All Dramabee classes include an element of improvisation. This gives a chance for children to fully express themselves and revel in the play that is so important in acting. In the production workshops, improv provides a great tool for character development, encouraging the kids to try out new types of voices, accents and physicality to add depth to their character. Questions are asked of each character…where do you live? How old are you? Do you have a job? The use of costumes and props is particularly useful in liberating the children to create personalities that are far from their own. Improv is not to be underestimated in it’s value – in a show it can save the day…..Dramabee kids know this and are unafraid to use it confidently if lines are forgotten…..thus knowing that they can never go wrong, even in front of a big crowd and ‘mistakes’ can be magical!
Hip Hip Hooray!
Camp days begin Monday June 25th through Friday August 10th.
Kids can come for a day or a week at a time or do the whole camp. Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm…extended hours available at a $15 hourly rate. The main focus of the camp is kindness and friendship – we will add to that some exciting work with nonsense poetry, mask and puppetry! I have found that less pressure brings the greatest creative results – the children are therefore gently inspired with the themes – leaving them the space to bring about their own natural genius.
In addition to keeping our theme in mind here are some examples of our activities;
Mask making – with paper mache
Stop motion animation
Make a sock puppet
Wacky races on the green (egg & spoon, 3 legged, obstacle etc!)
Make a friend – a pet rock!
Swim in the pool
We will also make time to go to the beach and ride around the Marina….on scooters, have picnics in the park, make ice-cream sundaes (on Tuesday), and bake our own pizzas on Wednesdays, and have a grand old summer time!
The camp is ideally suited to children aged 5 to 12 years and there is a limit to 6 children (plus my daughter) per day….I often hire an assistant to help keep things super calm and relaxed. It is very important to me that all participants needs are met at all times. We also have a small, calm, hypo-allergenic Cockapoo puppy named Nana who usually stays out of the way – but is also a joyful addition to our camp – she likes to accompany us on our inspirational walks 🙂
Day rate; $65
Weekly rate: $275
Whole camp weekly rate: $250