Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The benefits of drama in education are indisputable!

Our students and teachers shine bright! 
The second semester has started and all classes are back in full action!
The Helen O'Grady edudrama classes started 1979, when and actress and education specialist Helen O'Grady saw the huge need to develop children's and adult's confidence and communication. She realized the only key to success in life is to be spontaneous and expressive speaker. Helen O'Grady created an amazing creative programme, using performing arts, to bring out the innate ability of all students joining. The academy has now become the largest international drama school worldwide promoting self-expression, a commitment to learning and positive behavior. 

Some of the main benefits of our program include: 
Encourage self- expression in the form of idea sharing and confidence building
Increase a commitment to learning and leadership
Teaches problem solving, decision making, building self-esteem and self-discipline and acquire skills in cooperation and group problem solving.
Help participants become more comfortable working with others
Boost Positive self- expression and participation in leadership roles

Join us and become the best version of yourself!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Term 2 Ends With a Parents Blast!

With Term 2 ending, the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy held Parent Days across Cairo! Involving the parents of our students is vital as the academic year moves along. With the aim of developing our students' confidence, self-esteem, performance & speaking skills, the involvement of parents in our classrooms is a massive catalyst to achieving that. 

All year, our teachers work with our students to develop a free-play zone where our students could feel comfortable to express themselves without pressure or limitations, as long the rules of the class are followed. This time of year, the students start to feel ready to have an audience attend classes. A presentation showing off the speaking skills, body awareness, improved confidence, and overall fun that the students have in class is given. Having the parents as an audience to watch a small performance is vital as Term 3 approaches. 

In Term 3, our classes start to rehearse for a play made suitable for the specific age groups with the emphasis of continuing our aims of developing the personality of our beloved students. Of course, the performance element of the play is given attention and we strive to show off the acting of our students, but our main goal is more about the improvement of the student during the course of child's time with the academy.     

Having a child leave our classes feeling accomplished and comfortable in their own skin is a massive honour as the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy will forever be committed to the betterment of our students. 

To sign up for Term 3, or to contact the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy for more information:

Sunday, January 29, 2017


As Term 2 continues, the atmosphere in our classes is one of excitement and happiness. It's that time of year where positive comfortability has reached a maximum level between teachers and students in all of our classes. As Parents Day approaches, preparations have been made for our wonderful students to showcase their  fantastic development. This step in their development is vital as we will ask our beloved students to perform for the first time in front of an audience this year. This will be huge, especially that after the term, the classes will be getting ready for the big stage.

The Goal of Expression 

The importance of expression amongst our students continues this term, as Teachers and Students work to create a free play-space. Our Drama classes ask our students to find a balance between reality and fiction. Through imagination and creativity, skills needed in every day life start to develop. Skills, such as, confidence, communication skills, critical thinking, the ability to analyse as well as many others can be taken in any field of life to strengthen a personality towards success. Having a voice is a massive step of accomplishment that will ultimately lead to many other accomplishments later on in our students' lives. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Helen O'Grady Rocking After-School Activities in New Cairo!

The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy is now holding 'After-School' classes for the New Cairo British International School & Modern Education School!

The students of these schools are having a blast exploring and learning through play. Our classes are giving them an opportunity to be on their feet and learn in ways that are completely different from a traditional school format. Our classes help them feel like they can express themselves as we help them with their confidence, self-esteem, communication & performance skills! 

We are very proud and happy to have these schools a part of our program along side our studio classes.

For more information on our studio classes and our program, please contact us through:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Why Developmental Drama is So Vital to a Child.

It was Plato, the infamous Greek Philosopher, who said "Life must be lived as play". At the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy, our classes are geared towards one direction: Discovery through Play.

Drama isn't just about acting. Drama is a tool that can be used to develop confidence, self-esteem, communication & performance skills.

Imagine a child who faces trouble speaking around strangers. Who tends to be quiet in situations that intimidate them. Now, imagine that same child guided by constant positive reinforcement, a safe environment, and constant challenges to their imagination that helps them let go and allow their personality to prevail. That is our goal at the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy.

We strive that our students do just that. Through Drama, we aim to relax the tensions placed upon a child's personality by giving them the opportunity to have a voice. The one way that we can do that is in a playful environment.

Once we show our students the endless roads of their imagination, their confidence automatically increases. Even Einstein declared "Imagination is more important than Knowledge".

For more information on our classes, please contact us on:

0106 347 9551

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Youth Drama Class is All Play & Work at the Same Time!

The Youth Theatre class in Arabella has been ongoing now for the first 2 weeks of the academic year. The class covers a dynamic, comprehensive program that works to develop ages of 13-18 to increase their confidence & speaking ability to building blocks for those interested in an acting career. 

All smiles and laughter, this class keeps our students engaged and gives them a chance to release some stress they may have from their hectic student lives. While it may seem like all laughs and giggles, the development of self-esteem, confidence, performance & speaking skills of the students is happening without them even feeling like they are doing any work. 

The class is held every Wednesday at Arabella Country Club at 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

To register your child or for any more information on our other classes for other age groups, please feel free to contact us through:

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Classes Starting at Zamalek in October!

Starting October 1st, the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy will be hosting classes in Zamalek! Join us at Sane Egypt, as we embark on a journey to discover our students' confidence, self-esteem, performance & communication skills. 

Our class times at Sane Egypt (Saturdays) - 

5 - 7 years old: 5pm - 6pm

8 - 12 years old: 6pm - 7pm

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