Attending drama classes gives your children so many valuable life skills that aren’t taught in an ordinary school classroom. No matter if your child is shy and lacking self-confidence or is a drama queen or king, enrolling your child in drama classes is one of the best things you can do for your them.
The benefits for your child are enormous and will help them in many ways now and throughout their lives such as:
One of the most important skills that will benefit your child by attending drama classes is increased self-confidence. Classes such as singing, dancing and acting helps shy students come out of their shells as they try something new, and that improves through each of their successes. Children who aren’t shy also benefit from the increased self-confidence and self-esteem as their performing arts skills improve.
Drama classes provides an excellent opportunity for children to make new friends outside of their normal circle and their age group. They are taught how to be part of a group and how to work together towards a goal, which provides common ground for friendships to develop and flourish. They also become closer and proud of each other as they celebrate their successes together.
Sparking and developing children’s imagination by being involved in performing arts enables them to think creatively, which is a life-long skill as they have the ability to invent and create solutions in all aspects of life. It teaches children to think outside the box, which is what has greatly benefited today’s leaders, entrepreneurs and successful business people.
Children today tend to become consumed by technology. Getting them away from tablets, computers and phones can be challenging, but not when they’re involved in performing arts. Not only do they love and have fun at the activities they’re involved in, they are interacting and connecting with other children. Creative drama also gives children the opportunity to express a wide range of emotions, thoughts and ideas that help them communicate effectively.
School and life skills
Memorising lines in a play, writing their own scripts, projecting their voices across the room, listening skills and respect for deadlines are all part of drama classes, and they are also what is needed when students have a school presentation to make or participate in group discussions. These skills also help them enormously throughout their lives and their working careers.
Give your child that extra edge that will benefit them throughout their lives by enrolling them in The Young Company, a 10-year-old theatre company in Cairns devoted to helping young people aged from age three to 20.