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Top 10 acting classes in Oak Lawn, IL

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Karen Vaccaro Acting Coach

Karen Vaccaro Acting Coach

5.0Exceptional(12)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
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Learn From A Working Director.

Learn From A Working Director.

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Taught acting at the New York film academy. Studied with Larry Moss. Recently directed and produced the feature film The Word Without You. 3 projects in the works. Learn from someone in the game. 25 years experience.
Covered Bridge Studions

Covered Bridge Studions

New on Lessons
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
We've worked with over 1,000 students, children, teens and adults, since 1993. Our approach is based on a number of methods including Meisner, Strasberg and an improvisational system created from my years at Chicago's Second City. All instruction is created with the student's needs and current abilities in mind. We do not use a cookie-cutter approach. Giving back what was given to us. Seeing the results of our work in the changes we see in our students as well as in their many sucesses. And our alumni have had many, many successes. Check us out on FaceBook at My Covered Bridge....
Premier One Dance Academy

Premier One Dance Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
48+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
We specialize in individualized training small classes we use competition as a route to success and Building self confidence we build self-esteem and encourage our students to take at least four to five dance genres so they can be a complete dancer all of our students leave with a good technical Foundation to advance to higher levels of dance skills I love to make students feel good about themselves. also my main goal is to use dance to encourage. I love seeing my students smile,make friends,and having fun while learning. Also to see the students advance every year, attending parades and conventions as well as auditioning for professional pe...
Dexter Bullard – Master Acting Teacher

Dexter Bullard – Master Acting Teacher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Two Broadway directing credits: GRACE in 2012 and LINDA VISTA 2019. Jeff-Nominated twice for Best Director in Chicago. Named Best Director by Chicao Magazine 2011. Won NYC Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Director in 2004 and nominated for a Drama Desk Award. I have directed for Steppenwolf, Goodman, Victory Gardens, and at Second City. I lead a physical theater company called Plasticene for seveteen years of critically acclaimed work. I am the Head the MFA Acting program at DePaul University where I teach acting at the undergraduate and graduate level. I have taught acting, physical theater, and improvisation to over 1000 people. I ...
Darcelle Dance Company

Darcelle Dance Company

New on Lessons
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Notice: Due to the COVID-19 my lesson are now flexible for online or in person! Open to Teaching: Ballet, En Pointe, Cheerleading, Pom Pom, and Comtemporay. Bio: Growing up from my dance career I have been dancing since the age of 3 and did the intensive training when I was 4. I had done jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and West African, but what I am best at is ballet. Plus, I started en Pointe at the age of 13. I studied at the following dance schools; Stairway of The Stars, CSU Dance Team, FieldCrest School of Performaning Arts, Russell Tablet Dance Studio, Homer Bryant Ballet and The Hyde Park School of Ballet. Education history I ha...
Siyata Work From Home LLC

Siyata Work From Home LLC

New on Lessons
Offers online services
22+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, 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.
Jayla

Jayla

New on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
my name is jayla and I’ve wanted to act ever since I was little it’s always been my dream and I really need the money for my family my family isn’t doing the best in payments right now and all I wanna do is help them I’m such a nice person you can even ask the people around me u cared about people so much
ZAC, LLC

ZAC, LLC

New on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Classically Trained Director and Actor. Winner of major industry awards. Developing potential. Seeing breakthroughs take place once students get it.
Adrianne Cury

Adrianne Cury

New on Lessons
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
I'm intuitive, and yet have a ton of experience & training. I work super well with teens all the way up to Senior Citizens. I use Shurtleff's 12 Guideposts, but also imagery, & First Folio technique for Shakespeare & heightened language. I love helping those with less experience move their work & their process forward. I have a Jeff Citation, a Jeff award nomination, & 2 After Dark Awards for my acting, & traveled to Turkey on a MacArthur Grant to be in Ibsen's GHOSTS!(www.actingstudiochicago.com to see bio) I find one on one coaching to be super fulfilling, creative, and COLLABORATIVE. I love reading plays to find monologues & scenes, & ins...

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 Oak Lawn acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Oak Lawn area.
Maurice D.
Karen is very personal and in tuned with actors she works with. She’s detailed and focused on bringing out the best with those she works with.
Karen Vaccaro Acting Coach
Kassi Z.
Alina is everything you could want in a vocal teacher. Not only is she an incredible vocalist, but she has a very deep understanding on how to properly use your vocals and the mechanics of everything. She has great attention to detail. She listens very intently to her students and is able to pinpoint what their strengths and weaknesses are in order to tailor the lessons to their needs. Even after my very first lesson with her, she taught me things about my voice that I’ve never noticed before, and was able to gain an understanding of my voice. She’s really patient and creates a positive atmosphere, making you feel comfortable to sound funny, or even bad! HIGHLY recommend her!
Alina's Voice Studio
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
Kasia P.
Tad has been wonderful! His expertise and training really shine through the lessons with my children. He has suggested specific books that will address their areas of need while also keeping in mind their song/style interests and goals. Tad provides challenging yet engaging lessons that have already expanded their skill level. Always communicative, courteous, and punctual, I would highly recommend Tad to anyone looking for piano lessons.
EMMA - Elite Mobile Music Academy
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