Second Sunday Seminars Series

This series is designed to provide intensive four-hour training sessions for Stage & Screen Combat. The subject matter will vary from month to month. Sometimes we will train in the use of specific weapons. Other times the sessions will cover acting-based topics as they specifically relate to violence on stage or screen.

A minimum number of participants is required to make certain the seminar happens so make sure to sign up early.  You must register by the end of the preceding month for the discounted price.

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), NYC unless otherwise noted.
TIME: 12pm-4pm unless otherwise noted.
COST: Typically $75 (late registration $100) but special seminars will have varying cost.

2017 SEMINARS (Tentative Dates):

February 12th

Fight Call with Ian Rose

So you’ve got yourself a callback, congrats! Now they want you to do a fight audition also. Are you prepared?

Come learn what Ian Rose is looking for when holding a fight call! He’s fresh off working on the fights in the Broadway production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Liev Schreiber.

This special seminar will begin with you being put through a standard fight call so come prepared just like you would for a call back (ie bring a headshot/resume). After the fight call is done Ian will give you individual notes and discuss what is important during the process. Time permitting you will get an opportunity to try again.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet a great in the industry and receive invaluable feedback on your performance. Fights choreographed by Ian have graced the London stage, Broadway, Off-Broadway as well as national commercials. With over 25 years experience in the “fight trade,” Ian has grappled with every type of venue in the art of stage or stunt combat. He is a Fight Master with the Society of American Fight Directors and Fight Directors Canada.

If registered before February 1st: $75.00:

If registered after  February 1st: $100.00:

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal).
TIME: 12:30pm-4:30pm.

March 19th


April 2nd


May 7th




July 2nd


August 20th


September 10th



TBD – probably Cancelled

November 12th


December 10th


Be on the look out for  Cops & Robbers, Fighting for Musical Theatre & Opera, Killing, Death & Consequences and much more. If there is specific training you are looking for please let me know and we may be able to arrange a Sunday Seminar on it!

Past Seminars Include:

Tactical Training for Actors
Stage & Screen Fighting
Flexibility in Film Fighting
Found Weapons Made Easy
Acting the Fight
Italian Rapier for Stage & Screen
Bond or Bowie?
Swashbuckling Sword Feats
Killing, Death & Consequences
Getting Bloody
Stunts for Women (and Men are welcome too)
Anything is a Weapon
Lights, Camera, ACTION!