Drama Club is adaptable to a variety of ages, abilities, and learning styles! Our goal is to meet the student where they are on any given day. Any student who wants to perform, be silly, play games, learn about Shakespeare or drama, or wants to explore their emotions, imaginations, movement, and voice-- would be the perfect student for this class!
Each class consists of a warm up where we make heartbeats together, explore different emotions and how they look and feel when we express them, and then we all learn a new game. The teachers from Spectrum Shakes theatre company utilize the Hunter Heartbeat Method (please see below for a description). Students will play games based on Shakespeare’s plays with the actors in class. Each game tells the story of plays like The Tempest, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pericles, and Macbeth. We explore the characters, how they feel, what they want, and what conflicts they experience in scenes with other characters.
*The Hunter Heartbeat Method is a series of sensory drama games that utilize the rhythm of the heartbeat and the larger than life characters in Shakespeare’s play to engage the social and communicative blocks of autism. Each game is designed to target different skills that may be difficult for individuals with autism. Skills like eye contact, emotional expressivity, spacial relationships, listening and responding, and utilizing their unique body and voice.
Please email Jenny for more information or to request a registration form
Classes will focus on team building to help with the exploration of different relationships and social cues. Improvisational games used in this class will teach the students skills such as accessing emotions and storytelling. This will be done in a safe and fun setting where the students can explore and challenge themselves. The Second City teachers, who developed this Improv for Autism program, have shared it with students around the country. No previous experience needed!
Please email Jenny to request an application and schedule a quick phone interview to make sure this program will be a good fit for your child.
The Crochet Club is maxed at 6 participants weekly, all following Covid protocols, wearing masks, temperature checks and practicing social distancing. Each participant will be given their own "office" space to work with a volunteer to learn different crochet stitches. Each will be given their own crochet needles and bag to make items such as scarves, bracelets, key chains, stove pot holders etc.
One time supply cost for crochet needles, personalized bag to use weekly, and leather/yarn materials $20
Weekly fee $15, spots limited, please email Jenny to sign up weekly. No previous experience needed!