Hello and welcome to Drama Kids
Our names are Suzanne and Robert Kaplan and we are the Directors of Drama Kids International for the central Tucson area along with the Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde and Oro Valley areas. Suzanne has been a Tucson educator for 24 years beginning as a mathematics dual-language teacher in the Sunnyside Unified School District. Today, she holds a Ph.D. in education and is an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona in the College of Education. Robert used his creative talents as a landscape designer running his Tivoli Fountains business from 1989 to 2008. Our love for acting began as our youngest daughter, Alexandra, began to act at the age of eight.
As an educator, Suzanne knows firsthand the paramount importance of excellent communication skills in order for children to be successful in school. When we learned about Drama Kids’ proven curriculum, we were so excited for the opportunity to fuse three of our passions…drama, teaching children and being creative.
At Drama Kids the “Difference is Dramatic!” Developing important lifelong speaking, leadership, and social skills through FUN drama activities is our specialty! Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the world, with more than 50,000 students at 1,500 plus locations in both the US and internationally. Our copyrighted curriculum features original creative lessons with a built -in advancing scale of language 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 and speaking skill regardless of age or prior experience level.
While your child will certainly gain acting skills that will be beneficial to a budding “star”, our main goal is to help children develop the skills they need to succeed in life; to be able to use a well projected voice to ask questions or volunteer answers, to make friends, or participate easily in teams and study groups, to be able to discuss or share ideas fluently, to easily speak with adults, and to have the confidence to say no and stick up for themselves when necessary.
These skills will follow them as they move through school and into the “real world”, allowing them to be able to interview confidently, negotiate effectively, and think creatively.
We are very excited to bring Drama Kids to the Tucson area!
If you would like to see Drama Kids at your school or community center please contact us at (520) 304-2876 to learn more about our amazing program.
Drama Kids Provides
- Imaginative learning experiences that also include occasional fun class performances to enhance the experience.
- Highly qualified and specially trained teachers.
- New creative lessons in each class, proven to be both fun and highly developmental.
- Programs in community centers, schools and other convenient locations.