Everywhere we look these days, there are new shows, movies, commercials, featuring the most adorable kids! It seems even the youngest among them are capable of stealing the spotlight with the slightest of ease. (See this recent NYTimes article on the topic for more details: http://nyti.ms/11CtO8T) Do you think your child could be one of “those kids”?
You could take it upon yourself to prepare your child. eHow describes the process as simply as: Review materials; Set up practice time and keep it fun; Don’t wait until the last minute; Bring head shots; and Allow your child to rest. (Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_4516742_prepare-child-audition.html#ixzz2ri5T38Bj)
If you’re looking for a bit more guidance than that, there are many schools, programs, or workshops in the area that can support your child’s desire to be in the spotlight. Take a look at these:
BROADWAY KIDS AUDITIONS – http://www.broadwaykidsauditions.com/
Our mission is to develop confident and extraordinary kids inside and outside of the audition room. This is why we teach.
ACTING WITH EMILY – http://actingwithemily.com/ Our classes are personal, warm, and individually tailored each semester to every students needs.If you are looking for a professional, supportive, fun, enriching performing arts program, Acting With Emily is THE place! For more on the AWE difference, click here.
And, of course, FRONT AND CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS - http://front-n-center.com/ We offer individuals of all ages and skill levels, the opportunity to grow and develop artistically and personally in a nurturing environment. Our distinctive atmosphere encourages students with professional aspirations, as well as those who seek recreational fulfillment through the arts.
…many more to be found online…
Choosing a school that’s right for your child is key, but with the many choices out there it shouldn’t be too difficult. Remember: “Art Education for children teaches life skills such as developing an informed perception; articulating a vision; learning to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline; developing the ability to imagine what might be; and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.” Source: Americans for the Arts, 2002; Young Children and the Arts: Making Creative Connections, 1998, Introduction