These questions are specifically for actors when they want a place to practice awareness in particular versus technique/skill building.
but remember, nothing replaces ones own actual practice!
Classes such as-
A GOOD yoga class, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, Continuum, BMC, mindfulness meditation, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, a good physically based voice class (Roy Hart for example)… the list could go on and any of these classes could be very helpful, but which one do you need?
If you are new to movement practice and have had mainly a text based theatre process so far, you may need to take the class nearest you that fits into your schedule and not be too fussy to start! Just getting out there and moving will help your acting more than you may realize
The right class depends on where you are in your physical practice. These questions help determine some differences that you might want to consider- and all of these possibilities are good at different times. There is no PERFECT class. I would encourage people to intuit which appeals to them as well as where they might not usually chose to go- this choice might help you extend your range as an actor. Sometimes if you hate the idea, it might be a good one.
On the other hand, going where it feels familiar and comfortable might help you go deeper into something you already know you need to work on.
Ask yourself these 12 questions-
1- Do you need more muscular skeletal stimulation or less?
2- More of an external or internal approach?
3- More release work or activation work?
4- A course/method that includes or excludes touch?
5- A class that does not enter theatre/performance practice at all or one that DOES include performance practice?
6- A healing approach?
7- A more technical or more metaphorical/image based approach?
8- A practice that is still or very physical?
9- A practice that includes vocalization or none at all?
10- A group or private process?
11- A practice that includes humour and is more relaxed or one that is more serious and disciplined, like an intense Dojo?
12- An instructor who has many disciplines/modalities available to them or one that is single minded? (Are they sticking to one strict form or are they using several?)
You can also use these to help you formulate questions for the instructor if you want more information about the class.