About The Classes
The basic elements of the Kids & Teen acting classes are scene study, improvisation, acting techniques,
auditioning, and the business of acting.
Deena trains her students to think as actors so they will have a solid foundation in their work.
This encompasses character analysis and learning how to break down a script.
Every class begins with improvisation and acting exercises to help free the student’s imagination and trust their instincts while scene and monologue study supports students build their chops.
The students present their scenes with partners while Deena gives notes and feedback. The students can rework their scenes as many times as is helpful to support their learning while developing professionalism and tools they can use in life and on set.
There are a variety of optional specialty classes including:
Improvisation classes taught by various professional improvisational actors
How to Book the Room where students learn the techniques of auditioning
Business of Acting is a seminar for students and parents that provides a practical, comprehensive understanding of the industry and how it works. It gives insight into how to market yourself and how to get an agent.