Review of Drama Camp with Drama By George at Bellarmine University
Last summer, my then twelve-year-old daughter attended one of the drama camps by Drama By George. It was a one week half day camp held at Bellarmine University.
She really enjoyed it! She attended the camp with a friend, and both of them love drama. They worked in groups on a play entitled “Cinderella in Elementary School.” The young actors learned responsibility in working as a team because putting on a show is a big effort. Throughout the week-long program, each actor was assigned a role and had to work on memorizing their lines, word for word. Parents were asked to “run lines” with their child to help them succeed by memorizing lines, but also when to say them. It was fun running lines together!
My child is talkative when she wants to be, but also shies away from public speaking and speaking up in social situations. She really shined during the week and learned to come out of her shell a bit. Parents were invited to view the performance on the last day of camp, and I was blown away by the use of her voice and how professional and confident she sounded. Also, she was an actor who had a role with quite a few lines, and she had to stand on a table and act out one part of the play. I was astounded she did that! She learned some great acting tips, as well as self-confidence building mechanisms and I was so proud of her. I highly recommend Drama By George camps, and I really appreciated that they were offered at flexible times and were pretty affordable.
Drama By George is led by Artistic Director George Halitzka. Check out our 2016 post for more information about summer camp offerings. You can also view a photo gallery of the campers and all the fun they had here. As of the time of this posting there was still room for campers in the July session. If that one doesn’t fit your schedule, Drama By George offers camps and programs throughout the year.
By guest contributor: Erin