Young Burbank Players/ Burbank Players


Take a Bow (7+)


Foundations in Drama

Our Take a Bow Beginning Drama Class starts with the basics to build confidence, creativity and the foundations in acting.  Students will gain a basic understanding of voice, movement, acting, improvisation and ensemble work. These are the foundations to becoming a great actor. 

Students perform fun skits and scenes in low-pressure in- class presentations and have the opportunity to participate in our productions.

Class is repeatable and additional challenges are given as students progress in their work.

Graded Classes (Lvl 1+)

Once students have mastered the basics and are ready to commit to a higher level of training, they may apply or audition into our pre-professional graded levels as part of our Youth Theatre Program.

In our Graded levels, students build upon the foundations through more sophisticated techniques developing:

  • Acting skills and methods
  • Improv skills/Physical Acting
  • Movement
  • Voice & Speech
  • Vocal Productions
  • Script and character analysis
  • Scene & Monologue study
  • Styles: such as Commedia dell’arte and Shakespeare
  • Laban technique
  • Auditioning techniques
  • Student Directing
  • Technical theatre such as scenery, lighting,costume, make up design, etc.
  • and more...

Students will also explore Theatre History and careers in theatre. Workshops are available in make-up, stage combat, on camera technique, musical theatre, etc.  Master classes with working professionals are also offered.

Along with auditioning and participating in SS productions, students will also have the opportunity to  "work crew" on other performances at Studio Sharise.

High School students will be given guidance when moving onto college or career

To learn more contact us at 408.703.5488 or