The benefits of theatre school for children

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Does your child have a natural talent for creativity? Then theatre school might just be what they need to get the right experience for a future career. Don't be put off by the name, theatre schools offer the same learning as a regular school, just with the addition of working on their passion alongside. Academic progression rates stay the same. Carry on reading to find out some of the benefits of theatre school for children. 

It builds confidence - The performing arts push children out of their comfort zones and introduce them to ideas and talents they never thought possible. Practising performing in front of crowds will build their confidence and help them deal with their nerves. This is a skill that is needed everywhere and not just for theatre school.

Collaboration - There are many people involved when it comes to putting on a show. Individuals will have to work alongside the film crew, co-stars and the rest of the team. None of it is possible without learning how to collaborate. This means children will learn the skills necessary to work well alongside their peers to put on the best performance. This is also a vital skill needed for the workforce as there will always be situations where teamwork is needed.

Empathy is one of the most common benefits of theatre school. Acting involves standing in the shoes of another character to body them well. An in-depth understanding of emotions is needed to recreate them successfully. This leads to children being more in tune with the emotions of themselves and others and will help them empathise and connect better with those around them. 

If you think theatre school is something your child would benefit from pursuing, do some research into the best options in your area. Attend open days and be sure to ask questions regarding your child's learning to give you the reassurance needed. This could end up being the best decision you make for your child!

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