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Acting Lessons for Kids in the San Fernando Valley

by Amy Sutton, studioD

Do you have a little drama queen on your hands? Maybe she needs to take some acting lessons to put that energy to good use. The San Fernando Valley in southern California encompasses the cities of Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and a portion of Los Angeles. Within this area, there are several places where your kiddo can take an acting class or lessons.

Burbank Acting

Burbank is known as the Media Capital of the World. If you live in this city and are looking for acting lessons for your little guy, check out Hollywood Youth Theatre (hollywoodyouththeatre.com). This education and performing arts theatre offers classes and summer camps for children ages 5 and up. Creative Drama focuses on the power of make-believe. Kiddos work in a group to develop self confidence and are introduced to the basics of stage technique, character development and storytelling. Weist-Barron-Hill (weistbarronhillacting.com) has a Children and Teen Workshop and Little Ones Workshop. Your little man can work on getting comfortable in front of the camera and practice television, film and commercial techniques through improv and entertaining theatre games.

Glendale Acting

If you're a mommy in Glendale, a Los Angeles suburb, you won't have trouble finding acting lessons for your little princess. Check out 3-2-1 Acting Studios (321talentshowcase.com). This acting studio offers classes to help get kids starting at age 4 ready for television, commercials and film. The instructors are working actors who have a desire to help your child succeed. Your sweetie pie can participate in the Children: TV and Film Acting and Modeling class. An alternative to acting classes is private in-home or in-studio lessons for your cutie. You can find certified instructors through TakeLessons (takelessons.com). Choose an instructor and set up a schedule to get your kiddo started, as long as he's at least 5 years old.

San Fernando and Calabasas Acting

If you 're looking for acting lessons in San Fernando, try Bo Kane (bokaneonline.com/Kids_Acting_Class.html). Kane is a writer, actor and kids' acting coach, teaching children ages 5 and up with patience and encouragement how to act naturally. Your little man will practice scenes, commercials and improvisation. Bo Kane also offers private lessons. Another way to find private lessons for your kiddo is to contact Carmichael Acting Studio (carmichaelactingstudio.com) in Calabasas. Josh Carmichael is an actor and coach who has been teaching since 2004 and offers a variety of lessons to those at different acting levels. You can set up private lessons at his studio.

Los Angeles Acting

In the Los Angeles area, your little darling can take some acting lessons through a class at The Young Actor's Studio (youngactorsstudio.com). Your 5-year-old will be introduced to the magic of acting through story telling, exercises, costumes and fairy tales. The focus of the class is to build up your little one's self esteem. Classes at the Acting Studio @ Edgemar (theactingstudioatedgemar.com) include Fairy Tales and SuperHeros -- Let's Create a Play! Your 3- to 5-year old will love working with the other kids to create their own mini play about fairy tales and super heroes. You can also enroll him in The International Children's Playhouse for a magical, musical theatrical experience.

About the Author

Amy Sutton began writing professionally in 2010. The majority of her work has been published on fitness, health-related and parenting websites. Sutton is well-versed and passionate about parenting, fitness and health issues.

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