Models aren't just born with the ability to command the catwalk. Rather, that combination of grace and assertiveness takes serious training with fashion experts. With more than two decades of industry experience under their impeccably coordinated belts, the instructors at Strut Modeling House provide mentoring and insight into the couture world. Students as young as 7 learn posing fundamentals during Diamond In The Rough, an intensive nine-month course that covers the intricacies of both modeling and acting during weekly sessions. The school also offers courses for those who don't aspire to a career in clothing; their four-month Strut Esteem course aims to instill students with the confidence needed to let their inner beauty shine.
Signature service: Stage combat and stunt fighting
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Come ready to learn the magic of combat for Hollywood and Broadway fight scenes.
The 2010 Nickelodeon Parents' Pick for best New York City acting school, The Arts Effect activates young actors with classes and camps rooted in method acting and a fun, encouraging environment. Much like speaking to a jury, classes challenge kids to use real-life experiences, textual analysis, and a lawyer to bring authenticity to their performances.
Kids-make-movies instills the basics of filmmaking in its students with private moviemaking lessons. With these classes, someday-Spielbergs and beginning-Bigelows will learn how to bring their mind movies to life, with instruction on story development, filming, and editing. Encourage your niece in her stop-motion animation ambitions, or let your son edit existing footage of last summer's family road trip to Antarctica into a compelling, soundtracked travelogue. Kids-make-movies teaches iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Photoshop, allowing students to bring knowledge back to home computers/editing bays. At the end of the class or project, kids will get a DVD or Internet-ready clip of their cinematic output. View finished films from former kids-make-movies students here.
Model Bartenders' diverse and handpicked roster of fetching, fully insured bartenders and servers adds a touch of alluring class and professionalism to any event, earning the company a wealth of upscale clients—including NBC, Michael Kors, and Emporio Armani—and a recommendation from amNewYork. Experienced in every level of event staffing, Model Bartenders can swiftly staff events on short notice with models and actors referred by top agencies. Party planners can search the roster of the current New York team to select the perfect cadre of faces for their event, narrowing the hunt by searching by gender, height, hair color, and favorite Constitutional amendment. Whether their flourishing a cocktail, sauntering through crowds with trays of hors d'oeuvres, or using their magnetic personality to cajole a suit of armor into tap dancing, each model's presence works to heighten the party's memorability factor.