Thank you for giving me the confidence I had previously thought I would never see again. Freshman me was spiraling our of control, and Drama Kids was a major help. I found a community of other people like me and made wonderful friends. My attitude changed and flourished. I saw myself transforming from a person that I despised into someone I can be proud of. And it couldn’t have happened without you.
I feel found. The difference is dramatic.
Dani (DKI student for 4 years)
Thank you, Drama Mama & Jillian, for always believing in me when I felt no one else did. You continued to have confidence in me, even when I didn’t have it in myself. Thank you for making one day a week a time where I can destress and think about how much fun I’m having when I’m with you all. You all have inspired me to step outside of my comfort zone, and to do great things. You have made such a huge impact on my life, and I will never be able to thank you enough!
Kiley (DKI student for 12 years)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for putting together such amazing performances for the kids and for giving them such a wonderful opportunity for some normalcy in an abnormal time. All three of my girls really enjoyed being part of Drama Kids this spring. Ashley is always at her most upbeat leaving class. Lindsey is now hooked on being a Drama Kids and Emily…well, I’ve always known that she was born for the stage and she is riding the euphoria of yesterday while dealing with the reality of no more classes until the fall.
I look forward to seeing what you have in store for them next year.
Jennifer (Guilderland, NY)
Both shows were fantastic and amazing.. and you can tell just how much the kids enjoyed performing and watching each other perform. You, and everyone in your team, does such a great job with all the kids. You can tell there is a huge amount of affection, respect, and friendship. Exactly what a parent wants to see her child exposed to.
Diana (Latham, NY)
We just love Drama Kids and what it has done to develop Laura’s already unique personality. I’m so very glad she picked up your flyer 5 years ago and said, “mommy can I go?” Truly Drama Kids has changed the path of Laura’s life.
You are all truly so good at what you do. I could go on and on. We are blessed to have found you and look forward to many years to come.
Cathy C. (Colonie, NY)
Just wanted to say what a great performance the kids gave on Saturday! They didn’t seem nervous at all which is a big kudos to you. My husband and I just wanted to give you a personal “thanks” too. We have noticed such an improvement in Emily’s speech and enunciation in the past months. We thank you and Drama Kids. My husband even said that this has been more helpful to Emily than the speech class she was attending before school last year! And believe me, my husband doesn’t give compliments unless he truly means them.
Kelly G (Albany, NY)
Erica is definitely loving Drama Kids! I think it was on the way to her third class that she spent most of the ride over telling me everything that they did the previous week, and she tells me every week that she doesn’t want to leave and can’t wait to come back.
As for me, I am very impressed with the way her teacher makes it a point to provide some positive feedback for each and every child in the class, individually. There is so little opportunity for that in other areas of their lives!
Lisa L. (Schenectady, NY)
I have to say I have been involved in Niskayuna’s After School Enrichment Program for 6 years, running it for 4, and I have never seen a program so well received by the students (and parents). It is amazing how you can engage kids of all ages and both sexes; something most of our programs can’t do. We are thrilled to have you as part of our After School Program!
Marjorie R. (ASEP Coordinator for Craig Elementary)
My twins are so different. One is always ready to perform and the other is often too shy to speak. In the two years they’ve been attending Drama Add testimonial 2 here Kids, my shy one has really come out of her shell. Her second performance with Drama Kids was such an improvement from her first. More performance, more voice projection and she’s had so much fun learning to step outside her comfort zone. Her twin has improved her acting abilities by focusing more on technique and skill. It has been such a great experience, they’ve inspired their sister to try it too. We love Drama Kids.
Wendy S. (Schenectady, NY)
My daughter is going on her sixth year with Drama Kids, and she has loved every year. Not only does she look forward to what class brings each week, but also the big play they perform at the end. I think these classes have brought her out of her shell and made her more well-rounded. It is the one extracurricular I never think twice about signing her up for. The staff is incredible and they take the time to make sure every kid feels like a star. Can’t say enough good things about Drama Kids!
Chelsea L. (Albany, NY)
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Drama Kids. I knew my daughter was interested in theater, but I had no idea what she was capable of as far as acting goes. Last year was her first time in the class and it really opened her eyes and mine as to her talent and dedication. This really boosted her confidence and I imagine in the years to come it’s going to be a great foundation for what I’m predicting to be a future in theater.
Sara B. (Clifton Park, NY)
Drama Kids Albany has been an absolutely AMAZING experience for my daughter. She has so much fun, is so excited to attend every practice and/or rehearsal, is learning so many new skills, and is more confident in performing in front of a live audience! The teachers and staff are absolutely fantastic as well!
Anna R. (Niskayuna, NY)
I am so grateful that Jenna joined Drama Kids 5 years ago…it is such a great ‘fit’ for her…I told someone just recently those are her people!! I appreciate how supported she feels and that she can go there and feel accepted…I know she doesn’t feel that many places! So thank you so much for that!
Penni G. (Watervliet, NY)
Many years ago, my oldest granddaughter was in Drama Kids for several years and loved it. We all could see the difference in her self-confidence, poise, and public speaking. Last year, we enrolled her younger sister, and, once again, the same thing is happening. She loves attending and looks forward to the “finished product” at the end! It’s also a great outlet for her emotions as she’s had problems in that area. Thank you Drama Kids staff!
Kathy R. (Colonie, NY)
My son loves Drama Kids. He absolutely looks forward to going to class each week. He has made great friends, learned how to project his voice, display different emotions, work with a green screen while making an awesome video, and most importantly to be brave enough to perform on stage at The Egg. The teachers do an amazing job keeping the kids engaged and there is a good mix of fun activities and learning at each class. They follow up with the parents each week to update us on how our children are doing in class. I definitely recommend Drama Kids to others.
Merissa M. (Guilderland, NY)
Read the rave reviews of our 2017 Spring Performances on our blog: http://dramakidsalbany.weebly.com/blog/spring-performance-2017-testimonials