Q. My child is interested in theater; would this be a good idea for a child that is a bit reserved?
A. Whether you have an outgoing or reserved child, theater classes are very enriching. Outgoing children are usually very talkative and want to be in activities with a lot of friends and socialization. Some are naturally talented and just need a stage to perform on! Theater can provide this outlet. Reserved children are usually very good listeners and watchers since they are not doing most of the talking. This helps them to better imitate others so that when the director says, “Do it like this...”, they can! Theater helps them get out of their shell because they can play other characters. Theater teaches all children listening skills, articulation, projection, goal-setting, and team work, while they are having fun. Theater classes are great for all kids!
Annie Breitling | Breitling Performing Arts | www.ActingForChildren.org