School has begun and summer is coming to a close but no need to fret – more fun is right around the corner as YPT is gearing up for Fall Drama Classes!
Over the summer we have heard from parents who loved the experience their child gained during summer camp, volunteers who enjoyed their work with us this year, and all about many YPT adventures from our current team as well as YPT stage alumni. We also read an article featuring Madeleine Bisson, who names YPT as one of her formative performing arts experiences, which got us thinking: how much does participation in extra-curricular activities influence the path that a child’s future career and hobbies will take?
We came across a lovely blog sharing Dr. Alan Viau’s experience of enrolling his children in extra-curricular activities in which he discusses how it brought out their passions, helped them express themselves and taught them valuable skills for their future. Two out of Alan’s three children have personally fulfilling and successful careers in the arts (the third is a chef!). This is something he credits to their early exposure to camps and extra-curricular experiences, which he suggests helped them develop their newfound passions. As stated in the U.S.-based National Assembly of State Arts Agencies publication Critical Evidence, “Study of the arts in its many forms—whether as a stand-alone subject or integrated into the school curriculum—is increasingly accepted as an essential part of achieving success in school, work and life.”
If you think your child might hold a passion for performing and self expression, please consider our weekend Fall, Winter and Spring Drama School. It focuses on various drama and theatre skills with an emphasis on creativity, collaboration, communication and, perhaps most importantly, fun!
While we’re already missing our Summer Drama Camp participants, we look forward to what this year ofDramaSchoolwill bring.