materials are welcome at this appointment, made available for some of our more experienced participants - and to allow for a more intimate setting and additional time for our more seasoned performers.

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(INTRO TO ACTING On Camera & Alza's Method & Craft) Take me up
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. We also use elements from the techniques of great acting teachers. This class focuses not only on scene study and character development, but also on the craft by guiding you to explore yourself more. 

"I had an amazing experience working with Walter Alza. I found Walter to be very motivating, inspiring and exceptionally helpful; in coaching to understand how we are to achieve goals and how grow as actors as well as individuals. P. Supino.

Practice keeps you permanent. Walter Alza

In addition to covering movement and voice for on camera work, this class teaches you how to do:

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Beginner/Intermediate On-Camera Alza's Method & Scene Study and Craft - Character Development Take me up
Known as one of the most fun and in deapth classes in town, actors such as Alicia Josipovic (Degrassi)came out of this classes- .This class is for actors who wants to work, have fun and reach to the next level as performers. Actors are encouraged to take this class for as long as possible to build up and develop their instrument.  Focusing primarily on scene study, these classes reveal a specific method of acting for the camera tailored by the founder of Alza Acting Studio, we also use elements from the techniques of great acting teachers. This class focuses not only on scene study and character development, but also on the craft by guiding you to explore yourself more. 

" Class It's magical! Walter is amazingly creative, crafted and truly inspiring! In addition, he is a fine psychologist!" Aigul

Students are inspired and challenged in classes to be their very best and learn how to:

Instructor: Award Winning Faculty Walter Alza, Dean Bajramovic, Tim Kachurove, Guest
Time: Friday 6pm to 9:30pm - 5 weeks - 319 + HST

A short meeting and or audition MAY BE required.
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Alza Acting Fundamentals  - 1, 2, 3

This class is designed for students who have little to no formal acting training. Using scenes from theatre, television and film, Acting Fundamentals gives the student the chance to learn how to be 'present',  'break down' a script,  work on 'objectives', 'actions' and tactics', as well as how to develop a sense of personal connection with your scene partner. This class is open to younger actors who need to learn the basics as they enter the profession, as well as to older actors who  want to learn or revisit the fundamental concepts of their art. This is the entry level course at ALZA ACTING STUDIO.

Please note: This is not an on-camera class.   

4 weeks, Thursdays. April 2nd, Level 1, 6pm to 9pm 4 weeks - 289 + HST

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After booking 5 auditions on a roll including Rookie Blue, I can tell you Walter's method works!" C. Porriet

" I started classes with Alza Acting Studios two months ago, and in the past two months I have learned lots from Walter and Dean, Which helped me to get a principle role on Nikita. Thank you guys" Alen Delain

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Advance On-Camera Alza's Method & Scene Study and Craft - Character Development Take me up (THE DRILL CLASS)Take me up
Known as one of the most fun and in deapth classes in town. This class is for actors who want to work on their craft and break away from the rest.

"Several of clients studied with Walter and have nothing but great things to say about his techniques. After knowing him for a while, I highly recommend Walter's classes. You won't be disappointed" - Stephanie Porter Porter Group Agency

ALEX OZEROV (Rookie Blue) Co Stars in The Award Winning Film At TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in BLACKBIRD I was very lucky to be accepted at this studio at the age of 15. With these tools I've been able to land 5 gigs in the last 3 weeks alone, one of which won best feature film at TIFF 2012. Couldn't have done it without you Walter!

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. We also use elements from the techniques of Meisner, Chekhov and Stanislavski . This class focuses not only on scene study and character development,  also in this camera acting class the actor will learn:

Instructor: Award Winning Faculty Walter Alza, Dean Bajramovic & Guest
Time: Wednesdays 6pm to 9:30pm - 5 weeks - 319 + HST
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A short meeting and or audition MAY BE required.

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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 dialogue, 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.
Instructor: TBA
Time: Thursdays 6:00 pm to 9pm - 5 weeks - 485 + HST
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On-Camera Scene Study
Focusing primarily on scene study, these classes reveal a specific method of acting for the camera tailored by the founder of Alza Acting Studio. This class focuses not only on scene study and character development, but also on the craft by guiding you to explore yourself more. Students are inspired and challenged in classes to be their very best and learn how to:

After popular demand! The ShowBusiness Seminar

*This is a must workshop for anyone serious about getting in the business & staying in, or anyone doing it wrong,

April 10th 7tp 9pm @alzaacting How to get in, stay in & be prepared for the ride in show business - email us to sign up.

Why are we doing this? Well....Walter lost years of going around the block with no info, and we see people all the time asking HOW! HOW! HOW? So here it is, 2 hours that will save you years of doing it wrong, no fuzz, no magic, just how it is.
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Why make all the mistakes all on your own? Life is too short to do that, learn from others who walked the line.

*This is a must workshop for anyone serious about getting in the business & staying in

*This workshop will save years to anyone trying to get it and or who is doing it wrong

*Trying to get in?
* HOW TO GET IN
*HOW TO STAY IN
*HOW TO SAVE YEARS AND much MORE
*WHAT IS EXPECTED
*CASTING DIRECTORS
*HEADSHOTS
*AND MORE

*In this seminar Walter Alza will cover the
DO'S and DONT'S of show business.

*This Workshop will show you HOW to get YOUR PLAN READY
TO GET IN and STAY in this business

THERE WILL BE: A lecture, questions and answers.
This seminar is limited space
First come, first served.

**HOW TO REGISTER**
Deadline two weeks prior to the event

7 Hayden, Suite 207S Toronto Ontario M4Y 2P2 Canada
(We are located 1 block South of Bloor St. /East of Yonge St. in downtown Toronto) Parking is available and TTC right across from us

Walter Alza is the changing face of television. He represents an emerging trend in Canadian programming.” (The Mississauga News)._

**Hosted by Walter Alza is an award winning actor, writer, director and producer--**Walter Alza is an industry veteran and crafted character actor with a career spanning over 20 years and hundreds of hours on the big and small screen. His major roles include: the drama, Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director, Jim Sheridan and Terrance Howard (Iron Man); guest starring in the series, Flashpoint; and co-starring in the six time award winning film, Gangster Exchange. Catch him every night on the television show, Metropia.

Walter has earned hundreds of hours of screen time as well as more than 40 films, television and theatrical credits to his name. The actors he's coached have gone on to win awards at film festivals in Canada and the US, as well as appear in virtually every major TV series and films shot in Toronto. Walter has an extraordinary ability of bringing out the best performance from any actor.

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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 Shakespeare’s 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.
Instructors:
Time: - 4 weeks - 289 + HST
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