Should You Bring Kids To Coral Springs Center For The Arts?

Coral Springs Center For The ArtsTaking young children to Coral Springs Center For The Arts enriches imagination, sparks creativity and broadens their worldview. In fact, taking your child to any art-based production creates benefits that last all throughout life.

What Is Coral Springs Center For The Arts?

Once a community center, the Coral Springs Center for the Arts is now a full-time arts center focused on nationally recognized and local artists. The center holds special programs catered to children and adults, but is well known for its excellent youth programs. They offer numerous classes throughout the year, including acting classes as well as other art mediums such as painting, illustration, and mixed media.

Coral Springs Institute for the Performing Arts offers a specialized experience for children 5 to 18-years-old, including the opportunity to experience the business side of theater first hand. Even if your child has no interest in acting, they will still benefit from seeing a live production or taking part in other activities offered at the center.

In May, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood hits the stage at Coral Springs Center For The Arts. This performance is in partnership with The Rogers Company and PBS Kids. The play is based on Daniel, a preschooler that is going through everyday preschool problems, like making new friends and developing social skills. Daniel’s story is told through fun songs, games and skits that keep young kids thoroughly engaged.

Buy tickets of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood here:

Youth Programs At The Center For The Arts

If your child is 5-years or older and is showing interest in the arts there are numerous summer camps and full-year programs to consider, including:

Coral Springs InstituteThis after school program for older children and teens gives kids the chance to learn the secrets to performing like a star on stage. All attendees participate in a coached and rehearsed full-scale production.

Learn More: Coral Springs Institute.

Next Stop BroadwayThis performing arts summer camp is geared for kids 6-years and older. There are two different summer camp groups that work independently of one another; they are split up by age, 6-13 years old, and 14-years and older. Both groups learn and rehearse a choreographed performance that they perform at the end of camp. 

Learn More: Next Stop Broadway.

School Day SeriesSchool day series presentations offer a fun trip to the theater for a very affordable price. 1 chaperone must be present with every group of 10 students. The chaperone gets in free, and it’s only $6 per child/student. Upcoming plays performing at the theater as part of this program include: Mathemagic and Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School.

Learn More: School Day Series

Benefits Of Theater On Children

Watching a live performance is very enriching for young minds. Theater provides an outlet for children to see how people deal with emotions, feelings and day-to-day problems. Everything that takes place on the stage helps to formulate new ideas, thoughts and space for imagination.

According to leading neuroscientists, the brain needs this type of exposure for fundamental imagination growth. Our imaginations are useful in all facets of life, even well beyond childhood. Puppetry, theater and story telling is the perfect way to open up dialogue and spark interest in history, other cultures and things that may otherwise be difficult to grasp. A quality production makes foreign concepts easy to understand and relatable.

Theater also helps children develop better manners, but it’s important to talk to your child before the big event about appropriate actions. Explain that these are live actors and actresses on stage and if audience members act out they could distract or even insult someone on the stage. Sure, if you feel it is necessary, you could always take it a step further and warn your child actors are known to lunge out (and it’s very, very scary) at children that act inappropriately during the show.

If your child has never been to the theater before and you are a little worried about how they will behave, we recommend taking an aisle seat. That way, if things go south, you have a quick exit without disturbing your neighbors any further.

You’ll want to pick the right show for the big day; otherwise your plans could fall short of perfect. If children are not interested in the show, or it is not suitable content for children, all benefits are revoked. Always check the age range the production is geared towards, ask around and look up reviews.

Sources: Coral Springs Center for The Arts, Child Mag

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