A Short Spiel (Conversation Type)


Abi:  Hi ____________ , good afternoon and welcome to  Asian Academy of Television Arts.  I’m Abigail.  Is there anything I can help you with?

___________ :  Hi  Ms. Abigail, good afternoon. I’m Tonee .  I would like to inquire regarding the school and the courses offered.

Abi : Hi Ms. Tonee.  Asian Academy of Television Arts is a specialty school which caters to an individual’s needs by offering training courses that would train his/her knowledge and skills when it comes to entertainment industry, as well as helping one boost up his/her personality, confidence and ability to socialize with other people.  Courses offered are Creative Scriptwriting, Performing Arts (Acting, Voice and Dance), Keyboard and Guitar Lessons , Eric Morris Acting System, and more.

Tonee:  I want to learn how to ramp like a model.  Is there a course being offered for those who want to become one?

Abi:  Yes, Ms. Tonee. We also offer Modelling courses. Aside from the courses mentioned before, we also do have Language Proficiency, Personality Enhancement, Voice One-On-One, Mind Sync and other courses, depending on the client’s needs. These are categorized as special module classes.

Tonee:  What do I get from enrolling in any of these workshop or training courses? Is there any requirement such as good singing voice or experience in acting?

Abi: The school will help in training you to develop your personality through means of intensive lectures and hands on sessions on which course you decide to take. I also used to be a shy type of individual before until I enrolled here at AATA. I learned what it is like to perform in front of an audience, as well as working in the field of television industry. Enrolling here at AATA also helped me learn to step out of my comfort zone and socialize with other people.  You will really learn a lot from here.

Tonee:  That’s very nice to hear. Last question,  how do I pay for the course that I plan to take here at AATA?  Are there any requirements I need to accomplish?

Abi:  Payment can be done either through installment basis or you can simply deposit through BDO. You can visit AATA and present a 2×2 ID picture, an accomplished admission form,  and transcript of records.

Tonee:  Thank you,  Ms. Abigail

Abi:  Is there anything else I can help you with?

Tonee: That’s all . Thank you again and have a nice day

Abi: You’re welcome and have a nice day too.





Taping Experiences

A. Wattpad Presents: We’re Married

Starring : Jennica Garcia, Alwyn Uytingco, Dianne Hernandez, IC Mendoza and Markki Stroem

Role: Student

My first taping experience for this year. This was located in Victoneta Ave. Araneta Village Malabon City.
This stars Jennica Garcia and Alwyn Uytingco as the main cast together with the rest of my AATA friends

Reflection on this experience: Since it was my first time to experience this taping project, I realize that I need to know what usually happens and how this is done so I decided to observe first.

B. Wattpad Presents: A Rose Between Two Thorns

Starring : Donnalyn Bartolome, Akihiro Blanco, Joshua Dionisio , Malak So Al-Shidfat and Czarinna Isabel Suzara

Role: Student

Second taping experience which then sets place at a school . This stars social media sweetheart Ms. Donnalyn Bartolome and Mr. Akihiro Blanco together with Mr. Joshua Dionisio.

Reflection on this experience: Despite having my shoes worn out for the second time , I enjoyed this taping together with my AATA friends. It’s a good thing we get to have a nap while waiting for our turn to be called for the next scene. I also learned to be prepared with everything, most especially with the costumes or wardrobe that’s being required.

C. Wattpad Presents: Wrong Number

Starring : Mark Neumann, Eula Caballero, Christian Samson, Dianne Medina, Helga Krapf and Via Patricia Aurigue

Role: Fans/Crowd/Passersby/Audience

Reflection: Third taping experience so far. When it comes to changing outfits , talents have to double time. Being late is never an option. More over, be prepared and equipped with wardrobe requirements. It’s also my first time to work with Mark Neumann. He’s nice and friendly towards his co-actors.

D. Wattpad Presents: Iska Ispiritista

Starring : Martin Escudero , Monica Cuenco, Anja Aguilar, Debraliz Borres, Claire Ruiz, EJ Jallorina, Ryan Yllana and Cai Cortez

Role: Crowd

Reflection: Though my role as a ghost was canceled, it was still okay. It’s better to exert an effort than not having been prepared at all.

E. Wattpad Presents: Mysterious Guy At The Coffee Shop

Starring : Vin Abrenica, Yassi Pressman, JC Parker and Giovanni Baldisseri

Role: Crowd

Reflection: Always double time in changing outfits. Be quiet once the scene starts being taken / actors start staying their lines. No unnecessary movements. Be attentive and listen to what the director tells you to do.











What Zumba Is

Zumba is a kind of dance fitness program being popularized or created by dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez in the year 1990 and a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC. It usually involves both aerobic and dance elements wherein movements like merengue, soca, hip-hop, mambo, and salsa , as well as lunges and squats are being incorporated. Zumba classes are being taken by approximately 15 million people over 140,000 locations. This kind of dance first started when the choreographer Beto Perez forgot his aerobics music tape, leading him go back to his car and listened to music that consist of both merengue and non-traditional salsa music and thus made up a class with the aid of this music. Later on in 2001, after finding initial success, Alberto Perez collaborated with Alberto Perlman and his childhood friend Alberto Aghion. Producing a demo reel together, this Zumba concept was discovered and licensed by Fitness Quest into creating a direct marketing campaign with a line of home videos. Zumba class usually lasts for an hour and taught by Zumba Fitness, LLC. This kind of exercise involves music that go along with fast and slow rhythms , as well as resistance training. As mentioned before, Zumba incorporates movements like salsa, soca, merengue, hip-hop, mambo and other movements such as flamengco, cumbia, cha-cha, reggaeton, samba, tango and axe music. Zumba class has nine different classes for different age and exertion levels and these classes are namely: Zumba Step, Zumba Toning , Zumba Gold (preferably for older population), Aqua Zumba , Zumba in the Circuit, Zumba Kids , Zumba Jr., Zumba Sentao , and Zumba Gold-Toning. Each Zumba class serves a different purpose that will help an individual improve his/her body shape, posture, coordination, movement, strength. It is also a good workout for everyone’s cardiovascular health. Zumba is open and safe for all people, regardless of age. Anyone can participate in this kind of workout program.

Aside from the fact that this aerobic exercise helps you bring your body in great shape and health,  it also gives you the benefit of socializing with other people, whether old or young.

So what are you waiting for? Have fun while you stay fit and healthy by getting in this kind of workout program.

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Performing Arts

Performing Arts are forms of art wherein a certain person or group of people called artists use their voice and even body movements to perform in front of an audience. With these elements, artists convey their artistic expressions as opposed to pure visual arts wherein only paint canvas or other sort of materials in order to create a picture of an object, whether physical or static.

In Performing Arts, there are a variety of discipline but with only one purpose and that is to perform in front of an audience. Examples of performing arts include dance, music, circus skills, puppetry or ventriloquism, mime, magic, speech, opera, theatre, and ballet. Those who work in fields like choreography, stagecraft and song composition/writing support performing arts as well.

Performers, as what you call those people who perform in front of an audience , include dancers, magicians, actors, singers, circus artists, and musicians and they adapt their appearances with stage lighting, stage makeup , costumes and all. A specialized form of fine art, which is performance art, is where an artist performs work live to an audience and it involves some sort of plastic art which they call “props”.

There are at least two main branches of performing arts : Theatre and Dance. Theatre focuses more on acting out particular scenes from a story through the combination of music, dance, gesture, speech, spectacle and sound. Forms of theatre include opera, musicals, mime, classical Indian dance, stand-up comedy, illusion, ballet, mime, kabuki (classical Japanese dance-drama), improvisational theatre, plays, pantomime, and even contemporary forms such as performance art and postmodern theatre.

Whereas dance (derived from Old French dancier), generally refers to a form of human movement which is used either as a way to express or presented in spiritual, performance or social setting. Aside from expression, dance is also being used to describe methods of non-verbal communication or what we call “body language” between a human being or animal, a motion in inanimate objects , and even certain forms of genres. Through this, the audience would learn or see what the artists are trying to convey to them through the use of their body movements, whether contemporary or not.

Dance is not complete without a choreography (an art of creating or making dances) and a choreographer (one who does the choreography or dance movement himself/herself). It is also not just a form of expression to convey one’s feelings but also a powerful impulse and skillfully choreographed art which make an important connection that runs through any consideration of dance itself as a subject.

An example of this is a contemporary dance performance by a certain group of artists that I watched in PETA Theatre Center. The way they danced simply conveyed the message to the audience without any use of words. Their body movements was enough to explain what the dance performance was all about. It was not just any ordinary dance performance, but it was also a play for the audience to watch.

Dance was also historical in which it already existed during the Western (6th century B.C.)and Eastern times. Western performing arts included those of the Renaissance, Modern era, and Post-War Performance. They existed during 6th century B.C. , where performing arts started during the Colonial period in Greece, ushered by tragic poets like Sophocles who wrote plays which involves dance, then came the Hellenistic period who introduced to us the widespread use of comedy.  As the Dark Age began, Western Performing Arts have ended during the 9th and 14th century, in which it was limited to religious historical enactments and morality plays brought by the Church in celebration of holy days and other important occasions.

Eastern performing arts, on the other hand, include those from Middle East , Iran, India & Pakistan, China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Japan. Each from different countries have their own history to tell. In Middle East, passion plays were known to be the earliest recorded theatrical event that happened way back in 2000 B.C. The play was about the god Osiris which was performed annually during festivals throughout the civilization which marks the beginning of the long relationship between theatre and religion. Forms of performing arts from Iran include Naghali (story telling), Ru-Howzi, Siah-Bazi , Parde Khani and Mareke giri. There are just many different forms of performing arts during historical times.

Performing Arts, to sum it up, consists of Singing, Acting and Dancing. It’s a package of three different forms of art. Without its history, Performing Arts won’t be performing arts.

For those who aspire or dream of becoming actors and actresses, you could take up Performing Arts as a course in some workshops. It’s not only just about becoming future actors or actresses, but also about enhancing your personality and boosting your confidence to shape you into a better person you wanted to be.

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Hating your body? Think that it is imperfect? We all go through that phase wherein we aspire of having a physically perfect body.

Dysmorphilia, a debut full length production by Daloy Dance Company choreographed and directed by Ms. EA Torrado, consists of 13 scenes performed by each Daloy DC artists, either solo, duet, trio or group. Throughout this performance, one could see or learn the importance of loving his or her body and accepting its physical flaws. Let nothing, not even your body’s imperfections, hinder you from becoming a performer and shining out.

For this kind of production done, I could say that it took a lot of effort, rehearsing, and determination from the whole team to make this performance a successful one. Dancing is not merely just an art, but it is one’s way of expressing his or herself (even the emotions) as well.

There are no regrets whatsoever in going to PETA Theater Center just to see this performance done by the Daloy Dance Company members cause everything in it was worth watching for. Looking forward to watch more of their performance for the following days to come.

*Dysmorphilia came from two words, dysmorphia which means ‘disorder’ and philo which means strong affinity or love. Basically, it is to love our body no matter how imperfect we perceive it to be.

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Life In AATA

Enrolling in Asian Academy of Television Arts (AATA) is one of the best experience I have had this year 2014, taking up the course of Performing Arts (acting, voice and dance). In the first place, I should really have been in the Creative Scriptwriting course, which my parents would want me to enroll in since writing has been my forte, but my passion lies more in Performing Arts as I would want to try out a different course other than just writing.

Asian Academy of Television Arts is a school that offers training courses for individuals who aspire to be a production professional or a performing artist. For those who dream of becoming a TV production manager or scriptwriter, there are Creative Television Production wherein students learn about how it is to manage a TV production as well as be prepared to work in some of its aspects while in Creative Scriptwriting for Television, students get to learn about the different formats of scriptwriting and to develop their craft or skills in this course.

As for those aspiring actors/actress, singers, and dancers, Performing Arts would be a good choice to take as it allows you to explore your hidden talent and discover the “performer” in you. It’s time to get out of that shell or what we call “comfort zone” and bring out the best in you.

Other than these mentioned courses, special module classes are also being offered such as Modelling and Personality Development which helps students learn the basics of modelling and even develop their personality , Eric Morris Acting System, and Keyboard and Guitar lessons. There’s also Geleen Eugenio’s Dance Workshop which involves Modern dance (open for kids and adults), Hip Hop (kids, beginners, advance), Zumba, K-Pop, Belly Dancing and Latin Dance.

Of course it doesn’t stop there. There are also photo shoots, exposure trips (e.g. Sunday All Stars, Eat Bulaga, Talentadong Pinoy, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, etc.) and recital. I could say that enrolling in Asian Academy of Television Arts was really worth it. Not only does it help you in learning many things about working in the field of television or performing, but also, it helps you learn to socialize as well with other people.

Photos of my memorable experience/life in AATA

A. Performing Arts class

 Acting class with T. Upeng (Lesson/s learned: “Let go of your inhibitions”, “Don’t limit yourself”) 

 Voice class with T.Paul/T. Citas (Lesson learned : “Do not think that others will laugh at you because of your voice.”/ “Do not be ashamed of your voice.”) 

Dance class with T. Jomelle 

 (Lesson/s learned: “Tempo is an important part of dance” ; “Focus more on flexibility”/”Think and believe that you can do it”)

B. Modelling/Photoshoot, Exposure Trips, etc. 

 Modelling and Photo shoot

 Exposure Trips


C. Rehearsal and Recital Pics

 Rehearsals (June 2, 4 and 6, 2014)

 Recital (June 8, 2014 at Robinson’s Metro East)

D. Get-Together Party (June 14, 2014)

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What’s Your Dance Style?

So you love to dance..?

There are various types or styles of dance that people usually do or have like jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet, ballroom and more… Some people are more on, or should I say , have their own different style of dance.. . Most of them may even consider themselves to be more on either ballet or any kind of dance they find enjoying.

I consider myself to be more on the hip-hop style of dance and hip-hop dance has different styles too. Some hip-hop dance styles include: krumping (this dance move include jab, arm swings, chest pops, and stomps. This kind of hip-hop dance becomes even more popular nowadays among teenagers or other people) , harlem shake (this dance move originated during the 80s which became popular as well and this movement involves merely a creative convulsion of your body; some people call this movement a ‘drunken dance’ ) , jerkin (as the name says it, this movement involves ‘jerking’ wherein a dancer uses or shows a set of leg stretching), etc. 

  Some or most people consider dancing as their way of exercise and losing weight. And some also do this for expressing themselves and showcasing their talent. Even I do consider dancing as my way to lose weight and expressing myself , showing my ‘hyperactive’ side and expressing myself as well.

   There are some workshops for those aspiring dancers like Performing Arts (in AATA) , Big Shift (never tried enrolling in this one but I would love to) , and other workshops that offer dance classes here in Philippines. Learning about dance and its styles has never been this fun. If given the chance to enroll again in a workshop that offers something like this, I would definitely do so.

So what are you waiting for? Discover the ‘dancer’ in you and your dance style as well




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