Acting Classes in Bellflower

$89 for 4-week Discover Acting Class at Treehouse Acting Studio ($199 value)

Treehouse Acting Studio

The Brea Glenbrook Club

Students of all ages discover a love for acting and hone their skills through month-long class

$199 $89

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Two or Four On-Camera Acting Classes at Atwater Playhouse (Up to 54% Off)

Atwater Playhouse

Los Angeles

Led by a veteran director, the workshop focuses on breaking down new scenes, creating a character, and delivering consistent performances

$70 $35

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$99 for Five Child or Adult Acting Classes and Personal Evaluation at Sterling Studio ($240 Value)

Sterling Studio

Hollywood

Acclaimed Hollywood coach leads acting classes for children and adults, and provides coaching to help build performance skills

$240 $99

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One Month of Acting Classes or One Hour of Private Coaching at BP Acting Studio (Up to 74% Off)

BP Acting Studio

Mid-Wilshire

20-year veteran Barry Papick has coached actors for The West Wing and The Wire; take group classes or a private lesson

$260 $80

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$25 for $45 Groupon — California Conservatory of Performing Arts

California Conservatory Of Performing Arts

Chatsworth

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $25

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$549 for $999 Worth of Acting Classes — Indie Lab Film Studios

Indie Lab Film Studios

Westlake

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$999 $549

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Four-Week Acting Class with Optional Private Session at Shelley Mitchell's Acting Class (Up to 62% Off)

Shelley Mitchell's Acting Class

Hollywood

Experienced actor Shelley Mitchell teaches students film, television, and theater acting techniques

$242 $99

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Eight-Day Acting Class at Iris Klein Acting Classes (45% Off)

Iris Klein Acting Classes

Los Angeles

Iris Klein’s eight-evening Meisner-based workshop on August 18–28, Monday–Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

$600 $330

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One-Hour Acting Class at GET OUTTA YOUR HEAD - Acting Coaching (50% Off)

Get Outta Your Head!

Los Angeles

Georgia Warner helps you break down your material and rebuild it with power and personality.

$70 $35

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Four-Day Acting Course at You Inspire Me Inc. (60% Off)

You Inspire Me Inc.

Los Angeles

From the merchant: We provide a family friendly environment where children can find their purpose, identity and power as artistic leaders.

$100 $40

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Seven-Day Improv Course at STAR Enrichment Center (50% Off)

Star Education

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Thursday Night Live: STAR Sketchers! Sketch Comedy Course for 4th-9th Grades, Thursdays 4-5:30pm, Oct 30th - Dec 18th

$225 $113

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Four or Eight Weekly Acting Classes at Jeffrey Fox Acting Workshop (Up to 65% Off)

Jeffrey Fox Acting Workshop

Complex Theatre

Small-group acting lessons with an experienced coach build students’ skills through scene work, exercises, and improv

$225 $80

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Six-Day Acting Course at The Young Rebels Acting Studio (45% Off)

The Young Rebels Acting Studio

North Hollywood

From the merchant: 1 course (six 2hr classes) for KID &TEEN actors, 7-18, taught by a highly trained teacher with an out-of-the-box style.

$300 $165

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Three-Hour Acting Class at ACT LIKE YOU KNOW (50% Off)

Act Like You Know

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Class on December 6 from noon to 3 p.m.; all ages and experience levels; taught by actor-producer Dennis L.A. White

$100 $50

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On-Camera Class or Month of 3-Hour Improv Classes at Adler Improv (Up to 62% Off)

AdlerImprov

Los Angeles

Experienced acting coach offers his own theory on improvisational acting during weekly two-hour classes

$25 $10

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Performance for Kids or Workshops at The Little Theater Craft Workshops (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

The Little Theater Craft Workshops

West Los Angeles

Explore the themes of family and friendship in children's performances

$40 $24

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$55 for $110 Worth of Acting Classes — Fantasia Family Music

Fantasia Family Music

Redondo Beach

Funny Fables & Famous Fairytales workshop; ages 4–7; six 60-minute weekly sessions on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 3:30

$110 $55

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One Month of Musical-Theater Classes for One or Two at Actors Studio of Orange County (Up to 61% Off)

Actors Studio of Orange County

Actors Studio of Orange County

Small classes of students age 16 and older learn the voice and acting techniques behind great musical theater

$200 $87

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Five Film and Television Youth Acting Classes or Three Months of Youth Classes at Actors Youth Academy (Up to 62% Off)

Actors Youth Academy

Sierra Madre

Bilingual and Monolingual academy; five 75-minute classes or 13 two-hour classes; sessions include what child actor parents need to know

$395 $150

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4949 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Hothouse Studios… “Where Music Grows” is centrally located in Santa Fe Springs, 20 minutes from Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire.

We feature a professional and comfortable atmosphere with clean studios, ranging in size and price.

11823 Slauson Ave
Santa Fe Springs,
CA
US

Improv Comedy: Making it Up as They Go Along

You never know what you're going to see at an improv comedy show?and that's the beauty of it. Read on to see what you should expect at a show or class and to learn just how it is that actors can put their scenes together so fast.

Even when their characters are arguing, improv comics are working from a philosophy of trust and agreement?necessary ingredients for acting together with no script. Improv comedy encompasses a broad array of styles, with the major division between short form?quick, self-contained games?and long form?a series of multiple, interconnected scenes featuring distinct beats. Accordingly, a given performance might resemble a one-act play, a Saturday Night Live?style sketch scene, or a high-energy game show. Most rely on audience suggestions to spark the flow of fresh ideas, however, and some even weave brave audience members into the action.

Perhaps the most famous long-form style is the Harold, in which performers build continuous scenes that develop and intermingle in surprising ways. The unusual name arises from a joke, according to developer Del Close's biography, The Funniest One in the Room. As Close asked his collaborators what to call the new form, someone sarcastically yelled, "Well, Harold's a nice name." Appropriately for a form devoted to spontaneous absurdity, the name stuck.

This comic form also has roots in one of America's darkest eras: the Great Depression. While working for the Works Progress Administration, Viola Spolin needed a way to teach basic theater precepts to unschooled actors of various ages and backgrounds, so she created a series of theater games that focused on the playfulness at the heart of acting. In the 1950s, her son, Paul Sills, applied her principles at the short-lived but influential Compass Players on Chicago's South Side, and, later, at The Second City?one of the most prominent comedy companies of the 20th century, with alumni including John Belushi, Tina Fey, and Steve Carell.

4900 East 7th Street
Long Beach,
CA
US

GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company started as a means of transporting children to another world. Its first production, Alice in Wonderland, taught 60 students at Minnie Gant Elementary School how to travel down the rabbit hole while providing them with an expressive outlet. With their newfound skills, that cast of first through fifth graders performed for full audiences at the University Theater at CSULB in October 2005.

Since then, GO-FAME has expanded into a theatre program for all youth in the community, but its mission remains the same: to encourage youth to explore the arts and expand their skills. When they walk out on stage, students leave behind their old selves and step into the role of performers, and GO-FAME teaches them how. Several weeks of acting lessons and rehearsals preempt annual productions for friends and family. Past performances have included Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Dear Edwina, and The Paper Bag Bandit.

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5848 East Fairbrook Street
Long Beach,
CA
US

Actor Steven Nelson, a professional with 15 years of experience, works alongside fellow instructors Curtis Andersen and Amber Robins to teach students the fundamentals of acting and improv. Workshops cover subjects ranging from cold readings to audition techniques. On-camera acting courses use a projection system to help actors study their own performances onscreen.

300 E 4th St, Ste 105
Long Beach,
CA
US

Screen acting takes center stage at The Actors Room. Founder Steve Lowe—who won an award for his short film Crash—calls upon more than 20 years of experience in film and TV to guide his students through their journeys to the emotional core of characters. His techniques range from basic to advanced in the areas of scene study, improvisation, natural expression, camera cheats, and monologue study.

P.O. Box 503
Brea,
CA
US