Denise Simon

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    6 Tips for Self-Taping Your Child's Auditions

    Only a few years ago, actors had to fly into L.A. or New York to audition for once-in-a-lifetime roles. Not anymore! But there are rules for virtual auditioning, and producing an unprofessional video could hurt your child's chances in show biz. Have no fear, parents: Backstage Expert and ...

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    What's the Best Acting Class for Children?

    Natural talent and charisma can only take you so far, but how do you know what acting method or teacher is right for your young performer? Backstage Expert Denise Simon advises on how to choose the best class for your child.

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    10 Ways to Enhance Your Child’s Skill Set

    There are plenty of things you can do to support your child’s career when they’re not acting. Here are just a few ideas!

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    What to Wear for an Audition

    For child actors, walking into an audition room is scary enough without having to worry if you’re dressed appropriately. Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains what clothes will make you stand out.

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    When Should a Child Actor Join the Union?

    Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains when the time is right for a young performer to become a union member, and when it’s not.

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    What's the Perfect Audition Song for Your Child Actor?

    Backstage Expert and New York acting coach Denise Simon discusses finding the perfect audition song for a child actor.

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    4 Demo Reel Tips for Young Performers

    If you’re making a demo reel for your child, make sure you follow these four tips and make the best reel you possibly can!

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    How to Help Your Child Handle Rejection

    Ask any actor the hardest thing about his or her career, and one of the top answers is going to be the rejection. Being turned down is part and parcel of the job—but that doesn’t make it any easier. Here, Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains how parents can ...

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    5 Signs Your Child Is Ready for Show Business

    Sure, being a professional actor looks like fun to youngsters. But is acting a passing phase—or is it something your child truly wants to pursue?

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    The 4 Signs of An Acting Scam

    This industry is full of scammers who prey on hopeful actors. From hidden fees to promising fame and fortune, the show business world is an easy place to get duped. So New York acting coach Denise Simon shares what red flags to watch for!