"Imagination is the beginning of creation.
You imagine what you desire, you Will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
George Bernard Shaw
By unlocking a child’s imagination, we open the door to possibilities.
Children learn to think out of the box, problem solve, work as a team and express themselves verbally
and non - verbally thus building language & communication skills.
Great opportunities for learning are possible when children are having fun and participating in creative play. Realizing a child’s potential through drama is key to a child’s healthy development.
Tokyo Bees classes and events facilitate the process & celebrate the excitement of learning and help children to :
Build Courage & Confidence in themselves
Recognize their strengths and build on positive solutions that work for them
Help Children to celebrate diversity and learn empathy & respect
Help Children develop effective verbal communication skills
LITTLE BEES CLUB
Babies - 2.5 Year Olds
Music, Movement, Storybooks, Songs and Props create a magical and engaging world for the children, introducing your little ones to the to the world of drama & storytelling.
The props and items used during our lessons are fun, interactive and stimulating without being over whelming, and ensure that each child’s curiosity and developmental needs are met. Children learn to socialize, share & play together with their peers and other adults in our Little Bees club.
This creative drama program is designed for babies and young children who are starting to observe and interact with the world around them. Children attend the lessons with a parent or a caregiver and are guaranteed a memorable experience! Older siblings are always welcome too!
We also run small group sessions in the comfort of your own home! If you are interested in hosting a Little Bees club, then please get in touch with us!
Speech & Drama Class
Tokyo Bees Speech & Drama classes offers the Helen O’ Grady drama curriculum that focuses on developing vital life skills in children like confidence building, language and communication skills, effective social interaction, by tapping into the child's own creativity.
At each class, our emphasis is not on memorising lines and scripts but on the process of developing self confidence and nurturing the imagination through role plays, scenarios, improvisations and games. Children will also learn clear articulation & diction, through speech exercises, creative movement games, rhythm and rhyme.
Mixed - Age Classes are offered at various International Schools in Tokyo on weekdays and weekends.
Kindy Classes : for 3-5 year olds
Elementary Classes: for Grades 1 - Grades 3
Upper Elementary Classes : For Grades 4 - Grades 6
Youth Theatre: for Middle & High schoolers
List of schools where our classes are offered
ASIJ Early Learning Centre
International School of the Sacred Heart
The British School of Tokyo
Nishimachi International School
Mitsui Garden International Preschool
K International School
Willowbrook International School
Kodomo Edu International School
Tokyo Kids Club
5 - 9 Year Olds
Learning a language is so much more than just memorising vocabulary and grammar. Children learning english as a Second/ Foreign language may know a lot of words and sentences in english but lack the confidence to engage in conversations.
In our ESL Drama classes, we focus on ENGLISH AS A MEANS OF COMMUNICATION and facilitate the students to build confidence to speak, listen, express their ideas and take the first steps towards learning effective presentation skills. Incorporating Drama as a valuable teaching tool, the students get up and moving around and interacting with each other- making language learning more fun, relevant and appealing to all kinds of learners.
Games, show & tell, speech lines and popular children’s story books play a vital role in our lessons thus building literacy, language & communication skills.
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKS
8 Year Olds and above
Children love music, singing, dancing, acting, dressing up and putting on a show. Put it all together and we have a Musical!
Our performance based musical theatre program encourages participants (both children & adults) to explore their passion for singing, dancing and acting in a safe, inclusive environment and enter a world of imagination, feeling, thinking and creativity.
Through improv, theatre games, voice techniques, and body awareness, participants develop their confidence, own their physical power and find their voices.
Short intensive projects are offered during the year and culminates in a final recital on stage with full costumes, lights, sound and an audience!
12 Weeks of rehearsals are held on Saturdays and children must commit to the full term and the final recital.
This program is recommended for children who enjoy learning lines & performing in front of an audience. Children as young as 8 year olds can participate in the program.
Summer Term : June Summer Intensive Program
Winter Term : January - April : Recital in April
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
The Big Red Door
We are Monsters
Creative Workshops for Adults
Perfect for teams, project groups, meetings, or corporate retreats, Tokyo Bees Creative Workshops uses Improvisation, Drama, Games, Movement, Art, Mindfulness & TPR ( Total physical Response) techniques to:
Promote Creative & Adaptive Problem Solving
Think out of the box
Foster Better Communication
Build Trust and Support in Teams
Enhance Focus & Concentration
Communicate More Effectively
Develop Self awareness
Build Empathy & Inter Personal Skills
Story Time: English Story time sessions are held in collaboration with Public libraries in Tokyo. Sessions are 40 mins long and includes a fun story time, music and crafts!!
Events are Free of charge and open to all ages. For details of our English StoryTime Schedules and locations click on the links below:
Akasaka Public Library
Konan Public Library
Nishi Kasai Public Library
Family Day: Come and join our special Family Day events- watch a performance, join in the activities and make new friends!
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Entry fees is charged at the door and includes all the activities for the day!