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Registration Opens For Kids' Theater Classes At Darien Arts Center

The Darien Arts Center is offering a variety of new fall classes in its Kids' Theatre program.
The Darien Arts Center is offering a variety of new fall classes in its Kids' Theatre program. Photo Credit: Heather Kahlert

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Arts Center is offering a variety of new fall classes in its Kids' Theatre program.

The program provides young actors an opportunity to expand their knowledge of theatre while trying new things to enhance their abilities.

Classes cultivate creativity and perpetuate passion, drive and discovery through a professional staff and exciting curriculum.

Kids' theater events include the following:

  • Creative Dramatics: ages 3-5, Section 1: Tuesday 2:45-3:30 p.m., Sept. 20-Dec. 6, Section 2: Friday 2-2:45 p.m., Sept. 23-Dec. 16, Section 3: Friday 3-3:45 p.m., Sept 23-Dec 16. Introduces young children to theatre by focusing on their natural sense of play. Children learn to use their bodies, voices & imagination with games, rhymes, costumes, puppets and more to discover the magic of performing. $190.
  • Beginning Acting, grades K-2, Tuesday 3:50-4:50 p.m., Sept 20-Dec 6. A more structured class where play and story are joined and the beginning of stage sense begins. An increasing awareness of self and of working with a group is developed in a non-stressful, encouraging atmosphere. $210.
  • Actor’s Toolbox, grades 3-5, Sept. 22-Dec 15, Thursday 3:50-4:50 p.m. This class gets the young actor up and doing. Short skits, stage movement, use of props and costumes, and developing inner life for actions. $210
  • Scenework, grades 5-8, Thursday 5-6:30 p.m., Section 1: Sept. 22-Oct 27, Section 2: Nov. 3-Dec. 15. For older elementary and middle school students, a fun, fast paced, performance based class using short skits and improv. Each session will have different themes and scenes. $170.

Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community.

The DAC offers educational programs in Dance, Visual Arts, Music & Theatre as well as special events and community theatre produced by DAC Stage.

Private donations, grants, tuition fees and ticket sales fund the DAC, which is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Town Hall.

For further information, call 203-655-8683 or click here .

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