Teaching Artist Spotlight: Janine Sunday

We’re chugging along with our weekly series getting to know a little more about our Private Instruction faculty at DLC. This week, we learn a little more about Ms. Janine Sunday!

Q: Where are you from? How long have you been in the area?
A: I was born in Vietnam, adopted as an infant, and raised in New Jersey. Maryland has been my home for almost 20 years.

Q: Which areas of study do you teach? How long have you been teaching?
A: I have been teaching acting and voice for about 10 years.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about teaching private lessons?
A: When a student has a breakthrough, it’s exciting. I also love when a student comes back to me after an audition or a performance and tells me that things we have been working on paid off.

Q: What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you in a private lesson?
A: I had a student that had been studying with me for a few months and was talking about how much she loved Sweeney Todd at Red Branch Theatre Company [the professional theatre in residence at DLC]. When I told her that I was Mrs. Lovett, she freaked out a little, and had to take a moment to recover. It was adorable and flattering.

Q: What do you do outside of teaching?
A: I’m a mom, and I still perform in the area. That keeps me pretty busy.

Q: What’s one fun fact that we should know about you?
A: Well… there are so many “fun facts” (are they REALLY fun?)… I always mention my obsession with vacuums (I love them). I stink at gardening, but I want to be good. I’m pretty crafty, and I dislike yellow mustard. I also always offer to sing “Meadowlark” even though I don’t actually know the words.

Ms. Janine hold studio hours on Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Learn musical theatre song interpretation from one of the area’s perennial favorite stage performers! Give us a call at (410) 849-6335 today to inquire about availability with her or any of our other highly-qualified private instructors in voice, acting, piano, audition, prep, on-screen acting, and more! Ms. Janine also teaches our adult musical theatre class during the year. Fill out the form below so that we can notify you when a new session opens up!

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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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Summer Camp Spotlight #2

Superstars on Stage: Pokémon TV

Join us as we dive into the interactive craze that took last Summer by storm: Pokémon Go! Chances are that las, you saw neighborhood kids and adults alike (and probably had at least one in your household) that were glued to their smartphone while they seemed to be aimlessly wandering the streets waiting for virtual battles in a quest to “catch ’em all.” Well, word on the street is that a HUGE Pokémon  update is on the way and hitting the app very soon. Help the avid gamer in your life take their passon for Pokémon from their phone to the stage this summer while meeting new friends with similar interests. 

Get your kids off their phones for a week while they create the action that they’ve learned to love in the game on stage. Capitalize now on renewed interest in the game AND take advantage of our Doorbuster discount from now until February 15th. Save $35 on this exciting specialty camp that’s sure to fill quickly.

  • Dates: July 3 – 7 (no camp 7/4)
  • Time: 9 am – 3 pm (extended care available from 7 am to 6 pm for an additional fee)
  • Grades: K-5
  • Tuition: $265 <— $230 until February 15th!

Helpful Hint: Students will not be playing the game on their phones during the camp day. If you have a student that is particularly attached to their technology, this is a great session to encourage them to take a break from their screens for a week.

Black Friday Sneek Peak

We’ve been putting the finishing touches on the deals that we’re offering a week from tomorrow for the largest holiday shopping day of the year and are ready to share them with you all. Get ready!

While anyone registered for a Winter class or workshop will have access to even deeper discounts to public offers, this is what will be available to everyone on Friday, November 25th:

  1. Winter Workshop Series Blowout! $50 off the entire series of School’s Out Workshops from December 27 – February 21. Exciting themes include: Hairspray Day, Moana, and Elena of Avalor!
  2. Winter Break Camp – Deal of the Century! $25 off our day-long workshops held December 27 – 30.
  3. Parents’ Night Out PJ Party Bundle – get two kids registered for one of our famous PJ Parties held in conjunction with Red Branch Theatre Company’s The Happy Elf for only $35!

In addition to qualifying for these spectacular drama savings, anyone registered for a Winter class or workshop by Thanksgiving also gets access to a limited quantity of discounted gift certificates. Spend $50 and get $100 to spend on class or camp registration and tickets. Our VIP Black Friday passholders will also get access to 2-for1 tickets to our Parents’ Night Out PJ Parties, too!

So what are you waiting for? If you’re not registered for a Winter class yet, don’t delay. You’re going to want to be on the list for our most exclusive holiday shopping deals and steals!

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!