Online Acting Classes For Kids

Online Acting Classes For Kids

We have multiple online acting classes for kids available in our Online Performing Arts Studio (OPAS).

  • Evergreen Courses are ‘Always Online Courses’ that can be taken at any time on our website. These include webinars and multi-lesson courses to enrich students with the tools they need to succeed in the performing arts.
  • Weekly Classes are ‘Streaming Education’ classes that are conducted via the Zoom video conferencing platform. (Zoom software required. Download Zoom (Free) here.)

Acting For Theatre online course for kids

Acting For Theatre – with Lauren Hillman

Evergreen Course – Always online, work at your own pace

This online course has been designed to give you tools, not rules. Some activities may help you more than others, and some may work for a friend, but not for you. Use the tools that work for you and walk away from the rest. Or come back to them later.

The course was designed to be like what you would experience if you were in a camp with Lauren. There are games and exercises that have been modified for you to do at home, while the videos coach you through them in real time.

While everything was designed for you to do solo there are some activities that will be more fun with a partner, so you’re encouraged to grab a family member to join in the fun!

 

COURSE CONTENT

  • Lesson One: Warm Ups for the Actor
  • Lesson Two: Stage Directions and Other Words You Need to Know
  • Lesson Three: Breathing
  • Lesson Four: Movement
  • Lesson Five: Making the Invisible Visible
  • Lesson Six: Go Big or Go Home
  • Lesson Seven: G.O.T.E.
  • Lesson Eight: Subtext
  • Lesson Nine: Character
  • Lesson Ten: Putting it Together

 

Cost: Name Your Price

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Free Practice Scenes

Use these free practice scenes to hone your acting skills and have fun!

Excerpt from 2018 ‘The Snow Queen’
2 Female Roles

Excerpt from 2019 ‘The Twisted Tale of Robin Hood’
2 Actors, any gender

Excerpt from 2019 ‘The Twisted Tale of Robin Hood’
2 Female Roles

Excerpt from 2019 ‘Narnia – The Musical’
1 Female Role, 1 Gender-Neutral Role

Excerpt from 2019 ‘The Twisted Tale of Robin Hood’
2 Gender-Neutral Roles

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Instructor – Lauren Hillman

About the instructor:

Lauren Hillman is an actor, writer, director, and all-round creative artist from Vancouver, B.C. She received her BFA in Acting from the University of Windsor in 2007 and favorite on stage roles include Puck (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Charlotte/Nurse (7 Stories), Amalia Balash (Parfumerie), and Maria (The Government Inspector).

Lauren has been working as a theatre instructor and director of youth productions for 18 years. She is a co-founder of Stage One Theatre in her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, a graduate of the Stratford Academy summer intensive program, and has written and published her first novel, a middle-grade fantasy called Outcast.

Lauren has been a regular instructor with Theatrix’s Lunchbox Theatre, Spotlight Theatre, and spring and summer camps for ten years and now also directs the Production program. Lauren has great faith in her students’ abilities, and her greatest joy comes from seeing them improve beyond what they’d thought possible.

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