Advanced Teens (14-17 years)



Amanda Melby 
Verve Studios 


Monday January 11, 2016 at 4:30 PM MST
Monday May 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM MST

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Verve Studios 
7735 East Gelding Drive
Suite #5
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Our Teens classes are a school-year round professional-training acting classes. Verve will assist students ready to seek representation or work at the conclusion of the school year class.

The class meets every Wednesday for 90-minutes and provides Teens a place to learn and implement acting technique.  Curriculum includes Technique, Script Analysis, Commercials, Improv, Film and On-Camera presence work, and the practicality of The Business (local agents, casting directors).  This class is essential for students wishing to get agency representation as well as for those who already have representation. Students will work individually in monologues, exercises and improvs, as well as be partnered up for scene and on-camera scene work. The difficulty of materials will be assigned based on experience of the actor so beginning, intermediate and advanced actors will all excel in this class. 


DATES: Mondays, September 14, 2015-May 16, 2015 
(no class 12/21, 12/28 or 1/4/16)

TIME: 4:30-6 pm

 INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Melby

AGES: 14-17

 TUITION: $165/month +$25 registration fee for new students. 

Get a 5% discount by paying for each semester in full: $627 for fall and $783.75 for winter. 

PAYMENT POLICIES: By enrolling in this class, you are agreeing to continue through May 2016.  


If you miss any class during the month, you are considered absent.  Always notify the studio (480.659.8957) if you know you will be absent.  There is no refund, credit or carry-over if you are absent.  There are no refunds after the session has commenced; pre-paid fees are refundable only up to 48-Hours prior to the very first class.  

We highly encourage you to stay for the entire semester, as materials build as the semester goes, and class size is limited.  If you have been cast in a play (please list your class as a conflict when auditioning!) or have a massive schedule change and need to discontinue, you must notify Verve no later than the 20th of the month.  Students dropping after the 20th may be subject to a $50 late cancellation fee.   Only students completing the entire semester will be included on the Showcase DVD.

Due to the nature of classes being group- and partner-centered work, we highly encourage students not to miss classes, especially if we are in partnered work (it leaves the other partner with nothing to put up at that week’s class).  If the class missed is a solo-work class, the work may be presented the following week.  Attending a different day is possible, but must be cleared through the studio in advance.

Current students are eligible for a discount of $25 on tuition for each new student referred that enrolls in class (kids-adult).  Referring student must be active and enrolled in class.  Discount will be applied to the first month following the referred student’s enrollment.  Limit one discount per month. New student must listed current student on registration.

There is a $40 returned check fee. 

Late monthly payments will be charged an additional 5%.


Verve Studios

Verve Studios is a boutique acting studio located in the Scottsdale, AZ Airpark.

 Since 2005, Verve Studios has offered classes for the serious and dedicated actor.  The coaches at Verve are working, seasoned, professional actors and teach proven methods and techniques.  Verve classes are nurturing, honest and intense and will bring out, encourage and help shape the artist through creativity, truth and discipline. is the Studio Website.