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DRAMA

Acting is the foundation of all the performing arts.

Actors in a play must understand their objective, the tactics their character uses and the obstacles that stand in their way.  The study of acting is the understanding of these principles.  Through the training process, students at DaySpring, no matter how young, become skilled in creating realistic and heightened characters that live in their whole body.  They also become skilled in using their voice to not only make them audible but believable and entertaining!  Alongside this, students learn invaluable skills in teamwork, creativity, focus and attention.  The acting program at DaySpring is designed to support and enhance the training they receive in other areas and also to stand alone. 

Intro to Acting
Ages 8-11

Learn the foundational skills and concepts of acting through fun theatre games and scenes. In this class, we will focus on stage directions, the physicality of the actor, movement silence, knowing your space, projection, diction, facial expressions, pantomime expression, vocal variation, learning lines, remembering cues, working with props, and improvisation. This class also increases personal confidence, develops physical coordination, and builds cooperative skills of working with and trusting others.

 

This class will perform in Fall Showcase and Actor's Spotlight.

Acting 1
Ages 10-14

Learn the skills you need to perform your part honestly and with confidence as you bring the scene from page to stage. This class covers some basic acting skills including creating the physicality of a character, pantomime, vocal variation, projection, diction, stage directions and terms, audition preparation and execution, comic timing and improvisation. We will put these skills into practice using monologues, scene work and drama games. This class is also great for building personal confidence, developing physical coordination and furthering cooperative skills of working with and trusting others.

 

This class is encouraged to audition for our straight play production. This class will perform in Fall Showcase and Actor's Spotlight.

 

The Friday class is a part of our Enrichment Friday Program and can be combined with other classes to create a full day! Click here for more information.

Acting Techniques & Performance
Ages 14+

This mixed level class is great for beginners or intermediate students. It covers some basic acting skills including creating the physicality of a character, pantomime, vocal variation, projection, diction, stage directions and terms, audition preparation and execution, comic timing and improvisation. We will put these skills into practice using monologues, scene work and drama games. We will expand on previous acting skills, including creating a character, finding the life of the character, understanding the secrets of the scene, improvisation, and bringing the scene from page to stage. This class will shift focus to a performance in the spring for Actor's Spotlight, our end of year showcase. 

 

This class is encouraged to audition for our straight play production. This class will perform in Fall Showcase and Actor's Spotlight.

Acting 2

Ages 14-18

This class will give students the opportunity to expand their dramatic side. They will grow in confidence, develop communication skills, and the ability to work in groups, as they explore stories & drama techniques. We will expand on previous acting skills, including creating a character, finding the life of the character, understanding the secrets of the scene, improvisation, and bringing the scene from page to stage.

 

This class is required to audition for our straight play production. This class will perform in Fall Showcase and Actor’s Spotlight.

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INTERESTED IN PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS?

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