Elementary students participating in the LEAP Drama Kids program.

LEAP Drama Kids

LEAP Drama Kids

For Grades 1-5

LEAP is pleased to offer an exciting afterschool program at several TCAPS elementary schools. This program is called Drama Kids and will be run by Rachael Harrell, the executive director of Drama Kids Northern Michigan.

About the Program

Drama Develops Kids! Enthusiastic students who learn to speak out clearly and relate confidently with others will have an inside track to lifetime success. Drama Kids' specialty is using a wide range of unique drama activities to focus the bold, outspoken child and to draw out the quiet child or the inarticulate child and help them reach into themselves to discover their full potential.

Drama Kids has no auditions and every student is a star. We are committed to creating a fun atmosphere for students to practice a wide set of skills and shine.  Fall Term culminates in a Parent Presentation showcasing skills developed during the class. Spring Term offers experience of performing a short, original play on the Central High School stage! 

Classes are divided into two age groups lower primary (Grades 1-2), and upper primary (grades 3-6); Groups may be combined depending on class numbers.

Fall Term  (October through January)

Our classes include a variety of stimulating dramatic lessons perfectly suited for most elementary school children. Students receive individual instruction customized for their own particular requirements and abilities.

Students in our program participate in a wide range of creative activities including speech, dramatic movement, improvisation, snippets and scene starters.

Fall term includes a “Bring Your Mama to Drama” day and ends with a parent presentation. Students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in both Fall and Spring terms.

Spring Term (February through the first week of May)

Spring Term continues developing life and acting skills from prior terms, although no prior enrollment is required. At the end of the Spring term, students utilize all the skills acquired to create a short, scripted production, which is performed on the Central High School stage for parents and friends.

Announcing 2019 Spring Plays!

Pirate Joe

Lower Primary (K- 2nd grades)*

Joining the great Captain Joe's expedition for many young pirates was a dream come true. The promise of a glamorous life of the high seas attracts many to join Captain Joe. The reality on board is quite different, though. But is it too late? Who can stop this unstoppable and clever tyrant? Join our Pirate Crew to find out! ( *Depending on class numbers, age groups may be combined to make a composite class grades 1-5)

Mystery Under the Big Top  

Upper Primary (3rd-5th grades and composite classes)

Once a fantastic circus, The Big Top is now a big flop, frustrating its talented and hard-working performers. Reminiscing on their long-gone "sold out" nights, these stars decide to change the course of their fate and fight together to bring the kids back to the circus...but not without solving a Big Mystery first. Help solve the mystery and restore The Big Top to fame!

In a fun-filled atmosphere, our classes aim to give young people ongoing confidence, self-esteem and skill in verbal communication.

Participation Fee

  • $156 per 12-14 week session; there is an additional $20 performance fee for Spring term.
  • Registration is ongoing. Pro-rating is available.
  • Reduced fees are not available for this program.

External LinkRegister for Grades 1-5 Drama Kids