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Top 10 acting classes in Durham, NC

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Screen Actor Training

Screen Actor Training

5.0(1)
3 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Durham, NC
Patrick A. says, "I know Rick as a Christian brother and a great father to his own kids. His film and camera directions speak for themselves. I highly recommended this class for your children!" Read more
Grace Over Entropy

Grace Over Entropy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Durham, NC
Seeing my actors find new levels of authenticity and confidence on stage is what inspires me to do this work. A well acted piece is wonderful, a piece where an actor has the confidence and tools to reveal something about themselves, and so, live truly and full within the world of the character is world changing.
Movie Makers Inc

Movie Makers Inc

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Durham, NC
David C. says, "I am and will be forever grateful to Melissa. Melissa has a vast amount of knowledge. Her experience coupled with unique teaching style is a wonderful mixture for success! " Read more
Vault Theatre

Vault Theatre

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Durham, NC
Henry M. says, "Felt so relaxed while also immediately delving into the nuts and bolts of what I wanted to learn. I'm new to acting, and Lauren's instruction inspired me to go further. Even better, she laid out an easy-to-follow plan and gave me some great recommendations for plays and books to read. Would definitely recommend." Read more
Cheryl Davis Productions

Cheryl Davis Productions

New on Lessons
Offers online services
26+ years in business
Serves Durham, NC
Greetings Student! Come and learn with me. There is no better time than now to learn a new skillset.
Juliana Valente Studios

Juliana Valente Studios

5.0(1)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Durham, NC
J. S. says, "I signed up my hesitant 7-year old son for piano lessons. He had already participated in more than a few sports and I wanted to make sure he was exposed to diverse enrichment activities. We chose Juliana simply because of proximity. And I'm glad we did. My son is stubborn and did not want to take lessons. However, Juliana was warm and engaging right from the start. Her studio was in her house and was very inviting and comfortable. Juliana spoke to my son in a very calm and supportive manner and encouraged him every step of the way. The first lesson was tough, he really didn't want to do anything, but Juliana sat down right next to him and showed him how fun piano could be by playing a few goofy tunes. My son slowly warmed and towards the end of the hour, he was fully engaged. Each week got better, my son became more engaged, and his progress was measurable. Juliana's demeanor and encouragement kept my son engaged and motivated. We took lessons almost every week for two years before Juliana moved. My son is now 12 and still plays the piano. We have found other teachers who are good but Juliana was still the best. " Read more
SHBELLA  TALENT AGENCY

SHBELLA TALENT AGENCY

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Durham, NC
SHBELLA Talent Agency is where we teach and empower self esteem and confidence through fashion and talent ! Here at SHBELLA we believe EVERYONE is BEAUTIFUL ! Being able to teach people a tool that will change their life forever. Confidence has definitely changed my life. When you have been bullied, you lose confidence and self esteem within yourself. I would love to give that same power to individuals that would like to take this Beautiful journey !! I started modeling and professionally training in 1991. I have trained 1000's of models !! Several of my models have walked in NewYork, Greensboro and Charlotte Fashion Week just to name a f

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

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