Acting Courses, Classes and Workshops


My acting courses, classes and workshops are informative, educational, productive and above all fun!


Designed by me primarily for adults wanting to explore acting skills and actors covering the three basic skills needed for acting – Voice, Body and Imagination.  I also incorporate the following practitioners  Stanislavski, Meisner, Michael Chekhov, Laban (Body), Impro (Keith Johnstone), Brecht, Growtowski, Patsy Rosenberg (Voice). 

For more information on Stanislavski click here

Brief outline of courses, classes and workshops in Lewes, Sussex and London.

Beginners course -LEWES

LEWES – Starting 2024. 7-9pm one eve per week (more information to follow)

This is a 8 week course introduces basic drama skills and acting techniques for students who would like to explore acting skills either as a potential actor or for business and life skills.

  • You will learn acting skills such as body and vocal warm ups, movement, improvisation and script reading skills.
  • You will explore the above Acting techniques which will help you to develop confidence, good voice work, body language and spontaneity in delivering text from contemporary writers such as: David Hare, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.

Students have said that while attending the courses, they have gained skills and confidence that are useful in daily life. These transferable skills are also applicable for corporate and business students.

Refreshers Course/on hold until 2024

I have so enjoyed running these fresh new courses. The course will re-cap on acting skills, and new techniques, building confidence with fun! This course is for people who have had some acting experience or would like to further their skills. This one will focus on monologues/short scenes in pairs, learning the scene with a showing to the group.  6/8 Students. £100. 

Intermediate Course

One step up from beginners with more techniques then a performance of scenes – on hold until 2024

This 9 week course (plus 1 eve showing of scenes) will explore the various skills and techniques at a deeper level enabling the study and performance of actual text and scenes from plays. Anyone welcomed but must have some experience of acting.

  • We shall prepare and rehearse a showing of short scenes or monologues at the end of term.
  • You will receive tuition and direction on performance skills such as voice work, stage awareness, movement, text analysis and character development.

Performance course

In London – requires intermediate course or regular attendance of workshops and/or acting experience.  Building on the acting skills gained this course enables students to explore performing from scenes/devised scenes/monologues/improvisation.  

Course starts 2024 with 8-10 rehearsals in London plus Zoom rehearsals.

Next Performance group starts January 2024. Information coming soon.


Monthly – usually third Saturday of each month in EC1/EC2/3 or SE1 area – next one 21st October 2023 at Theatre Deli Studios, London, EC3A – come and try out your acting skills. £50 from 11-3pm. Some basic acting experience required. 

Monthly Zoom acting scene work are ongoing. See Facebook page for dates and times. Next one is October 2023.

If you would like to know more about the courses, classes and workshops please contact me by email or by the form on the website. You can also visit and join my facebook page – Acting classes with Valerie Dent.

Joe’s Bar Performance group

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