FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ATC: CLASS FAQs

Why should I take an acting class?


“The continuing job of learning to find out who you really are, of learning to pinpoint your responses—will help you begin to fill your warehouse with sources upon which to draw for the construction of a character.” ― Uta Hagen, Respect for Acting. Acting classes are for beginning and advanced actors alike -- even professional actors continue to train. By training, you work that muscle that allows you to easily connect & relate to a character or, rather, a version of yourself under different circumstances. There is no better place to learn to be vulnerable, take risks, & fail than in an acting class or workshop. Train today - walk into the audition room with confidence tomorrow




What are the short or long term benefits of taking an acting class?


Lifehack.org says that those who train in performance communicate more effectively with others, become more confident in themselves, experience less stress or better ways of relieving it, understand the power of their own vulnerability, & are quick to make friends. Whether or not you are destined for stardom or this is just a really exciting hobby doesn’t matter so much to us - as long as students come away learning something about themselves, how they relate to the world, & how they relate to others around them - we consider the acting class a success.




Why should I choose this school over the others?


Industry-grade training shouldn’t be limited to downtown Chicago. Here at ATC, our nationally-recognized school helps to bridge the gap between the training actor & the expectations of the industry. With classes available Kindergarten - Adult, our professional space, makes industry-grade training accessible to any student.




How are your classes structured?


Classes are broken down by age or grade level and by session (Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall). Our Fall & Winter classes run once per week for 6 weeks. Our Spring session runs an abbreviated 4 weeks. Summer adult classes may vary. Most classes are taught by one teacher the whole session. Some of the more Advanced classes may bring in Guest Instructors or have a rotation of teachers throughout the session.

For more details on what to expect from a class, please contact the ATC office: 847.251.8710 | programs@actorstrainingcenter.com




Do you offer private coaching?


Learning is an opportunity best experienced shared — therefore we do not offer private acting classes week-to-week. However, we do offer private coaching for specific auditions (theatre, TV/film, college, etc). Contact us to schedule a coaching: 847.251.8710 | programs@actorstrainingcenter.com or visit our Audition Coaching Page.




Why should my child take an acting class?


If your child has gotten the acting bug, is looking to explore new challenges, or is ready to perform on Broadway or win an Oscar - it is essential to get them the right training. The best acting classes are those that foster healthy communication between instructor & student & gives actors the capacity to audition & work at the professional level with confidence! Acting classes are for beginning and advanced actors alike -- even professional actors continue to train. By training, you work that muscle that allows you to easily connect & relate to a character or, rather, a version of yourself under different circumstances.




How are your workshops structured?


Most workshops here at ATC are one or two-day workshops, usually about 4 hours long (each day). Most workshops feature a guest instructor - a professional working in the industry such as: a casting director, a talent agent, a working actor, artistic director of a theatre, etc. Our workshops are purely education & are in no way a guarantee of employment. Most workshops require some work before coming into class. Materials to prepare are usually emailed out a couple of days in advance to simulate the true timeline given to working actors receiving a script for an audition. It is integral to come as prepared as possible to these workshops - as prepared as you would be for a real audition. You are welcome to bring in a headshot/resume for a workshop, although there is no guarantee the instructor will collect them.





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Acting Classes for Teens Chicago

programs@actorstrainingcenter.com
1159 Wilmette Ave, Suite 8
Wilmette, IL 60091
847.251.8710

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