Let’s Tell a Tale: Creative Storytelling (Ages 6-8)
Creative storytelling is at the heart of this class. We will work together as a class to build a story ready for performance. We'll brainstorm ideas, create characters, and build the storyline with dialogue. The second part of the class incorporates theater games and movement activities to develop storytelling skills. Emphasis will be on stage presence, confidence, facial expression, and vocality. Get creative with props and costumes and perform their story on the last day! Week three will be themed "Out of This World", and week five will be themed "Fantasy + Fairy Tales.
- This is an On-site course. Students must follow current CDC + VDH guidance outlined on our website: visarts.org
About the Instructor
Ali Pfautz is a children’s storyteller, teacher, and author known as The Story Lady. She teaches music and movement, dance theater, and storytelling classes for all ages. When Ali’s not teaching, she’s entertaining at schools and libraries throughout Central VA. Using her original tales, poems, and songs, Ali encourages children to use their imaginations. She is the author of three picture books and a resource book of action rhymes for early childhood educators and parents. In 2022, Ali trained to be a teaching artist for Greater Richmond Wolf Trap. She now travels to area schools helping early childhood educators find ways to use the performing arts to enhance their classroom lessons.