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Art Explorers

These project-based lessons are designed to teach students about the principles of art.  They will participate in a variety of projects using different media like ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and painting. Students will begin basic understanding of the elements and principles of art seen in both their own art and others’ including many famous artists in history. This is a very fun and active class for eager kids!

Ages 7-9 | $82/mo

Taught By DS Fine Arts Staff

Junior Book Club

Let’s read together! This class will ignite a passion for reading in students with fun and engaging activities exploring the books read throughout the class. Comprehension of reading material will be expressed through art projects, games, creative discussions, and more!

Ages 7-9 | $80/mo

Taught By DS Staff

Strength & Stretch

*New This Year* Increase stamina, build strength, and deepen your flexibility! This class will blend barre based strength work with yoga, pilates, and other movement styles. This class is perfect for the dance and musical theatre students to complement their performing classes, as well as anyone who wants to focus on their physical wellness.

Ages 8-13 | $80/mo

Taught By DS Staff

Pop Vocals Ensemble 

DaySpring’s non-auditioned pop ensemble will focus on cultivating pop vocal techniques in young performers. Within the context of a group, young performers will explore popular vocal stylings such as that of Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Whitney Houston, and so many more. Performers might also explore different elements of performance such as stage presence, artist personas, and basic dance skills. This ensemble will have several performance opportunities throughout the academic year. Overall, this ensemble will serve as a fun exploration of the vocal stylings of students’ favorite artists.

10-13 | $80/mo

Taught By Nikkirra Loyd

Young Scientists

Let this fun science class spark your interest! Using hands on experiments, activities and projects we will explore many different topics in science including physics, earth science, chemistry, weather, animal science, plant science, the human body and much more!

This class will be offered in partnership with Maryville University Interactive STEAM Studio.

Ages 10-13 | $85/mo

KEY:

+ Performs in Finale in June

§  Performs in Fall Showcase and Spring Black Box Show

  *Performs in Fall Showcase and Finale in June.

Opportunity to perform in Fall and Spring recitals

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Songwriting

This class will explore the fundamentals of songwriting, including song structure, rhyme scheme, and melodic composure. Students may also study adjacent disciplines such as poetry or traditional composition techniques. This class is for highly creative students, students who enjoy writing, and students who want to explore the writing side of being a singer/songwriter such as artists like Adele and Taylor Swift. Students who take this class are also recommended to take our Pop Ensemble, Class Piano, or Ukulele.

10-13 | $80/mo

Taught By Rob Miller

Acting 1
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 winter play. This class will perform in Fall Showcase and Actor's Spotlight.
Ages 10-13 | $85/mo
Taught by DS Staff

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Circus B 

Offered by Kinetic Tapestry Physical Theatre Company here in the very same building, this class is for students who have had experience in the circus arts and are ready to move to more challenging and difficult skills.  If you have questions about the level and ability of your child, please call the office.

By Invitation Only | $105/mo

Taught By Jaime Zayas

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