Classes held at:
Raleigh Area Children's Theatre
located at:
Celebration Plaza at Six Forks
7319 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

Actors Training Ground classes rotate throughout the year and open to ages 17 - Adult. Each session runs 8 weeks. The cost of the class covers the entire session.

Winter Session 2018

17 to Adult
Class Day Dates Time Cost
Winter Intensive 2018 -
Meets 3 days a week
W, Sa, and Su. Jan. 15th - Mar. 25th Wed.- 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Sat and Sun.- 1 - 6 pm

Partial list of Master Classes. For more information about the Intensive, click here.


Audition Technique


Stage Combat






Character Development


Acting for the Camera: Film


Working with an Agent

Saturday March 3rd 1:00 - 2:00  

Production TBA

Sat and Suns   3:00 - 6:00  
Acting 1: Building the Basics Sundays Feb. 4th - Mar. 25th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm $150

Acting 1: Building the Basics - Monologues In this class, students will learn the principles behind acting and learn to apply the principles of Intention, Obstacle, and Tactic to a monologue.
Acting 2: Justification and Action - Monologues/Scenes Continue the process of developing Monologues with Justification and Action. We dig deeper into putting meaning behind the movements we make or don't make when acting, the reasons behind them, and how to use the voice to convery what the character is feeling.
Acting 3: Character Development Using techniques such as animal work, observation, movement and voice, students will explore creating a character using fictional or non-fictional people and bringing them to life. You must have completed Acting 1 and 2 or have comparable experience to register for this class.
Acting 4: Scene Study For the actor who wants to develop their acting skills working with other actors, this class focuses on two-person scene work. You must have completed Acting 1 and 2 or have comparable experience to register for this class.
Acting 5: Sense Memory Hone in on your acting skills with this class focusing on exercises using your senses to create physical and emotional responses. You must have completed Acting 1 and 2 to register for this class.
Acting for the Camera Understand the terminology used on set and get in-front of camera experience with this informative class. Students will work on commercials and small film scenes for class.
Improv Release your inner creativeness with games and exercises to strengthen your improvisational skills. Students will earn both short and long forms of this invaluable skill needed by any actor.
Audition Technique From the first phone call to the final call back, learn the proper and professional way to audition and make a great first and last impression. A must for any actor. Must have taken Acting 2 and Voice for the Stage or have comparable experience to register for this class. Students must come to first class with a prepared monologue.
Voice for the Actor Acquire the skills to produce sound properly for speaking and acting. Learn how to use the full range of your voice with exercises and text. Breath, sound, placement, and pitch will be explored in this class.
Dialects: British Using the foundation of the International Phonetic Alphabet (I.P.A.) students will learn the basics of producing the sounds needed for the British.
Dialects: Cockney and Irish Continuing from where we left off in Dialects 1. Students will review the British dialect and then move onto Cockney and Irish. Must have taken Dialects 1 or have comporable experience.
Acting Intensive During the 10 weeks, students will be exposed to classes with a conservatory-like schedule during the week and rehearse a production on the weekends. The tech nights and performances will happen on the last week of classes during the regular scheduled times, except for the Saturday night performance which will be at 8.00 p.m.

Due to the intensity of the curriculum, the Acting Intensive Program is open to actors who understand the principles behind acting. It is not for those who are looking to explore it for the first time and/or have no experience in acting.

Must have taken Acting 1, Acting 2, Voice for the Stage, and Scene Study or have comparable experience to register for the Intensive.