As a new incentive we are the 1st ACTING STUDIO IN CANADA TO DO THIS: Parts of a selected class might be streamlive to get the selected actor more exposure. The Journey Begins.

 

 

News today: Congrats Natalie on her new role in a feature film! I strongly recommend training in class and in privates at the Alza Acting Studio. After my first session of classes and privates with Walter Alza, I just landed a lead role in a feature film, a principal role in a television series, and signed with one of the leading agencies in Toronto.! Natalie R. read more

 

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I started training years ago at the studio“I landed my first film in 2012 called Blackbird which had its world premiere at TIFF winning multiple awards. Since then I have been working non-stop. This just goes to say that I owe my current success to Alza Acting Studio and Walter for building the confidence in myself and pushing me to go out and get it! So if your that guy or gal who's been looking for a challenge to step up your game and stand out, I strongly recommend you check it out- Alex Ozerov”. The director of the film had to say: "Thank to you Walter Alza for your incredible acting teaching and support" Maxime Desmon

Congrats Craig, his film made it to cannes!"After booking 5 auditions on a roll I can tell you Walter's method works!" Craig Porriet

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Winner of best actor at Cannes Film festival " I Just won best actor in the short film competition in Cannes! Thanks to the one and only Walter Alza for all his hard work and leadership. I couldn't ask for a better coach and mentor." - R.J. Parrish (Also seen in Transpoter)

I just wanted to say thank you because Tim coached me on my monologue...for the straight kill audition contest a few months ago, and I found out I am a finalist! So thank you so much Tim and Walter! Jessica Ryan


Brendan Jeffers (Degrassi)
After winning a BRAVO Award for Best Supporting Actor last weekend, I thought a shout out to Sir Walter Alza was due. I studied with him for years, and it's no coincidence that my passion morphed into a career under his teaching. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talent, Walter, and assisting me in taking mine to new heights. Stay crafted, my friends.

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

Beginner On-Camera Scene Study Level 1, 2,3,4,5,6


Intermediate On-Camera Scene Study


Advanced On-Camera Scene Study


Private Coaching One on One (# 1 service of the house)Private Coaching Acting & Blue Print What you need to get in

The Craft Class

Seminars & Info sessions

What NOT To do in the audition room- info drill session with Walter Alza -125 +HST- (or click below to buy)

Blueprint to success- What do Agents need? Breaking into Show Business Seminar -125 +HST- (or click below to buy)

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.

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

Walter Alza has been an inspiration to many of my clients. He gives them confidence, perspective and a new approach to auditioning which ultimately helps them win the role.

Shari Quallenberg Agent/Manager AMI Artist Management Inc.

I Just won best actor in Cannes film Festival, corner competition! Thanks to the one and only Walter Alza for all his hard work and leadership. I couldn't ask for a better coach and mentor." -RJ Parrish- (Transporter). (read more)

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.

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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.

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


Private Coaching - Craft meets Business
Blueprint to success-

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.

 

Walter has a wonderful gift when it comes to his craft, he is focused, truthful and his instincts never let him down.

" Casting Director Millie Tom ( RDC Associate The Hulk, Love Guru)

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"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 On-Camera)

In each level the student will be introduce to new tools of the craft to set them apart from the competition.


Some actors that started out on this class from this class are currently working in leading, guest starring and principal roles in most of the major films and series been shot in Toronto and around the world. Our actors have gone on to win awards and light up the silver screens at some of the top largest festivals in the world, including Cannes, TIFF, Venice and hundreds of festivbeg-newals around the world.

YOU will be working On camera in our studio which it mirrors working on set with Award Winning Professionals who are ready and willing to give their passion, skill
and talent to take you to the next level and building your confidence with a new set of skills onto a higher level. In addition to this parts of a selected class may be streamlive with the intention to get the selected actor more exposure. The Journey Begins.

" 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:

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

 

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Beginner/Intermediate On-Camera Alza's Method & Scene Study and Craft - Character Development


YOU will be working On camera in our studio which it mirrors working on set with Award Winning Professionals, multiple time award winning actors and directors who are ready and willing to give their passion, skill and talent to take you to the next level and help building your confidence with a new set of skills. In addition to this parts of a selected class may be streamlive with the intention to get the selected actor more exposure. The Journey Begins.

" 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 after registering. Must be have at least 1 year of proven work and or training experience.
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Walter Alza has been an inspiration to many of my clients. He gives them confidence, perspective and a new approach to auditioning which ultimately helps them win the role. " Shari Quallenberg Agent/Manager AMI Artist Management Inc.

 

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YOU will be working On camera in our studio which it mirrors working on set with Award Winning Professionals, multiple time award winning actors and directors who are ready and willing to give their passion, skill and talent to take you to the next level and help building your confidence with a new set of skills. In addition to this parts of a selected class may be streamlive with the intention to get the selected actor more exposure. The Journey Begins.


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
A short meeting and or audition MAY BE required after registering. Must be a working actors or have at least 3 years of prior training and or working experience)

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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: Walter Alza
Time: Thursdays 6:00 pm to 9pm - 5 weeks - 485 + HST
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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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