This past Thursday, the Night Dragons dressed up in fun costumes and got together for our annual Halloween party! We ate much wonderful food (such as cheesy dip and German chocolate cake) and played a variety of improv games. Here are some pictures of the festivities:
As you may know, Drama Dragons classes have been going strong since the beginning of September!
We have two classes running currently, both on Thursday. The first starts at 3:00pm, and in this class, we’ve been discussing what it means to be an actor and exploring a variety of theatrical techniques such as pantomime, enunciation, and characterization.
In the later class, starting at 6:30pm, we’ve split the class into two sections. During the first half, we spend time playing improv games and strengthening our improv and teamwork. For the second half, the students have each selected a monologue to practice and present to the class, as if they were auditioning for a role in a real show. The goal of this monologue/audition workshop is to prepare our older students to step into the world of “real theatre,” where getting cast in shows hinges upon those 60 seconds in front of the audition panel. At the end of the semester, they will get the opportunity to present one of two monologues before a faux panel, to practice auditioning for a “real show.”
We’ve been posting lots of pictures on our Instagram (@dramadragonsoffical) and Facebook (facebook.com/groups/dramadragons), so go check those out, too!
If you or your child is interested in joining the Drama Dragons or even just checking us out for one class period (your first class is always free!), please contact:
What is that I see on the horizon?
Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
IT’S A NEW YEAR OF DRAMA DRAGONS CLASSES!!!!
That’s right, everyone. The Drama Dragons are officially back in business. Starting within the first couple weeks of September, we will have two classes running weekly, one for older, more experienced students, and one for younger, new students. Both classes will be held at Crescent Moon Gifts, 6901 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406. For the details about each individual class, see below:
The class for younger/new students is on Thursday from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The first class will be held on September 16th.
The class for older/more experienced students (officially dubbed “Night Dragons”) is on Thursday from 6:30pm-9:00pm. The first class will be held on September 9th.
Tuition for both classes is the same. There will be a one-time $50 supply fee at the beginning of the semester, in order to cover the costs of any resources we use during the session. In addition, there will be a monthly fee of $75 per student.
If money is an issue for you, please contact either Hally or Tyler! We offer scholarships and sibling discounts, and we are always willing to work something out with you. We would rather have a student play with us than not!
If you have questions of any kind, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We hope to see you all soon!
– Hally and Tyler
Hello, Dragon Family!
In making preparations for this next school year, we are trying to gauge the interest of students and families, in addition to spreading the word about our program. We would like to have our classes be on the best possible days and times for your schedules, so if you’re interested in joining us for the Fall semester (or even if you’re just curious about what we do), please fill out this form and let us know a bit about yourself!
Thanks for being amazing, and we hope you have a great rest of your Summer!
Alright, Dragon Family. It’s been a long time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we cancelled our Spring show. At that point in time, we hoped that the Dragons would come back together in the Fall, ready to plunge right back into the world of theatre. Little did we know that this wouldn’t even be a possibility for a long, long time.
O Glorious Drama Dragons, I bring to you the news you’ve all been waiting for (drumroll please)…
THE DRAMA DRAGONS ARE COMING BACK!
This September, we will be meeting once again for our long-awaited first Fall semester since the beginning of the pandemic. Currently, the curriculum, location, and time frame are TBD, but our team is working hard on getting those questions answered in order to bring you one of the best years of Drama Dragons yet!
For now, keep checking our social media and website for updates as we draw closer. We’re so excited to see you all, both old and new Dragons, and we hope you’re just as excited to dive back into theatre with us, come September.
See you soon!
P.S. Go join our Facebook group, and follow our new Instagram, “dramadragonsofficial.”
Merry Christmas, Drama Dragons family!
We hope you are all having a wonderful (safe) holiday this Christmas. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to meet at all this semester due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Our plan for this next year is currently quite vague; we are relying solely on updates from the authorities, hoping that there will soon come a time when we are able to hold classes again. Do not fret! As soon as we know something about this next year of Drama Dragons, you will be the first to know.
For now, though, if you would like to reminisce with us about what the Drama Dragons were doing this time last year, here are links to both parts of our Christmas program last December, where we performed a dramatic reading of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”:
While it may have seemed like a bleak prospect at the start, this year’s Summer Dragons camp was fantastic! Since we were unable to put on a show for the campground due to the pandemic, we decided to do things a bit differently. In lieu of a production, we participated in workshops in several areas of theatre, including playwriting, acting, directing, and stage combat. Each of the students was able to write their own short scene, and a few of those scenes, after some revision, were directed by other students for a small final performance in the campground. The students were also able to work together to choreograph original fight scenes that ranged from violent sibling rivalries to scenes from classic literature. You can find a video of one of these fight scenes linked on our “Performance Videos” page. Below are some pictures of this year’s Summer Dragons:
For the past five weeks, the Drama Dragons have been working hard on a unique Christmas production. Instead of doing an actual show, we decided to present a radio-play-style reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The students were able to practice vocal acting, using dialects, and foley work. For those of you who don’t know, “foley work” is the process of creating sound effects live. We had all sorts of fun with coconuts for the clopping of horse hooves, jingling chains for the Ghost of Marley, and our best replication of Big Ben.
Today, we presented our radio play to the residents at a local retirement community. All of the Dragons, old and new, did an incredible job performing this different style of show than we have produced before. Here is our cast picture:
From right to left: Hally, Kyndriana, Bethany, Gabriel, Nina, Emmalyssa, Seanan, Jillian, Caleb, Katryna, Jacob, Juliana, John, Gabrielle, and Tom (our wonderful pianist).
A video of the reading will be posted in the Performance Videos section of the website soon, so stay tuned for that!
Happy Holidays, Drama Dragons family, and we’ll see you next year!
– Hally Phillips
Our annual costume party this past week was a blast! The theme this time was to come as a “Play on Words,” and each of the characters had to have a good backstory to accompany them. We spent our party eating some great food and playing games, including One-Sentence Story, in which a friendly shark may or may not have become good friends with the villain Julio and joined him in his pursuit of the beautiful Esmerelda and her lover, a swimming pool diver. Here is our cast picture:
From left to right, we have: The Cat Who Stole the Show, Nose-Picker, Copy Cat, Not-see, Blessing in Disguise, Trash, Brain Storm, Spelling Bee, Zom-Bee*, and Holy Cow*.
*Not present in the photo
Hello, Dragon Family!
As of yesterday, we officially have our new location for Fall classes! Thank you everyone who helped me search for a new Dragon home… your efforts have not been in vain!
The new location is still on 6th Ave, so it shouldn’t be too much trouble to make the switch. The address is as follows: Crescent Moon Gifts, 6901 6th Ave. Tacoma, WA 98406. Our first class is next week, with Night Dragons beginning on Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm, and Drama Dragons on Friday, from 1-3pm.
Unfortunately, this new space comes with a higher rent, so I will need to raise tuition prices once again. It will be $60 per student at the beginning of each month, but there will still be family discounts and partial scholarships, so talk to me for more information about that. If your student attends both Night Dragons and Drama Dragons, then $100 monthly will cover their fee. Finally, the once a session supply fee of $50 will be due by the end of October.
I look forward to starting a new chapter in the Dragon adventure next week! See you then!
– Hally Phillips