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ADULT SPRING COURSES 2024
autumn classes coming soon!

ACT   SING   DANCE   IMPROVISE

Close Encounters classes will draw from the unique and extensive international expertise of the leaders, covering acting, improvisation, physical comedy, dance, musical theatre, voice, and script writing.  Expect challenging, novel and  inspiring task-based activities to enhance and expand your performance skills and confidence.  We offer courses for both novice and professional artists ages 18+.  All our courses are offered in English. 

"A fantastic place for both newbies and experienced actors! I have been in other theatre classes in the past, but CET is beyond anything I've ever experienced!" 

Andrada Racoare

IMPROVISATION

  • Improv Academy:  Intermediate & Advanced (Mondays: 6 May - 21 Jun)
    Improv Academy:  Intermediate & Advanced (Mondays: 6 May - 21 Jun)
    Mon, 06 May
    CET Studio, Zürich
    06 May 2024, 19:30 – 21 Jun 2024, 21:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    06 May 2024, 19:30 – 21 Jun 2024, 21:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Participants will engage in exercises designed to develop listening skills, characterisation, narrative, spontaneity, and teamwork. The focus will be on scene structure and long form. We will also target acting skills to elevate your game play! Former improvisation training is a requirement.
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  • Improv Academy for Beginners (Wednesdays: 15 May - 21 Jun)
    Improv Academy for Beginners (Wednesdays: 15 May - 21 Jun)
    Wed, 15 May
    CET Studio, Zürich
    15 May 2024, 19:30 – 21 Jun 2024, 21:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    15 May 2024, 19:30 – 21 Jun 2024, 21:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Participants will engage in exercises designed to develop listening skills, characterisation, narrative, spontaneity, and teamwork. The focus will be on short form games and scene structure. No experience necessary just a willingness to play!
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  • Own the Stage - Workshop
    Own the Stage - Workshop
    Fri, 31 May
    CET Studio, Zürich
    31 May 2024, 18:00 – 21:00
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    31 May 2024, 18:00 – 21:00
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Join Hila di Castro's 3-hour Own the Stage Workshop! “Be present with your presence.” Levels: Beginner & Intermediate
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  • Character Arc in Long Form - Workshop
    Character Arc in Long Form - Workshop
    Sat, 01 Jun
    CET Studio, Zürich
    01 Jun 2024, 11:00 – 17:00
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    01 Jun 2024, 11:00 – 17:00
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Join Hila di Castro's full day "Character Arc in Long Form" Workshop! Learn how to develop a character's arc and move the story forward.
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ACTING

  • Acting for Beginners - Act in a play!  (Tuesdays: 7 May - 30 Jun)
    Acting for Beginners - Act in a play!  (Tuesdays: 7 May - 30 Jun)
    Tue, 07 May
    CET Studio, Zürich
    07 May 2024, 19:00 – 30 Jun 2024, 21:00
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    07 May 2024, 19:00 – 30 Jun 2024, 21:00
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Have you ever wanted to act? Want to harness the power of your voice? Learn how to communicate with your body? Learn the craft of acting in our Spring 2024 Acting for Beginners course! The course culminates in a performance of a play! No experience necessary, just a willingness to play.
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  • Acting Intermediate (Thursdays: 16 May - 27 June)
    Acting Intermediate (Thursdays: 16 May - 27 June)
    Thu, 16 May
    CET Studio, Zürich
    16 May 2024, 19:30 – 27 Jun 2024, 21:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    16 May 2024, 19:30 – 27 Jun 2024, 21:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    In this exciting course, we will focus on unpacking scenes and monologues. You will learn how to be fully present in a scene and to act with honesty and authenticity. We will explore the methods of Stanislavski, Grotowski and Meiser to elevate your acting. Former acting training is a requirement.
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  • ACTING FOR FILM  - Workshop (July 27 & 28) Beginner-Advanced
    ACTING FOR FILM  - Workshop (July 27 & 28) Beginner-Advanced
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 27 Jul
    CET Studio, Zürich
    27 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 28 Jul 2024, 18:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    27 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 28 Jul 2024, 18:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Join Federico Marsicano's 2 day "Acting for film" workshop! Learn the fundamental aspects of understanding the text and what is hidden in it within the scene. This workshops is designed for all levels.
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DANCING

  • Dancing Fosse Style for Beginners  (Thursdays: 16 May - 27 June)
    Dancing Fosse Style for Beginners  (Thursdays: 16 May - 27 June)
    Thu, 16 May
    CET Studio, Zürich
    16 May 2024, 18:00 – 27 Jun 2024, 19:15
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    16 May 2024, 18:00 – 27 Jun 2024, 19:15
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Bob Fosse’s choreographic style is often recognized for its turned-in knees, arched backs, tucked arms, articulated fingers, and was always infused with rich character subtext. Come discover the great dance numbers from Fosse’s CHICAGO, SWEET CHARITY, CABARET, and more! No experience necessary!
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  • Pilates (Fridays: 17 May - 28 Jun)
    Pilates (Fridays: 17 May - 28 Jun)
    Fri, 17 May
    CET Studio, Zürich
    17 May 2024, 09:30 – 28 Jun 2024, 10:45
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    17 May 2024, 09:30 – 28 Jun 2024, 10:45
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Pilates is a fitness class designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and overall body awareness. Classes can vary in intensity and may be tailored to different fitness levels.
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  • Expressive Body for Beginners (Fridays: 17 May - 28 Jun)
    Expressive Body for Beginners (Fridays: 17 May - 28 Jun)
    Fri, 17 May
    CET Studio, Zürich
    17 May 2024, 11:00 – 28 Jun 2024, 12:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    17 May 2024, 11:00 – 28 Jun 2024, 12:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and expression with our Body Harmony & Expression class. This class is designed to help you reconnect with your body, explore movement, and express yourself freely in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
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  • Physical Theatre for Beginners (Saturdays: 25 May - 29 June)
    Physical Theatre for Beginners (Saturdays: 25 May - 29 June)
    Sat, 25 May
    CET Studio, Zürich
    25 May 2024, 10:30 – 29 Jun 2024, 12:15
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    25 May 2024, 10:30 – 29 Jun 2024, 12:15
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    In this exciting course, students will be introduced to the art of physical theatre. We will create original pieces of theatre by using our body as an expressive instrument to communicate meaning. No former training required - just a willingness to play!
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SINGING

  • Voice Intensive Beginner (Saturdays: 25 May - 29 Jun)
    Voice Intensive Beginner (Saturdays: 25 May - 29 Jun)
    Sat, 25 May
    CET Studio, Zürich
    25 May 2024, 15:45 – 29 Jun 2024, 17:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    25 May 2024, 15:45 – 29 Jun 2024, 17:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    In this fun vocal intensive for beginners, we will focus on learning the music from hit Broadway shows! This class is designed for passionate and novice singers. You will learn how to unleash your voice and to perform with presence.
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A fantastic place for both newbies and experienced actors! I have been in other theatre classes in the past, but CET is beyond anything I've ever experienced. A truly creative hub managed by a team whose passion and dedication can be seen in everything they do. Expect fun, self-discovery and challenge!
 

Andrada Racoare

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

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