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

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.

Create a Character: Physical Comedy

What makes something funny? This class will explore the cultural roots of physical theatre from around the world, including mask and movement, object manipulation and trickster and wise fool traditions. Pratfall skills will be introduced as students learn about action, reaction,and cover. Students will have the opportunity to create their own "bit" with movements designed to help express character(s) and tell their story.
Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Taught by: Diamond Family Circus
Tuition: $180
Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 6 9:00am to 11:00am

Create a Character: Exploring through Song

Students will discover and explore the journey a character makes from the beginning of a song to its final notes. In this introduction to song interpretation, students will learn how to use their voices to tell a character’s journey. The class will ask the question: How does a performer change as they discover a character through song? Using the Acapella app, students will create original vocal performances that celebrate the journey of a song.
Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Taught by: Alisa Cassola
Tuition: $180
Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 13 1:00pm - 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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