Best of the Main Line 2015 - West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts

In-School Programs

Customized Programming to Fit Your School's Needs

Pre-School Program

In our pre-school program, Dramatic Youngsters, children experience the joy of imaginative play through theater games, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, movement, music and singing. Students will be encouraged and challenged to follow directions, learn active listening skills, participate in teamwork, and accept challenges while taking risks. As children progress through the classes they will develop confidence, individuality and social skills all while making friends and having fun.

Dramatic Youngsters is designed for pre-school through kindergarten age children bearing in mind all levels of interest and ability. For the kindergarten performer this is an opportunity to discover leadership skills.

West Chester Studio In School Program

After School Programs

Our exciting Fun With Theater club offers children in grades 1-4 the opportunity to create characters and stories through movement, voice and imaginative play. While playing theater games and exercises students are encouraged and challenged to follow directions, learn active listening skills, participate in teamwork, and accept challenges while taking risks. Each student begins to recognize the importance of his/her individual voice and ideas while developing confidence, individuality and social skills. During the Fall session students develop a short presentation of their work. During the Winter Session the performers stage a children’s story.

In our Creative Actors club performers, grades 5- 8, engage in theater games and exercises, discover healthy vocal production for the stage and develop beginning improvisation skills. Many of our exercises focus on the innovative techniques of Meisner, Stella Adler, and Stanislavski helping performers find their objective, how to build a character and how to analyze a script. As performers progress through the club they develop confidence, individuality and begin to discover the importance of their individual voice. During the Fall session performers improvisation skills are highlighted in the final recital. In the Winter Session performers rehearse and perform a short play at the recital.

To discuss options for your school, fill out the contact form, call Therese at 484-995-2915 or send an email to: therese@westchesterstudio.com.

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