Art

 

The theater and performing arts are introduced to our students through the Triple-Threat and the Drama classes.

“Triple threat” skills are the gold standard for the performer.

For students exploring musical theatre for the first time, this fun and exciting class is the ideal place to start.

Integrating singing, dancing and acting techniques, Triple Threat is a “must” for any student who intends to perform in musical theatre productions. Whether the student’s aptitude lies primarily in dance, singing or acting, this class will stretch her/his capabilities – and castability.

For the child with previous dancing or singing experience, Triple Threat provides an integration of three important disciplines – singing for the dancer, movement and dance for the singer, speech production and acting for musical theatre performers.

Students of all levels will learn and practice differentiated breathing techniques for singing, dancing and acting, and will learn techniques for speech production, singing, acting and movement. They will then work on performance pieces tailored to the age and level of participants.

In our drama classes, Numerous techniques are employed in this fun, life-enhancing class for all students:

Ensemble exercises promote sensitivity and respect toward self and others and the ability to interact successfully in a group setting. Many classic theatre games are used as team-building exercises for corporate executives.

Speech production, an essential area of study for the actor, promotes important communication skills useful in every walk of life.

Sound and movement exploration may appear strange to the viewer, but these exercises are designed to increase body awareness, vocal range and capability, expressivity, confidence and creativity.

Monologues and scene work are the final product of much underlying work, such as improvisation and the techniques described above. Because actors work with narrative, creative writing of any kind can be greatly enhanced by drama training.