Aspiring to Working Actors
Professional training for over 15 years!
Verve Studios is a comprehensive professional actor-training boutique studio located in the Scottsdale, Arizona Airpark and on Zoom.
Led by seasoned, degreed, working professional actors, Verve Studios offers ADULT and YOUTH students the mentorship, career guidance and foundational core training they need in order to be successful, working actors.
Featuring well-planned curriculum led by expert teachers and coaches, Verve Studios’ classes are suited to serious and open actors and are limited in size in order to give each student individual, tailored attention.
The training at Verve Studios focuses on both the craft and the business of acting and creates flexible, dynamic working actors, who respect and understand the process and one another.
Taken together, the four courses in the Acting Foundation Classes will provide any actor a stable foundation with which to build upon. Covering every aspect of acting technique, the foundation classes are:
3. GET PERSONAL and
4. SCENE STUDY.
Taken together, these lay the foundation of your technique and provide a place and opportunity to build on that foundation.
Verve also offers Working Actor Classes designed to give you a well-rounded education and the ability to be successful in any medium. Designed to give the actor a leg-up in the market and be completely versed in all mediums, these classes are essential counterparts to the Acting Foundation Classes.
The Working Actor classes are:
From one day workouts to a school-year professional training program, Verve offers a robust YOUTH Acting program that fits every actor’s needs.
Verve’s YOUTH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM is comprehensive, ongoing training for young actors ages 10-18. Meeting weekly during the school year, classes are by age and level. Starting in Level 1, Foundational technique is taught through script analysis, character development, improv, solo work and partnered scene work. It also is an introduction to Working Actor subjects and professional opportunities in the commercial, TV/Sitcom, film, theatre, TelePrompTer, and voice over fields. With a deeper understanding of technique, Levels 2-4 allow students to work on more complex characters, complicated scene work and the remaining Working Actor course work.
Verve’s WEEKEND WORKOUTS feature the full complement of the Foundation and Working Actor classes, but in an a la carte format. They are designed to enhance ongoing training as well as supplement for those not able to commit to a weekly class. They rotate through topics and content and will keep your skills in tip-top shape. Weekend workshops and workouts are available individually or in a package.
SUMMER CAMPS for youth include the Film Acting (full-day) and Camera Ready (half-day) camps.
GIRL SCOUT Badge Programs for Cadettes.
PRIVATE COACHING is available for those students who wish to prepare for an upcoming audition, or need individual attention. Focus can include: MONOLOGUES, AUDITION PREPARATION, TECHNIQUE and CAREER GUIDANCE AND DEVELOPMENT.
Private coaching is a great way for beginners to get aquainted with the studio in preparation for joining a group class or for seasoned actors to get customized feedback. All levels are welcome; ages 8 and up. IN STUDIO and on ZOOM.
Verve Studios offers TAPING SERVICES that are customizable to your needs.
Self-Taping/Audition Taping, Reader for Self-Taping/Virtual Auditions, Coaching, Demo Reel Taping, Demo Reel Editing, & Self-Tape Success Seminar.
All classes require pre-registration!
We are currently OPEN for audition taping sessions in person, and group classes with distancing and safety measures in place. We will continue to offer Zoom classes as well.
Studio safety precautions:
• Masks required.
• All must be healthy and minimum 14-days Covid-19 free to enter in studio.
• Temperature will be checked at door and logged with participant signing health statement.
• Mandatory hand-washing. Everyone must wash their hands upon entering and exiting the studio.
• Disinfecting high-use areas such as door handles and light switches before and after every class.
• We’ll avoid physical contact and handshakes.
• Chairs are spaced at 6-foot distance.
• Any students or coaches with symptoms or that are ill or in a family with high risk are asked to please stay home and participate via Zoom.
• The number of in-person students is currently limited to 10.
• Props are currently unavailable.
We are monitoring AZ Dept of Health.