Helping your young acting hopeful prepare for a successful acting career can be an incredibly rewarding experience for the parent. All parents like seeing their children being creative, expressing themselves, and, most importantly, having fun.
It should be stated, however, that forcing a child to participate in any pursuit they don't like is not just counterproductive but harmful to the child. Your role, as the acting hopeful's parent, is to caringly nurture your children's' expressed interests and not force them into a pursuit in order to live vicariously through them. One would have to be born under a rock to have missed some of the more public examples of what can happen when children are forced into an acting career they never wanted.
That being said, there are some very simple pointers you can follow that will have a powerful impact in the immediate sense and create long-term opportunities for the professional acting success of your son or daughter.
Start Early: Human beings, it would seem, are all natural born actors. Early in their lives, they often spend entire afternoons play-acting imaginary scenarios. Sadly, as many of us get older, we forget how much fun acting can be. By exposing your youngsters, at an early age, to the concept of acting, you are, in effect, introducing them to something at which they are already. Regardless of whether its soccer, football, chess, or acting, childhood pursuits should always is fun. By giving your children an early glimpse of acting while they are young and predisposed to the concept, you dramatically increase the odds of their long-term success. Acting Classes like Kids Act LA provide the perfect vehicle for your children to immerse themselves in the creative fun acting can provide. What they gain from the camp experience has as much to do with you, the parent, as it does the camp itself. With the internet woven into the fabric of our lives, there is simply no excuse for parents not doing due-diligence research on any acting school they are considering. A little research time, up front, can save you a lot of money, effort, and disappointment later.
Be Involved: Acting is a passion and, like flame, it needs fuel in order to burn. A parent's support and involvement has no equal as that fuel. Acting Classes is about far more than just what happens during the time your child attends. What happens before and after camp is as important as the camp itself. Furthermore, if you have an uninterested attitude towards your children's pursuits then their attitude will soon follow your own. Help them prepare for the camp experience beforehand. If you have done your research, then you are well-versed in what your children will be learning and doing. Help them feel prepared for it and they will have the kind of fun that only self-confidence brings. After Class is over, spend a lot of time revisiting what they experienced and learned. Often, there are exercises and drama games that can be fun for the whole family to recreate. Children look to their parents for validation. Be that validation for your young actor or actress and you have armed them well for success.
Be Selective: Acting schools are as varied as the children who attend them. Take the time to research, research, and research. If your children are new to the art, look for fun-filled camps that focus more on the enjoyment of the experience than the knowledge gained. As your children progress, they will want, as well as need, more challenges for their minds. Complacency destroys drive, and an unchallenged mind can hardly avoid becoming complacent. Acting Classes should always be fun, but as your children grow they will develop a sense of pride in their craft and will be eager to take the challenge to the next level. Do your homework and be prepared to provide that challenge in their next camp.
Preparing For the Next Step: Eventually your children will be ready to move on to acting school. As you have watched and participated with your children in their acting youth, you'll no doubt have picked up on where their artistic talents and drive really lie. Research schools that have well-respected programs and degrees in those areas. This next step is an expensive one, so doing your research here actually does pay.
Kids Act LA is the most specialized acting institution in all of California. We are leading in acting, as well as in personal growth. We specialize in children. We allow for our graduate to secure a successful career in TV, commercials, print and film. Our children grow at a social and communicative level. Our kids acting classes have empowered children for thirteen years.
Visit our website at: http://www.kidsactla.com/
Our Faculty is composed of film/TV/commercial and print industry professionals, who have been working in the industry and teaching acting for the past five to ten years. The two heads of our faculty, along with our teachers, (all working actors), have an extremely identifiable track record in the industry.
KIDS ACT LA
Orange County, CA. 92610-1743