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Beginners Acting I: The Basics

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen

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$495 9 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Apr 19, 11:00am - Jun 21, 2:00pm Eastern Time ( 10 sessions )

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
520 8th Avenue 9th Floor
Btwn W 37th & 36th Streets
New York, New York 10018
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Kate Neuman

What you'll learn in this acting technique class:

This class is designed for the beginning / amateur adult actor. This class is a great introduction to the Barrow Group approach and foundation for the craft.

The class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Students will work with ensemble building games, script analysis, and scene study.

No experience is necessary. A great start for the beginning actor!

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Refund Policy

All payments are non-refundable (unless TBG cancels a class). 

Full payment or a deposit of 50% is required in advance in order to secure your spot in a class. The remaining balance is due before the first day of class; otherwise, the credit card on file while automatically be charged the balance on the morning of the first day of class. 

Commitment is for the duration of the session (the full 6, 8, 10, or 11 weeks of class). THERE ARE NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee. 

If a student must cancel a full class (the entire class session – 6, 8, 10, or 11 weeks), they may receive a credit for a future class only if they notify The Barrow Group by email at [email protected], at least ONE week before the first day of the registered class. No credit will be given once a class starts. Class credits are good for one year.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 2:00pm Eastern Time Kate Neuman 10 $495
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Question from Aidan H.
Are classes currently online or in person?
Question from Anonymous
Hi - I would be out of the country and miss the first session. How crucial is it to attend all session? (Understand there is no refund etc. but would miss the first session impact the later experience by a lot?)
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! It is highly recommended to attend the first course of a 10-week session, but not crucial or mandatory. Students are welcome to reach out directly to their instructor (contact information they can find when they log into their TBG account) to find out what they missed in class. Students will not be allowed to move on to the next level if they miss more than three classes in a 10-week session. Hope this helps!
Question from Mathew G.
I would very much like to take this class, however, there are two consecutive sessions for which I will be out of the country working on a project. Depending on which start date I choose, the weeks I would miss could change, but no matter how I try to divide it, they all seem like important sessions. Would you still accept me in the class if I had to miss two sessions?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Mathew! The school has a strict no make-up or credits for missed classes policy. It would be best that you join the class where you can make it to the 10 sessions.
Question from Divya d.
Hi, I'm not an aspiring actress but I would like to develop my speaking skills and to get over stage fright. Would this class be appropriate? Thank you!
Answer from Robert S.
Yes! We have a variety of students in our Beginner Acting Classes that take this class to further develop their public speaking skills (actor or not).
Question from Anonymous
I'm not an aspiring actor but I do a fair amount of public speaking and want to develop the spontaneity and responsiveness on stage as described in the class outline. Is this the best fit?
Answer from Robert S.
This class offers weekly opportunities to get up in front of an audience, building your public speaking skills and spontaneity with written material. It's a great fit! -The Barrow Group School
Question from anonymous
Hi, are there any beginner classes that are on a weekday (but not on a Friday!) in the evening?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! At this time, the school only offer this class on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday and unfortunately, we really can't say when will it be offered again. You can add it to your wish-list so you can be notified via email when new updates are made on the website.
Question from william l.
Are there any make up classes? Or any future sunday classes? feb I have to be on vacation for 3 days. Will miss one week... Right now I sign up for other coursehorse classes... Was wondering if there is also 8pm class, I work 6 days a week with sunday off. 7pm I get off of work, can come at 8
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! Unfortunately, there are no credits or refunds for missed classes. Commitment is for the duration of the sessions and if a student discontinues any class before the ending date of the session, they forfeit their fee. At this time, the school does not offer Sunday 8 pm classes for this course, but you might want to add this to your Wishlist so you are immediately notified by email once we add new dates and sections.
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Reviews of Classes at The Barrow Group Acting School (63)

(63 Reviews)
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Nechama U. on 11/1/2021
I learned so much in Ron’s beginners acting class on zoom. He is clear, patient and very encouraging. I highly recommend taking his class. ~Dina
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Marie D. on 12/10/2020
It was a fun and interactive class and it kept me engaged. Teachers are patient and knowledgeable. A great place to start acting! Marie D
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/18/2019
Such an great class for an introduction to acting and Ron was a great teacher!
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/6/2019
Farrah was a great teacher!
Beginners Acting I: The Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/23/2019
I lovelovelove Ron as an instructor. This was my second class with him, and I'm taking Beginners II with him as well.
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