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Acting Classes

First Take Acting classes are held in the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer acting classes in San Francisco, the South Bay, and the East Bay.

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Kids Acting Classes

Our Kids Acting Classes prepare children for the TV/film market by learning how to improvise in imaginary situation/acting games, the audition experience, how to read scripts, how to express themselves more freely, communicate more effectively, and most importantly, how to have fun acting! For kids ages 5-10 (younger kids could fit this class if they are very mature)
Price: $350 for 8 week session

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Kids Class – Location: San Francisco – Time: Saturdays (9am-10:30am) Taught by: Alicia Jimenez

Kids Class – Location: East Bay (Pleasant Hill) – Time: Saturdays (12pm-1:30pm) Taught by: Alicia Jimenez

Kids Class – Location: South Bay (Los Gatos) – Time: Saturdays (3pm to 4:30pm) Taught by: Alicia Jimenez

Core Classes: Long-Term Learning and Growth

Our core classes are the very finest acting training available. They are appropriate for beginners as well as intermediate actors. You will learn the First Take Method which is a special system grounded in classical training but more applicable to film and TV. It’s this method that’s helped so many First Take students become successful working actors. It goes beyond teaching the craft of acting. You’ll also learn audition technique, how to promote yourself, secure the best representation, and effectively communicate with casting directors, proper auditioning etiquette, and everything you need to succeed. For ages 11-100+ (younger kids could fit this class if they are very mature)
Price $400 for each 8 week session
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Core Class – Location: San Francisco – Time: Saturdays DAY (10am-1pm). Taught by: Danny Lai

Core Class – Location: East Bay (Pleasant Hill) – Time: Thursdays (7pm-10pm). Taught by: Danny Lai

Core Class – Location: South Bay (Los Gatos) – Time: Mondays DAY (10:30am-1:30pm). Taught by: Susan Chung

Core Class – Location: South Bay (Los Gatos) – Time: Mondays NIGHT (6:30pm-9:30pm). Taught by: Susan Chung

Master Class:

Advanced training for people who have had a minimum of 2-5 years of consistent training in the First Take Method in our core classes.
Price $700 for each 8 week session

Master Class – Location: San Francisco – Time: Tuesdays DAY (2pm-5pm). Taught by: Nancy Berwid

Master Class – Location: San Francisco – Time: Tuesdays NIGHT (7pm-10pm). Taught by: Nancy Berwid

Master Class – Location: South Bay (Los Gatos) – Time: Wednesdays (4pm-7pm). Taught by: Nancy Berwid

On-Camera Acting Class: Understand Your Visual Presentation

The On-Camera class incorporates the First Take scene study guidelines into your on-camera work to gain a deep understanding of how to adjust technically and emotionally to the camera.

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On Camera Class – Location: TBD – Time: TBD. Taught by: Susan Chung

Improv for Actors

It’s an improv class that’s especially customized to actors and the acting process. It will help you to be more spontaneous, present, and moment to moment all while having lots of fun! It’s a great way to get out of your head and to learn to play and trust your instincts.

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Class Times: TBA

 

Take Action! Seminar: Learn All About How to Be a Successful Working Actor

The power-packed seminar “Take Action!” is a six hour seminar, where you’ll learn how you can live in the Bay Area but still work in LA. Many San Francisco Bay Area actors are working regularly in LA because of Nancy Berwid’s expertise and coaching. In this all-day comprehensive workshop you will learn how to set realistic, achievable goals and how to make an effective action plan on how to make it happen.

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Take Action! Class TBD

 

Questions about our Acting Classes?

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