Denise Simon

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    3 Reasons To Support Your Child’s Acting Dream

    Acting provides your child many positive skills – building self esteem and confidence, learning how to speak in public, social interaction, risk-taking, listening skills, independence and responsibility, improved reading skills, and learning to think on your feet.

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    3 Essential Steps To Keeping Your Representation

    Fostering a healthy, long-lasting relationship with them takes work just like any other partnership. Here are some helpful tips to follow if you are serious about keeping your rep on your side.

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    4 Steps To Choosing an Arts Camp for Your Child

    Acting teacher Denise Simon shares her best advice for selecting a performing arts camp for you child actor.

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    6 Tips to Gaining Industry Attention for Your Child

    Much has been written on this subject, and after many years in the business working with child performers and their families, I am happy to weigh in with my six tips on increasing your child’s chances of getting representation and auditions.

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    Find the Love In Your Scene

    One of the biggest criticisms I have, especially with teenage actors, is that they are missing the love in their scene. It is easy to be nasty and bitchy, but if they can’t find even an ounce of love, they are unlikeable.

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    4 Tips For Finding the Right Headshot Photographer

    Your headshot is one of the most important tools in your kit. This is what gives someone an initial impression about who you are and gets you the attention you are looking for.

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    4 Tips for Memorizing Lines for Young Performers

    Reading and acting are completely different. Someone may be a great reader but a so-so actor or vice versa. If reading is getting in the way of acting, then memorizing lines may be what your child needs to do in order to have a successful audition.

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    How To Discover Your Inner Truth

    Here’s one of my favorite questions I ask my students to think about when working on a scene: What is your character’s unspoken truth? What is it your character is afraid to reveal about himself?

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    19 Lessons For Self-Reflection on a Snow Day

    Sometimes it’s nice to have a quiet moment to reflect on things that have inspired me.

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    5 Places To Find a Great Monologue

    Last week I shared with you how to improve your child’s chances of making a great impression when choosing a monologue. Are you curious where to find some good material for that next big audition?