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    DRAMA Grades 7 and 8 This course is designed to prepare students with skills that will help them in the workforce, expand interpersonal and communication skills, heighten understanding of self concept, expand on individual and group problem solving, and compare and contrast theatre with life situations. We will also explore a variety of educational and career paths: live theatre, film, radio, television, advertising, public relations, creative writing, public speaking, auditioning techniques, and job interviewing skills.

     

    Drama Seventh Grade (Semester) This course is designed to focus on the broad perspective of the world of theatre. Topics include characterization, improvisation, commercials, as well as original scene writing. Drama Eighth Grade (9 Weeks) This course is designed to focus on the broad perspective of the world of theatre. Topics include characterization, improvisation, mime interpretation, vocal and physical warm-ups, musical theatre, as well as story book drama & children’s theatre.


    Honors Drama Grades 7 and 8 Selected by Audition Honors Drama Seventh Grade (Semester) This course offers students the opportunity to study acting, improvisation, character development, design and a variety of other theatre topics. In addition to learning the elements of theatre, 7th Grade Honors Drama provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop individual communication skills, self confidence, proper posture and diction. Honors Drama Eighth Grade (Semester) This course includes the study of stage usage, script analysis, character development, improvisation, ensemble and monologue work. The work concentrates on creating and maintaining realistic characters and explores the Stanislavsky exercises in creating a character and emotion. The course also addresses professional development of an actor. Students will have the opportunity to participate in performances and competitions throughout the school year.