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Extension 1 Thursday 2022

Thursdays 4.30pm-7.00pm
Year long advanced acting classes for teenagers
Held at Australian Acting Academy HQ
31 Stevenson St Paddington

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

EXTENSION 1 WHAT TO EXPECT
Extension Stream Levels
Pricing and Payment Plans
FAQ'S

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

EXTENSION STREAMS BREAKDOWN

Extension 1 is designed to build upon skills developed in the previous level. For some students this will be regular classes and for others they will be coming from Youth Extension. Each of our extension classes adhere to our five agreements:
Take Responsibility | Make conscious choices | Accept Consequences | Choose Kindness |
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YOUTH EXTENSION 1

Designed for 11-14 year olds, Youth Extension 1 is where the extension journey begins for our youngest extension students. You will find this both challenging and exciting. This will be your first time working at an advanced level. You will work with us to expand your awareness, mind, voice and body beyond what you felt possible. These are the essential tools for any actor to master. You will also be introduced to the concept of personal development and how we can help you hurdle over obstacles in acting and in life.

YOUTH EXTENSION 2

Designed for 12-14 year olds, Youth Extension 2 students will have either already completed Youth Extension 1, or have auditioned at a very high standard. Youth Extension 2 builds upon your capability to show discipline, focus and work with an ensemble with the added bonus of exploring a whole new acting medium, acting for camera. You will experience a rush of growth during this year as we continue working with you on the five agreements of extension, encouraging you to gain a deeper understanding. You will take skills learnt in Youth Extension 1 and experience them at an intermediate level. 

EXTENSION 1

Extension 1 is where most teenagers auditioning for the extension stream begin. Designed for 14-16 year olds this is often the first time students will have experienced working at a pre-industry standard. The techniques and practices that you will experience throughout Extension 1 would normally be reserved for university students. This is where you really start to find your feet as a professional actor. With an emphasis on building self-discipline, focus and a work ethic, the five agreements of extension are applied at a deeper practical level. Your coaches will work you hard, but you will be incredibly satisfied and impressed by the work you produce throughout the year. Extension coaches truly guide students to develop acting and life skills that will give you a head start in the creative industry and in life.

EXTENSION 2

Designed for 15-16 year olds, most students who attend Extension 2 will have already completed Extension 1. While it is rare, it is possible through exceptional class work and auditions to allow you to be directly invited into the Extension 2 ensemble. To start off your intensive Extension 2 experience, we will have you leaning heavily into the five agreements and focusing on practical life coaching skills with the aim in mind to build your strength and resilience in a supportive and encouraging ensemble environment. This shift in focus will give you an overwhelming sense of self belief as we equip you with the skills needed to take on your increasingly challenging work content and school commitments. We then change gears, and move you into intermediate and advanced techniques across the board to help build your acting capability to an intermediate professional industry standard. 

EXTENSION 3

Designed for 16-19 year olds, Extension 3 requires that students have attended Extension 2. The focus of Extension 3 is to make sure you have an in-depth understanding of the creative industry and begin to foster your creative passion and identity. You will begin to find where you fit in and grow your creative personality as we continue to focus on your personal development through this year. We will give you performance and practical acting experiences so you feel confident and ready to step into the professional creative industry. You will receive individual guidance and begin to develop a plan on how you will move forward into the industry and into life. Guest instructors are a large part of Extension 3, as we want you to begin to build your industry network and experience as many different styles of coaching and directing as possible.

SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

The pinnacle of the extension program, school of excellence focusses on providing its ensemble with industry pathways and support to pursue student led projects Students prepare for university training or the industry, as well as deepening the life skills that extension stream fosters. Students leave as powerful creative thinkers, confident in their value, and able to work toward and achieve outcomes in the creative arts and the world in general.

SOE brings together the skills from previous extension levels and focusses on their practical application. It encourages students to become leaders in the creative arts and use their preferred area/s of creative expression to create performance outcomes.

Extension Stream Pricing and Payment Plans

By now you're no doubt aware that each of our extension classes run a cutting-edge curriculum, run by dedicated, passionate coaches and industry guests within our safety net philosophy. Our Extension students are treated as a high priority when it comes to outcomes being met, both for the students and the family. We are there as a trusted adult to help support, encourage and challenge your child to move through and overcome obstacles that life can throw at them. We view all extension students as having access to a world-class brains-trust of coaches and support staff who are focused, dedicated and enthusiastic to your child's needs.

Below is a breakdown of the costs and payment plans for each class, along with a summary of what is included. 

YOUTH EXTENSION 1

THURSDAY 4.30pm-6.30pm
$255 Deposit
$185/month Feb-Dec
Includes:
  • 2HR WEEKLY EXTENSION CLASS (8-9 WEEKS PER TERM)
  • PLUS WEEKLY REGULAR CLASSES (WHEN PLACES ARE AVAILABLE) 
  • INDUSTRY INFORMATION SEMINAR
  • SPECIALIST GUEST COACH
  • HEADSHOT PHOTOSHOOT
  • ADDITIONAL SHOWCASE REHEARSALS
  • $250 AAA WORKSHOP VOUCHER (EXCLUDES CAMPS)
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Total Value $4,400
Total Investment $2,290

YOUTH EXTENSION 2

FRIDAY 4.30pm-7pm
$280 Deposit
$210/month Feb-Dec
Includes:
  • 2.5HR WEEKLY EXTENSION CLASS (8-9 WEEKS PER TERM)
  • PLUS WEEKLY REGULAR CLASSES (WHEN PLACES ARE AVAILABLE)
  • INDUSTRY INFORMATION SEMINAR
  • SPECIALIST GUEST COACH X 2
  • HEADSHOT PHOTOSHOOT
  • ADDITIONAL SHOWCASE REHEARSALS
  • $250 AAA WORKSHOP VOUCHER (EXCLUDES CAMPS)
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Total Value $4,800
Total Investment $2,590
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EXTENSION 1

THURSDAY OR FRIDAY 4.30pm-7pm
$285 Deposit
$245/month Feb-Dec
Includes:
  • 2.5HR WEEKLY EXTENSION CLASS (8-9 WEEKS PER TERM)
  • PLUS WEEKLY REGULAR CLASSES (WHEN PLACES ARE AVAILABLE)
  • INDUSTRY INFORMATION SEMINAR
  • SPECIALIST GUEST COACHES X 2
  • HEADSHOT PHOTOSHOOT
  • ADDITIONAL SHOWCASE REHEARSALS
  • $250 AAA WORKSHOP VOUCHER (EXCLUDES CAMPS)
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Total Value $5,200
Total Investment $2,980

EXTENSION 2

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
4.30pm-7.30pm
$310 Deposit
$270/month Feb-Dec
Includes:
  • 3hr weekly extension class
  • plus weekly regular classes (when places are available)
  • industry information seminar
  • filmed scene study intensive
  • headshot photoshoot
  • additional showcase rehearsals
  • $250 AAA WORKSHOP VOUCHER (EXCLUDES CAMPS)
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Total Value $5,750
Total Investment $3,280

EXTENSION 3

TUESDAY EVENINGS
4.30pm-8pm
$435 Deposit
$295/month Feb-Dec
Includes:
  • 3.5hr weekly extension class
  • industry information seminar
  • professional showreel scene shoot
  • specialist guest coaches x 4
  • headshot photoshoot
  • additional showcase rehearsals
  • industry strategy meeting
  • $250 AAA WORKSHOP VOUCHER (EXCLUDES CAMPS)

Total Value $6,495
Total Investment $3,680
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More than just classes

Extension students never doubt that their coach and the AAA Team, have their back, will work with them to get the best result possible and will never give up on them. We pride ourselves on whole hearted and engaging support and service for your child and your family, and welcome you to come on the journey with us.
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