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Drama Kids International Announces the Addition of Six New Franchise Owners

Drama provider expands to 54 locations in the U.S. due to popularity of program.

Leesburg, VA , August 1, 2014  — Drama Kids International, the nation’s largest afterschool drama company today announced the addition of six new franchise owners, all of whom will be providing its unique developmental drama classes to children in locations throughout the U.S. beginning September 1st.  The new owners are:

  • Courtney Clarke – Drama Kids of Wilmington, Delaware
  • Chris Densmore – Drama Kids of Northwest Indiana
  • Kimberly Harbert – Drama Kids of Central San Diego, California
  • Sue and Steve Pargman – Drama Kids of Kitsap County, Edmonds and Shoreline (West Seattle, Washington area)
  • Ali Shoemaker – Drama Kids of Shelby County, Tennessee
  • Norma Thomas – Drama Kids of Denton County (Dallas, TX area)

“We are excited to have the opportunity to make Drama Kids programs available to children and their parents in these markets” said Drama Kids President, Charlie Kerr.  “We are very selective with regard to the caliber and experience of individuals who are offered the opportunity to become Drama Kids franchise owners.  These individuals will make a very notable difference in their communities by giving children ages 3-17 the confidence to think big, speak up and play an active role in society.”

Drama Kids uses a very different, developmental curriculum in its program that enables children to learn how to think creatively and confidently express themselves.  These same skills can be the building blocks that help children achieve personally, academically and professionally.  With all the talk today about bullying and low self-esteem, Drama Kids classes meet a great need in our society.

These new franchise owners join a network of more than 50 Drama Kids franchise locations throughout the United States.  Currently Drama Kids has over 10,000 students enrolled in its fun-filled, developmental after-school drama programs.

“We continue to aggressively seek qualified new franchise owners in markets throughout the U.S. and look forward to welcoming many more qualified individuals to the Drama Kids network of franchise owners in the months and years to come”, said Kerr.

 About Drama Kids

Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the world, with more than 50,000 students currently at its 1,500 plus locations both in the United States and internationally. Its copyrighted curriculum features original, creative lessons with a built-in advancing scale of development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate.  Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama programs, with an emphasis on fun drama activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting, speaking, and collaboration skills regardless of age or prior experience level.

Drama Kids offers age-appropriate classes for students ages 3 through 18 years old. Classes meet once each week for one hour at locations throughout the country. The program allows new enrollment throughout the year, space permitting. Drama Kids also offers Drama Kids Preschool Workshops, Drama Kids Summer Camps, and Drama Kids At School, an in-school program for elementary and middles schools that brings its innovative curriculum directly into the schools as part of the school’s after-school program. For more information, visit dramakids.com.  For franchise information visit www.dramakidsfranchises.com.