During the past 5 years DYAS prepared my daughter (Olivia) to be a working actress. She did acting classes that involved comedy/drama improv, scene studies, voice over, and green screen work. During one of their Talent Showcases, Olivia was picked up by The Campbell Agency, and has since been working. DYAS also helped in videotaping auditions and building her resume. Her time here has been a catalyst for her career as well supporting her during her teenage years. The facilities here are fabulous. They have a "Teen Producers" program that Olivia participated in where she learned behind-the-scenes lighting, sound, camera, pre-production, post-production, and producing. With this knowledge Olivia applied and was accepted into the NYU Tisch School of the Arts program in Film/TV production and will be attending this Fall 2015. Thank you so much to the staff of DYAS (Andrea, Xai, Brad and Linda) for being so supportive of Olivia's desire to be in the Film/TV industry. I will keep you all posted on her career as she continues to pursue a Film/TV acting & production career.
My 7yo is interested in all forms of acting: theater, TV, film, and voice. We tried DYAS because there just weren't that many places where she could take acting classes at her age. Not only do they make the learning so fun that it is her favorite activity every week, but she did a camp this summer and learned a lot while filming and building her resume. She was picked up at Hollywood Showcase last spring by a top agency and is currently auditioning for roles in L.A. Whether or not she gets any, the skills she has learned and will continue to learn from Linda and her staff will benefit my daughter in many areas of her life. Public speaking and being able to think and speak on your feet are important whether you are an actress, a lawyer, or a CEO. Media is going to be a big part of professional life in the 21st century and my kid is already super comfortable on camera. The staff also does a great job of teaching the kids how to behave professionally on set and in auditions as well as prepping parents for the reality of L.A. If you end up there like us.
Almost three years ago, we looked all over Dallas for a good acting school for our son. What we found with DYAS was much more than that. The coaches are fantastic and not only has our son been able to build his skill set as an aspiring actor, but perhaps equally important, he has developed production skills as well. They have a full studio and encourage all the students to work in front as well as behind the camera, where they learn the dedication and skills required to produce TV and feature length projects. From sound recording to operating cameras to editing and writing, the students learn many aspects of the industry to prepare them for their future. They even have special events (Like Hollywood Showcase) throughout the year, bringing in casting directors and agents from LA to watch and provide feedback and direction. Linda has tremendous knowledge and guidance for those students that wish to pursue a career in acting and I have seen many students go to LA from this school. Xai, Brad and Linda are running a great school and I highly recommend it.
My Mother signed me up for every class imaginable to keep me busy and find out where my strengths were. I took dance classes, basketball, gymnastics, piano and everything in between. When I first learned about Dallas Young Actors Studio, I was so excited to learn all about acting! Needless to say, I found my home and stayed for 8 years. I was not only pursuing my passion, as an aspiring actor, but I learned valuable communication skills, learned and developed my own unique qualities and developed a ton of self-confidence that has carried me through my life and made me a successful entrepreneur. I learned real life skills that have greatly enriched my business and personal relationships. I sent all of my younger siblings, whether they wanted to be an actor or not. I could never repay the studio for all of the support, skills and knowledge I gained as a student and eager volunteer. Thank you for helping me find lifelong friends, priceless memories at a state of the art production studio right here in Dallas Texas!
Both of my daughters attend Dallas Young Actors Studio. One is gaining a strong foundation behind the camera in DYAS's Teen Producers' program, and the other is pouring her heart not only into the editing side of the studio, but moreover in front of the camera as well. Though my actress daughter has only attended DYAS for about a year, she has secured a television commercial, two radio voice-over commercials, two regional modeling jobs, and a webisode, along with numerous other theater and film credits that are not singularly credited to DYAS Productions. ...And the child doesn't even have an agent yet.My daughters are serious and passionate about their education and future in the industry, and DYAS is proving to be a passionate, effective studio in preparing my girls for their dreams.
DYAS is a highly effective school in training students for success in the field of television and film. Linda Seto is an award-winning director and knowledgeable, passionate teacher who positively encourages her students toward excellence. The studio is non-profit, making the classes inexpensive in comparison to its equivalent in the LA market. Furthermore, connections to top agents and casting directors in Hollywood make DYAS a viable bridge to the California market. Rather than read reveiws penned by satisfied or unsatisfied parents, however, researching the success stories that have come directly from DYAS might prove a more eye-opening option for someone seeking to determine if DYAS truly is as effective as the LA market claims it is.
My daughter is now in her 2nd year at DYAS. She absolutely loves it and as a parent, I love it too! She is learning so much, from general acting skills, green screen work, voiceover work, and has been in 4 sitcoms already and has been in front of legitimate Hollywood agents and casting directors. The roster of kids you now see on TV and movies from this school is impressive! My daughter is also starting the young producers class which will teach her camera skills, lighting, editing, etc. I highly recommend this facility!