We are excited you found us. At Acting for Kids and Teen we teach acting for TV/Film specifically. Our coaches are all working actors, have studied acting and want to help kids. Our classes focus on learning acting skills for TV/FIlm and give kids a chance to be around other kids who are interested in the arts.
Welcome to Acting for Kids & Teens
What is an acting class like?
Such a great question. We spend time getting to know each other so everyone feels they can be their best creative selves and be supported. Student actors will spend time learning fun acting games. These games help you get out of your “head” and into the mode of acting. Depending on the theme or events of the week student actors will spend time working with scenes from TV/Film, practicing auditioning in front of the camera, learning specific acting techniques and more.
Check out our full schedule of CLASSES
Do you offer drop in or trial classes?
At this time we do not offer drop-in classes. We compare it to taking just one piano lesson or one French class, you do not really learn much and the experience can be a bit overwhelming. Students often remark that they were nervous the first few times but by the 3rd and 4th class they really felt at home and ready to explore the world of acting. We have so many options to try acting including one day workshops or acting summer camps.
My child really wants to be on TV and in movies, how do we get an agent?
Portland has a lot of great talent agents. Each has their own submission requirements. Here are a few:
Option Model & Media
Actors in Action
Talent Model Management
A reputable agent WILL NOT ask for any money to register to be on the roster. Agents get paid when their Talent books a job.
My child doesn’t have an agent, can they still submit for roles?
Yes! Casting directors will occasionally post for upcoming auditions on their website and social media. A couple of local casting agents are:
My child wants to do voice over. Do you have classes for that?
Yes, we offer one day to 6 weeks series for voice over. These workshops cover everything to know about VO. Check out our Workshops page to see when the next VO workshop is. One thing to always remember….Voice Over is ACTING Taking one of our ongoing classes is highly recommended.
Our schedule doesn’t work for ongoing classes. What can we do?
Workshops & acting camps are the way to go. Check out our Workshop page to see our most up-to-date schedule.
Do you offer scholarships?
We do have a small scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded based on need. AFKT does not discriminate based on race, gender or age. Please download the scholarship application. Email the signed application and essay to email@example.com.