SEATTLE ACTING CLASSES

  • 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.

Classes Listed by Start Date

  • Some classes have more than one section, so may be listed twice (on different days)
  • If the title is a LIVE LINK, you can sign up at any time. 
  • All classes are for ADULTS 18 and older (except for  Acting for Kids)

AUGUST CLASSES ⟾ listed by start date

  1. WED 8/1: SCREENWRITING 101 – 4 MEETINGS
  2. SAT 8/4: MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE – 1-DAY WORKSHOP
  3. WED 8/8: STAND-UP COMEDY – 4 MEETINGS
  4. SAT 8/11: WATERCOLOR – 1 DAY WORKSHOP
  5. SUN 8/19: DRAWING COMIC BOOKS – 1 DAY WORKSHOP
  6. Our other ACTING CLASSES, VOICEOVER CLASSES, and ART CLASSES will return in September!


Dates, times and descriptions!

NOTE: Some classes have multiple sections, so are listed more than once. 


ACTING 101 ⟾ Sunday class – Starts on 6/24

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. If you’re new to acting, you should start with this class.  You can take it just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

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Class #54085: Acting 101
Sunday section. June/July 2018
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 4 pm-6 pm
4 meetings: 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15

Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Max. enrollment: 18. Open spaces: 15


ACTING 101 ⟾ Sunday class – starts on 7/22

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. If you’re new to acting, you should start with this class.  You can take it just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

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Class #161498: Acting 101
Sunday section. July/August 2018
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Age range: 18 and older please
4 meetings: 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
Sundays, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Final meeting lasts until 3 pm
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces open: 17


 

ACTING 101 ⟾ Tuesday class – starts on 6/26

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. If you’re new to acting, you should start with this class.  You can take it just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

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Class #17383: Acting 101
Tuesday section. June/July 2018
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Tuesdays 6 pm-8 pm
Final meeting lasts till 8:30 pm
Four meetings: 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17
Age range: 18 and older.
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 20. Spaces open: 3


ACTING 102 ⟾ Sun. class – starts on 6/24

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: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sundays 1 pm-3 pm
4 meetings: 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15

Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Prerequsite: Acting 101 or a similar class
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces: 10


ACTING 102 ⟾ Tuesday class – starts on 7/24

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 - Weeknight class
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Four meetings: 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Max. Enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


ACTING 103: ACTING WITH EMOTION ⟾ starts on Sunday 6/24

In ACTING 103 (also known as 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
Please note time change: Sundays 11 am-1 pm
6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


ACTING 104 ⟾ starts on Sunday July 22nd

ACTING 104 is one of our foundational acting classes, building on the techniques and approaches students learned in ACTING 101 and ACTING 102, and ACTING 103 (Acting with Emotion).  The focus is on learning to listen and respond, finding a genuine connection with your characters, and bringing more realism and believability to your performances. It’s for students who would like to move their acting to the next level. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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Class #110130: Acting 104
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sundays, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Four meetings: 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 or older.
Prerequisite: Acting 101 or a similar class
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 11
This class has free parking.


ACTING FOR THE CAMERA ⟾ starts on Thursday 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

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT a Beginning Acting class. If you’re new to acting, take ACTING 101 first.

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Class #89852:
Acting for the Camera
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Thursdays 7 pm-9 pm
Four meetings: 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 10


AUDITIONING 101 ⟾ starts on Sunday, July 22

In this information-packed workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find auditions Seattle area
  • How to identify roles that would be good for YOU to audition for (and roles to avoid)
  • How to increase your odds of actually getting cast
  • How to prepare for an audition
  • The six things you should always bring to every audition
  • Audition etiquette: how to make a good, not bad, first impression
  • How to film your own audition
  • How to identify your type and age range (and why both matter)
  • The differences between stage auditions and camera auditions
  • How to find the “good” acting agencies, and avoid the scams
  • how to get professional-quality headshots taken at an affordable price
  • How to film and audition, then put it online
  • How to tell which “auditions” are scams, and which are legit
  • How to write a good acting resume, whether you’re experienced or a beginner.
  • You’ll also learn an easy and effective way of doing cold reads, and learn the etiquette or auditioning. 

As the class moves along, we’ll do practice exercises and warm-ups to make more comfortable with the auditioning process, and you’ll get honest feedback about how to improve. The instructor has directed for stage and film for over twenty years.  His movies have played in international film festivals. NOTE: 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, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Four meetings: 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


IMPROV 101 ⟾ starts 6/30 – meets on Saturdays

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

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Class 31137:
Improv 101 (Beginning level)
Instructor: Chad O'Bara

Tuition: $150 (+$10 registration fee)
Saturdays 12pm-2:30pm
June 30, July 7, 14, 21
(10 hours of class time)
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 10


LET’S MAKE A MOVIE ⟾ starts on July 21 – meets on Saturdays

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.

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Class 17396: Let's Make Movie
Course fee: $150 + $10 registration fee
Four Saturdays: 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
First 2 meetings are from 3 pm-5:30 pm
Last 2 meetings are from 3:30 pm-9:30pm
Location: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 9


STAND UP COMEDY ⟾ starts August 8th – Wednesdays

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. 

  • About the instructor
  • Questions? See the CLASS PAGE
  • Open for enrollment. Sign up now using the link below

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Class #17427: STAND-UP COMEDY
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Wednesdays 7-9:30 pm (may sometimes run late)
4 meetings:  8/8, 8/15, 8/22 and 8/29
First 3 meetings: University of Washington campus
Final meeting (performance) is in a comedy club
For ages 21 and older only (due to venue rules)
Max. enrollment: 20. Spaces available: 17


Acting classes – FAQ

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 ActingIf 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; then the other classes.

If your goal is to act in movies or television or on stage, we recommend then taking Acting for the Camera, Let’s Make a Movie and the Auditioning workshop.

Why is the same class listed on different days?

Some classes have multiple sections.  For example, you can take Acting 101 on Sundays or weeknights.  The same is true of Voiceover 101.  Just choose the day that works best for you when you sign up.

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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