Sol Acting Academy, based in Albuquerque, NM, is America’s premier online acting school. In a safe, fun environment, students learn to use their unique, authentic gifts to inspire, entertain and educate. Their community begins with classes and private lessons for adults, youth and children in a fun, supportive, and challenging atmosphere where personal and artistic growth go together, growing from the studio into the community at large.
From online classes and workshops to comedy competitions and audition prep, Sol has something available for anyone looking to break into the acting world. When asked about their mission, co-owner, Chris Ranney, says, “We teach people to create and portray unforgettable characters for stage and screen that engage audience and performer, alike, in a greater understanding of our world.”
Their current state of online and in-studio classes was developed to provide comprehensive and safe training. Because we live in a technologically advanced world, they will stop at nothing when it comes to the empowerment of creativity. “The plan to take our classes virtual was already in the works for Sol Acting Academy,” Ranney says. “The current state just significantly sped up our process to adding a virtual option.”
The powerful email tool in Camp & Class Manager which provides email templates, or the ability to customize and save them with the company’s logo, photos and contact info, has been a huge help for Sol Acting Academy. The tool easily segments your organization's database to target specific groups and personalize the message with name, session date, etc. Program and Class Directors can even prepare emails in advance and schedule them to go out automatically.
“With the help of Camp & Class Manager’s email tool, we were able to get our message out to our members and expand our marketing across the globe," Ranney said of ACTIVE's email tool.
Ranney’s advice for other program directors that may be on the fence when it comes to hosting a virtual class or event is to just do it. He encourages appointing a moderator to help streamline the process. Because of the success they have seen since implementing virtual classes, Sol Acting Academy plans on keeping virtual as a permanent option.
And, that’s a wrap.