“Utah COPA is providing our children with the tools to succeed, not just by using their talents, but by giving them the confidence they need to take on life’s challenges. With regard to the arts – the mentoring that is taking place here is second to none.” – Lawrence & JennyLynn, Parents
The acting class is designed for children and teens that are interested in preparing for and pursuing commercial and theatre opportunities. Industry experienced instructors guide students through the differences in acting for stage, camera, and film so that they are prepared and well-versed to take on a variety of opportunities. Weekly training emphasizes challenges students physically, imaginatively, and emotionally through activities that develop confidence while also gaining experience through regular in-class and public performances. Utah COPA students have gone on to receive roles in major local, regional and national stage productions from Sundance, to Broadway, to Disney.
Skills and techniques learned in acting class include:
- Methods from Hagen, Stanislavsky, Strasberg, Grotowski, and Meisner
- Relaxation and vulnerability
- Scene analysis
- Cold reads
- Character development
- Point of view
- Sense and emotional memory
- Stage combat
- Impulse and instincts
- On-camera techniques
- Blocking for stage and camera
Enrollment: Open. No audition required.
Enrollment: For ages 8 to 18
Time Commitment: 1.5 hours per week
Training: Acting for stage, TV and film
Tuition: $85 per month
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