Term 1 – starting September 22, 2021
The study of Speech Arts & Drama offers a range of opportunities to develop one’s speaking voice and communication skills. Through public speaking, storytelling and improvisation activities, participants learn to sequence and summarize facts and thoughts in their own words. They explore ways to use their voices effectively and improve their diction, articulation and delivery.
Using the Royal Conservatory of Music: Speech Arts & Drama syllabus as a guide, students develop techniques to interpret and perform various forms of literature expressively, strengthen their ability to speak with ease and clarity and confidently share their ideas and observations. Interested students may prepare for an RCM exam in Speech Arts & Drama at the appropriate grade level using the pieces they work on in class. Activities are designed to help develop each individual’s creative and imaginative voice and make new discoveries about themselves and others.
In this group setting, students benefit from presenting their work to one another, as well as becoming observant and attentive audience members. Age appropriate topics and texts will be provided in collaboration with ideas and interests generated by the students.
Each session culminates in a finale recital/open class.
Note: Term 1 will now be 20 weeks long instead of 16 weeks. Term 2 will run for 12 weeks beginning March 3, 2022 and offer two different programs.
Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 and end on February 16, 2022.
- Level 1 ( Gr. 4, 5 & 6) Wednesdays 5 to 5:55 p.m.
- Level 2 ( Gr. 7 & 8 ) Wednesdays 4 to 4:55 p.m.
- Fee: $500
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