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At the Dirt, we know how important it is to find the acting teacher and community that's right for you.

That's why we encourage new students to drop in and audit a class for free! We just ask you to arrive 10 minutes before class and stay for as little or long as you like. Please give us a heads up email first at

On now: ON-CAMERA SCENE STUDY class taught by John Gordon
Current schedule: Tuesdays 11AM-3-PM and Wednesdays 6PM-10PM until December 14, 2016
101 Niagara St # 205 (Niagara & Tecumseth)

What am I responsible for bringing to my acting and what do I leave to inspiration? These questions never end, they are different for every actor on every day and it’s a teacher’s job to help an actor with these questions as they prepare to be on set, on stage or in the audition room. In these classes, actors will learn their strengths and what they need to work on in front of the camera. Points of emphasis will be: seeking out visceral objectives; the belief that an objective is attainable; finding compelling obstacles through both character and in-depth script analysis; and learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable while working in front of the camera through breath and physical awareness on existing film and television scripts. This is a class for working film and television and theatre actors.

For questions or more information about The Dirt Underneath, including how to take advantage of EARLY-BIRD PRICING on winter classes beginning January 17th, visit our website:

"There are many reasons to work with John, but chief among them is this: John is not a pedagogue. With him, there is no right or wrong choice: no prescribed method for “good acting”. He meets you where you are and brings out your strengths – even the ones you weren’t aware you had. ...He runs his classes with humility, humour, and generosity; his classes are a space to work. He took the initial terror out of film work without dismissing the skills that I brought from the theatre world, and continues to help me navigate both mediums. If you are looking for someone to help you find the process that is uniquely yours, John is your man."
- Testimonial from Krystina Bojanowski/actor (Reign, Seams, Romeo and (her) Juliet; National Theatre School of Canada)

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