Benefits of drama classes for your child

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  • One of the favorite activities for kids at day camp, drama

    classes arent just a ton of fun; they help kids grow, gain self-confidence and learn to function as a team.

  • Although drama classes are offered in after school

    programs, at magnet schools and at community

    theaters, many kids find it especially fun and laid back to

    take the classes at summer day camp.

  • A great way to spark a childs interest in the arts, drama classes introduce

    youngsters to a wide range of theatrical activities.

  • They learn about writing, directing,

    performing, auditioning, designing

    and building scenery and maybe even

    dancing, singing and choreography.

  • Kids in drama classes benefit greatly by learning to work

    together in a cooperative venture, taking others ideas into consideration, working through creative differences and learning to accept feedback.

  • Not only do actors need to work cooperatively, but all

    members of the theatrical ensemble have to figure out

    how to work together toward the best possible production.

  • Though some parents worry that

    getting involved in theatrical arts

    will impede or take important

    time away from academic

    pursuits, studies have found

    quite the opposite.

  • In general, students involved in

    the creative arts tend to do

    better academically, and a study

    by The College Board showed ...

  • ... that these students scored

    nearly 100 points higher on the

    SAT than those not involved in

    artistic endeavors.

  • The benefits of drama classes include opportunities for

    improvement of communications skills, particularly

    public speaking and projecting the voice.

  • Kids in drama classes can also develop emotional skills

    such as empathy when they try to relate to their

    characters feelings and motivations.

  • The ability to walk in someone elses shoes and see things from a different point of view are skills that will be useful

    throughout your childs life, and by learning to understand their characters emotions they can become more in tune with their own.

  • Youll probably find that taking drama classes will result in a

    noticeable improvement in your

    childs social skills.

  • Your youngster will meet and

    bond with new friends in class,

    developing a sense of

    camaraderie with them as their

    characters interact during

    rehearsals and performances.

  • If your child has expressed an interest

    in the theater, there are a variety of

    places to find classes.

  • On the budget end, you may find

    instruction at community centers and

    town recreation centers or as part of

    summer camp programs.

  • Kids who are more intensely

    interested in the theater may

    benefit from classes at a

    professional theater group

    where they can study the art

    with professionals in a real

    theatrical environment.

  • Performing arts schools offer classes

    in musical theater, voice, singing and

    dance as well as drama.

  • Let your kids enjoy the experience of drama classes and

    summer day camp at Maplewood Summer Day Camp.

  • Experienced staff will keep your child both safe and

    busy with drama classes, arts and crafts, games, water

    sports, gymnastics and more.

  • Visit the site at



    150 Foundry St. (Route 106)

    PO Box 88 (Mailing)

    South Easton, MA 02375


    Telephone: (508) 238-2387

    FAX: (508) 238-1154