DSOA has students at every level from "beginner" to "experienced." In a world that she knows best, Dara works with the individual actor to help them find their voice and stand out in a competitive industry. Using techniques she has learned from working and studying all around the world, Dara trains actors to understand the text and bring the characters off of the page and into a real living experience.
Classes run on a monthly basis with an 8-week commitment for new students required. Ongoing class meets once-a-week and enrollment is at the end of the previous month. Due to high demand, please fill out our inquiry form https://forms.gle/jLhdMbGxBRU7xL849 and we will reach out about class availability and scheduling.
Tuition listed in class descriptions
Littles Ongoing Class
Ages 5-8. $120/month
Preparing our younger students for the youth classes, we develop their creativity with games, improv, and the occasional monologue or scene to teach storytelling basics and increase their reading ability. A great place to start cultivating the craft of acting for future opportunities and general artistic expression.
Youth Ongoing Class
Ages 9-13. $150/month
We work with young actors to prepare them either for a career in the industry, or to develop priceless life skills. In a genre that Dara has had the pleasure of working in for every single network (Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network), she uses material from well-known TV shows and films to expand students' creativity and showmanship.
Teen Ongoing Class
Ages 14 -17. $150/month
Dara works with teens on complex characters and scenarios using her unique process to help each actor find the truth of the story. A highly competitive age group, Dara helps each actor develop their own voice and find what tools work for them to create a real career and prepare them for adulthood in the industry.
Adult Ongoing Class
Ages 18+ $150/month
Dara works with adults on complex characters and scenarios using her unique process to help each actor find the truth of the story. Heavy emphasis on genre and script analysis, physicality, and emotional memory. Dara helps each actor develop their own voice and find what tools work for them to create a real skillset that is unique to them and is needed in the industry.