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Top 10 acting classes in Stamford, CT

Students agree: these Stamford acting classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Howard Meyer's Acting Program

Howard Meyer's Acting Program

5.0(1)
4 hires on Lessons
Serves Stamford, CT
Pamela H. says, "Learning a lot about approaching a character and how to let myself experience my life so I am able to use it and enrich characters. He is a master of the craft of Acting." Read more
Melvin James Filmworks

Melvin James Filmworks

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Stamford, CT
Experienced Director, Producer and Acting Coach. Directed and Produced six feature films, hit television series as well two Cannes International Film Festival films and three Sundance International Film Festival films. Currently in development on new Netflix series. Working with passionate talented actors who are looking to grow in their craft.
Huntington Center For Performing Arts

Huntington Center For Performing Arts

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Stamford, CT
Huntington Center for Performing Arts is a 4000 square foot, state of the art facility dedicated to fostering an appreciation for all the performing arts (dance, music & theater) by providing a conservatory education with the objective of nurturing the creative potential of young dancers, musicians & actors. Our ballet school is an American Ballet Theatre(R) National Training Curiculum program with a trained , professional staff of ballet teachers who have been trained in NYC by the officil school of America's premier ballet school The Jaqueline Kennedy Onnasis School of Ballet (JKO for short). Our music school follows the Suzuki method of s...
David Wenzel

David Wenzel

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves Stamford, CT
Lissy T. says, "He's able to see multiple dimensions in the work of your character that no-one else can see. He's able to add so many layers that help you make the scene so much more authentic and help you create a character who is able to connect with the audience. He's passionate about helping his students grow and treats every student's dream as if it were his own. He creates endless opportunities for his students because he genuinely cares. He's the real deal." Read more
Acting Is Believing

Acting Is Believing

5.0Exceptional(15)
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Stamford, CT
John D. says, "Jeff has an ease with, and respect for, students that seems at odds with the vast amount of knowledge that he possesses about the craft. That he can relay that information in an empathetic and easy manner is doubly impressive. In an arena where there is more ego than ability, Jeff is a shining star. I can't recommend working with him enough. Do it!" Read more
Marc Verzatt Coach

Marc Verzatt Coach

New on Lessons
Offers online services
44+ years in business
Serves Stamford, CT
I am a working professional film, television, and stage actor as well as a director for music theater with over 400 productions presented world-wide.
Back In Shape Llc/ LDProduction

Back In Shape Llc/ LDProduction

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Stamford, CT
Michael M. says, "Louis has put be on a program of self compassion and energy that has brought real healing to help correct movements in my body that have not been able to perform to this level since before my 20's. Louis was instrumental in helping me lose nearly 100 lbs this past 18 months we have been working together. You will be fortunate to work with his expert experience no matter what your issue or goal happens to be.- Mike M." Read more
Lsvoiceworks.com

Lsvoiceworks.com

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Stamford, CT
Daniel says, "Working with Lynn has truly helped me to get more in touch with what I want out of my work and life. Through development and exploration of my voice, Lynn has prepared me for the next phase in my work. " Read more
Céline

Céline

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Stamford, CT
Cameron W. says, "We worked on a monologue for an audition. She helped me find my voice as the character and gain confidence going into a room full of directors. And I got called back with the monologue we worked on. Would definitely recommend for anyone!" Read more
Regina Elliott Vocal Studio

Regina Elliott Vocal Studio

5.0(3)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Stamford, CT
Sally F. says, "I have been studying voice with Regina Elliott for many years. She is a very professional, talented and accomplished teacher. Regina has a command of a variety of musical styles from classical to theatrical singing. Her suggestions are supportive and comprehensive. I have learned a great deal from Regina. I believe my sound and range have been improved immensely since I began singing with her. My daughter, who is now a professional singer, studied with Regina. She helped set a foundation that fostered my daughter’s growth as a performer and beyond. Regina is a kind and generous person. I highly recommend her." 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 Stamford acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Stamford area.
April W.
David is a phenomenal, award-winning actor and director who knows how to pull the best out in anyone, and push them to fully embody their talent. He is a champion for all of his students, and fights for them at every turn. I highly recommend him!
David Wenzel
Justine W.
It is seldom that an actor has the opportunity to work with such a gifted teacher. One who has such a keen eye to the creative process, is able to foster a sense of trust that allows the student the space to grow as an actor and to understand the gift of what it means to 'live truthfully under imaginary circumstances'.
Acting Is Believing
Brainard C.
Louis is a great trainer, the best I have worked with - and I have worked with a lot, so I am looking very closely at trainers like him! I worked in person with him and also remotely and I have lost 21 lbs and am in great shape! I work out with him 3 days a week and am very happy with the results! Highly recommended :)
Back in Shape Llc/ LDProduction
Lauren L.
Lynn encourages you to be on the edge of your ability and creativity -- she in unique in her methods and that she does not settle for less than brilliance. She helps you find your voice and unique parts of you you may never before encountered. I have benefited enormously from the technical skills I have gained from working with Lynn, as well as the encouragement along the way.
lsvoiceworks.com
Claire K.
I have studied with Regina for 3 years. I came to her with a need for technique, and to be able to use my voice correctly since I had already developed bad habits. She taught me breathing and placement in many different ways so I could implement them with any song I needed to perform. Since then I have been able to perform vocally challenging runs of musicals with ease. Her style of teaching is very focused and her education spans across all genres, so she can aid any student at any level.
Regina Elliott Vocal Studio
Dina P.
They’re very flexible and willing to work with your schedule and genuinely care about all their students! It’s a very warm and welcoming atmosphere and they do all they can to help you reach your goals. A really great place that I would recommend to anybody.
Music Theatre of Connecticut, Inc
Jeanine D.
Supremely talented, extremely bright, and very hard working — Rob is a pleasure to work with. He is a great collaborator, and does his homework, always looking to make connections and honor the work. One of my favorite actors to have directed and coached.
Acting Coach
Kelvin G.
Working with Shae has been an absolute gift from the Thespian Gods. She's been clear and gentle in her guidance, and has always worked to help me figure out what I wanted (or unknowingly needed) in my acting arsenal. She helped me develop a precise, effective, and powerful approach to the craft by using my imagination and finding strong intentions; a process of work that I can rely on for anything, from auditioning work to actual work on set. She encouraged me to develop myself as a chameleon, able to do certain dialects and transform physically, mentally, and emotionally to fulfill diverse roles. She's just: Wondrous.
Humanity Studios
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