Students work on their acting skills through various exercises, monologues, duologues, poems, scene study, etc. and work on play and character analysis.
About the Course
Students work on their acting skills through various exercises, monologues, duologues, poems, scene study, etc. and work on play and character analysis. Assigned piece(s) must be memorized. Students will get to perform their piece(s) at the end of the set class period. Students must bring a notebook, pencil and eraser.
In each quarter, students work on certain areas of Drama Studies:
- Quarter 1: Monologue Study
- Quarter 2: Dialogue Study
- Quarter 3: Story Telling and Improvisation
- Quarter 4: Scene Study
The students do warm-up, improvisation, and characterization exercises. In a 10-class period, students must bring in at least 3 selections, that they would like to work on from a specified study area for the quarter.
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- Quarter 1: Monologue – Contemporary Period
- Quarter 2: Dialogue – Contemporary Period
- Quarter 3: Improvise On the Spot
- Quarter 4: Scene – Themed and Suggested by the Instructor
Students individually perform 1 piece that they have worked on during the quarter, at the end of each quarter. Students are additionally provided other platforms to perform. Additionally, OVIMA Global has numerous performing platforms it has made available to students to promote our constant effort in developing CONFIDENCE & SELF-EXPRESSION in students.
In-class Performances (Non-Performance Quarter):
The 1st and 3rd Quarters are Non-Performance Quarters (Students perform in an In-Class Performance-Not Open to Parents and Public, ONLY to students).
Quarterly Jam Sessions
This is a platform made available for students to come together with whatever they want to sing or perform. They do not have to memorize their music for these Jam Sessions. Performance in these Jam Sessions is NOT MANDATORY but students are encouraged to participate.
Recital Performance (Performance Quarter):
The 2nd and 4th Quarters are Performance Quarters (Students perform in a Recital Performance – Open to Parents and Public).
Quarterly Seasonal Concerts
Students would prepare a song or piece per the Seasonal Theme Bollywood Style, and would have the opportunity of working with the instructor just once. This means that the student MUST come prepared knowing the tune of the song and lyrics from memory or knowing the piece completely in the case of instrumentalists. This again is NOT MANDATORY, but students are encouraged to participate.
If a student wants to be successful, then he/she must attend their classes regularly as participation and practice are two major components for success. Students / parents are required to notify OVIMA Global and the instructor in advance of any absences. For Drama & Speech Arts Classes there is just one day in the Quarter assigned for Make Up Classes. Students are NOT PERMITTED to miss more than ONE class in the Quarter. If a student is missing a class the OVIMA office must be informed 24 hours in advance.
- Laptop / Desktop preferably NOT ipad, tablet, phone
- Good Broadband Connection
- Have the Zoom app downloaded to their computer
- Microphone, Headphones, Amp.
- Bluetooth speaker or / and additional device to play a track on
Students MUST put in at least 30 mins of practice daily to see the difference from one week to the next. Additionally they are required to send in Practice Videos on the WhatSapp Group Chats so that instructors are able to guide them and constantly monitor their progress in as well as out of the classroom. All students must fill out the Practice Google Sheet shared with all students at the beginning of the quarter. Additionally, all students must fill out their Goals Sheet also shared with them at the beginning of the Quarter.
- Students MUST bring all materials, books to class.
- Students are responsible for buying their own books suggested by the teacher.
|Number of |
|Drama & Speech Arts 2D||Monday||5:30 pm||Deirdre Lobo D'cunha||Intermediate||10 Classes|
|Number of |
|Drama||Saturday||11:30 am||Bernard Dafney||12- 17 yrs||10 Classes|
|Drama||Monday||6:30 pm||Bruce Weinberg||7-11 yrs||10 Classes|
– Character Building & Analysis
– Develop Stage Presence
– Tools to Build Confidence and Self-Expression
– Learn to Connect With Your Audience
– Be the Character!
– Acting & Speaking through the Text
– Develop Stage Presence
– Believe in Yourself!