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Start Date:

Wed, Jul 29, 6:30pm - Sep 16, 9:30pm Eastern Time (8 sessions)

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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this acting technique class:

This 10-week (fall, winter, spring)/ 8-week (summer) class is designed for the beginning / amateur adult actor. This class is a great introduction to the Barrow Group approach and foundation for the craft. The class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Students will work with ensemble building games, script analysis, and scene study. No experience is necessary.  A great start for the beginning actor!

All exercises are designed to:

  • Encourage spontaneity.
  • Foster real human behavior.
  • Help you become more sensitive, imaginative, responsive and alive onstage.
  • Relax you.
  • Change your work effortlessly and invisibly (so the audience won’t detect any effort on
    your part and therefore will feel like they are watching a real person rather than an actor
    “working”).
  • Bring more freedom to your work.

Course Outline:

Week 1

  • Introductions
  • Syllabus/schedule review
  • Theatre Games
  • Theatre Terms

Week 2 & 3

  • Script Analysis
  • Short Scenes

Week 4 & 5

  • Set Building
  • Scene Analysis

Weeks 6, 7, and 8:

  • Scene Study

Weeks 9 and 10:

  • Monologues and wrap up

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

All payments are non-refundable (unless TBG cancels a class). 

Full payment or a deposit of 50% is required in advance in order to secure your spot in a class. The remaining balance is due before the first day of class; otherwise, the credit card on file while automatically be charged the balance on the morning of the first day of class. 

Commitment is for the duration of the session (the full 6, 8, 10, or 11 weeks of class). THERE ARE NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee. 

If a student must cancel a full class (the entire class session – 6, 8, 10, or 11 weeks), they may receive a credit for a future class only if they notify The Barrow Group by email at [email protected], at least ONE week before the first day of the registered class. No credit will be given once a class starts. Class credits are good for one year.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time TBD 8 $425
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Aug 05 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time TBD
Wed, Aug 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time TBD
Wed, Aug 19 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time TBD
Wed, Aug 26 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time TBD
Wed, Sep 02 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time TBD
Wed, Sep 09 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time TBD
Wed, Sep 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time TBD

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Question from Anonymous
Hi - I would be out of the country and miss the first session. How crucial is it to attend all session? (Understand there is no refund etc. but would miss the first session impact the later experience by a lot?)
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! It is highly recommended to attend the first course of a 10-week session, but not crucial or mandatory. Students are welcome to reach out directly to their instructor (contact information they can find when they log into their TBG account) to find out what they missed in class. Students will not be allowed to move on to the next level if they miss more than three classes in a 10-week session. Hope this helps!
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Question from Mathew G.
I would very much like to take this class, however, there are two consecutive sessions for which I will be out of the country working on a project. Depending on which start date I choose, the weeks I would miss could change, but no matter how I try to divide it, they all seem like important sessions. Would you still accept me in the class if I had to miss two sessions?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Mathew! The school has a strict no make-up or credits for missed classes policy. It would be best that you join the class where you can make it to the 10 sessions.
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Question from Divya d.
Hi, I'm not an aspiring actress but I would like to develop my speaking skills and to get over stage fright. Would this class be appropriate? Thank you!
Answer from Robert S.
Yes! We have a variety of students in our Beginner Acting Classes that take this class to further develop their public speaking skills (actor or not).
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Question from Anonymous
I'm not an aspiring actor but I do a fair amount of public speaking and want to develop the spontaneity and responsiveness on stage as described in the class outline. Is this the best fit?
Answer from Robert S.
This class offers weekly opportunities to get up in front of an audience, building your public speaking skills and spontaneity with written material. It's a great fit! -The Barrow Group School
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Question from anonymous
Hi, are there any beginner classes that are on a weekday (but not on a Friday!) in the evening?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! At this time, the school only offer this class on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday and unfortunately, we really can't say when will it be offered again. You can add it to your wish-list so you can be notified via email when new updates are made on the website.
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Question from william l.
Are there any make up classes? Or any future sunday classes? feb I have to be on vacation for 3 days. Will miss one week... Right now I sign up for other coursehorse classes... Was wondering if there is also 8pm class, I work 6 days a week with sunday off. 7pm I get off of work, can come at 8
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! Unfortunately, there are no credits or refunds for missed classes. Commitment is for the duration of the sessions and if a student discontinues any class before the ending date of the session, they forfeit their fee. At this time, the school does not offer Sunday 8 pm classes for this course, but you might want to add this to your Wishlist so you are immediately notified by email once we add new dates and sections.
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Reviews of Classes at The Barrow Group Acting School (53)

(53 Reviews)
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/18/2019
Such an great class for an introduction to acting and Ron was a great teacher!
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/6/2019
Farrah was a great teacher!
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/23/2019
I lovelovelove Ron as an instructor. This was my second class with him, and I'm taking Beginners II with him as well.
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Danny G. on 12/3/2018
Had a lot of fun. Teacher was passionate and classmates were fun.
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Dustin H. on 11/23/2018
I had a great time and learned a ton! Mike was a very thoughtful teacher who helped indentify each students strengths or weaknesses, then build upon those.
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