Fall’s Update for Classes

Hello all Drama Dragons, Stage Gryffins, Performing Pixies, and New Students!

It has been a long hot summer, but September is fast approaching. That means only one thing: Drama Dragon classes! I am eagerly planning the next session for all my returning actors and have high hopes for many new students to join our Dragon family. I am pleased to announce I have two locations solidified and working on a third. I have many lessons, worksheets, games, scripts, and assistants ready to “play” with you.

General Information: There is a one-time supply fee of $35 for this session and I will provide all other needed materials. Weekly cost is $10 per student per class, so in September there will be three weeks of classes equaling $30 per student. If your child wants to enroll in an additional class (a different location) the cost would be $30 for the month at that location as well, without the supply fee. The tuition is due at the beginning of the month, you can pay by check, cash, and credit card for a 5% fee; however I do offer scholarships, payment options, and I am willing to work with you to have your child participate. I want all kids to have the opportunity to explore the wonderful realm of theatre. Drama Dragon t-shirts will again be available for sale (more information to come).

All age ranges are set as guidelines; there are always exceptions. I am willing to approve a student’s placement outside these guidelines based on ability and subject matter of the particular class. Reading fluency is not required, under the condition that the student will be given extra help at home to remember lines and blocking. Please feel free to ask me questions, discuss concerns, and make suggestions. This program has been evolving for over ten years, but I can best improve the experience for your child with your help. The skills, strategies, and personal growth will give each student a strong foundation for life.

Drama Dragons:

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This class is for students 9 years of age and older; typically up to 17 or seniors in high school. The first few weeks of this session will be review of terminology, acting techniques, and an introduction to Shakespeare, before we begin play selection for the rest of the program. On Friday, September 11, 2015, the Drama Dragons will begin at 1 PM at Faith Presbyterian Church at 620 South Shirley St., Tacoma, WA, 98465 in room 117 on the lower level. Please have students bring excitement, a water bottle and a healthy snack as needed. Enter through the courtyard door located on the west side of the building. Class lets out at 3 PM. Please contact me if you will be picking your children up late.

Stage Gryffins:

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This class is for ages 8 to 16, and students will be working on basic acting techniques, stage etiquette, character development, and other essentials of a production. I have secured a space at the Calvary Baptist Church at 9010 320th Street S, Roy, WA 98580. The specific start date has NOT yet been decided, but class will begin the week of September 14, 2015. I need your help in deciding which day works best for your family. As a group, we can decide to either meet once or twice a week, which could allow the Gryffins to perform in either late winter or spring.

Performing Pixies:


I would like to offer this class again for ages 4 to 6. Students will read a story, discuss it, and then act it out, as well as participate in theatre games and other storytelling methods. Through these activities, children will learn about cooperation, following directions, self-expression, listening skills, and creativity. Sessions will run for an hour each for a minimum of eight weeks. At this time, I do not yet have a location or start date. If your church, co-op, or other community group is looking for a group activity for these ages, I can customize the class to suit the need. Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested in this class.

Theatre Thunderbirds: I am always open to starting a new branch, especially for ages 6 to 12. I would love to teach classes geared towards helping elementary-level students explore theatre. Students would work on one-acts, monologues, short stories, and other short works to be presented through a showcase performance. Sessions would run for ninety minutes each for a minimum of eight weeks. Since this class is still under development, I do not have a location or start date yet. As with Performing Pixies, if your church, co-op, or other community group is looking for a group activity for this age range, please let me know.

Feel free to share any information about these classes with your family, friends, and community. I can be reached via email, text, or The Drama Dragons’ website for any questions, comments, or concerns. I am so proud of the growth The Drama Dragons has made in the past year, and I am eager to welcome new Dragons, Pixies, Gryffins, and even Thunderbirds to the family.

Hally Phillips

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