Acting Classes for Kids: Creative Drama for Ages 7-9

Sign up now for the WINTER QUARTER course
Class 215481-11-11: Creative Drama for Ages 7-9
Sat. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. February 6, 13, 20, 27
Tuition: $80 + $10 reg. fee
Min. enrollment: 2. Max.: 8

This is an ONLINE class. A Zoom link will be sent by the instructor before the first class meeting.

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  • A fun online acting class for young elementary students    
  • February’s book: Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak

Come join the digital fun in Rekindle’s brand new online Creative Drama course for kids! In this class series, your child will learn the fundamentals of drama and creatively explore a storybook filled with fantasy and adventure.

Students will be challenged to participate in theatre games, engage in reflective discussions, and express themselves using their imaginations, body, and voice.

In This Online Acting Class Your Child Will Learn:

  • The Tools of Expression: imagination, body, and voice.
  • How to shape their bodies to express the characters’ emotions and actions.
  • How to dramatize events from the story using pantomime action and vocal work.
  • How to create their own Wild Thing character and improvise additional scenes.
  • Note: This is an online course, and the instructor cannot physically supervise the student. We ask that guardians please stay nearby their youngster while they are attending the class.
  • Materials: We will be designing our own Wild Thing characters! All you need is a couple pieces of paper, a pencil, some coloring utensils, and your imagination to bring your creation to life!

About the Instructor

  • Rachael Chapman is a Theatre Teaching Artist. For four years, she worked for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth facilitating in-school residencies, after-school programs, weekend courses, and summer camps for children.
  • She recently moved back to Washington to be closer with her family, and currently works as a Teaching Artist for Tacoma Arts Live.
  • Rachael continually strives to remain current in her education and training. She has her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, was accepted to the National Seminar for Teaching Artists at the Kennedy Center in DC, and recently completed the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab at Seattle Children’s Theatre.
  • Rachael’s teaching philosophy is process oriented as opposed to product oriented. She hands the power of creative choice over to her students and guides them through a series of scaffolded exercises and reflective questions.
  • She has participated as a performer in several children’s theatre and outreach programs and specializes in musicals and puppetry.
  • Above all else, Rachael enjoys sharing knowledge about the performing arts with others and admires the curiosity and creativity of young minds.