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!

This fall all classes are organized by age to align with our criteria for in-person and virtual programs. Grades 1 to 3 classes are categorized as ages 6 to 8 and will consist of virtual offerings only.

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:

Fall I (3-week Session)

October 16 – 20

Fall II (3-week Session)

November 6 – 20

Saturday Classes

Act Out: Fantastical Creatures (Virtual)

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 3-week session will revolve around a fun and developmentally appropriate theme.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Acting, Virtual |
Tuition: $60
Saturdays, October 16 - 30 (3-weeks) 9:00am to 10:00am
Taught by: Alex Brodsky-Benedetti

Moving with Imagination - Partnership class with BalletRox (Virtual)

Engaging our bodies and imaginations, this class invites our youngest movers to discover all the wonderful ways you can express yourself, create character and tell stories through movement. Guided by beginning movement techniques, students will play with how to create bold, exciting and imaginative physical choices while understanding the building blocks of dance/ballet. This 6-week virtual class is perfect for students of all experience levels and abilities
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Dance, Virtual |
Tuition: $120
Saturdays, October 16 - November 20 (6-weeks) 10:00am - 11:00am
Taught by: AJ Guevara

Act Out: Comic Capers (Virtual)

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.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Acting, Virtual |
Tuition: $60
Saturdays, November 6 - 20 (3-weeks) 9:00am to 10:00am
Taught by: Alex Brodsky-Benedetti

Virtual 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.

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.

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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