Rhythm and Rhyme
Fridays 4pm-5pm

Jan 10-Mar 13, 2020
10 weeks (Quarter 3)
Tuition: $150 per Quarter

The developmental approach and small class sizes encourages actors to develop clear, expressive speech and confident communication skills. This class atmosphere is supportive and dynamic, allowing both shy and confident people an opportunity to learn and grow. This class will increase problem solving skills, self-confidence, and stimulate imagination through group collaboration.

While reading poems and many short stories, we will respond to them physically, vocally and imaginatively through movement, storytelling and choral speaking. We will accomplish this through many Drama Games and many fun role playing activities!

A 60 minute class once a week will be offered. Students enrolling in the class will continue to grow their skills throughout the duration of the class. New students are always welcome to enroll!

Get to the Gist!
Tuesdays 4pm-5pm

Jan 7-Mar 10, 2020
10 Weeks (Quarter 3)
Tuition: $150 per Quarter

Take command of your voice and command of your voice and communicate with confidence and style! This class will inspire you to explore the power and range of your voice and will give you the tools to shape your ideas into vivid and effective presentations.

Hesitant and confident speakers will thrive in this safe learning environment, while enjoying solo and collaborative learning and presentation opportunities.

Your ideas will be front and center as you learn to outline and structure arguments, shape and embellish narratives, harnessing creativity and logic to create original stories and speeches that will captivate and engage your audience.

You will:

  • Learn to develop speech topic and organize ideas using outline format
  • Employ description, elaboration and commentary in original narrative
  • Use narrative structure to shape presentations
  • Develop a powerful and expressive voice
  • Speak with meaning, confidence and purpose
  • Explore tools to control nervousness and connect with the audience
  • Analyze and deliver examples of great oratory and literature
  • Appreciate the power of language to impact a listener and enrich communication
  • Develop active listening and conversation skills

Whether you attend the entire class session, you will find the lessons rewarding and will come away with a tool kit that will serve you in everyday life, academic situations, and even when seeking future employment.

This 60 minute class will be offered once a week. Students enrolling in the class will continue to grow their skills throughout the duration of the class. New students are always welcome to enroll!

Teens Diving into Scenes
Fridays 5-6pm
Grades 8-12

Jan 10-Mar 13, 2020
10 weeks (Quarter)
Tuition: $150 per Quarter

Make a character, play a role, and let your drama shine in this dynamic acting class. Give life to characters and build a compelling performance from the ground up, learning how to study and analyze dramatic texts, rehearsing scenes, and moving and speaking with presence and purpose.

Theatre games will engage your creativity and voice, and will provide confidence and skills for you to take the stage. Students will have the opportunity to prepare a variety of monologues and group scenes, and a showcase of students work will be held at the end of classes.

This 60 minute class will be offered once a week. Students enrolling in the class will continue to grow their skills throughout the duration of the class. New students are always welcome to enroll!

 

Debate Club
Thursdays 4:30pm-5:30pm
Grades 9-12

Jan 9-Mar 12, 2020
10 weeks (Quarter 3)
Tuition: $150 per Quarter

This Debate course will provide you with the opportunities to learn the ins and outs of debate in an exciting, challenging environment. You will work in teams to research, practice and deliver powerful debates on a range of interesting topics.

All members of the Debate Club will explore public speaking skills. By prepared and impromptu debates, you will explore a wide range of issues and you will find themselves with a richer understanding of current events, while having fun in a collegial atmosphere honing your own persuasive style.

Students will have the time to polish their speaking skills as well as becoming quick witted debaters. Whether you are involved in a school debate team and are looking for a competitive edge, or you are exploring debate for the first time, this club is for you.

This 60 minute class will be offered once a week. Students enrolling in the class will continue to grow their skills throughout the duration of the class. New students are always welcome to enroll!

Breaking Down The Bard!
Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm
Grades 9-12

Jan 8-Mar 11, 2020
10 weeks (Quarter 3)
Tuition: $150 per Quarter

Students will break down a number of works of Shakespeare, demonstrating the basic meaning of plays, acts, and scenes. The class will also demonstrate that Shakespeare isn't hard, and anyone can do and understand his works!

The class will culminate in a showcase of monologues and scenes for friends and family.

This 60 minute class will be offered once a week. Students enrolling in the class will continue to grow their skills throughout the duration of the class. New students are always welcome to enroll!

Private instruction available upon request.

Call (630) 584-0139 or register for scheduling.

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    We specialize in voice and piano. We also offer training in voice and piano via the Royal Conservatory Development Program (Canada)
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