About DramaZone

My son Alesandro attended the DramaZone camp last summer and is currently enrolled in the Kids Zone after-school drama activity. I highly recommend it! The Staff is a highly devoted group of people who sincerely care about the development of the children. When my son attended the summer camp at the age of 5, he was part of a mixed age group that the Director handled beautifully. Each child's creativity was tapped in an age appropriate fashion. And while the children had a great time everyday, I also observed it as a rich learning environment. I chose the DramaZone camp because I wanted my son to have an outlet for his creative energy, but was extremely pleased to see how it also boosted his confidence and sense of self. We are greatly looking forward to a second summer at the DramaZone camp this year.
- Kidzone Mom

Would you like the DramaZone to come to your school in NYC? Contact your preschool, school,or afterschool department and we would be happy to offer a COMPLIMENTARY CLASS! Don't settle for less when you can have all of this!

DramaZone is an Award Winning Company bringing you Classes and Entertainment for Children specializing in ages 5th Grade to Preschool, but classes range through Middle School. Teacher Training Seminars and Kindergarten Preparation are also a part of our program.

Mission

We believe learning using all five senses that children will learn to love all types of movement creating healthier bodies that will last a lifetime. To that end, our goal is to develop the creativity and individuality of each student to create healthy, happy children.

Classes

As for our classes: Dance, Sports, Tae Kwon Do, Soccer, Tennis, Preschool Division of Specialty Classes, Production Classes and more. We hand pick professionals with the highest level of training. We train all our teachers in our own teacher training and develop custom curriculums for each school. We create curriculums based on school's individual goals and needs and build upon our already excellent reputation for only the highest standands and reliability. Although we include high standards to our classes we focus on the fun! We believe if the class is not fun for the children it will not be the most beneficial learning environment. Some class topics include: Preschool Specialty topics, Hip Hop, Sports Games, Ballet, Tae Kwon Do, Puppet Play and more, Our sports offering is not limited to: Soccer, Tennis, Workout Classes and Tae Kwon Do we offer All Around Super Sports. Our Elementary School Dance and Drama Classes are: Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Acting Games, Production Class, and much much more.

Instructors

As for our instructors we search for teachers with experience in more than one discipline as well as having exceptional experience in their chosen field. Many are fully unionized in SAG, AFTRA, and AEA and many have Teacher Certification. We have many teachers and entertainers with Broadway and International credits and we seek a special person who can teach without losing the "fun" in the class. These instructors often are multi talented and many are exceptional with preschoolers having developed our Preschooler Speciality Department in a variety of disciplines from Ballet, and Sports Games to Tae Kwon Do. We have Rockettes who teach tap and ballet and Art Teachers who are working actors who have done set design. We take pride in finding the right match for for each school and all teachers must commit to our teacher training program which cover NY State Guidelines. We have won our place at some of NYC's finest private and public schools and afterschools and hope for the continued honor to work with all of our students.

Teacher Training for NYC Placement and Teacher Training Seminars for Out of State Placement.

In addition to our teachers who are trained for the purpose of placement here in NYC, we offer teachers sent in groups from other states the ability to train at one of our weekend intensives and summer training dates. Training sessions are done in groups with a minimum of 5 participants from your school. Teachers should expect to bring in their classroom curriculum for a total of one month to be analyzed and manipulated in order to provide your school with the most optimal class. Intensives run on Sat. and Sun on training weekends with a 1hr lunch break. See our Teacher Training Page for further information.

During these sessions teachers will learn:

*How to set goal structured curriculum for all types of curriculum through sensory work.
*How to organize the timing of a class to reap the biggest educational benefit.
*How to create a curriculum that is both entertaining and educational.
*How to maximize Class Management techniques to create the most fun per age while continuing the goals of the class.
*How to maximize an exercise plan for each age range without stress and pressure: master the art of the monthly goal, find organic approaches to instill passion from movement, and create a healthy way to introduce basic disciplined movement styles such as ballet and soccer.
*How to Teach respect for your class without losing the integrity of your classroom goals.
*How to make Teaching FUN without losing respect.
Contact us at: RisingStar@DramaZoneNYC.com

We look forward to continuing to grow DramaZone in order to give children everywhere a workout of the mind and body. Feel free to call us with questions no matter how small we are here to make learning fun and inspirational. As we are known for our Teacher Training Programs, let DramaZone create your afterschool, during school preschool or enrichment program to bring exercise to all your students. For NYC residents, let our highly trained exceptional staff come to your school with a custom curriculum that will give all your students quite the work out, or send your staff to us in one of our teacher training program weekends.

Employment

Contact us by sending us your resume and a cover letter why you'd like to become a DramaZone Instructor. Interviews and teaching interviews are scheduled at different points throughout the year. Classes are opening up daily. Only experienced teachers apply with a min. of two years in your chosen field and let us know what other areas you are proficient ie. unionized or certified as well as other forms of art, gymnastics, art, karate, guitar etc.

If you are a college student consider becoming a DramaZone Intern. Interns are given a rare opportunity to learn hands on from the best. Many students have their hours applied toward college credit. Just email a request for the next date to: Risingstar@DramaZoneNYC.com

Kindergarten Admissions Preparation

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten? Don't take your child's preparation for the ERB or his interview for granted. We provide both ERB Tutoring and INTERVIEW Preparation. There are only a handfull of seats available to fill in each private school. Students who have undergone preparation work with us are taught ways to bring out your child's strongest skills and see your child in his or her best light. Our students have a 90% acceptance rate. Give your child the edge he or she needs to compete for a place in New York's finest schools. Our Interview Preparation and coaching give young children entering Kindergarten the preparation your child needs to make the most positive first impression. Your child will work with our Artistic Director one on one. Preparation works upon children's strengths in a healthy confidence building progression. Your child will work with our Director who has experience knowing what works and what could hurt your child's chances. Nothing artificial is expected, no lines rehearsed. Only strength building exercises that cover the material catagorically displayed in the ERBs. We work to relax your child so only his or her strengths are displayed. Some private schools request that you do not send your child for tutoring. That would be like saying, "Don't send your child for tutoring on the SAT". Our finely tuned sessions cover the material in a safe, healthy environment so that the types of questions your child may be asked he or she may be familiar with and more readily able to answer than a child who has not heard of the material or is overwhelmed by his or her environment.

Preparation with our Director is by appointment only and subject to availability. Please contact us by phone: 917-690-0789.


Birthday Party

Award Winning DramaZone Party Entertainment. If you haven't been to a DramaZone party you are really missing out. Call or email for our packages. Favorite Themes include: Our most popular Hip Hop Dance Party TM or Super Hero Sports Party TM!!!. What's more is you can have Superman or Cinderella visit your party and what child doesn't sparkle when being led by the hand by their favorite Super Hero or Princess! Entertainment and DramaZone are synonimous. We are happy to create any theme party for you and find you the right place or bring our exceptional entertainment right to you. Whether you would like a high energy dance party, Super Hero Sports with a costumed super hero or Dream come true adult Princess attending your party.

If you have a particular interest please ask as we have a wide range of themes. DramaZone has been a staple in Party Entertainment since 2004. Our entertainers have a reputation for some of the best children's entertainment in the city. Call us and book your date today! 917-690-0789


Tap Class

Additional DramaZone Offerings

We offer multi skill Parent/Child classes for ages 4 mos.-5 yrs. including music, movement and sensory work, play, bubbles, scarves and more. These classes are created to help foster growth as well as developing fine and gross motor skills much of it has our own confidence building DramaZone Music and feature education, theatre, movement and especially FUN!

We offerMulti-Style dance class for our little dancers. Tap Ballet Combo teaches the littles dancers 2.5 - 3.5 a broad exposure to each style with some technique, lots of movement and a love of different musical styles.

DramaZone has had the opportunity to recommend proficient students to once in a life time opportunities in New York's professional community such as Laurie Berkner's Videos, Television Appearances, as well as introductions to meet some of New Yorks most outstanding Agents in show business such as Robin Dornbaum from Jordan, Gill and Dornbaum.

DramaZone Students have had the privilege of being part of the opening Gala for the launch of Zwinky Cuties starring Disney Star Jordan Pruitt

About our Director

DramaZone Director, Laura Brown, MS. She has performed internationally and is a member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA.

All of our professional staff are teaching artists in their area of expertise, many in AEA, SAG or AFTRA, with advanced degrees, as well as teacher certification.