FAQs

DRAMA KIDS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have questions? Explore our frequently asked questions (FAQs) below for quick access to the most common questions about our drama classes. If you have questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact us.

Enrollment

Do we need to wait until the new session starts to enroll, or can we enroll today?

Drama Kids has open enrollment until we start rehearsals for Spring Performances. On January 31st, enrollment will close until we open again for the next school year session.

If we enroll after the session starts, do we still pay the full tuition or will tuition be prorated?

Tuition will be adjusted to exclude the classes prior to your enrollment.

 

Can my student try a class before I enroll?

Our School-Year classes have a Money-Back Guarantee. If, after your first class of the school year, it is clear to you that Drama Kids is not a good fit for your child at the moment, please contact us within 24 hours to receive a full refund. We can always try again at a later time. Our email address is DramaKidsTexas@gmail.com. Having said that, please know that some children may take as many as 7-8 classes to warm up, learn the routine, realize that our classroom is a safe space where they are not being judged, and become comfortable in their Drama Kids class. Due to the nature of our program, we consider this to be a fair trial period for the student to get acclimated to the program. Oftentimes the most reluctant students are the ones we see blossom the most!

My child has never taken a drama class before. Are these classes good for beginners?

Yes! Drama Kids teachers are excellent at meeting each child where they are. They can change their teaching style to adapt to any student by helping them when it is needed and challenging them when they are ready. We recommend your child give the class a chance for one full month to see if they truly enjoy it!

Payment

If I need to update my credit card information, how can I do that?
The easiest and most secure way to update your credit card is through our parent portal.  You can visit our portal by clicking here.  If you have trouble updating your card, you can always call our office at 281-855-2555.
Do I have to pay the tuition all at once or do you have payment plans available?

Our yearly tuition is separated into monthly installments for your convenience. You pay the same amount of tuition each month on the same day regardless of the number of classes in a month. The monthly tuition price takes into consideration all scheduled days off for holidays or non-school days.

Pricing

How much does it cost?

Tuition cost is specific to each individual class. You can find the tuition prices listed next to each class. Find the right class for you in the menu at the top of the page.

Are there any additional costs besides tuition?

 

 Additional cost information for:

  • Camps
    • there are no other fees
  • School-Year Creative Drama Classes:
    • $30 Registration Fee per student upon registering.
    • $20 Performance Fee per student is charged Feb 15th, which includes tickets for your family and student awards, and helps defray the cost of renting the venue.
    • We try to keep costumes simple and ask for things students would most likely have at home or could easily borrow or source inexpensively. We encourage you to get creative and borrow and use what you have! Drama Kids provides any “special” props or costume pieces.
  • “Take-2” Performance Class:
    • $50 Show Fee will be charged upon registration. This includes the student’s script, tickets for your immediate family, digital photos, video, and t-shirt.
    • Students will need to source basic costume pieces, which may come at a small expense, while Drama Kids will provide any specialty items that would be more costly. We encourage you to get creative and use what you have or borrow what you need.
Are there scholarships available?

Yes, there are a limited number of scholarships available to those who qualify. An application process is required to determine eligibility. Please send an email to dramakidstexas@gmail.com to request a scholarship application.

Are there sibling discounts?

For our school-year classes, the first child in a family pays normal tuition, and siblings living at the same address receive a 10% discount. This does not apply to Take-2 classes.

Class Information

What do you do in each class?

Our classes begin with fun introduction activities that prepare the students’ bodies, minds, and voices for the Drama Kids class. Then, in our speech component, students hone their articulation, projection, and volume control skills. In the creative movement portion, students implement postures, body language, and physical storytelling. In our main lessons, students perform short scenes (either scripted or improvised) to combine their speech and movement skills with their own creativity. Each class concludes with a high-energy activity.

Do students put on a play at the end of the school year?

At the end of the Spring Semester, students perform a Spring Showcase Presentation. This is a short theatrical performance where students are given the chance to demonstrate the skills they’ve learned in class. Each student gets a character with lines to memorize and uses teamwork to rehearse in class and perform for parents and family at the end of the year.

Can parents observe classes?

For the comfort of other students, and because we require adults in close proximity with students to be background checked, Drama Kids does not allow parents to observe classes from inside the classroom. However, we have several Parent Participation days throughout the year, which is a great way to experience a class with your child. And of course, your family is invited to watch your child at their Spring Showcase Performance.

Take 2 Class Info

My kid really loves to perform. Do you offer musical theater classes?

Absolutely! These classes are offered within our Drama Kids Take 2 Performance Academy, which are held at our most centrally located classroom at St. Mary’s Episcopal.

What is the Drama Kids Take 2 Performance Academy?

Take 2 Performance Academy is a program that focuses on building children’s confidence through the magic of musical theatre! For more information, click here or select “Take 2 Performance Class” under the “Drama Classes” menu.

Where is Take 2 Performance Academy rehearsals held?

Because we serve students in CyFair, Klein, and Tomball areas, we decided to hold our classes at St. Mary’s due to its location near the center of our territory.

Are there any prerequisites required to join the Drama Kids Take 2 Performance Academy?

ALL students in our Take 2 Performance Academy must also be registered in and regularly attend a weekly Drama Kids skills class, either Creative Drama or Acting Academy…NO exceptions. These weekly skills classes are crucial to the success of our shows, as this is where our students receive the foundational skills needed to perform an amazing show.

How much does this musical theater program cost?

The program is equal installments of $99 a month.

Are there any additional costs to be in the musical or stage play?

There is a $50 show fee. The fee covers the cost of the script, tickets to the performance for your immediate family, digital photos and video, and a t-shirt.

My child has never taken theater before. Is this musical program good for beginners?

Yes! Take 2 Performance Academy is the perfect introduction to musical theatre and stage plays. Because every student is taking a weekly skills class in addition to this program, students learn and practice all their basic acting and public speaking skills before entering rehearsal. Then, they bring those skills they have learned into rehearsal, where instructors encourage student creativity when building a character and foster confidence through singing, dancing, and acting. Instructors never expect perfection but do encourage creativity and fun!

Class Locations

Where are your classes located?

Community Classes – We have late afternoon/ evening classes at many community locations throughout Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, Klein, and The Woodlands. Community classes are open to all children regardless of what school they attend.

In-School Classes – We have classes right after school at many Klein ISD schools, Katy ISD Schools, and Private Schools. A list of all in school locations can be viewed under the Drama Kids classes menu. If you don’t see your school listed, please call our office, and we’d be happy to set up a meeting with your PTA or school administration.

What if there is not a Drama Kids class at our school?

Have no fear! Drama Kids is always looking for new class locations. Send an email to dramakidstexas@gmail.com or call our office at 281-855-2555 for information on how you can help us bring Drama Kids to your child’s school. If not, there are many community classes available here

Camps & Events

What kind of summer camps do you offer?

We offer 2 kinds of camps:

  • Creative Drama Camps meet 7 hours per day for one week
  • Performance Camps meet 7 hours daily for two weeks and conclude with a stage performance
What are Creative Drama Camp?

Creative Drama Camps explore different themes in a fun and interactive way. Each day is comprised of a variety of activities, from short plays to improvisational scenes, and includes theatre games, arts and crafts, and more. These camps are perfect for children of all ages and experience levels.

What are Performance Camps?

Performance Camps offer students a chance to perform in a musical or a stage play, depending on the offering for that summer. With acting, singing, and choreography, these camps can challenge children who have experience in theatre while also presenting musical theatre and stage acting in a fun and easy way to digest for beginners.

Where are the summer camps located?

We offer summer camps at a large number of locations throughout northwest Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Klein, and Spring.

How much does it cost?

Tuition costs are specific to each camp. You can find tuition prices listed next to each camp.

Are there any additional costs besides tuition for camps?

No. Just tuition. That is all.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes. There are a limited number of partial scholarships available to those who qualify. An application process is required to determine eligibility. Please send an email to dramakidstexas@gmail.com to request a scholarship application.

Do you offer before or after camp care?

We do not offer before or after-camp care.

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