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Course Information

Fall 2019

Session Runs Sep 15 - Dec 15

SAFD Skills Test Courses

Our fall classes all culminate in the opportunity to take part in the Skills Proficiency Test for the Society of American Fight Directors.  The SAFD is the largest stage combat training organization in the country, serving as a network of professionals who collaborate and cross-train to maintain a set of professional standards in the filed of stage combat.  All our courses exceed the 30-hour minimum training requirement to ensure students are well prepared to enter the professional realm at a high level of proficiency.

Participating in an SAFD test event gives you the opportunity to have your skills observed and critiqued by a third-party eye with decades of professional experience.  SAFD adjudicators are collegiate program heads, Broadway choreographers, and award-winning fight coordinators for blockbuster films.  It is a unique opportunity in arts education to have your skills compared against a national industry standard.

The Fall adjudication date is TBD, though it will likely be somewhere between our last two classes, Dec 8-15.

Quarterstaff SPT Course

Sundays 10AM-1:30PM


Sundays 6PM-9:30PM

The stick is a weapon as old as humanity, and it fits into stories told throughout time.  This course will address the various systems and approaches to working with such a simple tool to tell dynamic and exciting ​stories.  In addition to its direct choreographic uses, learning to work with a staff has tremendous cross-training applications and can serve to deepen a performer's understanding of other movement styles and combat disciplines.

Two class sessions are offered due to physical space limitations, enrollment in only one timeslot is necessary to participate.

Singlesword SPT Course

Sundays 2PM-5:30PM

Serving as the foundation for how stage combat is rehearsed and performed, singlesword embodies the swashbuckling spirit of classic films while staying relevant to modern audiences.  This is an excellent first course for anyone looking to try their hand at sword fighting, and is an essential element of the actor's toolkit.  This course will cover all the technique elements a performer might be expected to know in the performance of an onstage duel, and give them the confidence to do it with flair.

For those students looking to pursue Actor/Combatant status, singlesword is one of the core disciplines to study.

How Do I Register?

Head on over to our Registration page to get started.  There you can pick a class, enter your contact information, and pay your deposit to hold your spot in class.

Single Course: $400

Two Courses: $750


Our classes require a non-refundable $50-per-course deposit at the time of registration.  To sign up for multiple courses, simply register for each course you're interested in individually, and process each deposit separately.  We will handle the remaining balance in-person with flexible payment plans available. 

Cancellation Policy: due to class sizes being limited, barring special circumstances, any cancellations occurring after the 2nd week of classes will be responsible for the full course tuition.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please do not hesitate to contact us at ArtinArmsStageCombat@gmail.com