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
Speak with the correct usage of breath, vowels, etc., to project your voice, and be heard by the last person in the room. Technique which will not only help you speak clearly, but speak with finesse, and confidence. Learn to speak extemporaneously. Poems, speeches, etc. are assigned to students and must be memorized. Students will get to perform at the end of the 10 weeks. Students are encouraged to sign up for at least 10 weeks to see the difference. Students must bring a notebook, pencil and eraser.
In each quarter, students work on certain areas of Speech Arts Studies:
- Quarter 1: Mime Scene
- Quarter 2: Brief Talk and Conversation
- Quarter 3: Story Telling
- Quarter 4: Speech
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.
Who can Join
Speech Repertoire to be as follows:
- Quarter 1: Poetry
- Quarter 2: Prose
- Quarter 3: Story
- Quarter 4: Speech
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 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.
– Work on being in the Moment
– Developing Stage Presence
– Tools to Build Confidence and Self-Expression
– Audience Connection
– Speak in the Moment
– Speak through the Text
– Develop Stage Presence
– Believe in Yourself!