Acting 1 (Grades 1-3) Mondays 1pm EST

Acting 1 (Grades 1-3) Mondays 1pm EST

Acting 1

Grades: 1-3

Instructor: Ferrell

Length: 9 Weeks


Acting I (Grades 1-3)

Course Description:

Under the instruction of a professional theater maker and instructor, this introductory class invites young actors to embark on a thrilling journey into the realm of drama and theater, utilizing the power of improv and play to ignite their imaginations and bring stories to life. Each week, students will be introduced to a new aspect of acting, from learning about their own identity and point-of-view to voice and physicality to delving into character development and scene work. Through a series of dynamic games, creative exercises, and collaborative storytelling, participants will learn to express themselves freely, make bold choices, and understand the nuances of creating compelling characters and engaging narratives. Whether improvising scenes, exploring different points of view, or crafting their unique performances, students will gain valuable skills that transcend the stage, including teamwork, problem-solving, and empathy. By the end of the course, our young actors will not only have a solid foundation in the principles of drama and theater but also a newfound confidence in their artistic voice and abilities.

Learning Goals:

Students will be able to:

  • Cultivate an appreciation for drama and theater through hands-on participation and exploration.

  • Develop foundational acting skills, including voice projection, articulation, and stage presence.

  • Enhance creativity, spontaneity, and the ability to collaborate with peers through improvisational activities.

  • Foster an understanding of given circumstances and storytelling elements such as character, setting, and plot through the creation and enactment of improvised scenes.

  • Strengthen communication skills and build self-confidence by encouraging self-expression in a supportive environment. 

  • Introduce the concepts of objectives, actions, and motivations to understand character behavior and scene dynamics.

Course Schedule: 



Week 1

Introduction to Acting

Week 2

Identity and Point-of-View

Week 3

Improvisation: Yes, and…

Week 4

Improvisation: Make Active Choices

Week 5

Given Circumstances

Week 6


Week 7

Objectives and Actions

Week 8

Introduction to Scenes

Week 9

Final Scene Performance

reward points