Choosing the Right Acting Program for Your Child

Acting Programs for ChildrenThere are plenty of acting programs for children out there, but how can you tell which program would be a good fit for your child? Whether your son or daughter is looking for major roles or just having fun learning to act, there are several key elements that can reveal whether or not a particular acting school or program is a good choice.

Actors Connection strongly focuses on these 3 ideas and encourages you to put them to the test.

Our studio offers both free on-camera opportunities to try as well as Casting Director & Agent intensives and a stellar summer camp!

  1. A Variety of Programs Under One Roof. Does the school you are considering offer a full spectrum of class options for your child to participate in? More options means an opportunity to explore many different aspects of acting within the familiarity of a single school and team of staffers. Familiarity and comfort are important when it comes to helping children learn to act. Find a school that feels good to you and your child, and which offers an ongoing selection of classes for them to experience.
  2. The Acting Business—For Kids. All too many parents make the mistake of thinking that the business aspects of professional acting don’t apply to children. Quite simply, they do. Casting directors expect child actors to be professional. This includes not goofing off in the waiting room when your child is awaiting their turn. A reputable acting school for children will include training for children who wish to step into the world of acting.
  3. Support, not Pressure. We’ve all seen those reality TV shows where seemingly obsessed parents drag their children around. An acting program you can trust will provide training that help not just children but their caretakers, too, to understand the nuances of professional acting. Children need support to achieve their personal best and to have fun while doing so! Make sure your child’s acting program provides compassionate guidance.

With these tips in mind, you will be able to screen for the best acting program for kids. Take a look at the variety of programs for children and teens that we offer. Be sure to explore our seminars as well to learn more about the business of acting. Your child will benefit from your due diligence. And you will help him or her start their acting career off on a healthy, happy and positive note.

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