Have you ever been bitten by the acting bug? Do you confuse all sources of light with limelight? Fortunately, here on Long Island, we are lucky to have a number of theatres and programs that host acting classes for adults and children. Acting classes will teach you the fundamentals of the art and craft of acting. Learn quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Class lessons includes vocal development, character analysis, action verb acting and theatre vocabulary along with improvisation, and monologue work. Each actor progresses at his or her own pace, while benefiting from the group work and ensemble experience.Active Listening and Imaginative Verb Expression bring performances ALIVE!
Theatre classes are a fun way for kids to build confidence. Experience in the performing arts improves verbal skills, a valuable skill when kids present oral reports in school. When it's time for college entrance and job interviews later on in life, kids with performing arts experience have an edge.
The final class is a performance to enjoy what the students have been learning.
Check out these local acting classes:
Bay Street Theatre
The Long Wharf, Sah Harbor (631) 725-9500
Offering acting classes & camps for kids this summer.
The American Art Theatre
755 Park Avenue, Huntington (631) 424-2477
Classes are taught in 8 week semesters.
John W. Engeman Theatre
250 Main Street, Northport (631) 261-2900
Take classes "Where Broadway meets Main Street."
Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown (631) 724-3700
Their Theatre Education Program's goal is to give your child confidence in the theatre arts.
Broadhollow Theatre Company
Theatre locations in East Islip, Lindenhurst and Elmont.
Classes run year round for children and adults.
74 Hauppague Road, Commack (631) 462-9800 x136
The stage is filled with the sounds of some of Long Island’s best known talent.
Cultural Arts Playhouse
625 Old Country Road, Plainview (516) 694-3330
Be a star student at their Acting Academy.
CM Performing Arts Center
931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale (631) 218-2810 The CM Theater Arts Program offers musical theater training to students of all ages.
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson (631) 928-9100
They dedicated to dedicated to spreading an appreciation for live theatre with their a dramatic academy and workshops.
Locations in Westbury and Lawrence.
Classes are offered for preschoolers all the way through high school.
215 South Country Road, Bellport (631) 286-1133
Workshops and classes are offered for adults and children.
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