Let the World be the Stage for your Child with Acting Classes
From a young age, children naturally start performing. As chubby little fingers walk the itsy bitsy spider up its water spout, a smile forms across the corners of their mouths as you cheer them on.
And as they age, a hairbrush becomes a microphone to sing their favorite songs from the tiled floors of your family bathroom.
If you’ve ever sat on the couch as the audience for your child’s in-house performance, you’ve likely wondered where you can find acting classes as an extracurricular activity.
Kalamazoo Area Acting Classes
We’ve scoured the Kalamazoo area and found several locations to expand your child’s stage outside of your home with performing arts classes and summer camps.
These locations offer courses in improvisation, musical theater, playwriting, and acting.
There are fun options for all ages (including adults) and varied interests to let kids take center stage.
How Does Theatre Benefit Your Child?
It’s more than memorizing lines.
Whether your child has the “acting bug” or not, dramatic arts’ benefits extend beyond reading a script or learning which side of the stage is left or right.
Emotionally, children are able to express their feelings and gain insights into others’ emotions through observing body language. Self-esteem also grows as students are able to speak publicly with an audience.
What if your child doesn’t want the spotlight? Theatre is about more than playing the lead role. Students learn how to build sets and work as a team in order to create a show.
Oftentimes, the entire family can be involved. Parents can assist with constructing props or costumes for the production.
Local Performing Arts Venues
What better way to support your budding actor than to take in a show? Southwest MI offers multiple spots to see live performances:
13351 West M-96, Augusta, MI 49012
|Farmers Alley Theatre|
221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
|Grand Rapids Civic Theatre|
30 Division Ave N, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
|Kalamazoo State Theatre|
404 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
1341 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
|Paw Paw Playhouse|
404 E Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079
329 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
|The New Vic Theatre|
134 E Vine St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001