About the Grades 1 to 3 Programs

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Rooted in process-based story drama, students are introduced to the actor’s tools of body, voice, mind and imagination. Students develop characters, solve creative problems and enter the world of the story. Students have fun while also developing valuable literacy and life skills such as communication, critical thinking, collaboration, focus and creativity. Each session, there is a new theme to spark the imagination, creating a fun, new experience each class!

If you have questions about whether a program is the right match for your child or if your child needs accommodations to access any of our programming, please reach out to Jeri Hammond, Director of Education, at jerih@bu.edu

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UPCOMING SESSIONS:

Saturday Classes

Sing Out

Calling all budding singers! Students will learn the fundamentals of singing (notes, rhythm, lyrics) while working collaboratively to perform songs from stage and screen. Through creative movement and physical storytelling, student’s will transform into characters from popular musicals and movies. Students, bring your voices and your creativity as we learn to make music together while apart. Each 4-week session will revolve around a fun and developmentally appropriate theme.
Taught by: Eva Murray

Tuition: $80
Spring: Swamp Songs (Songs from A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD & PRINCESS AND THE FROG) on Saturdays, May 1 - May 2210:00am - 11:00am

Act Out

A fun and physical introduction to the world of a play! With a different story each week to spark and support the creative process, students will bring this story to life through the use of their actors’ tools (body, voice, mind, imagination). Set the stage with bed sheets and pillows, turn a baseball cap into a crown and fuzzy slippers into a telephone, as students’ homes (and everything in them) become the setting for their own play explorations! Each 4-week session will revolve around a fun and developmentally appropriate theme.
Taught by: Alex Brodsky-Benedetti

Tuition: $80
Spring: Amazing Adventures on Saturdays, May 1 - May 229:00am to 10:00am

Summer Programs

Grades K to 1

IMAGINARY ADVENTURES


Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by a backpack full of mystery objects, students will head off on a new adventure each class using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play! Students will receive a packing list each week, inviting them to use everyday objects in new and creative ways as they embark on their imaginary adventures. Please note, grades refer to placement in fall 2021.

Time Travelers

Bring your adventurous spirit along as we travel back and forth each class in our very own imagination time machine! From stomping and chomping dinosaurs of the past to robots and techno-gadgets of the future, we are sure to have a wild ride!
Taught by: Sophie Rich

Tuition: $90
Monday, July 19 - Friday July 239:00am to 10:00am

Art Museum Detectives

Calling all super sleuths! Put on those detective hats as you work to solve an artfully designed mystery. Get messy as you create your own art inspired by the museum masterpieces. A colorful week of creative fun! Taught by: Brynnalee Simmons

Tuition: $90
Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30, 20219:00am to 10:00am

Treasure Hunters

Get ready to sail the seas, explore the jungle, and go wherever the treasure map leads you! What will you discover when you find the secret treasure? X marks the spot in this rousing adventure.
Taught by: Rebecca Elowe

Tuition: $90
Monday, August 2 - Friday, August69:00am to 10:00am

Storybook Scouts

Open up a favorite storybook and climb inside. Where will the story take you?
When you enter the land of Once Upon a Time, you will find magic, mystery and adventure on every page.
Taught by: Jennifer Duval White

Tuition: $90
Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 139:00am to 10:00am

Grades 2 to 3

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE


This collection of one week half-day course offerings, with options ranging from superheroes to puppetry, “in role” experiences to singing and dancing , clowning to shoebox theatre productions has something for everyone. Book your ticket to an adventure just right for you! Please note, grades refer to placement in fall 2021.

Character's Journey: Superhero Stories

Through ensemble games based in clown and physical theatre, students will create performance projects and short scenes exploring the themes of heroes, superheroes, and time travel. Let's have some laughs and tap into our imagination as students explore character through voice, movement, and play! Taught by: Matthew Brettschnider

Tuition: $180
Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 239:00am to 11:00am

The Magic Food Truck

In this “ in role” theatre experience, The Magic Food Truck will invite students to travel the world with a different delicious global adventure each day. Through improvisation, stories, art-making and movement, young actors will cook up some mouth-watering adventures. Let the Magic Food Truck take you on a global journey of food and fun. There is no telling what will be on the menu!
Taught by: Brynnalee Simmons

Tuition: $180
Monday, July 19 - Friday July 231:00pm to 2:00pm

Animal Moves

Utilizing global beats and animal tales from around the world, students will use movement and dance to bring their favorite animal stories to life. Each day will be a new story, and a new dance to learn and create! If you are someone who “likes to Move It, Move It”, this class is for you!
Taught by: Alex Brodsky-Benedetti

Tuition: $180
Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 309:30am to 11:00am

Character's Journey: The Story of YOU

What starts as a scavenger hunt leads to original storytelling through puppetry and visual arts.
Through hands- on art making and collaborative play-making, the works created will be as original as you are! At the end of the scavenger hunt, what you just might discover is YOU!
Taught by: Zahirah Nur Truth

Tuition: $180
Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 301:00pm - 3:00pm

All Aboard the Circus Train

Travel through time and space aboard the circus train. How has the circus changed over time and around the world? Through an exploration of physical comedy, using facial expressions, full body physicality, props and more, you will discover your inner clown. What makes a circus? Climb aboard the circus train and find out! Taught by: Diamond Family Circus

Tuition: $180
Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 69:00am to 11:00am

Shoebox Theatre: Tiny Adventures

Create an imaginary world inside a cardboard box. Inspired by toy theatre, scenic design and object puppetry, students will be designer, puppeteer and director of their own Shoebox Theatre production. Students will also enlarge the experience by developing those scenes at full scale as an acting ensemble. Tiny Adventures, Big fun! Taught by: Rebecca Elowe

Tuition: $180
Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 61:00pm - 3:00pm

Character's Journey: Campfire Tales

Get ready to hit the trails in this “in role” theatre experience. Your camp counselor will lead you on daily camp adventures that test your creativity and imagination. Tell stories around the campfire, grab your flashlight, and earn your camp badges at this camp-out unlike any other. Are you ready for s’more fun! Taught by: Alex Brodsky-Benedetti

Tuition: $180
Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 139:30am to 11:00am

Magical Musical Journeys

Sing, dance, and act your way through imaginary lands! Through story and song, this class will explore places such as Oz & Wonderland by looking at new adaptations, inspiring students to create their own fantastical worlds and characters that can only be found in one place, their imagination! Taught by: Jennifer Duval White

Tuition: $180
Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 131:00pm - 3:00pm

Semi Private Coaching

Are you looking to take your singing or acting to the next level? In our NEW semi-private coaching, students will work in small groups of 2 to 3 with professional voice and acting coaches to develop their skills and learn to maximize their instruments of body and voice. Spots are limited and are first-come first-serve.

Students will be paired with a teacher and in small groups based on their grade and previous experience.

February Vacation Program

A week of creative role playing, where students use their imaginations and actor’s tools to solve a mystery before the week is up. A mix of both asynchronous and synchronous learning, students will spend the morning on their own in creative exploration – using that day’s clue and pre-recorded video messages to guide them through their adventure. In the afternoon students login and work collaboratively as an ensemble to further develop their theories on “Who Dunnit?” through creative play and acting techniques. 

To further inspire the week’s adventure, each student will receive their personal Mystery Box in the mail, containing detailed instructions, key clues, and other important items necessary to a fun and creative week of sleuthing. 

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