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.

 

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2019/20 Enrichment Classes:

Academy for Global Citizenship

Stories and Showtunes

Love stories, singing and dancing? In this class, stories and songs inspire creativity, dramatic
play and, of course, DANCE! In addition to fun drama games, students will explore the joy of musical theater classics and storybook favorites. We will read and act out stories with minimal props and unlimited imagination! We will also have lots of fun playing drama games that center around our stories’ themes and have fun singing and dancing to some of our favorite show tunes. This class builds reading comprehension skills as well as fosters creativity, self-expression and teamwork. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience.

Grades: K-2nd
Dates: Wednesdays, 12/4 - 3/18 (no class 12/25, 1/1, 2/5)
Time: 4:15-5:15pm

Please contact school to register.

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School

Broadway Kids featuring songs from Descendants

If you love musical theatre, this class is for you! “Be our guest” as we explore the foundations of theatre with fun drama games, acting, improvisation, music, and movement. In this unique class format, students will collaborate to create their very own play using their favorite songs from the hit movie ‘Descendants” as a jumping off point. We’ll be “Rotten to the Core” as we improvise a script and students will decide if they want to showcase their own version of the Descendants' story or create their own Descendants-themed musical! Whichever they choose, it promises to be a wickedly good time!

Grades: K-5th
Dates: Mondays, 1/6-6/1 (no class 1/20, 2/17, 3/9, 4/6, 4/13, 5/25)
Time: 3:30-4:25 p.m.
Cost: $271 for 16 weeks (Winter Session)

Register Here

Alcott Elementary School

Improv

Get ready to act up! Improvisation is a fun (and funny) way to help develop characters and scene work by working together and thinking quick on your feet. Learn to make it up as you go along while you follow your creative instincts using improvisation formats that encourage imagination and teamwork. This supportive environment encourages risk-taking on stage with improvisational concepts of YES AND as well as EVERY CHOICE IS A GOOD ONE!

Grades: 2nd-5th
Dates: Mondays, 1/13 - 3/23 (no class 1/20, 2/17)
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

Register Here

Beaubien Elementary School

Broadway Kids featuring songs from Descendants

If you love musical theatre, this class is for you! “Be our guest” as we explore the foundations of theatre with fun drama games, acting, improvisation, music, and movement. In this unique class format, students will collaborate to create their very own play using their favorite songs from the hit movie ‘Descendants” as a jumping off point. We’ll be “Rotten to the Core” as we improvise a script and students will decide if they want to showcase their own version of the Descendants' story or create their own Descendants-themed musical! Whichever they choose, it promises to be a wickedly good time!

Grades: K-4th
Dates: Mondays, 1/13 - 3/16 (no class 1/20, 2/17)
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

Register Through RAS

Coonley Elementary School

Broadway Kids featuring songs from The Lion King

Adventure to the Prideland as we journey to discover our destinies! Students will explore the foundations of theatre through drama games, acting, improvisation, music, and movement. Through collaboration and imagination, Students will create their own characters, stories, props, and costumes culminating in an original musical incorporating their favorite songs from the Lion King!

Grades: K-1st
Dates: Mondays, 12/16 - 3/2 (no class 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17)
Time: 3:35-4:35pm
Cost: $143 for 8 weeks

Register Here

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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 theatre with a circus twist. In this unique class format, students will collaborate to create an original play using their favorite songs from the hit movie.  They will perform their very own Greatest Show on Earth at the end of the session for friends and family to enjoy.

Grades: 2nd-5th
Dates: Mondays, 12/16 - 3/2 (no class 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17)
Time: 3:35-4:35pm
Cost: $143 for 8 weeks

Register Here

Decatur Elementary School

Broadway Bound Kids featuring songs from Aladdin!

A Whole New World awaits you with magic carpets, genies, and soaring adventures as we explore the Disney classic, Aladdin! If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, we explore the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, and movement) to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive, exciting piece of theatre. The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-3rd
Dates:Tuesdays 9/24/19 - 1/28/20 (no class 12/24, 12/31)
Time: 2:45-3:45PM
Cost: $287 for 17 weeks (Fall Session)

Register Here

Edgebrook 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 theatre with a circus twist. In this unique class format, students will collaborate to create an original play using their favorite songs from the hit movie.  They will perform their very own Greatest Show on Earth at the end of the session for friends and family to enjoy.

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Mondays, 1/6 - 3/13 (no class 1/20, 2/17)
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: $159 for 9 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, 9/25 - 12/18 (no class 11/13, 11/27)
Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Register Here

Elizabeth Ide Elementary - Darien

Stories and Showtunes

Love stories, singing and dancing? In this class, stories and songs inspire creativity, dramatic
play and, of course, DANCE! In addition to fun drama games, students will explore the joy of musical theater classics and storybook favorites. We will read and act out stories with minimal props and unlimited imagination! We will also have lots of fun playing drama games that center around our stories’ themes and have fun singing and dancing to some of our favorite show tunes. This class builds reading comprehension skills as well as fosters creativity, self-expression and teamwork. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience.

Grades: K-2nd
Dates: Mondays, 1/6 - 3/9 (no class 1/20, 2/17)
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: $135 for 8 weeks

Register Here

Fry Elementary - Naperville

Broadway Bound

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! Using famous Broadway tunes as their inspiration, the students will create an original play. In this unique class format, the fundamentals of theatre (acting, music, movement, improv, and drama games) are explored collaboratively to construct a cohesive, dramatic (awesome) script. The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: 1st- 4th
Dates: Mondays, 1/27-5/11
(no class 2/17, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/20)
Time: 3:35-4:35pm
Cost: $185 for 11 weeks

Register Here

Hamilton Elementary School

Broadway Kids: Featuring songs from Aladdin

A Whole New World awaits you with magic carpets, genies, and soaring adventures as we
explore the Disney classic, Aladdin! If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this
unique class format, we explore the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, and
movement) to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive, exciting piece of
theatre. The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-1st and 2nd-3rd
Dates: Wednesdays, 9/11/19 - 1/22/20
(No class11/13, 11/27, 12/25, 1/1)
Time: 2:45-3:45pm
Cost: $271 for 16 weeks

Register Here

Hawthorne 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 theatre with a circus twist. In this unique class format, students will collaborate to create an original play using their favorite songs from the hit movie.  They will 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, 1/16 - 3/19
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Register Though RAS

Helen C. Peirce School Of International Studies

Broadway Kids featuring songs from The Lion King

Adventure to the Prideland as we journey to discover our destinies! Students will explore the foundations of theatre through drama games, acting, improvisation, music, and movement. Through collaboration and imagination, Students will create their own characters, stories, props, and costumes culminating in an original musical incorporating their favorite songs from the Lion King!

Grades: PreK-K and 1st-3rd
Dates: Tuesdays, 1/21-3/17
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Cost: $159 for 9 weeks

Register Here

Jamieson Elementary School

Broadway Kids featuring songs from The Lion King

Adventure to the Prideland as we journey to discover our destinies! Students will explore the foundations of theatre through drama games, acting, improvisation, music, and movement. Through collaboration and imagination, Students will create their own characters, stories, props, and costumes culminating in an original musical incorporating their favorite songs from the Lion King!

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Wednesdays, 1/22- 3/18
Time: 3:45-4:45pm
Cost: $159 for 9 weeks

Register Here

Lincoln Elementary School

Broadway Kids featuring songs from The Lion King

Adventure to the Prideland as we journey to discover our destinies! Students will explore the foundations of theatre through drama games, acting, improvisation, music, and movement. Through collaboration and imagination, Students will create their own characters, stories, props, and costumes culminating in an original musical incorporating their favorite songs from the Lion King!

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Fridays, 1/17-3/23 (no class 1/31)
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Register Through JCC

Naperville Park District 95th Street Classes - Naperville

Broadway Kids featuring songs from Frozen

“Let it Go” in this exciting class that celebrates everything FROZEN and FROZEN II! Your child will love to explore music and aspects of the story from the Disney phenomenon that has kids and adults alike singing at the top of their lungs. Students in this class will have the option of recreating their own version of his heartwarming tale of love and embracing our differences or incorporating the songs into a brand new story that they devise. This collaborative process will culminate in an informal performance of their original show!

Ages: 4-7
Dates: Tuesdays, 1/7 - 3/10 (no class 12/25, 1/1)
Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Register through the Naperville Park District

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Broadway Kids featuring songs from Descendants

If you love musical theatre, this class is for you! “Be our guest” as we explore the foundations of theatre with fun drama games, acting, improvisation, music, and movement. In this unique class format, students will collaborate to create their very own play using their favorite songs from the hit movie ‘Descendants” as a jumping off point. We’ll be “Rotten to the Core” as we improvise a script and students will decide if they want to showcase their own version of the Descendants' story or create their own Descendants-themed musical! Whichever they choose, it promises to be a wickedly good time!

Ages: 7-12
Dates: Thursdays, 1/9 - 3/19 (no class 2/27)
Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Register through the Naperville Park District

Ogden 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 theatre with a circus twist. In this unique class format, students will collaborate to create an original play using their favorite songs from the hit movie.  They will perform their very own Greatest Show on Earth at the end of the session for friends and family to enjoy.

Grades: K-4th
Dates: Tuesdays, 1/14 - 3/17
Time: 3:45-4:45pm

Register Through RAS

Oscar Mayer Magnet School

Broadway Kids featuring song from Mary Poppins Returns

"Everything is possible...even the impossible" as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s beloved Mary Poppins and the sequel Mary Poppins Returns. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, we explore the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, and movement) to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive, exciting piece of theatre. The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Thursdays, 1/16 - 3/19 (no class 11/28)
Time: 3:45-4:45pm

Register through RAS

Pritzker Elementary School

Broadway Kids - Featuring Songs from Aladdin

A Whole New World awaits you with magic carpets, genies, and soaring adventures as we
explore the Disney classic, Aladdin! If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, we explore the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, and movement) to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive, exciting piece of theatre. The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Fridays, 9/20/19 - 1/24/20
(no class 11/8, 11/29, 12/27, 1/3)
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Cost: $255 for 15 weeks

Register Here

River Woods Elementary - Naperville

Stories and Showtunes
(Grades: K-2nd)

Love stories, singing and dancing? In this class, stories and songs inspire creativity, dramatic play and, of course, DANCE! In addition to fun drama games, students will explore the joy of musical theater classics and storybook favorites. We will read and act out stories with minimal props and unlimited imagination! We will also have lots of fun playing drama games that center around our stories’ themes and have fun singing and dancing to some of our favorite show tunes. This class builds reading comprehension skills as well as fosters creativity, self-expression and teamwork. An informal performance will culminate this ensemble-building experience.

Dates: Fridays, 9/6-11/22
(no class 10/11)
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: $180 for 11 weeks
Register Here

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Broadway Bound Featuring Songs from Hamilton
(Grades: 3rd-5th)

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. Having creative ownership over their theatrical experience, students can choose to showcase their own version of this 11-time Tony Award Winning Musical or create and perform in their very own Hamilton-inspired musical.

Dates: Fridays, 9/6-11/22
(no class 10/11)
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: $180 for 11 weeks
Register Here

Sacred Heart

Broadway Kids: Featuring Songs from Descendants

If you love musical theater, this class is for you! “Be our guest” as we explore the foundations of theater with fun drama games, acting, improvisation, music and movement. In this unique class format, students will collaborate to create their very own play using their favorite songs from the hit movie ‘Descendants” as a jumping off point. We’ll be “Rotten to the Core” as we improvise a script and students will decide if they want to showcase their own version of this wickedly good story or create their own Descendants themed musical! It promised to be a wickedly good time!

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: Thursdays, 9/12 - 12/5 (no class 10/31, 11/7, 11/28)
Time: 3:45-4:45pm

Contact school to register.

Skinner North

Comical Kids:  Creating a Sketch Comedy Revue

In this unique class, the ensemble will collaborate to create an original sketch comedy revue in the style of Saturday Night Live and The Second City. Students will all be writers, improvisers, and performers as they develop original material with a sharp satirical bite. The class will conclude with a performance of their material for family and friends.

Grades: 2nd-5th
Dates: Wednesdays, 1/15 - 3/25
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Register Here

St. Mary of the Woods Catholic School

Broadway Kids featuring the songs of Aladdin

A Whole New World awaits you with magic carpets, genies, and soaring adventures as we explore the Disney classic, Aladdin! If you love musical theatre, this class is for you! In this unique class format, we explore the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, and movement) to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive, exciting piece of theatre. The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: 1st-3rd and 4th-5th
Dates: Thursdays, 1/23/20 - 4/2/20 (no class 2/13)
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Cost: $175 for 10 weeks

Register Here

St. Raphael Catholic School - Naperville

Broadway Kids featuring songs from The Greatest Showman

"Everything is possible...even the impossible" as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s beloved Mary Poppins and the sequel Mary Poppins Returns. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, we explore the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, and movement) to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive, exciting piece of theatre. The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-2nd
Dates: Thursdays, 1/9 - 3/5
Time: 3:20-4:20pm
Cost: $150 for 9 weeks

Grades: 3rd-5th
Dates: Wednesdays, 1/8 - 3/4 (no class 2/26)
Time: 3:20-4:20pm
Cost: $135 for 8 weeks

Register Here

 

St. John Berchmans

Broadway Bound Kids featuring songs from The Lion King

Adventure to the Prideland as we journey to discover our destinies! Students will explore the foundations of theatre through drama games, acting, improvisation, music, and movement. Through collaboration and imagination, Students will create their own characters, stories, props, and costumes culminating in an original musical incorporating their favorite songs from the Lion King!

Grades: K-4th
Dates: Wednesdays, 1/22 - 5/6 (no class 1/29, 4/15)
Time: 3:15-4:15pm
Cost:  $239 for 14 weeks

Register through the school by emailing Michelle Thompson, SJB Programs Coordinator and Director of Enrichment, at mthompson@stjohnberchmans.org.

William Beye Elementary School - Oak Park

Broadway Kids featuring songs from Mary Poppins Returns

"Everything is possible...even the impossible" as we collaborate to create our very own musical using the music and themes from Disney’s beloved Mary Poppins and the sequel Mary Poppins Returns. If you love musical theater, this class is for you! In this unique class format, we explore the fundamentals of theatre (acting, improvisation, music, and movement) to create an improvised script that transforms into a cohesive, exciting piece of theatre. The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance for family and friends.

Grades: K-3rd
Dates: Wednesdays, 12/11 - 3/4 (no class 12/25, 1/1)
Time: 2:45-3:45pm

Register through RAS

 

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Jennifer Samples, Education and Program Coordinator
Admin@DreamBigEducation.org