Performance opportunities will be increased to include all students in kindergarten through Upper School to act, sing, and dance.
Minnesingers is an after school program offered to second and third grade students. In the IS students can continue their vocal interests with the Treble Makers Group. Students will learn songs, play theatre games, and learn performance skills. Members will perform at various school programs throughout the year. Additionally, lower school students may audition for the spring musical which is presented in the Falcon Playhouse. All sixth grade students will take performing arts for one interim. This class will focus on the fundamentals of acting and public speaking.
Middle School students may elect to take theatre in both seventh and eighth grades. They will study some of the foundations of live theatre, learn practical theatre games, while practicing non-verbal methods of communicating, exploring methods of voice production, and learning to perform monologues. This class will perform a presentation about the Wall of History located in the Sunlight Building that each year brings its audience to tears and then to its feet.
Students will be introduced to theatre appreciation, theatre history, acting fundamentals and methods, physical movement, script analysis, stage craft, and stage make up. These students will display their talents both on stage and backstage showcases, in the fall play, and with a theatrical and musical extravaganza during Fine Arts Week.
Theatre is offered at 4 levels. These classes will focus on developing personal resources as an actor, improving voice, storytelling, developing character, analyzing scripts, stage terminology and technique, theatre appreciation, and theatre history. Students in this class will be asked to display their talents in two showcases, the fall play, and in the musical theatrical extravaganza during Fine Arts Week.
Each year we look forward to watching these students grow as performers and helping them impress audiences with their rich and diverse talents.