Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me about your program?

The best actor in the room is the best listener in the room. We teach hyper-listening through ever evolving techniques that allow our actors to “live their truth” while in front of the camera, on-stage and in their daily lives.

The two core concepts from which everything is built are Script and Improvisation. We are not interested in a good performance. In fact, we are not interested in “performance” at all. We engage in truth which is where ‘great’ lives – and ‘great’ is something we are very interested in. Great scripted work should look, sound and feel like improvisation; like the actor is creating the lines from thin air. Great improvisation, in our studio, should look, sound and feel like a scripted play that has been precisely blocked and rehearsed.

Once students have progressed through these concepts there is a master level course that brings it all together. These simple yet profound ideas are at the heart of every program from the Master Class and Core Curriculum to the Teen and Youth Programs. We believe in developing a hunger for mastery at every level and every age. There is no beginning and there is no end to our program because we simply think there’s a better way.

As a studio we will always be evolving, therefore the curriculum and the growth of our student’s cannot be held captive by superficial levels. At Dearing Acting Studio there are no gimmicks, no excuses, no glass ceilings. You will see the difference and love our process or your money back, guaranteed

What is your class schedule?

In general, we offer classes on weekdays; Monday through Thursday. Explore our studio schedule and enroll in available classes today.

What types of classes do you offer?

We offer script, improvisation, masterclass and online courses. To view our class calendar or enroll visit the acting classes page. Course descriptions below:

Students focus on scripted material, develop heightened listening skills, emotional truth and foundational techniques required to bring a great performance. Instructors give individualized coaching in a group environment focusing on performance and self-development.

Students focus on learning improvisation techniques, develop heightened listening skills, emotional truth through long-form and short-form styles and exercises. Instructors give individualized coaching in a group environment focusing on performance and self-development.

Master Class
Personal development through the craft of acting. A holistic approach incorporating listening, scene study, improvisation and technique.

Online Course
An online course to develop yourself as an actor. Learn comprehensive skills and techniques on your journey toward mastery.

When do classes start?

Generally, classes begin the first week of every month and go for three consecutive weeks. Exceptions are possible based on scheduling and holidays. Please refer to the studio calendar for upcoming class dates.

When do classes end?

Generally, classes pause on the 4th week of every month. Exceptions are possible based on scheduling and holidays. Please refer to the class dates on the studio calendar.

How much are the classes?

Actors can enroll in either one class or in both for a discounted rate.

  • Kid: $115/mo each or $200/mo for both
  • Teen: $180/mo each or $300/mo for both
  • Adult: $180/mo each or $300/mo for both
Do I pay for class each week?

No, you do not pay every week. The enrollment price is paid once a month, usually on the 22nd of the month.

I missed a class. Can I go to another class to make it up?

Yes. If you miss a class, you are welcome to attend the other night the same subject is scheduled. Make-up classes must be completed within the month of enrollment.

Does my skill level matter?

We love teaching students who have been working for decades or are just getting started. We teach to the individual and focus on your personal development and growth as an actor and human being.

Can you make me famous?

No, but you can make yourself famous.  We work with high level actors on a daily basis that are seen on major networks. Our training is focused on mastery level learning for actors to develop and live into their potential.  Fame is not the goal of our program, however many of our students have achieved massive commercial success.

Are you an agency?

No, we are an actor training studio for those interested in mastery of craft. We are happy to send a personal recommendation for our students when they are ready for this step. Below is a list of reputable agencies in Arizona.

  • Leighton
  • Ford RBA
  • Signature
  • Dani
  • Deborah Maddox
  • Agency AZ