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!

Dance Masterclasses Start Soon!

School’s Out days at Drama Learning Center aren’t just for elementary students anymore. Middle and High School students can work on building and refining their dance skills with our Spring School’s Out Masterclass Series! Morning and afternoon sessions give older students the ultimate flexibility to pop in for half a day or work on their skills for the entire day.

Come learn combinations from original Broadway productions of Chicago, A Chorus Line, Cabaret, and West Side Story. We have two School’s Out days this Spring when Howard County Public Schools are scheduled to be closed:

  • Monday, April 17th
  • Friday, May 19th

Register for one ($40), two ($60 using code FULLDAY), or all four ($100 using code FULLSERIES). Students who opt to take both masterclasses in one day will have a supervised lunch break in between sessions.

Register for Masterclasses Today!

About the Instructor

Ms. Sarah Luckadoo is a DC/Baltimore-based actress, dancer, stage combatant, and singer. She is currently a Performance Apprentice with Red Branch Theatre Company and teaching artist with Drama Learning Center. She graduated from Western Carolina University with a BFA in Acting. She enjoys teaching acrobatics and tumbling, and was previously an instructor at a nationally-ranked studio: Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy. You can see Ms. Sarah’s original choreography on stage right now in Red Branch Theatre Company’s production of  Mad Libs Live running through April 8th.

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Snow Day Workshops

For the third consecutive year, DLC will offer workshops on days when Howard County Public Schools unexpectedly close due to incldement weather. If the roads are passable, we will be open. Do you want to be on the list to be notified when we are holding Snow Day School’s Out Workshops? You must opt-in using the form below! We will only contact you when we are open for Snow Day Workshops.

​Here’s how it works:

We will email you as soon as Howard County Public Schools make a determination about school closings and we’re able to determine whether or not roads are passable. Workshops are held from 10 AM – 4 PM for students grades K-5. Tuition will be payable online or in person when you drop off your child(ren). Pricing is $55 for the first student and $20 for additional siblings. Our engaging staff will lead students through supervised drama games, arts & crafts, and fun. Extended care may be available based on the weather conditions and staff availability. The email notification you receive from us will clearly state whether or not extended care is available that day.

On Snow Days, I would prefer: *
 

Winter Break Camp

We’re excited, for the first time ever, to offer workshops during Winter Break this year! Each session is a day filled with fun surrounding a different theme that will keep you in the holiday spirit all the way through New Years. So don’t let the kids sit at home while you’re at work. Drop them off at the theatre for engaging theatre fun led by our energetic and knowledgable staff of teaching artists! Drop in for a day or stay for the entire week.

December 27: Nightmare Before Christmas

December 28: Winter Wonderland

December 29: Home Alone

December 30: New Year Countdown

Grades: K-5
Workshop Time: 9 AM – 4 PM (extended care offered from 7 AM to 6 PM)
Tuition: $75 per day, add a sibling for $25

Interested in more information and other dates? Check out our whole line up for School’s Out Workshops here!

Questions? Drop us a line on the form below and we’ll get right back to you!

 

Meet the Guest Artist

We’re excited to welcome Sarah Pencheff as a Guest Artist in Residence this summer during our Cosplay Creations camp in July!

Sarah Pencheff is a NYC-based Costume Designer, Special Effects Make-up artist, and Certified Cosplay Enthusiast.  Sarah regularly attends New York Comic Con, and nearly always starts building her cosplay at the absolutely last possible minute.  In 2015, her Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy) Cosplay made it onto the Rotten Tomatoes Best of NYCC blog (twice!).  Other favorites include Andrea from “The Walking Dead” (comic book version, of course!), Julie Winters from “The Maxx” (proof that you can cosplay with just your own wardrobe and a pair of scissors), and being bodypainted as Batman V. Superman.  Her ultimate cosplay goal is to build a screen accurate Battlestar Galactica flight suit.  In addition to creating cosplay ensembles, Sarah has also created several original characters for stage and new media productions.

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Please join us in welcoming Sarah as a visiting DLC Teaching Artist. Students in the Cosplay Creations camp will learn about costume design and creation, special effects make up, and character development. Whether you’re prepping for a local convention or for Ren-Fest, Ms. Sarah and the rest of the staff will be sure to help you shine at your next appearance! Cosplay Creations camp runs July 25-29, and is open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is currently open until the session​​ fills. Secure your spot today!

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UPDATE: Ms. Sarah Pencheff will officially return in 2017 to lead our Cosplay Creations campers in another great session of costume creation. Register today to secure your spot in this highly popular camp.