CCM Prep Acting classes work to create empathetic, strong, prepared and confident young actors. From audition techniques, improv, monologue and scene work, to script mining and character development, our acting classes prepare the actor for the entire process. 

Actors gain experience working on-camera and with others, as well as the knowledge to conquer the individual work that goes into a theatrical performance. The joy of acting is nurtured by our long-standing faculty of working professionals who have experience in film, on stage, in directing, producing, playwriting, stage combat, theatre movement and more. 

Emphasizing the play in learning acting, each class level is designed to meet the young actors where they are and encourage them to gain more practical experience encompassing a character on stage and screen.

All classes require audition or approval by instructor for placement. Private lessons are available by request and evaluation by instructor.

Youth Acting Classes

  • Age group: 5-8 years old
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Audition: Not required
  • Intructor: Sarah Garvey

A 10-week series that introduces young students to theatre through child-friendly experiences. Students will be introduced to the world of the stage, both in front and behind. The course spurs the imagination while beginning to focus on the skills of an actor via story-telling, creative and rhythmic movement, and songs.

  • Age group: 8-10 years old
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Audition: Not required
  • Intructor: Karie-Lee Sutherland

A 10-week series where students use their imaginations to explore the basic principles and skills of Acting. Student actors think on their feet using Improvisation skills, learn to perform individually in front of an audience of their peers, and work with an ensemble of peer actors.

  • Age group: 9-11 years old
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Audition: May be Required
  • Intsructor: Alexa Glaser 

Learn the basics of acting, including the language used on stage and screen. From getting past first audition nerves to learning tips on memorization of scripted lines, this introductory class brings together all of the many parts that make up an actor. While playing with improv, presenting a monologues and scene work with friends, this class works with the young actor to teach physical awareness, vocal techniques, and public speaking skills.

  • Age group: 11-14
  • Pre-requisite: Beginning Acting or equivalent
  • Audition: Required (learn more on registration website)
  • Instructor: Sarah Garvey

Intermediate acting students begin to deepen their skills of performance on stage and screen. Foci include different types of auditions, finding the perfect monologue, beginning character and script analysis, and how to work with a group for scene work. Utilizing physical movement and awareness, the intermediate acting class is meant for the young artist with experience in performing striving to dig deeper into the craft of acting.

Teen Acting Classes

  • Age group: 15-18
  • Pre-requisite: Intermediate Acting
  • Audition: Required for new students (learn more on registration website)
  • Instructor: Alex Glaser

Advanced level class for experienced student actors to create audition packages for both stage and screen, work on honest presentation of scene work, and present performances in a collaborative setting. Students with the goal of performing at their schools, in college and beyond will gain the foundational tools to confidently walk into any audition or performance.