DRAMA CAMP: Students in Spotlight (PHOTO GALLERY)

first_img “Creative drama is a term that applies to the free play of young children based on imagination and improvisation,” Averett said. “When we think of theater, we think of a show and an audience. But creative drama is experimentation and creative play.”Averett said the Creative Drama Camp includes classes in drama, stagecraft and creative movement.“The Creative Drama Camp is a chance for kids to do creative things,” Averett said. “It’s an opportunity for self-expression and it’s a positive social environment where the kids’ ideas are valued.” DRAMA CAMP: Students in Spotlight (PHOTO GALLERY) Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Published 8:34 pm Thursday, July 17, 2014 By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Troy University’s department of theatre and dance is hosting its Summer Spotlight Creative Drama Camp this week. The program concludes on Friday and is for kids from the age of 4-13. Above, students rehearse on stage. (Messenger Photo / April Garon)Ninety-three creative kids are winding down a week of Creative Drama Camp at Troy University and are looking forward to taking the stage of the Trojan Center Theater to showcase their talents on Friday.The Mini-Spotlighters, four- and five-year-olds, will take center stage at 11 a.m. for their families. The Spotlighters, ages six through 13, will be in the spotlight at 7 p.m. when they will entertain their audience with “Jungle Book”The Creative Drama Camp is the largest of the Summer Spotlight at Troy University camps each summer, said Tori Lee Averett, camp director. Averett said the campers have opportunities to try things they would not normally try and do during the school day or school year.“The kids are encouraged to use their imaginations, their talents and creativity,” she said. “In today’s world there are so many wonderful things and innovative things –technology wise – for entertainment. Parents often worry that children’s imaginations are waning but, after Creative Drama Camp this week, I can tell you that kids’ imaginations are alive and well.” Averett said, in school, children are pressured to test well in science and math but they need a time to express their creativity and artistic talents.“This week, we were powered-off and depended on our imaginations and creativity to have a good, productive time and we’ve had a great and fun time together.” You Might Like PLAYTIME: Kids enjoy cooler temperatures outdoors (PHOTOS) Stephon and Brendon Mosely, above and below right, play around at Murphree Park Wednesday afternoon. Below left, Easton Whitehead gets… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more