Thank you Mrs. Sandy for all your hard work, creativity, and dedication! Juliana from Salinas loves drama kids, and really has taught her to be expressive. It amazes us at home how this little shy girl has grown to articulate her thoughts and emotions very well.
What a great program! We paid much more for a “summer program” downtown, and received a lot less hands on experience! Our child came home each day excited and energized by the interactions she had at Drama Kids! Just signed her up for the Spring Semester and looking forward to seeing her performance in Big Mystery at the Big Top in April or May!!! Go Drama Kids!
This is our second year with drama kids. Sandy and Thomas are wonderful teachers. My 5-year-old daughter has made great progress. DKI has really helped with her creativity; she makes up such fantastic stories, pretending to be different characters. She is not as shy as she used to be. This class develops her leadership skills. I do recommend this program to everyone.
My daughter, Jenna, started drama kids 4 years ago and has LOVED every bit of it! When she first started we were unsure if she was going to stick with it, or if it would just be for that 1 year (because of her personality). We were pleasantly surprised when she asked us if she could do it again the next year. Jenna is a pretty quiet, introverted person and we weren’t sure that she would thrive or even enjoy being in Drama Kids. Drama Mama, Mr. Thomas, and now Ms. Angela have really helped with bringing her out of her shell and have given her the confidence to let her personality show in front of others. In the last four years, I have seen Jenna grow in ways that I don’t believe she would have were it not for Drama Kids. We are grateful for every opportunity that has been provided over the years for her to grow, socially and personally. The life lessons she has been learning are invaluable, and we intend to stay with Drama Kids as long as we are able! We wholeheartedly recommend Drama Kids to anyone; whether your child is extroverted or introverted, there is a place for them!
Virtual Musical Online Testimony: “Our daughter had such a wonderful experience during the Summer Musical program. It was so exciting to watch her learn the music and choreography and we had a great time recording her scenes. I was amazed at how everything came together. We were skeptical because it was all virtual but we wanted her to do something from home. She was excited every day when she had to log in and received quality instruction from her teachers. In the end, we were completely blown away by the final show. The musical was entertaining and you could tell how much passion there was from the other students and teachers. The songs will forever be stuck in our heads! Great music and script!”
Drama has made such an impact in our boys’ lives. My sons are very different, and drama has been so beneficial for each of them in their own way. Alex is very responsible and accustomed to leadership roles. He has said that drama has helped prepare him to better communicate effectively with many different types of people.
Alex says, “Drama is a fun learning environment that allows me to be me but also role-play many diverse characters.”
Casey has come out of his shyness and is more confident about himself. He feels drama has helped him face his stage fright fears. He’s more willing to face others and accept that even if he fails, he gave it a try. Casey says, “you will never know what you can do or like if you never try!
I love that they are happy, creative, and willing to try new adventures without the fear of failure meaning defeat!
“I was so impressed with the performances on Sunday. Sandy Detamore is truly a class act! She has a gift for instilling confidence in children. My child was so nervous, but Sandy encouraged her to go out there and then my daughter did a brilliant job. Sandy has thought of everything down to the last detail and does it so well… from the amazing Christmas party at her house, to the refreshments at the shows to the beautiful costumes she supplied. I was a little late because I had almost forgotten to pick up flowers, but Sandy had some available in case parents didn’t know or had forgotten. She has thought of everything!
Drama Kids is so incredibly affordable, and I have never had it made so easy on the parents… since Sandy does so much. This has been an outstanding experience for our family and we are so appreciative!!!
Sandy, just wanted to share with you how much my daughter, Emma, enjoys this class! She never wants to miss school on Friday because it would mean missing her drama class. This program gives her a fun peer group, promotes her self- confidence, and improves her clearness of speech, and she speaks at a nice volume level. We never have to ask her to speak up. Emma practices her lines without being asked. In fact, she frequently requests that we go over them with her. She really enjoys being around you and the other teachers. Regards,
Both of my kids loved being in Drama Kids in the Spring. They loved learning and acting out their play with Mrs. Kat. It gave them a chance to be creative and have fun while boosting their confidence and learning team-building skills. I know this will benefit them in the future when having to give presentations in front of their class (we still say “project” around our house when someone is talking too softly to be heard):). I also think it is giving them a valuable lesson in teamwork and what it takes to achieve goals as a group.
Thanks for a great experience, and we’ll see you again in the fall!