85 kids ranging from 5-12 are having a wonderful time during the first week of Theatre School. This year’s Theatre School is focused on Hooray for Hollywood! with scenes from Newsies, Finding Nemo, The Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain, Star Wars, Lion King and more. I loved peeking in this week and seeing all kinds of learning going on. I loved the feeling of unity that was present while watching the whole group, teachers and assistants included, participate in warm up activities to start the day off. Theatre School is much more than just learning choreography and speaking lines. Students were playing games to enhance diction and encourage imagination. They were learning about focus and participating as a team player. And teachers and student assistants were helping each child to individually build confidence and step outside of their comfort zone to experience the world of acting.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone in action at the final performance August 11 (tickets are just $3!), where audience members will leave with smiles on their faces and their feet tapping to the tunes we are all so familiar with!