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Beginner Acting (Ages 9-12): Drama Class for Theater and TV/Film Acting

Ferrell Studios
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(25)
Looking to audition or learn a new skill? Whether your learner is stepping onto the stage for the first time or have prior experience, this class welcomes all to the enchanting world of acting!

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Beginner Level
Students will be able to:
Demonstrate confidence and comfort in front of an audience through activities such as improvisation games and mirror exercises.
Use their voice effectively in a performance, including techniques such as projection and inflection.
Use their body to express a character's emotions and actions.
Create a fully-realized character, including developing a backstory, motivations, and physical characteristics.
Understand and use the concept of "objectives" in acting.
Read and analyze a scene from a play or script, identifying the characters, dialogue, and actions.
Develop empathy and creativity in their acting through activities such as role-playing and scene work.
Work effectively in pairs on stage, including listening, responding, and building off of each other's ideas.
Use improvisation to create dynamic and spontaneous performances.
Understand and use the concept of "tactics" in acting to drive a performance forward.
Improve their focus and concentration through exercises and mindfulness techniques.
Perform a scene or monologue for their classmates, using the techniques they have learned throughout the course.
Provide and receive constructive feedback from their peers and the instructor.
Felicity Winter is a New Jersey-based actor and director. She is studying political science and theater at Rutgers University, where she serves as Director of Finance for Cabaret Theatre. She is an alumni of the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory.

CJ Knorr is a New Jersey born actor currently residing in Morehead, Kentucky. He graduated from Arcadia University with a B.F.A in Acting. His precious roles include Ensemble in The Prom and John Brooke in The Little Women Musical. CJ fell in love with theater at a young age and enjoys nothing more than watching people succeed on the stage. He doesn't believe anyone when they say that "They can't sing" or "They can't act." He knows that everyone can sing and act they just need the right training and the confidence to do so. CJ can't wait to bring his theater experience into this community and hopes he can help others grow into the performer they were meant to be.

Christopher Parsons, aka Mr. Maaagic the clown, is a writer director who has brought smiles all over the world -- from London's west End to charity shows in East Asia. His books, TV and live shows bring audience participation to new heights.  This magical teacher incorporates clowning, improv activities, music and D&D into his unique classes.   If you want to learn new performance techniques, classic acting skills, or just clown around, Mr. Maaagic is the instructor for you!

Christopher has 3 different kinds of ESL certification and has worked on textbooks and testing for TOEFL, BAN 4, BAN 6, IELTS and PTE.

My professional career has been enriched by studying contemporary and modern dance. In college, I was a member of the state theatre forensics team. This diverse experience provided the basis of my teaching style, which combines stage acting, improvisation, and original composition competition. Having developed successful afterschool programs in Polk, Lake, and Osceola counties for more than a decade, I am passionate about preserving the arts in schools. In Clermont, FL, I led the theater department at Astatula Elementary School, as well as, Florida Jr and Florida Thespians, theatre, and musical theatre at East Ridge Middle School. In addition to serving as Co-Chair for District 9 Junior Thespians, I founded Shut The Door Productions, LLC, which provides two-week summer drama camps in Florida. My passion for theatre and dance led me to graduate from the University of Houston with my MA in Theatre and Dance. I am looking forward to joining the Ferrell Studios family.   

Lysia Mogford is an actor, comedian, and teaching artist based in Philadelphia PA. She is a recent graduate from Temple University with an acting degree. Since then, she has been acting locally, teaching in afterschool programs, directing local productions and films, and doing stand up and improv. Some of her most exciting recent projects are Love is Afoot, a world premier of an all new musical, performing at a character show at Philadelphia Improv theater, and now directing a production of King Lear coming up in February 2024. Her biggest passion is comedy! She is proficient in sketch comedy, improv, standup, and comedy writing. She looks to create theater that promotes equality, changes to the traditional theater mold, and most of all makes people laugh.
Homework Offered
Students are encouraged to practice the skills and games learned in each class with an adult at home (or friends).
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students may receive written feedback from the instructor upon request at any point. Helpful and constructive verbal feedback will be given after each exercise.
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(25)
Ferrell Studios offers exceptional and affordable performing arts education and theatrical productions. We are dedicated to providing high-quality instruction to children, teens, and young adults who have a passion for the arts. Our experienced... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 53 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-12
3-5 learners per class

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