Acting Classes

“Thank you for starting the greatest conservatory. It's a smashing success...and that our girls get to participate is the greatest thing of all!! ” – Britani Underwood, Parent

Fall Schedule begins August 19th
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 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.

Enrollment: Open. No audition required.
Ages: For ages 8 to 18


  • Schedules and tuition for American Fork: click here
  • Schedules and tuition for Draper: click here
  • Schedules and tuition for Tuacahn: click here
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Skills Learned Performance Opportunities Weekly Training
  • Methods from Hagen, Stanislavsky, Strasberg, Grotowski, and Meisner
  • Relaxation and vulnerability
  • Scene analysis
  • Cold reads
  • Character development
  • Point of view
  • Honesty
  • Objectives
  • Tactics
  • Sense and emotional memory
  • Improvisation
  • Stage combat
  • Impulse and instincts
  • On-camera techniques
  • Blocking for stage and camera
  • Utah COPA Master Class
  • Utah COPA Winter Showcase
  • Utah COPA Spring Master Class
  • Utah COPA Spring Showcase

1-1.5 hours

Audit a class for free. Discover the Utah COPA Experience.