Before School, Lunchtime and After School Theater Programs

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Dream Big offers tuition-based and/or school-funded enrichment programs for students in PreK -12th grades.

Popular themes include but are not limited to:

  • Musical theater
  • Improv
  • Story drama
  • Creative drama
  • Shakespeare
  • Devised theater
  • School productions
  • Theme-based workshops like Hamilton, Trolls, Disney and more

To bring Dream Big to your school, all you need to provide are the days of the week, dates, times and grades for your enrichment program and preference for program themes. If interested, please contact us admin@dreambigeducation.org.

Dream Big is at over 30 schools throughout the Chicagoland area and Western Suburbs. For details about your school, click on the corresponding tab below. If you don’t see your school, contact us today and we would be happy to work with you to launch a new program for your school’s community.

Akiba-Schechter

Broadway Kids

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. This class encourages a positive self-image and helps students take risks on stage while building confidence on stage and off. Students will develop their own characters and create their very own unique play. An informal musical performance or sharing time will conclude each session.

Grades: K-4th
Dates: Mondays, 9/17 - 12/17 (no class 9/24, 10/1)
Time: 3:30-4:25pm
Cost: $207

Register Here

Alcott Elementary School

Broadway Kids: Featuring songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Mondays, 9/17 - 12/3 (no class 10/8, 11/12)
Time: 4:15-5:15pm

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Beebe Elementary

Broadway Bound Ft songs from Hamilton & Greatest Showman

If you’re as big of a fan as we are of the hit musical Hamilton and movie The Greatest Showman you’re going to LOVE this program at Beebe! We’ll use inspiration from the blockbuster Broadway sensation and musical theater with a circus theme to create an original musical performance. This class encourages a positive self-image and helps students take risks on stage while building confidence on stage and off. Students will develop their own characters and create their very own unique play. An informal musical performance or sharing time will conclude.

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: Thursdays, 10/11 - 12/20 (no class 11/22)
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: $165

Register Here

Bell Elementary School

Broadway Kids: Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-2
Dates: Mondays, 9/24 - 12/3 (no class 10/8, 11/12)
Time: 3:25-4:25pm

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Bernard Zell

Broadway Kids: Featuring Songs from Sing!

Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, and Leonard Cohen? With 60 classic songs, and an original, "Sing" is winning big awards and finding its way into our hearts! This session will include tons of singing, dancing, acting, and all of the JOY that goes with these inspiring songs.

Grades: Jr K - 2nd
Dates: Mondays,
Time: 3:45-4:45pm

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Burr Elementary School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Tuesdays,
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

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Clow Elementary

Broadway Bound

If you love acting & musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music & movement. This class encourages a positive self image and helps students take risks on stage whilst building confidence on stage and off. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience!

Grades: 1st-5th
Dates: Wednesdays,
Time: 3:35-4:35pm
Cost: $

Register Here

Coonley Elementary School

Broadway Kids - Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-1st
Dates: Mondays, 10/1- 11/26 (no class 10/8)
Time: 3:35-4:35pm
Cost: $159 for 9 weeks

Register Here

Broadway Bound - Featuring Songs from The Greatest Showman

“Look out ‘cause here I come!” If you’re a fan of The Greatest Showman this class is for you! Come
explore musical theater with a circus theme. We’ll use inspiration from The Greatest Showman to perform your very own Greatest Show on Earth! In our unique Broadway Bound format, students will work together to create and develop their very own show using their extraordinary imaginations!
Students in Broadway Bound will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build confidence for the stage.
Grades: 2nd-5th
Dates: Mondays, 10/1- 11/26 (no class 10/8)
Time: 3:35-4:35pm
Cost: $159 for 9 weeks

Register Here

Decatur Elementary School

Grades K-3rd - Broadway Kids:Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Dates: Tuesdays, 9/25/18 - 1/29/19 (no class 12/25, 1/1)
Time: 2:45-3:45pm
Cost: $287 for 17 weeks

Register Here


Grades 4th-6th - Broadway Bound :Featuring Songs from The Greatest Showman (Cancelled due to low enrollment.)

“Look out ‘cause here I come!” If you’re a fan of The Greatest Showman this class is for you! Come explore musical theater with a circus theme. We’ll use inspiration from The Greatest Showman to perform your very own Greatest Show on Earth! In our unique Broadway Bound format, students will work together to create and develop their very own show using their extraordinary imaginations! Students in Broadway Bound will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build confidence for the stage.

Dates: Tuesdays, 9/25/18 - 1/29/19 (no class 12/25, 1/1)
Time: 2:45-3:45pm
Cost: $287 for 17 weeks

Register Here

Disney ll

Hamilton Fanatics

If you are as big of a fan as we are and can’t get enough of HAMILTON, you are going to LOVE this class! Students will celebrate this block- buster Broadway sensation of the year as they explore the Founding Fathers through hip-hop, R&B and rap while performing their favorite tracks from the hit soundtrack. Students can choose to showcase their own version of this 11-time Tony Award Winning Musical.

Grades: 3rd-6th
Dates: Wednesdays,
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Register Here

Edgebrook Elementary School

Broadway Kids:Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-2nd
Dates: Mondays, 9/10-11/26
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: $207 for 12 weeks

Register Here

Edison Regional Gifted Center

Broadway Kids:

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. This class encourages a positive self-image and helps students take risks on stage while building confidence on stage and off. Students will develop their own characters and create their very own unique play. An informal musical performance or sharing time will conclude each session.

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/26 - 12/12 (no class 11/14, 11/21)
Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Register Here

Elizabeth Ide

Broadway Bound

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. This class encourages a positive self-image and helps students take risks on stage while building confidence on stage and off. Students will develop their own characters and create their very own unique play. An informal musical performance or sharing time will conclude each session.

Grades: K-2nd
Dates: Mondays, 9/24 - 12/10 (no class 10/8, 10/29)
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: $165

Register Here

Fry Elementary

Broadway Bound

(Grades: 1st-4th)

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. In our unique Broadway Bound format, students will work together to create and develop their very own s how using popular show tunes and their extraordinary imaginations! Students in Broadway Bound will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build c onfidence for the stage.

Dates: Mondays, 10/15-12/17
(no class 11/5)
Time: 3:35-4:35pm
Cost: $155 for 9 weeks

Register Here

Hamilton Elementary School

Broadway Kids:

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/12-1/23
(No class 11/14, 11/21, 12/27, 1/2)
Time: 2:45-3:45pm
Cost: $271 for 16 weeks
Broadway Kids: Featuring songs from the The Greatest Showman

“Look out ‘cause here I come!” If you’re a fan of The Greatest Showman this class is for you! Come explore musical theater with a circus theme. We’ll use inspiration from The Greatest Showman to perform your very own Greatest Show on Earth! In our unique Broadway Kids format, students will work together to create and develop their very own show using their extraordinary imaginations! Students will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build confidence for the stage.

Register Here

Hawthorne Elementary School

Broadway Bound featuring songs from The Greatest Showman

“Look out ‘cause here I come!” If you’re a fan of The Greatest Showman this class is for you! Come explore musical theater with a circus twist. In this unique class format, students will collaborate to create their very own play using their favorite songs from The Greatest Showman to perform their very own Greatest Show on Earth at the end of the session for friends and family to enjoy.

Grades: K-5th
Dates: Thursdays, 9/27 - 12/6 (no class 11/22)
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Register Here

Helen C. Peirce School Of International Studies

Broadway Kids: Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

 

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Tuesdays, 10/23- 12/11
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Cost: $143 for 8 weeks

Register Here

Jamieson Elementary School

This class has been canceled due to low enrollment. Check back again for our Winter and Spring sessions.

Broadway Kids - Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music,movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-4th
Dates: Thursdays, 9/27- 12/20 (no class 11/22)
Time: 3:45-4:45pm
Cost: $207 for 12 weeks

Lenart Elementary School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-2nd
Dates: Thursdays,
Time: 3:00-4:00pm

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Lincoln Elementary School

Broadway Kids: Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Fridays, 9/21 - 12/5 (no class 11/2, 11/23)
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

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MAC

Currently there are no Dream Big sessions at this school. Please check back again soon!

Ogden Elementary School

Broadway Kids: Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-4th
Dates: Tuesdays, 9/25 - 12/4
Time: 3:45-4:45pm

Register Here

Parker Elementary School

Ready, Set, Show

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. This class encourages a positive self-image and helps students take risks on stage while building confidence on stage and off. Students will develop their own characters and create their very own unique play. An informal musical performance or sharing time will conclude each session.

Grades: 1st-3rd
Dates: Fridays,
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Register Here

Pritzker Elementary School

Broadway Kids - Featuring Songs from The Greatest Showman

“Look out ‘cause here I come!” If you’re a fan of The Greatest Showman this class is for you! Come explore musical theater with a circus theme. We’ll use inspiration from The Greatest Showman to perform your very own Greatest Show on Earth! In our unique Broadway Bound format, students will work together to create and develop their very own show using their extraordinary imaginations! Students in Broadway Bound will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build confidence for the stage.
Grades: K-5th
Dates: Fridays, 11/16-1/25 (no class 11/23, 12/21, 12/18, 1/4)
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $127 for 7 weeks

Register Here

Broadway Kids - Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-5th
Dates: Fridays, 9/14-10/26
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $127 for 7 weeks

Register Here

Prairieview Elementary School

Broadway Bound: Featuring Songs from The Greatest Showman

“Look out ‘cause here I come!” If you’re a fan of The Greatest Showman this class is for you! Come explore musical theater with a circus theme. We’ll use inspiration from The Greatest Showman to perform your very own Greatest Show on Earth! In our unique Broadway Bound format, students will work together to create and develop their very own show using their extraordinary imaginations! Students in Broadway Bound will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build confidence for the stage.

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: Thursdays, 9/27 - 12/6
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: $165

Register Here

Pulaski International School

Broadway Kids

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Mondays,
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

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Queen of the Rosary

READY, SET, SHOW!
(Grades 1st-4th)
If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun
theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. This class encourages a positive
self-image and helps students take risks on stage while building confidence on stage and off. Students
will develop their own characters and create their very own unique play. An informal musical
performance or sharing time will conclude each session.

Dates: Mondays, 9/17 – 11/26 (no class 10/8)
Time: 2:40-3:40pm
Cost: $155 for 9 weeks

Register Here

River Woods

Storybook Theater
(Grades: K-2nd)
Love stories, acting and improv? In this class, we will explore a variety of Children’s literature through story dramatization. In addition to fun drama games, students will explore improvisation, creative storytelling and public speaking. We will read aloud and act out stories using minimal props and unlimited imagination! This class builds reading comprehension skills as well as fosters creativity, self-expression & teamwork. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience.

Dates: Fridays, 9/14-11/30
(no class 10/5, 11/23)
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: $165 for 10 weeks

Register Here

Broadway Bound
(Grades: 3rd-5th)
If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. In our unique Broadway Bound format, students will work together to create and develop their very own s how using popular show tunes and their extraordinary imaginations! Students in Broadway Bound will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build c onfidence for the stage.

Dates: Fridays, 9/14-11/30
(no class 10/5, 11/23)
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: $165 for 10 weeks

Register Here

Sacred Heart

Broadway Bound: Featuring Songs from the Greatest Showman

“Look out ‘cause here I come!” If you’re a fan of The Greatest Showman this class is for you! Come explore musical theater with a circus twist. In this unique class format, students will collaborate to create their very own play using their favorite songs from The Greatest Showman to perform their very own Greatest Show on Earth at the end of the session for friends and family to enjoy.

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: Mondays, 10/22-12/3
Time: 3:45-4:45pm

Contact school to register.

Hamilton Fanatics

If you are as big of a fan as we are and can’t get enough of HAMILTON, you are going to LOVE this class! Students will celebrate this blockbuster Broadway sensation of the year as they explore the Founding Fathers through hip-hop, R&B and rap while performing their favorite tracks from the hit soundtrack. Students can choose to showcase their own version of this11-time Tony Award Winning Musical or create and perform in their very own Hamilton-inspired musical.

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: Mondays, 9/10 - 10/15 (no class 10/8)
Time: 3:45-4:45pm

Contact school to register.

Sauganash Elementary School

Broadway Kids:

Grades: K-1st
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/19-12/5 (no class 11/14, 11/21)
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $175 (If registering past the start date, the cost will be pro-rated in the registration system).

Register Here

Broadway Kids:

Grades: 2nd-5th
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/19-12/5 (no class 11/14, 11/21)
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $175 (if registering past the start date, the cost will be pro-rated in the registration system).

Register Here

Skinner North

Broadway Kids: Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/19 - 12/5 (no class 11/14, 11/21)
Time: 3:45-4:45 pm

Register Here

Spring Brook Elementary School

Storybook Theater

Love stories, acting and improv? In this class, we will explore a variety of Children’s literature through story dramatization. In addition to fun drama games, students will explore improvisation, creative storytelling and public speaking. We will read aloud and act out stories using minimal props and unlimited imagination! This class builds reading comprehension skills as well as fosters creativity, self-expression & teamwork. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience.

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: Thursdays
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Cost: $

Register Here

St. Anne

Broadway Bound - 

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. In our unique Broadway Bound format, students will work together to create and develop their very own show using popular show tunes and their extraordinary imaginations! Students in Broadway Bound will be challenged to create multi-dimensional characters who use musical theatre songs to genuinely express emotions and tell a story. Skills developed in this class will assist in audition preparation as well as build confidence for the stage.

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: 11/8/18 - 1/31/19
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Cost: $165
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Hamilton vs. Wicked

If you’re as big of a fan as we are of the hit musicals, Hamilton & Wicked you’re going to LOVE this Falls program at St. Anne! Students will choose, rehearse & perform their favorite tracks from both the hit soundtracks such as ‘Defying Gravity’ & ‘Wait for it’, along with writing & creating scenes for their very own Hamilton/ Wicked Mash Up! An original musical performance will culminate this ensemble building experience.

Grades: 6th-8th
Dates: Thursdays, 10/11 - 12/20 (no class 10/18, 11/22)
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Cost: $160
Register Here

St. John Berchmans

Broadway Kids

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Come explore the foundations of theater with fun theater games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. This class encourages a positive self-image and helps students take risks on stage while building confidence on stage and off. Students will develop their own characters and create their very own unique play. An informal musical performance or sharing time will conclude each session.

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/5 - 12/5 (no class 10/31)
Time: 3:15-4:15pm

Contact school to register.

St. Stans

Broadway Kids: Featuring Songs from Coco

The magic of dia de los Muertos inspires us as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s Coco and Dreamwork’s Book of Life. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, movement, and drama games) are explored to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive story. The songs from Coco and Book of Life support the student’s original storyline to make a dia de los Muertos’ musical of their own! The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: PreK-2nd
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/19-12/5 (no class 11/21)
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $191 for 11 weeks

Register Here

Wildwood Elementary School

Broadway Kids:

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Tuesdays,
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $

Register Here

 

Contact Us!

Cassie Slater, Education Director, Chicagoland Programming
Admin@DreamBigEducation.org

Louise Rook, Western Suburbs Director of Operations, Naperville Programming
Louise@DreamBigEducation.org