“I have worked closely with Drama Kids over the past school year. During that time, I have experienced extremely professional employees, open and consistent communication, and dedication on the part of the staff. Students and families have given rave reviews regarding the timing, communication, and academic inclusion of the program. Students are always excited to attend the Drama Kids sessions and openly discuss their successes with their peers.”
Derrick McLaughlin (Principal at Dawson Elementary)
Drama Kids provide children with the opportunity to build confidence, enhance social interaction as well as improve processing of receptive and expressive language skills. Learning a script or improvisational techniques strengthen memory and problem solving strategies. These are valuable life long skills!
Ali Pecukonis, Teacher
I heartily recommend Drama Kids to any parents wanting to improve their children’s level of social and public confidence, and raise their level of ability in creative expression. I am very glad that my grandson has access to such an excellent program.
Joe Reynolds, High School Principal
It has been a pleasure having Drama Kids work with our students this year. Being the after school program coordinator as well as a parent of one of your students, I get a well-rounded perspective of the Drama Kids. From the after school program coordinators perspective I can tell that your program is efficient and carefully designed.
From the parents perspective I have watched my child as well as others in the class grow in self-confidence. Michelle has loved every minute of the class. She and the other children I car pool with excitedly discuss all the events of the days class.
So, as you can tell I would highly recommend Drama Kids as a parent and as after school coordinator. I look forward to another year of Drama Kids.
Johnnie Nussbaum, After school Program Coordinator
“Andrew has been in Drama Kids since kindergarten and full time since 3rd grade, he is now in 6th grade. I cannot express how amazing this program is for so many reasons. It has provided wonderful friendships, great public speaking skills, and opened his eyes to seeing other professional productions. This is so important for kids to be exposed as most schools do not have time in there curriculum for kids to have this type of opportunity. The productions put on by Drama Kids are always top notch. The staff of Drama Kids are very enthusiastic and encouraging and always set a tone of unconditional support. This environment really allows kids of all ages to develop skills they definitely would not get in school or home. We are very grateful for all of the staff that go out of there way to make sure every child is included. ”
“Drama Kids has been a phenomenal experience for Broderick! It has given him an outlet to express himself and work through the challenges presented by his PANDAS. The staff and other students are so supportive and understanding, it has been nothing short of amazing. Watching him flourish beyond his anxiety and tics in a completely supportive environment that seems designed to help kids like him succeed has meant so much to our family.
When COVID hit and the switch was made to online classes and rehearsals, we were afraid the change would be overwhelming and it just wouldn’t be the same. Our fears were completely and totally unfounded. It is wonderful how they have been able to successfully transition and still keep all of the kids active and engaged. While my son can’t wait to be able to resume live performances, he is thriving in the online classes and loves that he still gets to interact with all of his favorite friends and teachers!”
“Drama Kids has been the best after school program we have experienced. The quality of the instructors and communication received weekly is top notch. Not to mention how much it has changed our 3rd graders personality. Drama Kids has helped our son Issac understand his feelings and emotions better. The environment they provide gives him a place to be able to exercise all of the many goofy expressions 8 yr olds want to do, which makes him feel comfortable and happy. Thank you Drama Kids!”
“When I picked up Joel the first day of Drama class I asked him “did you like it?” In a low voice he said “I didn’t like it” then in a louder and enthusiastic voice he shouted, “I LOVED IT”. That says it all. Then to top that off, he was really sick one week and I told him you won’t be able to go to school and he literally started crying, ” I have to go to school” so I asked him why, he said “I don’t want to miss Drama class.” He then asked me if I could take him in the afternoon for drama class. He was ok with missing school because he was really sick but it was not ok to miss Drama class.”
“I want to start out by saying “thank you” our siara has grown in her confidence tremendously since she started with drama. Not only has the program helped her, her instructors have been the most important factor in her transformation. This program and her instructors taught her that being herself is as important as it is to becoming a character in a play. She loves herself again, thank you.”
“I have watched Dayton go from a little boy that would literally hide behind my legs and cling to me to become super independent and even asking if he can pursue acting and being in commercials! He absolutely LOVES Drama Kids!! Thank you so very much!! “
“Our daughter has been involved with Drama Kids International for the past year. This was her first time having any acting instruction. She is also active with her Drama club in school for the first time this year. Her Drama instructor was very impressed with her and thought she had been taking acting classes for years!. She has learned acting skills, along with increased confidence. She is the “go – to” person in drama class when the instructor needs someone to illustrate an idea and was selected to be the lead in their play. I highly recommend Drama Kids!”
“This place is awesome! Faith was so understanding of my concerns about my daughter being ok in the class. Miss Amy is awesome also, and my somewhat shy, reserved child took to her immediately! My daughter says this class is the best part of her day and she LOVES going! And I am very pleased with how it brings her out of her shell! So glad I found out about this place!” 🙂
“We’ve been to several places for classes and have not been able to find the fun atmosphere that Drama Kids has, while teaching actual skills. Not just giving a kid lines to memorize. Thank you for starting such a great program!”
Alysha Leidel, Mother
“I just have to thank you, Faith and Drama Kids, for what you are already doing for my boys! We are only two classes in and I have an awesome a story to share. Today my boys, 8 and 4, created “tickets” to a show I was to attend at 10:30 this morning 🙂 They put a blanket down on the floor to create the “stage”, had props (suitcases and stuffed animals), and my oldest queued my youngest when to “end scene”! They even took a bow at the end! smile emoticon They put on two very thought out plays with impressive dialogue! I was in shock! Not only were they getting along (lol!) but they were working together and having a blast! I cannot wait to see what else develops in them this spring semester! Thank you, thank you!!!”
Kandice Helms – Parent
I love your DKI Acting Academy, this is my third year. If I didn’t join drama, I would not be the same person, I am today. I can speak so easily in front of adults, large groups, friends, and new people. It’s funny when my friends tell me they can hear me from another room. I can’t help it, Drama Kids taught me to speak louder and clearer. I have also made so many friends. One of which is the instructor, Sandee. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She is so down to earth, supportive, and relates to everybody. She truly is a friend of mine. I love the program, if you mess up one week you don’t have to be worried you won’t get a part in the end of the year play, because that’s not what the emphasis is on. It’s about having fun, learning new things, and gaining self confidence. Drama Kids Intl. has changed my life, it has given me friends, fun, and most importantly confidence. What else could a person, especially a person like me ask for? My answer…nothing.
Caitlin G. Age 17
Drama Kids is awesome. I love it. I learned so much. I would definitely recommend it to others who love to act or even those who don’t.
Maneet, Age 14
I must say that my years in the program have been sensational and have unleashed many hidden talents. I wish to say that your classes have helped me to grow into the person that I am today and I thank you.
Mirella T. Age 14
Drama Kids is a great organization to be a part of. While learning new complex techniques involving drama, we enjoy ourselves and make many friends.
Jasmine, Age 15
I just wanted to say thank you for helping me as I build my career in acting. Every time I go on set or on an audition I always remember what you teach me and that gives me confidence to know that I can do my best. I love your classes and am glad that I am taking them because we learn so many useful things. Thanks again. See ya in class!!
Giulia G, Age 13