Impulse – weekly acting class

“As someone who has dreams of opening his own production studio, I cannot thank you enough. I learned so much in this weekly class. I developed an understanding of character, scene building and storytelling. I would totally recommend Durban Actors Studio – its a place out of the ordinary!!!” 


Impulse is an acting class for ages 17 to adult. The class offers weekly training to continuously develop and expand your acting technique. You attend classes term on term and year on year to constantly polish and refine your skills.

During our time together you will learn to understand the delivery of text and subtext, develop vocal control, improve articulation and respond vocally to the demands of a role. You will be taught how to perform with spontaneity and focus, develop an understanding of body language, posture and gesture, portray characters from different periods and genres as well as know how to use your performance space effectively.

Each teaching term gives the student the chance to learn and develop new skills; we recommend a minimum of 4 terms to be attended to cover the basics. You can begin your training at the start of any term.

Selected students who excel in class will be invited to perform for invited VIPs, talent agents, local directors and industry professionals, as well as family and friends, at our year-end in studio showcase.

Class Day/Time and Fees

2018 Class Dates

  • Tuesdays 11-12 pm, or
  • Wednesdays 6-7 pm, or
  • Thursdays 11-12 pm, or
  • Thursdays 5-6pm

2019 Class Dates

  • Wednesdays 11-12pm, or
  • Wednesdays 6-7 pm, or
  • Fridays 11-12pm

We take a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 students per class. All classes follow the same termly training programme – one class is not better/more advanced than others. It will not be possible to move classes DURING a term BUT at the end of a term, you can move to another class.


  • Training Fee: R 800 per term

Payment is due in full BEFORE the start of each term. Classes are 1 hour per week and 9 classes are held each teaching term. We hold 4 terms per year, the start of term will be in January, April, July & October – you can join at the start of any term, the actual start date will be communicated to you via email when you register.

At the end of each term, you will be given the option to remain in the class you are currently attending,  move to another time or leave the programme.


  • You start the programme at the start of any term, mentioned above.
  • There is NO end date – this class gives continuous, term on term and year on year, skills development.
  • You select when you want to stop training by submitting your written notice.
  • Payment is required when you register to secure your place.
  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • This class is skills-based training.
  • This is NOT a certificate, diploma or degree programme.
  • No matric certificate or audition required to join.
  • This class is not registered with NSFAS.

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