Creative Root Classes for Kids
Silliness is encouraged when you’re at Creative Root! We offer classes for kids during the Fall, Winter, and Spring on campus at The Theatre School at DePaul or we can bring the classes to you with an after school or community program in your space!
Kids can let their imaginations soar as they learn valuable theatre skills. We provide a rotating selection of core classes that focus on everything from musical theatre to improv with occasional spotlight classes that focus on a specialized skill or type of theater-like stage combat or radio plays!
We’re gonna move our bodies. We’re gonna use our imaginations. And we’re gonna get growing!
Sing from the Treetops!
Is there a musical theatre song you’ve always wanted to perform? Let’s take a deep dive into that dream role and develop the passion, power, and precision required to bring your performance to life by acting the song instead of just singing it. Using character, emotion, and story in both song work and choreography, we will hone your musical theatre skills while building confidence in your performance and having fun.
Ocean explorations, jungle journeys, and space missions abound! Imaginations will be sparked each week by a guided new adventure as we travel through magical worlds of our own creation. Using group play, movement, and singalongs, this class is a great way to stay active and get creative at the same time!
Sprouts of Fun!
Grab your crayons, put on your dancing shoes, and let’s explore! We’ll get our bodies moving and our imaginations soaring in this super fun, energy-burning theater and art class. Through theater, dance and drawing, we will discover the different ways we can create characters, go on adventures, and tell exciting stories.
Shake, Rattle & Roll!
We’ll get our bodies moving and our imaginations soaring in this super fun, energy-burning dance and movement class!
Sprigs of Joy!
Are you in need of some feel-good fun? Well, this class is sure to spark some joy. We’ll play theatre games, hold epic dance battles, compete in costume challenges, and make ourselves smile as much as possible in every single class.
Battle a dragon, explore an enchanted forest, or transform into a Jedi master, all while you discover your own creative voice! We will leave our ordinary lives behind to step into the shoes of our favorite stories, characters, and adventures and become the storyteller of your own tales! (Rotating themes/books will be selected based on the age group of class.)
Laugh Out Loud!
Do you love making up hilariously fun characters at the drop of a hat? Do you like to put together crazy outfits and tell outlandish stories with lots of twists and turns? Using costume challenges, found-object monologues, and our favorite improv games, students will exercise their storytelling abilities by creating hilarious short improv sketches.
Make 'Em Laugh!
Have you ever wondered how to make people laugh and to tell a story through physical comedy? Learn the fundamentals of slapstick and physical comedy to create some of the funniest characters and moments the world has ever seen.