accent reduction classes
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  • Duration: 1/week | 8 Weeks
  • Category: Acting Class
  • Actors: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Highlights: Space is limited so book asap


Free the natural voice from obstacles that block full expression in our accent reduction classes. This 8 week acting class will introduce the student to the Standard American Dialect. Actors will be required to perform one monologue-fully memorized and in front of the class using Standard American Dialect. It is to be chosen from a Contemporary source. The Contemporary monologue can be from a film, TV show, or from the theatre.

WEEK 1: Accent Reduction Classes

Discuss Syllabus and Contemporary Monologues
Introduction to the Standard American Accent
Basic rules of dialect work

WEEK 2: Accent Reduction Classes

2nd-Freeing Process
The Spine – Support of Breath
Breathing – The source of Sound
The Touch of Sound
Introduction to IPA – International Phonetic Alphabet
Intro to basic rules – Placement, Melody, Vowels

WEEK 3: Accent Reduction Classes

Vocal Warm up- Vibrations – That amplify the initial sound
(Intermission – Workout for relaxation, the spine, the head, breathing, touch of sound, humming)
Review Basic Rules – Placement
Melody of Standard American Accent
Review IPA – Read aloud Contemporary Monologues

WEEK 4: Accent Reduction Classes

Introduction to Jaw awareness and Tongue
Begin working on Contemporary Monologues
Review Basic Rules- Placement, Melody
Introduction of 3rd Basic Element:
Pronunciation of / Vowels and Consonants

WEEK 5: Accent Reduction Classes

(Working plan for material from beginning through Chest mouth and Teeth resonators)
Continue to work on Contemporary monologues
Review : three basic Elements
Pronunciation, daily workout recommendations

WEEK 6: Accent Reduction Classes

Voice Warm up through Sinus resonator
Monologue work – applying Standard American Accent

WEEK 7: Accent Reduction Classes

Vocal Warm up
7th- Breathing Power- The Center – Articulation
Continue Monologue work – Apply Standard American Accent
Placement , Melody, Pronunciation, Drill Vowels, Consonants
Introduction of Diphthong
Introduce Intermediate Work out

WEEK 8: Accent Reduction Classes

Vocal Warm up
8th – Link to text and acting
Observations and opinions on voice and acting
(Full Voice Workout)
Final Work on Monologues


The Michelle Danner Acting Studio’s philosophy is that artists can draw upon all different acting techniques and moreover form an individual toolbox. Their own Golden Box. We will help you to develop your own “Golden Box” of techniques and tools that you can also use when approaching a role or a scene. The Michelle Danner Acting Studio offers a large variety of classes for beginners, but also for advanced students. Furthermore we also offer private coachings with Michelle Danner.

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