Performance Goals: To build fundamental knowledge of the performing arts To help students in developing performance skills, and what it means to be an artist To emphasize work ethic, self discipline, and social skills To gain skills for public speaking and self-confidence To become more knowledgeable about one’s self, and to become more responsive to others To develop imagination and intuition, and learn to more easily project one’s self into unfamiliar situations Course Description: This is an introductory class in the arts with an emphasis on drama and theater as art forms. Students will experience a sampling of styles and traditions of performing arts, and explore their own creative and artistic possibilities through drama games, skits, improvisation and reading plays. By the end of this course, students will learn to better concentrate their energies, work with others, and have nurtured skills and attitudes that will be useful in every aspect of learning and life.
Required Materials: Single Subject Notebook, Composition Book, or a section of binder devoted to PERFORMANCE. This notebook will be checked twice in class at the midterm and near the end of the term and is worth up to 100 points combined. For each class period, the date, learning target and class notes should be written in this notebook. It is your study guide for quizzes. Notebook should be organized, legible and complete. If you are absent, you need to get notes from another student in order to get full points. Pencil or pen Grading: Behavior / Participation 70% Notebook/Assignments /Tests 30%
Daily Participation Points : Up to 10 points may be earned daily for being prepared for class with materials, active participation, and following directions. Notebook requirements are explained above and points are earned for completeness. If a student misses a class they are responsible for getting notes from another student.
Classroom Expectations: · Come to class prepared to learn with required materials. · Write down the daily learning target and date EACH CLASS. · Use notebook to take class notes, journal, etc. and keep it organized as it will be checked and will be worth up to 100 points. · This is a drama class, so be prepared to try new things and have a good attitude. Negative attitudes and behavior toward self or others are not acceptable.
Classroom Ground Rules: No food, drinks, or gum (water only) Respect each other and the room and leave the room in the state you found it. Pick up after yourself. Keep the choir room a safe space—physically and mentally. No put downs.