PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-22
Drama Kids classes are held weekly and aim to give young people ongoing confidence, self-esteem and skill in verbal communication in a fun-filled atmosphere. Our Lower & Upper Primary Creative Dramatic programs meet for one hour and include a wide range of creative activities including speech, dramatic movement, improvisation, snippets and scene starters.
Our “TAKE 2” Performance Academy classes cater specifically to students who want a more intensive theatre arts experience – done DRAMA KIDS style! Our students are always our #1 focus. We focus on BUILDING CONFIDENCE, NOT on the SHOWS! No pressure. No auditions. No singing or dancing experience required.
TAKE 2 classes are held weekly for two hours. Semi-private lessons, taught by highly trained and experienced professionals, are delivered alongside rehearsals for a final live production at the end of the session, Fall and Spring.
Class size is extremely limited in accordance with NYS & CDC guidelines, so ACT FAST and sign up today!
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Drama Kids “TAKE 2” Program Description
Drama Kids is a skill-based drama program focusing on building our students’ confidence; not focused on building SHOWS. Our “TAKE 2” performance classes cater specifically to students who want to explore the basics of theater, want a challenge, and have a desire to perform more. Students will learn from an award-winning curriculum that encourages them to express themselves through communication, creativity, and collaboration all while building confidence!
Our TAKE 2 Creative Dramatics classes (for 1st-6th graders) and Acting Academy classes (for 6th-12th graders) run for 14 weeks in the Fall (Oct-Feb) and 14 weeks in the Spring (Feb-June). Classes meet weekly for 2 hours, and include:
- Basic Introductory Drama Skills: acting tools body, voice, & imagination, building trust, collaboration (working together as an ensemble), speaking skills, spatial awareness, and much more.
- Performance Skills: blocking, building characterization, improvisation, reacting, developing expression & stage projection.
- Casting & Rehearsals: although we are not a performance-focused program, students experience the rehearsal process & line memorization techniques.
DRAMA KIDS PLAYS
During the Fall Session, students will work on an original Drama Kids International play that will be performed for a live audience at their respective class locations the first week in February. Plays will be announced later this Summer.
During the Spring Session, students will work on a 3rd party licensed musical or play that will be performed live at the Egg in Albany, the weekend of June 3-5, 2022. Plays to be announced in February. A separate performance fee applies.
FALL SESSION: 4 monthly installments of $145 or pre-pay & save: $550.
SPRING SESSION*: 4 monthly installments of $145 or pre-pay & save: $550.
Or pre-pay for the full year and save over 10%: $1040**
*Students in our Fall programming are automatically re-enrolled into our Spring session unless written notice is given at least 2 weeks before the start of the new session in February.
**Enrollment is on-going; tuition is pro-rated based on the day your child starts class.
Guilderland Performance Academy
Christ’s Church – 4 Charles Blvd. Guilderland, NY 12084
Enrollment is ongoing – it’s not too late to join! Choose from monthly installments, or receive a discount for paying in full. 10% Sibling Discounts apply.