KTTU "In Focus," Sunday, 4/24/11, 10:30 AMPosted: Updated:
Host Bob Lee interviews Carol Sotosanti,Founder and Director, and Jalyn Wheatley, teacher, Kids Unlimited. Research has shown that kids who sing, dance or play a musical instrument do better in school.
Sotosanti says Kids Unlimited offers a “safe stage” for kids. “Safe,” she says, in the sense that they are free to learn and explore singing, dancing and musical theatre in a non-threatening, fun, environment. She says participating in a group assists children be developing a sense of teamwork through the support of each other’s common goals. She says kids are welcome from the age of four upwards. No audition is necessary. Students can remain in the program as long as they want, she adds.
Wheatley says specific program areas include dance, acting and singing. She says the programs provide training and opportunities for the students to choose a career path in the arts.
Sotosanti says Kids Unlimited performs for charitable organizations throughout the community to assist these organizations in their fund raising efforts. In addition to this, she says students also perform for retirement and nursing homes in and around the Southern Arizona area to help provide feelings of acceptance and need to the elderly as well creating the magic that happens when children perform for them.