Here is list of amazing resources for your pint sized performer: theater writing, production, acting, dance classes, and other fun activities including interacting with real theater professionals and free performances to watch.
The Lion King Experience
A holistic arts education program that provides kids and their parents with an immersive introduction to theater through the lens of the Broadway production of The Lion King.
The curriculum, split into a “Kids” edition aimed at kids aged 8-11 and a “Jr.” edition for adolescents aged 12-15, was originally designed to accompany a school’s production of the show and is generally taught in classrooms. But Disney has now adapted the 45-minute lessons for families to enjoy at home. What’s more, they’re offering both for free. To dive in, families can head over to LionKingExperience.com, then download either the KIDS curriculum (11 sessions) or the JR curriculum (18) at home-learning modifications, then follow the instructions in the PDFs to link to the accompanying videos and resources.
Lin Manuel Miranda Hamilton Education Class
Kids can now participate in this for free program that teaches kids how to create and stage a play based on historical documents. It ends with kids recording their own theatrical pieces. Along the way, the virtual program guides students through every step of the creative process. Register here: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-and-even…/eduham-home
New Victory Theater Arts Break
Every week a different theme including percussion, juggling, songwriting, clowning, movement + magic…
The Red Curtain Project Traditional Indian Story-telling
Preeti shares tales from her South Indian culture every week. These fables, with titles like “The Hare in the Moon” and “The Clever Antelope” often feature precocious animals in the lead roles. Preeti performs the stories using abhinaya—the term in Indian traditional dance for “expression.” She does this by using special facial movements and hand gestures (called mudras) to create the mood of the story. In addition to starring in the videos, Preeti also narrates the stories, imbuing each character with personality and panache. https://www.threshdance.org/red-curtain-project
Flip Fabrique Circus
Watch two full performances online of this Quebecois Circus for free:
Tall Stories at Home
Videos, activities and ideas to remind us all of the magic and power of stories and storytelling.
Broadway Weekends at Home
Free online dance classes. Donations are appreciated. Sign up on Facebook for Zoom classes here https://www.facebook.com/groups/2549546671816091/
Virtual courses including Broadway Dance Parties, Snack and Chat, and Broadway Story-Times which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your very home. Donations requested. Also offering private lessons for a fee. https://www.broadwaybabysitters.com/playhouse/
Get in Shape Girl Broadway
Free online dance classes on Instagram with real Broadway performers and their children: Watch videos on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/GISGRRL
Check out their free daily online video series here: https://www.ballethispanico.org/pe…/2019-2020-Season/BUnidos
You can also sign your child up for a virtual dance camp (I am not sure of the price):
Ages 3-6 : Mexico / BH Company
This is the perfect adventure camp for both boys and girls — join us for this multi-sensory journey of the rhythms, stories, and wonders of Mexico
May 18-22 9:15-11:45 am EDT, 15:15-17:45 Berlin Time
For teens and educators: Maker May Workshops, scene study workshops with ensemble members as well as its weekly “What’s Next?” series featuring conversations with established industry professionals about their careers and life in the theatre.
Lincoln Center at Home
Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom is an online live stream starting at 2 PM ET each school day (8pm Berlin time) -but you can click on the links to watch the pre-recorded videos.(via Facebook), Classroom topics include dance lessons; narrative voice workshops; creating puppets from simple at-home objects; writing a song and singing it; making woven works of art with recycled material like junk mail and cardboard boxes; among other creative ideas. http://lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home
NYC Ballet Breaks
Appropriate for Children Ages 3 – 8
Join the artists of New York City Ballet for a series of lively Saturday and Sunday morning 11 am EDT, 17:00 Berlin Time–movement activities, powered by Zoom. Each 20-minute Ballet Break Workshop will be taught by a NYCB dancer and will include a warm-up and choreography inspired by some of the Company’s most beloved ballets.Free of charge, registration required. Each workshop will be capped at 1,000 households and admission to workshops will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. No prior dance training needed.
Fun activities (PDF downloads) based on their beloved productions Frozen, Alladin, Lion King, and Mary Poppins for ages 6-14: https://disneyonstage.co.uk/education/