Second Grade, Third Grade
This class offers an introduction to the world of performance/ performing arts, for Lower School students, and is geared towards creative theatrical play. Beginner theater games and exercises, with an emphasis on imagination and collaboration, are key areas of attention. Introduction to voice projection and gestural, physical language. Overarching goal and learning/growth is for students to begin to understand and appreciate life skills concepts such as collaboration self- confidence, supporting the ensemble and cooperation. Fundamentals of the rules and aims of theater games and exercises are introduced, with an emphasis on acceptance/agreement and ensemble spirit. All of these skills, and more, are engaged with on a weekly basis. Throughout the year, students continually work on active participation and peer support. Summative assessment based on engagement and success, especially with preparations/rehearsals and performance in two showcases during the academic year (Winter and Spring).