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


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: Rebecca Elowe, Stephanie Charlton, Eva Murray

Tuition: $80
Winter I: Snow Songs (Songs from FROZEN & FROZEN II) on Saturdays, January 16 - February 610:00am - 11:00am
Winter II: Silly Songs (Songs from MARY POPPINS) on Saturdays, March 6 - March 2710:00am - 11:00am
Spring: Swamp Songs (Songs from A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD & PRINCESS AND THE FROGN) 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
Winter I: Imaginary Worlds on Saturdays, January 16 - February 69:00am to 10:00am
Winter II: Time Travelers on Saturdays, March 6 - March 279:00am to 10:00am
Spring: Amazing Adventures on Saturdays, May 1 - May 229:00am to 10:00am

Multi-Week Performance Classes

Our multi-week virtual performance-based programs are perfect for the young theatre artist looking to create characters and bring to life imagined worlds with a final show as the end result. Building on our processed oriented programs, these classes challenge students to continue to sharpen their actors’ tools while  working as an ensemble to create a virtual production for friends and families. All programs are first-come first serve and while previous performance experience is not required it is highly encouraged. 

Virtual Play Production Jr. - A Portal to Fairy Tale Kingdom

A fun and fast-paced intensive program for young people with previous stage experience. In 10-weeks, students will work together to perform a 30-minute play over Zoom. While working on the play, they will develop their acting, creative movement and storytelling skills while also learning more about production elements such as set, props, costumes, and sound and lighting design. This class culminates in a virtual performance-demonstration for families and friends on the final day of the class. While previous performance experience is not required, this program is ideal for students who are looking for a fun and fast-paced theatrical adventure.

A Portal to Fairy Tale Kingdom by Anne Negri: When sister and brother Victoria and Ben fall into their own storybook, they must work with a wacky group of fairy tale characters—from Goldilocks to Rumplestiltskin—to help save Fairy Tale Kingdom and find their way back home.
Taught by: Jamie Aznive, Jeri Hammond

Tuition: $450
Monday & Wednesdays, January 20 to March 31 (No Class the week of February 15)4:00pm to 5:30pm

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. 

Mystery Box Theatre: "Once Upon a Mystery" (Grades 1 to 3)

About the week:
“In a far away land of long long ago, a group of fairy tale characters are celebrating Humpty Dumpty’s 100th birthday. Days before the party Humpty Dumpty is discovered on the floor in pieces. He’s okay but did he fall or was he pushed?! Solve the mystery and put Humpty Dumpty together again in time for the party!

The program has only 20 spots, to best optimize the experience for Zoom. Registration is first-come, first-serve. Registration closes Sunday, February 7 at 5pm to ensure enough delivery time for the Mystery Boxes. Taught by: Jennifer Duval White

Tuition: $225
Monday, February 15 to Friday, February 19Asynchronous learning in the morning with synchronous learning on Zoom from 1:00pm to 3:30PM

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