October Weekly Recaps: Week 1

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Our theme today was Compassion!

Ages 3-5: Children expressed feelings through color, movement, facial and physicalizations, learned stage directions, embraced characters through magic curtain, strengthened voices utilizing the terms projection and enunication, worked with physicalizations of puppetry ; discussed, embraced and acted out roles in the story “I love my bunnies“.  Children colored their version of compassion, shared their paintings with their peers and sculpted each of their classmates in their picture.

Ages 6-10: Students embraced the necessity of relaxation in their voices on the stage, how to breathe using the diaphram and focusing the voice through breath.  We focused on centering ourselves as actors and stage presence. By assuming roles and improvising through performance, students embraced characterization; discussed, and acted out roles in Dr. Seuss’ “Sneetches“. Students colored their version of compassion, shared their paintings with their peers and sculpted each of their classmates in their picture.

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ImageAges 3-5: Our theme today was dreams.  Children expressed feelings through facial and physicalizations, learned stage directions, embraced characters through magic curtain, strengthened voices utilizing the terms projection and enunication, learned characterization; discussed, embraced and acted out roles in the story “Cinderella“.  Children colored their favorite cinderella character based on the theme of dreams and sculpted each of their classmates in their picture.
 
Ages 6-10: Our theme today was dreams. This is an advanced class and I was able to work through several techniques I normally don’t even introduce until middle school.  Children expressed feelings through facial, physicalizations, and vocalizations.  We learned relaxation in the voice, how to breathe using the diaphram and focusing the voice through breath.  By assuming roles and improvising through performance, students embraced characterization; discussed, and acted out roles in Dr. Seuss’ “What was I scared of?“. Children colored their concept of dreams and aspirations based on today’s theme.

September Weekly Recaps: Week 4

September Weekly Recaps: Week 2

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Ages 3-5: Our theme today was generosity.  Children expressed feelings through facial and physicalizations, learned stage directions, strengthened voices utilizing the terms projection and enunication, learned characterization; discussed, embraced and acted out roles in the story “The Gift of the Magi“. Children also colored their version of generosity and sculpted classmates in a tableau of their pictures. 
 
Ages 6-10: Our theme today was generosity. Children expressed feelings through facial and physicalizations, learned stage directions, strengthened voices utilizing the terms projection and enunication, learned characterization; discussed, embraced and acted out roles in the story “The Gift of the Magi“. Children also colored their version of generosity and sculpted classmates in a tableau of their pictures.

September Weekly Recaps: Week 1

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Ages 3-5: Our theme today was compassion.  Children expressed feelings through facial and physicalizations, strengthened voices utilizing the terms projection and enunication, learned characterization; discussed, embraced and acted out roles in the story “The Velveteen Rabbit”.
 
Ages 6-10: Our theme today was gratitude.  Children expressed feelings through facial and physicalizations, strengthened voices utilizing the terms projection and enunication, learned characterization; discussed, embraced and acted out roles in the story “King Midas“.  Children improvised their own version of King Midas by making specific characters and creating dialogue.

Updates to our Fall Class Schedule!

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It’s less than a week away and we’re so excited as classes start THIS WEEKEND!!  Woot!

One change to the schedule, our current class roster on Saturdays is very low, so we’ve cancelled our Saturday classes.  However, we will be teaching every Sunday and hope that you’ll join us!  It’s going to be a great group and your children will be surrounded by new friends who will want to play!

To register, please visit our schedulicity site or email me directly at kris@shakespearessister.org.

Can’t wait to see you soon!!

Miss Kris