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Acting. Attitude. Administration.
It is our mission to provide the opportunity for a career in the performance arts to all ages and types. We are here to assist the artist in putting their dreams into action.
We provide for the artist a complete package of the required knowledge and tools needed for success in the performance arts. Not only do we train the artist in the craft of acting, we provide ongoing, 24/7 career counseling. We also provide assistance with finding casting calls, as well as representation, with an emphasis on working towards union status.
Eliminating for the students all the mistakes the novice makes when first trying to break into the business in Los Angeles is also a key focus of class. This is a first impressions business that hires based on immediate need - making an impressionable first encounter with the CD or agent, or anyone in the business really, is vital to acquiring success as a professional artist.
By training the student in the Katselas Approach; Acting. Attitude. Administration., DK Acting Class is able to provide Las Vegas talent agencies and LA-based talent agencies with talent ready to book; well-trained, prepared professionals, with an upbeat attitude and excellent work skills.
We believe everyone has the right to put their dreams into action. We have no age or skill restrictions to qualify for enrollment. We believe everyone is unique, therefore everyone brings their own special quality to the table. Our job is to help the artist mine that gold that is who they are, towards a productive and very satisfying professional life in the arts.
DK Acting Class is geared toward helping create and maintain highly skilled, productive, upbeat working professionals in the industry.
The Three A's
The ongoing classes instruct the artist in the three disciplines required to maximize one’s potential.
Our main acting class that meets on Sunday covers the fundamentals of "method" acting. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert: our focus is on training the artist so that he/she can succeed in any and all kinds of genres, moods and different forms of acting.
DK Acting Class also provides comprehensive study for the actor in:
Basic through advanced acting exercises and technique
Commercial acting technique
Theatrical acting technique
The do’s and don’ts of auditioning
Cold read technique
Social skills and technique
Communication skills and technique
You can have all the skill and talent in the world, but frankly, if you’re a jerk or a sourpuss, no one will want to work with you. Developing a positive, healthy self image is not only important for how one views themselves, but equally important as to how others will perceive you. And this business is all about perception. Through acting exercises and the achievement of individual and group goals accomplished within the framework of the classes, one learns techniques and life lessons designed to not only bolster their positive sense of self, but to help them present themselves in a manner that befits a working professional. This is, after all, a communal art form.
Well, you can be very skilled with a great attitude, but if no one knows who you are, it doesn’t do you much good, does it? Sure, we will get the student to where he or she has representation and is at least getting work equivalent to the level of their resume. However, one’s career is like a bus. You need a bus, because you have a lot of people in there - manager, agent, coach, publicist, stylist, etc. But who should be driving your bus? The agent? The stylist? No. The artist needs to drive that bus! It’s their bus. It’s their career. Students learn how to administer their own career. How to video submit, how to keep on your agent without annoying him or her, how to find your own submissions, to actively be promoting one self in as many ways as one can. Self promotion is vital for success in this industry and we provide the techniques and tools an artist needs to actively and effectively be submitted and seen.
Why be an artist?
Because a world without artists is a drab world indeed. Our mission is to try to make the world just a little bit brighter by providing an avenue toward success for those with a burning desire to create. We believe by nurturing and guiding an artist along on their path to self discovery; creating art that uplifts humanity as art is meant to do, we not only can help enrich the lives of those that brave the spotlight, we can contribute to keeping true artistry alive and thriving in our local communities.
Information About Class
DKAC Adult Scene Study (16 and over)
Taught by Dean Kreyling Adult Scene Study Class meets every Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Audition coaching and career guidance are available to our students seven days a week, at no extra charge. You will also receive a free copy of the Milton Katselas book on acting: Acting Class - Take A Seat. Tuition is monthly: $165.00. Location: 418 West Mesquite Avenue, Studio 110, 89106.
DKAC Young Talent Class (15 and under)
Taught by Dean Kreyling Young Talent Class meets every Sunday from 2:15pm-3:15pm. Audition coaching and career guidance are available to our students and parents seven days a week, at no extra charge. You may also receive an at cost copy of the Milton Katselas book on acting: Acting Class - Take A Seat. Tuition is paid per class: $25.00 per class. No monthly obligation Location: 418 West Mesquite Avenue, 89106. Studio #120