Hello and welcome to Drama Kids
Our names are Suzanne and Robert Kaplan and we are the owners of Drama Kids International for Tucson and the surrounding areas. Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the world, with more than 1,500 plus locations in both the US and internationally. Locally, we have over 45 classes and 450 students. Plus, we have recently added musical theater opportunities to our class offerings. We welcome ALL students to our acting classes and after school programs regardless of their skill level, experience, or challenges. All students have unique ways to shine during our showcase presentations and musical theater performances.
Our classes benefit kids of all ages in a variety of different ways. Not only are acting and drama activities fun and engaging for kids, they also build public speaking, language comprehension, and social skills. Improvements in these areas can directly affect school performance in many positive ways. Drama Kids after-school and online programs also improve confidence and leadership, helping students become valuable contributors to group projects or stars of a production. Confidence and leadership skills can benefit children throughout their future personal and professional lives.
Our drama classes are taught by qualified instructors with experience working with different age groups of children and young adults. We are committed to encouraging and supporting every member of our drama classes. The Drama Kids learning environment is inspiring and a fun place for students to interact with each other. Our after school and online drama class instructors will make sure every student is comfortable and gets a chance to shine in all class activities and on the stage; no one is left out.
Through our unique copyrighted drama curriculum, Drama Kids’ students will be able to use a well-projected voice to:
- ask questions or volunteer answers
- take on leadership roles without hesitation
- make new friends
- participate easily in teams or study groups
- discuss or share ideas fluently
- negotiate successfully
- talk to (cut: with) adults with ease
- have the confidence to say “no” and stick up for themselves when necessary
For those that can’t make it to an in-person class or need to take extra precautions due to COVID-19, we have a variety of highly engaging and fun online theater classes such as our virtual performance group that will present their productions to first responders, health care workers and those living in assisted settings.
Our response to COVID-19 for in-person classes includes taking every possible precaution to protect the safety of our students, their families and our staff. We are following every CDC recommendation for ensuring everyone’s safety. This includes infrared temperature checks, hand sanitizing, sanitizing our classrooms before and after use, and requiring our staff to wear masks and gloves.
If you would like to see Drama Kids at your school or community center, please contact us at (520)304-2876 to learn more about our amazing program.
Drama Kids Provides
- Imaginative learning experiences that also include occasional fun class performances to enhance the experience.
- Highly qualified and specially trained teachers.
- New creative lessons in each class, proven to be both fun and highly developmental.
- Programs in community centers, schools and other convenient locations.