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Stage and Screen Acting Studio

The path to growth

1. Stop acting. 2. Be grounded in truth. 3. Be specific. 4 Take risks. 

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR CLASS SCHEDULE


MONDAY/TUESDAY

Young Professionals

Ongoing camera acting classes for agency represented teens/adults

Ages 10- 18 meets weekly 1 1/2hr class 6:45-8:15PM $60/Month

Tuesdays adults meets weekly 2hr class 6-8pm $65.00 month

Designed as an ongoing class for professional actors who have agent representation, or wish to acquire an agent.

Class Focus

The fundamental craft of acting through Sanford Meisner is our foundation. Everything we do is based in this technique. Stop acting and start LIVING! Your character is an extension of you. Be a real person by grounding yourself in truth. I will assist you in making stronger character choices by being specific and committed.

Develop strong improv skills for on-set or an audition situation.

Scene study and monologues are emphasized.

Watch and discuss your taped work the last Monday/Tuesday of every month.

Have an audition coming up? We can discuss in class (if time) or book for a private session.

Student allowed in this class by instructor approval. For serious craftsmen only.

End of semester showcase in December and May

Class size limited.


SATURDAYS

THE OSCARS -TEENS

Ages 12-18. Meets weekly for 4 -60 minute classes. $50/Month/Saturdays 11:30AM

The fundamentals of the acting craft begins here with Miesner. Confidence grows as obstacles are overcome. Facing your fears, speaking, acting, being silly, getting out of your head and out of your comfort zone is the true key to growth not only as an individual but as an artist. Must be committed for the entire semester as you will be assigned a scene partner.

Showcase at end of semester in December and May.

Class size is limited.


Where

Location: 1020 E. Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115 (Turning Point Church facility) Register by emailing dixie at classes@dixieleesedgwick.com

To hold your spot register with $25.00 non-refundable deposit, balance due 1st class check, cash or paypal- classes@dixieleesedgwick.com

Dixie Sedgwick, critically acclaimed, award winning actress known for her one woman show, Bonnie Parker which toured nearly a decade and ran.

O.B. She has a diverse background in show business acting in films, television, theater, industrials and radio. Additionally she's labored as a screenwriter, playwright, director and producer. Dixie's passion is working with students who are serious about their careers and developing into directible professionals.

CLASS FEES:

Deposit registration fee of $25.00 per semester due by the first day of class, non-refundable. 

Late fee of $15.00 applies after first week.

Payments accepted: cash, check, paypal. No refunds are given after slot has been assigned to you.

Registration for classes, please contact registrar through email/text/call. Class sizes are limited. No make-ups unless instructor cancels.


Private Coaching

  • Any age $60.00 hour Please call or email/text asap.
  • All classes take place at Turning Point Church 1020 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto TX 75115

    OBSERVED HOLIDAYS

    Stage and Screen will be closed on the following days in observance of these holidays:

    New Year's Eve - New Year's Day - Good Friday - Easter - Spring Break

    Memorial Day - Independence Day - Labor Day - Thanksgiving Day -

    Christmas Week Easter, Good Friday and Thanksgiving do not fall on class days. Tuition is for four classes a month.


    CLASS FEES:

    Saturday: The Emmys and The Oscars Acting classes are $50.00 a month and due on or before first day of class. Young Professionals camera acting classes are $60.00 month

    Deposit registration fee of $25.00 per semester due by the first day of class, non-refundable. This fee covers scripts/sides/props.

    Late fee of $15.00 applies after first week.

    Payments accepted: cash, check, paypal. No refunds are given after first day of class.

    Registration for classes begins August 12th, 2019. Please contact registrar through email/text/call. Class sizes are limited. No make-ups unless instructor cancels.

    Location: Turning Point Church 1020 E Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115 Youth Ministry Room

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    FIELD TRIPS

    DATES/DEPOSIT/TEACHER AIDS

    We want your field trip to our performances to be educational, inspiring and dynamic.

    Please read all the way through this page for tips and information to support your class experience with us and make it as rewarding as possible!

    Matinee Performances are Tuesday-Friday mornings beginning at 10:30AM Please arrive 15 prior to show. Students allowed in theatre 10 minutes before show. Discuss theatre etiquette with your students prior to performance.

    Teacher Aid Theatre etiquette pdf

    Group Sales Only - NO tickets may be purchased at the door. Advance ticket only

    Groups of 10 or more $6.00 per person (1 FREE chaperone per 20 student tickets). Groups with 9 or less ticket price is $7.00 per person.

    Non-refundable deposit payment due within 10 days of booking confirmation, which is 50% of total due, if deposit is not received we cannot hold the date nor your seats. we encourage you to book as soon as possible, as performances are booked on a first come-first served basis.

    Remaining 50% balance is due four weeks before performance.

    For more information contact Dixie Sedgwick, 214-336-7134 or email dixie@dixieleesedgwick.com.



    PRESENTING

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL LIVE RADIO THEATRE

    BY CHARLES DICKENS ADAPTED BY DIXIE SEDGWICK

    Field Trips Matinees from December 3rd through December 13th, Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:30AM

    Special evening performance December 21th, 7:00PM. Purchase tickets five weeks in advance, group sales not necessary at this evening performance. Seating is limited. Produced by Special arrangement with Turning Point Church.

    This is live radio theatre! Experience radio theatre as it was intended, LIVE. The students will see the actors performing multiple characters and at the same time witness the sound effects team on stage too. Truly a magical, entertaining, experience they won't soon forget. After performance there is a Q&A with the actors and sound effects crew. Please feel free to download the Mastering the Material Teachers Aid to better equip your students with the material and a more heightened educational experience with this classic literary piece.

    Maximum Theater Capacity: 175

    Estimated Run Time: 70 minutes

    Location: Turning Point Church 1020 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto TX 75115

    About "A Christmas Carol": As the show opens, we meet Scrooge, and hear and see the actors and sound team enter who has shut down his positive emotions. He can experience no joy and no empathy towards his fellow man. Even on Christmas Eve, and despite his wealth, he has no joy, no sympathy for the suffering of the poor and refuses to do anything to ease the misery of others because he too suffers greatly, though he is completely unaware of his own misery. Join us in this classic tale as we witness the transformation of an old miserable scrooge into a compassionate giving soul.

    Show Themes: COMPASSION, REDEMPTION, MEMORIES, FINDING THE HERO WITHIN.

    The theme of A Christmas Carol is that we bless both ourselves and the world when we live in a generous, compassionate, and open-hearted way. Grade 4 and up

    Teacher Aid - Mastering The Material pdf

    Mastering the Material

    As part of our mission to integrate the arts into classroom academics, the Mastering The Material Guides are intended to provide helpful information for teachers and students to use before and after attending this performance. The activities presented in these guides are suggested to stimulate lively responses and multi-sensory explorations of concepts in order to use the theatrical events as a vehicle for cross-cultural and language arts learning. Educators are

    encouraged to use our suggestions as springboards to lead your students into meaningful, dynamic learning; extending the dramatic experience of the play.

    For tickets or questions call (214) 336-7134 or Email: dixie@dixieleesedgwick.com



    Stage and Screen Acting Studio appreciates our sponsors and donors.

    These donations allow students to take acting classes where otherwise this would not be possible.

    The kids thank you, I thank you and the community thanks you!


    Donors:

    Kingdom Harvest Church, "Planting seeds, growing a harvest" Pastors Don and Jane Shelton.


    Sponsors:

    Galen Wilson- REALTOR-Dallas City Center Realtors.

    Email: Galen@dallascitycenter.com "Allow your passion to become your purpose."


    Studio City Design/Build- Specializing in new and remodel construction.

    Email: tim@studiocitydesignbuild.com


    Deanne Lemley A.W.W.S. O.P.A. N.W.W.S National Master Painter, original fine art.

    Email: deannelemley@hotmail.com

    Art Legacy Shop - Fine Art Giclees'


    Inwood Bank - "With a history of community service, we support the arts and the hope it brings"


    Grocery Clearance Center - "Organic, gluten free, and fresh food at a serious discount!" www.groveryclearancecenter.com

    Sponsors Info:

    Sponsorship allows a student who wouldn't otherwise be able to participate get involved. It could be a one time, or monthly support, or whatever amount you can do. Your business will be posted on our website and also in our next production program. For businesses, this is an advertising tax write off, so everyone wins!Please consider joining our growing list of sponsors and donors who are helping students learn skills they will use for a lifetime.



    Instructor: Dixie Sedgwick is a critically acclaimed award winning actress and writer with a broad background in stage and film. Her love of acting is only surpassed by her love of teaching her craft to people of all ages. She has taught acting classes through DISD Dallas school district, Young Audiences of North Texas, Big Thought, DeSoto Classical Conversations Home school group, and her popular program, "Write Into Production" at North Richland Hills Cultural Arts Center, TX.

    Contact: 214.336.7134 classes@dixieleesedgwick.com

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