Your gift ensures that young people will have the opportunity to enjoy the many life-long benefits of participating in the performing arts.
Self-esteem and courage. Performing on stage helps young people overcome fears, conquer speech difficulties, and learn to be proud of themselves.
Responsibility. The show must go on! Which means that everyone needs to do their part to practice on their own and come to rehearsal on time and prepared. This skill carries forward throughout a child's academic and professional career.
Compassion and social skills. Playing a character in a musical means you stand in someone else's shoes and learn about new perspectives of the world. Young people involved in the performing arts develop empathy and communication skills that stay with them throughout their lives.
Teamwork. It takes a lot of work to sing in harmony and dance to the same beat! The rehearsal and performance process teaches young people to work together towards a common goal.
Cognitive skills. Learning lines and taking notes in a script develops reading and writing skills.s. Processing all of this information along with stage directions, vocal harmonies, and choreography helps develop physical coordination, cognitive processing, and memory.