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ACT

ACTING first!  Whether you are a ballerina or a pop vocalist, you have a role. Understanding that role in terms of acting is crucial to each performer’s development. It is also why our students will always interview and audition well! We offer acting classes for children, teens, and professional adults, as well as classes for every acting medium—stage to screen.  
 
Our training offers students the opportunity to explore the many opportunities acting provides – beyond the stage or screen. Actor training sharpens critical thinking skills, teaches students how to think on their feet, and shows how to research and market themselves for a role or job! Our weekly classes, intensives, and private coaching sessions have proven to be successful locally as well as internationally from school plays to full-scale feature films. 

 

Acting First

Founder and Director of our Acting Discipline Chair, Beth C. Hall, discusses the philosophy behind “Acting First” and how we train versatile actors. PAL offers many group classes, but we can also assist with taping auditions, setting up headshots, and more!

CLASSES

Acting All-Inclusive - Youth

 We all start somewhere. Our all-inclusive training class offers a well-rounded versatile training for stage and on-camera. Students will cover methodology, technique for the following: auditions/on- camera/commercial/feature film & TV. Scene analysis, character attack, visual storytelling, actor preparation philosophy are covered. Students also learn a melding of techniques called "front loading." Students will perform and be taped. Enrolled students will receive discounts for workshops and intensives. Actors need to be versatile and need to learn the fundamentals of acting not just how to be in a production. This drop-in class is perfect for new comers as well as experienced actors. Ages 10-13

Acting All-Inclusive - Teen

We all start somewhere. Our all-inclusive training class offers a well-rounded versatile training for stage and on-camera. Students will cover methodology, techniques for the following: auditions/on-camera/commercial/feature film & TV. Scene analysis, character attack, visual storytelling, actor preparation philosophy are covered. Students also learn a melding of techniques called "front-loading." Students will perform and be taped. Enrolled students will receive discounts for workshops and intensives. Actors need to be versatile and need to learn the fundamentals of acting not just how to be in production. This drop-in class is perfect for newcomers as well as experienced actors.

Shooting Stars - Youth Drama and Imagination Development

This class is for kiddos ages 5-9.  Using play the students learn to explore within boundaries,  create characters, improv, and also the expectations of children in a theatrical or on camera setting.  We teach the nuts and bolts and then get a little nutty!