Winter Workshop Topics in the News

We love getting to explore topical subjects for our School’s Out Drama Workshops. These are a great opportunity for students to learn what it’s like to be at Drama Learning Center for a day– learning songs and dances, having fun with arts and crafts, and learning from our fun and engaging staff of teaching artists. This Winter’s lineup of workshop topics is definitely ripped from the headlines!

  1. Star Wars Hero Training Camp: This Winter Break, we’re exploring a different dynamic duo from the Star Wars franchise just in time for the release of The Last Jedi. Check out this definitive ranking of all 9 ‘Star Wars’ movies from USA Today. Join us from December 26-29 (either for a day or all 4) as we train heroes just like Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and more. Check out the whole lineup here.
  2. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure: Disney/Pixar tacked on a 20-minute Olaf ‘short’ to the beginning of new animated feature Coco, and it was a controversial move. Find out what some people thought about it in ‘Coco’ Director Says ‘No Lessons Learned’ from ‘Frozen’ Short recently published on HuffPost. Did you see the short? We always have a little bit of “Frozen Fever” here at DLC, and we’re going to be celebrating all things Olaf on Monday, January 15 for our first School’s Out Workshop of 2018. Register today here.
  3. Tangled: We’ve been loving that Rapunzel has gotten more story time with the launch of Tangled: The Series. Have you been watching the new television series? Check out this recent review of “Queen for a Day,” which takes place after the events of Tangled but before the Tangled Ever After short. Our Tangled-themed School’s Out Workshop will be held Friday, February 16. We hope to see you there! Register for it here.
  4. Nicktoons: Here at DLC HQ, we practically grew up on ’90s Nicktoons, so we’re glad that they’re experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Check out this recently-published list of 43 Behind the Scenes Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Favorite ’90s Nicktoons on Buzzfeed. We’re celebrating Nicktoons on Wednesday, February 19. Register for that School’s Out Drama Workshop today.

Check out all of our School’s Out Drama Workshops and Winter Break Camp offerings and register online at anytime!

Winter Enrollment Update

Time is running out to participate in our exciting Winter session of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach! This fantastical tale based on one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved novels has been set to music by hit Broadway duo Pasek & Paul (Dear Evan Hansen). Tuesday Elementary/Middle School started this week, and the rest of our popular Production Classes are slated to start soon.

Ms. Amy’s Tuesday Elementary/Middle Musical Theatre on the first day of class – Winter 2017-18

Here’s a quick update on where we stand with our classes. If you’ve been on the fence about registering, now is the time to commit so that you don’t miss out!

  • Tuesday Elementary/Middle (with Ms. Amy): Started this week. A few slots still remain. Call us at (410) 849-6335 to register by phone and set up an audition before the start of the next class.
  • ​Wednesday Elementary/Middle (with Ms. Debbie): Starts next week. A handful of spots remain. Register online or call us at (410) 849-6335 so that we can hold a spot for you.​
  • Friday Elementary (with Ms. Debbie): Starts January 5. Only a few spots remain, and this class routinely fills. Register online today to ensure you can participate in this highly-coveted class.
  • Saturday Middle/High School (with Ms. Amy): Starts January 6. Over half full, and this class routinely fills. Don’t wait until the holidays to try to register. Secure your spot online today or call us at (410) 849-6335 so that we can hold a spot for you.
  • Homeschool Musical Theatre (with Ms. Sarah): Starts January 4. Ask about our sibling discounts and enrollment deposit program. This is also a great class for groups from small independent schools. Give us a call at (410) 849-6335 to talk with us about partnering with your local Montessori school or Homeschool Co-Op for a discounted rate.​

That’s not all we’ve got in store this Winter. Also check out our Broadway Babies: Fairy Tale Adventure classes for preschool students and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty presented by our Beginning Acting Classes. Both of those programs begin in the New Year and are filling up quickly!

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On …GIANT PEACH From The Creators

We LOVE this quote from Benj Pasek, who is half of the hit songwriting duo Pasek and Paul. They were interviewed on their approach to the development of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach a few years ago by Playbill’s Michael Gioia.

Check out the rest of the interview here. Pasek and Paul have gone on to become celebrated composers and lyricists for their work on A Christmas Story and Dogfight. This year alone, they’ve won an Oscar for Best Original Song, “City of Stars,” from the movie musical La La Land and six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score for Dear Evan Hansen.

We’re so excited to bring this quirky and complex tale written by Roald Dahl to magical life on our stage with James and the Giant Peach, Jr. Our Winter classes are definitely going to have a blast. Are you registered for a Winter Class yet? Make sure that you’re registered by this week! Winter registrants have exclusive access to our Spring New York City Trip to see Disney’s Frozen on Broadway as well as the best Black Friday deals available to our customers.

Black Friday at DLC

Where has the year gone?! It’s almost Thanksgiving, and after eating all of that turkey with family, it’s time to keep your eyes on holiday deals. Drama Learning Center is no exception– make sure you check in with us between November 24 – November 26 to get some exclusive Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday savings! Want to find out how you can prepare for holiday savings at Drama Learning Center? Keep reading below!

Three Things You Can Do to Prepare for Black Friday at DLC

  1. Register for a Winter Class – everyone registered for a Winter Class by Wednesday, November 22nd will get a special exclusive mystery deal delivered to their inbox on Friday, November 24th. These deals will be random, and some of them will be pretty significant, so make sure you’re registered for a Winter class AND that you check your inbox for these timely discounts on Friday, November 24th. In addition, all Winter registrants will automatically be added to our Black Friday VIP list to get a sneak preview of holiday savings deals that will be available to all. You know you want to be the first to know!
  2. Join Our VIP List – want to know what our Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals will be before they go on sale? Make sure that you opt-in to our VIP list by signing up using the form below to make sure you don’t miss out. You’ll be able to eye up exactly which promotions you want to take advantage of beforehand so that you can go into the weekend with confidence.
  3. Tickets, Lessons, Parties, Camps – Pick One! There will be savings on every aspect of what we offer here at DLC during our Black Friday to Cyber Monday holiday savings event. So pick one and get ready for some huge savings.

Be the first to know about our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Promotions!

 

 

5 Facts About the 3 Good Fairies

We’re going to have so much fun bringing the story of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty to magical new life on our stage this Winter in our Beginning Acting Classes! Let’s learn a couple of facts about some of the main characters in this classic Disney fairytale ahead of our Winter session.

  1. Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather are also known collectively as the “Three Good Fairies.” Flora wears red, Fauna wears green, and Merryweather dresses in shades of blue.
  2. As a group, the three good fairies have powerful magical abilities, channeled by their wands. They are able to do many magical things such as shrinking in size, flying, bringing inanimate objects to life, and putting people to sleep.
  3. The three good fairies were inspired by the seven fairies from the original “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
  4. The three good fairies are also Princess Aurora’s guardians. They raise her in a woodcutter’s cottage in the forest to protect her from Maleficent.
  5. Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather don’t just appear in the original film or in our stage adaptation. Their characters can also be found in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, Disney Junior hit show Sofia the First, live action film Maleficent, and Descendants 2.

Join Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather this Winter in Beginning Acting Class on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings. These drama classes designed especially for students grades K-2 will round out your student’s performing arts education this Winter perfectly! Register today for a chance to come on our annual NYC bus trip– this year to see Disney’s Frozen on Broadway while seats are still available.