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DRAMA

Introduction to Drama

 Igniting the Imagination through Dramatic Play

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Ages: 5-8 yrs.

Your child will enjoy an introduction to many aspects of drama and fine arts! Students will explore story telling, acting skills through games and play, create aspects of their own costumes, like masks, and assist with painting a backdrop for their final performance.  Students will prepare short showcase performances for parents and friends throughout the year and end the class with a final performance.  Most importantly this class will give students the opportunity to build their confidence, allow them to explore their talents and interests in the fine arts, and build friendships.  

Drama 1

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Ages: 8-11 yrs.

Drama is a unique form of art that can help students grow in leadership, responsibility, teamwork, and cooperation.  Stage presence and performance improves students' confidence and communication skills which will help them in every aspect of life.  

Course Objectives

Students will: 

1. Gain appreciation for theater

2. Understand the history of theater arts

3. Develop stage presence and knowledge of acting

4. Understand the technical aspects of theatrical production

5. Perform or contribute as a backstage crew member in a final performance

Drama 2

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Ages: 12+ yrs.

This class is designed for high school students with drama experience.  Students will continue to build on their acting foundations and further develop leadership skills, stage presence, confidence, and communications skills.  Students will further explore aspects of technical theater, character development, script analysis, and directing. 

Course Objectives

Students will:

1. Continue to develop acting skills

2. Gain a deeper understanding of technical aspects of theatrical production

3. Perform or contribute as a backstage crew member in a final performance.  Students will take leadership roles in a production (student direct, stage manage, set and costume design, etc.)

Musical Theater

Teacher: Olivia Merritt

Ages: 12 & up

Dive into the world of Broadway as we learn the artistry of musical theater and study its rich history.  Students will learn to blend the worlds of acting and singing as they work on solo pieces and scenes as well as group numbers.  We will study the writing of different composers and analyze the techniques of some of the greats.  Students will have at least two opportunityes to perform during the year.