You've always loved to perform, you have an interesting look, and, you're highly motivated. What more could you possibly need to become an actor? Too many people think that acting is something anyone can do. People often say that all it takes is memorizing a few lines, or having a pretty face. Success in acting doesn't happen overnight, and make no misconception; acting is difficult. It takes luck, patience, dedication, and extremely hard work. Having natural talent or an unique look is great, but is absolutely not a replacement for training. Acting is a skill that needs constant refinement. That refinement comes from Acting School.
There are many different types of acting schools. Finding the right school for you can be a job in itself. So, how do you know which school to pick? The first question you have to ask yourself is: What type of acting do I want to pursue? Film? Television? Local Theater? Broadway? Commercials? Improvisation? Or, maybe you want to study all types. Location is a huge deciding factor in the type of acting you'd like to pursue. The other major consideration is your age. You must find a school that has students in the same age range as yourself.
After deciding which style, or styles, you want to study, you need to find the school itself. There are great acting schools in every city across the country. New York and Los Angeles are obvious choices if your heart is set on acting in TV, film, or on Broadway. No matter what acting school you choose, or what city it is located in, make sure you make an informed decision and are confident it is the right school for you. Research the school itself, find out what it specializes in, and ask your acting coach questions before you begin, including if you can sit in, or audit, one class for free before signing up.
Acting class pushes you to the limits of your abilities. Your coach and your peers want to see you become the most skilled actor you can be. It is not always easy, or fun. In fact, sometimes, you may feel like you don't want to learn a new style, certain days you may not feel like performing, or may feel awkward with a certain acting exercise, but in the end there is a huge pay off. The pay-off, in the long run, is the prospect of a successful acting career. You may find yourself on Broadway, or in a blockbuster film, before you realize it! This prospect is well worth the effort if becoming a working actor is your dream. If you are up to the challenge, start your acting class today!