June 01, 2008,
T.J. asks from Oak Forest, IL on May 16, 2008
Looking for Drama/acting Classes for My 9 Year Old Daughter
My daughter loves acting/singing/dancing. She participates in the school musical, but I'd like to get her more exposure since this is something she really enjoys and she seems to have some talent for it. I can't seem to find any drama or acting classes in my area. Does anyone have any recommendations?
S.S. answers from Chicago on May 16, 2008
If you have access to a computer check out Players Workshop of Second city
K.H. answers from Chicago on May 17, 2008
You should check out the Entertainment Project, which does camps and classes year-round. My daughter's best friend started out doing a camp there last summer and then continued the rest of the year since she loved it so much. It may be a franchised organization--not sure, but she absolutely loved it and then continued in their "Fast-Track" program for those more serious about it. Both my girls are doing one of their 3-week summer camps this summer. They put on a big production at the end of each camp. You will be amazed at what they do with a couple hundred kids in 3 weeks! It looks like these kids have worked for months! Very professional and the kids have a great time. There are productions for younger and older kids. Another one to try is the Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop. The founder/director, Lisa Lang is wonderful and there are classes for different age groups as well. She's located in the Andersonville area, and The Entertainment Project summer camp program takes place at St. Benedict's High School on Leavitt just south of Irving. Here's the links:
L.G. answers from Chicago on May 17, 2008
If you find any acting/singing/drama classes in the Chicago land area can you send me the information too. Thanks Lynette
S.J. answers from Chicago on May 16, 2008
Check out the Chicago Park District...here's the link:
R. answers from Chicago on May 17, 2008
I've heard good things about the Young Actor's Workshop (1st-7th grades) held in the summer at Concordia University in River Forest. For more info check out: http://www.cuchicago.edu/the_arts/theatre/young_actors/
They're doing a "Pirates of Penzance, Jr."-- reworked version of the operetta/musical.
We went to see the "Annie, Jr." they did last year-- and it was really well done.
M.Y. answers from Chicago on June 01, 2008
I'm not sure of age range and don't know much about it but I've heard that the LOOKGLASS THEATER downtown has drama classes for kids. Good luck!