Schedule of Acting Classes
* Note: Classes are normally full with a Wait List. Register Early!
** Virtual classes until further notice.
Wednesday 7:00 for Adults
Thursdays 6:00 for Ages 11 - 13
Thursdays 7:00 for Ages 14 - 18
These are ongoing classes. Payments are monthly and with no long term contract required. Classes are weekly and attendance is vital. For kids, parents will be asked to visit the classes periodically to observe participate in what students are learning. In normal circumstances, there are two performances during the year. These "sharings" allow students to show their work and strengthen their acting, performing onstage for a supportive audience.
Join us now and discover what acting is all about!
We offer "seriously fun" classes in the art of acting. "Serious" because our professional, Helen-Hayes Awards honored faculty are serious about their craft; and "fun", because our classes are full of energy and celebrate each student's progress. We build acting technique and strengthen confidence in all our students; kids and adults, amateurs and aspiring professionals alike.
The curriculum focuses on the practical, recognizing that most of your work as an actor will involve a script. "How do I handle a script? How do I get the most out of it? How do I 'find' the character? How do I make my acting strong, believable and compelling for an audience?" We will show you! We will give you ample exercises, challenges, coaching and support to spur your growth as an actor and realize your acting goals in the theater or on film.
Our first job is to give students the skills and tools they need to be effective actors. Often in the process, kids and adults alike also find that personal skills improve. Confidence, communication skills, self-presentation, healthy voice, eye contact, creativity and spontaneity are part of acting training. Parents of "shy" kids have been amazed that their child could get up on a stage and project themselves with such ease.
You May Have Seen Our Students!
Subscription musicals at Arena Stage, Olney Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's Veep, CBS Mini-Series The Green Room, commercials, PSA's, voice overs, indie films, etc.