Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm, January 24-March 13
The Junior High Acting Class is a dynamic and engaging exploration of the fundamental principles of theater, designed specifically for students in their formative years of middle school. This course aims to nurture a love for performance, build confidence, and cultivate teamwork in a supportive and interactive environment. Topics covered include:
- Foundations of Acting: Students will delve into the basics of acting, exploring key concepts such as voice projection, body language, and facial expressions. Through fun and imaginative exercises, they will develop the tools needed to bring characters to life on stage.
- Script Exploration: From short scenes to improvisational exercises, students will learn to analyze scripts, uncovering the nuances of characters and understanding the structure of a story. This skill not only enhances acting abilities but also promotes critical thinking and literary appreciation.
- Creative Expression: Through improvisation and creative drama activities, students will discover the joy of spontaneous performance, building confidence in their ability to think on their feet. These exercises encourage individual expression and help students tap into their unique artistic voices.
- Collaborative Performance: Emphasizing the importance of teamwork in theater, students will participate in group projects, ensemble activities, and collaborative scenes. These experiences foster a sense of community and teach students the value of working together to create something magical on stage.
- Introduction to Stagecraft: While primarily focused on acting, students will gain a basic understanding of the technical aspects of theater, including stage setup, lighting, and sound. This holistic approach ensures a well-rounded appreciation for all aspects of theatrical production.
- Performance Showcase: The course will culminate in a lively and enjoyable showcase, providing students with the opportunity to share their newfound skills with classmates, teachers, and parents. This not only celebrates their achievements but also builds a sense of accomplishment and pride in their creative abilities.