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Top 10 acting classes in New York, NY

Students agree: these New York acting classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Han Van Sciver

Han Van Sciver

5.0(1)
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Jen W. says, "Han is excellent - truly an excellent teacher! I really appreciate the time and patience they put into our sessions. Highly recommend." Read more
Melvin James Filmworks

Melvin James Filmworks

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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.
John Leone Voice Lessons And Acting Studio

John Leone Voice Lessons And Acting Studio

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
Lisa R. says, "John Leone is the most wonderful teacher I've ever had! He is kind, patient, and charismatic. It is so cool to work with a true Broadway actor -- I know he knows what he's talking about because he's actually done it for a living! I give John the highest possible recommendation. " Read more
DPRdance Company

DPRdance Company

5.0(2)
Offers online services
Serves New York, NY
Charlie S. says, "Good dance lessons for my daughter. Instructors nice and professional. You save money by buying classes in advance or doing group lessons." Read more
Ramos Private Studio

Ramos Private Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Hi! I teach private lessons in acting, singing, guitar, piano, violin, cello, and bass. I love giving private students the tools to reach their goals and I like seeing the joy in their faces when they accomplish something new. I hold my students to high standards and I set high expectations.
Grace Music Studio NY

Grace Music Studio NY

5.0(3)
Top Pro
Offers online services
12 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Sylvie B. says, "Ms Julia is a lovely, dedicated and patient teacher." Read more
David Wenzel

David Wenzel

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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
Shirley Beth  - Acting /Elite Performance Coaching

Shirley Beth - Acting /Elite Performance Coaching

4.8Excellent(5)
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Scott A. says, ""I must say that I was skeptical at first, because the type of exercises presented reminded me of the 'artsy fartsy' stuff I thought was useless when I was a much younger actor. Welll.....HOW WRONG I WAS! Because of my encounter with Beth, I have now become an even better actor as I fully realize how important it is to fully release oneself on a stage. It was cleansing, cathartic even, as I found emotion and physicality within me that I never knew existed. I can't wait to work with her again." Scott Zimmerman. Actor." Read more
Vanessa Spica Voice Studio

Vanessa Spica Voice Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I am a professional singer and voice teacher. I work as a teaching artist and voice teacher with renowned companies such as: Inside Broadway, Acting Out! Brooklyn's Premiere Acting School, Camp Broadway, Kathryn Brickell Music, and New York City Children's Theatre. I am also a certified VIP (vocology in practice) teacher. I have been running my own vocal studio for 9 years. I love teaching my craft and I'm very passionate about healthy singing. I firmly believe that armed with the proper knowledge and tools anyone can learn to sing! I specialize in children, teens, and adult beginners. It has been proven that children who study music are happ...
Sublime Dance & Fitness

Sublime Dance & Fitness

New on Lessons
11 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Welcome! My teaching focuses on my student's strengths and reasons for learning. I ensure that students are taught from a personalized curriculum that brings them closer to their goals while emphasizing the music fundamentals that will prepare and enrich them for life. I am passionate about dance, choreography, and events planner. I believe I can engage any curious or dedicated student with this eclectic mix of perspectives and experience for over 20 years. Please contact me for more information 201-362-7800

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 New York acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Sally B.
I loved the personal attention I got from my DPRdance Lessons. I spent time one on one with an instructor who developed our lesson plans for my personal needs! At one point I wanted to bring friends in for a group lesson, and they set the class up for me no problem!
DPRdance Company
Heather F.
While working as a professional Broadway performer I had the honor to train with Julia. The sessions were very challenging at first because I needed to retrain my breath, relax facial muscles and work on everything from creating sound. Julia's detail to technique allowed me to blossom and find my authentic voice. Her approach to singing is fun but spiritual at the same time. In all my years of vocal training, Julia was by far the most inspiring and liberating teacher I had. Take a risk -you just might find your voice.
Grace Music Studio NY
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
Jessie F.
"Beth pushed me to take take on the most bold step on stage in my entire life." -Jessie Fahay.
Shirley beth - acting /Elite Performance Coaching
Ariana A.
Nicole tailors her feedback based on your goals and current standing in your training. She is great at providing guide points for expanding your craft and helping you feel successful while moving forward.
Musical Theatre Triple-Threat Training
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