Upcoming Classes

“The Rapier Wit experience is unlike any other. They expect an incredible amount out of their students which makes them rise above where they believed they could go. No-one is left in the dust and everyone is treated like an actor, not just a fighter.” –Intermediate Certification Student

Looking for general info on weekly drop-ins, workshop types, or custom training? Check out our Training page.

Plan ahead for these must-have courses!

Rapier Wit’s Winter 2017-18
Stage Combat Certification Programs

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Over the course of these certification classes, some of Canada’s best stage combat professionals will take students through training designed to help them progress as physical performers. Classes will focus on successfully creating the illusion of violence through armed/unarmed techniques and application of acting craft. Participants will have the opportunity to test for certification with Fight Directors Canada, Canada’s only nation-wide and internationally-recognized stage combat association. Space is limited, so register early!

Dates/Times – subject to change

FDC Intermediate Actor Combatant
January 30 – February 16, 2018, 9AM – 6PM daily, with two rest days

FDC Basic Actor Combatant
February 19 – March 2, 2018, 9AM – 6PM daily, with one rest day

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FDC Intermediate: Rapier & Dagger, Broadsword, Small Sword, Eastern Martial Arts. Approximately 120 hours.
FDC Basic: Single Sword, Unarmed, Quarterstaff. Approximately 90 hours.

Class Sizes

FDC Intermediate: minimum 6, maximum 10
FDC Basic: minimum 8, maximum 12

Fees

Intermediate fee (including HST): $1720.43 for members*, $2550.98 for non-members
Basic fee (including HST): $1305.15 for members*, $1928.06 for non-members
A $150 deposit is required at least one month prior to workshop start date in order to reserve a place in the class.

*The term ‘members’ refers here to members of Rapier Wit, FDC, CAEA, ACTRA and IATSE. Students referred by our fellow Toronto Association of Acting Studios instructors also qualify for the Member rate.

Registration and Payment

Please visit our Contact/Register page for registration and payment instructions. After you register, please wait for confirmation of a place in the class before you send payment.

Stage combat benefit #41: it makes you extremely good-looking.

General Notes

  • If you’re considering certification, please visit our Stage Combat Certification page for detailed information about the FDC certification program at Rapier Wit. You may also want to take a look at our FAQ.
  • Times, dates and instructors are subject to change where absolutely necessary, but every effort will be made to give reasonable notice.
  • In order to test for certification, students must become members of Fight Directors Canada. Membership fees are paid directly to FDC. Visit www.fdc.ca to become a member before signing up for classes and you’ll save significantly on Rapier Wit class fees by receiving our “member” rate!

We are committed to helping our students achieve their goals and are always happy to answer questions. Feel free to call or e-mail us with whatever inquiries you have regarding certification, testing, time commitments, class schedules, stage combat disciplines, physical requirements, FDC. . . anything you want to know!

 

 

Rapier Wit’s Spring/Summer 2018
Stage Combat Certification Programs

 

Over the course of these certification classes, some of Canada’s best stage combat professionals will take students through training designed to help them progress as physical performers. Classes will focus on successfully creating the illusion of violence through armed/unarmed techniques and application of acting craft. Participants will have the opportunity to test for certification with Fight Directors Canada, Canada’s only nation-wide and internationally-recognized stage combat association. Space is limited, so register early!

Dates/Times – subject to change

FDC Basic Actor Combatant Course A
May 13-25, 2018, 9 AM to 6 PM daily, with one rest day
FDC Intermediate Actor Combatant Course
May 28-June 14, 2018, 9 AM to 6 PM daily, with two rest days
FDC Basic Actor Combatant Course B
June 17 – 29, 2018, 9 AM to 6 PM daily, with one rest day

Course Content

FDC Basic: Single Sword, Unarmed, Quarterstaff. Approximately 90 hours.

FDC Intermediate: Rapier & Dagger, Broadsword, Small Sword, Eastern Martial Arts. Approximately 120 hours.

Class Sizes

FDC Basic: minimum 8, maximum 12

FDC Intermediate: minimum 6, maximum 10

Fees

Basic fee (including HST): $1305.15 for members*, $1928.06 for non-members

Intermediate fee (including HST): $1720.43 for members*, $2550.98 for non-members

All fees are in Canadian dollars. A $150 deposit is required at least one month prior to workshop start date in order to reserve a place in the class.

*The term ‘members’ refers here to members of Rapier Wit, FDC, CAEA, ACTRA and IATSE. Students referred by our fellow Toronto Association of Acting Studios instructors also qualify for the Member rate.

Registration and Payment

Please visit our Contact/Register page for registration and payment instructions. After you register, please wait for confirmation of a place in the class before you send payment.

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General Notes

  • If you’re considering certification, please visit our Stage Combat Certification page for detailed information about the FDC certification program at Rapier Wit. You may also want to take a look at our FAQ.
  • Times, dates and instructors are subject to change where absolutely necessary, but every effort will be made to give reasonable notice.
  • In order to test for certification, students must become members of Fight Directors Canada. Membership fees are paid directly to FDC. Visit www.fdc.ca to become a member before signing up for classes and you’ll save significantly on Rapier Wit class fees by receiving our “member” rate!

We are committed to helping our students achieve their goals and are always happy to answer questions. Feel free to call or e-mail us with whatever inquiries you have regarding certification, testing, time commitments, class schedules, stage combat disciplines, physical requirements, FDC. . . anything you want to know!