A Series of Bill Dance’s Seminars
DEVELOP THE ARTIST WITHIN – THE POWER OF EMOTIONS
Casting professional Bill Dance, through art performance, will demonstrate how to seize the moment and release your full potential as an actor. With over thirty years in the business both as an actor and casting director, Bill Dance breathes life into words through the art of storytelling, showing actors how to tap into their emotions. Whether you’re just starting out in your acting career or you’ve been acting all your life, this seminar will passionately inspire you and give you great technical insights to your self-expression.
AUDITION TECHNIQUES YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW
What does a Casting Director want to see in your audition? Have you ever been told that you missed the mark? Veteran Casting Director, Bill Dance, reveals the secrets to auditioning that your competitors only wished they knew. Gain valuable insight into the casting process and the mindset of the industry professionals behind the decisions. From preparation to performance, Bill provides a list of ‘dos and don’ts’ that will dispel the mysteries of auditioning. An audition is an opening night performance. Actors must truly discipline themselves to focus on this reality.
THE FILM TECHNIQUE – STILL WATERS RUN DEEP
Film acting is a fragile technique. Imagine an actor’s face being blown up on a screen 60x the size of life in an extreme close-up. An actor must master the underplayed stillness in film acting in order to have a successful career. Veteran Casting Director, Bill Dance, goes into detail explaining and illustrating the subtle nuances of acting for the camera, citing examples as performed by some of our great actors currently working in the film industry. Actors will prepare a 2 minute monologue of their own choosing to perform on-camera and in front of the class. Mr. Dance will work with each actor to bring out the qualities that are needed to land the role. Taped performances will be made available for review online following each class.
THE BUSINESS OF THE BUSINESS – A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO AN ACTOR’S CAREER
Bill Dance understands the caveats of the TV/Film business. Learn how to break the infamous ‘catch22’ of show business with this very informative seminar. Acquire the knowledge needed to obtain an agent, or become a member of the SAG-AFTRA, etc. In this workshop, Mr. Dance will relate his personal stories and experiences to the aspiring actors from a business standpoint, . He will share invaluable insight on how Hollywood really works, and provide a range of ideas that will inspire you to become a proactive artist. So whether you’re just launching your career or taking it to the next level, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from a master of success.