Classes for children

Each theatrical class at Happy Theater is a combination of movement theater, puppet theater, storytelling, improvisation and visual arts activities.

Our young actors become better listeners and learn to appreciate each other’s ideas, they gain confidence in speaking and performing in front of others, they learn to work together as a team, to feed off one another ideas and to put their creativity into action.


Classes for children from 0 to 3 years old with caregiver.

  • WHERE: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD
  • WHEN:  Every Saturday at 10am – 11am (Current session: September 14-November 2, 2019)

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Let’s get together and explore seasons in this interactive and educational class for you and your little one! Play and learn through music, movement, puppets, and storytelling. You and your child will also investigate sensory props and toys which will enhance learning and creative play. This is an experience that will teach you tools and activities that you can continue at home to create meaningful and engaging movement and story time. Class will include 30-35 minutes of structured instruction as well as 25-30 minutes of scheduled socialization time.


Classes for children from 4 to 15 years old.

  • WHERE: 1487 Chain Bridge Road, Suite #102, McLean, VA 22101
  • WHEN:  Every SUNDAY
  • SHEDULE:

10:00am to 11-30am (Russian-Language group) – 4-7 years old
11:30am to 1pm (Russian-Language group) – 8-15 years
1pm to 1:45pm (Russian voice and speech training) – 6-15 years
2pm to 3:30pm (English-Language group) – 4-7 years old

  • COST: $125 per month (siblings get 20% discount)
  • REGISTER: call 202-790-8886 or e-mail myhappytheater@gmail.com

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Creative Theater – Children from 4 to 7 years old. Students explore creative theater, where characters can be made out of anything – spoons, pillows, socks and our own body. In our magic world hands dance with feet, shoulders play soccer with noses and left ears argue with right knees! Using drama, music, movement and visual arts activities we create stories, sets and puppets; and we invite parents to our observation classes in the end of each session, where we all become part of one big theatrical game.

History of Theater and Art – Children from 8 to 15 years old. Students learn history of theater and art through acting, movement, visual arts, storytelling, and improvisation activities. Each session is devoted to one period of Western or Eastern theatrical history. While exploring the traditions of theatrical periods as well as visual art, architecture and music of different historic epochs, students will work on sets, costumes, characters and scripts to produce their own shows.