ACTING

If your child dreams of starring on stage or screen--or if you hope to help your child conquer the fear of speaking in front of the class at school--we invite you into the wonderful world of Acting!

Acting Classes at Stagelight Build Authenticity

Acting students at Stagelight Performing Arts learn how to express thoughts and feelings with authenticity and believability. You’ll be amazed as your child blooms in confidence and finds his or her unique “voice” through weekly participation in our Acting class. Look below to see what we offer in our classes:

Students enrolling in Acting I (ages 7-9) should be comfortable reading and writing.

COOPERATIVE GAMES

Used for developing essential skills in collaboration, communication, creativity, and ensemble work

IMPROVISATIONAL EXERCISES

To develop their spontaneity, creativity, and ability to collaborate with others in a performance setting.

SCRIPT MEMORIZATION

The process of learning and committing lines of dialogue to memory from a written script.

SCENEWORK

Actors working together to bring characters to life from plays, scripts, or screenplays.

STRONG FRIENDSHIPS

Students build strong friendships and an appreciation of each of their unique differences.

DEVELOPING THE SKILLS

Pacing, reacting, portraying a character, script analysis, and an ability to act out various emotions. 

want to try an acting class with us?

We offer a one-time free trial per student! If you’re interested in trying out one of our Acting classes, please email us at stagelightarts@gmail.com.
(Our one-time free trial is available only during our open enrollment periods. Trial classes are subject to availability and do not guarantee a spot in the class).

DRESS THE ROLE, COME PREPARED, PLAY THE PART

  • WHAT SHOULD ACTORS WEAR TO CLASS?

    Actors should wear comfortable clothing they can easily move in (no midriffs showing).

  • DO ACTORS NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?

    Actors are encouraged to bring a small binder, spiral-bound notebook, pencil, and highlighter.

GO EVEN DEEPER INTO THE STUDY OF ACTING

Encore! Encore! If your soon-to-be Oscar-winning actor has previously completed at least one year in the study of Acting, our Level II and Level III classes can serve to help them further develop their craft. Our higher level Acting classes are designed for the serious performer, and Actors are expected to attend each class with all required materials, including the previously distributed materials, such as scripts, and an open and willing attitude to work hard in class. 

Dramatic Acting
Scenework and Monologues
Character work
Heightened Focus
Improvisation

 

Script Analysis
Cold Readings

As our Level II and III Acting classes require a slightly elevated skill level from our performers, they are required to have instructor approval to enroll in the class. If your child has completed at least one year of outside training in this discipline, please email the studio at stagelightarts@gmail.com to schedule this assessment with one of our qualified instructors.

RAISE THE MAIN CURTAIN, AND… ACTION!

It’s time for your child to live on stage. Secure their place in Acting Class or any of our other fun and engaging classes by logging in or creating an account through our Customer Portal. 
We can’t wait to see you in class!

FAQS

How much are your classes? Do you offer sibling discounts?

Our pricing structure is based on the number of classes each student enrolls for as shown above. Additionally, there is a mandatory registration fee of $30, and we do not offer any sibling discounts. 

Please click here to read more about our Tuition, Pricing, and Billing policies. 

Are there shows for the Acting students?

Yes. Acting students have their own performances:

  • One in-studio performance in the winter
  • One performance at the Curtis Theatre in the Spring

More information for our Acting shows are sent through our newsletter emails, posted on our social media accounts, and also shown in our in-studio slideshow. 

My child has Acting experience, can they take a level II or higher?

As our Level II and III Acting classes require a slightly elevated skill level from our performers, they are required to have instructor approval to enroll in the class. For new incoming students, performers who have taken Acting at other studios or schools may be ready for a higher level.

If your child has completed at least one year of outside training in this discipline, please email the studio at stagelightarts@gmail.com to schedule this assessment with one of our qualified instructors.

How do I know if my child can move up to the next level?

A feature in your Customer Portal–Evaluations! These stars represent the progress your child has made in each of their classes. In the future, you’ll be able to track your child’s skill progression throughout the year, but for the first phase of this rollout, Evaluations are here to help you determine which classes your child is approved to enroll in next season.

For more information about Evaluation Stars, click here

Can my child enroll in a class that is intended for an age group slightly older than theirs?

We typically allow for a standard six-month grace period surrounding the specified age limits. It is advisable to initially enroll her in a class appropriate for her current age group, especially for the first half of the season.

If the grace period exceeds six months beyond the age limits, or if the instructor advises considering a different age group, instructor approval may be required.

There are so many classes my child wants to try, can we do a trial for as many classes as we want?

We only offer a one-time free trial per student. Our one-time free trial is available only during our open enrollment periods. Trial classes are subject to availability and do not guarantee a spot in the class.
However, we offer drop-in passes that you can purchase through the Customer Portal to try out as many classes as you’d like.

If you’re interested in purchasing a drop-in pass, you can purchase it through your Customer Portal account under “Merch & More!” (drop-in passes are only available during our open enrollment periods).