Registration is now open for Spring 2022!
Saturdays Spring 2022:
February 5, 12, 19, 26
11 a.m-12:15 p.m.
Grades: K-1, 2-3, 4-6
Join us every Saturday from January 29 through February 26 for a unique adventure as we explore creative drama.
All children play. Play is a basic, vital human disposition. Play allows humans to realize their highest aspirations and ideals. Through play, children learn the skills necessary to effectively participate in their world. Using techniques from storytelling, music, dance and theatre we harness the child's natural ability to play, moving in a progressive manner from Free Play to Guided Play (Creative Dramatics) to Formal Play.
In Creative Drama, we develop our skills used in formal theatre. This includes activities in collaboration, focus, empathy, creativity, etc. We also explore the roles of actors, designers, and creative problem solvers. We value the individual and the community of learners resulting in an open class demonstrating the activities used during the course. Creative Drama is based in elements of formal theatre. Our classes are centered around the students experiences and learning, rather than the goal of a final theatrical production. We use theatre as a tool to explore the world around us. Our classes are often based around a central character building theme or topic, and we will spend each Saturday exploring that topic using theatre, dance, music, and art.
In Creative Drama, we will use our imagination, sense, concentration, voice, and body to improvise from appropriate stories, poems, legends, and world events. Parents and friends are invited to observe and/or participate in the drama class.
The program starts at the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters of each academic year.
A limited number of scholarships are available on a first come basis. Please submit a letter of request that demonstrates need, along with your registration form by January 15 to Dr. Michael Vetere. For more information about scholarships, please email Dr. Vetere or call 309-438-8784.
If you need accommodations to fully
participate in this program, or wish to report a
disability, please call 309-438-7938.
Information regarding all disabilities is
handled according to law.
A $15 service fee for each class registration
will be assessed for students withdrawing
before classes begin. No refunds will be given
after classes begin. A refund will be given if
there is insufficient enrollment. No refunds will
be offered in the event of a cancellation.
Illinois State University’s liability is limited to the
registration fees of the program.