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.  Drama Kids is 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 the 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)

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 the 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)

This year's spring play is:

School for Super Heroes"School for Superheroes!"
Learn how to save the day in the first and only, School for Superheroes! It's a low-pressure, high energy, super-fun experience!

Rehearsals begin in February

No auditions - Everyone is a star!

Spring term continues developing life and acting skills from prior terms. Students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in both Fall and Spring terms. 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.

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

Participation Fee

  • $176 per 12-14 week session.
  • Registration is ongoing. Pro-rating is available.
  • Reduced fees are not available for this program.

External LinkRegister for Grades 1-5 Drama Kids