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Top 10 acting classes in Phoenix, AZ

Students agree: these Phoenix acting classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Storyteller Mark

Storyteller Mark

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Phoenix, AZ
I have a unique background in the theatre, psychology and storytelling that allows me to approach my students on many levels to help themlearn and retain information. I love to teach. I love figuring out what each student needs to succeed.
Tolo Tv

Tolo Tv

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Hello my name is naqib shojaee I'm from Afghanistan I have been two months here in Phoenix Arizona I was actor and director I worked at Tv I had a lot of movies and series I like acting can you help me guide me
Creative I.D.E.A.S.  Symposium

Creative I.D.E.A.S. Symposium

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
I.D.E.A.S. Symposium is a unique revelation of the true spirit of the individual artist! We endeavor through education, improvisational play, monologue critiques and recitals coupled with performance structure to enhance and develop the true individual Artist! I truly enjoy being able to share my 30 years of Entertainment experience. I began performing at a young age and later reignited my high school drama Department! Sparked a fire under the Teachers and Administration to restart a curriculum that had not been in place for over 10 years! I have a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Arizona State University and a MBA from the University of
Arizona Acting Schools Dearing Acting Studio

Arizona Acting Schools Dearing Acting Studio

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Jason J. says, "I've been attending improv classes at the Dearing acting studio and have had a great experience in learning the do and don'ts of improve and the listing techniques required to be a great comunicator. I would highly recommend it for anybody who wants to improve in these areas." Read more
Todd James Smeltzer (Director, Actor, Writer, Producer, Teacher, Vocal Coach)

Todd James Smeltzer (Director, Actor, Writer, Producer, Teacher, Vocal Coach)

5.0(1)
24+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Mario Y. says, "I am a musical theater performer, actor, and musician, I worked with Todd extensively for a few years as an acting and performance coach and he undoubtedly helped shaped who I am as a performer. Since, I have won a number of awards from the National Society of Arts and Letters the National Association of Teachers of Singing and it wouldn't be possible without him. He does real work and is honest. Highly recommend him. " Read more
Comedyschools.com

Comedyschools.com

New on Lessons
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
We have seen our students go from first lesson to national television. Our six simple steps show you how to turn your creative ideas into comedy, and how to make that those great ideas work as stand up comedy. Two things. First, Watching "the light" turn on in peoples eyes once the path is made clear. Second, watching former students on main stages and television!
Jeanmarie Simpson

Jeanmarie Simpson

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
40+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Unlocking the key to their artistic impulses.
Vocal-ease Music Studio

Vocal-ease Music Studio

5.0(4)
Top Pro
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Rosa V. says, "Learned so much!! Patti is a professional and a great communicator. " Read more
Studio VaVaVoom LLC

Studio VaVaVoom LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
16+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
King says, "I enjoy the friendships I have made over the last several years and the fact that all classes are inclusive of body types, ages, genders, and abilities. " Read more
Studio VaVaVoom

Studio VaVaVoom

5.0Exceptional(12)
1 hire on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Carly G. says, "Caring professional instructors and staff who value your dance, burlesque and personal journey experience. Solid, long standing reputation, fun, inviting atmosphere and sensual expression. . " Read more

Your Acting Classes questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acting classes cost?

Acting classes cost $25 to $65 per hour on average for group classes or $50 to $150+ per hour to hire a private acting coach. Prices vary depending on where you live and the instructor's experience and reputation. Acting studios that offer ongoing weekly classes typically charge $150 to $350 per month.

Acting courses and workshops can cost as little as $200 to as much as $2,800+, depending on the content, number of sessions, and the instructor's demand. Some acting workshops are short, 1- or 2-day intensive classes focusing on one aspect of the industry, while other programs last 4 to 8 weeks and cover several topics, methods, and techniques.

Most studios offer a free trial class so you can get a feel for the teaching style and decide if it's right for you.

Are online acting classes worth it?

Online acting classes are worth it if you want to pursue acting and are unable to attend acting classes in person. With online video calling platforms like Zoom and Skype, you can now study acting with the best in the industry from the comfort of your own home! Many reputable acting coaches—including those right here on Lessons—now offer online acting classes and teach the same methods and techniques that they teach in the studio. 

Do you need acting classes to become an actor?

You technically don't need acting classes to become an actor. However, acting classes can help you gain confidence, learn new methods and techniques, analyze scenes and scripts, and build new industry connections and relationships. Acting classes can also teach you about the business side of acting, which is as important as acting itself.

How long do acting classes take?

Acting class length varies depending on the studio and the type of class. Some studios have 2-hour classes, while others have classes lasting 3 to 5 hours. Depending on the location, acting classes may be offered in several formats, such as ongoing weekly classes, weekend intensive workshops, and training programs that can run anywhere from 2 to 8+ weeks.

What skills do you need to be an actor?

While the necessary skillset varies depending on the type of acting you pursue (think Broadway theater vs. TV commercials vs. film), all actors need a broad range of skills to portray the expressions and emotions of a character so effectively that they temporarily transport the audience to a world where the actor is indeed that character. This often involves:

  • Memorizing lines and stage cues
  • Analyzing scripts and scenes
  • Developing a character's emotions and physical expressions
  • Working with other actors, directors, and production crews
  • Adapting to unexpected changes and situations
  • Speaking clearly and adjusting one's voice to align with the character
  • Learning and developing different acting methods and techniques
  • Being comfortable in front of an audience or camera

Reviews for Phoenix acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Phoenix area.
Tracy B.
Michael took Improv and acting lessons at Dearing. He enjoyed his teachers as well as creating great friendships!
Arizona Acting Schools Dearing Acting Studio
Fran L.
Taking piano lessons from Patti is something I look forward to each week. I am committed to practice every day for an hour & a half. And although I will probably never play in Carnegie Hall, I will be able to play carols, oldies but goodies and in general enjoy the music! Patti is making it an enjoyable and attainable experience for me! I recommend taking lessons the way Patti teaches them whether you are young or older (like I am!).
Vocal-ease Music Studio
Lily M.
Studio VaVaVoom is a great dance studio with friendly employees. They put together fantastic choreography & costumes.
Studio VaVaVoom LLC
Lisa V.
Body positivity, everyone fits in regardless of age, weight or talent.
Studio VaVaVoom
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