To be or not to be … bored during quarantine. You’ve probably heard, “I’m bored,” more than a few times from your kids.
But if you’re wanting to channel their dramatic energy into something more productive, two local theaters are offering online acting classes for kids during the global pandemic.
At Encore Stage & Studio, Encore Live! has debuted online with weekly classes and workshops ranging from Saturday scene plays, around-the-world adventures and even monologue coaching. Classes and four-week workshops are held on specific days of the week via Zoom and range in age from 3- to 5-year-olds to high school seniors.
Workshop prices range from $60 to $90, with the highest being the Actor’s Toolbox workshop with special guest Steve Trzaska, known best for his work on Glee, The Middle, Disney’s Austin & Ally, Nickelodeon’s iCarly, Marvel’s Inhumans and more.
Plus, if you’re child is just a little too young for acting lessons, on Facebook Live and YouTube, parents and children ages 6 months to 5 years old can catch “Parent & Me” classes with music, movement and storytime with Ms. Amanda Nell on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
At Educational Theatre Co., collaborative classrooms for acting lessons have also moved online, with Mondays and Wednesdays dedicated to “Around the World” for third through fifth graders and Tuesdays and Thursdays to “Silly Storytellers” for kindergartners through second grade.
The online classes at ETC begin on Monday, April 20, or Tuesday, April 21, and are $60 to register. // Encore Stage & Studio: 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington; Educational Theatre Co.: 1718 S. Taylor St., Suite 102, Arlington
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