FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Young Actors Strasberg NYC FAQ
Q: What grade does my child have to be in to participate in the Young Actors at Strasberg program?
A: We accept students in Grades 2 through 12. We will only interview a student once he or she is 7 years old. Once a student turns 18 and has graduated from high school, he or she is eligible to apply for our adult program.
Q: When are your classes held?
A: Our classes are held during the traditional school year in three semesters (Fall, Winter and Spring) on Saturdays. The Fall and Spring are 12-week sessions, and the Winter Intensive is a 10-week program.. For young actors in grades 2 through 6, classes are from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM. For young actors in grades 7 through 12, classes are from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
Q: Do you have classes after school or on Sundays?
A: Our Young Actors program is currently held on Saturdays during the Fall, Winter, and Spring semester. During the summer, we offer intensive programs during the week. Occasionally, we will offer after-school classes during the week during the school year.
Q: Where do the students eat?
A: Kids and Pre-Teens bring their own lunch and are supervised by staff in a designated classroom to eat with their group. Teens and Young Adults are permitted to leave the building during lunch unless the parents submit a note expressing that the student should not be able to leave the building. Teens and Young Adults can also bring their own lunch as well and are allowed to sit at the available lunch tables in the back of the building.
Q: How many students are in each class?
A: Classes are capped at 16 students. The kids and pre-teen program classes have a program aide in addition to their instructor.
Q: My child has never acted before. Do they need to have professional experience to join the program?
A: Our program is for the serious young actor and for those who are just beginning. We welcome all experience levels and tend to have a good mix of those who have been training for a while and those who are just beginning. Your child does not need professional experience to join the program.
Q: Will my child be with kids that are the same age?
A: Yes, we organize the groups by grades. The Kids program is separated into four groups: Group A (grades 2 and 3), Group B (grade 4), Group C (grade 5), and Group D (grade 6). The Teen program is for students in grades 7 and 8, while the Young Adult program is for students in grades 9 through 12.
Q: Who teaches these classes?
A: All of the Young Actors at Strasberg Faculty are accomplished actors and teachers. Many have been teaching in the Young Actors programs for more than 10 years, and many have been teaching in The Institute for decades and also teach NYU students.
Q: How does my child apply for the program? What do I need to submit with the application?
A: You can find the application under the “Apply Now” button. You can mail in hard copies of the application with the supporting materials or e-mail them to [email protected]
Please mail the application with an ATTN: Young Actors Program, 115 East 15th Street; New York, NY 10003 or you can drop off the application to the school in person.
In addition to the application form, we require one photo of the child, a personal statement (an essay of 100 to 250 words describing your goals in acting and why you wish to study at Strasberg) along with a non-refundable application fee of $50
Q: When is my child’s application due?
A: We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it is recommended that completed applications submitted as early as possible since programs can fill up.
Q: My child is on the waitlist. What does that mean?
A: If your child was waitlisted for a specific semester that means the class level is currently full. If a position opens, the first student on the waitlist will receive a spot.
Q: My child has received his/her acceptance letter. What’s next?
A: Congratulations! With the acceptance letter, you will also receive a registration form. We recommend returning the paperwork and tuition payment quickly in order to reserve your child’s spot in the class. Their seat in the program will only be reserved once all paperwork is completed and tuition is paid in-full.
Q: How should my child dress for class?
A: Your child should be dressed to move. Jeans should not be worn. Hair must be pulled back in a ponytail, dresses and skirts can be okay as long as the child has leggings/tights or a leotard on underneath. No attire should restrict the student’s movement.
Q: What should my child bring with them to class?
A: We recommend the child brings or wears socks if he or she has any type of movement class. The student should also bring an insulated lunch and a refillable water bottle. Teens and Young Adults should either bring their own lunch or money to get lunch.