Dream Academy is a Performing Arts School offer classes from 18 months right through to adults. We provide workshop style classes consisting of Singing, Dance and Drama to give a full creative experience for all performing arts students. All students perform a live summer show each year to give our students the platform to present their new found confidence and skills. We are also involved in varying external projects in Kent including; charity events, community fares and much more. Becoming accustom to performing publicly from an early age can combat issues often experienced in later life such as difficulty speaking to strangers on the phone, performing well in job interviews and building new relationships. Dream Academy's core focus is to improve children’s self-confidence and social skills. We feel that our Performing Arts workshops are the perfect way for your child to develop these personal skills and attributes. As well as being a fulfilling creative outlet for children, we have also found that Performing Arts helps children build friendships more easily, feel more confident with public speaking and also improves children’s reading and writing skills. Performing arts help children learn important life skills. They boost social skills, encouraging children to work with and learn from others. They increase language skills because children are interested in learning more about the arts and how to improve their abilities in the arts. They help children be more tolerant of differences because the arts can immerse them in unfamiliar cultures that span other times and other countries. Most importantly, making and appreciating performing arts spurs curiosity, which helps develop lifelong learners. Horizons for learning as part of the John Hopkins School of Education released a publication showing the following: The Arts are an essential part of public education. From dance and music to theater and the visual arts, the arts give children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. They bring us joy in every aspect of our lives. Arts education not only enhances students’ understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. The arts give us the creativity to express ourselves, while challenging our intellect. The arts integrate life and learning for all students and are integral in the development of the whole person. The Arts communicate and speak to us in ways that teach literacy and enhance our lives. We must continue to find a place for arts programs and partnerships not only for what it teaches students about art, but for what it teaches us all about the world we live in. Whether you are looking for an after school club in Kent for your child, childrens dance classes in Kent, childrens singing classes in Kent or childrens drama classes in Kent, then Dream Academy Performing Arts is the place to be! Contact us to find out more and to discuss our Performing Arts School locations around Kent including; Canterbury, Chatham, Maidstone, Gillingham, Dartford, Sittingbourne and Faversham.