Screen Teens

This class is currently being held online. please contact us for more information on virtual acting classes.

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Diane’s goal for SCREEN TEENS is to create a friendly atmosphere; a safe space for students to explore their emotional range and take risks as actors. With this unique approach, Diane’s teen students have had tremendous success on television / in movies and have stayed loyal students of her’s into their adulthood.

About the Class

This teen acting class covers everything an actor needs to be a seasoned professional or to launch their career. Students will learn on-camera and scene study techniques with additional focus on emotional work and character development.

Each Session Includes:

  1. The Art of Cold Reading

  2. Successful Audition and On-Camera Technique

  3. Learning to pop on-camera at auditions

  4. Breaking Down of Scripts

  5. Emotional Journey of Character Building

  6. Advanced “Method” Exercises

  7. Improvisation

  8. Secrets of Working Professionals

  9. All Commercial Days

  10. On Camera monthly

Class Information

Mondays @ 5:00-6:30pm

Ages 14 to 17 yrs

Like many of our acting classes, SCREEN TEENS is on-going. You can join at any time, as long as space is available.

“If you don’t show up for practice, you can’t win the game.”

We believe that there is no “end goal” when it comes to training for actors.

If an actor is not in a regular class, constantly growing and practicing their craft, it is going to be very difficult to show up to auditions and expect to book. Even the biggest names in the business still work with coaches! 


What Our Students Have to Say…


“I’ve been taking Diane’s Screen Teens Class for 6 years and I LOVE it! This class has really helped me explore all sides of acting; from Improv to Drama to Comedy. One of my favorite exercises is when we go ‘On Task.’ For about a week we will go ‘on task’ as a character and  live life as they would. I find that going on task really helps me get to know the character in every way. I will definitely continue taking Screen Teens because each week I come out learning something new, and that is the most important thing.”   Miranda May, Disney Channel actress


“My son is in Diane’s weekly “Screen Teens” class and Diane is his persoanl coach and our friend. Her insights are so enlightening, we consider her the Best of the Best!” -Kathy Custino, parent


“I came into Diane’s Screen Teens class knowing practically nothing about acting and how much preparation and work goes into it. Diane has taught me about the process of finding your character, the difference of on-camera acting and stage acting, and how important an actor’s objective is. Without this class I would be so inexperienced and clueless. This class is amazing and I couldn’t have learned what I have in any other class, or from any other teacher. In short; Diane, as a person, is simply amazing.” -Morgan Mrohs, actress



  1. We offer one time audits for $40 and actors participate full in the class. We do not allow any one to watch the class. No Refunds.

  2. Parents may sit-in on their child’s first class only. But please discuss this with your child in advance. 

  3. All of our classes run in consecutive weeks: [except in the event of holidays, instructor cancelled class, or your participation in our intensives on the same day, at the same time].

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