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Tony
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23 Benefits Of Taking Acting Classes

Speaking of taking acting classes, I entertain many questions from aspiring actors who say, "I want to become an actor. Where can I start auditioning?" or "I want to break into acting. How can I get an agent?" What they don't realize is that between "wanting to become an actor" and "getting an agent and auditioning" there is a big, huge gap that needs to be filled which is TRAINING. Here are just 23 benefits of taking acting classes.

  1. They give you a base to work from.
  1. They give you a solid technique that you can fall back on and recreate time after time in different situations.
  1. They will help you to be able to access your emotions.
  1. They will help you to see where you need to improve.
  1. Taking acting classes will enable you to see other actors work, which in itself is invaluable!.
  1. You will see how other actors overcome some of their own issues while acting and interpreting their roles.
  1. You will see how other actors prepare emotionally for their scenes.
  1. You will have a good teacher (hopefully) who can give you good, constructive and personal feedback to help you improve your craft..
  1. They will make you more comfortable while performing.
  1. They will give you confidence..
  1. They will help you to know yourself better; your strengths and weaknesses as an actor.
  1. They will help you to strengthen your public solitude! (your ability to block out everything else and concentrate solely on your work in the moment).
  1. They will help you overcome stage fright.
  1. They will help you to figure out how to break down a character and how to prepare for a role.
  1. They will help make your appearances in front of casting directors and agents of greater impact and more memorable.
  1. Taking acting classes will help to separate you from other actors and make you more unique in the eyes of those who see your work.
  1. They will help you audition well.
  1. They will give you a sense of community, so that you know you are not alone in your quest to become an actor.
  1. They will give you a group of people off of whom you can bounce ideas and to whom you can ask questions and share ideas.
  1. They will help you to be objective about your work and to learn how to give yourself feedback and analyze what is wrong.
  1. They will give you a method to fix your ‘problems’ as an actor.
  1. They will help you improve your listening skills, which are essential for an actor.
  1. If you have a good acting teacher who is known and respected in the industry, you could gain (in him/her) an ally who might help promote you, get you and agent, get you auditions or help your work to get seen by the right people!.

Here are other links in this section.

How to choose acting classes and acting schools

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The importance of taking classes.

If you are not taking acting classes already and you really want to become an actor, now I hope you know what your first priority should be!.

And if you need some guidance about how to best choose your school or teacher or about taking acting classes in general just click on this hot link.

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