Drama Classes

Drama

The Goal of Selah Drama is to encourage students to speak comfortably and audibly before large crowds of people, learn to present characters, improve in improv skills, work as a team with other actors and crew members, and acquire skills in all areas of the theater such as set, lighting, makeup, sewing, and stage managing. 

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Drama 100

Elementary aged students will enjoy creative theater techniques that build basic characterization, good stage presence, improv skills and working with peers. The class will meet in three sessions. The third session will cover Musical Theater.  (Wednesdays 3:30pm to 5:00pm, taught by Michelle Murray and Bethany Hill).








Drama 200: Building a Character11891211 1073898789288844 2704588827051606267 n 2

For new students entering on a High School or Junior High level, this class covers the basics of character development and stagecraft through improv, performance, and hands on instruction in set building, lighting, and costume construction. (Not offered 2016-2017). 











Drama 300: Voice and Dictiondolly

"If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is around to hear it, did it make a sound?" or "If an actor delivers a stunning soliloquy of a classic character, but no one can hear his voice, did communication occur?" Students will focus on technique for audible voice and diction in a theater atmosphere through acting games, scavenger hunts and warm-up techniques, in addition to a full length play. (Not Offered 2016-2017). 




 

Drama 301: Accents and Stage Movement phoebe

 

This class will cover the art of learning accents and developing character through stage movement. (Tuesdays 5pm to 7pm, taught by Michelle Murray). 






Drama 400: Shakespeareannie

Students will focus on the challenge of delivering Shakespeare's Renaissance verse in a manner that engages and entertains modern audiences. The class will learn just how witty and wacky the old bard really was. (Not offered 2016-2017). 








Drama 500: Realism11076260 991946660817391 801281526793295538 n

After the previous year of elevated verse and prose, students will return to a focus on delivering performances that show true life experiences. (Not offered 2016-2017). 











 

Drama 501: Advanced Performance Studies ern 104cropped

 

This class analyzes the various methods of acting created by famous individuals such as Stanislavski and Meisner. Students will also study advanced accents and stage movement.  (Fall semester, Thursdays 5pm to 7pm, taught by Michelle Murray). 

 

 


 

 


 


 

 


Drama 600: Stagecraftsound 3

The class will delve deeper than basic construction and cover the art of design in the stagecraft process of set, props, costumes, lights, sound and makeup. (Not offered 2016-2017).

 


 




Drama 700: Performance Groupsolo

This class is for college students. We will perform a variety shows at different venues. We are currently working on Only an Orphan Girl: or Dastardly Deeds at the Old Saw Mill, an action and romance filled melodrama. 







 

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Students will cover the basics of singing as a chorus, jazz dance, ballroom dance, and character acting. Students interested in solos may work with the director separately. (Spring semester, Thursdays 5pm to 7pm, taught by Michelle Murray and Heidi Early). 


 




 

Voice and Music Theoryjuliaanddavid

 

Students will learn the basics of sight reading, sight singing, rhythm, and vocal performance as a choir. This class is intended to give more time towards an excellent foundation in music, without the extra pressure of a performance. (Thursdays 4pm to 5pm, taught by Michelle Murray).

 


 

 

 

Jazz Dance 

 

This one-hour class will involve a half hour workout and a half hour of across-the-flour exercises designed to build strength, flexibility, and artistry in jazz dance , the basic dance of musical theater. This class is intended to give more time towards an excellent foundation in dance, without the extra pressure of a performance. (Thursdays 7pm to 8pm, taught by Heidi Early).