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Our Amsterdam-based theater, acting & improv courses are back! Due to the covid-19, we have adjusted the conditions of the courses in accordance with the national recommendations on hygiene and social distancing. Therefore, all our in-class theater courses have a maximum capacity of 12 people and your acting experience will be safe. However, don’t worry, we will keep it fun as always. Make sure to book your spot on time!! Choose your favorite theater course in Amsterdam:


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Acting for Beginners: ABC's of Acting with Joanna (new)

”All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” – William Shakespeare

LEARN THE BASICS OF ACTING & HAVE FUN!

In this acting course for beginners, our teacher Joanna Lucas will teach you the basics of acting. How to use our voices, our bodies and our instincts when it comes to creating characters. Using a combination of drama games, theatre exercises and short project work, we will explore various acting techniques to discover how to approach scripts, work as a cohesive ensemble and tell a great story. Find your voice and let your confidence shine through – free yourself up to let your creativity thrive! You can learn more about Joanna here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

ABC’s of Acting Course for Beginners (max 12 people)–> TIMES: Wednesdays 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 27 January – Finishing: 3 March (duration 6 weeks) // LOCATION: Cliffordstudio (Amsterdam West) // COSTS: 6-class package for 195 EUR per person // Trial Class on 27 January: 25 EUR

Levels: This course is perfectly suitable for people with zero acting experience (Beginners). Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome! After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level!

JOIN!

Actors rehearsing on stage. A man and a woman holding papers, reading lines. The woman looks a little agitated

Acting for Intermediates: ABC's of Acting with Joanna + Presentation (new)

”All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” – William Shakespeare

BE AN ACTING STAR!

In this acting course for intermediates, our teacher Joanna Lucas will deepen your knowledge into the basics of acting and we will prepare for a short graduation show at the end of the course! We will learn how to use our voices, our bodies and our instincts when it comes to creating characters. Using a combination of drama games, theatre exercises and short project work, we will explore various acting techniques to discover how to approach scripts, work as a cohesive ensemble and tell a great story. Find your voice and let your confidence shine through – free yourself up to let your creativity thrive! You can learn more about Joanna here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

ABC’s of Acting Course for Intermediates + Presentation (max 12 people)–> TIMES: Thursdays 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 21 January – Finishing: 11 March (duration 8 weeks) // LOCATION: Cliffordstudio (Amsterdam West) // COSTS: 8-class package for 235 EUR per person // Trial Class on 21 January: 25 EUR

Levels: This course is perfectly suitable for people with basic acting experience (Intermediates) who had a course with Joanna before, but also for everyone who wants to practice acting in a deeper level and participate in a mini-show!

JOIN!

Actors rehearsing on stage. A man and a woman holding papers, reading lines. The woman looks a little agitated

Acting for Beginners: ABC's of Acting with Michelle (new)

”All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” – William Shakespeare

LEARN THE BASICS OF ACTING IN A FUN WAY!

In this acting course for beginners, our teacher Michelle combines a range of fun improvisation games and the performance of text-based acting scenes. Students get a chance to develop their performance skills with either monologues or by working on short scenes – both comedic and dramatic. You will be guided to understand and engage in the subtext (emotional layers) of the script and to transfer text to stage in a way that captivates your audience. You will also be guided to explore the manner in which energy exchange takes place on stage to enhance a performance as well as creating a believeable character both vocally and physically. 

This course offers you a great opportunity to develop your expression & public speaking skills in a fun way, work as an ensemble (team-player) and expand your acting potential! You can learn more about Michelle here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

ABC’s of Acting Course for Beginners (max 14 people)–> TIMES: Mondays 19:00-20:30 // Starting: 25 January –  Finishing: 1st March (total 6 classes) // LOCATION: Mirror Center (Amsterdam East) // COSTS: 6-class package for 175 EUR per person // Trial Class on 25 January: 25 EUR

Levels: This course is perfectly suitable for people with zero acting experience (Beginners). Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome! After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level!

JOIN!

Actors rehearsing on stage. A man and a woman holding papers, reading lines. The woman looks a little agitated

Improv for Beginners: Yes And Fun! with Isaac (new)

”You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

HAVE FUN THE IMPROV WAY!

In this fun improv course for beginners, our teacher Isaac Simon will teach you the basic techniques of improv, including the core components of listening, agreement and ”Yes, And”. Also, you will get the chance to discover characters, stories, feelings and more. You will develop your listening and communication skills, while having fun! Give yourself positive vibes and a boost of energy after work! You can learn more about the teacher here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

Improv for Beginners: Yes And Fun! Course (max 10 people)–> TIMES: Mondays 18:30-20:00 // Starting: 15 February – Finishing: 22 March (6 weeks) // LOCATION: Cliffordstudio (Amsterdam West) // COSTS: 6 classes for 195 EUR per person // Trial class on 15 February: 25 EUR

Levels: This improv course is perfectly suitable for people with zero improv experience (Beginners). Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome to join! After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level!

JOIN!

Improv exercise. Four playful business people beating their friend with pillows. He is sitting on beanbag and pretending to be scared.

Improv for Intermediates: Yes And Fun! with Isaac + Presentation (new)

”You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

BE AN IMPROV STAR!

In this fun improv course for intermediates, our teacher Isaac Simon will deepen your knowledge into the basic techniques of improv, including the core components of listening, agreement and ”Yes, And”, while preparing the group for a short & fun graduation show at the end of the course! Also, you will get the chance to discover characters, stories, feelings and more. You will develop your listening and communication skills, while having fun! Give yourself positive vibes and a boost of energy after work! You can learn more about the teacher here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

Improv for Intermediates: Yes And Fun! Course + Presentation (max 10 people)–> TIMES: Mondays 20:30-22:00 // Starting: 15 February – Finishing: 22 March (6 weeks) // LOCATION: Cliffordstudio (Amsterdam West) // COSTS: 6 classes for 195 EUR per person // Trial class on 15 February: 25 EUR

Levels: This improv course is perfectly suitable for people with previous improv experience (Intermediates) who had a course with Isaac before, but also for everyone who wants to practice improv in a deeper level and participate in a mini-show!

JOIN!

Improv exercise. Four playful business people beating their friend with pillows. He is sitting on beanbag and pretending to be scared.

Improv for Beginners: Yes And Fun! with Joana (new)

”You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

HAVE FUN THE IMPROV WAY!

In this fun improv course for beginners, our teacher Joana Vinogradoff will teach you the basic techniques of improv, including the core components of listening, agreement and ”Yes, And”. Also, you will get the chance to discover characters, stories and relationships – all on the spot. During this course, you will develop your listening and communication skills and be ready to have some fun while at it! Give yourself positive vibes and a boost of energy after work!

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

Improv for Beginners: Yes And Fun! Course TIMES: Mondays 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 18 January – Finishing: 22 February (6 weeks) // LOCATION: Cliffordstudio (Amsterdam West) // COSTS: 6 classes for 195 EUR per person // Trial class on 18 January: 25 EUR

Levels: This improv course is perfectly suitable for people with zero improv experience (Beginners). Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome to join! After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level!

JOIN!

Improv exercise. Four playful business people beating their friend with pillows. He is sitting on beanbag and pretending to be scared.

Improv for Intermediates: Yes And Improve! with Grazyna + Presentation (new)

”There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” – Amy Poehler

DEVELOP YOURSELF via IMPROV!

In this especially enlightening improv course for intermediates, our teacher Grazyna Frackiewicz will deepen your knowledge into the fundamentals of improv while losing yourself in the fun of improvisational theater. You will develop an accepting, error-free attitude and learn to react to unforeseen situations in a spontaneous an flexible manner. Also, you will learn to enable your courage and confidence to think quickly on your feet. Saying ‘yes and’ will shortly become a habit that will allow you to discover your own creativity, be a better human being and have more joy in your life! You can learn more about Grazyna here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

Improv for Intermediates: Yes And Improve! Course + Presentation (max 12 people)–> TIMES: Tuesdays 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 19 January – Finishing 9 March (8 weeks) // LOCATION: Cliffordstudio (Amsterdam West) // COSTS: 8-class package for 235 EUR per person // Trial class on 19 January: 25 EUR

Levels: This course is perfectly suitable for people with basic improv experience (Intermediates) who had a course with Grazyna before, but also for everyone who wants to practice improv in a deeper level!

JOIN!

Actors practicing. A group of people wearing black, except for one man with glasses wearing a white shirt, have their arms lifted in a 90 degree angle with their wrist also in a 90 degree angle. Background: Grey brick wall

Creative Acting for Intermediates with Grazyna + Presentation (new)

”That’s what makes acting so attractive. You get to break all your own rules” – Gerardine Clark

ACTING IN A FUN & CREATIVE WAY!

In this acting course for intermediates, our teacher Grazyna Frackiewicz will teach you how to develop in a deeper level the fundamental skills and tools of acting with a dash of improvisation and you will be introduced to the magical world of theater, while preparing yourself for a short graduation show! Also, you will learn how to be in the moment, being free to respond to what is actually happening. You will have plenty of opportunities to exercise and improve your acting, imagination and listening skills, developing more spontaneous ways of expression, concentration, as well as physical and emotional awareness. Finally, you will learn how to be more present and authentic under the imaginary circumstances created during a scene! You can learn more about Grazyna here.

SCHEDULE, RATES & CONDITIONS:

Creative Acting for Intermediates + Presentation (max 14 people)–> TIMES: Thursdays 19:30-21:30 // Starting: 21 January – Finishing: 6 March (8 weeks) // LOCATION: Wladimir Studio (Jordaan Area Amsterdam) // COSTS: 8-class package for 235 EUR per person // Trial class on 21 January: 25 EUR

Levels: This course is perfectly suitable for people with basic acting experience (Intermediates) who had a course with Grazyna before, but also for everyone who wants to practice acting & improv in a deeper level!

JOIN!

Actors practicing. A group of people sitting on the floor wearing black. A guy and a girl are standing talking to each other. Background: Grey brick wall

ABC's of Acting for Intermediates with Caroline + Presentation (new)

”God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” – William Shakespeare

LEARN THE BASICS OF ACTING!

In this acting course for intermediates, our teacher Caroline Wagner will deepen your knowledge into the basics of acting. Namely the course will include how to properly warm-up the body, voice, and imagination using impovisation; theater games and exercises; ensemble collaboration and large group work; scene study and partner work; character study; acting terminology such as “objective”, “blocking”, “tactics”, and more! In this class you will improve your public speaking skills, gain confidence, take risks in a safe space (judgement-free zone), express yourself and think on your feet, in a fun way! You can learn more about Caroline here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

ABC’s of Acting Course for Intermediates + Presentation (max 14 people)–> TIMES: Thursdays, 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 21 January – Finishing: 11 March (duration 8 weeks) // LOCATION: TBA // COSTS: 8-class package + presentation for 235 EUR per person

Levels: This course is perfectly suitable for people with basic acting experience (Intermediates) who had a course with Caroline before, but also for everyone who wants to practice acting in a deeper level!

JOIN!

Actors rehearsing on stage. A man and a woman holding papers, reading lines. The woman looks a little agitated

Greek Acting & improv for Beginners with Valia (new)

“Don’t you think there is always something unspoken between two people?” – Tennessee Williams

ACTING COURSE IN GREEK FOR BEGINNERS!

In this Acting course for beginners (Greek speakers only), our teacher Valia Tamvaki will teach you the fundamentals of Acting. Through theater games, improvisation, acting and drama exercises, you will learn how to express yourself, develop your creativity, and become a better team player! No previous experience is needed! You can learn more about Valia here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

Greek Acting & Improv Course for Beginners (max 12 people)–> TIMES: Wednesdays 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 27 January – Finishing: 3 March (6 weeks) // LOCATION: Greek Community (Amsterdam West) // COSTS: 6-class package for 195 EUR per person // Trial class on 27 January: 25 EUR

Levels: This course is perfectly suitable for people with zero acting experience (Beginners). Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome! After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level!

JOIN!

Musical for Beginners with Dominika

”Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.” – Alphonse de Lamartine

ACTING THE SONG & SINGING IN MUSICAL THEATER

Do you like singing and acting? Would you like yo learn how to combine the two and find out more about musical theater?

This acting and singing course by our teacher Dominika Zawada is designed for anyone who wishes to learn how to sing and work with a song in musical theater. All singing levels are most welcome!

Being able to sing is one thing, but being able to bring the story and lyrics to life while portraying a character on stage is another. During this one-on-one course you’ll learn how to:
– Analyze the lyrics of a song to help enhance the storytelling
– Personalize given circumstances of a narrative within a song
– Learn basic acting techniques that will help you build your character and develop a believable performance while singing
– Learn the musical theater singing technique

You can learn more about Dominika here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

Musical Course + Presentation (max 12 people)–> TIMES: Mondays 19:00-20:30 // Starting: 4 January – Finishing: 8 February (6 weeks) // LOCATION: Cliffordstudio (Amsterdam West) // COSTS: 6-class package + presentation for 175 EUR per person // Trial Class on 4 January: 25 EUR

Levels: This course is perfectly suitable for people with zero or little acting experience. Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome! After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level!

JOIN!

Beautiful young female vocalist in shiny black evening dress holding golden vintage microphone, playful smile, preparing to sing during musical show

Dance Attack! for Beginners

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham

HAVE FUN, LET LOOSE AND GET MOVING!

In this fun dancing course for beginners with our teacher Malika, 1 hour is dedicated to making you sweat, groove and move together in a fun way! *Dance it out* offers you the benefits of a dynamic dance workout, all while allowing you to connect with your body and discover how you like to move. In other words, let’s get your heart pumping, your muscles working and your creative juices flowing! This class is a fusion of different dance styles, dance improvisation and cardio. The emphasis is not on perfecting a specific dance technique, but rather, encourage you to sweat off the stress of the day and take a moment for your body to express itself in a positive environment. Feel welcome and let’s boost your energy levels in a playful and experimental way! You can learn more about the teacher here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

Dance Attack! for Beginners Course (max 12 people)–> TIMES: Mondays 20:00-21:00 // Starting: 4 January – Finishing: 8 February (6 weeks) // LOCATION: Peelstraat 171 (Amsterdam Zuid)  // COSTS: 6 classes for 135 EUR per person // Trial class on 4 February: 15 EUR

Levels: This course is perfectly suitable for people with zero or little dancing experience. Everyone is more than welcome to join! After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level!

JOIN!

 

Acting & Improv for Beginners: Yes And Act! with Joanna (FULL)

”You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

An exciting ACTING & IMPROV mix!

In this acting and improv course for beginners by our teacher Joanna Lucas, we start with the basics: How to use our voices, our bodies and our instincts when it comes to creating characters. Using a combination of drama games, improvisation games, theatre exercises and short project work, we will explore various acting techniques to discover how to work as a cohesive ensemble, develop each other’s ideas and tell a great story. Find your voice and let your confidence shine through – free yourself up to let your creativity thrive!You can learn more about Joanna here.

Schedule, Rates & Conditions:

Improv & Acting for Beginners Course (max 12 people)–> TIMES: Mondays 21:00-22:30 // Starting: 2 November- Finishing: 7 December (6 weeks) // LOCATION: Cliffordstudio // COSTS: 6 classes for 165 EUR per person // Trial class on 2 October: 25 EUR

Levels: This improv course is perfectly suitable for people with zero improv experience (Beginners). Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome to join!

JOIN!

Improv exercise. Four playful business people beating their friend with pillows. He is sitting on beanbag and pretending to be scared.

What is the difference between Acting & Improv theatre?

 We believe it’s important to know what are the main differences between Acting and Improv Theater, in order to join one of our theater courses:
1. Acting teaches you how to express yourself honestly and confidently in many different situations and roles. Improv teaches you how to be yourself and tap into spontaneity.

2. Improv helps you to connect with others, while Acting helps you connect with your emotions and thoughts in the way you express yourself physically.

Both Acting and Improv can boost your confidence, improve your listening and communication skills and level up your ability to actively and openly communicate with the world around you.

6 or 8-class package from 195 EUR

Perfect for Beginners, Intermediates welcomed

Book 2 courses together or bring a friend and get 10 EUR discount

Free certificate if you join 2 courses

Spots are limited and reserved fast

What else is included?

  • -> Focused and fun curricula from our experienced teachers
  • -> Personal feedback from the Teachers
  • -> Classes of 12 people max
  • -> Course certificates to enhance your CV

What are the benefits of an Act Attack course?

We can help you boost your:

Confidence

  Expression and creativity

 Public speaking

  Body awareness

  Connection & interaction with others

Communication skills

English speaking skills

  Happiness levels!

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TRIAL Acting Class

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    • 1 Trial Class of your choice
    •   Can be used only for the starting date of the course you choose
    • After the trial, you can pay the full course minus this amount (depending on availability)

What is a Trial class

Yes, we also offer a trial class for our online an in-class theater courses – for those who are not sure if they want to commit!

You can come to the fist class of your chosen course and if you like it, you can pay the whole amount afterwards, minus the amount of the trial class.

Don’t worry, we will counterbalance the payments!

Please note that booking a trial class reserves you a spot just for one class, but does not guarantee you a spot for the whole course, as this depends on the availability – our theater courses are almost always sold out.

Feel free to contact us for any further questions!

I’M CONVINCED! HOW CAN I JOIN?

To secure your spot for one of our online or in-person theater courses in Amsterdam, you just click “JOIN” and fill the form. You will receive all the details about the payment and the course via WhatsApp within a few days. Don’t forget to put the correct mobile number, including the country code (eg +31, +32, +33 etc) and the course day you prefer! If you don’t have Whatsapp, you can download it here. We accept payments via iDeal, Paypal and bank transfer.

Cancellations/refunds are not possible but amendments are possible depending on availability.

Feel free to contact us for any further questions!

What do people say about Act Attack?

  • “Joining Act Attack was an amazing experience! I really enjoyed the classes and met great people along the way!”
    Maria
    Member
  • “Loved to be a part of Act Attack! Learned a lot about theater and acting itself. Teacher (Joana) was great as she guided us through the process of acting as a way of communicating with the audience. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn and develop performing skills.”
    Eka
    Member
  • “The idea of Act attack in combination with a talented young director Joana is exactly what Amsterdam has been missing - long term acting and impro workshops for affordable price where you have enough time to immerse yourself in the magic world of acting and open a new horizon of what you can actually create, feel, act.”
    Irina
    Member
  • “Act Attack is a young theater, that is available for everyone. If you have never had such experience or you have been always dreaming to try a new role, Act Attack is a good and quick start. Joana is a great director, who devotes her energy to help people to open themselves. I find this place valuable for me because of socialization with like-minded people and skills that I learn there. Success!”
    Julia
    Member

Please fill the form below and select the theater course of your choice. If you are not sure which course to choose, feel free to browse our list of courses (in-class and online) in our Courses pages. As soon as we receive your form, we will get back to you within a few days via WhatsApp with all the details about the course and the payment. We accept payments via iDeal, Paypal or Bank transfer.

Thank you!