Online Acting Classes for Teens

Begins in November 7th/8th 
Spaces still available. 

acting classes for teens Our online classes are designed to be a place of encouragement, support, and community for young artists. We have created tons of exciting, fun, and creative exercises that really engage with students on the digital platform.

We have students from all over the country (and world!) taking these online acting classes. It has been a phenomenal way for young artists to collaborate with others from a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.  

Courses offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

Improvisation and sense memory come vibrantly to life on the camera using the same techniques we do in our live classes.  The focus is on using the computer or phone as cameras and exploring how to film the most beautiful work possible using the microscopic beauty of the close up as well as the fun crazy improvisational work that help actors create and maintain their spontaneity.   Students learn about objectives, sense memory, moment before, character prep and conflict.

Create your own characters and stories for the screen! Join the growing list of award-winning students who’ve written scripts based on the crazy, beautiful, fascinating world they experience. No writing experience necessary, all you need is a love for storytelling and bold, memorable characters. The Young Actor’s Studio has developed many award winning young writers, and amazing collaborations between actors and writers resulting in world premiere plays at major theaters and film festivals!

Work one on one with one of the YAS instructors on getting some monologues, audition preparation, on-camera work, or just to continue developing your craft/technique.

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A virtual tour is a chance to meet one of our teachers (via Zoom), learn more about the work we do, and ask us any questions about the studio.
Virtual tours are approximately 20-30 minutes long. We can schedule these for anytime Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM (Pacific Standard Time), or select hours on the weekend.

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Is there a specific method you teach? While all of our work is Stanislavski based, we draw from a wide range of influences and approaches to guiding our work. At it's core, we want our students to be confident, emotionally connected, and "living truthfully in the imagined circumstances." Every actor has their own unique approach to get to this point, and our focus is to help each of our students find what works best for them. We draw from decades of experience to connect students with rich traditions, approaches, and perspectives to best help them make strides in their development. 

How are these acting classes different than school drama programs? We find that very often school drama programs are focused on productions. Our work is primarily centered on developing the young artist's craft through a series of technique work, and individualized script work. 

How is your studio different than other acting classes for teens? Our community and culture. The amazing parents, young artists, and teachers who've been here for over twenty five years has fostered an incredibly artistic, supportive, and creative space. People constantly note the joyous, creative atmosphere of our studio and this is directly attributable to the amazingly supportive group of students and parents. We cultivate this atmosphere by being very attuned to each individual student and their unique needs/challenges, and how to integrate that within a larger group framework. 

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