If your in the Atlanta are or willing to travel to take acting/film/commercial classes the Alliance Theatre in the heart of Midtown has some of the best classes for a beginning or seasoned actors. I’m attending the Acting 1: The Foundation class right now (as of March 2019) which is the prerequisite for Film 1- On Camera (which I would like to take in the future)
Classes are taught on a weekly basis usually 4-6 weeks per session which is great. I have done other entertainment classes that lasted 8 weeks and it seems easier to complete shorter sessions in my opinion. The cost is affordable. So far I haven’t paid over $225.00 for any class I have signed up for with Alliance Theatre.
I’ve also taken Voice Over classes last year at Alliance Theatre. The class was great and you also get to hear your work at the end of the class and take it home on your flash drive. (I really didn’t like my voice as a voice actor to be honest)
The Alliance Theatre holds many performances so any given day you might see a bunch of school buses and orchestra musicians entering the building. But the classes are located upstairs on the 3rd floor away from the main lobby and performance areas.
There are a couple different routes to take with Alliance adult acting education. There is stage acting which is all of the Acting 1 classes, There is Film which is on camera acting, Commercial acting (you don’t need prerequisites to sign up) and Voice Over. Mostly all the classes require you to take Acting 1: The Foundation first. If your planning to be a working actor it would be wise to take all of them. Your work could be in any of those categories: Stage-Film-Voice Over-Commercial.
The location is also ideal. Alliance Theatre is in the heart of Midtown. Around the block is the train station (Arts Center Station: N5) in a very short walking distance. There is also plenty of parking but I do not drive in the city so I have no idea how that goes.
Overall I can’t wait to continue with more classes in the future. I recommend them to any aspiring actress/actor. Atlanta is becoming known for it’s growing film industry and is becoming filled with new projects that need fresh talent. This is a great time to get into acting who knows you might end up on TV or in Movie.
Money Saving Tip: If you sign up and attend a free workshop you will get a coupon for 20% off the class you chose within seven days! So if you can attend the free workshop you can save a nice a nice chunk of change just going to check it out before you attend the actual class.
Check out Alliance Theatre at https://alliancetheatre.org/