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Acting for Beginners

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Whether you’ve done a little acting or not, acting basics are crucial to build the foundation needed to portray any character. Awareness, truthful behavior and response, personalization, and genuine actions are explored each week through dynamic exercises and scene work.  Join us and you’ll gain emotional depth, confidence, and ease whether on stage, television, or film. 

Monday Jun 12th, 7–10pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Acting for Adults

The Actors Circle @ 11282 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

There are five areas of concentration in our on-going curriculum: Scene Study Cold Reading Interview Technique Improvisation Character Development Students are not allowed to critique other students, but are instead encouraged to comment positively on specifics within any actor's performance. Direction is given through choices, emotional development, focusing on strengths, & strong technique. We do not give "line readings". It is our...

Monday Jun 5th, 7–10pm Pacific Time

The Essence of Film Acting

McCadden Place Theatre @ 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038

How "on camera" is your on camera class? "The Essence of Film Acting" classes use a two camera/split screen format. All scenes are video taped on USB flash drives so you can view on your computer at home. Joy Rinaldi, "The Audition Doctor" with numerous TV/Film/Broadway credits to her name, has both day and evening classes. Find your film essence, unleash your talent, develop confidence and discover your power as a performer.

Wednesday Jun 7th, 10:15am–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Branding and Promoting Yourself

DBA Flappers University @ 118 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

Are you wondering how to take your stand up comedy career to the next level? Have an act but not sure how to present yourself to clubs and bookers? Do you need promotional materials, but don't have a big budget and aren't sure where to begin? In this intense workshop taught by Barbara Holliday (the co-founder of Flappers Comedy Clubs and comedy manager for H2F Comedy Productions), you'll learn how to go from asking for bookings to selling yourself...

Saturday Jun 10th, 12–3pm Pacific Time

IK Connection Method: Moment 2 Moment

Acting Class Now @ 3932 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

This moment to moment class gets you present in behavior, word and action. By experiencing your class partner, you discover yourself. This exercise will help you connect with your emotional life by being in the present with your class partner. This is a great life skill and if you are an actor, this exercise is foundational, essential and will help you to be connected and with your acting partners.

Tuesday Jun 6th, 11am–2pm Pacific Time

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Getting Booked on The Road

DBA Flappers University @ 102 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

You have an act, you have the time on stage, now where can I get booked, headline, and make some money? In this workshop, taught by Site Director Paul Moomjean (Dry Bar Comedy Special) you will learn the skills you'll need to take your stand-up act and create a workable business model with it. Paul answers the questions like What bookers are looking for? How can headline? What about Churches, Casinos, and Corporate Events? Which markets should...

Tuesday Aug 15th, 11am–2pm Pacific Time

An Introduction to Voiceovers

Santa Monica College @ SMC Bundy Campus, Santa Monica, CA 90066

Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends in the industry and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved.  In this one-time, 2 hour, introductory class, you’ll also learn about the different types of voiceovers and the tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a...

Thursday Jul 20th, 6–8pm Pacific Time

Vocal Yoga--Free Your Throat Chakra

Santa Monica College @ 23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265

NEW! Many people feel a block in their throat chakra. In this class we will explore deep breathing techniques, yoga asanas for the voice, Fitzmaurice Voicework® and sound healing techniques that return the body to its most natural way of breathing, and sounding. Through Vocal Yoga® work, blocks that have been hindering your breath and vocal expression are removed and you experience a newfound freedom of your voice.  Please read:  ...

Wednesday Jun 21st, 4–6pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Stand-Up Comedy 101

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

I bet you’ve been told you’re funny. Well, here’s your chance to show off your comedic instincts. This class will teach you the basics of stand-up comedy: Joke-writing Performance Structuring your set Even handling hecklers Following the workshop, students will have the opportunity to perform their own original stand-up comedy routine at a comedy club!

Wednesday Jul 26th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Masks + Puppets

Joy Theatre @ 14366 Ventura Blvd., 2nd floor, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Create your own masks and characters, create your own puppets and their voice, learn basic puppeteering writing your own material for a mask and puppet showcase. Additional Driving Instructions: metered street parking, metered lot on Magnolia, free parking at the Metro, paid parking in garages for Lemmle's Movie Theatre and Art Institute

Saturday Sep 16th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

Voice-Overs - Now is Your Time

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789

YOU'VE HEARD WENDY SHAPERO ON TV! Now hear Wendy LIVE as she illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films and videos!  Most people go about it the wrong way. Wendy will show you a unique, outside of the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers our there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically...

Monday Jun 5th, 6:30–8:30pm Pacific Time

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Graduation Show

Santa Monica College @ SMC Bundy Campus, Santa Monica, CA 90066

Hone your skills as a stand-up comic in an exciting hands-on workshop designed for both the absolute beginner as well as those already showcasing around town. The class culminates with a graduation show at the Comedy Store, the World Famous Improv Comedy Club or another venue.  Learn all the techniques the pros use for joke writing, finding your comic personae and POV, and making the best choices for connecting with an audience. Also, gain...

Thursday Jun 22nd, 6:30–9:30pm Pacific Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

IK Connection Method: Scene Study

Acting Class Now @ 3932 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

We are back in the room for scene study with an inspired group of actors. This class is for those with solid technique experience.  The physical connection in the room is grand! Being in our bodies, while stretching and breathing together in the same space is intimate and vital. We’re on our feet, full-body engaged, experiencing one another in real-time, and utilizing that energy to dive into the work.  We start each class with...

Thursday Jun 8th, 11am–2:30pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Intro to Stand Up Comedy

DBA Flappers University @ 102 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

Our top Instructors at Flappers Comedy University will teach you and your friends how to take your funny ideas and turn them into jokes fit for the stage. This One Day Stand Up Comedy Intensive is the perfect "sampler" to introduce you to many of the different classes offered at Flappers Comedy University, and is specially tailored towards both beginning comics who want to learn where to begin and professionals who want to brush up on the basic...

Sunday Aug 13th, 12–3pm Pacific Time

New Moon Women's Circle Ceremony & Sound Bath

Liberate Hollywood @ 13323 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Join Certified Moonologer/Intuitive Coach & Sound Healer Kirsten Korot for Moonology™ - Learn how to use the Moon as a cosmic timer in your life where astrology meets the Moon and you consciously create what you want to Manifest in your life. This circle is an opportunity to: Create connection and community with other women in a safe and sacred environment. Tune into your own feminine wisdom, inner power and intuition. Experience intention...

Saturday Jun 17th, 7–8:30pm Pacific Time

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Best Acting Classes in Los Angeles

Hollywood, movies, commercials, and celebrities are words that come to mind when considering the acting world, so acting and Los Angeles go hand in hand. There are many parts to consider if you are thinking about entering the world of acting. Yes, you could be in movies, but you could also act in plays or television. The acting world has so many levels that it is likely something for everyone. 

Why You Should Learn Acting in Los Angeles

Learning how to act in Los Angeles might feel like “everyone is doing it,” but there are some benefits to learning this new skill. Even if you are not looking for a career in acting, many of the classes offered can help boost your confidence and help with a fear of public speaking. The skill developed in acting classes can help you feel silly, confident, and think on your feet, which can shift to any field that requires engaging with others. Acting could also be a great hobby that helps break up your traditional day. For example, taking an improv or voiceover class can break up someone’s typical 9-5 day, particularly if you have limited engagement with others. Speaking of engaging with others, learning acting in Los Angeles can give you a way into a new community. The acting community in LA could be locals or people from all over with varying interests. Either way, you will likely meet someone new and perhaps someone with similar interests as you outside of acting. 

In-Person Acting Classes in Los Angeles

Various schools offer numerous options for in-person acting classes in Los Angeles. The Actors Circle in Culver City provides film and television workshops to artists of all ages. In addition, they offer scene study, improv, cold reading, and audition techniques. All of these areas are important to an up-and-coming actor. For example, their Acting for Adults class is a cold reading class that offers scene study, cold reading, interview techniques, and character development. The course is $54 and averages about ten students. It’s designed to develop and foster confidence, focus, self-awareness, and creativity and build the necessary tools to be a competent actor. Students and instructors use terms you can expect to hear on film sets to help develop the on-set vocabulary with actors, another skill that will help the industry. Students can positively encourage each other’s performances, but no critiques are allowed. 

The Actors Circle also offers Teens Acting (12-16 yrs old) at their Westside location. The class has similar setups to the Acting for Adults class offering teens scene study, cold reading, interview techniques, improvisation, and character development. The goal of the course, similar to all of the classes offered at the Actors Circle, is to expose actors to many different ways to get to the same place within their emotional subtext. For $48, teens can expect to be more confident, focused, and self-aware and to leave with the stamina necessary while filming or taping. You also get the same experience from the Kids Acting (5-11 yrs old) course offered here. This course provides the same structure as the other two. Still, it focuses on the younger actors, particularly with character development, so that younger actors are recognized for how to act as opposed to being cast as the “typical kid.” These offerings are great examples of how the Actors Circle in Culver City has something for everyone. 

Voiceovers are also a technique and form of acting that many would want to learn. Numerous schools offer courses to help master this skill. Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, provides a Voiceovers - Now is Your Time class. This class shows you how to take command of your career as a voiceover actor, empowering you with the skills to use your voice for commercials, films, and videos. It’s a 2-hour class for $35 that can significantly improve your skills. 

Acting Class Now, located in Koreatown, Los Angeles, offers a variety of classes to help teach actors to trust their instincts and impulses using their experience, imagination, research, and intelligence. The IK Connection Method: Scene Study class is split into four sessions for $180. As a scene study class, students can expect lots of physical work. It offers mindfulness techniques from guided grounding or meditation at the beginning of each session to stretching and breathing together and using your entire body to be engaged in the work. In addition, students can feed off each other’s energy and learn the techniques of method acting. The IK Connection Method: Moment 2 Moment class allows students to take their method acting to the next step by being present in their emotions. Moment 2 Moment is a 3-hour class that’s good for actors or just life skills, that helps students get present in behavior, word, and action with a partner to help them connect with others. 

Virtual Acting Classes 

Many people assume acting classes can only be done in person, but that’s not true. Online cases do work a lot differently than in-person classes, however. Online classes offer you the flexibility of learning from anywhere. You can take a class from home, on your lunch break, even while on vacation. Additionally, taking online classes cuts out your commute. No more getting stuck in traffic, finding parking, or riding your bike in the rain. Online acting classes are a great way to learn, but some disadvantages exist. If you take a virtual acting class, you will likely have to supply your materials. Also, some might have difficulty connecting in more emotion-based acting classes over Zoom, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other great options for virtual acting classes

For example, Edge Studio Voice Over offers numerous online courses. The Don’t Embarrass Yourself class is an online option for casual learners, aspiring professionals, and working professionals looking to start thinking like a voice actor to ensure you start to book the jobs you want. This class helps its student learn about the entire studio process for auditioning and recording sessions, helps with understanding the expectations of studio actors, and how to list inappropriate studio behaviors and know what to do when a session ends. You can access the class by telephone or on any internet device with a microphone, like an iPad. 

The Los Angeles City College offers a Booking Commercials, six session course. For this beginner’s level course, you only need a reliable internet connection to successfully log in to Zoom each week. This course will teach you everything you need to know about how the commercial world works and how to book a commercial. Students will learn how to read off cue cards, memorize quickly and create exciting and unique characters while maintaining a sense of reality in a 30-second commercial. 

If you want to expand your skills even more, the 2-Week On-Camera Acting Intensive with Tracy Kilpatrick course offered at Acting & Voice Studios might be best for you. It’s a 2-week intensive course over Zoom for actors 16 years and up. It’s live and interactive, with feedback directly from top casting director Tracey Kilpatrick. In the end, you will be sent your recordings from class for educational purposes. 

Private Group Acting Classes in Los Angeles

Even if you are not looking to make acting a career or a serious hobby, taking an acting class can have other benefits. Are you looking for a fun team-building event for your next business function? CourseHorse can deliver online group classes like private group acting classes in Los Angeles. You can find a Virtual Team-Building Improv Workshop for up to 40 people. Pricing starts at $500 for up to 10 people and then $25 per person thereafter. The workshop teaches improv techniques to help teams better collaborate and make quick decisions while still having fun, making the skill of improv transferable to almost any industry. For 60 minutes, teams can expect to practice listening, collaboration, problem-solving, improved communication, and being fun and silly. If organizations need any customizations to the course, there is a $150 charge to ensure your group has what it needs. 

If CourseHorse does not have something you are looking for, you can still contact them directly to plan the correct event for you. Use the contact form on their site and input your group size, preferred dates, and details on what you want in a virtual event. You can expect a response within two business hours to help get your event scheduled. If you need to make changes to your group size after booking, CourseHorse can help. They also support multiple video platforms, and there are no booking fees to schedule the event making the process simple and accommodating.