Dramatic Fanatics Youth Improv & Sketch Comedy Course


Taught by Certified Drama Instructor: Amy Beaucham

Lead Assistant: Actress and Creative Artist Janet Reed

Course Details


  • For ages 7-14

  • Fridays from 4:00 to 6:30pm

  • September 30th - November 11th

    • 11/4 and 11/11 will be extended to 7:00 for all for show prep

    • Groups will rotate staying until 7:00for one Friday each beginning the second week for concentrated small group Sketch Comedy Performance Prep

    • End of Course Celebration Friday, November 18th 5:00 to 7:00 for students and families

  • Location: Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatics Center - Room 2

  • Closing Program Wed, November 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 at Southside Theatre Guild 20West Campbellton Street  Fairburn, Georgia   Students arrive at 5:30

  • Tuition is $250,00 and includes:

    • Free admission for family and friends to closing program showcasing students in Improv Games, Improv Puppetry,  Improv Dance and Sketch Comedy

    • Character costume for sketch comedy 

    • Professionally filmed and edited video of performance

    • Keepsake printed program including student bios, headshots and group pictures

    • Plentiful snacks for each class including healthy choices

    • Weekly class newsletter emailed and posted in Spotlight Blog @ dramaticfanatics.com

    • Weekly class video emailed and posted in Spotlight Blog @ dramaticfanatics.com

    • A  5x7 printed professional headshot of your child

    • Digital Link to professional headshot of your child

    • Course Completion Certificate

    • Class Trophy

    • Dramatic Fanatics T- Shirt

    • Inclusion in mailing list for future community auditions/acting opportunities for your child                         



Registration can be done at: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/peachtree-ga-parks-recreation/catalog. You will need to set up a Civi-rec account at this link if you have not done so already. Very easy to do!

Dramatic Fanatics Youth Improv is listed under Unique Classes

More About This Class 
This fun and rewarding eight week course will cultivate creative spontaneity, acting skills and collaborative story crafting through improvisational activities and sketch comedy. Each week, students will rotate through a choice of stations that include improv games, improv puppetry, improv dance, musical improv and sketch comedy.  The written sketches will be based on ideas generated by improvised scenes produced in class.   Enhancement of stage presence, effective use of expression and physicality to convey meaning and the overall development of the student as a vibrant, engaging, memorable young actor will be key goals of the curriculum. While there will be a strong emphasis on comedy within the course, students will be led in increasing their capabilities as dramatic actors as well. Within the instruction offered, nurturing of performance skills will be implemented in a very supportive manner through the joy of drama with fun lessons that encourage freedom of inventiveness as well as training in scripted acting.  Learning of lines will only be necessary for the sketch comedy component.

This course will prove to be valuable to any young person as it facilitates aptitude in reacting and responding to unexpected situations, builds confidence, fortifies team working/ensemble skills, inspires the use of creativity, promotes original thinking and encourages collaborative story crafting. Following the instructional classes, students will be showcased equally during an entertaining closing program on Wednesday, November 16th from 6:00 to 8 :00pm at Southside Theatre Guild 20 West Campbellton Street  Fairburn, Georgia   Students arrive at 5:30. The final class will be a celebration event from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Kedron Fieldhouse on Friday, November 18th during  which pizza will be served, trophies and certificates will be awarded, words of commendations for each student will be shared and family improv fun will be enjoyed. 
Students will be provided with a mid-class snack break each class in Room 3. Any snacks sent in due to dietary needs should be labeled 
and placed in Room 1 (Art Room). Students will need to bring a water bottle to have with them throughout the class. 

Students enrolled in Kedron Elementary's ASP Program will be accommodated with safe escort from the school to the Field House by Mrs. Beaucham per parent permission.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Beaucham at 678-416-6004 or email her at amy@dramaticfanatics.com.