According to The Iliad, live theater was invented when a group of Achaeans, disguised as a large wooden horse, surprised their Trojan audience with a stirring performance of Hamlet. As today's Groupon proves, the military tactic blossomed into an art form that continues to evolve: for $35, you get six acting classes at The Acting Studio in Grapevine (up to an $80 value). Students can opt for one 6-week class or two 3-week mini-combo classes.
The expert instructors at The Acting Studio train aspiring thespians in all facets of the performing arts. Students can choose from a range of classes that cover acting, singing, and dancing, fashioning pupils into talented triple threats able to recite Titus Andronicus while leading the hokey pokey. Classes meet once or twice per week for 45–90 minutes with topics for adults, teens, and kids as young as 3. Pint-sized vibratos swell during musical-theater sessions that offer a fun overview of on-stage fundamentals, resumé building, and the audition process for rising stars ages 5–12. Adult scene study utilizes the Sanford Meisner technique to improve acting chops through the intensive study of a single script over the course of six weeks. Ballet, tap, and jazz classes set feet of all ages on rhythmic missions across the studio’s shiny floors, with a 3-week mini-combo class uniting all three styles for the Lilliputian attention spans of kids ages 3–5.
The Acting Studio also puts up several productions each year aimed at giving pupils the ability to show off their stuff in a real performance setting, impressing families and reducing heckling puppets to shamed silence.
The Acting Studio
Inspired by New York City's The Actors Studio, thespians Erica and Shane Peterman established The Acting Studio as a place for youngsters and adults with acting aspirations to focus on their craft. Along with experienced dancer Kellie Carroll, the Petermans train students on musical-theater fundamentals in classes that range from jazz dance to private voice lessons. The advanced Triple Threat program places pupils intending to pursue a performing-arts career under the tutelage of industry pros who prep them for performances. Kids more interested in dabbling, meanwhile, can meet industry bigwigs at workshops, and several full-scale productions each year grant children the chance to act alongside their peers and improvise dance numbers.
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