The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

10 week acting class for children ages 9-12 Taught by Carissa Dagenais

WHAT: 10 week acting class for children ages 9-12 Taught by Carissa Dagenais
WHEN: Starting January 9th // Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St, Northampton MA 

Performance at the end!
$150 due at first class

Help your child build confidence, embrace spontaneity, practice teamwork, rehearse emotional regulation, make new friendships, and laugh! This ten week theater class will cover the basics of improvisation, storytelling, and ensemble work.

Carissa Dagenais has been working with children as a teacher, director, drama therapist, and actor for almost ten years. She has been teaching theater to elementary school kiddos with Hampshire Shakespeare's Educational Workshops for the last five summers at the Williston Northampton school. Carissa holds her BA in theater from Smith and MA in drama therapy from New York University.


"Carissa has an easy going and yet completely engaged manner that made my daughter feel comfortable being herself and taking risks. Carissa is also creative, empathetic and knowledgeable; she attunes well to the kids, their abilities and their needs. My daughter says every year that doing drama with Carissa is her favorite camp!"

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