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Whether children have the opportunity to perform in theater productions or work behind the scenes, studying drama and performing arts not only engages with the creative side of the brain, it also provides an ideal balance in students’ patterns of study. Research from UCLA professor Dr. James Catterall shows that students who are exposed to the arts are more likely to be involved in community service and are less likely to drop out of school. Additional studies have shown that both the left and right hemispheres of the brain need to be fully stimulated in order for the brain to utilize its true potential.

The Repertory Company Theatre (RCT) in Richardson offers a series of summer musical theater camps that provide youth with the opportunity to learn all aspects of the performing arts while honing these skills.

“Our workshops build confidence, communication skills and creativity,” says Debra Carter, executive artistic director at RCT.

Camps range from one to three weeks and culminate in a performance in the newly renovated, 165-seat theater. Summer shows include Guys and Dolls Jr., Teen Camp: 13 The Musical and The Princess and the Pea.

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Jill Blevins Editor, writer, communicator, runner, reader, wife and mother. With an addiction to words and an affinity for AP style, I happily delve into the details. This Midwest transplant with a soft spot for home now embraces and advocates for all things Richardson.