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Acting for Adults

The Actors Circle @ 11282 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

Unleash your creative potential and develop your acting skills with our comprehensive curriculum at The Actors Circle. From scene study to character development, our classes for adults offer a dynamic and supportive environment where you can explore various techniques and build a strong foundation in acting. Join us and discover your unique way to shine on stage and screen.

The Essence of Film Acting/The Audition Doctor

CloseUpActing.com @ 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the power of on-camera acting at McCadden Place Theatre's dynamic classes led by Joy Rinaldi, "The Audition Doctor." Unleash your talent, find your essence, and develop confidence as a performer. Experience a unique two-camera/split-screen format that captures every nuance of your performance.

$250

4 sessions

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Improv

Actor's Improv Studio @ 10707 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

Unleash your creativity and learn to trust your instincts with our acclaimed course at Actor's Improv Studio. Join us to discover why we're the best-kept secret of improv classes in the Los Angeles area.

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IK Connection Method: Scene Study

Acting Class Now @ 3932 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Join an inspired group of actors as they dive into scene study, experiencing truth, authenticity, and connection in the room. Guided grounding, Laban's physical efforts, and partnering up for powerful scenes await you in this transformative class at Acting Class Now.

$200

4 sessions

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5-Week Acting Class with 3 Casting VIPs

Studio for Performing Arts LA @ 7551 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Train with top casting directors Chadwick Struck, Jordan Bass, and Zora DeHorter at Studio for Performing Arts LA. Get ready for pilot season in this exclusive 5-week acting class. Personalized coaching and feedback to elevate your skills.

$325

5 sessions

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Intro to DJing (DJ 101)

Scratch DJ Academy @ 2324 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the basic and intermediate DJ techniques in this comprehensive course at Scratch DJ Academy. Develop your mixing and blending skills, and showcase your talent with a live performance at the end. Take the first step towards becoming a professional DJ.

$1,050

12 sessions

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Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Beginning)

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your spontaneity and wit in a dynamic environment where creativity knows no bounds. Join us to explore the art of improvisational comedy and hone your comedic timing, all while enjoying a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Sharpen your comedic chops and discover the joy of thinking on your feet.

$129

5 sessions

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Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Advanced)

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your spontaneity and wit in a dynamic improvisational comedy workshop that will sharpen your comedic timing and creativity. Dive into the world of comedic improvisation with seasoned instructors who will push your skills to new heights. Embrace the unpredictable and hone your ability to think on your feet in this exhilarating course.

$129

5 sessions

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One Month Improv

Actor's Improv Studio @ 10707 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

Unlock your creativity and boost your confidence with the best-kept secret of improv classes in Los Angeles. Whether you're an actor or just someone looking to improve your creative abilities, our classes at Actor's Improv Studio are designed for all levels and all sorts of people. Discover why improv is the ultimate tool for trusting your instincts and making strong choices in any situation.

$200

4 sessions

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Acting for Beginners

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the essential skills needed for acting as you delve into dynamic exercises and scene work. Gain emotional depth, confidence, and ease in portraying any character whether on stage, television, or film. Join us and unlock your potential in the world of acting.

$169

6 sessions

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Stand-Up Comedy 101

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover your comedic potential in Stand-Up Comedy 101 at Los Angeles City College. Learn the art of joke-writing, performance, structuring your set, and even how to handle hecklers. Don't miss the chance to showcase your original stand-up routine at a comedy club!

$189

6 sessions

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Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Graduation Show

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Master stand-up comedy at Santa Monica College's hands-on workshop. Whether you're a beginner or already showcasing, this course will teach you the techniques the pros use for joke writing, finding your comic personas, and connecting with an audience. The class culminates with a graduation at a renowned comedy venue like the Comedy Store or the World Famous Improv Comedy Club.

$158

7 sessions

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Acting for Film & TV

Los Angeles City College @ 6060 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your acting potential on the silver screen with expert guidance and hands-on experience in a vibrant setting known for nurturing talent. Hone your craft in a dynamic environment where industry professionals will help you refine your skills and prepare you for the demands of film and television. Elevate your acting game and embark on a journey towards becoming a versatile performer in the entertainment capital.

$99

4 sessions

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Stand-Up Comedy 201

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Take your stand-up comedy skills to the next level at Los Angeles City College with Stand-Up Comedy 201. Dive deeper into the art of joke-telling and discover how to handle hecklers while exploring your comedic style. Instructor Christian Cintron provides feedback and writing prompts to help you become your funniest self.

$189

6 sessions

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Elemental Guidance from the Fairy Realm

Liberate Hollywood @ 13323 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA

Embark on an enchanting journey into the mystical Fairy Realm and receive elemental guidance from your fairy friends. Explore your intuition and join a magical community in this immersive experience at Liberate Hollywood's outdoor garden. Dress warmly and be prepared for an unforgettable adventure.

Advanced Youth Ballroom/Latin

You Can Dance Studio @ 1089 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA

Take your ballroom and Latin dancing skills to the next level with expert instructors at a leading dance studio. Learn the essentials of Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, and more, in addition to mastering the Ballroom & International Latin syllabus. Optional participation in Dancesport competitions adds an exciting challenge to your dance journey.

Pole Virgin - Intro Pole (Static)

Evolve Pole & Exotic Arts Studio @ 5872 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the art of pole dancing from scratch with this introductory class at Evolve Pole & Exotic Arts Studio. Learn basic moves and transitions, and immerse yourself in a unique combination of yoga, pilates, and sexy dance. Unleash your inner pole dancer and build a strong foundation for future advancement.

Dance Fitness

You Can Dance Studio @ 1089 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA

Get ready to move, groove, and sweat as you embark on a dynamic fitness journey with our Dance Fitness class. Experience the thrill of Latin-inspired dance workouts set to energetic music, while keeping your heart rate up and having a blast. All levels are welcome to join this fun-filled fitness adventure!

Performance Choreography

You Can Dance Studio @ 1089 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA

Elevate your dance skills, technique, and confidence with an immersive 45-minute class centered around an open Foxtrot routine. Join a community of passionate dancers who have the option to compete in online showcases and take their solo performances to the next level. Unleash your potential at You Can Dance Studio.

Latin Dance (Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba)

You Can Dance Studio @ 1089 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA

Learn the sultry moves of Bachata and Salsa with this online course, perfect for dancing from the comfort of your own home. Feel confident and ready to hit the club with your newfound Latin dance skills.

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Reviews for Performing Arts Classes in Los Angeles

Performing Arts Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.3 stars based on 1,412 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Nathalie F. on 2/27/2023
    This improv class was great and a lot of fun! Mike the instructor was very experienced, explained things well, and made class comfortable for beginners like myself. Class was relaxed and friendly. No experience or acting interest necessary. Would definitely recommend it.
  • Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Graduation Show

    Reviewed by James L. on 5/4/2022
    Jonathan is a gem. Incredibly passionate teacher who really breaks down what you need to know to have success in comedy. I never leave reviews on these sites but people need to know how good this class/teacher is. Already told all my friends so you folks might as well know too
  • Acting for Adults

    Reviewed by Laurie F. on 3/9/2021
    I was so nervous going into this class as a complete novice. Within minutes, I felt at home. Both the instructor (especially the instructor) and the other classmates were warm, non-judgmental, and open. I felt energized as a person and informed as a performer. Needless to say, I have already signed up for the same class next week! 10 stars if I could! Thank you!
  • Improv

    Reviewed by Jesse L. on 11/27/2019
    Strongest drinks in town.
  • Pole Virgin - Intro Pole (Static)

    Reviewed by vicky r. on 10/14/2019
    Such an amazing class, beginner friendly and i feel the workout in my arms already! Will definitely be coming back.
  • Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Kayla H. on 7/25/2019
    Very patient and understanding teacher. Great demeanor for teaching and the class is down to earth. People from all walks of life are in it no pretenses, just having fun. Challenging but fun.
  • Acting for Adults

    Reviewed by Glenn J. on 6/4/2019
    I really enjoyed it I got a lot out of it. It was a great experience plus it was fun.
  • Improv

    Reviewed by Dana C. on 2/25/2019
    It was a great experience. Very experienced teacher. Lots of fun!
  • Improv

    Reviewed by Bianca L. on 6/6/2018
    I was so nervous to try improv but Bill makes the class less about doing things “right” and all about learning.
  • Improv

    Reviewed by Julia May W. on 2/8/2018
    With his many years of experience in the industry, Bill brings valuable pearls of wisdom into the classroom! Etch them into your brain!

Discover the Best Performing Arts Classes in Los Angeles

The performing arts are a broad spectrum of artistic disciplines characterized by live performances presented to an audience. Performers engage with their spectators, who can be both real-time and asynchronous (as in the case of taped performances). Performing art includes theater, dance, music, opera, comedy, spoken word, and more. Performers strive to communicate ideas, themes, and narratives using their bodies, voices, props, and musical instruments. The performing arts are crucial to the entertainment industry, as well as certain educational institutions. 

Why You Should Learn Performing Arts in Los Angeles

Performing arts can give students the ability to express themselves through movement, music, comedy, and more. Through self-expression and artistry, students can explore and understand their innermost thoughts and feelings, as well as connect to a larger audience. Strategically pursued, performing arts can also serve as an additional source of income, whether by acting in a television show or movie, charging a performance fee, or teaching a workshop. While it may be difficult to achieve full financial stability through performing arts alone, it’s certainly possible. And Los Angeles is the ideal city in which to try. 

Los Angeles is a great city for anyone looking to master performing arts. The media business, especially film making, employs several hundred thousand people. Hollywood, located in the heart of Los Angeles, is a huge hub for the film industry. In addition to films and television, Los Angeles is also home to many high profile performing art venues, such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Theatre Center. These venues, among many others, give potential performance artists many places to network, learn, and be inspired.

In-Person Performing Arts Classes in Los Angeles

There are many in-person performing arts classes in Los Angeles for students interested in building and honing their performance skills. The Miles Stroth Workshop offers a class called Improv Level 1. In this course, students learn how to discover their comedic voice and respond in common improv situations. This class is tailored to be as challenging or basic as each student prefers. 

The Miles Stroth Workshop is a collective of teachers who teach acting and improv out of a home base in Hollywood. They offer classes at different levels. At level three, students put together an entire sketch show with multiple components. At level six, students are invited to perform with the rest of the Miles Stroth Workshop team. 

McCadden Place Theater offers a class called The Essence of Film Acting. In this class, students will be able use a two camera/split-screen format in order to hone their on-camera skills. They’ll be offered feedback by Joy Rinaldi, the “Audition Doctor.” Students will receive their taped reels on USB’s, so that they can review their work at home. McCadden Place Theater is located in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. 

East Los Angeles College offers a class called Group Piano: Level III. In this course, students will learn piano at their own pace. A year of experience (or completion of Group Piano: Level II) must be completed before taking this class. Students will learn as individuals in a group setting. The textbook Bastien Piano Basics - Primer Level is required for this class. East Los Angeles College is located in the Monterey Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. 

Located in Hermosa Beach, You Can Dance studios offers classes on a “floating floor,” or floor elevated slightly above concrete in order to have more give. One of these classes is Bachata, a course where students learn the ins and outs of the Bachata dance style. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals necessary to go out and dance whenever they wish. 

Finally, Mt. San Antonio College offers a class called Introduction to Violin. In a fun and welcoming group setting, participants of all ages have the opportunity to delve into the fundamentals of violin playing and music reading. Students between the ages of 7 and 10 will require a 1/2 size violin, while those aged 11 to 14 will need a 3/4 size, and participants aged 15 and above will benefit from a full-size violin. Renting or purchasing a violin is possible at local music stores. Over the span of six weeks, this course will cover essential aspects such as proper posture, optimal left hand position, correct bow hold, and effective practice techniques. For younger children, parental participation is highly encouraged to enhance the learning experience. Mt. San Antonio College is located in Walnut, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. 

Virtual Performing Arts Classes 

Virtual performing arts classes offer advantages such as flexibility, convenience, and access to diverse instructors. However, they may lack the energy and personal interaction of traditional classrooms, limit immediate feedback, and be susceptible to technical issues and distractions at home.

There are many virtual performing arts classes available to interested learners. The 92nd Street Y, a cultural center focused on spreading arts, culture, and conversation through classes and talks, offers the Modern Dance (Open Level) course. This course is designed for students at any level in their dance performance career, providing an opportunity to hone their relationship with breath, space, and width through dance exercises and routines.

The Singer's Workshop at Los Angeles City College is an engaging course that provides students with the opportunity to perform solo and in groups. Participants can develop their singing skills by practicing vocal techniques, performance skills, breathing, and audience rapport. Topics covered include basic ear training, scales, vowels, and learning simple melodies. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, this course is suitable for all levels. Los Angeles City College extends its not-for-credit classes to community members both within Los Angeles and around the world, offering access to a diverse range of learners.

Private Group Performing Arts Classes in Los Angeles

Learning performing arts in a group setting fosters collaboration, inspiration from peers, constructive feedback, and a supportive environment. It cultivates teamwork, communication skills, and personal growth, leading to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art form. If you’re interested in private performing arts classes for Los Angeles businesses, then contact CourseHorse through the form on the website. Booking with CourseHorse has many advantages. Group sizes can be adjusted after booking, confirmation is sent within 24 hours, there are no booking fees, and with multiple supported platforms, courses can be booked from anywhere.

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