Acting Classes & Workshops

** ACTING & FILMMAKERS SCHOOL SCHEDULE — CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING ***

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Our acting & film classes are held at our downtown waterfront studio. Classes are divided by age (school grade) and ability, which allows school-age learners to attend with their friends.

Classes run once a week on weekday evenings. There will also be two taping workshops, held on a weekend. The acting coaches will confirm directly with you the date of these workshops at the start of the course.

We offer two levels of instruction:

Introduction to Acting
This fun and active ten week class is designed to introduce the budding actor to the craft. Students explore voice, movement, and character development techniques that are needed to lift the story off the script and bring it to life! At the middle and end of the program, actors have the opportunity to perform the material they have been working on in a final showcase, and record a self tape.

Gain confidence performing in front of others and discover your inner actor in an environment where all are welcomed and encouraged! No experience necessary.

*Must be comfortable with reading and memorization

Acting for Film and Television
This intermediate-level class is designed to help the seasoned stage actor take the leap into film and television. Students learn audition techniques, film terminology, set etiquette, and script/sides analysis. In each class, we workshop material on camera, with a focus on cultivating a natural and nuanced performance. At the end of the program, actors take away the tools they need to take the next step in their career, as well as a recording of their work that can be used as a demo tape for submitting to agents.

* Must have strong reading and memorization abilities as well as previous acting training or experience.

Actor’s Action
This beginner-level stunt class is designed to help new actors take the leap (literally) into their film and television careers. Students learn how to choreograph a fight, how to fall/land, and above all, how to stay safe while making it look like you aren’t! In each class, we work closely with students perfecting their skills and getting them camera ready!

Filmmaking 101
This course is designed to educate students on the fundamentals of film and camerawork. Students will learn to shoot, edit, direct, and produce their own short films with guidance from coaches who work within the industry. This class is based on the work behind the camera instead of the talent in front of the camera.

(A note about workshops: twice in each course (once in the middle and once at the end), we will hold a two hour workshop on the weekend. The workshop will be a review and showcase of the skills students have learned up to that point, and each student will have a chance to complete a brief self-tape in one of the recording studios. This will not only allow students to gain experience acting in front of a camera, but will also give them an audition tape they could use to engage an agent, as well as being a handy barometer of their development.)

** IF YOUR PREFERRED COURSE SELECTION HAS RUN OUT OF SPACES, PLEASE EMAIL US AT hello@blueriverstudios.ca TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST **

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Notice of Cancellation must be sent in writing, via email to hello@blueriverstudios.ca. If this notice is received

  • More than 14 days notice from the start of your class: we will issue a full refund of class fees, less a $100 administration fee.
  • Less than 14 days notice from the start of your class: in this case, all fees are non-refundable.

There will be no refund or reduction in fees if a student does not attend one or more individual days of their class. Classes might be merged if class size is under 30% full.

Cancellations due to COVID-19 restrictions, exposure or symptoms: If your child or a member of your immediate household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive, it is our expectation that you notify our office immediately to withdraw your child from class, and/or restrictions are implemented by public health due to exposure and we need to defer classes to a future date, refunds will not be issued, however, you will be eligible for a credit for future classes, pro d day camps, summer camps, workshops or receive a gift card.

Grade 1-3 classes have been added for the Fall 2021 session. These will be one hour, theatre-based “Introduction to Acting” classes.

REGISTRATION FOR AUTUMN 2022 CLASSES OPEN NOW.

Introduction to Acting – September Session 2022

PHINEAS AND FERB

Wednesday afternoons 3:45pm-4:45pm

  • Sept dates TBC
  • Workshops: TBC

Book Phineas and Ferb

Grades 1-3 Course cost: 

Squamish/Whistler residents: $263 +GST

Regular classes are 1 hour each, and the workshops are 2 hours each. Course cost includes 11x regular classes, 2x workshops and 2 self tapes to give to agents.

For the Spring session, we are offering an Introduction to Acting, an Acting for Film & TV (intermediate), and Filmmaking 101 class for the tweens age group. Actors Action will commence again in the Fall. Students who already completed the Introduction course in the Fall or Winter may move to the Acting for Film course this term. They are also welcome to repeat the Introduction course if they feel more comfortable doing so.

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2022 CLASSES OPEN NOW.


Filmmaking 101 – April 2022

STRANGER THINGS

Tuesday afternoons 3:45pm-4:45pm

  • Classes: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Workshops: April 30 and June 4
  • Break Week: May 3

Book Stranger Things

 

Acting for Film – April 2022

TITANS

Thursday afternoons 3:45pm-4:45pm

  • Classes: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 12, 19, 26 June 2
  • Workshops: April 30 and June 4
  • Break Week: May 5

Book Titans

 


Tweens Course cost:

Squamish/Whistler residents: $299 +GST

Regular classes are 1 hour each, and the workshops are 1 hour each. Course cost includes 8x regular classes, 2x self tape workshops with audition video to give agents.

For the Spring session, we are offering an Introduction to Acting and an Acting for Film & TV (intermediate) for the teens age group. Actors Action and Filmmaking 101 will commence again in the Fall. Students who already completed the Introduction course in the Fall or Winter may move to the Acting for Film course this term. They are also welcome to repeat the Introduction course if they feel more comfortable doing so.

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2022 CLASSES OPEN NOW.


Intro to Acting – April 2022

RIVERDALE

Tuesday afternoons 5:00pm-6:30pm

  • Classes: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Workshops: April 30 and June 4
  • Break Week: May 3

Book Riverdale


Acting for Film – April 2022

GLEE

Thursday afternoons 5:00pm-6:30pm

  • Classes: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 12, 19, 26 June 2
  • Workshops: April 30 and June 4
  • Break Week: May 5

Book Glee

 

Teen Courses cost:
Squamish/Whistler residents: $359 +GST

Regular classes are 1.5 hours each, and the self tape workshops are 1 hour each. Course cost includes 8x regular classes, 2x self tape workshops with audition video to give agents.

For the Fall session, we are offering an Introduction to Acting, an Acting for Film & TV (intermediate), an Actor’s Action, and Filmmaking 101 class for the Grade 10-12 age group. Students who already completed the Introduction course in Spring may move to the Acting for Film course this term. They are also welcome to repeat the Introduction course if they feel more comfortable doing so.

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2022 CLASSES OPEN NOW.

 

Filmmaking 101- April 2022

THE 100

Friday afternoons 5:00pm-6:30pm

  • Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 14, 21, 28, March 7
  • Workshops: Feb 12/13 and March 12/13
  • Break week of Feb 9

Book The 100

Intro to Acting – April 2022

OUTER BANKS

Wednesday afternoons 5:00pm-6:30pm

  • Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 16, 21, March 2, 9
  • Workshops: Feb 12/13 and March 12/13
  • Break week of Feb 9

Book Outer Banks

Acting for Film – April 2022

HANNA

Wednesday afternoons 6:45-8:15

  • Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 16, 21, March 2, 9
  • Workshops: Feb 12/13 and March 12/13
  • Break week of Feb 9

Book Hanna

Actor’s Action – September 2022

SMALLVILLE

Friday afternoons 5:00pm-6:30pm

  • Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 3, 17, 24, March 3,10
  • Workshops: Feb 12/13 and March 12/13
  • Break week of Feb 9

Book Smallville

 

Grade 10-12 Courses cost:
Squamish/Whistler residents: $359 +GST

Regular classes are 1.5 hours each, and the workshops are 2 hours each. Course cost includes 11x regular classes, 2x workshop and 2 self tapes to give to agents.

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2022 CLASSES OPEN NOW.

Introduction to Acting – April 2022

FRIENDS

Tuesday evenings 6:45pm-8:15pm

  • Classes: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Workshops: April 30 and June 4
  • Break Week: May 3

Book Friends

Acting for Film and Television – April 2022

SEINFELD

Thursday evenings 6:45p-8:15pm

  • Classes: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 12, 19, 26 June 2
  • Workshops: April 30 and June 4
  • Break Week: May 5

*Please note: students must have previous acting training or experience.

Book Seinfeld

Adult Courses cost:
Squamish/Whistler residents: $455 +GST

Regular classes are 1.5 hours each, and the workshops are 1 hour each. Course cost includes 8x regular classes, 2x self tape workshops with audition video to give agents.

Blue River Studios Summer Camps are finally here! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

We are so excited to bring our Summer Camps to the Squamish community for the second year in a row! We have created a space that’s fun, inviting and educational, so that our children and yours can exercise not only their bodies, but their creative instincts too!

We are offering one type of camp this summer: the FILMMAKER camp.

FILMMAKER camps are geared towards giving children an all-round understanding of the various activities and roles that go into making a film or TV show through hands-on training and experience, guided by industry professionals. Additionally, children choose a ‘speciality’ that they spend extra time on during the week, allowing them to dive deeper into their chosen areas of interest.

FILMMAKER specialities: ACTING – learn more about the craft and skill of acting for Film and TV. ACTORS ACTION – learn how to choreograph a fight, how to fall/land, and above all, how to stay safe while making it look like you aren’t! WRITER – learn what it takes to be a writer from coming up with the initial story idea and creating characters, to writing full scenes for your film or tv show script. INFLUENCER – the key to social media is in video, and you’ll learn how to plan, create, interview people on camera, edit and post effective videos for your future (or current) brand!

All camps are open to kiddos aged 7 thru 17.
(Campers will be divided by age group prior to arrival)

Camp price $350 per week (Mon to Fri)

Daily Schedule:
8:30am Drop off
8:45am Camp activities start
3:15pm Pick up

Priority goes to those attending our acting classes. 

THE ADAM PROJECT July 4-8 – Actors or Actors Action BOOK YOUR CAMP

THE INCREDIBLES July 11-15 – Actors or Actors Action BOOK YOUR CAMP

WILLY WONKA July 18-22 – Influencer or Writer BOOK YOUR CAMP

RED NOTICE July 25-29 – Actors or Actors Action BOOK YOUR CAMP

JUMANJI August 8-12 – Actors or Actors Action BOOK YOUR CAMP

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY August 15-19 – Actors or Actors Action BOOK YOUR CAMP

SING 2 August 22-26 – Influencer or Writer BOOK YOUR CAMP

If you’d like to be added to our wait list, please email hello@blueriverstudios.ca 

For the 2022-2023 school year, we are offering day camps during all school Pro-D Days. These day camps will be filmmaking courses where students will create a short film during the day. This course is designed to educate students on the fundamentals of film and camerawork. Students will learn to shoot, edit, direct, and produce their own short films with guidance from coaches who work within the industry. This class is based on the work both behind the camera and the talent in front of the camera.

Please bring a water bottle, a mask, and a bag lunch.

 

Camp Hours:

8:30 Drop Off Begins

9:00 Camp Starts

3:15 Pick Up Starts

3:45 Pick Up Ends

 

Book Blue River Studios Day Camps

Book October 22nd Camp

Book November 12th Camp

Blue River Studios is hosting a headshot day twice per year. This day is for anyone aged 4+ who needs new headshots or is ready to upgrade their portfolio.⁠

In addition to the headshot package, we will offer an upgraded option that includes professional makeup and hair on-site.⁠