Acting Classes At The Playground

Acting Classes For Kids Los Angeles

I have talked in my past two blog posts about the passion and creative play I expect to see our students show up with when taking our classes. The mind-set of play is a large part of our consciousness when we are very young children, however must be encouraged and challenged as we grow up so the older actor can pretend he or she is living the imaginary life of his or her character.

We use improvisational exercises/theatre games to focus and help train the student actor not only to use their imagination but also to learn to trust their instincts as they play. What’s vital in this process is that the young actor begins to learn to truly listen to his fellow players as they create the scene. Part of this process is not denying what the other actor brings to this type of creative play.

A typical phrase you might hear in class is, “Yes, and…” or “Don’t deny,” which is a simple way of saying that if an actor says, “I’m your big brother! You have to listen to me,” the other actor shouldn’t deny this statement by saying, “What? I don’t know you!” This just leads to confusion within the improvisation and with your fellow players. We need the actors to build on each other’s statements. This helps to establish characters as we create the scene through positive choices.

The work becomes more specific and dimensional when one player accepts the “gifts” (statements) that the other player adds to the improv. In this way, the actors build the scene by creating relationships, environments, and situations. When one uses specifics, the scene begins to take on a life, and it becomes easier for the actors to react to each other. Additionally, it makes the scene more accessible to the audience.

Once again, it’s through this creative play that actors allow themselves opportunities to explore not only their imagination, but the emotional world of their characters. This imaginative work should feed the actor’s technique for working on memorized material (film and television scripts as well as plays). Although it might seem like child’s play it takes it take focus and discipline and a great deal of practice to fully develop the actor’s craft.

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113 thoughts on “Acting Classes For Kids: The Playground

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  2. Acting classes at the playground is awesome for kids. My kids are admitted there. Their acting program is quite promising. My kids are loving it.

  3. It will be an amazing opportunity to become a part of acting classes at THE PLAYGROUND. I hope that their program will continue honing the talents of aspiring actors and actresses.

  4. I really nice school for kids who loves acting. There should be a lot more places like this. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

  5. Playground is one of the best Acting school on Los Angles.Its very helpful for learn how to do Acting.

  6. this looks like a fantastic concept for young ones.
    These games seems like what can be implemented on to have a fantastic learning skill. thank you for writting about this

  7. THE PLAYGROUND is the best place for children who want to develop mentally and physically. The most important thing is to get together with their peers they and allows THE PLAYGROUND.

  8. There are no formal education requirements to become an actor but a bachelor’s degree in theater arts, drama, acting and performing, may be helpful in learning technical skills. Experience is of great importance in this career, as experience leads to bigger and higher paying roles. Skills an actor needs include creativity, speaking skills, literacy and reading skills, memorization, physical stamina, persistence, discipline, dedication, and ability to communicate with a wide variety of people.

    Step 1: Take Classes
    Although no formal training is strictly required to become an actor or actress, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that most professionals in the industry participate in college drama courses or acting conservatories. College degree programs allow students to expand their skills in various acting fields, including impromptu acting, sketch comedy, voiceover work and musical theater, while building their portfolios. An undergraduate degree program in drama or theatre includes coursework such as voice and diction, stagecraft, acting theory and stage management.

    Step 2: Gain Professional Experience
    Actors need whatever experience they can get in order to improve their skills and gain more recognition. Participating in college productions is an excellent way to bolster a resume and gain experience on stage or in front of a camera. It is important to keep copies of the recordings of these performances to show potential employers when auditioning for a role.

  9. We must encourage children of this generation to the performance and looks spectacular Verda me how you explain in the article, very informative congratulations.

  10. These acting classes definitely look very promising where the kids can really explore their interests.

  11. The Playground acting school is for sure one of the best in the country , even if your kids don’t want to be actors in the future but just the experience is worth it .

  12. wow! very nice. this is so interesting. thus it will help children to become creative person and improve their acting skill.

  13. Acting playground school is one of the best school for children to learn acting. I’ve sent my daughter there and she have learned many things from there.

  14. The work becomes more specific and dimensional when one player accepts the “gifts” (statements) that the other player adds to the improv. In this way, the actors build the scene by creating relationships, environments, and situations. When one uses specifics, the scene begins to take on a life, and it becomes easier for the actors to react to each other.

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  16. Playground is the best for acting classes for kids to learn and improve their acting skill. Very important article for kids to growing their mind.

  17. I have heard a lot of good things about Playground. Keep doing this great job of making actors of future.

  18. Wow! What an impressive way of teaching young aspiring Actors. I believe it wouldn’t take that long to see the uniqness the training might have embedded into them.

  19. Interesting article and very nice video. Must read for those who wants their kids develop their mental strength and creativity by acting skill. Thumbs Up for THE PLAYGROUND.

  20. I think teaching methods are important to teach a learner.Acting is a creative work.Proper teaching method will help to get the best talent from a kid.Improvisational exercise is helpful one.

  21. I think this article is full of with very important information. All of the information is very helpful.

  22. This is great someone wants to help kids. I appreciate their work for children to increase there ability. Keep up the good work.

  23. Playground is the best for acting classes for kids to improve their acting skill. It’s an awesome article I love it

  24. There is something I find very purifying about children acting, what a shame all that creativeness mostly fades as we grow up. The playground is fantastic, I hope the program goes as far and wide as possible.

  25. The Playground is an amazing acting school in Los Angles. They have great programs for kids, teens, and young adults.

  26. this acting school looks fantastic my teenage girl is very interested in all things related to acting this could be a good match for here.

  27. My son was saying he want to join acting school but I was not letting him to join. After reading this article I’m surely gonna let him join acting school.

  28. Playground plays important rule to make the school life happy.A child grows up with his/her friend from a kinder age.

  29. WOW!.. This is nice. I think very suitable for the kids if you really want to train them from the beginning.

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