My son, Bryson has always had a great sense of humor. I could see it in him when he was very little. However, around 2nd and 3rd grade it really started getting him in trouble. He was sarcastic during class, would talk while the teacher was speaking and was sometimes rude to adults. He was the class clown. We worked for years telling him his sense of humor was a gift. But he had to use his power for good and not evil! Talking during class – even if it was funny was not the right time to tell a joke. I begged him to write down everything he wanted to say and put on a whole comedy routine during recess if he needed to! Somehow we made it through Elementary School with only minimal scars.
It was around that time that we started our Musical Theatre program here with Mr. Javy and I knew this would be a great outlet for Bryson. He has really grown and matured as a young man, but I’ve seen a maturity in his thinking, writing and creativity too. Musical Theatre has given him an outlet to use his powers for good! And thankfully, Mr. Javy puts up with Bryson’s jokes and sarcasm too!
There is great power in the performing arts. It’s not just a place to learn a craft. It crafts the person into a great individual. It allows exploration of emotion, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. What mom doesn’t want all of that for their teenager?
Musical Theatre is a great place for kids to work as a team, build their confidence, practice social skills and be creative! Many moms in our program have told me the transformation they’ve seen happen in their kiddos because of their participation in Musical Theatre. The little girl who came in so shy she hardly spoke to anyone is now giving amazing presentations at school. Another who was having a hard time making friends found a whole class full of new BFF’s and feels like she fits in.
Kids need a niche. A home away from home. Jeanne’s has always had that home feel, where you feel loved, valued and appreciated. Click HERE to learn more about Jeanne’s Musical Theatre and let your performer into a whole new world of endless possibilities that will change his/her life!
--Miss Amy :)
Miss Amy: I love teaching kids and watching that "A-ha!" moment happen when all the dots connect and the light bulb goes on! There's nothing better!