Welcome to LaGuardia Acting Studio

 

100 Hibernia Avenue, Rockaway NJ 2nd Floor

Contact us at 973-362-5783

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About Us

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
- Pablo Picasso

Looking for a professional Acting School in New Jersey? You've come to right place!

At The LaGuardia Acting Studio we strive to make beginner actors great and experienced actors even better! We work with actors at all levels and help you progress at your natural speed. Our focus is preparing actors that are SERIOUS about making it in show business...actors who are really looking to pursue this as a career.

There are many different types of acting classes in New Jersey...and unfortunately, MANY are just scams...especially in New Jersey for some reason...false promises, telling you anything and everything to get more $$$ out of you...well rest assured, that is NOT us.

We work with ages 12-16 in our teen classes and 16-99 in our adult classes...the one great thing about acting; you're never too old to start!

Although our training is both in Stanislavski and Lee Strasberg's methods and we are familiar with Meisner, this is not what we teach at LAS simply because not every technique will work for every person. We teach the “what works for you" technique...because ultimately, everyone is different and we don't believe that anyone should be locked into one style.

We don't only teach the art of acting but the business as well...far too many schools only stress acting technique and leave the actor (and their families) clueless as to where to go, what to do and how to break in! We combine learning the craft (Scene study, Monologues, Commercials, Acting for film & television, character development, etc.) with the basic knowledge of the business (Agents, Managers, Casting Directors, Audition etiquette, headshots, resumes, where to find auditions and more) so you leave with a much more well rounded understanding of what it takes to make it.

We are actors teaching actors, we will never rip people off with unrealistic promises or charge astronomical amounts of money. We offer very affordable rates, we're very professional...and we try to make it fun. But it takes hard work...and we expect all of our students to work hard.

We are very fortunate to work on a consistent basis with most of the agents and casting directors in New York & Los Angeles. We know they they're looking for, what they expect and what they DON'T want...and we try to give our students as much of this knowledge as we can...and because we work so closely with the people in the industry we also want to expose our students to them...In fact, we are perhaps the ONLY Acting School in New Jersey that is directly associated with the Agents & Casting Directors in both New York City and Los Angeles...giving our actors, when ready, the opportunity to meet with the people in the industry that make everything happen!

Also, many parents want to help their children break into the business but know very little or have been scammed in the past...we will always take the time to talk to parents, explain things to them and help them see who/what is legitimate and what is a complete waste of money.

Finally, we want all actors to know that yes, this business is extremely difficult and yes the competition is tremendous ...BUT, if this is your dream, we will do everything In our power to help...with hard work, training, dedication, knowledge and yes, a lot of luck...you can make your dreams a reality...you can become a professional actor.

Teen & Adult Acting 101 Classes;
For those both with & without prior experience. In the 8 week 101 classes, we take you through a little of everything; On-Camera Commercials, Monologues, Improv, Audition Prep, Scene Study and more...We also teach you all the basics of the business; Agents, Casting Directors, Headshots, Auditions and much more!

Our Advanced Classes range from Film Classes to Play Classes to Webisodes to Advanced Classes with Industry Showcases.

The Instructor

"Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made". - George Burns

HEAD Instructor for Teens and Adults: Joshua Nelson

Joshua has over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry having worked as an actor, producer and casting director. He is also an award winning filmmaker and screen writer. Joshua is a graduate of the prestigious High School of Performing Arts (The "Fame" school). He has starred on both Sitcoms and Soap Operas. He has also appeared in numerous film that include working opposite academy awards winners Al Pacino and Robin Williams. He has also spent the last several years working as an acting teacher and coach in Manhattan and various schools in NJ. He has been in dozens of feature films, off-broadways shows and TV shows.

LaGuardia Acting Studio also runs Industry workshops all year long that are strictly for LAS Actors only with Agents, Managers and Casting Directors from both New York and Los Angeles.

Classes and Schedules:

Please note: There are no refunds. If you cannot take a class you paid for we are happy to offer you a credit for any future class.

 

LIVE/IN-PERSON CLASSES

There are 4 ways to register:
1) Over the phone with any credit or debit card: 973-362-5783
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover.

2) Online with PAYPAL
Click the PAYPAL button to make an online payment using a credit card or PayPal account.

3) You can always drop off cash in person in advance as long as the class isn't sold out

4) @Laguardiaactingstudio
5) ZELLE - 973-362-5783

Please note: There are no refunds. If you cannot take a class you paid for we are happy to offer you a credit for any future class.

ADULT CLASSES

 

ADULT ACTING 101 CLASS  **SOLD OUT**
8 week class - Classes are once a week
For beginners and those with some experience
Learn all the Basics of Acting & The Acting Business
From On-Camera Commercials to Scene Study to Monologues & More...

Starts Tuesday, March 5th at 7:15pm 2024 $200

 

 

 

ACTING 303 CLASS  **SOLD OUT**
Advanced Acting Class- 8 weeks of character development, Scene Study,
challenging and fun acting techniques and concepts and more.
Starts Monday, March 18th at 7:15pm 2024 $200

 

 

 

Make A Scene For Your Reel Class **SOLD OUT**

It seems that almost every audition on Actors Access asks for reel clips and video footage and whenever you meet an agent, manager, or casting director, they too want to see footage...and actors can NEVER have enough footage!

Footage is basically professionally shot clips from movies or TV that you've done. The problem is, a lot of actors don't have that much to choose from, if any- AND- sometimes what we do film doesn't always show us off in the best way- so...
How about a class where scenes are created specifically for you designed to show off your strengths and talent- and how about a class that not only gives you footage for your reel but a film credit for your resume and an IMDB credit...there is no where else to get all these things in a class, NO WHERE- but here.
The next Make a scene for your reel class will starts Wednesday, July 13th at 7:15pm
5 Week Class where we create original scenes for you each week...after the 5 weeks you will have 10 scenes to choose from those, we can find one to film for you. The 5 week class AND filming (And resume/imdb credit) is $300 We even compile the scenes, make it a short film and submit it as a short film to festivals!

Sunday Night, February 11th at 7:15pm 2024

 

 

 

THE 3D CLASS
THE MOST UNIQUE ACTING CLASS/FILM/SHOWCASE 

Last year 7 actors got called in to meet with agents and/or managers from the 3D class...a few got signed. Last month 3 more got called in by a manager and 4 by a CD Now, that might not sound like a lot but for this business, it's HUGE!!! To go from an unknown without major credits to getting called in by agents and managers!

This is without a doubt our most unique class and potentially our most rewarding...
We call it the 3D Class
No, you're not making a 3D movie...But it's a Class...a Film & A Showcase.
First- it's an all-original 6-week class. Following the 6 weeks, we will make a short film It will be done so that each person will have their own little moment to shine.
This gives you on-camera experience, a film credit for your resume, AND an IMDB Credit.
THEN- Once the film is done with editing, we will be showing it to the industry for them to give feedback on your performance.
Using the # 3 again- we will show it to an AGENT, a MANAGER, AND a CASTING DIRECTOR.
6 Week Class, Filming, Resume Credit, IMDB Credit, Film will be watched and you will get personalized feedback on your performance by an agent, manager and casting director. Fun, educationally, professionally rewarding...and literally a one-time opportunity.
ALL of this for only $325

Wednesday, February 28th at 7:15pm 2024  

 

 

 

Upcoming Classes for Current Students include; Scene Study Class, Sitcom Class, SNL Class, Episodic Class, Technique Class, Audition Prep and More.

 

TEEN CLASSES

 

TEEN Acting 101 (ages 12-16)  
Learn all the Basics of Acting & The Acting Business
From On-Camera Commercials to Scene Study to Monologues & More...

Tuesday, April 9th at 6pm 2024 (Each class is 1 hour long)
8 Week Class $180

 

 

 

 

THE 3D CLASS
THE MOST UNIQUE ACTING CLASS/FILM/SHOWCASE  

Last year 7 actors got called in to meet with agents and/or managers from the 3D class...a few got signed. Last month 3 more got called in by a manager and 4 by a CD Now, that might not sound like a lot but for this business, it's HUGE!!! To go from an unknown without major credits to getting called in by agents and managers!

This is without a doubt our most unique class and potentially our most rewarding...
We call it the 3D Class
No, you're not making a 3D movie...But it's a Class...a Film & A Showcase.
First- it's an all-original 6-week class. Following the 6 weeks, we will make a short film It will be done so that each person will have their own little moment to shine.
This gives you on-camera experience, a film credit for your resume, AND an IMDB Credit.
THEN- Once the film is done with editing, we will be showing it to the industry for them to give feedback on your performance.
Using the # 3 again- we will show it to an AGENT, a MANAGER, AND a CASTING DIRECTOR.
6 Week Class, Filming, Resume Credit, IMDB Credit, Film will be watched and you will get personalized feedback on your performance by an agent, manager and casting director. Fun, educationally, professionally rewarding...and literally a one-time opportunity.
ALL of this for only $295

Date TBD 

 

 

 

 

Trailers For LaGuardia Films

SOLITARY ANIMALS Trailer
WELCOME HOME Trailer
FACES OF DEAD WOMEN Trailer
Dark Vampire Trailer

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Contact LaGuardia Acting Studio

100 Hibernia Avenue
Rockaway, NJ
2nd Floor

Easy to get to from Rt. 287, Rt. 80 (Exit 37), Rt. 46 and Rt. 10

973-362-5783

info@laguardiaacting.com