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Frequently Asked Questions at Northwood Acting Studio


  • What is the mission of the acting studio?
    At Northwood Acting Studio, our mission is to nurture and develop local and regional talent, providing a platform for aspiring actors to explore their passion for the performing arts. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where actors and their parents can find honest answers to their questions and receive guidance on their acting journey. One of our core objectives is to demystify the process of becoming an actor and offer a helping hand to individuals who are new to the industry. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to pursue their dreams, and we are dedicated to helping aspiring actors navigate the initial steps and get started in the business. By offering comprehensive classes, personalized attention, and a wealth of industry knowledge, our studio aims to equip actors with the skills and confidence needed to succeed in local productions and beyond. We believe in fostering a strong sense of community and collaboration, connecting actors with opportunities and resources to further their growth. Our mission is driven by a genuine passion for the art of acting and a commitment to empowering individuals to realize their full potential. We are dedicated to creating a nurturing and supportive space where actors can explore their talents, discover their unique strengths, and pursue their artistic aspirations. Join us at Northwood Acting Studio, where we are dedicated to helping you unlock your acting potential, providing a foundation for success, and fostering a vibrant acting community that thrives on creativity and growth.
  • How long has the studio been in operation?
    Northwood Acting Studio has been in operation since May 2016, when we held our first classes. Since August 2016, we have been operating from our current campus, located at the former Millennium Studios. As a locally owned and operated studio, we take pride in our deep-rooted ties to the community. Unlike other acting programs that come and go, setting up shop in malls or hotels, and charging exorbitant fees for their "programs," we are committed to our community for the long term. Our studio is here to stay, offering consistent and reliable acting training and support to actors of all levels. We believe in building strong relationships with our students, their families, and the local community. Our dedication to fostering a thriving acting community sets us apart. We strive to create a nurturing environment where actors can grow, learn, and develop their skills, all within the comfort of a familiar and welcoming space. With our local ownership and community focus, we are deeply invested in the success and growth of our actors. We are here to support them every step of the way, providing quality training, opportunities, and resources to help them thrive in their acting pursuits. Join us at Northwood Acting Studio, where we have been serving the community since our inception in 2016. Experience the difference of a studio that is committed to your growth and success, right here in our local community.
  • What are the studio's credentials and affiliations?
    Northwood Acting Studio is proud to be independently owned and operated, providing actors with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Our head instructor, Garrett Kruithof, is a working SAG-AFTRA actor with extensive experience in the industry. Garrett has honed his craft through years of dedication, attending numerous casting director workshops, and participating in acting classes and workshops offered by prestigious studios. His commitment to continuous learning and growth has allowed him to attain a deep understanding of the acting craft and industry dynamics which he passes along to his students. With a strong foundation of practical experience, Garrett brings a unique perspective to our studio. He has had the privilege of working alongside well-known actors and directors, gaining valuable insights from these collaborations. Through his own auditions and those of his clients, he has accumulated thousands of hours of audition tapes, further enhancing his understanding of the audition process and the nuances of delivering compelling performances. At Northwood Acting Studio, we prioritize the practical knowledge and expertise our instructors possess. We are dedicated to providing actors with comprehensive training, tailored guidance, and a supportive environment to foster their growth and success. Join us at Northwood Acting Studio, where our credentials are rooted in real-world experience and our commitment to empowering actors to reach their full potential.
  • Are the classes suitable for beginners?
    Yes, our classes at Northwood Acting Studio are suitable for actors of all levels, including beginners. Unlike some other studios, we do not separate our classes based on experience levels. We believe that actors, regardless of their level, can learn from one another and benefit from a diverse learning environment. Our approach is rooted in the belief that seasoned veterans can offer valuable insights and perspectives to newer actors, while also being reminded of important techniques they may have overlooked. Similarly, newer actors can learn from the wisdom and experiences of more seasoned performers. In our classes, we prioritize individualized attention and tailor our instruction to address the specific needs of each actor. Regardless of the mixed class structure, every actor receives personalized feedback and guidance. We recognize that each actor has unique strengths, areas for growth, and goals, and we work closely with them to nurture their talent and help them reach their full potential. At Northwood Acting Studio, we foster a collaborative and supportive environment where actors of all levels can thrive. Our classes provide a space for mutual learning, growth, and camaraderie among actors who share a passion for the craft. Whether you are just starting your acting journey or have some experience under your belt, we welcome you to join our classes and embark on a fulfilling and transformative acting education.
  • What types of acting classes are offered?
    We offer a wide range of acting classes to cater to different interests and skill levels. Our class offerings can be found on our website's information page, where you will find detailed descriptions of each class. From foundational acting techniques to scene study, audition preparation, on-camera acting, and more, we strive to provide a comprehensive curriculum to meet the diverse needs of our students. If you don't see a specific type of class you're looking for, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We understand that everyone has unique goals and interests, and we may be able to accommodate your needs through private lessons or provide recommendations for other reputable instructors or studios that offer the specific class you're seeking. Our aim is to support and guide you on your acting journey, so please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or requests. We're here to help you find the right path for your artistic growth and development.
  • How long is each class session?
    The duration of each class session may vary based on several factors, such as the class size, the length of the sides or material being worked on, the amount of critique and feedback provided, and the level of engagement from the class participants. Typically, our classes range from 90 minutes to 2 hours in length. However, it's important to note that there may be occasions where a class session extends beyond the scheduled time to ensure that all participants receive valuable instruction and feedback. We strongly encourage all students to stay for the entire duration of the class, as there is often much to be learned through observing and engaging with others. However, we understand that sometimes circumstances may require you to leave early. If this is the case, please kindly inform the instructor so that they can make arrangements to address any specific questions or provide individual feedback before your departure. Our goal is to create an enriching and supportive learning environment, and we strive to maximize the value of each class session for every participant.
  • What is the class schedule?
    Currently, we offer the following classes: On-Camera Auditioning and Acting for Camera Scene Study (Adults): Wednesdays at 4:30 PM Wednesdays at 6:00 PM Retirees Class: Tuesdays at 10:00 AM Young Actors Class: Thursdays at 4:30 PM Please note that our schedule may occasionally undergo changes or additions to better serve our students. We recommend visiting our classes information page on our website to access the most up-to-date schedule and to learn more about each class. At our studio, we strive to provide a range of class options to accommodate different age groups and interests. If you have any specific scheduling requirements or preferences, please don't hesitate to reach out to us, and we will do our best to assist you.
  • Are the classes in-person or online?
    Our group classes are currently offered exclusively in person. However, we are excited to announce that we will be launching an online learning component in the near future. This will provide flexibility and convenience for those who prefer to participate in classes remotely. Please stay tuned to our website for updates and announcements regarding the launch of our online classes. We understand the value of online learning and its accessibility, and we are committed to expanding our offerings to cater to different learning preferences. In the meantime, if you are interested in private sessions or one-on-one coaching, we encourage you to reach out to us using the contact form on our website. Our team will be happy to provide more information and discuss the options available for online sessions. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to enhance our class offerings to meet the evolving needs of our students.
  • What is the class size and student-to-instructor ratio?
    At our acting studio, we prioritize providing personalized attention and guidance to our students. Our class sizes can vary depending on the specific session, but rest assured that regardless of the size, each student receives individualized feedback and attention from Garrett or a qualified substitute when he is unavailable. We believe in maintaining a student-to-instructor ratio that allows for meaningful interaction and personalized instruction. This ensures that every student has the opportunity to engage with the material, ask questions, and receive valuable feedback to enhance their acting skills. Our commitment to small class sizes and individual attention sets us apart, as we strive to create a supportive and focused learning environment for all our students.
  • How do I register for a class?
    To register for a class at Northwood Acting Studio, follow these simple steps. First, select the qualifying class that suits your interests and goals. It's important to note that some classes have age restrictions, so please choose the appropriate class accordingly. Next, we invite you to sign up for a free audit of one those classes . Use the discount code AUDIT when registering to attend once at no cost or obligation. Please keep in mind that the audit is available only for our group sessions and can only be used once per person. While browsing our website, you may notice separate listings for Auditioning For Camera and Acting For Camera classes. It's worth mentioning that these classes are paired together in rolling two-week blocks. While attending both is not mandatory, we highly recommend doing so to fully benefit from the curriculum designed for those classes. Once you have completed your free audit and feel ready to take the next step, you can purchase a studio membership plan. Our membership plans provide access to a limited number of classes each month, depending on the membership level you choose. This allows you to continue your acting education and participate in the classes that interest you. We look forward to welcoming you to Northwood Acting Studio and supporting you on your acting journey. Register for an audit, explore our classes, and take the first step towards pursuing your passion for acting.
  • Are there any prerequisites or age restrictions?
    Our studio welcomes actors of almost all ages and experience levels, offering classes tailored to specific age groups. Our young actors class is designed for those aged 10 and above, as the techniques and concepts we teach require a certain level of understanding and maturity. This ensures that young actors can fully engage with the material and benefit from the instruction provided. For our retirees class, it is specifically geared towards individuals aged 55 and above, or by invitation only. This class provides a supportive and engaging environment for older actors to explore their creativity and continue their artistic journey. Our adult classes are open to individuals aged 18 and above, with no prerequisites or prior experience required. We believe that passion and a genuine love for the craft are the most important qualities for actors to bring to our studio. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience under your belt, our classes offer a nurturing space for growth, learning, and honing your acting skills. At Northwood Acting Studio, we value inclusivity and create a diverse community of actors who support and learn from one another. Our classes are designed to foster creativity, develop acting techniques, and cultivate a deeper understanding of the industry. We encourage all aspiring actors, regardless of age or experience, to join us and embark on an exciting journey in the world of acting. Please note that our age restrictions and class offerings may be subject to change. We recommend checking our website or contacting us directly for the most up-to-date information on class availability and age requirements. If you have any further questions about our classes or age restrictions, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help you find the perfect fit for your acting journey at Northwood Acting Studio.
  • What is the process for becoming a member?
    Becoming a member at Northwood Acting Studio is a straightforward process. After attending a free audit of one of our classes and experiencing our studio firsthand, you'll be ready to take the next step. To become a member, simply visit our website and select the membership plan that best suits your needs. We offer various membership options, each with a different number of classes included within a specified period. Choose the membership plan that aligns with your desired level of involvement. During the registration process, you will be prompted to provide the necessary information and complete the payment for your chosen membership plan. We accept various payment methods, including credit cards online, cash, check, or credit cards in person at the studio, as well as Venmo or PayPal in advance. Once your membership is confirmed, you will gain access to the exclusive benefits offered to our members. This includes ongoing access to our acting classes, opportunities to perform and audition for industry professionals, discounts on private coaching and additional classes, access to our members-only section of the website, and more. We strive to make the membership process seamless and convenient, allowing you to focus on your passion for acting. Join our community of dedicated actors, embrace the opportunities for growth and learning, and take your acting career to new heights as a member of Northwood Acting Studio.
  • Can I sign up for a single class or do I need to commit to a membership?
    At Northwood Acting Studio, we offer both the flexibility of single-class purchases and the value of membership plans. While you can certainly sign up for a single class without committing to a membership, we highly recommend considering the benefits of our membership options. With a membership, you can access a designated number of classes within a specified period, allowing you to immerse yourself in our comprehensive acting program and make the most of your training. By committing to a membership, you demonstrate your dedication and commitment to your craft, which often leads to more consistent attendance and progress in your acting journey. Our classes are designed to build upon one another in bi-weekly blocks, providing a structured and progressive learning experience. By attending classes regularly and participating in consecutive sessions, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding, refine your skills, and develop strong foundations in acting techniques. Furthermore, our membership plans offer exceptional value, allowing you to take advantage of a higher number of classes for a cost equivalent to just a few individual classes. It's a cost-effective way to invest in your growth as an actor and gain access to a supportive and inspiring community of fellow artists. We understand that every actor's needs and preferences are unique, and we aim to provide flexible options that accommodate various schedules and commitments. Whether you choose a membership plan or opt for individual classes, we are here to support and guide you on your acting journey. Remember, the more classes you attend, the more you will benefit from the comprehensive curriculum and the personalized feedback provided by our experienced instructors. So, take the leap and commit to your artistic development by joining Northwood Acting Studio as a member or exploring our single-class options.
  • Are there any discounts or promotions available?
    At Northwood Acting Studio, we strive to provide exceptional value to our students while keeping our classes accessible and affordable. Our class rates are already priced below industry standards to ensure that as many aspiring actors as possible can pursue their passion for acting. We do offer discounts for those who choose to commit to multiple months of classes. By signing up for extended membership plans, you can enjoy significant savings and continue your growth and development as an actor over an extended period. Our studio members also receive exclusive discounts on additional services, such as audition tapings and other specialized offerings. Additionally, we occasionally run limited-time promotions and flash sales throughout the year. These exciting opportunities are announced exclusively on our social media channels, so be sure to follow us to stay updated on any upcoming discounts or special offers. Our commitment is to provide high-quality training and support to our students while ensuring that our services remain affordable and accessible. We believe that investing in your acting education should not be a financial burden, and we strive to create opportunities that fit within your budget. Join us at Northwood Acting Studio and take advantage of our affordable pricing, and discounted services. We are here to help you embark on a fulfilling and transformative acting journey without breaking the bank.
  • Do I need to audition to join the studio?
    No, auditions are not required to join our studio. We believe in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for actors of all levels, whether you are a seasoned performer or just starting your acting journey. Our classes are designed to accommodate actors at various skill levels and provide a supportive space for growth and development. We understand that auditions can be intimidating for some individuals, and we want to ensure that anyone with a passion for acting has the opportunity to participate in our classes. Whether you are looking to refine your skills, explore new techniques, or simply enjoy the process of learning and connecting with fellow actors, our studio is open to all. By removing the audition requirement, we aim to foster a sense of inclusivity and encourage actors to join our community without any barriers or prerequisites. We welcome you to explore our classes and embark on a rewarding acting journey with us.
  • Are there opportunities to perform or audition for industry professionals?
    Yes, at our studio, we understand the importance of providing our students with opportunities to showcase their talents and gain exposure to industry professionals. Throughout the year, we offer various opportunities for our members to perform or audition for industry professionals. We are located in a working film studio, which means that industry professionals often visit our facilities or utilize our talented pool of actors for auditions and casting purposes. While we cannot guarantee specific opportunities, we have had instances where our students were requested to audition for roles or had the chance to showcase their skills in front of industry professionals. Additionally, we organize paid casting director and agency showcases on occasion. These events provide our members with a platform to present their talent directly to casting directors and agents who are actively seeking new talent. Our studio members enjoy exclusive discounts for these showcases, making them more accessible and beneficial for their career advancement. We believe in creating opportunities for our students to gain exposure, make connections, and potentially land roles or representation in the industry. While success in the entertainment business depends on various factors and individual talent, we strive to provide a supportive environment where our members can thrive and seize opportunities as they arise. By joining our studio, you become part of a community that actively promotes and creates avenues for industry interactions. We are dedicated to helping our members navigate the industry and maximize their potential by offering opportunities to perform, audition, and network with industry professionals.
  • How are audition and performance slots assigned?
    At our studio, we believe that the best way to develop your acting skills is through practice and performance. That's why we ensure that every student has the opportunity to audition and perform each week. The assignment of audition and performance slots varies depending on the specific class and the type of activity scheduled for that week. If it is an audition week, where students showcase their skills individually, the order of performances may be determined based on a rotation system or other factors that provide an equal opportunity for everyone. For scene study weeks, where students perform with a partner, the order of performances may also vary. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment, and we often give newer actors the opportunity to observe and learn from more experienced performers by scheduling them towards the end of the session. This approach allows them to study their sides, gain insights from others, and build confidence before their performance. Our goal is to provide a fair and balanced experience for all students, ensuring that everyone has the chance to showcase their talent and receive valuable feedback from instructors and peers. We believe in the importance of hands-on experience and learning through doing, as it is a fundamental aspect of the acting craft. By participating in our classes, you will have the opportunity to regularly audition and perform, honing your skills and gaining confidence in your abilities. We are dedicated to creating a supportive and growth-oriented environment that encourages every actor to shine and reach their full potential.
  • Can I bring my own material for auditions or performances?
    At our studio, we provide carefully selected sides for auditions and performances, and we do not allow actors to bring their own material. There are several reasons for this policy, all aimed at ensuring the highest quality and fairness in the learning experience. Firstly, by providing standardized sides for everyone, we can maintain quality control and ensure that all actors have an equal opportunity to showcase their skills. It allows us to focus on the core aspects of the performance, such as characterization, emotional depth, and scene dynamics, without any pre-existing bias or familiarity with the material. We utilize sides from various sources many are upcoming projects that are currently in development or sides commissioned specifically for class. By selecting material from fresh or unreleased productions, we ensure that actors can dive into the scenes without any preconceived notions or the temptation to imitate previous performances. This approach fosters a sense of artistic freedom and creativity, allowing actors to bring their unique interpretation and fresh perspective to the material. It also creates a dynamic learning environment that encourages exploration and the development of authentic performances. Additionally, as instructors, it would be challenging for us to keep up with multiple sets of sides brought by each actor. By providing the sides ourselves, we can ensure that everyone is working on the same material and receive consistent guidance and feedback. However, if you have specific sides or material that you would like to work on, we encourage you to book a private session with us. This way, we can focus solely on your chosen material and provide tailored coaching and guidance to help you refine your performance. Our goal is to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where actors can explore their craft and grow as performers. By utilizing standardized sides, we can offer a fair and level playing field for all actors, fostering creativity, growth, and the development of essential acting skills.
  • Are there any performance showcases or events?
    At Northwood Acting Studio, we embrace the unexpected and create an environment where exciting opportunities can arise at any moment. We frequently host special events, professional decision makers, and renowned actors who visit the studio. These surprise encounters allow our talented actors to showcase their skills and potentially make connections within the industry. When you join Northwood, you become part of a vibrant community where you never know who might "pop in" and provide you with a remarkable opportunity. It's an exhilarating journey filled with thrilling possibilities!
  • What acting techniques are taught at the studio?
    At our studio, we take a unique approach to teaching acting techniques. Rather than subscribing to one specific method or technique, we draw inspiration from a variety of approaches to provide a well-rounded training experience for our actors. Our classes focus on helping actors tap into their authenticity and develop their unique artistic voice. We emphasize the importance of living in the moment and fully immersing oneself in the character and the given circumstances of the scene. By blending techniques from various methods, we aim to provide actors with a versatile toolkit to approach different types of roles and performance styles. Throughout our classes, we explore elements of traditional techniques, as well as contemporary approaches and physical-based techniques. We incorporate improvisation exercises, character exploration, script analysis, and scene work to develop well-rounded actors who can bring depth and truth to their performances. Our instructors, including working actor Garrett Kruithof, bring their own experiences and expertise to the classroom, sharing practical insights and guiding students through exercises that foster growth and self-discovery. We encourage actors to explore their unique strengths and challenges, supporting them in finding their own authentic approach to acting. By focusing on the fundamentals of truthful and connected performances, we aim to empower actors to confidently express themselves and create compelling characters. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced actor, our classes provide a supportive and nurturing environment to enhance your skills and ignite your passion for the craft of acting.
  • Who are the instructors and what are their qualifications?
    Our main instructor and the driving force behind our studio is Garrett Kruithof. Garrett is a highly accomplished and experienced working actor with a passion for teaching and mentoring aspiring actors. With his extensive background in the industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to our classes. As the primary instructor, Garrett is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and engaging learning experience for our students. His approach combines his own experiences as a successful actor with proven techniques and methodologies. With a focus on authenticity, connection, and living in the moment, Garrett guides actors in developing their craft and honing their skills. In addition to Garrett, we occasionally have trusted working actors step in as substitute instructors when necessary. These substitutes are carefully selected to ensure that they align with our teaching philosophy and can effectively guide our students through the class material. Furthermore, our senior students, who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency and commitment to their craft, may also take on teaching responsibilities under Garrett's guidance. Even when Garrett is unable to physically be present in class due to filming commitments, he remains actively involved in providing individualized feedback and guidance to all our students. Through online platforms or email correspondence, he ensures that every student receives personalized attention and continues to progress in their acting journey. At our studio, we believe in the power of mentorship and learning from experienced professionals who have walked the path to success. With Garrett's expertise and the collective wisdom of our instructors, we strive to create a supportive and enriching environment that empowers actors to thrive and reach their fullest potential.
  • Are the classes focused on stage acting, screen acting, or both?
    Our classes at the studio are primarily focused on screen acting, encompassing both television and film. As a working screen actor himself, Garrett Kruithof brings his expertise and firsthand knowledge of the industry to guide our students in the art of acting for the screen. While we acknowledge the importance and value of stage acting, our curriculum is tailored to the unique demands and techniques required for screen performance. We delve into the nuances of on-camera acting, exploring various aspects such as auditioning for camera, scene study, and developing authentic characters within the context of television and film productions. By focusing on screen acting, we provide a specialized learning experience that aligns with the realities of the industry and the current trends in the entertainment world. We believe in the importance of mastering the skills specific to screen acting, as it opens up opportunities for our students in the realm of film and television. It's worth noting that while our primary emphasis is on screen acting, we do touch upon fundamental acting principles that are applicable to both stage and screen. This ensures a well-rounded understanding of the craft and equips our students with a solid foundation for their acting endeavors. We take pride in being the go-to studio for screen acting instruction, with Garrett's firsthand experience and insight providing invaluable guidance to our students. Whether you aspire to appear on the silver screen or the small screen, our classes offer a comprehensive exploration of the techniques and strategies needed to succeed in the exciting world of screen acting.
  • How often are the classes updated or refreshed?
    At our studio, we understand the importance of staying current with the ever-evolving landscape of the entertainment industry. We strive to provide our students with the most up-to-date and relevant training possible. Our classes are regularly updated and refreshed to reflect the latest industry trends, techniques, and practices. As the industry evolves, we adapt our curriculum to ensure that our students receive the most relevant and valuable instruction. Being actively involved in the industry himself, Garrett Kruithof brings a wealth of firsthand experience and knowledge to our classes. As a working actor, he stays informed about the latest developments, trends, and techniques in the acting profession. This allows him to incorporate fresh insights and industry updates into our curriculum, keeping our classes current and in line with the demands of today's entertainment landscape. We are committed to providing our students with the most effective and up-to-date training available. By staying abreast of industry changes and continually refreshing our classes, we ensure that our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the dynamic world of acting. Rest assured that when you join our classes, you are receiving the most current and relevant training that aligns with the industry standards. We believe in the importance of adapting and evolving with the industry, and we are dedicated to providing you with the tools and techniques that will empower you to thrive as an actor in today's competitive entertainment landscape.
  • What are the accepted payment methods?
    Credit Cards (Online): Pay securely online using major credit cards. Our online payment system ensures a smooth and hassle-free transaction process. Cash, Check, or Credit Cards (In Person): Visit our studio and make payments in person using cash, check, or credit cards. Our staff will assist you with the payment process during studio hours. Venmo or PayPal (In Advance): If you prefer electronic payment methods, you can use Venmo or PayPal to submit your payment in advance. Please reach out to our team for specific payment details and instructions. We strive to offer flexible payment options to accommodate different preferences. Choose the method that works best for you and complete your payment conveniently.
  • Are there payment plans or options for financial assistance?
    At our acting studio, we believe in removing financial barriers that may hinder your artistic journey. We understand that beginning a career in acting is akin to starting a business, and it requires some investment. However, we assure you that our class fees are already set at a highly competitive rate compared to other studios with actors of my resume. While we don't have formal scholarship programs or payment plans in place, we genuinely care about supporting our members' aspirations. We are always open to exploring individual options and working together to find a solution. We encourage you to speak with us after completing a free audit so we can discuss your unique circumstances and explore potential arrangements. We firmly believe that your passion and dedication should be the driving force behind your acting journey, and we strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all. Our goal is to help you unlock your potential as an actor without financial constraints holding you back. Take that first step and join us in the art of acting. Together, let's explore the possibilities and work towards making your dreams a reality.
  • What is the cancellation and refund policy?
    For memberships and workshops, once purchased, refunds are not available. We encourage our members to make the most of their membership by utilizing the classes included within the 30-day period. It's important to note that your membership grants you access to a specific number of classes based on your chosen membership level. We understand that circumstances may arise that prevent you from attending all the classes within the 30-day period. However, we encourage you to take advantage of the classes included with your membership during this time. We believe in providing value and flexibility to our members, and our membership structure allows for a range of class options and discounts. For individual audition tapings and private coachings please be aware that we charge 1/2 price for same-day cancellations and full price for no-shows. Online cancellations are allowed up to eight hours before your appointment time. For cancellations within the eight-hour window, please contact us directly. Cancellations within two hours of the appointment time will be considered a no-show. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, but we ask that you give us as much notice as possible to allow other actors to take advantage of the available appointment time. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We strive to provide a fair and transparent membership system that offers flexibility and value to our members. We appreciate your understanding of our cancellation and refund policy, and we look forward to supporting you on your acting journey within the framework of our membership structure.
  • Is there a dress code or specific equipment required for classes?
    We don't have a specific dress code for our classes, but we recommend wearing comfortable attire that allows for ease of movement. As an actor, you may engage in exercises and scene work that involve physical activity, so it's important to dress in clothes that allow you to move freely and comfortably. Additionally, please keep in mind that our studio can get quite cold, even during the summer months. We suggest bringing an extra layer or dressing in layers that can be adjusted according to your comfort level. This will ensure that you can focus on your acting without being distracted by temperature fluctuations. When it comes to equipment, no specific equipment is required for our classes. While equipment such as notebooks or tablets for taking notes is allowed and encouraged, we do not permit audio or visual recordings during our sessions. Please ensure that any information shared or discussed during the classes remains confidential and is not shared with unauthorized individuals. This policy is in place to respect the copyrights of the work we do and to protect the proprietary information provided at the studio. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in maintaining the confidentiality of the material covered in our classes. Our priority is to create a comfortable and conducive learning environment for all our actors. Dressing in clothing that allows for movement and respecting our recording policy will help maintain the integrity of our classes and the confidentiality of the information shared. Remember, the most important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in your attire so that you can fully immerse yourself in the acting process.
  • How is personal information handled and protected?
    At Northwood Acting Studio, we take the privacy and security of your personal information very seriously. To ensure the highest level of protection, our website and online platform are hosted on provides us with a secure online environment to offer our products and services. When you interact with our website or make a purchase, your data may be stored through's data storage, databases, and their applications. follows industry-standard security measures and stores your data on secure servers behind a firewall. This helps safeguard your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also want to assure you that any payment transactions made through our website are handled securely.'s direct payment gateways, which are used by our company, comply with the standards set by PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). This standard is maintained by the PCI Security Standards Council, a collaboration of leading brands such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Compliance with PCI-DSS requirements ensures the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. We are committed to protecting your personal information and maintaining the confidentiality of any data you provide. For more details on how your information is handled, stored, and protected, please refer to our Privacy Policy, which can be found on our website. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the privacy and security of your personal information, please feel free to contact us. We are here to address any inquiries you may have and provide you with the necessary reassurances about our data protection practices.
  • Are there additional services offered, such as private coaching or headshot sessions?
    At Northwood Acting Studio, we offer a range of additional services to support your acting journey. We provide private coaching sessions, tailored to your specific needs and goals. Our experienced instructors will work closely with you to refine your skills, enhance your technique, and boost your confidence. Additionally, we offer professional headshot sessions to help you create a captivating visual representation of yourself as an actor. Soon, you'll be able to conveniently book these services online. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us directly to inquire about private coaching or schedule a headshot session. We're here to support you every step of the way on your acting path.
  • Are there resources available for finding auditions or representation?
    At Northwood Acting Studio, we understand that building a successful acting career is a journey that requires time, patience, and the right guidance. We believe in taking a comprehensive approach to help you navigate this exciting path. Before making recommendations or offering guidance on finding auditions or securing representation, we like to take a small observation period to understand your unique talents, strengths, and areas for growth. This allows us to provide personalized advice tailored to your individual needs and goals. It's important to remember that the acting industry is not a sprint, but rather a marathon. There is no ticking clock or expiration date on your dreams and aspirations. We encourage you to embrace the journey and focus on honing your craft, developing your skills, and building a strong foundation for long-term success. Rushing into auditions or representation without proper preparation may not yield the desired results. It's better to take the time to master your craft, learn the industry intricacies, and make informed decisions. Our studio is here to guide you through this process, offering valuable insights, resources, and support to help you make the right choices at the right time. Remember, your acting career is a continuous process of growth and discovery. With dedication, perseverance, and the right guidance, there's no limit to what you can achieve. Take your time, trust the process, and let us be your partner in this exciting journey towards realizing your acting dreams.
  • Does the studio offer networking or host industry-related events?
    At Northwood Acting Studio, we believe in the power of connections and networking in the acting industry. While we primarily focus on providing exceptional acting classes, we recognize that building relationships and expanding your network are vital aspects of your journey as an actor. By joining our studio and participating in our classes, you'll have the opportunity to connect with fellow actors, industry professionals, and like-minded individuals who share your passion for the craft. The studio environment fosters a supportive and collaborative atmosphere, encouraging interactions, discussions, and collaborations among students. We've seen numerous success stories of actors finding agents, booking gigs, and making important industry connections through their participation in acting classes. The organic networking opportunities that arise from being part of a vibrant acting community can be invaluable in jumpstarting your career. In addition to the networking opportunities within the class environment, we also strive to provide industry-related events and guest speakers whenever possible. These events create additional avenues for you to expand your network and gain insights from experienced professionals working in the industry. Remember, building relationships and networking take time and effort. By immersing yourself in the world of acting through our classes, you'll not only develop your skills but also open doors to exciting opportunities and connections that can propel your career forward. So, whether you're just starting out or looking to take your acting journey to the next level, joining our studio and participating in our classes will provide you with a supportive community and a platform to build meaningful industry relationships. Embrace the power of networking, and let us be your guide as you navigate the exciting world of acting.
  • Can I rent studio space for rehearsals or auditions?
    While we don't provide rental options for unsupervised rehearsals or auditions, we do offer a range of private coaching and audition services that take place within our studio space. These services are designed to cater to your specific needs and provide a professional and supportive environment for your rehearsals or auditions. Our studio is equipped with everything you need, including industry-standard equipment, comfortable rehearsal spaces, and a professional atmosphere. Whether you're looking to fine-tune your performance, prepare for an upcoming audition, or simply have a dedicated space to work on your craft, our private coaching and audition services are tailored to meet your requirements. For liability reasons and to ensure the best possible experience for all our clients, we do not permit the use of personal equipment or unsupervised access to the studio space. This allows us to maintain the highest standards of safety, professionalism, and quality. If you have specific requests or would like to utilize the studio space for purposes other than our offered services, we encourage you to reach out to us. We're always happy to discuss your needs and explore possible arrangements that can accommodate your requirements. At Northwood Acting Studio, we strive to provide a supportive and professional environment for actors to develop their skills and pursue their artistic goals. Our private coaching and audition services, conducted within our well-equipped studio space, offer an exceptional opportunity to enhance your craft and prepare for success in the industry. Contact us to learn more about our private coaching and audition services or to discuss any additional studio space needs you may have. We're here to support you on your acting journey every step of the way.
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