Classes

FAQ’s

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Policies/Requirements

Promptness

  • We do believe in promptness at Alexia Robinson Studio. If you are going to be late, we recommend you come to class the next week.
  • We do offer make up classes also.
  • If you are arriving late due to an audition or leaving a set, please text your instructor and come anyway and enter quietly.
  • If you are always on time and have an emergency situation, then please text your instructor and come to class anyway and enter quietly.

Getting your scene assignment

  • Our members are responsible for asking the instructor for a new scene when they complete the rework from their previous scene.

Rehearsals

  • 2 skype rehearsals per week
  • 60 – 90 minutes -Kids
  • 2 – 3 hrs – Teens
  • 4 – 8 hrs – Adults
  • A face to face rehearsal is definitely better.
  • However, Face to face rehearsals would need to be at the discretion of each individual member and or parents.

Fines

Not rehearsing with your partner

  • We enforce a $25 fine for not rehearsing with your partner.
  • This is only enforced if the member is not returning emails, text messages or calls.

    We are on a mission at Alexia Robinson Studio to be the best we can be. In order for that to happen, rehearsals are a must.

  • If our members don’t want to rehearse, they eventually work themselves out of the studio.

    We never want that to happen, but we must always protect the members who are fully invested in their craft and understand the necessity and importance of rehearsing.

Standing your partner up

  • We enforce a $100 fine if you stand your partner up on the day/night of class.
  • This is only enforced if a member ‘does not’ inform their partner ‘prior’ to the time their scene was expected to go up in that particular class.
  • Informing your partner ‘prior’ to class shows courtesy and allows your partner time to refocus and put up a monologue or even get another scene partner if time permits.

Payments

  • Payments are due ‘no later’ than the first class of each month.
  • A late fee of $25 will be added after the first class if payment has not been received.
  • If payment has not been made prior to the second class, that member will not be permitted to attend class unless prior payment arrangements have been made.
  • ARS accepts Cash, Cashier’s Checks or Money Orders.
  • ARS has a ‘No Check’ policy

2 skype rehearsals per week (60 – 90 minutes -Kids, 2 – 3 hrs – Teens, 4 – 8 hrs – Adults). A face to face is definitely better. Face to face rehearsals would need to be at the discretion of each individual member and or parents.

We require all ‘active’ members to have a subscription at smartactors.com for each month you are active.

The smartactors.com classes start at just $10 per month.
This helps us to work smarter as a studio. Many questions that come up in class are already answered on SmartActors.com. We can use the class time we have to go much deeper in the work and progress more rapidly.Additionally, it is proven that our studio booking rate is dramatically higher with our

members using smartactors.com in addition to training in the ARS classes.

Yes. If you feel you will be late, please text your instructor. If you are coming from an audition or on set, that is waived so just text your instructor and enter the classroom quietly.

Method

Alexia has her own method. The Alexia Robinson Technique (ART) is constantly being refined for over 15 years! This technique has been proven time and time again with countless celebrities and actors using the ARS technique. 50% of Alexia’s students are working actors.

Her technique has been proven dramatically with over 50% of her students who are celebrities and working actors.

Her technique pulls from the great teaching traditions of coaches before her like Uta Hagen, Stella Adler and her mentor Roy London, who taught

Brad Pitt, Sharon Stone, Geena Davis, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Goldblum and more.

The best way to see her teaching method is to come in for a free audit. Just click on the free audit button on our home page.

No, she believes in teaching each student differently. She doesn’t want to change you.

She wants to teach you how to use who you are … all sides of you … in your work as an actor.

Prompt and Prepared

We graciously ask students to return the next week if they are going to be late.
Yes, if you are coming from the set or an audition.

Just text your instructor and then quietly enter class in between scenes.

Alexia prefers that the actors are prepared before putting up work.
Practice. Practice. Practice.

Class Placement

We find out if you are a beginner, advanced or master level actor.

You can provide us with your resume or ask us to research your credits online.We offer Introductory classes which has all levels. In this class you learn

the Alexia Robinson Technique (ART) and foundational principles.

This way, when you move into the Advanced or Master level, we can move

ahead full speed.

Rehearsals

Yes. We require rehearsals twice a week with your partner.

The rehearsals are via skype or in person for the adult members.

We recommend:

  • 1 hour per week for kids ages 5 to 8
  • 1 hour 30 minutes per week for kids ages 9 to 12
  • 2 to 3 hours per week for Teens
  • 4 to 8 hours per week for Adults.

Rehearsals can be done via Skype. Face to face rehearsals can be done at the discretion of each member and or parent.

It depends on the reason. It takes practice to achieve greatness in life. So, we must all rehearse in order to get better.If our members have busy weeks, we recommend that you contact your scene partner immediately if you feel you cannot get your rehearsals in. This will give your scene partner an opportunity to get another scene partner and you can do a monologue if you want to put work up.

You can fire your partner if they don’t respond to your text messages, emails and phone calls. Just get another partner.

People get nervous about the other person getting mad. Alexia tells her students to stop caring about people liking you and do what is needed to make sure that you get your training in. If that person is not thinking about you and your education, then no need to concern yourself regarding that other person getting mad at you. Let me say this again, ‘Fire Them!’

We do enforce a $25 fine for not rehearsing with your partner if you ‘don’t call your partner’ to let them know that you will not be able to rehearse because something else came up.

We also enforce a $100 fine if you stand your partner up on the day/night of class. Yikes! Not fun, but it works.

Directing is telling another actor how to do or say their lines. The other actor may be directing you innocently. However, this can be annoying and frustrating for the person who is being directed. This happens in every acting class. So, it is extremely important to bring this to the attention of your instructor immediately. They will give you tools to deal with this type of situation. Saying nothing will hurt the person being directed. It slows down the growth process. Someone else is basically letting you know how things should go versus you finding your own way and allowing the instructor to ‘guide’ you.

I know this can be super frustrating. Your feelings are completely understandable. Your dedication and discipline is commendable.

  • We recommend that you contact your instructor immediately and ask for another scene partner.
  • If you choose not to go that route, then contact your instructor and ask for confidential assistance.
  • Your instructor will notify the other actor without them knowing that you made contact with the instructor.

Classes

  • Kids classes capped at 8.
  • Teen classes capped 17
  • Adult classes capped 17
The instructor will need to make sure the scene pulled will stretch both you and your partner. It also gives the instructor time to prep the scene ‘prior’ to the time class meets.
You can. However, the instructor will not be able to ‘prep’ the scene since class is already in progress.
  • We meet once a week, 4 times per month.
  • Our members can audit any ARS class Free of charge at no additional cost.
  • So, you can attend several classes per week for the cost of one class!
2 or 3 times, depending on how many notes are given.
To always give their best. Nothing more, nothing less.
Usually yes. However, there are times where the instructor might not be able to get

to your scene. If that happens, you would go to the top of the list in the next class.

Please understand that is not a bad thing. It gives you an extra week to refine your

scene work more deeply. There is always room for the actor to grow. Each time you

work on your piece, you will make new discoveries. Stay curious and keep digging.

This class is a scene study class for TV and Film. Scene Study is a must for any actor who would like to do Film and Television roles.

We focus on script analysis, technique, creating the character and rehearsals.

The instructor chooses your partner and you pull your assignments.
We have a free online scene library as well as other resources that we supply in our Free Actor Resources on the Alexia Robinson Studio website.Once you pull your scene, the instructor will need to approve the scene making sure the scene is what is needed in order for you to grow effectively and rapidly as an actor.

Our audits are typically on a ‘observe’ only basis. However, if you want to put up work, please send your instructor an email or text to see if you can put up work. This usually depends on how many scenes are on the schedule. This will be at the discretion of the instructor.
Just send your resume, photo, brief note to Alexia at Alexia@AlexiaRobinsonStudio.com. This class is for the seasoned and working actor. Working with actors of the same caliber will help you grow more rapidly. Acceptance into any of the master classes must be at the discretion of Alexia Robinson.

We start almost everyone out in the Introductory class. This class is designed for actors of all levels. We move you into a more advanced class as quickly as possible, depending on the actors work.

This class is for actors of all levels ‘introducing’ you to the foundational techniques we use at ARS. Actors are in this class from 2 weeks to however long it takes to have an excellent understanding of the foundational techniques.

We start almost everyone out in the Introductory class. This class is designed for actors of all levels. We move you into a more advanced class as quickly as possible, depending on the actors work.

We start almost everyone out in the Introductory class. This class is designed for actors of all levels. You will not need to stay in this class any longer than needed. We move you into a master class as quickly as possible, depending on the actors work.

This class is for actors who have already taken the Introductory class and have an excellent understanding of the technique used at ARS.

The instructor will most likely ask you to do a monologue for your first class. Once the instructor decides to place you on scene work. The instructor will assign you a scene partner. Once you work the scene twice and you know you are moving to a new scene, it will be your responsibility to check in with the instructor to get your new scene partner.

Just go to our home page and click on the blue registration button.

Directing is telling another actor how to do or say their lines. The other actor may be directing you innocently. However, this can be annoying and frustrating for the person who is being directed. This happens in every acting class. So, it is extremely important to bring this to the attention of your instructor immediately. They will give you tools to deal with this type of situation. Saying nothing will hurt the person being directed. It slows down the growth process. Someone else is basically letting you know how things should go versus you finding your own way and allowing the instructor to ‘guide’ you.

Free Audit

Yes, we offer a free class (audit) where you can observe, take notes, and see how our classes work.
Our audits are typically on a ‘observe’ only basis. However, if you want to put up work, please send your instructor an email or text to see if you can put up work. This usually depends on how many scenes are on the schedule. This will be at the discretion of the instructor.

Tuition

Kids – $150 per month

Teens – $175 per month

Adults -$175 per monthWe offer a work study program that will keep your tuition at $100 per month.

Once a week, 4 times per month
The first class of the month.
Yes, $25 off per child if you are paying full rate for class and your kids are signed up at the same time.

A multiple kid discount ‘does not’ apply for work study rates.

We do give credits if you missed class on the day/night of a shoot for an ‘Acting job’ that you booked.

We do not credit for background work, illness or emergencies.

Make Up Classes

  • You will receive a credit on your account if you are filming on the day/night of class for paid acting, principal work
  • That credit can be used as cash for any service we offer at ARS.
  • We ‘do not’ credit your account for extra work (background), dance, modeling, etc. gigs. We support principal acting work
  • All members are entitled to audit any other ‘comparable age group’ class we offer as often as you like.
  • If we do not have a ‘comparable age group’ class for you to audit, then you can use your class credit towards a ‘Skype’ private with your instructor.
No, you can make up your missed classes at anytime.
ARS has a ‘monthly’ policy versus a ‘pay per class’ policy. So, all members will be required to pay a minimum of one month at a time.
Yes, you can save 15%! Sign up here.

Scenes

At ARS, our members are responsible for pulling their own scenes. The instructor will assign you a partner once you request one.
This can be simple and fun. To save the amount of time needed to select your scene, we’ve provided you with resources on our site in the Free Actor Resources section. Just look at our Tab bar and at the very end you will see ‘Free Actor Resources.’

Just send your scene selection to the instructor for approval. The instructor will let you know if he or she feels the scene will stretch you or not. If so, the instructor will send an email to both you and your partner letting you know which character you will play.

If the scene is not approved, the instructor will generally assist in helping you find another scene or make further specific suggestions.

We recommend that you pull the scene on the same day/night of class and send to your instructor immediately for approval. If you cannot find the right scene in our library or in the other listed scene resources, you may require instructor assistance to pull the scene for you. If that happens, please allow 24 to 48 hours for your instructor to send a scene to you.

  • Go to www.AlexiaRobinsonStudio.com
  • Click on Free Actor Resources — Scene Library
  • Click on your desired category. Example: Teens, Drama, Female/Female and the scene choices will pop up.
  • We are constantly adding new scenes. However, if you do not see the scenes you want, please use the other scene resources located at the top right corner of the ARS Scene Library page.
  • Once you select your new scene choice, please send to your instructor via email for approval.
  • If you’ve searched for a scene, using the ARS Scene Library and the other resources listed on the Scene Library page, please contact your instructor immediately for assistance.
  • If your instructor is contacted to help with your scene assignment, please allow a 24 – 48 hour business day return for your new scene.
  • So, the sooner you can search for your new scene, the better.

Happy Hunting!

Please use the other scene resources located at the top right corner of the ARS Scene Library page.
Please contact your instructor immediately.
If instructor assistance is needed, please allow 24 to 48 hours to receive your scene. If you need your scene sooner than that, please be creative in finding other online resources to locate your scene.
Contact your instructor immediately so you we can investigate the situation and assign a new partner for you if needed.
Contact your instructor immediately so you we can investigate the situation and assign a new partner for you if needed. Studio policy states that we fine $25 for ‘each’ missed rehearsal if a call, text, or email is not made to the partner to reschedule.
Alert your instructor immediately. At ARS, we value our members time and take this type of situation seriously. Studio policy states that we fine $100 for ‘No Shows.’ $50 goes to the member/$50 to the studio for your inconvenience and potential damage to the credibility of the studio.

Additionally, please have a monologue prepared at all times. This way, you can still put up work if you would like to.

Getting Started at ARS

Here’s your new class info!

****Important – Please read through each section in this FAQ section of the site.

  • On your first day, you will have the option to observe in class or put up a 1 minute monologue.
  • If you choose to put up a monologue, please prepare a 1 minute monologue – comedy or drama that you connect with.
  • You can pull your monologue online (Type in Free monologues for Adults or Free Monologues for Teens or Free monologues for Kids) or write it.
  • Once you select a monologue, please send to your instructor at least 24 hours prior to class.
  • If the monologue is given to your instructor at the beginning or during your class, most likely the instructor ‘will not’ have time to prep the scene during class time.
  • Please have your monologue memorized and ready to put up on your first day unless you choose to observe for your first day.
  • Please be prompt for class. If there is a class finishing prior to your arrival, please walk in quietly and avoid knocking on the door in case a scene is going up.

Privates & Coaching

Member Rate:
$100 per hour for Skype Privates
$125 per hour for face to face PrivatesNon Member Rate:
$125 per hour for Skype Privates
$200 per hour for face to face Privates

  • Yes, we have a team of award winning and top industry professionals to coach you for every area of your career.
  • Scene Study, Commercials, Improv, Dialects, Audition Technique and more …
  • We also have cost options to fit every budget
  • Just click on Book A Coach from our home page.
  • Make sure you are prepared ‘before’ your session
  • Make clear choices prior to your session
  • Be extremely familiar with the lines
  • Read the script

Skype

Skype is a free service for video calls. This service is an excellent way for actors to rehearse with each other if they cannot do a face to face rehearsal or if they are kids or teens.Face to face is ideal for adult student rehearsals. However, this service is used frequently. Since you can see your partner if you skype, this is definitely better than phone rehearsals.

Yes
It’s simple. Just go to skype.com. Look at the far right and click Join Now. A short form will be there for you to fill out and that’s it!
Skype offers a 7 day Free Trial for Group Video Calls.

  • Just go to Skype.com.
  • One person can get the free trial service.
  • Click on Contact
  • Add 2 people or more
  • Click on Video Call.