All of our acting classes are improv-based with a differing focus for each session (such as character development, bodywork, monologue, etc). Improv provides a framework for play, and play is where acting magic happens! We can explore other people, other circumstances, and other viewpoints and learn to express truth in imaginary circumstances!

For students in K-1st grade, we focus on the heart of the child – PLAY! Kids in this age group need plenty of time and space to move, they need the opportunity to try things themselves, and they use their imaginations constantly! We merge all of that with themed classes designed to get kids thinking creatively in ways that enhance their imaginations, encourage reading and writing skills, and build confidence as young humans!

For our students in 2nd through 6th grade, we take advantage of some of the skills they already have (like reading, writing, conversational, imagination, and social skills), and use those skills to explore imaginary scenarios. Through both scripted work and improv, students will learn to work as a team and to support one another as actors, developing interesting characters and creating unique scenarios to explore.

For our students in 7th grade or older, classes are focused on continuing an actor’s journey, meeting them exactly where they are– whether they’ve been acting since preschool or are just starting out. Using a combination of scripted work and improv, students will dive into character development, understanding text, breaking down inhibitions, building ensemble spirit, and learning tools to bring physical dimension to all of their roles.

All classes are repeatable as the material changes in each session.
There is always more to discover as an actor, and we are here to guide you on your journey!

If you’re new to our studio and aren’t sure where to begin, click the “Just Getting Started” banner below to submit a form! You can also send us an email at info@PopovskyPerformingArts.com, or give us a call at 717-517-8543 and we will be happy to help.

Acting Sample Class
Acting Sample Class

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Join us for an acting class to see what our programs are all about!  Please select an age group and fill out the form below. Someone will get in touch with you to confirm your sample class date and time within two business days!
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Production Perfection for 2nd – 6th Grade
Production Perfection for 2nd – 6th Grade

Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:00PM

Production Perfection for 2nd - 6th Grade
Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:00PM. Begins the week of March 8th. Spring Classes run through May 17th.
$200
Come into acting class each class ready to expand on the full production experience - from script writing, to the rehearsal process, to character development, to blocking. This work will be improv based and acting focused. One of the greatest benefits of studying at Popovsky Performing Arts Studio is that you are not only learning from experienced instructors, you are also learning from performers. The real-world experiences that the instructors at PPAS share with their students are an invaluable resource. No matter if you want to feel more confident in the audition room, are looking into performing for the first time, have done a dozen shows, or simply think this sounds inviting – we have a place for you here! All experience levels are welcome, and our experienced staff are ready to meet you right where you are.
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Suave Improv for 7th – 12th Grade
Suave Improv for 7th – 12th Grade

Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00PM

Suave Improv for 7th - 12th Grade Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00PM. Begins the week of March 8th. Spring Classes run through May 17th. $200 Move away from looking down at a script and be on your feet - this course will provide an exciting environment to expand your knowledge of improv and grow your ability to perform long form improvisation scenes. One of the greatest benefits of studying at Popovsky Performing Arts Studio is that you are not only learning from experienced instructors, you are also learning from performers. The real-world experiences that the instructors at PPAS share with their students are an invaluable resource. No matter if you want to feel more confident in the audition room, are looking into performing for the first time, have done a dozen shows, or simply think this sounds inviting – we have a place for you here! All experience levels are welcome, and our experienced staff are ready to meet you right where you are.
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The Art of the Monologue ONLINE for Adults
The Art of the Monologue ONLINE for Adults

Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM

The Art of the Monologue ONLINE for Adults  Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00PM. Begins the week of March 8th. Spring Classes run through May 17th. $200 Need some new audition material? Never prepared a monologue before? This class is perfect for beginners and those with more experience. We will dig into material for clues to character and emotion, and then use those clues to bring life and truth to the printed material. Bring your chosen material or let our seasoned instructor challenge you with material chosen just for you. One of the greatest benefits of studying at Popovsky Performing Arts Studio is that you are not only learning from experienced instructors, you are also learning from performers. The real-world experiences that the instructors at PPAS share with their students are an invaluable resource. No matter if you want to feel more confident in the audition room, are looking into performing for the first time, have done a dozen shows, or simply think this sounds inviting – we have a place for you here! All experience levels are welcome, and our experienced staff are ready to meet you right where you are.
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Essentials of Acting for Adults
Essentials of Acting for Adults

Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:00PM

Essentials of Acting for Adults Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:00PM. Begins the week of March 8th. Spring Classes run through May 17th. $200 Polish Your Practice to Perfect Your Performance! Focuses on characterization, script analysis, monologue coaching, and scene selection. This class is great for beginners and those with more experience and is repeatable as the material changes with each session. Register quickly to reserve your spot in this popular class! One of the greatest benefits of studying at Popovsky Performing Arts Studio is that you are not only learning from experienced instructors, you are also learning from performers. The real-world experiences that the instructors at PPAS share with their students are an invaluable resource. No matter if you want to feel more confident in the audition room, are looking into performing for the first time, have done a dozen shows, or simply think this sounds inviting – we have a place for you here! All experience levels are welcome, and our experienced staff are ready to meet you right where you are.
 
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