SERVING THE OKANAGAN ARTS COMMUNITY
Speech Arts and Drama Age 9-13
Build your communication and performance skills with this fun and educational course.
- Started Apr 12Started Apr 12
- 210 Canadian dollars$210
- Vernon Community School of Music
Speech Arts and Drama is a 90 minute course that will run every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30. This course helps students build their communication skills, habits, and traits through theatre, speech work, and dramatic arts. Each class will focus on a different aspect of performance, building on both public speaking and stage presentation skills. Through speech arts, we use literature to help students gain confidence speaking in front of others, as well as learn about literary devices and methods to present in front of audiences. In Dramatic Arts, we look at the reasoning of why we choose to move, act, or emote and how it affects our audiences opinions and responses. The goal is to help students achieve a strong set of skills that they can build over time by performing in front of others, reading out loud, and creating material themselves. The lesson plan for each of the 10 weeks is as follows: week 1: Introductions and greetings, private and group performance pieces week 2: Reading to an audience, pace, tone, and methods of delivery week 3: Emotions, importance of emphasis, and literary devices week 4: Literary devices, an in depth review week 5: Phonetics and rhyme, the importance of poetry to effect audience retention week 6: Memorization and methods to do so week 7: How to move on stage to convey meaning week 8: Storytelling and how to create a compelling story week 9: Speech work and the rule of three week 10: A performance for parents, on stage real life experience During each class, we will work on material that will be performed on the final class. These classes are designed to complement educational learning and provide additional instruction that helps especially in English and Language Arts classes. These concepts are the foundation to building traits that help individuals succeed not only in class and on stage, but in their future as they progress in careers, or furthering education. These classes are inclusive and built on a scaffolding method, so that we can support all learners as we progress. It is not all hard work, we will have fun, participate in group activities, and create relationships that foster creativity and teamwork. As well, this class will require students to do additional work at home, though the scope of that will be as limited as possible so that students feel they are growing, while not affecting other extracurricular activities.
1705 32nd Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2J3, Canada