First Take is the best acting school in the Bay Area. Nancy’s style of teaching and the safe and supportive class environment make it an ideal place to study acting. There are many reasons why First Take is the best, but perhaps the most compelling reason is the fact that First Take is the only acting school in the San Francisco area that has students currently working in Hollywood.
This is a big deal! There are many actors who have been living in Los Angeles, studying acting for years that have never booked a professional acting job on a television show or in a film. And yet Nancy has many students based in the Bay Area that have. Why is this? There are many reasons why, but the one I’d like to focus on now is that Nancy is very realistic about how high the bar is set for actors who want to work in the industry. It is highly competitive, and casting directors expect very high-caliber work from an actor to consider them for a role on TV or in a film, or in some cases, to even grant them an audition. Nancy is very much in touch with this and is very honest with her actors about where they stand. See how our actors are living in the Bay Area and working in Los Angeles.
It is extremely important to be aware of this as an actor. Students in Nancy’s class are given a realistic vision of how high the bar is set to become a working actor, and where they are in relation to it. This is a wonderful thing because it pushes the actor to work hard and grow in their craft. It’s easy to look at Hollywood and think it’s all about image, or who you know, and these things are partially true, but in reality it is primarily about the quality of the work. Students at First Take that work hard and apply the method Nancy teaches will grow as actors. And that’s what taking an acting class is all about.
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If you are interested in becoming a a working actor, sign up for acting classes at First Take today!