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Workshops (National): Nationals Stage Combat Workshop – Fight Directors Canada

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Workshops (National): Nationals Stage Combat Workshop – Fight Directors Canada

The 2024 National Stage Combat Certification Conference hosted by The University of Saskatchewan Department of Drama

The Nationals is one of the largest fight Certification Training Event produced by FDC. It occurs annually and offers certification at all levels at one time. It is offered in a major city within Canada and is taught by FDC Fight Masters and leaders in the academic and professional fight industry from around the world.

Intermediate, Advanced, and Teacher Certification August 5th-24th (9am-6pm most days)

Basic Certification
August 5th-17th (9am-6pm most days)

AFDC is excited and proud to continue our tradition of offering comprehensive training programs and world class, internationally recognized certification. This year we return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!

For 30 years FDC has been an integral part of Canada’s entertainment industry. We are fortunate to have one of the most successful, progressive and inclusive professional training bodies on the planet, and together with the University of Saskatchewan, we happily bring that experience and tradition to Saskatoon.

Sign up before January 31st for out Early Bird Rate!

Basic Actor/Combatant $1900.00 (Early Bird $1650/ USask Student: $1425) (add 14 nights accommodation +$1075)
For students with no or little prior stage combat or performance experience. Students will explore the safe
and effective performance of stage combat techniques in the following disciplines: Unarmed, Single
Sword, Quarterstaff.

Intermediate Actor/Combatant $2350.00 (Early Bird $2050/ USask Student: $1762.50) (add 21 nights accommodation +$1600)
For students who already hold a Basic A/C certification (or equivalent). Students will refine techniques,
perform complex actions with greater intent and speed, and learn more stylistically challenging
disciplines: Unarmed Martial Arts, Smallsword, Two-handed Sword, Sword and Companion.

Advanced Actor/Combatant $2500.00 (Early Bird: $2150 / USask Student: $1875) (add 21 night accommodation: +$1600)
For students who already hold an Intermediate A/C certification (or equivalent). As the final Actor/Combatant level, Advanced is the pinnacle of performer training with AFDC. Students will be expected to perform with a high degree of technical skill as well as dramatic intent and stage awareness. Students may also begin building their own choreography under the guidance of Fight Instructors and Masters. Found Weapons, Advanced Point Work, Weapon and Shield, Complex Weapons, Advanced Martial Concepts

Teacher Certification $3250.00 (Early Bird: $2800) (add 21 night accommodation: +$1600)
For apprentices who have completed their Journey and all other apprenticeship requirements, this three week final course and assessment is the final step to becoming an instructor. Candidates demonstrate their andragogical approaches through classes at each certification level, as well as running workshop style classes. Fight Masters and Instructors will work with candidates on a series of tasks, and will give workshops ranging from consent in the classroom, to directing/actor approaches, to unique andragogical perspectives. Contact the Director of Training for more details on course requirements, and expectations.

We have the opportunity this year to provide accommodations on campus to our students and staff at the College Quarter Residence (CQ). It is located in the Varsity View community and consists of fully furnished four-bedroom apartments. Four-bedroom suites have four separate bedrooms, two washrooms, one lounge area, and one kitchenette per unit. Bedroom sizes within each apartment vary. Furnishings include dining table/island and chairs, fridge, stove, living room furniture, desks, chairs, beds, and built-in closets.

Those seeking accommodations must have their deposits for their course, and a minimum half payment for the accommodations by March 15th to reserve a spot. Bulk reservations may qualify us for a discount which will be applied to all accommodation seekers once granted. All accommodation fees listed are maximum fees at this time.

Basic accommodations are for check in on August 4th, and checkout on August 18th.

Intermediate, Advanced and Teacher accommodations are for check in on August 4th, and checkout on August 25th.

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