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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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PuppyLover242
Hmm, okay! Its just that I Love all this new modern things, cute things, chibi stuff, anime pics... and no one else agrees with me? I am like the black sheep or something?
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Autonomy posted in Family Issues:
"StarrChild" wrote: Two years ago my parents broke up. I was never really the same after that point. My mother she began to just not care about anything. She would go out clubbing every Friday and would yell at me for my attitude towards it. Why would I be okay with her doing that??? I didn't really realise it but I began feeling kind of depressed. Of course we didn't fight all the time but when we did I would always end up crying alone in my room. And it would be really painful. One time I cried every night for a week because of her. A week ago, I felt really sick at school so I went to the sick bay but my Mum refused to believe I was sick. She thought I was lying and being over dramatic as usual. I felt really horrible after that, that the teacher sent me to the guidance councellor and almost immediately I burst into tears. I didn't even know why I did but the councellor did a little test on me and came to the conclusion I was slightly depressed and had anxiety. It wasn't really surprising but hearing it out loud just felt really weird. Even after knowing that fact my mother doesn't really act any different. She's not a bad person I swear but she can just be really horrible at times. Anyways, that's technically whats been happening in my life lol. Nothing really interesting Oh dear, that sounds like a dreadful situation. I've lived through similar difficulties in my own life, and my heart goes out to you, truly. May I offer you some advice? I don't have the cure to your problems or a magic wand that can make them disappear, but I do believe that some good can come out of your living situation. The first thing I'd like to make note of, is that everyone makes mistakes. As human beings, we have to make mistakes. There's no way around it; it's how we learn and grow. And as we get older, we don't stop making mistakes. Your parents are no exception. Although we look to our parents for guidance, and direction, and support, we have to understand that they aren't perfect people, and they make mistakes. They may not always lead us in the right direction. They may not always set a good example. They may not always be there for us, to encourage us and support us when we need them most. And that's okay. Everyone makes mistakes, and we have to accept that. But we can't let allow other people's mistakes to hurt us, my dear. And I know it hurts. Your mum might not understand how her actions make you feel. You said you haven't been the same since your parents divorced, and I know how challenging that can be to go through. But you know, some of the brightest, wisest, and happiest people I've met, are people who have dealt with difficult problems in their lives, and used them to grow as people. You can let your parents' mistakes get to you, and make you upset and depressed; or, you can accept that they aren't perfect people, accept that they make mistakes, and accept that their mistakes don't have anything to do with you. So here's what you do, friend: you can't stop your mum from going clubbing, and that's okay. Don't try to. Don't fight with her about it. You can let her know how it makes you feel, but don't get into an argument. Accept the situation for what it is. Your mother is her own person, and she is accountable for what she does; you aren't. Next time you start to get in a fight or an argument with her, just step back, and withdraw yourself. Try it, see what happens. Once you decide not to let other peoples' failings affect you--and you do have the power to do this--then you'll find a sense of peace you probably haven't felt before. And you'll learn from your mistakes, and the mistakes of your parents, and everyone around you, and you'll be a better person. Press on.
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Dounuts posted in Family Issues:
Go to your neighbor's house and ask him/her to call to police.Everything will be just fine.
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my ex is going through the same thing. Call the police now. Things will get out of hand. My brothers friend has been living with us for about 2 weeks becuz his dad punched him in the face. Call 911 now. They will help you. Just say you have been abused by your family member and they will take it from there. If you want, add me and we can talk
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XxRuby_PhoenixxX
If you are getting abused to the point where you bleed, call the police immediately. This isn't acceptable behavior.
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