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Beginner Drama (ages 7 to 9.5)

What is Beginner Drama?

In Beginner Drama, students develop the fundamental skill sets in 3 main areas: voice, movement and acting in order to become a more confident performer on stage. Along with the weekly training, students will also be rehearsing a scene from a play with a partner(s) throughout the semester and apply their learning to their final studio performance. We track each student's progress by using a drama rubric and provide constant feedbacks to the students and parents.  

What specific skills is my child going to learn?

Developed by professional actors and drama educators, our beginner drama course (20-week) teaches students in voice technique (presentation, breath control, pacing and more), movement technique (body control, character body, gestures and more) and acting technique (emotions, communication, role playing and more). 

Here are some examples of the drama skills covered in the course:

  • Articulation and enunciation (voice)

  • Pacing (voice)

  • Breath control (voice)

  • Gestures (movement)

  • Facial expression (movement)

  • Coordination (movement)

  • Emotions (acting)

  • Environment (acting)

  • Reaction (acting)

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Do you teach social skills?

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Yes, in fact, we constantly have parents telling us that drama has helped their children build up confidence and transformed them into a more extroverted kid. In our beginner drama course, we take note on which aspects of the social skills your child needs improving on and we build the drama course around the child's needs. 

How do you keep track of every student?

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Since all of our classes are small-class size (maximum 8 students), we are able to pay attention to the individual growth and weaknesses in each class. Moreover, we use a drama rubric (similar to a checklist) to record the weekly progress of each student and provide on-going feedback to them as well as to the parents. 

Here are the social skills expectations for our students:

  • Confidence

  • Responsibility/Accountability

  • Organization

  • Independence

  • Collaboration

  • Initiative

  • Self-driven learning