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Intermediate Drama (ages 10 to 15)

What is Intermediate Drama?

In Intermediate Drama, students develop a deeper understanding in immersing into a character and the world around them. This course teaches theoretical acting techniques and use them to deepen actors' understanding in emotions and relationships. Students are encouraged to actively take risks in their acting choices. 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 intermediate drama course (20-week) teaches students in voice technique (tempo, word stress, intonation and more), movement technique (range of movement, eye contact, coordination and more) and acting technique (logic, improv, urgency and more). 

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

  • Intonation (voice)

  • Word stress (voice)

  • Vocal vulnerability (voice)

  • Levels (movement)

  • Eye contact (movement)

  • Muscular tension (movement)

  • Co-dependent reaction (acting)

  • Relationship building (acting)

  • Monologue (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 intermediate 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