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Acting Workshops to Hone Your Skills

Getting discovered as an actor can be tough - especially in Hollywood. There are thousands of peeps out there just like you, dying to be the next Hilary Duff, Orlando Bloom or Mandy Moore. So how do you make sure you're the one to get the next big part? Get some professional training at an actors' workshop!

Acting Workshops - What Do They Have to Offer?

Acting workshops often provide you with similar skills as drama class but they're taught by professionals who know what it's like to try and break into the acting game. You'll learn great auditioning tips, improvisation skills, how to work on your stage presence, and techniques to get more comfortable in front of the camera. Even if you've starred in your school's drama productions, it always helps to flex your acting muscle with new peeps in fun, new situations.

Acting Workshops - Who Can Take Them?

There are tons of acting schools across North America that offer a variety of classes and programs to everyone interested in the biz. Some schools may only offer summer programs for teens, while others have weekly classes. Teen classes are usually open to peeps ages 12 through 18, and there are specific kid classes for the 7 to 11 age group too. This way you get to interact with students who are at the same acting level as you!

Acting Workshops - How Much Do They Cost?

A four to six week acting workshop ranges from around $200 to $400 US. Most workshops will have classes once a week for a couple of hours per class.If this seems too pricey, see if the school of your choice offers drop-in classes or discounted programs. You could also find your own teacher to help you learn how to act.

Acting Workshops - Schools to Check Out

Here are a couple acting schools you might want to check out if you're interested in taking classes:

  • Lights, Camera, Action! is located in Orange County, California and offers a ton of great classes for kids and teens. Private classes are also offered.
  • L.A. Acting Workshop is located in Orlando, Florida and offers a wide variety of classes, as well as summer camps and seminars.
  • The Theatre Learning Center is located in New York City. Here you can take a variety of classes depending on your age and level of expertise.

Do you take acting lessons or have you attended an acting workshop? about your acting experiences below!

 

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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? It's really nice that your mother supports it, that always helps!! I'm glad that your family enjoys his company as well. Being 16 while he's 20 is alright. It's a slight odd age gap. But, I think as long as you both are ready, it's alright. Make sure you're mature and safe with your choices though. Personally, I think you should wait until you're closer to at least, 17. But, as long as you two are smart about what you're doing, it should be alright when it come around to it.
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fitta
"Shygirl15" wrote:I really like this boy in my second period class but i dont know how to tell him because he knows that im transgender do whatever makes you feel comfortable or just wing it and tell him and if he tells you something because you're trans forget about him! He doesn't deserve you. But it's totally okay if you want to play it safe and not go up to him. You do you. :3 
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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? i suggest you wait i mean you are going to be 16 that's way too young to be dating someone who is 4/5 years older than you,no? You can still talk to him when it comes to your anxiety attacks and all of that because I have those too every night so I know how it feels, but maybe you should wait. But at the end of the day it's your decision I'm just here to give advice 
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SatanslilDemon
Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice???
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SmartSunnyShadow
I feel like that too. My best friend will always hang out with her 'new friends' that I have a really bad opinion about. My friend will treat me rudely all the time and sometimes make fun of me with her friends. But, when I needed her the most in my life, she was there for me, and I told her how I felt. She says that she just wants to hang out with more people and apologized, people can be a little teasy at times.  Also, after seeing each other for a long time, people make new friends and start hanging out with them more, it doesn't mean that she doesn't like you.  This may be different for you, but just tell her about it, she will have to know you feelings at one point.  Hope I helped you. 
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