Kids Act
Putting your child's imagination into action!

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Bring verse to life!

 


         

Create your own characters and plays!


     

Exchanges Program
Pairing professional performing artists with Kids Act students to create and perform original work.

 

Camps!




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Read what they're saying about Kids Act!

Read the article "Self Expression" from the March 6, 2004 San Diego Union-Tribune

See what parents are saying about Kids Act

Check out these acting "success stories" about Kids Act alumni!

Kids Act acting classes for children in North County San Diego, created and taught by Aleta Barthell
Classes are taught at locations in Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Carmel Valley, with performances at the class sites and in the theater at the Dove Library in Carlsbad.

Kids Act classes are more than fun:  they help develop your child's self-confidence, creativity, and ability to work with others. Each child is encouraged to step forward and shine in an atmosphere of respect and trust. Class sizes are small, and everyone participates.

Kids play games, create characters, invent stories, and put on a performance for friends and family. Aleta has adapted her own professional training to build a play-based program - kids have fun while they learn. Kids Act is process-oriented, emphasizing creativity, self-expression, cooperation, and developing the skills needed to bring ideas to life. These valuable life skills are transferable to many other activities as your child grows and finds his or her way in the world. While the focus is not on professional development, Kids Act does impart core acting skills which are applicable to stage, film, and commercial work (page of "success stories" coming soon). Your kids won't notice that - they'll be busy playing games, making up characters and stories together, and acting them out!

Kids Act is taught and founded by Aleta Barthell
-SAG and AFTRA member
-Professional stage actor 10+ years
-Registered screenwriter with Screenwriter's Guild of America
-Trained at Northwestern University (B.S.), British American Drama Academy, Shakespeare & Company, and UCSD La Jolla
-(see Aleta's complete acting and writing resume)

For more information,
Call Aleta Barthell
(760) 846-6072 or...

email Aleta Barthell with any questions or comments!

 

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Kids-Act.com

 


Class sizes are limited so...
Enroll now! (scroll down or click link below to see your location)
Encinitas
Carlsbad
Carmel Valley

Mira Mesa
School onsite programs

 

Play Days: Special One Day Workshops

This is a series designed to allow parents to see current shows at New Village Arts Theatre, while giving their children a great opportunity to have fun at Kids Act. This is also a way to try out Kids Act in a fun one day session. Different stories and games each time.
Fee for a Play Day: $25 ($45 value)
Ages: 5-9

Purchase Tickets for "Kids Act Play Days" online when you purchase your theater tickets.

New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Tel: 760.433.3245

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Encinitas

Camps!

Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Tel: 760.943.2260

5-Day Kids Act Camp!
Students will play theater games, paint their own scenery, adapt and perform a classic story for a special
performance for families and friends at the end of the camp. (Taught by Aleta Barthell)

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Playwrighting Camp with Playwrights Project!
In this 5-day camp, participants will be guided through the process of taking an idea and turning it into a finished play that will be read aloud by professional actors on the last day of camp. (Taught by Aleta Barthell)

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Enroll through the Encinitas Community Center using the course numbers above:
Call (760) 943-2260
or register online:
http://www.encinitasrecreg.com/

 

Kids Act Stories in Performance! (6 weeks - Encinitas)
Imagine! Create! Perform! Whether your child is meant to be on stage, or needs a little more confidence speaking in front of their classmates, Kids Act can help motivate, inspire and enrich your child. Students are introduced to improvisational skills through theater games and help to adapt a classic children’s story for performance on the last day of class.

 

Please visit and bookmark our new site for current information
Kids-Act.com

 

 


Classes taught by Aleta Barthell and held at:
Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024.

Final Performance held at:
Encinitas Community Center

Enroll through the Encinitas Community Center using the course numbers above:
Call (760) 943-2260
http://www.encinitasrecreg.com/

 

Please visit and bookmark our new site for current information
Kids-Act.com

 

 

Kids Act! Going on Stage! - (10 weeks - Encinitas)
Put your child’s imagination into action in Kids Act, where they create their own characters and plays. In the end, at a professional theatre, students will perform their original plays, along with a short piece of Shakespearean verse, in front of scenery that they’ve created for family and friends.

 

 

 


Classes taught by Aleta Barthell

Class Location:
Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024.

Final Performance held at:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State Street
Carlsbad, CA  92008

Enroll through the Encinitas Community Center using the course numbers above:
Call (760) 943-2260
Or enroll online:
http://www.encinitasrecreg.com/

 

 

Please visit and bookmark our new site for current information
Kids-Act.com

 

Carlsbad

 

Play Days: Special One Day Workshops

Parents! Drop your children off at Kids Act and come see the latest show at the award-winning New Village Arts Theatre. Your children will love playing theatre games, painting scenery and adapting stories for performance!

Fee for a Play Day: $25 ($45 value)
Ages: 5-9

 

Please visit and bookmark our new site for current information
Kids-Act.com

Camps!

5-Day Kids Act Camp!
Students will play theater games, paint their own scenery, adapt and perform a classic story for a special
performance for families and friends at the end of the camp. (Taught by Aleta Barthell)

Please visit and bookmark our new site for current information
Kids-Act.com

 

Kids Act! Stories in Performance! (6 weeks - Carlsbad)
Imagine! Create! Perform! Whether your child is meant to be on stage, or needs a little more confidence speaking in front of their classmates, Kids Act can help to motivate, inspire and enrich your child. Students help to adapt a children’s story for performance on the last day of class.

Please visit and bookmark our new site for current information
Kids-Act.com

Enroll online (Click on Education): Register through New Village Arts Theatre
Tel: 760.433.3245 (Tuesday - Friday, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.)

 


Classes taught by Aleta Barthell and held at:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State Street
Carlsbad, CA  92008

To enroll, call New Village Arts Theatre at (760)433-3245
Or enroll online through links above.

 

 

Kids Act! Going on Stage! (10 weeks - Carlsbad)
Put your child’s imagination into action in Kids Act, where they create their own characters and plays. In the end, at a professional theatre, students will perform their original plays, along with a short piece of Shakespearean verse, in front of scenery that they’ve created for family and friends.

Please visit and bookmark our new site for current information
Kids-Act.com

Enroll online (Click on Education): Register through New Village Arts Theatre
Tel: 760.433.3245 (Tuesday - Friday, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.)


Taught by Aleta Barthell

Classes held at:
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State Street
Carlsbad, CA  92008

To enroll, call New Village Arts Theatre at (760)433-3245
Or Enroll
Online: Register through New Village Arts Theatre

 

 

 

 

Carmel Valley

 

Kids Act - Stories in Performance! (Carmel Valley)
Imagine! Create! Perform! Students are introduced to improvisational skills through theater games and help to adapt a classic children’s story for performance on the last day of class. (Taught by Aleta Barthell).

Please visit and bookmark our new site for current information
Kids-Act.com

 


Classes held at:
Carmel Valley Recreation Center
3777 Townsgate Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130

Final Performance held at:
Carmel Valley Recreation Center

To enroll, NEW! ENROLL ONLINE: http://activenet20.active.com/sdparkandrec/
OR call the Carmel Valley Recreation Center at (858) 552-1616

 

 

Mira Mesa

Lopez Ridge Community Park
7245 Calle Cristobal
San Diego, CA 92126
Tel: 858.538.8171

Kids Act! Stories in Performance!

Imagine! Create! Perform! Whether your child is meant to be on stage, or needs a little more confidence speaking in front of their classmates, Kids Act can help motivate, inspire and enrich your child. Students are introduced to improvisational skills through theater games and help to adapt a classic children’s story for performance on the last day of class. (Taught by Robin Cravens)

Please visit and bookmark our new site for current information
Kids-Act.com

To enroll, call Trena at 858.538.8171

 

Classes also offered on site for students enrolled at:

Rancho Encinitas Academy   (760) 942-2011
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For more information,
Call Aleta Barthell
(760) 846-6072 or...

email Aleta Barthell with any questions or comments!