buy tickets
 

ASEP programs

For In School Programs contact:
Sidney Horton
Community Involvement &
Scholarship Coordinator

704-973-2836

Bring the Magic of the Theatre to Your Classroom!

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is dedicated to the idea that drama is an integral part of the human experience. The Learning Through Drama program (LTD) is designed to offer young people the opportunity to learn in a dynamic, fun, and challenging way. LTD residencies, which last three days, are designed to place a drama specialist in the classroom to address curriculum-based units of study. These residencies have been created to specifically support the goals and objectives put forth in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS).


Neighborhood Bridges
12 week residency for 3rd-4th grade

This nationally known program uses storytelling and creative drama to focus on writing skills. Team-taught with teaching artists and classroom teachers, activities include writing exercises, storytelling, creation and dramatization of stories, critical thinking, a field-trip to see a professional production at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, and participation in “Bridges Day,” a festival showcasing student performances. Click here to learn more.


Learning Through Drama (LTD) Curriculum-Based Residencies

Story Drama and Pantomime
Preschool
Young learners explore characters, story and sequence through creative movement and story dramatization.

Rhyme and Reason
Grades K-1
Students practice the alphabet, counting, and creating characters from a story while learning pantomime.

NCSCOS NCSCOS English Language Arts Goal: Apply strategies and skills to comprehend text that is read, heard and viewed.

My Community and Me
Grades K-2
Students explore the roles people play in the community and practice cooperation and teamwork.

NCSCOS NCSCOS Social Studies Goal: Identify and exhibit qualities of good citizenship.

All About Weather
Grades 1-2
Students identify weather terms and explore weather concepts through improvisation and dramatization.

NCSCOS NCSCOS Science Goal: Build an understanding of the changes in weather.

The Rainforest
Adaptable for grades 1-5
Students are introduced to facts regarding the Rainforest as they bring characters to life and experience Rainforest sights and sounds.

NCSCOS NCSCOS Science Goal: Build an understanding of the needs of living organisms.

The Great Shape Mystery
Grade 2
Students explore the connection between shapes and fractions.

NCSCOS NCSCOS Mathematics Goal: Perform simple transformations.

Writing Legends
Grade 3
Students learn the characteristics of a legend and will ultimately create and dramatize an original legend.

NCSCOS NCSCOS English Language Arts Goal: Apply strategies and skills to create oral, written and visual texts.

Neighborhood Bridges
Grades 3-5
Students participate in storytelling, writing, revising and dramatization activities.

NCSCOS NCSCOS English Language Arts Goal: Apply strategies and skills to create oral, written and visual texts.

People of the Piedmont
Grade 4
Students identify and explore the five settler groups of the Piedmont area and gain understanding of history through role play.

NCSCOS NCSCOS Social Studies Goal: Trace the history of colonization in North Carolina.

Taking Care of Our Earth
Grades 4-5
Students explore the effects of recycling and conserving resources.

NCSCOS NCSCOS Science Goal: The learner will investigate the cycling of matter.

Shakespeare
Grades 5-8
Students actively experience Shakespeare’s themes, language and characters.

NCSCOS NCSCOS English Language Arts Goal: Respond to various literature genres using interpretive and evaluative processes.

FAQs and Booking Information

What is the length of the Residencies?
Residencies are 3 days at 50 minutes per class.

How many classes may participate?
There is a minimum of 2 classes and a maximum of 4 classes per day.
Classes must be sequential.
There is a maximum of 30 students per class.

Teacher Participation
Teachers meet with the Children’s Theatre drama specialists prior to the first day of the residency and touch base during the course of the residency. In these meetings the teachers and the drama specialists plan and process classroom visits and coordinate their efforts so that they may work together as partners in the classroom.

How much does a Residency cost?

3 day residency (2 classes) $600
3 day residency (3 classes) $900
3 day residency (4 classes) $1200

The cost includes all teaching materials and travel.
There is addition travel fee of $20 per visit for schools outside the Charlotte City limit and $40 per visit outside of Mecklenburg County.

How do I book a Residency?
E-mail the Education Department at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte with details on which Residency you are interested in booking.
Residencies are subject to teacher availability
Early booking ensures better availability.

How can I afford a Residency?
Some schools use funds provided by the PTA cultural arts budget.
Some schools use monies from their departmental instructional budget
There are some opportunities for special projects grants and arts education programming.

Children's Theatre Join our Eclub Become a fan on facebook Follow us on twitter Located at ImaginOn Supported by the Arts and Science Council Supported by the NC Arts Council
Box Office 704-973-2828 (10-5, M-F) | Main 704-973-2800 (9-5, M-F) | Located at ImaginOn 300 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28202 | Privacy Notice | © Info
Buy Tickets Support CTC