Training and Workshops

Babs workshops

Babs offers training and workshops. These are tailored to the needs of individuals and groups, whether they be actors, models, VO talent, directors or "real" people curious about how it all works. These are given at her cozy western studio and on location. Babs loves to de-mystify casting, to teach and empower.

To register, please click the SignUp Genius link below each class description. For other info, contact the studio: 612-332-6858 or babs@babscasting.com

Once you have signed up  for a class, you are registered and expected to attend and pay for class. You may pay cash day of class, pay with a check to Bab's Casting or pay with a bank transfer or PayPal below. No refunds for any cancellations made 48 hours or less before class.

Classes with Babs

YOUNG PEOPLE On-Camera Class (age 7 to 17)

I can read, I may have an agent, may have auditioned, even booked work, but I want more practice!!

December 10, 2016 - December 31, 2017

OFFERED  2nd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. For young people ages 7 to 17 who are ready to work on a variety of commercial audition scenarios. All students must be able to read.

Over time, we work on a range of commercial scenarios & scripts. Reaction shots, one liners, more complex copy and improvised situations.  These auditions are recorded and played back so that each student learns what they need to learn. Babs will give input, direction and feedback. This is a practical and hands-on way to learn how to audition on-camera.  Come once, come every month, you decide what you need. Parents are welcome to sit in waiting room during this class. Free WiFi.

(2 hrs per class, ongoing, *$70 per person, you must pre-register each time, NOT a drop in class)

YOUNG PEOPLE ON-CAMERA CLASS: 2nd Saturday of the month, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2017 Schedule: Jan 14, Feb 11, March 11, April 08, May 13, June 10, July 08, Aug 1, Sept 09,  Oct 14, Nov 11 and Dec 09.
NOTE: Minimum of 4 to hold class. If less than 4, class may be combined age or cancelled
$70 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting.
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay the day of class.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due with any cancellations made with 48 hours or less notice. (ie the Thursday before class is the latest you can cancel without penalty once you've signed up)

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ADULT On-Camera Class (18  to 81+)

I am an adult and want more practice with on-camera commercial work!

December 10, 2016 - December 31, 2017

OFFERED 2nd SATURDAY EVERY MONTH, 2:30pm-4:30pm. $70. Age 18 to 81+.
For those ready to work on a variety of commercial audition scenarios & scripts. Over time, we'll work on a range of scripts from one liners to industrial copy, reaction shots and improv situations. Each 2 hour class is an independent class. Take one, take many. We'll record the auditions, watch them and you'll learn what you need to learn for yourself. Babs will give you input, direction and feedback. This is a great time to practice being on-camera whether you are a newcomer, print model, VO talent, stage actor, "real" person or broadcast talent who took a break or feels rusty.

2017 Schedule: Jan 14, Feb 11, March 11, April 08, May 13, June 10, July 08, Aug 1, Sept 09,  Oct 14, Nov 11 and Dec 09.
NOTE: Minimum of 4 to hold class. If less than 4, class may be combined age or cancelled
$70 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting.Come once, come every month, you decide what you need.

(2 hrs per class, ongoing, *$70 per person, you must pre-register each time, NOT a drop in class)


TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay the day of class.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due with any cancellations made with 48 hours or less notice. (ie the Thursday before class is the latest you can cancel without penalty) Sign Up Now!

 
 
 

INTRO Class (teens to 70s+)

I'm curious about commercials. How does it work in this market?

INTRO CLASS  (Offered on a Saturday when 8 are interested)
A one time class offered twice a year for PARENTS, teens, newcomers, stage actors, VO talent, print models and talent who have taken a few years off. Ages teen and up (younger age must be pre-approved). Great for parents whose kids want to do commercials. Parents can learn what is really involved, what they and their child would be getting into. Great for people who are curious about commercial work.

Class covers the basics: how the business works in this market, discuss headshots/resumes, agents, how to fill out a casting sheet and prepare. We'll do a mock audition. Talent younger than 16 need to have a parent attend with them or be pre-approved.

(2 hrs, one time class, *$70 per person, you must pre-register, NOT a drop-in class)

 

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TELEPROMPTER Class (age 20s-70s+)

I want to add this skill for on-camera work & public speaking!

TELEPROMPTER: TBD Monday , 6:45pm-8:45pm.
 This class gives you an  opportunity to practice scripts that are posted on a teleprompter AND see how you look! Great skill to add to your resume. Excellent tool for non-actor and actors, public & corporate speakers, awards presenters and those who might do Industrial films and/or tv shows. Students younger than 20 may be accepted with Babs' approval.

(2 hrs per class, Offered occasionally on  Mon nights,) *$100 per person, you must register and pre-pay via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting.. MAIL check to Bab's Casting, 2637 27th Ave Sm, #223, Mpls MN  55406) *CANCELLATION POLICY: THIS IS A PRE-PAY CLASS. NO REFUNDS.

TELEPROMPTER CLASS:
TBD: MONDAY, 6:45-8:45pm


REGISTER:
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For future classes, email babs@babscasting.com, write TELEPROMPTER in the subject line. Include who is interested in the class and why and leave a contact phone number. Once a class is scheduled, you will be notified. Other sessions OFFERED OCCASIONALLY ON A MONDAY NIGHT FROM  6:45 to 8:45pm.  When 8 students are interested and available, class is scheduled.  We keep a running list.

 
 
 

EARprompter (age 20s-70s)

Help! I need this skill for On-Camera Industrial work!

EARprompter: TBD on a Saturday from 1:30pm-3:30pm.
This class gives you an  opportunity to practice scripts that you record into your own smart phone/device, listen with your own ear buds AND see how you look while practicing! Great skill to add to your resume. Excellent tool for actors interested in Industrial on-camera work. Students younger than 20 may be accepted with Babs' approval.

(2 hrs per class, when at least 8 people have expressed interest. Cost: $70 per person. You must pre-register, NOT a drop in class.
NOTE: Minimum of 4 to hold class. If less than 4, class may be cancelled.
$70 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting.
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay the day of class.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due with any cancellations made with 48 hours or less notice. (ie the Thursday before class is the latest you can cancel without penalty once you've signed up)

Sign Up Now!
For future classes, email babs@babscasting.com, write EARprompter in the subject line. Include who is interested in the class and why and leave a contact phone number. Once a class is scheduled, you will be notified.  When 8 students are interested and available, class is scheduled.  We keep a running list.

 
 
 

BITE & SMILE/RESTAURANT: (age 10-70s+)

Yikes! I know how to eat, but HOW do you do it for the camera?!?

OFFERED  ON A SATURDAY WHEN 10 people are interested, from  12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Minimum of  6 students. Funny everyone knows how to eat, we do it everyday, and yet it is a special skill to do it just right for the camera. Along with the crazy hectic activity of a restaurant audition, extreme close ups of hands, face and mouth are part of this class, so come prepared and come hungry! We do it over lunch time with cheese pizza & salad.

(90 minute hour, $70 per per person, lunch of cheese pizza & salad included))
 Minimum 6 students, Maximum of 12

BITE & SMILE/RESTAURANT CLASS: 
2017 Schedule: TBD

NOTE: Minimum of 6 to hold class. If less than 6, class may be cancelled.
$70 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting.
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay the day of class.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due with any cancellations made with 48 hours or less notice. (ie the Thursday before class is the latest you can cancel without penalty once you've signed up)

Sign Up Now!

 
 
 

1:1 Session and/or Coaching:

I want a one hour 1:1 Session with Babs for feedback, advice, coaching or I cannot attend any schedu

For anyone who wants honest feedback and input from Babs. Got a list of questions? Got an upcoming project/speaking engagement/audition and want Babs to coach you? Maybe you've taken a break or your skills are rusty or you've done mostly stage work and need help with the commercial  end of acting. Or you (or your child) are just getting started and cannot attend the scheduled classes. For anyone who want a one hour 1:1 or small group session with Babs.

(1 hour, *$100 per hour per person, during the week 10:00 am-4:30pm as Babs' schedule allows)

REGISTER: babs@babscasting or call studio 612-332-6858. Include why you want to meet, some potential weekday dates and times and leave a contact phone number.
$100 PAYMENT PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting. *CANCELLATION POLICY : Full payment is due with any cancellations made with 48 hours or less notice.

 
 
 

If Babs does not provide the training you are looking for, she knows who can and will refer you.

 
 
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