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Cynthia V.

“My daughter has learning difficulties; needless to say she struggles throughout the year in school, and her confidence level and self esteem are low. This summer instead of concentrating our efforts into tutoring sessions during the summer, we decided to let her do something she loves. We were hesitant walking in through the doors of ACTING OUT! Myself, as a mom of a struggling kid, only hoped that she would find a place that made her happy. My daughter, being accustomed to disappointment, shielded herself with an “I don’t care” attitude. Five weeks later, her transformation is amazing! Roberta and Vera gave me my little girl back! What a difference ACTING OUT has made in her life…she walks straighter, talks more confidently and is starting to love herself more and discover her talents!! If your child loves to act, sing and dance, the staff at ACTING OUT! will make them shine!!”

Lisa G.

“I first came to Acting Out! four years ago. It wasn’t with dreams of Broadway, but to enhance my son’s and daughter’s potential. My daughter had extra energy I wanted to channel in a positive way, and my son was very shy and lacked both confidence and self-esteem. When I came to Mrs. Roberta and Mr. John, I expressed my concerns, especially with my son. They were both welcoming and up for the challenge. My son spoke no louder than a whisper for the first six months. The staff was dedicated to giving him the confidence he needed to believe in himself. Well, by the end of the first year, my son’s confidence started to sore. He took it upon himself to write an essay for a contest the Daily News was having. Hundreds of essays were submitted and he won for the borough of Brooklyn. A week later he went on Good Morning America and read his essay in front of a million viewers. This could not have been possible, if it was not for the staff at Acting Out! They gave him the courage and the tools he needed to believe in himself. Acting Out! will always be number one in my book. Thank you all.”

Irina K.

“My son began with Acting Out classes about five years ago, as a shy 9-year-old. I soon understood that this group of kids, as well as the teachers, became his extended family. He received more than just acting lessons there. Thanks to Ms.Roberta, Mr. John and Ms. Autumn, he got into Mark Twain JHS for drama talent. But that is not all. Ms. Roberta as well as her staff are wonderful teachers as well as mentors and friends for my son. They care and nurture these children. It was more than just another fun after school activity. They were a family. I was very happy that my son had these educators as his role models during the formative years. I will forever be grateful to Acting Out for the confidence they gave him.”

Theresa S.

“My daughters took a one week acting class this summer with Acting Out! They were so excited about the class and couldn’t wait to go. They are both shy (one more than the other) and I didn’t think that they would get up on stage and act…. but at the end of the week, they did it! From this one class, they gained more self confidence in a week than ever before! This school is amazing! Everyone there is caring and professional. We will definitely be going back!”

Denise S.

“I was not sure what to expect when I took my daughter to register for drama classes at Acting Out. She was only eight years old and I never had experience with an acting school. I guess I thought they would put on a cute play at the end of the year and it was just a fun activity for her to be involved in. Was I wrong! After the end of the year show, I was blown away. I could not believe what a great performance it was. I was equally impressed at the amount of kids that were involved with Acting Out and how talented they were. I was also amazed at how the Acting Out team had so many kids in one place working together, showing respect for one another, and cheering each other on. After that first show, I knew this was a place that would encourage my daughter to be the best she could be. Ms. Roberta and her team are first rate professionals. They have created a caring environment, that teaches kids self confidence and to be each others cheerleaders. In a world filled with bullying and where children are so hard on each other, it is refreshing to have my daughter involved in such a warm and nurturing environment. It is now her fourth year at Acting Out and she loves being a part of it!”

Valerie G.

“We’re coming to the end of a fantastic year at Acting Out – topped off with yesterday’s fantastic show. It’s a place where young artistes feel safe taking chances, in a truly supportive environment. After her first lesson, my daughter Melanie felt so much at home there, and the her growth since then, in terms of confidence, skills and personal maturity, has been phenomenal. Thanks, Roberta and your amazing team. We can’t wait for summer boot camp!”

Deborah G.

“I really can’t say enough great things about this place. Ms. Roberta and her staff are friendly, talented, and down to earth. They take the time to get to know your kid’s strengths and weaknesses and then they help them to conquer them. My kid is much more confident and self assured, and that is a life skill that will help him no matter what job he holds in the future. I am always amazed at what these kids are able to do in their ensemble shows. The shows are extremely professional and the kids work their butts off. They also develop a camaraderie too. if you want your kids to learn about acting, feel empowered and part of a team, and have fun while doing it, then acting out is the right place for you!!”




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