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Spotlight provides excellence in training for actors of all ages. 

Kids in Film : Registrations Ongoing, no experience necessary, Fun with Film for creative and energetic kids. Action packed, fun filled classes. Improv, scene study, character development. Voice, movement, positive use of body language, confidence and communication skills are all explored. Ages 8-11 yrs 

Friday’s 4.00 - 6.00 pm or 6.15 - 8.15 pm 

Teens in Film : Teen Professional Program. Four Six Week Courses offered per school year. This course is aimed at the teen who wishes to build audition skills whilst preparing to take careers to ...

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Tweens in Film (Ongoing registrations) With Gillian Croft and Emilee Wilson
For ages 8-11 yrs

ONE FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS Registration by appointment. Classes. $140 plus tax $147 for 4 foundational classes $260 plus tax $273 for 10 classes with 2 flexi passes to be used within ... Read More

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4pm - 6pm
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Tweens in Film (Ongoing registrations) With Gillian Croft and Emilee Wilson
For ages 8-11 yrs

ONE FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS Registration by appointment. Classes. $140 plus tax $147 for 4 foundational classes $260 plus tax $273 for 10 classes with 2 flexi passes to be used within ... Read More

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6:15pm - 8:15pm
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PROFESSIONAL TEEN PROGRAM
For ages 11-15 yrs

This course is designed for the teen who is serious about the industry. Fast paced and exciting with audition evaluations and a career development program. Read More

Every day -
6pm - 9pm
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$285 plus tax

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Teen Professional Program With Clayton Neuwirth
For ages 12-15 yrs

Age 12-15 yrs Mon 6-9 pm Jan 20th - March 2nd 2020 ( Dark Family Day ) April 20th - June 1st 2020 ( Dark Victoria Day ) Cost: $285 plus tax $299.25 Read More

Mon -
6pm - 9pm
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Cost: $285 plus tax $299.25

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Tykes Music and Movement Class With Emilee Wilson
For ages 4-7 yrs

Ages 4 - 7 yrs Jan 22nd - Feb 26th 2020 April 1st - May 6th 2020 May 20th - June 24th 2020 3.15 - 4.15 pm Cost:- $125 plus tax $131.25 Music and Movement is a weekly class that fosters crea... Read More

Wed -
3:15pm - 4:15pm
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April 9, 2019

After a successful career as a child actor, I've returned to acting, to follow my dreams as an adult. Jacqui has been an amazing mentor, teacher, and friend. Committed to her students and the craft, Jacqui fosters a safe, comfortable environment where students can build trusting working relationships with one another. Treating everyone with respect and creating a family dynamic, Spotlight Academy is a wonderful place to learn and practice your craft whether for one class, or many years!!

I am so grateful to Jacqui for her support and encouragement in my personal journey of self discovery and feel I have a friend for life!! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! Joe.

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April 1, 2019

Our son began his journey into film/tv with guidance and training from Spotlight Academy. After attending the Teen Intensive weekly classes he was well prepared and confident entering the audition room and understanding what was expected. I would definitely recommend Spotlight classes for anyone interested in entering the film/tv world.

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March 27, 2019

I found this school a few years ago. I began attending the beginners class and was overwhelmed by the welcoming family-like class of my peers, and of course, the amazing instructor Jacqui Kaese. I continued attending her classes for a couple years and explored everything in the film industry from etiquette to some of the best acting techniques. I have yet to been able to find a teacher as talented, experienced and kind as Jacqui. 100% recommend to anybody ready to begin exploring the world of acting.

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March 27, 2019

I enrolled my two daughters (11 and 6 years old) in Spotlight Academy a year ago to provide them with the opportunity to broaden their repertoire of acting skills, to learn about the film/tv industry, and to have fun! My expectations for an opportunity where my daughters have a rich experience where their passions would be acknowledged and nurtured have been met. They both feel genuinely cared for by their teachers, Jacqui and Taylor. Receiving descriptive feedback has been especially helpful! My daughters’ great experience has inspired me to recently join an adult acting class myself and I am thoroughly enjoying the process! I highly recommend Spotlight Academy!

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March 23, 2019

My daughter joined her first Film Camp in Nanaimo when she was 7 yrs old. She is now 13, has taken several classes, and participates in at least 3-5 film camps each year. She loves it! I have seen her confidence build. She loves the creativity of planning the films, and now enjoys helping in the background as well (directing, sound, etc). She has learned many skills required in film, including preparing for auditions. She even landed a small role!
I want to thank Jacqui and all of the teachers, directors, and everyone else that has made these activities so enjoyable for my daughter. But especially Jacqui for all of her care, support, and passion to pass on her many talents to our children.

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March 21, 2019

My son has been taking acting classes since the fall of 2018, as well as a few camps and he really enjoys his time there. I just want to take a moment to thank Jacqui and Spotlight Academy. Wow that's all I can say. I am so blessed to have have found you. We were abit worried moving from the Mainland to the island, not knowing anyone especially acting coaches and acting classes, but thanks to Ana de Lara for introducing us to Jacqui.
Thank you Jacqui for always finding time to coach Logan with only a day notice here and there.❤

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March 21, 2019

My son has been taking acting classes since the fall of 2018, as well as a few camps and he really enjoys his time there. The teachers are fantastic and while they have fun, they also focus on training so if the kids want to pursue a career in acting, they will have training and experience in front of the camera to feel confident in auditions. Jacqui and her team are fantastic mentors and they all have many years of experience working in the film industry on the island and beyond. It is also wonderful to have this studio in Langford since we live in the Cowichan Valley and often times these kinds of classes can only be found in Victoria which is too far for us so we are super thankful to have access closer to home.

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March 21, 2019

Really love Spotlight Academy! My daughter, Amelia, trains here and it’s the best film school she’s attended, here and also compared to schools on the mainland. There are lots of “drama” schools, and most of them are fun... but if you want to combine that awesomeness with first class professional training, or if you’re relying on that training toward working in the film industry, then Spotlight is my top recommendation. Jacqui is also a strong mentor for kids and teens. My daughter loves her!

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March 21, 2019

My daughter has been with Spotlight Academy for 8 years now. She loves Jacqui’s classes and we’ve learned so much from her private coaching. I should add that my daughter has not only booked consistently since meeting Jacqui but has booked parts in high profile feature films, popular TV series as well as commercials. I highly recommend her classes, workshops and private coachings.

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March 21, 2019

Our son has loved his time with Jacqui and Spotlight Academy! Jacqui cast our son in his first professional television job on a Hallmark series. Thanks to her he is off and running and now shooting a pilot for a new series! Thank you to Jacqui and Spotlight Academy for providing great opportunities for actors of all ages!

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March 21, 2019

This is an excellent place for people of all ages to explore the art of acting. Children and adults alike will explore the craft in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. With a variety of classes and camps, there’s something for everyone.

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March 21, 2019

We found Spotlight Academy a couple years ago starting with film camps for our son. He loved the experience so much that he then started taking weekly classes with Spotlight and has thoroughly enjoyed them. Last fall we decided to see where he could go with acting and with Jacqui’s support and encouragement we were able to find an agent for him. We highly recommend Spotlight whether it’s just for a fun event for your kids or to pursue opportunities in acting.

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