Starting Oct. 11, Mr. Holiday's School of High Drama and Over Acting will present theater acting classes for youth.
Participants embark on a journey of self discovery, which will culminate in a performance on stage at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.
"It can be a challenge for youngsters today to find their own voice," Shawn Holiday, who has been directing children's plays and teaching since 1998, said. "By rehearsing a short play and interacting through improvisation games, participants learn a lot about themselves while pretending to be someone else."
For ages 8-13, the School of High Drama is on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m.
Holiday will also be offering his Pint Size Performers class for ages 4-7 on Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. beginning Oct. 13.
Diction, poise, teamwork, communication, creativity, problem solving, making adjustments, personal expression and responsibility are some of the valuable skills emphasized in his programs.
All classes will held at the Alliance for the Arts and include a final performance in the Foulds Theatre.
The Lee County Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers.
For information, call (239) 939-2787 or visit: www.artinlee.org.