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iPOP Tips: Your Performer's Guide to Staying Active Over Summer Break

Summer is just around the corner. It's the perfect time for young performers to stay active and improve their skills even when school is out. Below are some tips to help a child or teen actor develop and enhance their acting skills.

Enroll in an Intensive Summer Training

Passion and talent are two of the essential elements in a young actor's life. For young actors, it can be difficult to hone their skills, especially when still in school. Summer is the perfect time to get them more acting training. Luckily for you, there is iPOP! LA.

Attending iPOP not only provides you with a performer's intensive experience with leading entertainment professionals from around the world, but it's also a fast track to launching your career! Plus it is the perfect opportunity to make new friends. Receiving training like that offered at iPOP! LA helps performers with social skills, making it easier for them to interact with people during events or auditions.

Join us this summer in LA, and be on track to accomplishing your performance endeavors!

Read Books on Acting

Some young actors may be naturally skilled at acting, while others need training. Whether your child needs more training or is natural at acting, we recommend reading books on acting. The 7 Simple Truths of Acting for the Teen Actor by Silverberg can provide young actors with a deep understanding of the Meisner technique. In this book, the author can help young performers focus on acting at the most human level. Audition by Michael Shurtleff talks about effective audition techniques to getting started in the world of audition and how to win the part.

Learn a New Language

Learning a new language doesn't just improve your memory and make you a better communicator, it can also benefit your acting skills. As a beginner, you'll be making a lot of mistakes and probably be butchering the language. Over time though, you'll become more confident in speaking the language. This can help you portray the character better, as a result.

Watch Classic Films

If you enjoy classic films, invite your young performer to watch movies with you. Watching great films and performances can help them fit in at an audition or a meeting. They can even study film history to help them determine why the film is considered a classic. Some classic films they can watch include The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music.

Reading books, watching great films, and learning a new language can surely do the trick!


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