The purpose of the Dallas Theater education program is to offer children, youth, and adults professional, engaging and diverse theatre classes where individuals can cultivate a love of the art while learning and growing their craft.
The Dallas Theater provides acting classes for students looking to further their skills in acting. We offer classes for ages 8-17 and rotate Acting I and Acting II courses on a rotating basis.
Acting I is a 5 week, 10 class course aimed at introducing students to acting basics and building a strong acting foundation. Both age groups will work in-depth in the areas of movement and space, character development, focus and concentration, and listening and reacting.
The class will culminate in a group showcase of monologues and scenes.
Once an actor completes Acting 1 this winter, they will be eligible to take Acting II in Fall of 2019. Acting II expands upon Acting 1, offering a deeper understanding of acting techniques and audition etiquette.
The next course, Acting II, is open to any student who has completed Acting I, been in a Main Street Players production, or has multiple years of camp experience. This class will build on the basic foundation they already have, go more in-depth with various acting methods and script analysis and learn more about creating life-like, nuanced characters through timing, tone, and body language.
Acting II also focuses on proper audition etiquette. Both classes offer workshops ranging from improv to mock auditions featuring guest instructors which ensure a well-rounded acting experience. Each class session culminates into a showcase of scenes and/or monologues allowing students to show the skills they’ve learned in front of an audience.
Acting II is currently in session.
Acting I Registration will open October 1st.
- CLASS INFO: Acting I meets every Monday and Wednesday from January 6th through February 10th (Note, there is NO class on MLK Day – January 20th )
- TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
- AGES: 8-12 OR 13-17 (LIMITED TO 15 ACTORS per class). Your child MUST fall into the age range of the class you register for by the first day of class.
- COST: $160 ($50 deposit due at registration) ALL class fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Acting Classes are $160 per student. Your child MUST fall into the age range of the class you register for by the first day of class. $50 deposit is due at the time of registration & remaining balance is due the day BEFORE the first day of class. ALL class fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
All class registration will be done online. Registration will open on Tuesday, October 1st.
“I wanted to take a minute to tell the staff THANK YOU for an amazing week of Drama Camp! This was our 1st time, and my granddaughter, Abbi (8), felt so good during the entire process. She felt really important. All week, she bragged about her teachers! We will definitely be returning next year!” -Terry
“Caden (10) absolutely had the best time this week! He is looking forward to future auditions!”
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