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Archived 2010-2011 Syllabuses August 27, 2010

September 13 – January 24    12:30-2:00

Week 1

Parent/Teacher meeting; Game Day!

Week 2

Drama Divide into groups; assign each group an animal or stereotype, each group will discuss how to portray their assignment then show the class Voice Pitch building, fun warm ups Dance Electric Slide

Week 3

Drama Choose poems/verses, divide into groups to discuss delivery Voice Pitch building, fun warm ups; Begin working on Route 66 by ear Dance Electric Slide

Week 4

Drama First recitation of poems; feedback on projection and delivery Voice Melodic scale solfege (Do, re, mi) with hand signs; Route 66Dance Variations on the Electric Slide

Week 5

Drama Final recitation of poems Voice Solfege; Route 66Dance The EZ GZ ECD (English Country Dance); Electric Slide

Week 6

Drama Pantomime: groups with assigned action to mime and show class Voice Solfege songs; Route 66Dance The EZ GZ ECD; Electric Slide

Week 7

Drama Games! Voice Basic music reading: Rhythms; Route 66Dance The EZ GZ ECD; Electric Slide

Week 8

Drama Groups to discuss character traits; each group will invent a character based on assigned traits Voice Basic music reading: Notes; begin working on Be Thou My Vision; Continue Route 66Dance The EZ GZ ECD; Electric Slide

Week 9

Drama Same group as last week; students will discuss their character and act out that character in different situations (within their group) VoiceBe Thou My Vision; previous songsDance Miserlu (Messianic Circle Dance); previous dances

Week 10

Drama Characters from each group will be assigned a situation to act out; students will be given a chance to perform their group’s character VoiceBe Thou My Vision; previous songs Dance Miserlu (Messianic Circle Dance); previous dances

Week 11

Drama Discuss analysis of stories; Groups to answer questions about a specific story in a movie or book VoiceBe Thou My Vision; previous songs Dance Miserlu (Messianic Circle Dance); previous dances

Week 12

Drama Games! VoiceBe Thou My Vision; previous songs Dance Miserlu (Messianic Circle Dance); previous dances

Week 13

Drama Costumes: discuss the importance of costumes; play costume game Voice Begin working on I’ll Fly Away; previous songsDance GZ Stomp; previous dances

Week 14

Drama Prop shop: discuss the uses of props, prop game VoiceI’ll Fly Away; previous songs Dance GZ Stomp; previous dances

Week 15

Drama Public speaking: winging it; also prepare subject for next week VoiceI’ll Fly Away; previous songs Dance GZ Stomp; previous dances

Week 16

Drama Public Speaking: short speeches on prepared subject VoiceI’ll Fly Away; previous songs Dance GZ Stomp; previous dances

Week 17

Drama Dramatic acting: work on some sad scenes VoiceI’ll Fly Away; previous songs Dance GZ Stomp; previous dances

Week 18

Wrap up, game day, end-of-class party

Intermediate Syllabus, 2010-2011

September 13 – January 24   2:15-2:45

Week 1

Parent/Teacher meeting; Game Day!

Week 2

Drama Emotions: body language, facial expressions, and words Voice Pitch building, Warm ups Dance Dance drills

Week 3

Drama Choose monologues/poems, divide into groups to discuss delivery Voice Pitch building, solfege (do, re, mi) with hand signs Dance Dance drills

Week 4

Drama First recitation of monologues; feedback on projection and delivery; discuss memorization techniques used Voice Solfege, begin learning The Little Beggar Man by ear Dance Snowball (English Country Dance)

Week 5

Drama Final recitation of monologues; discuss how feedback was helpful and how each student incorporated feedback into their practicing at homeVoice Solfege, The Little Beggar Man Dance Snowball

Week 6

Drama Pantomime: divide into groups with assigned action to mime and show class Voice Basic music reading; Rhythm, The Little Beggar Man Dance GZ Stomp

Week 7

Drama Imitation: discuss stereotypes and imitation techniques; play imitation games Voice Basic music reading; Notes, begin The Little Beggar Man Dance GZ Stomp; Snowball

Week 8

Drama Character building: groups to discuss character traits; each group will study a character in a script as well as design their own character Voice Begin What a Wonderful World; previous songsDance GZ Stomp; Snowball

Week 9

Drama Same group as last week; students will discuss their character and act out that character in different situations (within their group) VoiceWhat a Wonderful World; previous songsDance Choreo’d Swing dance A

Week 10

Drama Characters from each group will be assigned a situation to act out; students will be given a chance to perform their group’s character VoiceWhat a Wonderful World; previous songsDance Swing dance A, previous dances

Week 11

Drama Analysis of scripts: divide into groups to study a scene and discuss VoiceWhat a Wonderful World; previous songs Dance Swing dance A, previous dances

Week 12

Drama Games! Voice Harmony Dance Swing dance B, previous dances

Week 13

Drama Costumes: discuss the importance of costumes; play costume game Voice Begin Loch Lomond; previous songs Dance Swing dance B, previous dances

Week 14

Drama Prop shop: discuss the uses of props, prop game VoiceLoch Lomond; previous songs Dance Swing dance B, previous dances

Week 15

Drama Public speaking: winging it; also prepare subject for next week VoiceLoch Lomond; previous songs Dance Swing dance C, previous dances

Week 16

Drama Public Speaking: short speeches on prepared subject VoiceLoch Lomond; previous songs Dance Swing dance C, previous dances

Week 17

Drama Dramatic acting: work on some sad scenes VoiceLoch Lomond; previous songs Dance Swing dance C, previous dances

Week 18

Wrap up, game day, end-of-class party

Advanced Syllabus, 2011-2011

Please note that the syllabus for the drama portion will be made up with input from the students themselves.

September 13 – January 24    4:00-5:30

Week 1

Parent/Teacher meeting; Game Day!

Week 2

Drama Discuss learning styles and student preferences; develop individual “homework” plans Voice Music reading Dance Begin choreographing dance for The King’s Ball

Week 3

Voice Music reading Dance Choreograph dance

Week 4

Voice Music theory Dance Rehearse dance

Week 5

Voice Music theory Dance Rehearse

Week 6

Voice Begin learning Be Thou My Vision Dance Rehearse

Week 7

VoiceBe Thou My Vision Dance Rehearse (King’s Ball Oct 29th)

Week 8

Voice begin learning Loch Lomond in harmony Dance Advanced swing

Week 9

VoiceLoch Lomond; previous songs Dance Advanced swing

Week 10

VoiceLoch Lomond; previous songs Dance Advanced swing

Week 11

VoiceLoch Lomond; previous songs Dance Lindy

Week 12

VoiceLoch Lomond; previous songs Dance Lindy

Week 13

Voice begin learning The Little Beggarman in harmonyDance Lindy

Week 14

VoiceThe Little Beggarman; previous songs Dance Waltz

Week 15

VoiceThe Little Beggarman; previous songs Dance Cha Cha

Week 16

VoiceThe Little Beggarman; previous songs Dance Nightclub Two-Step

Week 17

VoiceThe Little Beggarman; previous songs Dance Hustle

Week 18

Wrap up, game day, end-of-class party

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