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Acting Classes

Acting classes at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts are offered at our Mandeville and Harahan campuses and offer students the opportunity to study with local, professional actors with years of film and theatrical performance experience. Our students enjoy numerous performance opportunities each year and most recently completed an original film!

Acting Classes (ages 7-adult)

Acting Classes in Mandeville, Louisiana and Harahan, Louisiana

About the Acting Program

Acting classes at LAAPA are offered at Level I (ages 7-10) and Level II (ages 11-adult). Students receive 75 minutes of instruction each week. Classes are open to actors of all levels beginning through advanced and are an excellent way for shy and quiet students to build confidence and self-esteem in a low pressure and fun environment. 2-3 small performances are offered semesterly on campus, and all students are cast in roles that fit their current skill level. Our acting coaches have years of professional experience both on stage and on camera.

Our acting classes focus on the essential skills of the actor. Excercises in empathy and being foster the discovery of realistic ways to portray a character through physicality, voice work, movement, and line delivery. Classes prepare the actor for taking on a role through performance, scene study, script analysis from an actor's perspective, taking risks, and the study of dialect and verbal inflection. Our show class focuses on performance and bringing a character to life through all of these different avenues. Our acting classes also present classic techniques like Meisner and Stanislavski and also help actors to create their own methods. Curriculum applies to both film and theatrical settings!

Acting Classes in Mandeville, Louisiana and Harahan, Louisiana

Watch our students actors perform in our original film - "Luna in Christmas Land" - Written, Directed, and Scored by the Faculty at LAAPA


Registration for Acting Classes:

Acting students are welcome to enroll at any time during the year. Casting is done several times a year, so there are always new opportunities to grow with us on stage and make new friends!

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Please note that during holiday breaks, the office will be open between 9 AM and 5 PM. It is always best to call the office before dropping by the Academy in person during holiday breaks.

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