Dramatic Fanatics Youth Improv & Sketch Comedy Course
Taught by Certified Drama Instructor: Amy Beaucham
Lead Assistant: Actress and Creative Artist Janet Ree
Location: Kedron FIeldhouse and Aquatic Center
Ages: 7 - 14
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Instructor: Amy Beaucham
Dates: October 27 - December 15 (No Class 11/24)
This fun and rewarding eight week course will cultivate creative spontaneity, acting skills and collaborative story crafting through improvisational activities and sketch comedy. Each week, students will rotate through a choice of stations that include improv games, improv puppetry, improv dance, musical improv and sketch comedy. The written sketches will be based on ideas generated by improvised scenes produced in class. Enhancement of stage presence, effective use of expression and physicality to convey meaning and the overall development of the student as a vibrant, engaging, memorable young actor will be key goals of the curriculum. While there will be a strong emphasis on comedy within the course, students will be led in increasing their capabilities as dramatic actors as well. Within the instruction offered, nurturing of performance skills will be implemented in a very supportive manner through the joy of drama with fun lessons that encourage freedom of inventiveness as well as training in scripted acting. Learning of lines will only be necessary for the sketch comedy component. This course will prove to be valuable to any young person as it facilitates aptitude in reacting and responding to unexpected situations, builds confidence, fortifies team working/ensemble skills, inspires the use of creativity, promotes original thinking and encourages collaborative story crafting.
Following the instructional classes, students will be showcased equally during an entertaining closing program on Wednesday, December 20th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Southside Theatre Guild 20 West Campbellton Street Fairburn, Georgia. (Students arrive at 5:30).
The end of course celebration will be at the Kedron Fieldhouse December 22, during which pizza will be served, keepsake gift and certificates will be awarded, words of commendations for each student will be shared and family improv fun will be enjoyed.
Kedron ASP Students
Students enrolled in Kedron Elementary's ASP Program will be accommodated with safe escort from the school to the Field House by Mrs. Beaucham per parent permission. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Beaucham at 678-416-6004 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to Register is: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/peachtree-ga-parks-recreation/catalog
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Beaucham at 678-416-6004 or email her at email@example.com.