To register for the PASD After School Program, click here.

Students in this program will:

    • develop effective communication skills, with an emphasis on public speaking;
    • work on musical theatre pieces from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows;
    • participate in acting and improvisational games and activities designed to foster creativity, teamwork and willingness to take risks;
    • learn the basics of stage movement, blocking and scene work;
    • strengthen literacy skills (e.g., language & comprehension);
    • gain exposure to great writers (from Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare!);
    • work on vocal performance in the context of musical theatre;
    • perform in an end-of-the-year Showcase; and
    • have lots of fun!

Who is running this program? Facetime instructors with years of classroom and performing arts experience

When will this program be offered? One afternoon each week after school throughout the school year. The PASD After School Program at Schuylkill Elementary and Manavon Elementary schools begins the week of September 11 and ends the week of May 7. The program at the Early Learning Center begins the week of October 9 and ends the week of May 7.

What ages/grades should sign up? The Early Learning Center program is open to all Kindergarten and first grade students. The elementary school programs are available to students in 2nd through 5th grade.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Early Learning Center: Mondays from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Schuylkill Elementary: Tuesdays from 3:25 to 4:15 p.m.

Manavon Elementary: Wednesdays from 3:25 to 4:15 p.m.


Tuition and Payment Information

Schuylkill and Manavon  – $510/year

Early Learning Center – $460/year

How do I register?

To register and pay tuition, visit the PASD After School Program Registration page.

Facetime Theatre also offers classes and lessons at its studio in the Franklin Commons for students all of ages and levels. If you are interested in classes at the studio, visit the Phoenixville Studio page to see the class descriptions and to register.


Why is Performing Arts Education Important?

Performing arts education is an important part of every student’s overall development. Every child, regardless of experience, personality or skill level can benefit from experience and education in the performing arts.

Performing Arts Experience & Education Leads to Higher Academic Achievement

“Numerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between drama involvement and academic achievement …”

drama can play a significant role in the continual development of students’ reading comprehension skills.”

Source: American Alliance for Theatre & Education

Performing Arts Experience & Education Builds Communication Skills, Improves Self-Esteem & Increases confidence in Academic Ability

“In addition to building social and communication skills overall, involvement in drama courses and performance has been shown to improve students’ self-esteem as well as their confidence in their academic abilities.”

Source: American Alliance for Theatre & Education

Performing Arts Experience & Education Helps to Bridge the Achievement Gap

“Arts education makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has been proven to help level the ‘learning field’ across socio-economic boundaries.”

Source: Caterrall, Chapleau, & Iwanaga,
Involvement in the Arts and Human Development


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Questions?

Call 610.983.4636 or email jpotts@facetimetheatre.org with any questions.

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