Take your Talent to Center Stage at an Acting Class


Roll out the red carpet, focus the spotlight, and let your star shine!

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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.
  • Star Playhouse 
    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.
  • Theatre Three 
    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.
  • Drama Kids 
    Locations in Westbury and Lawrence. 
    Classes are offered for preschoolers all the way through high school.
  • Gateway Playhouse 
    215 South Country Road, Bellport (631) 286-1133 
    Workshops and classes are offered for adults and children.

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