Okay….So…..Take everything that we do in our “NEAT KIDS” class and add a Million more really NEAT aspects of Acting, Drama, and Theatre to cover. Okay, so maybe not a million.We here at NEAT never want to say we are going to do something and not follow through. A “Million more NEAT things” is an exaggeration. So let’s just say that in our older class, we push the envelope even further! After all, these are our “Big Shots”, our “Experts”, our future “Stars”, or perhaps just Super Actors with a lot of self-confidence and high moral character. THAT’s what we want! And our “NEAT TEENS” class is the place to get it. We want our “Upper” and “Older” students to exude confidence and be fearless when it comes to the stage or screen, which will carry on into their own lives. When they step on that stage, we want them to truly become their character; to make her or him to “Come Alive”. This will take effort. And how many things are more important than a good work ethic?
We will require that they write their own “Mini” scripts or screenplays, use the camera to film their own “shots”, perform on stage on a daily basis, become extremely proficient at the Improvisational side of Acting, learn the history of the Theatre, study some Shakespeare (Not too much), learn to put music to a scene, create their own newscasts, talks shows, commercials, comedy skits, and learn to develop characters at a deeper and more refined level. It is also at this point, that we are going to make a Portfolio for them (If they are interested in pursuing acting beyond our studio). We will help them prepare for an upcoming audition, rehearse effective and age-appropriate monologues with them, contact the ad agency if necessary, and help them in any way we can. We have some pretty amazing actors/actresses at NEAT studio! We will never promise stardom but we’ll never rule it out either. Why not? Usually an acting part goes to a pretty NEAT kid. 🙂