Acting >The Acting Corps
5508 Cahuenga Blvd, North Hollywood, CA | Directions 9160134.170319 -118.361442
Morning Boot Camps: Mon - Fri, 10:30am-1:30pm; Evening Boot Camps: Sun - Thu, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Neighborhoods: North Hollywood, South Valley
Trust this school, they have great teachers and substance. I like that they do not name the school after one guy, like many schools do, and then that's not even the teacher who usually teaches. At the Acting Corps, all the teachers I had were great, and there was no ego involved.
I did it all! I started with the low level Boot Camp I, then I went all the way through to the Professional Program, and I even took part in the agent showcase they put together and, bang! I got an agent. I am very happy with my agent so far, and I am very happy that I went to the Acting Corps!
I have been to many schools all over LA and in the OC, and the Acting Corps is one of the best I have experienced. I have even been to some of the very well know teachers that charge and arm and a leg... and I think the Acting Corps is better. I worked every day at the AC, whereas in certain other programs, that I will not call out by name, but you would know the names, I sat and watched for three quarters of the days I was "enrolled." The is total BS. I also loved that the AC was a Meisner based program, but they did not only do there, I know some school that teach Meisner don't even let you do scene work for a year, but at the AC, scene work was part of the class from day one.
If you want to learn how to act, this is the place to go in Los Angeles. They offer classes that will be helpful for new or seasoned actors. I started out with their Boot Camp program which is a crash course in Meisner, but they do have more advanced programs for those who already know a thing or two about a thing or two. There are classes in the day and in the evenings. Also at this location, tit's in the valley, so parking is easy and for me, it was quite close.
If you are interested, drop by and check out the place!
As an foreign student I'd highly recommend this school. My Los Angeles experience, even as an English speaking Canadian citizen, was that difficult. There are just so many damn actors here. It was like banging my head against a brick wall. Then after I took the classes at The Acting Corps, and I got an agent, and while I am not famous in any way, I am well on my way to being a working actor.
If you have never studied Meisner before and you're curious about it, or if you're looking for a positive environment to continue your study of the technique, you will find a welcoming home at the Acting Corps. Be ready to work hard, learn a lot, and have a wild ride. They throw you in the deep end of Meisner, and you WILL swim!
I love this school! There are great classes, wonderful teachers and much access to industry professionals. Whether you are new to acting or have been doing it for years, the Acting Corps will get you on track. I got into their five day a week evening Boot Camp program. I found a home at the school and was encouraged all along to be a better actor, and a better person. I have discovered who I am and what I truly want from my acting career. The teachers are very supportive and they pushed me to reach my highest potential. It's a lot of fun, but also a lot of hard work.
I completely agree with Andrew P. I am currently taking The Advanced Program and I cant tell you how much I've already learned in the two Boot Camp programs. I have taken many acting classes over the past 5 years, studied with many different acting teachers but this is by far the best class i have ever taken.
Countless friends told me to study at the acting corps, and I am so glad I listened to them. They has been in the business for many years and encourage their students, but not in a coddling sort of was, but never disrespectful either (wish I could say that about other people I've studied with).
I signed up for a BC1 (Boot Camp I) and didn't turn back. I completed both Boot Camps. The Advanced Program, and am in the Master Class. I just couldn't get enough of it. God, where to start with all that I learned - summing this up in a few words is impossible and I should say that everything I learned was invaluable and continues to evolve because of the nature of the material. I'm just going to say that it's a great school, and I encourage everyone to check them out.
Because of the training at The Acting Corps, I am confident enough to walk into any audition and give it my all. I could never thank them enough for their incredible knack for getting the most out of me, and helping me believe that I could actually do this. They have the best teachers.
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