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Dare to Be Dramatic!




This is an introductory Drama course. No experience is required.  Students will explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of authors, genres and cultures.  Students will construct, discuss, perform and analyse drama and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form and the world around them.



The Grade 10 course builds on skills acquired in Grade 9.  Students will explore dramatic forms and techniques, using their own ideas and concerns as well as sources.  Student learning will include identifying and using the principles of space, time, voice and movement in creating, drama.  Students will be actively involved in the creation and presentation of dramatic works.



The Grade 11 course requires students to put together and performs dramatic presentations that deal with a variety of issues from the past and present.  Students will analyze, interpret and perform dramatic works from a variety of sources. Students will also learn about various acting approaches and techniques and apply them to a variety of performances.  Students will continue to gain knowledge about all roles and responsibilities in the creative process.



The Grade 12 course requires students to experiment with forms and conventions in dramatic literature and will present a variety of dramatic works.  Students will further develop acting technique and apply this understanding to performance work, both scripted and original.  Students also research and study dramatic works from different historical periods.



Students will participate in dance class, rehearsals and performances while developing their dance skills and learn the theoretical basis for correct form and technique.  Students will also be given the opportunity to express their ideas through movement and to experiment with choreography.


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