Does your older child want to be a part of a drama class, but need extra guidance to stay on task and understand the acting process? We are offering a new drama class at Rubato Learning geared toward the older student who may struggle with aspects of a regular drama class, like learning lines, paying attention, expressing emotions or recognizing cues. In this class, a parent or attendant is required to be present and assist the student unless teacher approval is obtained. As a class, we will explore what makes a good story, create characters, and write our own play. We will study ways to make characters come to life on stage using our faces and bodies and voices, and practice and perform our play for an audience. Each part of the dramatic process will be broken down and explained and practiced separately. We will also play games that help us to be better performers and laugh a lot and enjoy each other's company.
The class is geared toward students age 13 and up. It will meet at Shenandoah Baptist Church on Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 PM beginning on January 10, 2013. Performance of the play will be sometime in May. Cost is $200 per student plus a $45 registration fee per family. Each student must be accompanied by an adult family member or attendant unless approval for an exception is obtained from the drama teacher. (No extra charge for the adult.)