Impulse; a weekly continuous training environment, which offers you an inclusive, yet challenging, group acting and performance experience. Impulse is open to everyone; all skills levels, aged 16 and up (no max age).
Each term we follow a new and different theme; ranging from comedy to character development, basic skills of an actor to script work, improvisation to devising drama. Classes are led by highly experienced theatre practitioners and provide solid, structured training in a fun and supportive environment; plus the opportunity to meet new people and network in a creative environment.
Our weekly classes are intended to upgrade skills and knowledge to ensure success in the performance field, they are not credit-bearing and not registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Certificates of Attendance are only handed out at the end of an academic year and only when a student has undertaken at least 3 terms with the studio.
Frequently Asked Questions
- No formal training or matric certificate required
- Impulse is not a short course; it is a continuous skills development class
- You can leave at the end of any term BUT you must give the required notice (as per terms and conditions)
- Fluency in English essential
- No audition process
- No registration fee
- Durban Actors Studio, 6pm – 7pm
- 2018 term dates
- Term 2: every Wednesday from 11 April to 13 June
- Term 3: every Wednesday from 18 July to 19 Sept
- Term 4: every Wednesday from 10 Oct to 28 Nov
- We only take 12 people per Impulse class.
- R 800 per term – fees due in full before the first class of each term; no fees=no class
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February 2018 – Success Story
Two Durban Actors Studio Foundation Acting/Impulse students, Nomathemba Dlamini and Ajax Mkhwanazi spent three days in studio rehearsing with Peter Court and Londiwe Ngwazi, for a project to benefit schools in rural KZN. Peter is the founder of Creative Madness, an award-winning Durban based production company.
The Road Safety Show teaches learners at schools supported by the Mr Price Foundation the importance of road safety using storytelling, song and dance.
“Rehearsal was amazing,” says Nomathemba, “Peter looked strict but then when we started, he was very warm. He instantly told us when something needed work and was very open and supportive.”
Ajax noted that the entire process was enjoyable, from rehearsing the songs and choreography through to the final performances.
“A moment that stood out for me was when the kids started singing along with us during the show”, said Ajax. “It meant they understood the message.”
Nomathemba says, “A beautiful highlight, was that the kids were dancing even when they hadn’t been prompted yet! I loved seeing smiles on their faces. One school didn’t have grass but rocks, so the kids had to stand. The little ones in the back couldn’t always hear us, and we had to work hard to be heard.”
“The response from schools was great.”, says Peter, “Kids have been heard singing the song from the show at taxi ranks and teaching it to kids from other schools.”
Nomathemba and Ajax have both attended beginners’ acting classes at the studio. According to Nomathemba, “We really had to project to be heard – I realised that as a performer I have to keep working on my voice!”
This was the first professional production that they have been part of and, says Nomathemba, “I still have so much to learn!”