Crucially located between Europe, Asia and Africa, Dubai has a lot of concerts and musicals raising the visibility of the city’s theatre scene, from world music to local Emirati talent. Theatre inspires children on many levels and even though some children are natural born performers, others really find their voice on stage within the all-important end-of-year school productions. There are more and more families settling down in the UAE or staying here long term, and they are bringing parts of their own diverse cultures, as well as a strong desire to pass it on to the younger generations.
Dance and performing arts are an integral part of any culture but in Dubai, folk dances such as Ayala and Youlah, which are featured at traditional weddings, are growing rapidly across the emirate. Learning performance arts at a young age goes way beyond just learning drama, developing key life skills such as body language, and the evidence seems to back this up. The art and culture scene in the UAE in general seems to be growing and community theatres play a big part in encouraging musical theatre from a grass roots level.
To find their voice on the stage, the kids need to be brave and aspects of performing art help young people understand how to gauge situations, think and be more confident too.
DUCTAC is the only non-profit cultural centre spanning almost every creative genre in order to provide entertainment and education, located on floor two of Mall of the Emirates. The generations of children who watched the shows are now young people with a passion and fresh ideas. Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre ensures thus the platform artists deserve.
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If we speak about the drama schools helping young, there is plenty of culture in the UAE, such as the Dubai Opera which has brought some jaw-dropping productions to its stage and has long been a talent-rich performing arts scene. It has brought some incredible shows where children and families from all over the UAE attended.
Kids Theatre Works opened its doors in 2002 and now welcomes more than 500 kids to more than 36 classes every week.
Gulf Star Performing Arts Academy is an established company across Dubai and the UAE, featuring teachers trained at the most the prestigious schools in the UK.