Children’s Programs and Workshops

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KD Studio offers a variety of classes for children and taught by working professionals from the entertainment industry. These intense, hands-on workshops emphasize not only a development of students’ self-confidence and personal expression, but also give them the necessary foundation needed for camera and stage acting.

To help accommodate students’ busy schedules, these 8-week long workshops are offered on weekends only, year-round. From creative drama and musical theatre, to specialized techniques of acting for film and television, to putting on a full stage show, students learn real skills needed in the entertainment industry.

Children Short Course Classes:

Television Commercial Workshop for Children I
Television Commercial Workshop for Children II
Kreative Dramatics for Kids I
Kreative Dramatics for Kids II: Professional Workshop for Preschoolers
Sugar & Spice: Children’s Modeling

For those interested in summer programs, we offer Summer Camps for Children & Teens.

CLASS DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, WE WILL ALWAYS CALL YOU TO CONFIRM A CLASS. IF YOU HAVE ENROLLED AND HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED, PLEASE CALL US: (214) 638-0484

Payment plans are available for all short course classes. A $100 deposit is required upon enrollment to hold your spot in the class. This deposit will be applied toward the cost of the class. The remaining balance must be paid in equal payments and paid in full by the 5th class.

 

Television Commercial Workshop for Children I – CHI

Television Commercial Workshop for Children I

This course teaches children about reading cold copy for auditions, talking and moving in front of a camera, and important aspects of the TV commercial business.

The purpose of this class is three-fold; (1) learning to read cold copy for auditions, (2) having the experience of talking and moving in front of camera, then viewing the playback and (3) acquainting children with the important aspects of the TV commercial business; how to audition, interpreting commercial copy, and showing their personalities in front of the camera.

Ages: 7 – 11
Length: 8 weeks
Day(s): Saturdays
SESSION A
Date(s): March 21 – May 16, 2015 – No classes April 4
Time(s): 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Shelby-Allison Hibbs*
SESSION B
Date(s): April 18 – June 13, 2015*
Time(s): 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Phyllis Cicero*

 

Television Commercial Workshop for Children II – CHII

Television Commercial Workshop for Children II

Review of commercial techniques and introduction to film acting using improvisation as the major tool. Scenes with adult partners and introduction to the discipline of continuity. This workshop is structured so that it may be repeated by children who are committed to working in the industry. Throughout the children’s courses and workshops, parents are encouraged to work with the student on scripts, and are invited to attend the final tape.

Prerequisite – Children’s I or upon Admissions Approval
Ages: 7 – 11
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): April 11 – June 6, 2015*
Day(s): Saturdays
Time(s): 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Phyllis Cicero*
Price: $325.00

 

Kreative Dramatics for Kids I – KKI

Kreative Dramatics for Kids I

This course introduces children with limited or no reading skills to basic commercial and camera techniques using creative dramatics, music and movement. Through constant reinforcement, they learn to respect the work of others, the responsibilities of working on a commercial set, and the importance of working as an ensemble.

Ages: 4 – 6
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): March 28 – May 23, 2015* – No class April 4
Day(s): Saturdays
Time(s): 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Shelby-Allison Hibbs*
Price: $325.00

 

Kreative Dramatics for Kids II: Professional Workshop for Preschoolers – KKII

Kreative Dramatics for Kids II: Professional Workshop for Preschoolers

Further exploration of creative processes as they apply to commercial, film and stage. This workshop is structured so it may be repeated by children who are working professionally, or plan to work professionally in the industry. There is a great deal of emphasis on assisting each child in the development of his own unique quality and talent. Throughout the kids’ courses and workshops, parents are encouraged to work with the student on scripts, and are invited to attend the last classes and view the final tape.

This advanced course builds on skills learned in the first Kreative Dramatics course, continuing with the instruction of creative processes for commercials, film and stage, with a focus on helping each child develop his own unique talent.

Prerequisite – Kreative Dramatics I or upon Admissions Approval. Please call to be added to our waiting list.
Ages: 4 – 6
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): TBA
Day(s): Saturdays
Time(s): TBA
Instructor: TBA
Price: $325.00

 

Sugar & Spice: Children’s Modeling – S&S

An all-encompassing personal development course designed to help young girls with self-confidence and prepare them for entry into the fashion arena. Work includes posture and poise, hair care, skin care, etiquette, communication skills, runway technique and television commercials. Class concludes with a graduation fashion show and a photography session with an 8 x 10” color headshot by a professional photographer.

Not open for enrollment at this time.
Ages: 7 – 11
Length: 8 weeks
Date(s): See Summer Camps
Day(s): Saturdays
Time(s):
Instructor:
Price: $450.00

 

*Pending enrollment

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