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Beginners Acting Classes

“The Barrow Group was really the acting institution that taught me how to act.  I worked with the best teachers…Lee Brock and Seth Barrish, who taught me why less is really more.”
Anne Hathaway, Academy Award Winner

Note: If you are a more experienced actor and would like to learn about our Scene Study Classes for Professionals, please click here.  The Beginners acting class is for ages 18 and up. If you are interested in our Teen or Kids Acting Classes, please click here.

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Vera Farmiga in GOOD by C.P. Taylor

Beginners Acting Class I: The Basics

View: Beginner Acting Class I Course Outline
This 10-week class is designed for the beginning / amateur adult actor, and will teach you the fundamentals of the craft. The class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. No experience is necessary.  A great start for the beginning actor!

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 Sold Out
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Saturday August 1st and 8th, 10am - 5pm, $325

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Saturdays, 10am - 1pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Instructor: Alyson Schacherer
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Sundays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Friday, September 25, 2015
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 11am-2pm, 10 weeks - no class on 11/27, $495

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Saturdays, 5pm - 8pm, 10 Weeks - class on 11/28, $495

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Instructor: Mark Grenier
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 11/29, $495

Monday, September 28, 2015
Instructor: Alyson Schacherer
Mondays, 2:30-5:30pm, 10 weeks, $495

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm, 10 weeks, $495

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Instructor: Martin Van Treuren
Thursdays, 2:30-5:30pm, 10 weeks, $495

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Tuesdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Saturdays, December 5th and 12th, 11am - 6pm, $325

Beginners Acting Class II: Getting Specific

This 10-week class is a follow-up to Beginner Acting Class I, and focuses on scene study and script analysis.  After taking this class, beginner students can audition to be a part of the professional Scene Study Intensive Workshops.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Saturdays, 2:30 - 5:30pm, 10 weeks, $495

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Instructor: Ron Piretti
Sundays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Monday, September 21, 2015
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Mondays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Instructor: Sidse Ploug
Tuesdays, 11am - 2pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Instructor: Alyson Schacherer
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm, 10 weeks, $495

Friday, October 2, 2015
Instructor: Shannon Patterson
Fridays, 2:30-5:30pm, 10 weeks - no class on 11/27, $495

Read more about The Barrow Group Acting Approach here.