ACTING ANTICS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing socialization opportunities through theatre and music to those with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum and other social cognition needs.
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Acting Antics Youth
(Elementary age) This program is designed to help children with social difficulties learn skills about interacting with peers, reading body language and other non-verbal cues, voice modulation, and understanding abstract language and inferences. It is important that youngsters in this group are cognitively able to work on abstract concepts in communication. Actors have a great time with building their self-esteem. The camp will include theatre games and activities, scenes and skits with a final performance for family and friends on the last day of camp.
Movin' & Groovin'
(Elementary age) This is a theatre program designed for students diagnosed with developmental and/or social delays. The program will focus on using music, movement, games and skits to teach the youngsters how to follow directions, motor plan, and interact successfully. Activities, scenes, and skits will be showcased in a final performances for family and friends on the last day of camp.
Inclusive Musical Theater
(Multi-age) In this exciting inclusive program, children with differences, siblings, and friends will rehearse and perform a 30-minute musical production. Actors learn to work together, remember cues, do movement to music, and perform a finished product. Actors participate in scene painting and making props. Youth with social differences work in tandem with neuro-typical peers to produce a finished musical play.
Acting & Improvisation
For teens and young adults. Young men and women hone their communication and socialization skills through theatre games and improvisational activities. Actors must learn to collaborate, cooperate, and share ideas in order to perform successfully in improvisation. Scripted scenes are also used to work on non-verbal and context cues as well as socially appropriate responsiveness. Individuals build social confidence as they acquire new skills.
Adaptive Dance Class
Dance instructors trained to work with with students with special needs will teach Zumba, hip-hop, jazz, and more with a focus on individualized instruction.
Acting Antics, Inc. offers Satellite Programs in southern Chester County, PA. For more information please contact us.
Programs are always evolving, with the addition of new programs. Be sure to check the schedule and/or contact us about exciting new opportunities!
Teen/Young Adult Social Nights • UPDATES ON THE NEW SCHEDULE COMING SOON! •
Friday nights, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. This group will meet weekly to enjoy interaction through a variety of social activities including movie nights, karaoke, playing board games, dancing, and other activities chosen by the group.
Let us do the work for your child's next birthday party at the Acting Antics Theater. Staff trained to work with youngsters of all abilities will have the group playing theatre games, wearing fun costumes and having a great time!
NEWS for Summer Programs:
School Programs and our Social Night will still take place as noted above.
NOW INTRODUCING The NEW:
Acting Antics ON THE ROAD!
Have a social group of at least 5 kids in your area? Acting Antics is hitting the road, and packing up
our Props, Games, Scripts, Costumes & all to bring the FUN to you!!! Contact us to schedule your
event, and stay tuned for even more coming soon!
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ACTING ANTICS ON THE ROAD!