Benefits of drama classes for your child

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<ul><li><p>One of the favorite activities for kids at day camp, drama </p><p>classes arent just a ton of fun; they help kids grow, gain self-confidence and learn to function as a team. </p></li><li><p>Although drama classes are offered in after school </p><p>programs, at magnet schools and at community </p><p>theaters, many kids find it especially fun and laid back to </p><p>take the classes at summer day camp.</p></li><li><p>A great way to spark a childs interest in the arts, drama classes introduce </p><p>youngsters to a wide range of theatrical activities. </p></li><li><p>They learn about writing, directing, </p><p>performing, auditioning, designing </p><p>and building scenery and maybe even </p><p>dancing, singing and choreography.</p></li><li><p>Kids in drama classes benefit greatly by learning to work </p><p>together in a cooperative venture, taking others ideas into consideration, working through creative differences and learning to accept feedback.</p></li><li><p>Not only do actors need to work cooperatively, but all </p><p>members of the theatrical ensemble have to figure out </p><p>how to work together toward the best possible production.</p></li><li><p>Though some parents worry that </p><p>getting involved in theatrical arts </p><p>will impede or take important </p><p>time away from academic </p><p>pursuits, studies have found </p><p>quite the opposite. </p></li><li><p>In general, students involved in </p><p>the creative arts tend to do </p><p>better academically, and a study </p><p>by The College Board showed ...</p></li><li><p>... that these students scored </p><p>nearly 100 points higher on the </p><p>SAT than those not involved in </p><p>artistic endeavors.</p></li><li><p>The benefits of drama classes include opportunities for </p><p>improvement of communications skills, particularly </p><p>public speaking and projecting the voice. </p></li><li><p>Kids in drama classes can also develop emotional skills </p><p>such as empathy when they try to relate to their </p><p>characters feelings and motivations.</p></li><li><p>The ability to walk in someone elses shoes and see things from a different point of view are skills that will be useful </p><p>throughout your childs life, and by learning to understand their characters emotions they can become more in tune with their own.</p></li><li><p>Youll probably find that taking drama classes will result in a </p><p>noticeable improvement in your </p><p>childs social skills. </p></li><li><p>Your youngster will meet and </p><p>bond with new friends in class, </p><p>developing a sense of </p><p>camaraderie with them as their </p><p>characters interact during </p><p>rehearsals and performances.</p></li><li><p>If your child has expressed an interest </p><p>in the theater, there are a variety of </p><p>places to find classes. </p></li><li><p>On the budget end, you may find </p><p>instruction at community centers and </p><p>town recreation centers or as part of </p><p>summer camp programs.</p></li><li><p>Kids who are more intensely </p><p>interested in the theater may </p><p>benefit from classes at a </p><p>professional theater group </p><p>where they can study the art </p><p>with professionals in a real </p><p>theatrical environment.</p></li><li><p>Performing arts schools offer classes </p><p>in musical theater, voice, singing and </p><p>dance as well as drama.</p></li><li><p>Let your kids enjoy the experience of drama classes and </p><p>summer day camp at Maplewood Summer Day Camp.</p></li><li><p>Experienced staff will keep your child both safe and </p><p>busy with drama classes, arts and crafts, games, water </p><p>sports, gymnastics and more. </p></li><li><p>Visit the site at </p><p></p></li><li><p>MAPLEWOOD COUNTRY DAY CAMP </p><p>AND ENRICHMENT CENTER</p><p>150 Foundry St. (Route 106)</p><p>PO Box 88 (Mailing)</p><p>South Easton, MA 02375</p><p>Email:</p><p>Telephone: (508) 238-2387</p><p>FAX: (508) 238-1154</p></li></ul>


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