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Top 10 acting classes in Aurora, IL

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Coaching With Marge!

Coaching With Marge!

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Hello. I am the Artistic Director of Steel Beam Theatre in St Charles IL which is a professional non-Equity theatre. I have been a director, teacher and acting coach for years in the Chicago area. I’ve directed over 140 plays and coached countless actors for auditions, characterization building and role development for plays and small films. I love working with beginning and experienced actors alike and develop a rapport that works with each actor’s individual needs. It has been my privilege to work with Emmy and, locally, Jefferson Award winners alike....
LP Entertainment & Consulting

LP Entertainment & Consulting

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Lynette P. says, "Lisa is wonderful. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and is motivated to practice and do homework on her own. As a parent new to this, Lisa is kind and patient and very positive. She motivates my daughter to try new things and explore her skill set with confidence. Lisa is very experienced and knowledgeable, and her willingness to share what she knows with me as a parent and my daughter as her student has made this such a great experience." Read more
JJ Studios

JJ Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Hi. Im an acting and vocal coach in Chicago. I work with students all over the country and even have students overseas.
LaVie Acting

LaVie Acting

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Laine W. says, "Yvia has a way of making you feel so comfortable and I really enjoy working with her. I am learning so much about acting and about myself. It has been a really wonderful experience. I think the world of Yvia." Read more
The Art Of Emotion

The Art Of Emotion

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
I thinks it's import that the actor is in control of their character at all times. I love talking to an actor openly about their life experiences and how it relates to the character! One of my mentors has been James Mangold. He's well know for directing, "Walk the Line" and "The Greatest Showman." I love the relationship that happens between the Actor & Director. It wasn't until I watched James work so hard with all of his actors to achieve real life into each character. I love the process!...
Mr. ODonnell

Mr. ODonnell

New on Lessons
Offers online services
42+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
40 Years of practical experience in front and behind the scenes in Ttheate,r film TV.. Also very passionate about working with people with special needs Mental, Physical or Emmotional. From 1 -111 years old
Siyata Work From Home LLC

Siyata Work From Home LLC

New on Lessons
Offers online services
22+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
My services stand out because im a 1 stop shop for employment, marketing, branding promotions, sports trainer,business consultant,math/English/history/tutor, commercials,filming,couching, customer service, driving instructor, wedding officiant, counselor and with over 25yrs of experience i believe our company can assist one temporary obstacle at a time. What I love most about what I do and services offered is it helps people. My goal and ambition is to assist many people I can in areas I specialize in.
The Studio Of Mary Barrios

The Studio Of Mary Barrios

5.0Exceptional(6)
4 hires on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Carrie H. says, "Mary is a wonderful teacher, patient, and kind. She teaches my 9 yr old daughter. These are my daughter's first lessons and I'm so impressed with how well she's doing in such a short time. Thanks to Mary!" Read more
Raksanna Productions

Raksanna Productions

5.0(3)
6 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Michelle G. says, "Positive energy! " Read more
Kate Schiliro - Vocal Coach And Audition Coach

Kate Schiliro - Vocal Coach And Audition Coach

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Rachele P. says, "She went really in depth with my monologue preparation and we explored lots of different ways of looking at the text. I enjoyed the pace that we took through the whole process. I felt very prepared and confident in my material. As with singing, we delved into some warm ups that were unfamiliar to me but helpful in improving my voice. I felt that I was able to sing my audition songs better because of them. She was a great coach and I got into the program I'm in because of her! Thanks so much Kate!!" 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 Aurora acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Aurora area.
Lynette P.
Lisa is knowledgeable and is willing to take the time to really teach and inspire her students. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and is motivated at the end of the session to continue practicing on her own. Lisa has taken the time to walk me through every aspect of getting my daughter ready for her future. Her kindness, knowledge and patience has helped both my daughter and me navigate through the world of acting, dancing, singing and modeling.
LP entertainment & consulting
Vicki R.
Mary is my daughter's voice teacher. She is wonderful! Very patient and encouraging. She pushes my daughter just far enough out of her comfort zone to help her grow. Since working with Mary I have noticed a huge improvement in my daughter's singing and overall confidence! Mary gives my daughter a CD with the songs she is working on, has a microphone and great sound system and has even recorded My daughter singing which she uses as a teaching tool to point out strengths and areas to work on! I have been very impressed with Mary and highly recommend her!
The Studio of Mary Barrios
Sedi S.
Everything
Raksanna Productions
Kayla
She is very patient and kind. She does a really good job of explaining things and is not afraid to correct you when you’re doing something wrong, but she does it in a kind away. I would highly recommend her!
Kate Schiliro - Vocal Coach and Audition Coach
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