What We Do At Dandylyon Drama
We offer performing arts education opportunities all year round. During the school year we work with local schools and in the summer we partner with local organizations to offer high quality and affordable programs that enrich our community.
Bring the Arts into YOUR School today!
There are several ways we can partner with you and your school.
DRAMA CLUBS: After School Drama Enrichment
Drama Clubs are an opportunity for elementary students to dip their toes into the creative waters. Our teachers will explore theatre through dramatic play, improvisation, games, costumes, props, and at the right challenge level for your student! At the end of each session, the club will make a presentation of what they’ve learned and created together. After School offerings are open to only children who currently attend that school or their siblings.
After School Drama Enrichment classes can be fully sponsored by the PTA or can be partially sponsored by the PTA (PTA provides the space) and a reasonable tuition fee is charged per student with 10 student minimum enrollment.
Don’t have Dandylyon Drama at your school? Contact us and get us connected with your school’s PTA!
Here are our recommended age groups for Drama Clubs.
Drama Kinders is pure fun for your kindergartner! Let your kindergartner get a chance to play after a long day at a desk!
Drama Kids is for 1st-3rd graders gives a low pressure way for your child to explore acting on stage without developing stage fright. Our teachers plan games and activiites that intentionally set your child at ease and allow them the freedom to act! They learn basic acting skills while getting the chance to have ownership of their role in the final show.
Drama Stars is for 4th-6th graders. For seasoned young actors or beginners. We review basic acting skills while having a tons of fun to build on your child’s strengths. We add props, costumes, to the original show we create in class to culminate in a creative final performance.
Broadway Boogie can also be offered for various grade levels. We choose a few toe-tapping musical theatre numbers and sing and dance our way onto the stage!
MUSICALS: After School Performing Arts Productions
School Musicals are within reach with Dandylyon Drama’s School Musical Program. We provide the Creative Team and organization you need to mobilize your parent volunteers.
Dandylyon Drama is excited to partner with your school to provide an educational experience and dramatic arts performances your students will never forget. We provide a professional and caring creative team and our tired and true organizational system to assure things run smoothly.
Our director, musical director, and choreographer will help kids explore the fun and excitement that goes hand-in-hand with creating live theatre. Our admin team will train and support your staff or parent volunteers.
Rehearsals happen after school (public schools) or during your elective period (private schools) with special rehearsals being help after school or in the evenings for auditions, dress rehearsals or performances.
Students will have a great role that will build on their strengths and help them grow in confidence. The entire school community with be incredibly proud! We place an emphasis on making sure every student shines on stage. They will either be featured in acting, dancing, or singing and will definitely all have valuable stage time.
We make the whole process affordable for your PTA or School budget and have lots of resources for grants, fundraising, and ideas on how to cover your costs.
Musicals take a lot of work and planning, but we take all the guesswork out of the process. Please contact us with at least 1 year before your potential dates to get our our calendar. Our calendar year fills up very quickly.
SUMMER CAMPS: Continuing Education for Budding Actors
Has your actor caught THEATRE FEVER or want to build on their acting, singing, or dancing skills? Do they love to make their own plays at home or sing in the shower? Do they need a safe place to play? Are they ready for the limelight? Then one of our many camp offerings is right for your child.
1 WEEK OUTDOOR DRAMA CAMPS: All the drama we love in the Northwest summer sun and the beauty of the outdoors. Our teaching artists collaborate with your young actor to create an original play, that culminates in a free performance for family and friends in an outdoor amphitheater. Ample time is made for creative play and outdoor exploration. (Recommended for ages 3-5 and 5-9. Great for siblings who want to be close but in age-appropriate groupings.)
1 WEEK PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS: For actors who love to act, create, write, and collaborate but would like a less pressured performance structure. These camps feature the very best teaching artists who take your student through a creative process, allowing for ample input from each child to create an original performance surrounding a theme. (Recommended for ages 7-11.)
2 WEEK MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE CAMPS: For our more experienced and mature actors these camps have all the acting, music, tech, costumes, and limelight they crave. Students work with professional directors, musical directors and choreographers. The two week camps culminate in 2-3 final performances where friends, family, and the community are invited to purchase tickets to see the show. (Recommended for ages 10-18.)
CAMP DANDYLYON: This is our camp specifically for kids with special needs. Our specially trained teacher and roster or experience volunteers offer one on one support to budding actors. Visual art, movement, games, music, story telling, and much more. Each year our actors grow in confidence to express themselves in ways they never thought possible and bring immense joy to the audience of friends and family at the final presentation.
WHY CHOOSE DRAMA?
Learn Life Skills