Drama

DRAMA COURSES

 

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DRAMA COURSES

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DANCE FOUNDATIONS 10

DANCE FOUNDATIONS 10
COURSE CODE: MDCF-10

Open to Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 students. No experience necessary. All welcome. Dance is an expressive way to challenge yourself physically, and it is informed by the history, culture, and community in which it exists. Dance Foundations students will explore a wide variety of dance styles, sweating it out and building skills in a creative environment of safe risk. Students can expect to gain flexibility, strength, coordination and confidence. Assessment tools will include collaborative group choreographies, dance research and skills testing.

DANCE FOUNDATIONS 11

DANCE FOUNDATIONS 11
COURSE CODE: MDCF-11

Open to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students. No experience necessary. All welcome. Dance is an expressive way to challenge yourself physically, and it is informed by the history, culture, and community in which it exists. Dance Foundations students will explore a wide variety of dance styles, sweating it out and building skills in a creative environment of safe risk. Students can expect to gain flexibility, strength, coordination and confidence. Assessment tools will include collaborative group choreographies, dance research and skills testing.

DANCE PERFORMANCE 11

DANCE PERFORMANCE 11
COURSE CODE: MDNTP11

Dance Performance (pre-requisite Dance Foundations) will be a collaborative community of dancers ready to challenge themselves physically and creatively through training, rehearsal, research and performance. Guest choreographers, peer leadership, archive, repertoire and adjudication will keep us busy.

DANCE PERFORMANCE 12

DANCE PERFORMANCE 12
COURSE CODE: MDNTP12

Dance Performance (pre-requisite Dance Foundations) will be a collaborative community of dancers ready to challenge themselves physically and creatively through training, rehearsal, research and performance. Guest choreographers, peer leadership, archive, repertoire and adjudication will keep us busy.

DIRECTING AND SCRIPTWRITING 11

DIRECTING AND SCRIPTWRITING 11
COURSE CODE: MDRDS11

This class is open to Grade 11 and 12 students. Student playwrights/directors will explore a variety of voices, styles and perspective in their research, analyses, writing and presentations, digging into the history and significance of Theatre as a resonant, relevant form. Students need to be ready to get curious, work collaboratively, communicate effectively and show some initiative since they will be expected to mentor and peer-coach, building original work in this new program. Pre-requisite: at least one previous high school Drama class.

DIRECTING AND SCRIPTWRITING 12

DIRECTING AND SCRIPTWRITING 12
COURSE CODE: MDRDS12

This class is open to Grade 12 students. Student playwrights/directors will explore a variety of voices, styles and perspective in their research, analyses, writing and presentations, digging into the history and significance of Theatre as a resonant, relevant form. Students need to be ready to get curious, work collaboratively, communicate effectively and show some initiative since they will be expected to mentor and peer-coach, building original work in this new program. Pre-requisite: at least one previous high school Drama class.

DRAMA 9

DRAMA 9
COURSE CODE: MDR – – 09

All welcome. In this course, students will develop a sense of belonging and explore diverse perspectives through play. Students can expect to learn foundational acting skills in areas like mime, voice, movement, stage combat, improvisation and script in a positive, creative atmosphere aimed at improving student confidence and cooperative abilities.

DRAMA 10

DRAMA 10
COURSE CODE: MDRM-10

All welcome. Student actors will further their skills and understanding in this cooperative space of safe, creative risk. Student actors will improve their self awareness, communication skills, physical confidence and vocal power through scene creation, script analysis, character development, improvisation, movement and more.

MUSICAL THEATRE 11

MUSICAL THEATRE 11
COURSE CODE: MMUTH11
 

In this busy course, student performers will face the creative challenges of acting, singing and dancing to tell a story or to honour a character’s experience. Students will audition, rehearse, and perform in a production at Riverside’s River’s Edge Theatre. There are no “cuts”, and there are no “small parts” in this ensemble. Student success depends on commitment and enthusiasm regardless of experience or casting. Students are expected to support a safe environment of creative risk. Please note: Some after-school rehearsals are required, and an intense schedule leading up to shows can be expected. (Singing masks and a base costume will be required for purchase.)

MUSICAL THEATRE 12

MUSICAL THEATRE 12
COURSE CODE: MMUTH12
 

In this busy course, student performers will face the creative challenges of acting, singing and dancing to tell a story or to honour a character’s experience. Students will audition, rehearse, and perform in a production at Riverside’s River’s Edge Theatre. There are no “cuts”, and there are no “small parts” in this ensemble. Student success depends on commitment and enthusiasm regardless of experience or casting. Students are expected to support a safe environment of creative risk. Please note: Some after-school rehearsals are required, and an intense schedule leading up to shows can be expected. (Singing masks and a base costume will be required for purchase.)

PERFORMING ARTS LEADERSHIP 10-11-12

PERFORMING ARTS LEADERSHIP 10-11-12
COURSE CODE:
MIDS-0D
MIDS-1D
MIDS-2D

All welcome. This course is open to students grade 9-12. Meetings for this course will occur outside the regular timetable and all activities will support River’s Edge Theatre events and productions. This elective can be taken in addition to a full course load and offers students a practical, innovative opportunity to contribute to the creation, production, management and marketing of Performing Arts programs at Riverside, as ambassadors of our multipurpose performance space.

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THEATRE COMPANY 11

THEATRE COMPANY 11
COURSE CODE: MDRTC11

Pre-requisite: Drama 9/10 or Musical Theatre 11/12. Any questions about these prerequisites can be directed to the teacher, Ms. Roberge. This course is rooted in Drama as a strategy for self-awareness, community-building and anti-racist theory in order to explore story and character. The Theatre Company will rehearse at least one theatre production for performance. Student success in Theatre Company requires active engagement, commitment, perseverance, reflection, and collaboration. There will be some responsibilities outside the regular timetable. Students will be expected to take creative risks and to support a safe environment for all.

THEATRE COMPANY 12

THEATRE COMPANY 12
COURSE CODE: MDRTC12
 

Pre-requisite: Drama 9/10 or Musical Theatre 11/12. Any questions about these prerequisites can be directed to the teacher, Ms. Roberge. This course is rooted in Drama as a strategy for self-awareness, community-building and anti-racist theory in order to explore story and character. The Theatre Company will rehearse at least one theatre production for performance. Student success in Theatre Company requires active engagement, commitment, perseverance, reflection, and collaboration. There will be some responsibilities outside the regular timetable. Students will be expected to take creative risks and to support a safe environment for all.