Musical Theater Classes for Kids 5–13 at Hollywood Kids Academy (48% Off)

Give as a Gift
Unable to add now. Please try again later
Unable to remove now. Please try again later
Up to 48% Off

Customer Reviews

3 Ratings

Daughter loves it!!!
Katherine E. · May 25, 2017

What You'll Get


The Deal

  • $65 for one month of musical theater classes for ages 5-13 ($125 value)

The Psychology of Memory: Forging Pathways Through the Brain

One thing you’ll definitely need to bring to class is a working memory. Read on to explore the process by which memories are embedded into our brains.

The capital of New Zealand. Last year’s Oscar winner for Best Actress. Can you bring these names to mind, or do they feel like they’re just out of reach, dancing on the tip of your tongue? In fact, cognitive psychologists formally describe this phenomenon as a TOT—tip-of-tongue—state, and it can help illustrate the complex processes that occur (or fail to) as the brain embeds and retrieves information for later use.

One thing that a TOT state tells us is that memory is not a matter of sending a search query into the brain’s depths and coming back with a complete unit of experience (i.e., having studied New Zealand in sixth grade) that we’d once filed away. Different parts of memories are stored in different regions throughout the brain, depending on their nature—words, for instance, are not kept in the same place as faces. That storage system gets kicked into gear as each thing we see, touch, smell, and hear is processed by our sensory and short-term memories, where the information is mulled over for a few seconds and either discarded or transferred to long-term storage. Through rehearsal, or repetition, a short-term memory becomes a long-term one, where it resides among our most deeply embedded recollections: a wedding, the birth of a child, the words to our favorite mattress-store jingle.

Acquiring new skills creates additional pathways, which—like ruts in a dirt road—grow deeper with repeated use. Likewise, learned skills can disappear following periods of neglect. Over time, the brain prunes unused connections, which helps to explain how you can forget a second language once you stop speaking it regularly.

Some memories, however, seem impossible to forget. This typically happens when a memory is associated with a heightened emotional or physical response. “Where were you when JFK was assassinated?” is a question any baby boomer likely will have an answer to. In a classroom, teachers can use these physical and emotional associations to their advantage, teaching material with hands-on methods that stimulate different regions of the brain to create an abundance of connections between memory and knowledge.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 360 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 12 month(s). Registration required. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per child. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Pre-enrollment required and subject to availability. Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 24 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. All classes must be redeemed during a single visit by same child within 30 days of first visit. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Not valid for professional series classes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Hollywood Kids Academy


By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.