ShowBiz Kidz Dance and Drama Programs in Houston, Texas.

After School Drama Programs Promoting Confidence and Self Esteem. We have after school drama classes located at venues across the City of Houston.

Effective Social Intelligence and Verbal Communication skills for our littlest actors and actresses.

Operating as usual

12/06/2023

We're thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of the Fall 2023 semester for Showbiz Kidz. Our programs at The Awty International School, The Fay School, and St. Mark Lutheran School have been a resounding success, boasting full rosters and a thriving waiting list. After a decade of enriching experiences in the Middle East region, we're excited to introduce our bespoke Dramatic Arts Enrichment Program to students in Houston, further expanding our commitment to fostering creativity and talent in young minds.

11/29/2023

New Classes beginning in Jan for students of St. Mark Lutheran School in Spring Branch.

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Fun in our Classes today!

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More little actors in a ShowBiz Kidz class directing and creating Tableau

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Kinder and 1st grade actors and actresses in Showbiz kids drama classes! Having fun.

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07/21/2023

WHY CHOOSE SHOWBIZ KIDZ AS YOUR PERFORMING ARTS PROVIDER?
Choose Showbiz Kidz as your performing arts provider because of our commitment to providing a top-notch, fun, and inspiring experience for your child. Here's why:
1. Experienced Leadership: Our Director, Paula Abbott-Barry, has a wealth of experience in the performing arts industry as a professional dancer, choreographer, and instructor. With her expertise, your child will receive the best guidance and training.
2. Nurturing Environment: We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive environment where every child is encouraged to shine, regardless of their confidence or ability level. We avoid auditions and public performances, allowing your child to develop at their own pace.
3. Engaging Curriculum: Our specially written curriculum offers a well-balanced and fun-filled lesson each week. We keep the classes fresh and exciting to ensure your child remains enthusiastic about their performing arts journey.
4. Variety of Programs: We offer drama and dance classes for different age groups, from 3-11-year-olds, giving your child the opportunity to explore their creativity through various performing arts disciplines.
5. Proven Success: Paula's students have been accepted into prestigious dance programs like The Juilliard School and have gone on to perform on Broadway, cruise lines, and various dance companies worldwide.
6. Safety and Well-being: Your child's safety is our priority. We maintain a clean and safe environment, adhere to all health guidelines, and follow child safety requirements and licensing regulations.
7. Personalized Attention: Our instructors interact with students in an energetic and engaging way, ensuring they receive the attention and encouragement they need to develop their skills.
8. International Experience: Paula's experience in various countries and with diverse cultures makes her well-equipped to manage a multicultural and multinational environment, ensuring a positive experience for all students.

Choose Showbiz Kidz and let your child embark on a journey of creativity, self-expression, and joy through the performing arts. We are dedicated to providing an enriching and rewarding experience that your child will cherish for a lifetime.

07/21/2023
07/14/2023

Why Dance for Kids?
Dance helps children develop emotionally, socially and cognitively, and the dedication, discipline and focus children must learn and practice are important life skills that will transfer over to school, work and other aspects of their lives. Engaging with music and dance allows children to grow in their motor skills, communication, expression, creativity and imagination, social emotional skills, and so much more. The most key developmental years in a child's life happen before they are 5 years old.

07/12/2023

SHOWBIZ KIDZ coming this fall to The Fay School and The AWTY International School! We are so excited. Contemplating bringing a Brick and Mortar location soon! Stay tuned!

ShowBiz Kidz Dance and Drama Programs in Houston, Texas. After School Drama Programs Promoting Confidence and Self Esteem. Effective Social Intelligence and

06/01/2023

Why developmental drama?
We help children grow and flourish by encouraging them to explore their creative sides. Through our vibrant and inclusive after-school drama programs, we help students learn essential skills to prepare them for life at school and beyond. We assist children with development, emotional health, confidence and identity by using drama simply as a tool. You’ll be amazed at what it can do.

SHOWBIZ KIDZ HAS NEW CLASSES FORMING NOW! Reach out by DM and we will be glad to help!

Kevin Cahoon discusses Tony nomination for "Shucked" 05/03/2023

Houston's Own- briefly a student of Ms. Paula's when she was a teacher at Houston's Humprey School of Musical Theater- TUTS! So proud, some of Kevin's other roles- The Hyena in Lion King, and The Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! 29 years in the Biz...and finally a nomination!

Kevin Cahoon discusses Tony nomination for "Shucked" Cahoon has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. He spoke with CBS2's Dana Tyler.

12/29/2021

New Classes Forming NOW! Classes begin Jan 5th.

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So Happy To be back in the Groove! Students in our 4 year old class are introduced to the Three Billy Goats Gruff. GREAT to be back in the class room after more than a year!

07/08/2021

REGISTRATION BEGINS JULY 13th- for After School Fine Arts at your school! We are so excited to be providing Dance, Musical Theater and Drama - be sure to contact your school for further info!

06/17/2021

SHOWBIZ KIDZ is happy to announce it will be the a drama and dance Provider at The Village School Beginning AUG 10th. We will be offering classes in all the performing arts- Drama, Public Speaking, Creative Movement and Musical Theater. for more info email [email protected]

05/30/2021

I have finally been UNHACKED . Happy to announce that ShowBiz KIDZ will be after school FINE ARTS PROVIDER 5 days week at THE VILLAGE SCHOOL beginning AUGUST 2021! BAck in Business Baby! Thanks for all the support people have been giving us, and private lesson opportunities via ZOOM are still available!

11/19/2020

Hey Students and Parents. Still waiting for our classes to resume. I had hoped we would start back in October, but it's looking hopeful for a mid-January Start. As usual, I'm still available for Zoom private lessons! PM for appointment! Stay healthy!

10/06/2020

Still in Holding pattern. The numbers in Houston are getting under control and all schools considering adding back in the extra curricular programs soon! Hang in there folks! Almost time to get back to our fun!

09/17/2020

Excited to have just wrapped up my first International Zoom Coaching with G for a class on vocalizations with a poem at American School of a Dubai.

09/05/2020

Happy Labor Day Weekend! School is back in session- stand by for updates for the launch for 20-21 classes. As soon as we have confirmation from our schools- we will be back to class with our little actors and actresses. We miss you so much!

08/21/2020

Our Drama/Acting Classes can include dramatic play, story enactment, imagination journeys, improvisation, theatre games, music, and dance. “Let’s pretend” is the norm in creative drama class, not just a child’s game. Because the emphasis in creative drama is process rather than product, drama classes have the freedom to take as much time as need. Speech and Drama is also about communication, confidence, skill, talent and creativity.

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CONFIDENCE

The Importance of Confidence, it’s ability to make you face life’s challenges with assurance and the ease it gives you in yourself is a primary benefit of Toddlers and older children’s acting and drama classes. When you get your child involved in acting classes, they will, over time, develop confidence and courage to fully participate, or even excel in other areas of their life. Drama classes for toddlers push the boundaries of personal comfort, showing children that they are capable of overcoming the most intimidating of obstacles. You may see your child transform from a quiet, timid individual to someone who is bold and ready to take on the world’s challenges. Drama classes for toddlers are a great way to get your child out of their comfort zone and show them that they are capable of doing anything the want with their lives. This takes time and that must be remembered. As with all the benefits of doing something worthwhile it takes commitment, time and dedication.

08/20/2020

Lots of activity this week with schools beginning to open back up! Keep your eyes on our FB and we will post our schedules soon! Can’t wait to be back in drama classes!

08/14/2020

Thanks so much to all of you who have been so patient during Covid. When we started up our classes early in the new year, we were lucky to have such a positive response. Then the shut down hit in March. I’m truly touched by all the overwhelming responses and Private Messages. I’ve been in meeting all week with various private schools across the greater Houston area, Florida, Nevada and California! We hope to have some great news to announce along with our fall schedule. Stay Tuned for updates! If you haven’t already downloaded Whats App, please do so as it is my preferred method of communication. More info soon!! Spread the word to your fellow Show Biz Kidz Performers!

08/14/2020

With an emphasis on language development, our PreK drama program helps to develop important life skills for pre-preschoolers, such as taking turns, sharing, listening, following instructions, sequencing and memory skills and vocalising emotions.

Children participate in a wide variety of activities in each drama lesson, which are carefully devised to captivate the children’s interests and stimulate their learning. The curriculum is designed to appeal to children from 3 years before they start ‘big’ school! The weekly lessons, which include:

Dramatic play
Creative movement
Language development
Storytelling
Songs & rhymes

The pre-school drama program includes different themes which the children can easily identify with and relate to, throughout the the term.

08/11/2020

Most Leaders in society exhibit confidence, self belief, and the ability to project their voice so their views can be heard. Respect for others, an understanding of self worth and a resilient nature are necessary qualities in today’s world. Drama class use of a structured drama environment promotes the developments of these qualities in students. Developing these skills takes practice- just like soccer or ballet. Developing these skills will not only help your child during the school years, but will follow them throughout their lives.

08/11/2020

Dramatic Play. Creative movement. Language development. Story telling. Songs and Rhymes. What not to love in a ShowBiz Kidz Class? Nothing!

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