More Than Acting: Four Skills Your Child Can Learn with Us
There’s something incredibly inspiring and wonderful about seeing a child take to the stage for the first time. Whether your child is naturally extraverted, or they’ve struggled more than a little bit with shyness, seeing them bloom and grow through the aid of our theater classes can be an emotional experience for proud parents like yourself. However, it’s important to note that signing your child up for theater classes is more than just coaxing out their inner muse. It can also help them learn essential life skills that they can take with them for the rest of their life. To help shed light on how theater can shape your child into a well-rounded individual, here are four essential skills they can learn while studying theater with us.
Communication is the cornerstone of healthy relationships. Good communication skills can help forge lasting bonds, but poor ones can quickly lead to tension and frustration. Not only will theater classes help your child to learn how to communicate better in interpersonal relationships, it’ll also help them communicate well in professional ones, too. By teaching them how to speak clearly and thoughtfully, your child will be an exceptional communicator in all avenues of their life!
There’s nothing more empowering than stepping into the public eye and delivering your lines flawlessly. Even if your child does flub it up a little bit (which is totally fine, too!), they’ll be received warmly by their audience. Over time, their confidence will continue to flourish, and they’ll become fearless public speakers. When it comes time to deliver a speech in a boardroom or during a business meeting, they’ll know how to do so without breaking a sweat.
Working on a stage is a team effort. There’s no one, singular star of the show (even if one has more speaking lines than another), and a successful program requires everyone working together toward that end goal. Your child will learn how to work together with others when they study theater with us, allowing them to develop the ability to both give and receive encouragement. This is a phenomenal skill that will help them be successful leaders when they are older!
Have you ever heard the phrase, “The show must go on”? It’s a common saying in theater, and for good reason. After months of rehearsals and practice, there’s a waiting audience who are looking forward to seeing the completed program. An actor quitting in the middle of it could be devastating for everyone else involved. When your child studies theater with us, they’ll learn how to persevere and see their hard work pay off when the curtain rises.
Without a doubt, your child can benefit greatly from taking theater classes with us. That said, our classes do fill up very quickly, so it’s best to sign them up early to guarantee their place in our upcoming sessions. Or, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to meeting you!