Acting classes are not just for seekers of fame and fortune. You might be surprised at the benefits and skills they provide for the average person. If you or a loved one is looking to present themselves better, succeed in their career or simply find a new art to enjoy, acting classes just may be the thing!
Here are some skills that acting classes provide for more than just actors:
Whether you’re on center stage in front of a listening audience, or on a set with all cameras on you, the in-the-moment pressure that these situations bring along, can be excellent in helping even naturally shy people overcome self-consciousness. Auditioning in front of casting directors or practicing performance with classmates help you build a strong sense of confidence that will carry over into your everyday life.
Better Public Speaking
Acting requires an ability to speak clearly and eloquently and to project a strong and steady voice, all while delivering convincing, persuasive and believable dialog, regardless of the setting. A large focal point of many acting classes, these are the same skills utilized in public speaking engagements and can come in handy any time in your personal or professional life that you need to give a compelling and persuasive oral presentation.
Communication and Empathy
When acting, a person must take on the persona of the role they are playing. These roles will be represented by feelings and personality traits that can be pretty different from the actor’s own. So, in order to truly capture the essence of the character and portray it properly, the actor must place themselves in the shoes – and often inside the mind – of someone whose viewpoints may be foreign to them so that they can understand them. This is such a beneficial skill in all aspects of life, from personal relationships to business negotiations to conflict resolution many kindsPoise & Presence
Actors’ bodies and faces are an extension of their acting, and must align with the story they are trying to tell and the feelings they need to convey. Because of this, they must learn to be extremely aware of every position and every movement made. This awareness of body, posture and physical presence that is taught in acting classes and increased through experience is not abandoned on the stage or left in the classroom; instead, it can become an ingrained and automatic part of how a person carries themselves, exuding grace, confidence and poise in their everyday lives.
Each of the skills mentioned above are needed and important in just about every life challenge and circumstances. At the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we want to see people succeed in all aspects of their lives. Contact us today to find out more!