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My children tried something completely new and out of the box for us earlier this year: acting classes! I’ve never taken a day of drama or acting classes in my life, so when the opportunity came up for two of my girls to join a homeschool acting class at the Utah Children’s Theater, I was really intrigued. The girls were game, so I signed them up.

The homeschool format allows kids ages 5-18 to participate in the same class, which is actually really awesome for kids of all ages to learn from each other. My girls are naturally a bit more shy when it comes to public/social interactions, so I thought this would be a great chance for them to stretch themselves in new ways. And it was!

The focus for this session of acting classes was the voice, so classes were full of fun games exercising vocal dynamics, playing with different voices, and more. My girls learned how to project their voices and clearly enunciate words for others to hear.

They learned teamwork through preparing for the end-of-session performance, which was a darling puppet show interpretation of “The Three Little Pigs”. The kids made their own amazing Muppet-style puppets in the class and practiced using them in the final performance. I was impressed with how much the kids in class were taught. The teachers are well trained and do a great job of engaging the kids.

I was also thoroughly impressed with the end performance with the puppets. The show came together wonderfully well. All of the kids worked hard to make the performance a grand success.

If you’re looking for a unique and fun class for your kids to take, give acting classes a try! Utah Children’s Theater offers a huge variety of kids classes for all ages (and not just for homeschool kids). I can’t praise Utah Children’s Theater enough for the quality of classes, teachers, the facilities, and for the performances (if you happen to catch a show that they offer). It’s a gem of a program.


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