William Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” which explains the unpainted backsides of our majestic cardboard mountains. Prepare your child to navigate the earth’s trap-door exits with today’s Groupon: for $70, you get enrollment in a five-day drama summer camp at one of Drama Kids International’s three Collin County locations (a $140 value). Click here for a schedule of upcoming camps and their locations. Today's deal is not valid at the Frisco Athletic Center.
Drama Kids International adopts age-old theatrical techniques to imbue kids with the confidence and self-expression to thrive in their everyday lives. In seven varied camps, children ages 5–12 train for four hours a day in stagecraft under Drama Kids’ experienced stage-coaches, learning things such as public speaking, creative movement, and scenery design. The Playhouse Camp presents an over-arching master class in theatrical storytelling and creative expression, including writing and directing an original play, and the Musical Theatre Camp encourages kids to express their inner Gene Kellys through music, dance, and dialogue.
Other camps focus on more specific topics, such as the Disney Camp, which blends cinematic acting techniques with costumes and movements inspired by Disney heroes and villains. Kids hone the art of slapstick comedy and effective joke-telling at the Comedy & Improv camp, where they'll study comedic timing, improvisation, and how to trim their Groucho Marx-esque fake mustaches. With approximately 20 children per camp—grouped according to age—every child receives both individual attention and experience working with others toward a common goal, as each week culminates in a presentation for parents.
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Imagine the moment when a shy, introverted young child steps in front of a room full of people for the first time and speaks with confidence and clarity. This is a regular occurrence at Drama Kids International, where experienced teachers use a unique, copyrighted curriculum to help shape and focus outgoing children or draw shy children out of their shells. Classes for kids as young as 5 refine speech techniques, dramatic movement, and imagination, giving them the confidence to perform in front of an audience or finally ask their parents to change their names to Thespis. For older kids, aged 12–18, Drama Kids International offers the DKI Acting Academy, where serious theater kids can expand their speaking, acting, and auditioning skills through exercises and performances.