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Discover a wide range of performing arts classes to unleash your creative potential. From acting and improv to dance and music, learn from top instructors and gain the confidence to shine on stage.

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Essentials of Film Acting 110

Acting School for Film and Television @ 50 W 17th St, New York, NY

Master on-camera acting for film and television at the Acting School for Film and Television. With a focus on believability, vulnerability, and projecting your voice, this class offers personal attention and private camera time to ensure your success in the industry. Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your work to casting directors, agents, and managers in a professional theater setting.

(62) All levels 12 and older
$750

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Half Term 01

Acting School for Film and Television @ 50 W 17th St, New York, NY

Unlock your potential with money-saving packages! With ongoing classes and flexible scheduling, you'll be on your way to success in no time. Join us and become the next success story!

(62) All levels 12 and older
$2,400

18 sessions

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Half Term 02

Acting School for Film and Television @ 50 W 17th St, New York, NY

Unlock your potential with money-saving packages! With ongoing classes and flexible scheduling, you'll be on your way to success in no time. Join us and become the next success story!

(62) All levels 12 and older
$2,650

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$4,950

36 sessions

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Get Your Act Together

Acting School for Film and Television @ 50 W 17th St, New York, NY

Unlock your potential with money-saving packages! With ongoing classes and flexible scheduling, you'll be on your way to success in no time. Join us and become the next success story!

(62) All levels 12 and older
$8,300

45 sessions

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Performing Arts Classes Coming Up in Los Angeles

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Acting for Adults

The Actors Circle @ 11282 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

Unleash your creative potential and develop your acting skills with our comprehensive curriculum at The Actors Circle. From scene study to character development, our classes for adults offer a dynamic and supportive environment where you can explore various techniques and build a strong foundation in acting. Join us and discover your unique way to shine on stage and screen.

(33) All levels 17 and older
$54
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The Essence of Film Acting/The Audition Doctor

CloseUpActing.com @ 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the power of on-camera acting in this dynamic class. Unleash your talent, find your essence, and develop confidence as a performer. Experience a unique two-camera/split-screen format that captures every nuance of your performance.

(3) All levels 13 and older
$225

4 sessions

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Acting for Beginners: Level 2

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Elevate your acting skills with Level 2, diving deep into character development and emotional depth. Work with real scripts from TV, film, and theater, while exploring renowned techniques like Meisner and Stella Adler. Gain valuable insights on crafting compelling self-tapes to ace auditions and advance your acting career.

(786) Intermediate 18 and older
$169

6 sessions

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Actuación en Español

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unlock your creative potential and connect with your character on a deeper level in a 6-week acting program conducted entirely in Spanish. Whether you're a fluent Spanish speaker or looking to improve your language skills, this class welcomes the Hispanic community and second-language Spanish students alike. Join us in a safe and expressive environment of exploration and growth.

(786) All levels 18 and older
$99

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IK Connection Method: Scene Study

Acting Class Now @ 3932 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Join an inspired group of actors as they dive into scene study, experiencing truth, authenticity, and connection in the room. Guided grounding, Laban's physical efforts, and partnering up for powerful scenes await you in this transformative class at Acting Class Now.

(7) All levels 18 and older
$200

4 sessions

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Performing Arts Classes Coming Up in Chicago

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Improv, Games & Risk Taking

Piven Theatre Workshop @ 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, IL

Unlock your creativity and ignite your passion for theater with this dynamic class at Piven Theatre Workshop. Discover the renowned Piven Technique through engaging theater games and improvisation in a supportive ensemble setting. Perfect for those seeking to unleash their artistic potential and explore the world of performance.

(1) Beginner 18 and older
$225

6 sessions

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Dancing to Douse Perfectionism

Infinity Foundation @ 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, IL

Unlock the power of movement and mindfulness with this transformative workshop. Release the grip of perfectionism as you reconnect with your mind-body-spirit through creative movement and somatic healing practices. Explore themes of creativity, playfulness, and vulnerability to reclaim confidence and lead with authenticity.

(33) All levels 16 and older
$35
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Weekday Summer Workshops (Ages 7 & up)

Chicago Contemporary Dance Theatre @ 1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL

Our summer workshops offers all levels of  dance students extraordinary opportunities to train with Chi-CDT incredible instructors.  Immerse yourself in a rewarding dance experience with a high level of training for young to advanced dancers. The program is designed to cultivate strong, well-trained artists. Classes in ballet technique, lyrical, modern/contemporary technique, jazz,  yoga, and conditioning provide a strong foundation...

All levels 7 and older
$940

16 sessions

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Salsa, Contemporary Dance

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Discover the vibrant rhythms of Latin dance in the heart of Chicago. Immerse yourself in the passion and energy of salsa as you learn to move with grace and style. Explore the artistry of contemporary dance and master the skills of leading and following for a truly captivating experience.

(283) All levels 16 and older
$110

5 sessions

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Latin, Contemporary Dance

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Discover the rhythm and coordination of today's hottest dances in our fun and relaxed ballroom dance class. Join our Chicago dance instructors as they guide you through the Merengue, Rhumba, and Tango, helping you glide across the dance floor in no time.

(283) All levels 16 and older
$110

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Performing Arts Classes Coming Up Online

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IK Connection Method: Moment 2 Moment

Acting Class Now @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the power of connection and presence in this transformative acting class. Learn to connect with your emotions and partner, unlocking your true potential as an actor and in life. Join us at Acting Class Now and experience the profound impact of the IK Connection Method: Moment 2 Moment.

(7) Beginner 18 and older
$23.18
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Group Evaluation Class

Edge Studio Voice Over

Discover if a career in voice-over is right for you with the most recommended class in the industry. Gain insight from experienced professionals and learn how to incorporate their feedback into your own performance. Start your journey with Edge Studio Voice Over.

(735) Beginner 18 and older
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$85.50
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Drop-In Warm-Ups

Linklater Center @ Online Classroom

Discover the power of connecting with your authentic self and unleashing your voice at the Linklater Center's invigorating warm-up sessions. Explore the discipline of stretching, freeing your breath, and engaging your vocal range to become more expressively present in the world. Join us and invest in yourself and your craft.

(31) Intermediate 18 and older
$20
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Introduction to Voice-Overs (Level 1)

Los Angeles City College

Unlock the secrets of the voice-over industry in this course. Learn the fundamentals of voice-over performance, character development, and script interpretation from industry professionals.

(786) Beginner 18 and older
$169

6 sessions

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Level 1 Intro to Commercial Voiceover with Paul Liberti

Actors Connection New York @ Online Classroom

Explore the world of Commercial Voice-overs from the comfort of your own home with Paul Liberti. Join this 3-week online class and discover the exciting business of commercial voice-overs. No need to prepare any materials, just bring your enthusiasm and curiosity!

(323) Beginner 14 and older
$229

3 sessions

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Performing Arts Classes Coming Up in Boston

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Short Sequences

Ultimate Tango @ 349 Washington St, Malden, MA

Enhance your tango skills with Ultimate Tango's dynamic course focused on learning new and easy-to-remember sequences every week. Impress your partners and build an extensive vocabulary of moves with 52 sequences a year. Elevate your tango game with this professional and enriching experience.

(5) All levels 18 and older
$15
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Conversational Tango - All Levels

Ultimate Tango @ 349 Washington St, Malden, MA

Refine your Tango technique with a blend of fundamental and advanced elements, mastering the art of improvisation and seamless follow-through on the dance floor. Elevate your skills with expert guidance, open to all levels of experience.

(5) All levels 18 and older
$160

5 sessions

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Beyond Conversational Tango Intermediate & Up

Ultimate Tango @ 349 Washington St, Malden, MA

Refine your Tango repertoire beyond the basics with a series of five workshops designed to elevate your skills in sequence structuring, musicality, technique, and connection. Dive into advanced elements while honing your ability to adapt and express yourself more fully on the dance floor. Open to all levels, with prerequisites ensuring a solid foundation for participation.

(5) Intermediate 18 and older
$160

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How to Launch a Podcast

General Assembly @ 1301 Fannin St, Houston, TX

For thought leaders, companies, and brands with a need to amplify their authority and expand their reach, podcasting is quickly becoming one of the best ways to communicate your ideas, your passion, and your unique insights to an engaged audience.  In this interactive workshop, we will review all the aspects of creating, launching, and marketing your new podcast. Takeaways Identify Your Audience Clarify Your Message The Secret to Success...

(2637) All levels 18 and older

Podcast Bootcamp

General Assembly

For thought leaders with a need to amplify their authority and expand their reach, podcasting is quickly becoming one of the best ways to communicate your ideas, your passion, and your unique insights to an engaged audience. In this interactive workshop, we will review all the aspects of launching your podcast. You'll learn the importance of well-planned launch, as well as the keys to recording a professional sounding episode. Additionally, we'll...

(2637) All levels 18 and older

Voice and Accent Workshop

Next Actor Studio

Voice is an important tool for actors as well as public speakers. The proper technique to use it is necessary for creation of a role and success in acting in film, commercial, animation, radio and theatre.  This sessions helps with speech, diction, breathing technique, proper projection, inflection, enunciation, speech remedy, muscle use, and much more. Students will record monologues, dialogues, commercials and scripts to learn how to sound...

All levels 18 and older
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Performing Arts Classes Coming Up in Washington, D.C.

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Beginning Scene Study

Theatre Lab @ 733 8th St NW, Washington, DC

An intensive introduction to scripted work through preparation and performance of scenes and monologues. Emphasis on learning effective rehearsal techniques and expanding the actor’s range.  Requires approximately 3–5 hours of rehearsal with an assigned partner outside of class each week. Taken together or in succession, this course and the Drama Workshop constitute essential training in the basics of the actor’s craft.

Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$330

6 sessions

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Kamyar Arsani + Huda Asfour Live

IA&A at Hillyer @ 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC

Join the Aftab Committee and Hillyer for a night of Contemporary Middle Eastern Traditional music with Kamyar Arsani. Kamyar Arsani is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter born and raised in Tehran, Iran. Kamyar’s musical mission is to spread cultural awareness and unity by mixing contemporary musical trends with traditional Middle Eastern folk music.

(4) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules

Improv for All

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC

Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere.

All levels 18 and older
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Performing Arts Classes Coming Up in Seattle

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Pitch Lab: Deliver A Killer Presentation

General Assembly @ 1218 Third Ave, Seattle, WA

Pitch Lab: Deliver A Killer Presentation Like A Stand-Up Comedian! Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one. Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you'll need for the session. Registration for this class will close 2 hours prior to the...

(2637) All levels 18 and older

Podcasting Production + Promotion Bootcamp

General Assembly @ 1218 Third Ave, Seattle, WA

Want to start your own podcast, but not sure how? This five hour bootcamp (plus a break for lunch) will take you through the process of podcast production, promotion, and more! First, the Podcast Production workshop brings you through the process of recording, editing, producing, and publishing your podcast. The workshop also covers hardware, software, apps, and web services for podcast recording, editing, publishing, and more. No prior podcasting...

(2637) All levels 18 and older

Podcast Bootcamp

General Assembly @ Online Class, Seattle, WA

For thought leaders with a need to amplify their authority and expand their reach, podcasting is quickly becoming one of the best ways to communicate your ideas, your passion, and your unique insights to an engaged audience. In this interactive workshop, we will review all the aspects of launching your podcast.  You'll learn the importance of well-planned launch, as well as the keys to recording a professional sounding episode. Additionally,...

(2637) All levels 18 and older

Performing Arts Classes Coming Up in Atlanta

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Sensual Stretch

Fit Candy Studio @ 1410 Klondike Rd, Conyers, GA

Experience a unique blend of stretching and sensuality in this captivating fitness class. Engage your senses with candles, gentle lighting, and alluring music as you embrace the feminine energy within. Unleash your flexibility with splits at the end of each session.

(10) All levels 18 and older
$15
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Pole Choreography

Fit Candy Studio @ 1410 Klondike Rd, Conyers, GA

Unleash your inner dancer and master the art of graceful movement in this exhilarating class where beginners and experienced students alike will learn a beautifully choreographed routine. Come prepared for an intense workout with extra clothes, water, knee pads, and your dancing spirit!

(10) All levels 18 and older
$20
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Newbie Only Pole

Fit Candy Studio @ 1410 Klondike Rd, Conyers, GA

Embark on a beginner's journey into the captivating world of pole dancing with Fit Candy Studio's exclusive class. Designed specifically for new students, this foundations course provides a supportive environment to learn and grow. Discover the power and grace within you as you master the art of pole dancing.

(10) Beginner 18 and older
$20
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Performing Arts Classes Coming Up in Denver

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Pitch Lab: Use Improv Comedy as a Tool for Innovation

General Assembly @ 3858 Walnut St, Denver, CO

Full Course Name: Pitch Lab: How to Use Improv Comedy as a Tool for Innovation What do the best sports teams, musicians and innovators of our generation have in common? They all have the ability to improvise in order to come up with powerful, innovative ideas—fast. While it can feel a bit risky in the moment, the best plans always include ample room for improvisation. Like a great improv troupe, successful businesses must rely on similar tools...

(2637) All levels 18 and older

Resume Refresh w/ Resident Career Coach Nicole Palidwor

General Assembly @ 3858 Walnut St, Denver, CO

When is the last time you brushed up your resume? The job market is an everchanging environment and consequently, new trends are always emerging in resume appearance and marketability.  In the competitive Denver market, it is important to submit cohesive, thoughtful and clean looking resumes that set you apart from other candidates. During this workshop, learn how to showcase your strengths and avoid common mistakes so that your resume accurately...

(2637) All levels 18 and older

Advanced Studio Production - Live Music

Open Media Foundation @ 700 Kalamath St , Denver, CO

This workshop focuses on advanced techniques of studio TV production specifically needed for recording live musical performances. The class will offer an in-depth look at technical direction, advanced camera work, audio and audio set-up. It is required that students of this class have studio certification with Denver Open Media. DOM studio certification can be obtained by taking the Intro to Studio Production class.

(5) Advanced 18 and older
No upcoming schedules

Reviews for Performing Arts Classes

Performing Arts Classes are rated 4.4 stars based on 4,958 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Improv, Games & Risk Taking

    Reviewed by SCOTT J. on 4/17/2024
    Amazing Instructor
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Reviewed by Tavante C. on 1/18/2024
    I took some very interesting notes on things i did not know before. Special techniques as well as emotions. Definitely would recommend the course to anyone who wants to learn more about becoming a better actor.
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Reviewed by Joseph R. on 11/6/2023
    Love the class and the instructors. Having a lot of fun and learning so much. Highly recommend this class
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Reviewed by Sari C. on 8/6/2023
    This class was fantastic! The teacher really knew what he was doing and I had a lot of fun. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to sharpen their acting skills, or who just wants to get out and try something new.
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Anonymous review on 8/3/2023
    WOW, what a class! Professor Stolzenberg is not only a consummate professional, but an incredible teacher. His ability to address each student’s needs and learning styles made for an in depth, enjoyable class in which everyone learned so much.
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Reviewed by Jason W F. on 8/2/2023
    I couldn't believe it! What an amazing experience! This guy really knows his stuff! Mark Stolzenberg is truly a unique and special talent. I look forward to more and more!
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Reviewed by Karen G. on 8/2/2023
    What a great class! Mark is an incredibly gifted teacher with a "sixth sense" on how to help each student achieve their best performances on camera. I learned so much in just a few hours!
  • Introduction to Voice-Overs (Level 1)

    Reviewed by Irene L. on 7/26/2023
    It was fun and informative. The instructor kept us engaged and offered useful feedback.
  • IK Connection Method: Moment 2 Moment

    Reviewed by Ditria W. on 6/20/2023
    I thought it was great! Everyone should take a class like that. Not only helps in your acting, but also in your every day life.
  • IK Connection Method: Moment 2 Moment

    Reviewed by Ditria W. on 6/4/2023
    Great class, I just loved it! Great teacher, I will attend more classes.

Discover the Best Performing Arts Classes Near Me

Performing arts are any form of artistic expression that involve live performances before an audience. It encompasses a diverse range of disciplines such as theater, dance, music, opera, comedy, and spoken word. In these art forms, performers use their bodies, voices, and musical instruments to convey ideas, emotions, and narratives. Through their performances, artists explore various themes, express their creativity, and entertain their audience. The performing arts play a significant role in cultural traditions, educational institutions, and the entertainment industry.

Why You Should Learn Performing Arts

There are many reasons why someone would benefit from learning a performing art. First of all, it can be a great way to express oneself and one’s feelings. The performing arts are only limited by the imagination of the artist, so there’s no end to what one can communicate and express. By engaging in the performing arts, individuals can tap into their innermost thoughts, emotions, and experience, using artistic mediums to communicate and connect with others. The performing arts encourage self-discovery, personal growth, and the development of a strong authentic voice. Over time, students may find that they’re able to reach a deeper understanding of themselves. 

Working in the performing arts can also encourage collaboration. In performing arts, artists collaborate with each other, with behind the scene technicians, and, sometimes, with the audience. Whether it’s a solo performance or a group exhibition, some kind of connection will be made. The performing arts teach valuable skills in communication, adaptability, and interpersonal relationships. In performing art, collaboration is not only necessary but also deeply enriching and rewarding. This sense of unity and camaraderie is an excellent reason for any potential student to pursue the performing arts. 

5 Ways to Learn Performing Arts

There are many ways to grow and challenge yourself in the performing arts. One excellent way to hone your skills is to take a class or a workshop. Many private and public institutions offer classes and workshops for individuals of all ages and skill levels. These classes provide an opportunity to learn performing arts in a supportive and inclusive environment, often focusing on specific techniques or styles. 

Students may also be interested in taking online courses in order to further their understanding of performing arts. Online courses provide flexibility in scheduling. Asynchronous online classes also allow individuals to learn at their own pace. These classes often include video tutorials, interactive exercises, and assignments to enhance understanding and progress. Students may also be interested in taking private lessons from a qualified instructor. One-on-one instruction allows for individualized attention, a customized curriculum, and focused feedback. Private instruction can be a great way to receive concentrated instruction and grow your skills quickly. 

Formal education, such as a degree or diploma program, is another possible way of learning a performing art. Fine arts institutions offer specialized training, experienced faculty, and access to resources that can help develop skills in acting, dance, music, or other performing arts disciplines. Finally, students can also engage in self-study and practice in order to learn performing arts. This involves studying books, scripts, or instructional materials related to the chosen discipline. Students can also watch performances on YouTube or other streaming services and dedicate regular practice time in order to refine skills and techniques. Self-guided exploration can be complemented by seeking feedback from peers or participating in informal performances such as open mic nights. 

In-Person Performing Arts Classes

There are many options for performing arts classes near you, regardless of which metropolitan area you’re located in. In particular, there are a multitude of performing arts classes in NYC. Actors Connection New York, for example, provides a Musical Theater Masterclass with Amber Snead CSA. In this one day class, students will first participate in a question and answer session with professional casting director Amber Snead. Afterwards, participants will perform two short songs for her, receive feedback, and have the opportunity to ask questions. She will provide constructive feedback using her expertise as a casting agent. 

Located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, Actors Connection New York is an organization focused on connecting budding actors with top-of-the-line agents, casting directors, managers, and more. It serves actors seeking representation, looking to hone their audition skills, and simply seeking networking opportunities. 

Also in NYC is a Four Week Stand-up Comedy Workshop, hosted by experienced comedian Carole Montgomery. Students will acquire fundamental skills in joke writing, generate creative ideas for material, receive feedback from Carole and other members of the workshop, and have the opportunity to practice and perform jokes on stage. As part of the workshop, students will also receive free passes for two to any future Q.E.D. show and a 50% off voucher for a class on PR and Marketing. 

This workshop is put on by Q.E.D, which describes itself as an after-school program for grown-ups. In a relaxed environment, students have the opportunity to attend poetry slams, learn arts and crafts, acquire gardening skills, create DIY projects, and of course, learn stand-up comedy and improv skills. Q.E.D. offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as snacks and meals, to all students. It’s located in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. 

There are also many opportunities for performing arts classes in LA. Los Angeles City College offers a class called Acting for Beginners. This course aims to provide students with the emotional depth and confidence they need to feel at ease on the stage, big screen, or small screen. Students will explore their ability through exercises and scene work, and work towards building the foundation they need to portray a multitude of different characters. 

Los Angeles City College is located in East Hollywood. Los Angeles City College offers a unique form of learning focused on community connection and well-being. They offer both “for-credit” classes, which can be counted for degrees and certifications, as well as “non-credit” classes, which are ungraded and low-pressure. 

Also in Los Angeles is a 45 Minute Private Hip Hop Dance of Breakdance Lesson. In this class, World of Dance alum Darren Wong guides participants through a one-on-one lesson in their preferred style, hip hop or breakdance. It doesn’t matter if you’re highly experienced in dance, or a novice looking to expand their skills and stay active, Darren will meet students where they’re at and deliver 45 minutes of dynamic instruction. This class is hosted by Private Hip Hop Dance Lessons, which is based out of Orange County. 

If you’re located in Chicago and looking for a creative pastime for the children in your life, the Chicago Actors Studio has a course called Youth Acting Classes Teens (13-17). This class is perfect for both beginner actors and children who have been practicing acting for some time. Participants will gain the skills to create and embody characters through movement and voice. This course combines group exercises with one-on-one instruction, so students can build their confidence and be ready for the stage or screen.

The Chicago Actors Studio is located in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. It incorporates the teaching methods of Constantin Stanislavsky, Sanford Meisner, and Michael Shurtleff. Teachers give each student, adult or child, individualized attention in order to grow their skills. 

Another performing arts class in Chicago is Latin Club Dances, hosted by Chicago Dance. In this class, students will learn the most popular forms of Latin dance—Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, and Cha Cha. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the crucial components of dance, such as rhythm, precise foot placements, and body actions. Additionally, participants will receive lead and follow tips, enabling you to enhance your overall dance performance and create a more seamless connection with their partner on the dance floor. 

Chicago Dance is located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. It has been offering dance classes since 1976. It has been named as a best place for dance lessons by Chicago Magazine and Time Out Chicago. Chicago Dance’s philosophy is one of continual improvement, no matter how long you’ve been dancing. 

In Boston, the BollyX class combines performing arts with fitness to provide a unique experience for participants. In this class, students will learn high intensity Bollywood routines with periods of vigorous cardio, as well as slower movement. BollyX is hosted by a company of the same name. With multiple locations, this particular BollyX class takes place in the Cambridge neighborhood of Boston, at a facility called Dance Complex.

BollyX draws its inspiration from the music and dance of India’s bollywood industry. Using this music as a starting point, the company created a cardio program that combined performing arts with cardio and fitness. BollyX aims to provide accessible fitness programs to people worldwide. 

Boston also is home to another dance class: Short Sequences by Ultimate Tango. In this class, students will learn a brief sequence of dance steps in the milonga style. This course is offered weekly, with students having no requirement to go to more than one. If students do go regularly, they have the opportunity to learn 52 short sequences over the course of a single year. Milonga is a style of Argentine dance similar to the tango. 

The Short Sequences class is hosted by Ultimate Tango, which is located in Medford Massachusetts—approximately a fifteen minute drive from downtown Boston. Ultimate Tango offers tango and milonga classes to people of all ages willing to learn. They offer structured classes with step-by-step levels so that students can progress quickly and learn at an accelerated pace. 

In Seattle, those interested in the performing arts may find Flight Room Seattle’s class Aerial Dance Level 2 useful. In this class, students will use silks attached to the ceiling in order to move their bodies into beautiful forms. Emphasis will be placed on alignment, lines, and technique. While no dance experience is necessary, since this is a level 2 class, participants should expect to spend a significant amount of time suspended in the silks themselves. 

Flight Room Seattle also hosts a class called Ballet Play Flight Level 2.5. Ballet Play is an intermediate aerial class that combines classical ballet and aerial art, emphasizing graceful lines and recreating ballet positions in the air. While this class isn’t suitable for beginners, it’s a great option for students growing their aerial arts practice. It’s recommended that students take at least 5-10 flow flight or flexibility flight classes before attempting Ballet Play Flight.

Flight Room Seattle is an aerial dance studio focused on the balance between strength and flexibility. They believe in a luxurious approach to learning and exercise, and provide things such as hot towels, ginger candies, and aromatherapy to students before and after classes. As an organization, Flight Room Seattle prioritizes safety, teaching with a heavy emphasis on injury prevention and risk management. 

In , Forever Dancing Ballroom hosts an American Rhythm Social Latin Dance - Rhumba/Samba class. In this class, students learn the basics of Latin dances, including techniques such as body isolation and arm styling. This course is specifically designed for students who want to dance socially. Keep in mind that the only shoes allowed on the dance floor are jazz shoes, practice sneakers, social shoes with leather soles, or suede. 

Forever Dancing Ballroom also holds a class called Salsa I - Beginner and Up. This course is specifically designed for students with no previous dance experience. This course will delve into basic salsa fundamentals, such as timing, technique, and body movement, so that participants can begin dancing comfortably as soon as possible. 

Forever Dancing Ballroom is a dance school located in Falls Church, Virginia, a suburb of Washington D.C. It specializes in partner dancing, with workshops, lessons and social events. Forever dancing also offers classes on aerial silks, capoeira, and other forms of performing arts.

Virtual Performing Arts Classes 

Online performing arts classes can be a great option for many students looking to hone their skills. Learning performing arts virtually offers several advantages, such as the convenience of attending classes from anywhere, flexible scheduling options, and access to a wide range of instructors and resources. Additionally, students may have the option to record and review sessions for further practice. 

However, online performing arts classes may lack the same level of physical interaction, real-time feedback, and collaborative experience that in-person classes provide. Ultimately, the choice between virtual and in-person learning for performing arts depends on individual preferences and the specific nature of the art form being studied. 

One virtual option is Sketch Level 1: Intro to Sketch, offered by the Miles Stroth Workshop. In this class, students will learn how to write and perform a sketch, or a short comedy scene. Students of all experience levels, from beginner to more experienced, will be able to participate in this class. The goal of this course is to make sketch writing easier, more productive, and above all, more fun. 

The Los Angeles City College offers an online course called Acting for Film and TV. In this course, students learn the basics of acting in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Students will work with partners to read out scripts in an audition-style format. This class has an on-camera component, so students will be able to share their acting style with the class. 

Finally, the Los Angeles City College also offers a Singers Workshop for those who are interested in growing their singing skills. In this class, students will practice vocal techniques, breathing exercises, performance skills, and how to interact with an audience. Students are able to perform both solo and in a group. 

Private Group Performing Arts Classes

Learning performing arts as a group offers a unique opportunity to collaborate and grow together. Participants can engage in dialogue, give and receive feedback, and collectively problem solve together. Depending on the performing art of choice, students may be able to create something wholly original together, such as a song or a one-act play. 

If you’re interested in performing arts classes for private groups, you may be interested in Level 1 Animation Voiceover with Ned Lott. Ned Lott is an accomplished producer, voice director, and casting director, who’s worked on movies such as Howl’s Moving Castle and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. This class is hosted by Actors Connection New York. Contact CourseHorse for more information on group sizes. 

Group learners may also be interested in Virtual Public Speaking Through Stand-Up!, a course on facing your fears and enhancing communication through the art of standup comedy. This course is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes long, and can host up to 30 aspiring comedians. 

Booking with CourseHorse has many benefits. Group size can be changed after booking, so you never have to worry about that pesky cancellation. Confirmation is sent within 24 hours, so you can be certain that you and your teammates will be ready to go on the day of the booking. There are no booking fees and multiple supported platforms, so you can book on the go. 

What Will I Need to Learn Performing Arts?

The materials required for learning performing arts can vary depending on the specific discipline and style of performance. However, here are some common materials that you may need, most of which will be provided by the instructor if you choose to take a class. 

  1. Instruments: If you’re learning music, you may need an instrument such as a piano, guitar, violin, trumpet, or any other instrument based on your chosen discipline. 
  2. Dancewear: For dance classes, appropriate attire is essential. This may include comfortable clothing, dance shoes (such as ballet shoes, tap shoes, or jazz shoes), and tights. 
  3. Sheet music: Musicians often need sheet music or music books containing the notations of the songs or compositions they are learning. 
  4. Scripts: Actors and actresses typically require scripts or plays to study and practice their lines and scenes. 
  5. Audio or video equipment: Depending on the nature of the performing art in question, you may need audio or video recording equipment to capture and review your performance or rehearsals. 
  6. Practice materials: This can include exercise books, vocal warm-up CDs, practice tracks, or choreography notes, depending on the specific discipline. 
  7. Props and Costumes: Some performances may require props or costumes. This can vary widely based on the type of performance, ranging from simple props like hats or canes to elaborate costumes and stage sets. 

Is it Difficult to Learn Performing Arts?

Learning performing arts can be both challenging and rewarding. The level of difficulty involved in acquiring skills in performing arts depends on various factors, including individual talent, dedication, practice, and the discipline being pursued. Performing arts often require a combination of physical coordination, technical proficiency, creativity, and emotional expression. Like any art form, mastery in performing arts takes time and patience. However, with proper guidance, instruction, and a passion for the craft, individuals can develop their skills and achieve remarkable growth.

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