Bay Area Acting Studio

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Instructors impart basic acting skills such as improv & on-camera exercises to beginners, kids & teens in relaxed environment

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Promotional value expires Oct 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy more as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Must be 18 or older. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Acting, like avoiding a speeding ticket, requires believable emotion and the ability to be someone else. Learn the art of acting with today's Groupon to Bay Area Acting Studio. This Groupon is valid at any of the studio's locations in San Jose, San Bruno, or San Francisco. Choose between the following options:

  • For $85, you get a six-week Acting for Non Actors Level 1 course (a $275 value).
  • For $85, you get a five-week session of Kids & Teens classes (a $275 value).

During Bay Area Acting Studio’s Acting for Non Actors Level 1 class for beginners, expert trainers impart acting basics to students, along with technical skills such as improvisation, cold reading, and on-camera exercises. Novice performers may use the relaxed 90-minute sessions as opportunities to build camaraderie with fellow players, discover a new hobby, or foster a mutual appreciation for Ray Liotta. In class, students will learn the art of improvisational acting, learning to create scenarios and think on their feet. Instructors also cover cold reading for potential auditions in the Antarctic and scene work to refine and build basic acting chops. On-camera exercises give pupils the opportunity to see their performances on film.

In the Kids & Teens classes, instructors bring individual attention to each student, whether a novice actor or a professional performer looking to perfect their craft. During each session, pupils work on auditioning and cold-reading skills, improvisation techniques, and shrines to Mickey Rooney. Students also focus on bringing elements of truth and authenticity to their scene work and learn to confidently make their own choices to develop unique acting styles.

Bay Area Acting Studio

Trained by legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, Christy English Wioncek opened the Bay Area Acting Studio to teach a new generation of actors how to—in the words of her mentor—"live truthfully under imaginary circumstances." Her stable of equally Meisner-steeped instructors leads classes including introductory adult courses, intensive courses for working thespians, and children's classes for young'uns looking to break into the industry early or convince babysitters they've been diagnosed with a life-threatening ice-cream deficiency.

Customer Reviews

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Judy M. · February 16, 2012
Anyone, not just aspiring actors, can benefit from their fantastic program which instills creativity, self-confidence, social confidence, and fun in a group setting. I enrolled my teenager in their teen class which he has now taken three times and has a blast.
Belinda A. · January 16, 2012
Great class for those who like to go into acting and enjoyable for those who want to act for fun. I would recommend this for those who would like to get a taste for acting and those who want to be themselves without anyone judging you.
Dennis Z. · November 21, 2011
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    414 Mason St.

    San Francisco, California 94103

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    180 Capp St.

    Suite 2

    San Francisco, California 94110

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    San Bruno

    535 Sylvan Ave.

    Suite 2

    San Bruno, California 94066

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