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Le Club Théâtre (ages 6–17)

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Fall 2017
Sep 30–Dec 16
Ages 6-8 — Saturday, 10:15-11:15am, $440
Ages 9-12 — Saturday, 11:30am-1pm, $575
Ages 13-17 — Saturday, 1:30-3pm, $575

Levels: Intermediate / Advanced / Native- or Near-Native French Speakers
Teacher: Marie-Hélène Brabant

Get a 50% discount on Le Club Théâtre when you combine it with any other regular French class for kids & teens.


The play's the thing in this Theater Club that builds young French speakers’ confidence and fluency with an imaginative and creative group project.

Le Club Théâtre makes learning and using French fun and rewarding. Your child, pre-teen, or teen will gain fluency in the language, develop her / his creative talents, make friends, and experience the challenge and fun of putting on a show.

Led by expert French and Theater teacher, Marie-Hélène Brabant, students participates in age-appropriate theater exercises—movement, improvisation, and voice warm-ups. They learn and present dialogue and scenes, and also create costumes and props.

Benefits of participating in Le Club Théâtre

  • Better intonation and articulation in French by learning to project for an audience
  • More confidence; overcome shyness with peers and in front of a group
  • Learn cooperation and give-and-take playing a role and building props and costumes
  • Gain fluency and spontaneity speaking French
  • Develop attention and focused listening skills—necessary to learn lines and act out dialogue
  • Engage the imagination creating or adapting a script for the performance
  • Physical coordination through movement exercises

Class Performance for Parents on Dec 16

The 11-week session culminates in the class performing an original or adapted scene for parents. Some classes may also have the opportunity to compete in Festival Première Scène—an annual international theater festival organized by the prestigious Lycée Français of New York. FIAF Le Club Théâtre’s presentations have been among the past winners.

About the Teacher

Marie-Hélène Brabant developed and leads Le Club Théâtre. She is a professionally trained actress with more than 20-years’ experience teaching acting techniques to children and adults. Brabant also coaches professional actors and gives public speaking lessons.


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