THEATRE & ACTING

APRIL VACATION PROGRAM: APRIL 15 - 19

  • 5 Full days: $269

  • 4 Full days: $239

  • 3 Full days - $189

  • 2 Full days - $149

  • 1 Full day - $110

    • Age Group: 5 -14 years

    • Schedule: Mon - Fri , 9am - 3pm

    • What to Bring: Lunch (including drink) & Snack

    • Extended Day until 5pm available ($15/hr)

Description: Throughout this workshop we will delve into different methods of storytelling, from the verbal to the silent and everything in between. We will explore bits of physical comedy and different ways to improvise within a set of comedic parameters.  We will discover what makes comedy tick and how we can contribute to and build our own comedic scenes. This will culminate in a hilarious student-driven retelling of a classic fairytale! 

Building Self-Esteem Through Drama

In addition to building social and communication skills overall, involvement in drama courses and performance has been shown to improve students’ self-esteem as well as their confidence in their academic abilities. 

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Instructor : Victoria Saraldi-Gallardo 

Victoria Saraldi-Gallardo is an actor and writer based out of Brighton, Mass. Born in Caracas Venezuela, grown in the Southern United States, she received her BA in Performance from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was then certified in the Stanislavsky method with the Moscow Art Theatre through their summer program at the American Repertory Theatre. After two years across the pond in London, England, she received her MFA with Distinction in Acting from the prestigious East 15 Acting School. She’s now back stateside teaching, performing, and drinking far too much coffee :-)

Did You Know?

  • Drama activities improve reading comprehension, and both verbal and non-verbal communication skills

  • Students who are highly involved in drama demonstrate an elevated self-concept over those who are not involved .

  • Playwriting original works and dramatic presentation of existing works can help to build the self-esteem and communication skills of students.

  • The act of performing can help students and youth recognize their potential for success and improve their confidence

  • Drama improves academic performance - Numerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between drama involvement and academic achievement. In addition to having higher standardized test scores than their peers who do not experience the arts, student who participate in drama often experience improved reading comprehension, maintain better attendance records, and stay generally more engaged in school than their non-arts counterparts. Schools with arts-integrated programs, even in low-income areas, report high academic achievement.

Payment and Missed Class Policy:

Training requires consistency in order to achieve the most benefit. However, we understand that students may occasionally need to miss a class. Use the following guidelines to ensure that you get the most out of your classes at The Academy of Creative Arts. 

  1. Your fees are due on or before the first day of the camp, the extended day payments can be made on the last day the student attends the program

  2. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card

  3. If you pay for several weeks in advance and cannot complete all weeks, we will refund weeks not used when notice is received 48 hours before beginning of the week

  4. If you or your child plan to miss a class - 48 hour advance notice is required - so another student can be accommodated - if the student does not provide 48 hour notice and does not attend the session 50% of the fees will be refunded. If the student attends part of the camp and misses the rest, the student will not be eligible for any refund.

  5. Class timings and schedule are subject to change

We wish you a wonderful learning experience - these policies are required so that we can be respectful of the instructors time and commitment.