Drama Kids “TAKE 2” Program Description (click to open)
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 Academy classes cater specifically to students who want to explore the basics of theater, want a challenge, and have the 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 on stage and off!
All of our TAKE 2 Performance Academy classes run for 14 weeks in the Fall (Oct-Feb) and 14 weeks in the Spring (Feb-June) 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.
CREATIVE DRAMATICS “TAKE 2” PERFORMANCE ACADEMY
Back by popular demand, performance classes for our younger Drama Kids (ages 6-11) are held weekly for 2 hours at select locations. During the Fall Session, students rehearse an original Drama Kids International play that will be performed for a live audience at their respective class locations the first week in February. The Spring Session culminates in a live performance of a BBB Press musical held at the Egg in Albany, the weekend of June 8-11, 2023. Plays to be announced in February. A separate performance fee applies.
FALL TUITION: 4 monthly installments of $145 or pre-pay & save: $550.
SPRING TUITION*: 4 monthly installments of $145 or pre-pay & save: $550.
Or pre-pay for the full year and save over 10%: $1040**
ACTING ACADEMY “TAKE 2” PERFORMANCE ACADEMY
*NEW THIS SPRING!* Performance classes for Junior Acting Academy (ages 8-13) and Senior Acting Academy (ages 14-18) are held weekly for 2 hours at select locations. The Spring Session culminates in a live performance of an MTI Jr. Musical held at the Egg in Albany, the weekend of June 8-11, 2023. Plays to be announced in February. A separate performance fee applies.
SPRING TUITION: 4 monthly installments of $145 or pre-pay & save: $550.
DKI “TAKE 2” ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED* Our brand-new ADVANCED Musical Theatre Academy program expands acting fundamentals while delving deeper into more complex acting, singing, and staging techniques. Classes are held weekly for 3 hours, and each session concludes with a live performance of a full-scale Broadway Jr. Musical. Open to ages 8 and up, our new musical classes are combined, with students from our Creative Dramatics, and Junior & Senior Academy Academies rehearsing together. Our Fall Musicals are performed “in-the-round” at UAlbany’s Arena Theatre, while our Spring Musicals return to the Egg in Albany, June 8-11, 2023.
FALL TUITION: 4 monthly installments of $215 or pre-pay & save: $815.
SPRING TUITION*: 4 monthly installments of $215 or pre-pay & save: $815.
Or pre-pay for the full year and save over 10%: $1545**
*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 ongoing; tuition is pro-rated based on the day your child starts class.
ADDITIONAL PERFORMING FEES
Performance Fee: All Performance Academy classes are subject to a $75 Performance Fee charged upon enrollment, which covers the cost of materials, 3rd party licensing & royalty fees, and end-of-year student awards.
Ticketing Fee: For musical productions performing at a separate venue, a ticketing fee will apply and will be automatically debited from the card you have on file prior to the final performance date (Fall Session 1/15/23 & Spring Session 5/15/23). Ticketing fee TBD based on venue but will not exceed $75 per family. *No ticketing fees are charged for performances held at your child’s respective class location.
Costume Fee: Families are NOT charged a costume fee, but students are responsible for providing their own costumes. All Drama Kids costumes should cost little to no money to make, and suggestions will be emailed later in the session.
Registration Fee: A $25 registration fee is charged upon enrollment for new and returning families to cover growing administrative costs.
All performance fees are charged per family, NOT per student. 10% Sibling Discount applies off all Drama Kids tuition.