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Acting for Beginners / Confidence Classes

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£195 for one course or pay £234, saving 40% for both the Beginners Acting courses. Get a 20% early bird discount on individual courses when you use the code EB20 before the 15th of December.
Mondays

6.30 pm – 7.45 pm (Acting for Beginners)
8 pm – 9.15 pm (Acting for Confidence)

Tuesdays

6.30 pm – 7.45 pm (Acting for Confidence)
8 pm – 9.15 pm (Acting for Beginners)
Mondays

16th September – 2nd December 2019 (12 weeks)
13th January - 30th March 2020 (12 weeks)

Tuesdays

17th September – 3rd December (12 weeks)
14th January - 31st March 2020 (12 weeks)
ATTILA KENT (MONDAYS)

Attila trained at the City Lit in London and went on to perform on the fringe in London and Edinburgh. He had parts on TV for the BBC and Channel 4 as well as extra work for a number of films. Having returned to university to study counselling, his aim is to use the skills he learned as an actor on stage and in classes to help others develop the abilities needed to build their confidence. Attila is also one of the LAMDA tutors at the award-winning Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School.

CLAIRE AMIAS (TUESDAYS)

Claire is a RADA trained actor. She has worked extensively on stage and screen. She also acts and directs for her theatre company A Monkey With Cymbals. Claire has toured with Handbagged (Eleanor Lloyd Productions) and Funny Peculiar (BKL) on UK No1 tours and played Vivianne in the play Women of Twilight at The Pleasance Theatre. On-screen, Claire has played main supporting roles in numerous feature films including Beattie in The Magic Hour, (screened at BAFTA as part of the London Film Festival) and Ms Conrad in Telling Lies, (with Jason Flemyng and Melanie Brown).
PQA Studios, 242 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross London, N1 9JY

Have you ever wanted to act? Do you find yourself watching your favourite movie over and over and wondering what it would be like to play that part?

Anyone who has ever acted will tell you, there is no greater feeling than taking to the stage in a persona wholly of your own. There is nothing as rewarding as holding the audiences’ hearts in your hand and feeling their collective pulse quicken as the drama unfolds. There is nothing like acting and no better time to try it than now.

Acting for Beginners

This introductory course is designed for those looking for an accessible, yet professional route to the stage and screen. The course is suitable for novices and anyone looking to refresh what they may already know. Our tutors pride themselves on a fun, tailored programme which focuses on respected techniques to improve your acting, voice and movement.

Course Content:

  • Improvisation
  • How to play the given circumstances
  • Playing objectives 
  • Sight reading techniques
  • Interpreting scripts
  • Stanislavski techniques to build a character
  • Techniques to build confidence creatively
  • Opportunity to devise your own content
  • Work on scenes from published plays

We also run a sister course designed to use acting as a tool to improve your real-life communication skills whilst developing your overall confidence.

Acting for Confidence Building

Does public speaking give you the chills? Do you dread giving presentations? Are you happier to walk away rather than risk conflict? Do you dislike going to social events for fear of standing in the corner like a lemon?

If you can see yourself in the paragraph above, then we can help. Acting has helped countless souls improve their confidence, find their inner voice and enhance their life skills.

Building confidence through acting is all about making you feel comfortable in your own skin. During the course we’ll help you challenge yourself and build techniques to tackle even the most fraught situations.

The course covers some of the same topics as an introduction to acting, but the methods and practice are very different. This is because we find many students benefit from both courses. Both courses happen on the same evening and we discovered a lot of students prefer to take both classes.

Course Content:

  • Learning awareness of your body language through movement exercises
  • Techniques to steady breathing and root your voice
  • Learn what it means to be ‘on support’ and develop a strong, confident voice
  • Learn how to steady nerves and perform individually and within a supportive group
  • Voice, Acting and Movement techniques to encourage confidence and lose inhibitions
  • Use your voice and body with authority
  • Learn not to ‘censor’ yourself and find confidence in your own ideas