Our Students Present A Poem Written by Matthew Stepanek
create. connect. impact.
WE'RE BACK IN PERSON
DRAMA-cize is thrilled to be back in person with our promotional partner PEAK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. We are super excited to offer this 8 week session with a finale presentation. Each child will have an opportunity to tell their own unique story which will be developed through an organic process.
This class is designed to nurture creativity, build confidence, support individuality and develop empathy for self and others through drama, wellness practices and other creative modalities.
Space is limited! Register for the Early Bird Special through April 12.
DRAMA-cize ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
As many of us continue to work from home and shelter in place, it has caused a great deal of pinned up anxiety and stress for not only adults, but for our children as well. This is a great time for your child to release, create and engage through creativity.
Throughout Sherri’s career, she has been dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people through arts education. She has worked with the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, helped to start and develop theatre, writing and TV programs for The Joe, Picture This Show, a nonprofit arts education company which still serves hundreds of youth each year. Sherri is proud to have spoken and performed in schools throughout the country, and has mentored and coached actors and non-actors of all ages. From these experiences, she created Drama-cize, an arts education initiative that uses drama, and other creative processes (writing, movement, improvisation, etc) as a tool to increase self-esteem, nurture creativity, teach life skills, and build communication and presentation skills. “I love working with young people to help them discover the power of their own voice, individuality and creativity.”
Sherri is the proud mother of three beautiful lights, Gaia, Hunter and Jade, who are her inspiration!
BUILDING CONFIDENCE, CREATIVITY, ACTING and LIFESKILLS
...and more throughout every session
We warm up our personal instrument (voice, body and imagination) through physical, vocal and breathing exercises and play theatre games.
Movement and Body Awareness
Body Awareness is the understanding of where the body is in space and the body’s connection to others. We explore movement to free and strengthen the body, to elevate the imagination and to create the character’s physical life.
Observation and Focus
We watch, listen and focus on the actions of our classmates to help us gain a greater understanding of how people move, behave, feel and speak. It is important for the actor to observe everyone and everything around them.
Imagination and Creativity
The ability to imagine influences everything we do, think about and create. There is no right or wrong in creating and developing one’s imagination. We focus on choice, intention and possibility.
Ensemble and Communication Building
Creating healthy communication and trust is important, not only to actors but to every individual. For the actor, it is critical that trust is formed between actors so we create a safe space where the students have freedom of expression and room to grow and play.
Emotion and Character Development
We explore various emotional states through individual and class exercises (oral and written), monologue preparation, scene study, character breakdown and storytelling in a fun, safe and respectful space.
What parents say?
“My daughter, Marcela, really loves her Drama-cize class. She has grown tremendously in being able to express her feelings and thoughts by acting them out. ”
Laura Garay, mom
VIRTUAL and IN PERSON CLASSES
VIRTUAL CLASSES ARE HELD VIA ZOOM OR IN PERSON AT PEAK PAC NJ AT 734 GRAND AVE, RIDGEFIELD, NJ. UPON REGISTERING, FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS AND SESSION ACTIVITIES PER WEEK WILL BE GIVEN.
(for 6-8 week programs only)
THE FINAL CLASS WILL BE A PERFORMANCE PRESENTATION (VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON) WHICH WILL BE RECORDED (WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION) AND EMAILED TO THE PARENTS AND STUDENTS FOR FUTURE ENJOYMENT.