Acting Classes for Kids: Creative Drama for Ages 7-10

Course 215481 - ACTING 101 - ONLINE CLASS
• This class will be scheduled soon.
• Meantime, our IN PERSON classes are open for enrollment.

Sign Me Up!

  • A fun online acting class for young elementary students    
  • May’s book: The Story Book Prince, by Joanne Oppenheim

When a young Prince refuses to go to bed, the exhausted King and Queen appeal to the four corners of their realm for help. Dancers, musicians, magicians, and jugglers try their luck, but no one can get the Prince to fall asleep, until a wise old woman arrives at the castle gates.

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 use their imaginations to take creative risks.
  • 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.
  • 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: No materials or books are required for this course.

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.