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 will resume September 15th, 2020!
- CLASS INFO: Acting class meets every Tuesday and Thursday for approximately 5 weeks.
- 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 per student. Your child MUST fall into the age range of the class you register for by the first day of class. $25 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due at the time of registration & remaining balance is due the day BEFORE the first day of class.
Registration for Acting II is OPEN!
The Dallas Theater Team is working on safety guidelines and a strict cleaning protocol to keep our students and teachers safe. Along with other safety measures, masks will be required.
How do we grow our acting skills while wearing a mask?
We do understand that masks aren’t the norm and do present some challenges with acting, but we are confident in our students ability to become better actors with a mask! Our Acting II class has always focused heavily on script analysis and movement which are both very important for the budding actor. Masks will also allow the students to really focus on projection and annunciation, which are two components of acting we teach in all of our camps and classes (and we will be taking mask wearing into consideration when we talk about these things during this class). We are excited about the growth that will come from this new challenge!
All class registration will be done online.
“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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