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, email babs@babscasting.com or leave msg at studio 612-332-6858.
Once you have signed up  for a class, you are registered and expected to attend and pay for class. You may pay using PayPal via https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16. (Please use Friends & Family option with PayPal.) Or pay with cash day or a check/money order made out to Bab's Casting. FULL PAYMENT DUE if cancellation is made 48 hours or less before Saturday class. FULL PAYMENT DUE if cancellation is made 24 hours or less before any 1:1 session.

ON-CAMERA Commercial Class (3 different age groups!)

YES! I want practice & professional feedback for doing On-Camera commercial work.

OFFERED  3rd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. Three different groups to cover all ages from pre school to 70+ who are wanting to gain on-camera awareness and work on a variety of commercial audition scenarios. Except for the 4-6 yr olds, 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 gain awareness of your on-camera presence and learn how to audition on-camera.  Come once, come every month, you decide what you need. Parents must attend with their 4-6 yr olds, all other age children are welcome to have their parent sit in waiting room during this class. Free WiFi.

(You must pre-register each time, these are NOT drop in classes)

1)Little Kids (age 4-6) On-Camera Classes with Babs must also include ONE parent/adult. 
One hour, 9:00-10:00am: Offered once per season:
2/15/20, 5/16/20, 8/15/20, 11/21/20.

During this one hour class they will practice slating, listening, understanding and taking direction while they practice simple auditions.  They do NOT have to read. This one hour class is offered once each season, on a third Saturday from 9:00am-10:00am. Classes take place at the studio of Bab's Casting in Mpls. COST: $50 for both to attend, one child and one parent/adult. ($25 per additional child or adult) NOTE: Class size is 8 minimum, 12 maximum (ie 4 kids + their 1 parent = 8). If fewer register, class may be cancelled and you will be notified. This is at Babs' discretion. Classes are kept small and any last minute cancellations greatly affect the group. BRING ATTACHED CASTING SHEET FROM REGISTRATION PAGE TO CLASS (filled out).
$50 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting. If using PayPal, please use the “Family & friends” option (or pay the additional processing fee).  NOTE: Any additional kids or adults may be added for $25/person.
*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)
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay by the day of class.

2) Young People (age 7 - teen) On-Camera Classes with Babs.
Ninety minutes, 9:00-10:30am. 3rd Saturday, offered twice per season:
1/18/20, 3/21/20, 4/18/20, *6/13/20, 7/18/20, 9/19/20, 10/17/20, 12/19/20.

During this ninety minute class, they will pratice slating and more complex commercial auditions.  Must be able to read. This nintey minute class is offered twice each seaon, on a third Saturday from 9:00am-10:30am. Classes take place at the studio of Bab's Casting in Mpls. COST: $60 per child. Parents do NOT attend, but should stay in waiting room during class (or write a note allowing their child to attend if parent opts to leave during the class time) NOTE: Class size is 8. If fewer than 3 register, class may be cancelled and you will be notified. This is at Babs' discretion. Classes are kept small and any last minute cancellations greatly affect the group. BRING ATTACHED CASTING SHEET FROM REGISTRATION PAGE TO CLASS (filled out).
$60 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting. If using PayPal, please use the “Family & friends” option (or pay the additional processing fee).
*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)
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay by the day of class.

3) ADULTS (age teen to 100) ON-CAMERA CLASS with Babs. 
Two hours,
11:00am -1:00pm, every 3rd Saturday morning:
1/18. 2/15, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, *6/13, 7/28, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19.

During this two hour class, they will learn about the business side of commercial work, practice slating, experience more complex auditions with scenes & scenarios most likely to encounter at on-camera auditions. For people of ALL levels of experience (or lack thereof). This class is offered the third Saturday from 11:00-1:00 all year long. COST: $70 per person. NOTE: Class size is 8. If fewer than 3 register, class may be cancelled and you will be notified. This is at Babs' discretion. Classes are kept small and any last minute cancellations greatly affect the group. BRING ATTACHED CASTING SHEET FROM REGISTRATION PAGE TO CLASS (filled out).  
$70 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting. If using PayPal, please use the “Family & friends” option (or pay the additional processing fee).
*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)
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay by the day of class.

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1:1 Wednesdays!

YES! I want a one hour 1:1 Session with Babs for advice, feedback, coaching, on-camera practice...

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 perhaps you (or your child) are just getting started and cannot attend the scheduled classes. For anyone who wants a one hour 1:1 or small group session with Babs. (small group limited to 4 people total)

One hour: cost $100 per one hour session for one person on 1:1 Wednesdays. If you want to do a small group one hour session, each additional person is $50, ie 2 people would cost $150 total, 3 people $200 and 4 would be $250.

2020 Dates:  1/08/20, 4/15/20, 7/15/20, 10/14/20 and 12/16/20
TIME A: Wednesday 5:20-6:20pm
TIME B: Wednesday 6:35 -7:30pm
TIME C: Wednesday 7:40-8:40pm
$100 (or more) PAYMENT PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting. If using PayPal, please use the “Family & friends” option (or pay the additional processing fee)
CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due with any cancellations made with 24 hours or less notice.
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 you meet.

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HOW IT WORKS/INTRO TO COMMERCIAL WORK CLASS (age 16 to 70s+)

How does this commercial acting business work in the Twin Cities market?

HOW IT WORKS/INTRO TO COMMERCIAL WORK CLASS

A one time two hour class offered occasionally on a Saturday from 2:00-4:00pm for PARENTS, teens age 16+, newcomers/”real people”, stage actors, VO talent, print models and talent who have taken a few years off. 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. Content heavy, this class covers the basics of how this BUSINESS works in the Twin Cities market.  We discuss the big picture from client to agent, go over a casting sheet, how to prepare for auditions, see the types of work done, break down a sample script/storyboard, see sample headshots & resumes AND do a practice audition. Talent younger than age 16 need to have a parent (who also pays) attend with them or be pre-approved by Babs if they want to come alone.

2020 Schedule: 2:00-4:00pm, Saturday 1/18/20 and 6/13/20.
(2 hrs, one time class, *$70 per person, you must pre-register, NOT a drop-in class)
$70 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting. If using PayPay, use the “family & friends option (or pay the additional proessing fee) 
*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)
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay by the day of class.

Sign Up Now!

 
 
 

EARprompter (age 20s-70s)

YES! I want this skill!

EARprompter 2020: 2:00-4:00, Saturday 2/15/20 and 9/19/20
MORE COMMONLY USED IN INDUSTRIALS THAN TELEPROMPTER & TRICKIER TO MASTER. This class gives you the 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 need Babs' approval.

(2 hrs per class on a Saturday from 2:00-4:00pm. Cost: $70 per person. You must pre-register, NOT a drop in class. NOTE: Minimum of 3 to hold class. If less than 3, class may be cancelled.
$70 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting. If using PayPal, please use the “Family & friends” option (or pay the additional processing fee).
*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)
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.
Sign Up Now!

 
 
 

If Babs does not provide the training you are looking for, she may know who can and will try to refer you to them.

 
 
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