How to Support Your Child’s Desire to Act

Ask any sizable group of young kids what they want to be when they grow up, and chances are there will be a few answers of “movie star” among them. Of course, you’ll likely also hear “princess” and “cowboy”, so parents are sometimes caught off-guard when their child begins to express a real, sincere interest in acting – especially when they have no background or experience in it themselves. If your child wants to act, here are a few things you can do to support and encourage their new interest. Show an Interest Many children love to share their excitement… read more

4 Things to Consider When Choosing an Acting Program for Your Kids

Acting classes, camps and workshops can all be a great experience for kids, giving them the chance to have fun while gaining both acting experience and life skills. But how do you know which program is right for your child? Here are a few things you should take into consideration when choosing the right acting program for your kids.  Experience Level Matching your child’s level of experience with a program’s skill level is extremely important in finding a program that will be valuable in helping your child progress – while still having fun and enjoying themselves. A program that is… read more

How Acting Classes Can Help a Shy Child Blossom

For a many children, the idea of public speaking, and of being the center of attention, can cause jitters. But for shy children, these experiences can be absolutely nerve-wracking. For many of these kids, children’s acting classes and workshops can provide the tools and environment they need to help them develop their confidence, embrace creativity, and break out of the confines of their shyness. Building Confidence Through Practice Acting classes allow children to not only develop skills and techniques to make them more effective at public speaking, performing and socializing with others, but let them do so at a gradual… read more

5 Famous Child Actors Who Became Adult A-List Stars

Some people believe that the key to making it as an actor is to get started as young as possible. However, this isn’t always true; plenty of successful actors didn’t get their starts until later in life. Likewise, achievement as a child actor doesn’t necessarily translate to continued acting success as an adult actor. Some young actors reach their peak as child stars, later either struggling to find the same success or simply choosing to follow another career path. Other child actors, however, go on to long and fruitful careers, transitioning beautifully from childhood roles to adult stardom. Here are… read more