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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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