Acting Courses, Classes and Workshops

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

My acting courses, classes and workshops have been designed by me primarily for adults 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.

Sussex – Saturday 29th February 2020 10.15-12.45pm – ‘Exploring your inner core’ – a taster workshop using acting exercises to develop confidence and self-expression. Please go to link for more details:

Beginners course

Next course will be September 2020 in Lewes and London.

This 9 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

Next 6 week in London – October 2020. 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. I personalise the course with each student in mind and I will contact everyone before the course with feedback on what they would like to concentrate on. This may be vocals, impro, character work, script work etc.  Only 8-10 students max for the course and the fee is £110.

Intermediate course

One step up from beginners with more techniques then a performance of scenes – £100 for a 9 week (+eve) course – next course in Lewes September 2020.

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. The next Performance course dates to be announced. The course fills up as only 10 to 12 students max. £185. 


Monthly – usually third Saturday of each month in EC1/EC2 or SE1 area – next one is August 2020 at The Deli, EC1 – come and try out your acting skills. £45 from 11-4pm. Some basic acting experience required.

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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