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Bay of Plenty Acting Classes, Workshops and Events

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Welcome to the Bay of Plenty Actors Studio.

BOP Actors Studio is a reputable educational institution located in the stunning Bay of Plenty.

Our school is widely recognized in the industry for its excellence and professionalism.

We specialize in comprehensive training programs for screen acting and maintain strong connections with both local and global agencies to facilitate opportunities in the screen industry.

At BOP Actors Studio, our classes are led by skilled industry professionals who are working within the Film and TV Industries.  

Our primary objective is to deliver exceptional training that inspires actors within the performing arts. Tanya Horo, the owner and tutor at BOPAS, is a prominent Actors Agent in New Zealand. Through our studio, we have successfully placed students in various film and TV projects across Aotearoa and overseas.  

We offer a wide range of programs to cater to different needs, including Term Classes, School Holiday Workshops, Specialised Workshops, and One-on-One Coaching for Auditions.  We also maintain close relationships with some of New Zealand’s leading agencies.

We pride ourselves on providing ongoing support and assistance to all our students in their acting endeavors. Our tutors are esteemed professionals in the Film and TV Industry, ensuring that our students receive the best guidance available in the Bay of Plenty.

Our ultimate goal is to empower and motivate our actors to realise their full potential.

 

We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with you, and we welcome any inquiries you may have.

Our Classes

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5-8 YEARS

These classes are tailored to cater to the unique needs and interests of children aged 5 to 8, providing them with a fun and enriching experience while laying the foundation for their acting journey.

We focus on helping children develop social connections, nurture their dreams, and encourage them to unleash their imagination in a creative and enjoyable manner. 

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9-12 YEARS


Our classes for ages 9-12 have a strong focus on improvisation, a wonderful and necessary tool for all actors in Theatre and Film.
 

During these classes we focus on the skills required to help our young actors work confidentially in the field of screen acting, this also will encourage a better understanding of themselves and their choices that they make for characters.

Drama Students

13-17 YEARS

These classes will focus on audition and acting techniques, as well as the distinction between theatre and film.

At BOPAS our students have the opportunity to learn about the industry from agents, directors, writers and people of authority within the Film and TV Industry here in Tauranga and Auckland.

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ADULTS

Our dedicated acting coaches will introduce you to different acting techniques, guide you in expressive skills, and assist in character development. They will explore the mind-body-heart-voice connection, engage in chair work, enhance your audition technique, and cover numerous other aspects of acting.

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HOMESCHOOLING CLASSES

Our daytime homeschooling acting classes will have a strong focus on improvisation, a wonderful and necessary tool for all actors in Theatre and Film and TV.

During these classes we focus on the skills required to help our young actors work confidentially in the field of Screen Acting, this also will encourage a better understanding of themselves for theatre.

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FILMMAKING 101

Are you passionate about storytelling and visual artistry? Do you have a burning desire to capture captivating moments and share them with the world?

 

If so, then it’s time to embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of filmmaking by signing up for our transformative film making course.

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SUPERNOVAS

“The Supernovas” is a drama class that embraces the diversity of individuals who are differently abled and celebrates their unique abilities and perspectives. Through the art of drama, participants can explore their creativity, build connections, and express themselves in their own authentic way. The drama class provides a supportive environment where participants can connect with others who share similar experiences and challenges.

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SILVER SCREENS (60+)

“Silver Screens” is a drama class that proves that it’s never too late to pursue your passion for acting. Through the art of drama, seniors can connect with others, explore their creativity, and develop new skills and talents. The class provides a supportive and inclusive environment that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences of seniors.

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About

BOP Actors Studio

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Bop Actors Studio is an exciting and innovative, multidisciplinary Performing Arts School based right here in the Bay of Plenty.

We offer term classes for all ages with our professional tutors, all of whom are trained and working in the Film and TV Industry.  

We also offer one on one coaching,  industry events, specialist workshops,  business coaching, and much more.

We pride ourselves on helping grow some of the very best talent BOP has to offer.

Agency

Bay of Plenty Actors Agency

Upon enrolling in BOPAS training, you can gain access to our exclusive agency tailored for our esteemed students. This is not a requirement and purely a choice for each student. This agency facilitates participation in authentic auditions, both domestically and internationally.

 

Operated by our seasoned agents, you can rest assured that your representation is conducted with the utmost professionalism, prioritising your career interests as a dedicated actress. We have lots of our students auditioning for TV commercials, TV series and Features and it's a great way to get insightful knowledge into the business side of acting.

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