Why Drama?

Theatrical and dramatic training prepares students for a life of confidence and success. From the challenges of rehearsals to overcoming stage-fright, each step in the journey from apprentice actor to master thespian pushes a child to become a stronger, self-reliant and confident version of themselves.


Skill Building

Want your child(ren) to build positive skills to help them now ?

Drama build skills that last a lifetime!

Theatrical Training Benefits:

  • developing problem solving skills essential for team work
  • Increasing brainstorming ability
  • boosting planning talents
  • sharing responsibility
  • Learning compromise
  • Mentoring others to develop leadership skills
  • Expanding listening skills 
  • Building confidence in public speaking
  • Practicing the essentials of communication (diction, articulation, projection, pacing, etc.)

 


Dramatic training is known to improve:

  • imagination
  • critical thinking skills
  • improvising & out-of-the-box thinking
  • self confidence
  • anxiety reduction
  • self discipline
  • patience
  • commitment
  • time management
  • acceptance of others, one self  and new ideas

You truly know how to nurture the spirit in kids to believe in themselves, to be confident, to stretch and to grow! Thank You!
— Adrienne

Studies have shown that theatre and drama participants:

  1. are assessed more highly by their teachers in all aspects,
  2. feel more confident in reading and understanding tasks,
  3. feel more confident in communication,
  4. are more likely to feel that they are creative,
  5. like going to school more,
  6. enjoy school activities more,
  7. are better at problem solving,
  8. are better at coping with stress,
  9. are significantly more tolerant towards both minorities and foreigners,
  10. are more active citizens,
  11. show more interest in voting at any level,
  12. show more interest in participating in public issues,
  13. are more empathic: they have concern for others,
  14. are more able to change their perspective,
  15. are more innovative and entrepreneurial,
  16. show more dedication towards their future and have more plans,
  17. are much more willing to participate in any genre of arts and culture, and not just performing arts, but also writing, making music, films, handicrafts, and attending all sorts of arts and cultural activities,
  18. spend more time in school, more time reading, doing housework, playing, talking, and spend more time with family members and taking care of younger brothers and sisters. In contrast, they spend less time watching TV or playing computer games,
  19. do more for their families, are more likely to have a part-time job and spend more timebeing creative either alone or in a group. They more frequently go to the theatre, exhibitions and museums, and the cinema, and go hiking and biking more often,
  20. are more likely to be a central character in the class,
  21. have a better sense of humour,
  22. feel better at home.

I think this has been one of the girls most wonderful experiences in life! And I am just as excited as they are!
— Catherine

What is involved in drama training?

Every program has a different focus and skill development but common features of workshops include opportunities for our young actors to learn both about themselves and about others. Drama is an opportunity to discover more about oneself and one's world. To learn. To practice. To improve and to improvise. And, in the end, to become a better version on oneself.

Acting is more than speaking words from a page. 

Through the mind an actor:

  • explores character development
  • researches historical scenarios 
  • imagines new worlds and situations
  • interprets emotions and ideas

Through the body an actor:

  • expresses body language
  • demonstrates objects and ideas through mime
  • encourages feeling through movement and tableau
  • establishes dance and rhythm

Through the voice an actor:

  • interprets accents
  • conducts vocal work
  • challenges fellow actors
  • brings music to the stage

Through listening an actor:

  • learns to improvise
  • understands experimentation and exploration
  • grasps timing 
  • acquires a sense of self and character

Through an audience an actor:

  • understands about themselves and their craft
  • explores the art of performance
  • touches the world around them
  • reflects on the needs of others

I want to start with saying how much I appreciate actOUT! and all of your hard work. You are amazing people and you change kids’ lives. Miranda is a prime example of this.
— Tanya