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Acting Classes - Improvers

Acting Classes - Improvers

Our Improvers Acting Classes are aimed at those who have completed a City Academy Beginners Acting course, an equivalent beginners course elsewhere, or those who have studied drama or performing arts at college level.

By consolidating skills and introducing new techniques this course is both practical and challenging. This course focuses on continued development exploring spontaneity, impulse and play leading to a prepared showing of work in class.

Improvers Acting Classes Content

Exact course content may differ according to the course length. Topics covered generally include:

  • Preparing and presenting improvised and scripted scenes
  • Continued development of personal confidence, imagination and creativity
  • Using environment, character and objectives to explore text
  • Freeing your voice and body for performance
  • Understanding stage craft and rehearsal techniques
  • You will receive friendly feedback throughout the course and all scripts are provided.

Our Approach

The City Academy Acting Department takes what we like to call a ‘rainbow’ approach, in that we do not adhere to just one school of thought on technique. You will experience an insight into various styles such as Method, Stanislavski, Meisner and Augusto Boal. Our acting coaches are all working, professional actors and directors who bring to bear their own expertise. This enables a full and rounded approach allowing you to establish effective techniques that work for you as an individual.

We firmly believe in the value of Acting and Drama Courses for developing life skills, irrespective of whether you want to pursue acting in a sustained way. Acting techniques are transferable to your working and social life enhancing communication - learning about yourself and how you relate to others - enabling you to gain confidence and explore your imagination and creativity.

Our acting courses are planned to offer a progression through the levels of Beginners, Improvers to Advanced. You will receive guidance from your acting coach but in general we recommend that students take each level twice, with different teachers, before progressing to the next level. You will not repeat any content and will be challenged with new skills and acting techniques.

Hear what our students have to say


Katie is extremely enthusiastic and supportive of all in the class and makes it a real pleasure each week to attend.

Sara

An incredible course, I couldn't recommend it enough!

Kiki

Wonderful course and a wonderful tutor. Very patient, always happy, always helpful, and a joy to be around.

Alex

Amazing teacher, she increased my self-esteem and made me fall in love with acting once again!

Iñaki

Every week was so different, we worked on lots of skills and techniques throughout the sessions. The tutor was very encouraging.

Chantelle

I've learnt a lot and the classes were a lot of fun. The tutor was great, funny, friendly, supportive!

Jozef


Hear from out students..

City Academy student Graeme spoke to us about his experience taking different Acting courses with us.

"Acting is the Art of Conversation. It’s about life experiences, failures, losses, anger, love and all the emotions we feel on a daily basis."

Read more...

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DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
12 Oct - 23 Nov Mon 19:45-21:30 7 weeks Isla Lindsay Urdang 2 £238.00
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6 Jan - 10 Feb Wed 18:30-20:30 6 weeks Elizabeth Cadwallader Arts Theatre £238.00
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12 Oct - 23 Nov Mon 19:45-21:30 7 weeks Isla Lindsay Urdang 2 £238.00
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6 Jan - 10 Feb Wed 18:30-20:30 6 weeks Elizabeth Cadwallader Arts Theatre £238.00
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3 Feb - 3 Mar Wed 18:30-21:00 5 weeks Ashley Scott Layton Umbrella Rooms £228.00
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27 Feb - 17 Apr Sat 10:00-11:30 8 weeks Emily Smith Arts Theatre £238.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
12 Oct - 23 Nov Mon 19:45-21:30 7 weeks Isla Lindsay Urdang 2 £238.00
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6 Jan - 10 Feb Wed 18:30-20:30 6 weeks Elizabeth Cadwallader Arts Theatre £238.00
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3 Feb - 3 Mar Wed 18:30-21:00 5 weeks Ashley Scott Layton Umbrella Rooms £228.00
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17 Feb - 24 Mar Wed 19:00-21:00 6 weeks Firdaws Fourcroy Urdang 2 £238.00
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27 Feb - 17 Apr Sat 10:00-11:30 8 weeks Emily Smith Arts Theatre £238.00
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11 Mar - 8 Apr Thu 18:30-21:00 5 weeks Firdaws Fourcroy Umbrella Rooms £228.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

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Acting Classes – Improvers tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

ACTING SUMMER SCHOOL

Our Acting Summer School offers a wide range of acting masterclasses and workshops from screen acting and Shakespeare across five full days of tuition.

SCREEN ACTING SUMMER SCHOOL

Learn about camera technique, casting types, character building, audition technique, monologue and duologue work, and about the industry and getting work in our Screen Acting Simmer school.

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