Acting Classes for Non-Actors

Have you always wanted to act?
Do you have an idea that acting classes will increase your confidence and creative expression?
Would you like to radiate presence and charisma in your professional life?

Sandra Zimmer's Beginning Acting classes teach you solid acting skills, increasing your ability to express yourself dynamically onstage, at the podium in presentations, in group meetings and in everyday situations. You'll learn that acting is not about faking or pretending, rather it is the ability to respond genuinely in the moment. Our amazing Zimmer Method acting program guides you through simple step-by-step techniques that allow you to experience your natural acting abilities. Our Acting classes will help you discover you can act. And it is so much fun!

Summary of Acting Classes
Level 1 - Beginning Acting: Easing into Acting
Level 2 - Beginning Acting: Being Alive on Stage!
Level 3 - Be the Star in Your Own Movie: Movie Acting and Self-Expression

You will learn valuable skills to:

  • Be comfortable in front of others
  • Develop a personal presence that compels attention
  • Enhance credibility, connection and chemistry with others
  • Listen and respond spontaneously
  • Express your self dynamically
  • Cold read a script as though speaking naturally
  • "Audition" for the stage and for real life situations

Level 1
Beginning Acting: Easing into Acting
6-Week Course

Through simple acting exercises, learn how to read a script naturally so that your acting is genuine. Learn to make strong and comfortable connection with an acting partner and to respond authentically. We will guide you to relax into the moment and deliver your lines with genuine feeling. Our secret technique of color awareness will free you to express a wide range of emotions. You can do it! Acting class is so much fun!

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Level 2
Beginning Acting: Being Alive on Stage
6-Week Course

Learn how to move spontaneously around the stage so your scene is alive with energy. Use props and objects to help stay in the moment. Experience how engaging fully with a scene partner takes your scene into an exhilarating "zone." By the end of this course, you will be playing a scene fully and sensing your natural ability to be an actor.

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Level 3
Beginning Acting: Be the Star in Your Own Life: Movie Acting & Self-Expression
6-Week Course

Discover yourself in this fun learning experience by acting out movie scripts. Break out of Inhibitions and Express Yourself More freely in Presentation and Speaking with movie acting lessons! We are all inhibited in some way. Some light inside us wants to shine but isn't allowed to, due to some past experience or disapproval. This beginning acting workshop allows you to work with your own inhibitions and break through some barriers that have held you back.

If life is calling for you to be the center of attention at work, at church or in an organization, this class will definitely help. In a totally safe, non-judgmental environment, you can transform the way you express who you are, so you can shine. With Self-Expression training in Houston, you will have the skills to move through any problems and to reach for life's greatest possibilities!

NOTE: All class members are amateurs or non-actors and are in it together working in a safe and supporting environment. You don't need to have experience acting to participate. Sandra will teach you how to play the scenes. Just be willing to try to enact scenes from favorite movies and allow yourself to play. And be willing to support your classmates in expressing themselves as well.

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Acting Class is FUN! Non-Judgmental! Totally Supportive! a Positive Feedback workshop!
Houston Acting Class Fees: $495
Dates: Thursday Evenings, 6-week sessions.
Times: 7-9:30 PM

Have questions or want to schedule a private workshop for your group? Let us know!

Beginning Acting students listen to directions from Dennis
Beginning Acting students listen to directions from Dennis Gallagher

Acting students perform in Advanced Performance class
Acting students perform in Advanced Performance class

Advanced Performance class
Advanced Performance class

“I have had several friends tell me there has been a big change in my personality, and, even the way I carry myself - I believe they used the word - transformation. I do “feel” different these days. It would probably be more self-confidence that I have with myself and the way I deal/work with daily issues. The self-discovery that unfolds in each class is wondrous. I love the way you lead the students through each phase of techniques. They are not over-powering/whelming. It's a freedom - not even freedom, maybe a clear understanding of the process. Your classes have opened the door to a part of my soul and I don't think that door can be closed again.”

-- Kathy Competiello


Acting students perform in Advanced Performance class
Acting students perform in Advanced Performance class

Advanced Performance
Advanced Performance

Acting students perform in Advanced Performance class
Acting students perform in Advanced Performance class