Drama Develops Kids! Drama Kids offers unique and fun-filled drama programs used across the USA and around the world to help children and young adults develop: Confidence, Creative Thinking, Public Speaking Skills, Self-Esteem, Acting Abilities, Leadership and Teamwork.
In 1985, Helen O’ Grady, a popular TV actress in Australia, decided to create a completely new way to develop children and created a children’s drama program using various fun and fast paced drama activities to build children’s speaking, acting and social skills. Parents saw the remarkable benefits of class participation and classes built quickly throughout Australia. In 1989, the program was launched into other countries as The Helen O’Grady Children’s Drama Academy.
Today her children’s drama program has proved so successful that there are over 50,000 students currently attending classes in over 1,500 locations throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Drama Kids International, Inc. is both proud and excited to be the exclusive U.S. provider of the Helen O’Grady Children’s Drama Program, the most popular after-school children’s drama program in the world offering acting classes for toddlers, kids, tweens and teens.
Our unique kids’ acting program is internationally known for its creative drama curriculum and teaching methods that are great fun and highly developmental for all children and teens. Many students discover the joy of acting and decide to pursue further stage work; other students attend just because Drama Kids helps them build important skills that are used in whatever future endeavors they pursue.
Drama Kids of South and East King County provides Classes, Camps and Parties in the Renton, Issaquah, Kent, Newcastle, Covington and Maple Valley areas. If you are a PTA member or are actively involved in your child’s school, we welcome the opportunity to present our program to your Board or Principal for consideration as an in-school or after-school enrichment program. Our developmental classes build self-esteem, speaking skills, creative expression and empathy in kids ages 4-18. We put the A in STEAM by complimenting all the disciplines of STEM to make kids better in the classroom. Each class includes speech, movement, improv, snippets and full scenes. Our 16-year curriculum means that no child ever repeats a class.
As a member of Drama Advantages 501(c)3 we have the opportunity to provide a limited number of need-based scholarships via our twice-yearly application process. Come see why at Drama Kids – “The Difference is Dramatic.”