- Rekindle School offers over a dozen different ACTING CLASSES, COMEDY CLASSES and IMPROV CLASSES in the greater Seattle area.
- Plus, we have several VOICEOVER CLASSES.
- Most of our classes meet on the University of Washington campus. Others meet in community centers.
- You can take our classes just for fun, or work toward an ACTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE and an INTERMEDIATE ACTING CERTIFICATE.
- Important: start with ACTING 101 if you’re new to acting
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Are these good classes to take if I’m brand new to acting?
Some are advanced, but many are open to beginners. Acting 101, Stand-Up Comedy, and Improv 101 are all beginning-level classes.
Which class should I take first?
If you’re taking a class just for fun, start with Beginning Acting. If you’re new to acting, and your goal is to develop your foundation acting skills in a step by step way, take: Beginning Acting; Intermediate Acting; then the other classes.
Why is the same class listed on different days?
I want to act in the movies, or on stage. Will your classes help?
They’re a good place to start. Please be aware that no one can guarantee you that if you take a certain class or attend a certain school, you’ll go on to be the next Oscar-winning actor. If you want to succeed as an actor, what will get you there is your commitment and hard work (and a measure of good luck).
What our classes will do — what any good acting classes or acting school will do — is give you a solid introduction to acting, a good foundation that will help you start developing your skills and moving more effectively toward your goals.
Have you had students who’ve gone on to work in Hollywood, or on mainstream television?
Yes. We’ve have had some students over the years who found work acting in movies, television shows and commercials (including major national commercials) in Hollywood and other places. And many of our students have started out in beginning acting classes and gone on to become prominent actors in Seattle independent films, or work in theaters in Seattle. Succeeding as an actor takes hard work; our classes are a good place to start.
What if I want to take classes just for fun? (I’m not really into the acting career thing, just doing something fun and different!)
Sure, that’s fine. Not everyone who takes the classes does so with career ambitions. Probably the majority do so just for fun, for personal enrichment. Whether you’re there for professional reasons, or just to do something fun and different, you’ll have fun and learn a lot, and are welcome in the classes.
I want to be able to speak in front of big audiences without freaking out. Will taking acting classes help?
Everyone is different, but many people have reported that acting classes can be helpful in getting over that sort of stage fright. Part of it is that in an acting class, you get a lot of experience getting up in front of a group, so being up in front of people in other situations starts to feel easier and more natural. We’ve had students who were shy about getting up in front of people, who told us they were much more comfortable and confident in that kind of situation after a class or two.
You have lots of classes. What’s the difference between them?
Beginning Acting is an overall introduction to acting, and to the acting scene in Seattle. Let’s Make a Movie is a Seattle acting/filmmaking class. Intermediate Acting and The Next Step are follow-up classes for students who’ve taken Beginning Acting and would like to keep learning and developing their foundation skills. The Improv class is a fun introduction to script-free acting, making it up as you go along. The Auditioning workshop provides a helpful overview of what’s involved in finding auditions, having fun in them and approaching them with confidence. Our Voice acting classes help you develop your voice in fun new directions. They’re all good classes, focusing on different parts of the acting experience. If you are interested in several classes, check out our certificate program.
What should I wear to class?
Just wear something loose and comfortable that you can move freely in. Anything is fine.
Is your program accredited?
No, our Seattle acting classes are not-for-credit. This means that the focus is on having fun and learning, rather than tests or grades. Whether your goal is to explore acting as a life path, or just have fun and get over your stage fright, our classes are a great place to start.
So in sum – if you’re looking for fun, affordable classes and workshops in Seattle, that offer high quality instruction — if you’re ready to move a little out of your comfort zone and have fun exploring other characters and situations — if you’d like to discover what acting’s all about, in a safe supportive environment — our Seattle acting classes can help.
Our classes cover a range of topics and approaches, related to different aspects of the acting experience. There’s an old saying that “You learn to act by acting.” Our classes are designed to reflect this, and give students in Seattle both exposure to the theory and information they need to develop their acting skills, and an opportunity to perform scenes and exercises in class, in front of other students.
Don’t live in Seattle? For those who live outside of Seattle, and are looking for something beyond what their local acting schools, colleges and training programs are able to offer, we’re working on developing online versions of our acting classes. Stay tuned!
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