Beginning Drama – students 4-6
Tuesdays 5:40-6:25 p.m.
$45 per month
Drama Kids, for ages 4-6. Explore the magic world of drama! Take part in our Christmas Show in December 2012, and in our Children’s show in spring 2013! Drama Kids classes include storytelling, movement, music, improvisation, role-play, and theatre games. Students will explore stories through drama, movement, music and art; playing characters from children’s stories, songs, plays, and movies, and from their imaginations. Goals are to nurture each student’s imagination, develop drama skills, boost self-esteem and enable students to perform with their peers in a safe and supportive environment. Self expression, confidence, sharing, teamwork and communication will be played out through the development of drama structures and skills. All performances take place in the CENTRE STAGE Studio Theatre. Join us on exciting adventures, where we can explore the wonderful world of drama!
Intermediate Drama – students 9-12
Mondays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
$60 per month
DRAMATIC ADVENTURES! Explore the magic world of theatre! Perform in our CHRISTMAS SHOW in December 2012, and in our Intermediate Show in spring 2013! Classes in intermediate drama include stage movement, characterization and role play, voice and speech, script work, improvisation, and playwriting, Classes will develop the skills needed to perform confidently in a full-scale production, while nurturing each student’s imagination, developing theatre skills, boosting self-esteem and developing critical and creative thinking, as well as the skills necessary to work in a group of their peers. Self expression, confidence, sharing, teamwork and communication will be played out through the development of theatre structures and skills. All performances take place in the CENTRE STAGE Studio Theatre. Use your imagination to travel to other lands and to be characters from different times!
Senior Drama – students 12-adult
Mondays 4:30-6:00 p.m. .
$90 per month
PERFORMANCE PLUS This course has been developed for students who want to explore and develop their performance skills either further or for the first time, and for those who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts. It consists of discreet components:
- voice, including work on monologues and scenes which can be used as Drama Festival entries, Royal Conservatory Speech Arts material, and/or audition pieces
- physical theatre and stage movement
- character development through a variety of challenging acting techniques, for example Stanislavsky, Brecht, and Spolin;
After developing personal skills in the above areas, students will develop theatrical communication skills and learn to work in a performance company through the development and production of a play to be performed at our Spring Showcase. Finally, they will look at “the biz”: agents, resumes and acting portfolios.