Acting for Kids & Teens offers acting classes and workshops, voiceover lessons, audition assistance and private lessons to children and youth in the Portland, Oregon area, including Lake Oswego, West Linn, Hillsboro, Tigard, Beaverton and Gresham.
Ongoing Classes: Registration for our on-going classes are open and you can join anytime.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX.
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.
Workshops: Our workshops are very popular so register early! Some workshops offer payment plan options. You can select to pay-in-full or take advantage of the payment plan. Payments towards workshops are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Due to current safety procedures please drop off your child and return for pick-up when class is over. If you are running late, you are required to call 971.708.2127. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Please be on time. You will be billed $15/15 minute increments should you be late. If you are running late, you are required to call 971.708.2127. This is a safety issue. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Students are provided printed scripts in Ongoing Classes, Workshops and Industry Showcase. Many times students or parents forget their scripts. We will provide an additional copy at no extra cost. Future copies will be billed at $2/copy at the end of each month.
Workshops: If a student misses a workshop they are allowed to use it as a credit toward another workshop within that same calendar year. If make-up workshops are habitually missed more than three times, the tuition is forfeited.
To cancel enrollment for Ongoing Classes, a cancellation request is required, in writing, by the 20th of each month. Please complete the following online cancellation form. We are always sorry to see students leave the community. We would love any feedback about your experience and explanation as to why are canceling. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call to discuss your thoughts.
In the event of bad weather, we typically follow public school closures. If schools are closed due to weather we will move our classes to our on-line platform. We will also make announcements on our public Facebook page and send out an email announcement. If you are unsure, please call 971.708.2127 or email email@example.com.
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.
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At this time we do not offer drop-ins 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. We have had students tell us the first class was fun but it was the second class that really got them hooked. We have so many options to try classes including one day workshops or our 6 week Intro to Acting series.
We have a very flexible make-up policy. If a student misses a class we encourage them to take advantage of make-up classes. They need to take a makeup class within three months of the missed class. Make-ups are forfeited if the student is no longer enrolled in on-going classes. Habitually missed classes will result in a discussion to determine the student’s commitment to Ongoing Classes. Due to the state mandate of only 10 students per class make-up’s may need to be taken via one of our on-line classes.
Portland has a lot of great talent agents. Each has their own submission requirements. Here are a few:
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.
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. The one thing to always remember….Voice Over is ACTING so taking acting classes is very important. Taking one of our ongoing classes is highly recommended.
Workshops & Summer camps are the way to go. Check out our Workshop page to see our most up-to-date schedule.
We understand schedules and interests change. For families who register for our monthly on-going classes we require cancellation notice by the 20th of the month. Use the online cancellation form to alert us you will no longer be taking class. For families who register for the entire semester you are committed through the end of the semester. No refunds or prorates will be provided for early cancellation.
Acting for Kids & Teens is Portland’s premier acting studio for kids of all ages. Our Ongoing Classes and Workshops focus on TV, Film & Auditioning. From intro-level work to master classes, Coach Katie O’Grady and her team train students on a variety of techniques and styles. While our Studio specializes in Meisner, we also incorporate Suzuki, Sense Memory, and Improv techniques into the student experience.
Our coaches spend quality time consulting, mentoring and walking kids and parents through the professional and emotional world of being an artist. All of our kids are held to a high standard professionally, in their personal lives and academically. Many of the kids training at the studio are working actors but some are brand new. Because our Classes and Workshops are ongoing, students can join at any time. This is a safe, loving place where everyone is welcome!
Step 1: Select the class that best works in your schedule & register
Step 2: Review & acknowledge the registration waivers and check-out
Ongoing Classes: automatic payments are posted on the 1st of each month. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX.
Workshops: Some workshops offer payment plan options. You can select to pay-in-full or take advantage of the payment plan. Payments towards workshops are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Step 3: Join our mailing list and stay up to date with AFKT! You will be the first to know about special guests, tours, events, opportunities and Workshops before they are shared across social media.
Step 4: Please let us know if your kid or teen has any special requirements or needs to be taken into consideration. These would include mental health, developmental, behavioral issues, challenging family situations or allergies. We make every student’s mental and physical safety a priority. Please email or call us with information that will be helpful for our staff to know.
Release Forms are required at the time you register for Ongoing Classes or Workshops. You will be prompted to initial each section when you are checking out. The forms can be downloaded and read here NEW STUDENT FORMS
Should you choose not to sign the waivers, your student will not be able to participate in classes and workshops. If you have any specific questions please call 971-708-2127