SEATTLE ACTING CLASSES



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ACTING FUNDAMENTALS SERIES

There are six classes in the ACTING FUNDAMENTALS SERIES. You can take them individually just for fun, or take all six to earn an ACTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE.  This series is for adults 18 and older. 


ACTING 101 ⟾ starts 5/13

MAY/JUNE CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

In this fun four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform short scenes. Whether you’re looking for a class just for fun, or have aspirations to some day act in movies or on stage, all levels are welcome. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

 

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Class #160818
ACTING 101 - SUNDAY CLASS
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 3pm-5pm
5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Age range: 18 and older.
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 13


ACTING 101 ⟾ starts on 6/24

JUNE/JULY CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAYS

In this fun four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform short scenes. Whether you’re looking for a class just for fun, or have aspirations to some day act in movies or on stage, all levels are welcome. For students 18 and older.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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Class #54085
ACTING 101 - SUNDAY AFTERNOONS
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 3:30pm-5:30pm 

6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15

University of Washington campus
Age range: Adults 18 and older
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 15


ACTING 101 ⟾ starts on 6/26

JUNE/JULY CLASS – MEETS ON TUESDAYS

In this fun four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform short scenes. Whether you’re looking for a class just for fun, or have aspirations to some day act in movies or on stage, all levels are welcome. For students 18 and older.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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Class #17383
ACTING 101 - TUESDAY CLASS

Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm

Final meeting lasts till 8:30pm
6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17 (four meetings)

Age range: 18 and older.
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces open: 12


ACTING 102 ⟾ starts 5/09

MAY CLASS – MEETS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Acting 102 is a follow-up class for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. We’ll focus on objective (figuring out what our characters want or need), motivation, and backstory. You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class #30113 : ACTING 102
Spring 2018 - Wed. night class
Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm
May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30
Tuition: $156 +$10 reg. fee
Seattle - Greenwood Center
Max. Enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14


ACTING 102 ⟾ starts 5/13

MAY/JUNE CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAYS

Acting 102 is a follow-up class for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. We’ll focus on objective (figuring out what our characters want or need), motivation, and backstory. You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class #19285:
ACTING 102 SUNDAY CLASS
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
3:30pm-5:30pm

5/13, 5/20, 5/27,6/3 (Four meetings)

University of Washington campus
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 11


ACTING 102 ⟾ starts 5/13

MAY/JUNE CLASS – SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

Acting 102 is a follow-up class for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class #160818
ACTING 101 - SUNDAY CLASS
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 3pm-5pm
5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Age range: 18 and older.
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 13


ACTING 103: ACTING WITH EMOTION ⟾ starts 6/24 (Sundays)

In ACTING 103 (ACTING WITH EMOTION), we’ll do some  improv, group exercises and scene work exploring a range of emotions, including anger, fear, love,  happiness, sadness and more, focusing on expanding our range as actors and moving beyond the pretense of emotion. If you are a beginner, please take Acting 101 and Acting 102 first.  For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class #117354:
Acting 103 Sunday Class
"Acting With Emotion"
Tuition: $155 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 6pm-8pm
6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


 

ACTING 104 ⟾ starts 5/13

MAY/JUNE CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAYS

ACTING 104 is one of our core foundational acting classes, continuing the foundation we developed in ACTING 101 and ACTING 102, and ACTING 103 (ACTING WITH EMOTION).  It’s for students who would like to move their acting to the next level. For students 18 and older.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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Course 110130:
ACTING 104
Sundays, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
(Four meetings) 10am-12pm
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
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AUDITIONING CLASS ⟾ starts 5/13 ⟾ Sundays

In this information-packed workshop, you’ll learn where to find auditions for acting gigs in the Seattle area; how to find acting jobs; how to prepare; “red flags” to watch out for; what to expect in stage or camera auditions; how to find the “good” acting agencies, and avoid the scams; and more.  Plus, you’ll learn about actor headshots, reels, resumes, and more.  For students 18 and older.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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Class #17407: Auditioning 101
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sundays, 6 pm-8pm (4 meetings)
5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 11


LET’S MAKE A MOVIE ⟾ starts on JUNE 24

JUNE/JULY CLASS – MEETS ON SUNDAYS

In this class, designed to give actors film acting experience and help them to get good materials for their reels, we’ll learn a few key things about filmmaking, then film an actual short movie in class. Every student who wants to be in the class film will be in it. In previous quarters, genres have included mysteries, vampire movies, science fiction, fantasy, detective, drama and comedy.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

  • Instructor: Nils Osmar
  • Questions? See the CLASS PAGE.
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Class 17396: LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
Course fee: $155 + $10 registration fee
Sundays 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22
First 4 meetings are from 10am-12noon
Final meeting (film day) is from 9am-9pm
Location: University of Washington campus
Location: Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 9


 

 


OTHER ACTING CLASSES – course descriptions

  1. ACTING FOR THE CAMERA
  2. IMPROV FOR BEGINNERS 
  3. STAND-UP COMEDY
  4. VOICEOVER CLASSES
  5. See DATES, TIMES AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA ⟾ starts 6/21

On-camera acting is different from acting on stage.  In this class, students will learn how to give their best and most effective performances when being filmed; how to walk to a mark without looking at it; how to make the camera their scene partner; and how to make their performance larger or smaller, while staying true to your character and his or her motivation. This class can be taken by itself, or applied toward our Certificate Program in Acting

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Class #89852: Acting for the Camera
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12
Thursdays 7pm-9pm - Four meetings
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Max: enrollment: 12. Spaces open: 10


IMPROV 101 ⟾ starts 6/30

Looking for Improv classes in Seattle that are fun, fast-paced and energetic? This enjoyable introductory class, taught by an instructor with years of experience, is a great place to start.  You’ll play, laugh, focus and have fun while learning how to let go of preconceptions and let go of worrying about failure. This class can be taken by itself, or applied toward our Certificate Program in Acting

  • To LEARN MORE about this class, CLICK HERE
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Class 31137: IMPROV
Tuition: $155 (+$10 reg. fee)
Saturdays 12pm-2:30pm
June 30, July 7, 14, 21 - four meetings
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10


 

STAND UP COMEDY ⟾ starts 6/6

In three class sessions followed by a public performance, students will learn to learn to unleash their inner funny with confidence and skill.  Seattle has a booming stand-up comedy community, so there will be lots of opportunity to continue to use what you learn even after the class has concluded. 

  • Peter Greyy, instructor
  • To LEARN MORE about this class, CLICK HERE
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Class #17427: STAND-UP COMEDY
• Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
• Wed., 7-9:30pm. 6/6, 6/13, 6/20 and 6/27
• First 3 meetings: Greenwood Senior Center
• 525 N. 85th Street, Seattle WA 98103
• Final meeting will be Comedy Underground.
• For ages 21 and older only (due to venue rules)
• Short URL: http://rekindleschool.com/comedy
• Max. enrollment: 20. Spaces available: 18



 


See also: VOICEOVER ACTING CLASSES


Student Comments – Acting Classes

MORE STUDENT COMMENTS


“Hello Nils, I played Weazel and The Executioner in your movie Liberation… I also took the Let’s Make a Movie class with you few years ago. I hope you are doing great and finding time to make movies, I just wanted to thank you for having me in your movies and teaching me! I am now a full time actor in LA. Thank you and have a great 2017 full of creative films!” – Deja Soufka Actor/Director
“… I want to thank you for inspiring me to follow my dreams. I left Washington. I am down in California. I have started a television production company and I auditioned for a Harley Davidson Commercial yesterday as an actor. Everything is moving at light speed…and in a positive direction. It all started with you in that classroom at the U of W.” – Robert C., Hollywood
“…I wanted to say thank you for your help and guidance in the early stages of my acting career. It has been a great journey that started in your beginning acting class. I am happy to report that I just met a very awesome goal. I will be a day actor in the TV series Grimm this week. It was your coaching that set and codified the foundation that helped get me where I am today. Thank you so much for your help.   If you would like to, please feel free to share my story with your other students and on the website.  Best wishes and with my sincerest gratitude.” – Joey Coverson
I’d like to thank you.   After taking your (Beginning Acting and Let’s Make a Movie) classes last year, I now have had two acting gigs.   One in a movie called Sideways Japan… it was a Fox production…  and I was in a commercial in Hollywood, that was a Time Warner production.   The reel we made (in the Let’s Make a Movie class) was very useful helping me perform in front of camera and the fact (that I was) comfortable in front of camera got me the gigs.Tell  everyone to not give up and give it your all if you want to make it.   It was a slow start, but now I’m living in L.A. and loving it. Thanks again, your classes are good. – K. S.  (Hollywood)

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 Certificates of Completion

One fun and easy way to organize your studies is to work toward a certificate. For example, if you take Acting 101, 102, 103, Auditioning and either Let’s Make a Movie or Acting for the Camera, you will earn a Certificate in Acting Fundamentals.

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More about our classes

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.

Note: Our classes are open to everyone 18 or older.  Some classes allow younger students, but the great majority of students are adults.  If a student is younger than 18, please email us before signing him or her up.

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 ActingIntermediate Acting; and Acting 103 to start with.

If your dream is to act in movies or television, you should also take Acting for the Camera, Let’s Make a Movie and the Auditioning workshop.

Note: Some classes have multiple sections, which meet on different days.  For example, you can take Acting 101 on Sundays, or Wednesdays.  Voiceover 101 can be taken on Tuesdays or Saturdays.  Just choose the day that works best for you when you sign up.

FAQ

Are these good classes to take if I’m brand new to acting?  Yes.

I want to act in the movies, or on stage.  Will your classes help?  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!)  That is totally 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.  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.

What’s the difference between your classes?  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.

Looking for fun, affordable classes and workshops in Seattle, that offer high quality instruction without breaking the bank?  Ready to move a little out of your comfort zone and have fun exploring other characters and situations, and 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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