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DRAMA

Acting is the foundation of all the performing arts.

Musical Theatre performers must learn to act the song, dancers must learn to tell a story without words.  Musicians must tell the story of their music.  Actors in a play must understand their objective, the tactics their character uses and finally the obstacles that stand in their way.  The study of Drama 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 Drama program at DaySpring is designed to support and enhance the training they receive in other areas and also to stand alone. 

  • Individual drama classes will perform in Fall Showcase and The Actor's Spotlight in the spring.

  • Tickets are sold for each performance.

  • Students enrolled in drama class are eligible to audition for a full-length drama show performing in the December.

Acting 1

Ages 9-13

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 Fall Drama production. Audition information can be found here.

 

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 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 Fall Drama production. Audition information can be found here.

 

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

Young Directors

Ages 10-13

Young Directors is an introduction to all things directing! This will allow students to explore a behind the scenes, leadership roll in a production! A director manages a team of actors, crew members, producers, and many other individual positions to bring their vision to life. This class will help students learn team management and communication skills, as well as how a set works, script analysis, and how to cast a show. Throughout the course, they will take an initial idea through the creative process to their own production!

 

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.

INTERESTED IN PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS?