"From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with enthusiasm and made to feel incredibly welcome."
My daughters have been attending acting lessons at Grace Acting Studio for the last six months and I could not be more impressed with the staff and the confidence they have given my children.
Initially both girls were adamant they did not want to go to acting class, however I insisted they attend one session and if they didn’t like it they didn’t have to go again. From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with enthusiasm and made to feel incredibly welcome. My eldest daughter becomes very anxious in new situations and every staff member went out of their way to ensure that she felt safe and looked after. The massive smiles and exclamations of that being ‘the best night ever’ when they had finished their first class was amazing to see and hear.
My 10 year old will now happily walk into the Grace Acting Studio without me right by her side which may not seem a big deal to many but for us it’s a substantial breakthrough!
Over the last six months I have seen both my girls not only grow in confidence but also gain the courage to face new situations without anxiety. They love attending acting classes and I greatly appreciate all that they’re learning in a safe, fun environment at Grace Acting Studios.
"Our son attended one of your birthday workshops and was hooked wanting to attend more regularly."
Firstly, I'd like to thank you for the wonderful opportunity you provide for many children and teenagers to attend your very well run and organised workshops. The enthusiasm you show towards those attending Grace Acting Studios (your classes) and the way in which you value and get to know many of your students is greatly appreciated and wonderful to watch!
Our son attended one of your birthday workshops and was hooked wanting to attend more regularly. We joined him up many years ago and still to this day he looks forward to attending each week. You have left a lasting impression and have given him much more confidence when greeting people. Your persistence in getting him to shake your hand and look you in the eye has now given him great confidence in his teenage years. Not only does he love his acting, improv and sessions at Grace Acting Studios, but has developed a real love of 'The Arts.' Your constant e-mails and updates as to what's happening from opportunities to join in casting workshops, holiday workshops and attend commercial auditions have been terrific! For the time and tuition you get, the costs are very reasonable. Money can't buy confidence and self esteem and to see the changes in our son and the many students coming in and out of your workshops you should both feel VERY proud! What a great place to see kids coming out with a happy face!
"In the time my son has participated in Grace Acting Studios classes, he has increased his ability to focus and listen."
"In the time my son has participated in Grace Acting Studios classes, he has increased his ability to focus and listen. The teachers have been very nurturing and encouraging and the communication with me has been great. This is by far his favourite activity."
"He was a bit nervous to start with but with the encouragement from the teachers he soon overcame this."
Almost nine years ago we saw an ad to try out some fun new acting classes. We thought that sounded like a good way to boost our boy's confidence as he was extremely quiet in public so we gave it a try. He was only 7. He was a bit nervous to start with but with the encouragement from the teachers he soon overcame this. Not only did he have so much fun, he has learnt numerous skills over the years, including how to act, be confident, improvise, direct, film and memorise scripts. He is now studying year 11 in which he is excelling in, and I believe a lot of the credit goes to Grace Acting school because his memory is amazing due to having to remember his lines. We didn't put our son in to be a paid actor but eventually with help from the team at Grace Acting Studios he did go with an agent and he does get some paid work here and there. Not everyone has the time for this, and the Grace Acting team realise that so although the help is always on hand if you do require an agent it is entirely left up to you. The studio also runs workshops and introduces students to casting directors if that's what you are after, but apart from that it is a fantastic interest where you meet lots of lovely friends. We can highly recommend Grace Acting Studios and everything that the studio has done for our son."
"My son's self esteem has sky rocketed, he now believes in himself so much that he realises his high potential and is now thriving into achieving his dreams."
"The staff at Grace Acting Studios are absolutely brilliant, very supportive, super friendly and highly encouraging which gives this place a very pleasant and comfortable atmosphere !! Their passion and desire to bring out the confidence in their students are very empowering !! Since attending Grace Acting Studios for the past two and half years, my son's self esteem has sky rocketed. He now believes in himself so much that he realises his high potential and is thriving as he works towards achieving his dreams !!! My son's mindset has also changed into such a positive way, that he now trust himself enough to the point that he can comfortably step out of his comfort zone !! I believe that a child's bucket of self-esteem has to be filled so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry !! Grace Acting Studios definitely do that !!
I am forever grateful to see my son growing from a very shy and unsure boy into a highly confident and very social young man, it has definitely given him a massive positive impact into his life !! Thank you !!
"He is not afraid to enter a room full of people and socialise and/or perform."
Spence has been going to Grace Acting Studios now for over a year. Coming to you, he was an outgoing boy however struggled with confidence and more specifically approaching social situations. In that time and with the assistance of the wonderful teachers at Grace Acting Studios, he is not afraid to enter a room full of people and socialise and/or perform.
He had the confidence at the end of last year to run for school captain which involved getting up and speaking to the whole school and a number of other public forums. Before coming to Grace Acting Studios there would have been no chance of him having the confidence to do this and the added bonus is that he was successful in gaining the captaincy.
We are incredibly grateful for what you offer Spence and your other actors, your program is fantastic and I find myself often recommending you to colleagues, friends, family and general members of the public I get talking to!
"As a parent, it has been wonderful to see our son so happy and excited to take on new challenges."
"My son has been attending Grace Acting Studios for four years. He began going after attending some drama workshops at his school. Tom loved his classes and his teachers. He feels very confident and comfortable and willing to takes risks. As a parent, it has been wonderful to see our son so happy and excited to take on new challenges."
"In the masterclass he is exposed to other like minded students whom have both challenged and supported him ."
"Grace Acting Studios have provided a platform from which my son has been able to take his acting to the next level. In the masterclass he is exposed to other like minded students whom have both challenged and supported him in ways he has never been before. The professionalism shown by the entire studio, the facilities and the enthusiasm is simply incredible and I am extremely thankful that my son gets to be a part of it all!"
"I simply cannot speak highly enough of Grace Acting Studio and what it has done for my daughter's self esteem and confidence."
"I simply cannot speak highly enough of Grace Acting Studio and what it has done for my daughter's self esteem and confidence. Rhiannon started acting classes at the studio in the second term of 2014 she was 8 years old. Rhiannon was struggling in her school work and with friendships in her social life. After being at Grace Acting Studios for a month we noticed a massive improvement in Rhiannon, her schoolwork improved 100% and she had regained enough confidence to do presentations in class again. When issues arose with friendships she also handled these with ease and a feeling of self worth. Rhiannon has been at Grace Acting Studios for over a year now and my husband and I both see her continuing on with the incredible team they have there for many years to come."