Acting classes teach students how to convincingly inhabit a character, a critical skill for aspiring film stars and identity thieves. Truly become Dr. Michael Waltien of Des Moines, Iowa, with this Groupon.
$399 for a Three-Week Kids' Acting Camp ($850 Value)
TV and film actress Cassie Corsaro teams up with fellow thespians Lauren Mayhew, Chris Meyer, and Joy Suprano—all working actors who have appeared on shows such as Law & Order and CSI: Miami —to nurture budding stars during a three-week, full-day camp, which runs from Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 29. Kids split into two groups—ages 7–11 and 12 and older—which then rotate among the instructors throughout the day.
Along the way, each student masters such techniques as monologues, sitcom scenes, and greenscreen acting, meets local agents and casting directors face-to-face, and creates a personal acting reel to take home after the program. On Saturdays, participants can join trips to local amusement parks such as Kennywood and, after the final performance on the June 29, demonstrate their newfound skills by delivering underwater soliloquys at a pool party. Click here to see the complete schedule.
At age 8, Cassie Corsaro fell victim to the Hollywood bug. Its bite transformed her into a triple-threat, inspiring her to dance, sing, and act, and she soon made her way into drama classrooms and onto sets in New York City and Los Angeles. At Hollywood Bootcamp, Cassie combines her skills and knowledge with those of fellow working actors to introduce kids to acting fundamentals and potentially propel them to stardom. During camps, performers aged 7–25 sharpen their TV and film acting skills so as to one day avoid the paparazzi when walking their gerbils.