WE HAVE A FUN WEEK AHEAD
Thursday, MARCH 10 – 7:00 pm – Franklin Theater
Kaleidoscope Dance Concert
featuring our Middle and Upper School Danceflete Ensembles
and our Upper School Tech + Lighting Crew
SPIRIT WEEK EVENTS
Monday, March 7 – Twin Day
Event: Limbo – Atrium – 11:30-12:00 (activities are on today)
Tuesday, March 8 – Wacky Day
Event: Dodgeball – Gym -11:20-12:00 (no advising lunch)
After School Event: 3:00 – 5:00pm – 3v3 Basketball Tournament – sign up with Ross
Wednesday, March 9 – Pajama Day
Event: Musical chairs- Atrium – 10:00-10:25 (break)
Thursday, March 10 – Theme Day
Themes: dress up wearing the color of the flag of your grades country
Event: Grade Dance Off – Atrium– 11:25-12:00
IMPORTANT NOTE TO STUDENTS:
When preparing for your dance, please remember……
Dances will be voted on:
Appropriateness (of music, dance, and clothing)
Choreography and participation
After School Event: 3:30-5:30 – Dodgeball Tournament – sign up with Ross
Friday March 11 – Green White Day
No activities today
10:55 – head to the theater – special assembly followed by advising lunch
Performing Arts (PA) Classes run from 2-2:50p.m. on the dates listed below. The last day in each Term is a PA Class Sharing Day where all participants perform or share what they have learned.
March 21, 24, 28, 31
April 4, 7, 11, 14, 25, 28
May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19
New for Term3 – The Voice as Instrument: If you can speak, you can sing. Explore your own voice as an instrument and learn the basics of singing; breathing, articulation, resonance, phrasing, and the proper placement of the voice. Through material provided, we will also explore performance technique and how to communicate the story of a song. In addition, students are welcome to bring in a piece of music to share (with an instrument if they play). We will also look at a wide range of vocal artists through video and recordings as a way to further study the human voice. This workshop is for anyone who likes music and thinks they might like to sing in a relaxed, super supportive environment.
New for Term3 – Plays Out Loud: There is no better way to read a play than out loud with room full of other people.Discover great pieces of dramatic literature from the past and discover brand new cutting edge work as well. We will read and discuss these works in order to, share our responses, broaden our knowledge, understand how moments in history and styles in playwriting work together, enjoy the community of others, have fun acting and reading, and possibly use this forum as a way to suggest future theatre seasons here at Waynflete.
Steel Band: Students will gain skills on a steel drum as they develop rhythmic and pitch awareness along with ensemble skills required to contribute to the group process. Previous musical experience is helpful, but not required.
World Performance: Participants in World Performance will explore music of the Middle East through a hands-on experience. Nonmusicians and musicians alike will learn by doing as they study the many different rhythmic and melodic structures from Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine. No prior musical experience is required.
Stage Crew/Technical Theatre: Stage Crew concentrates on the backstage skills, safety workplace procedures, and production guidelines that make a show successful. Students will get an intense overview of all technical elements and will learn how to work as a part of a team to design, create, and build the lighting, the sets, the costumes, sound and props for a play. Students will also learn to create the environment in which a play resides.
Film: Students examine the process of piecing together film and video footage to form a structural narrative sequence. This course surveys several editing and film styles in order to consider choices film editors make and how these choices shape a film’s result. Students will spend the first two classes examining/discussing techniques of film with the goal of writing a short scene inspired by a style/genre of their choice. Students will collaborate with one another to experience the many hats of a filmmaker: writer, actor, director, and editor. Each student will participate in their classmates’ films and collaborate to produce their final works.
Public Speaking: This class will help students become more successful and self-assured public speakers. We will research and discuss exemplar speeches and speakers, which will inform our analysis of effective speeches and guide our insights into what makes a speech effective. With those insights in mind, we will practice various techniques and critique each other’s delivery. The class is open to all Upper School students, although preference will be given to members of the classes of 2016 and 2017.
Costume: An introductory course in the theory and process of costume design. Topics will include the skills needed to be a costume designer and the necessary steps to achieve designer status. Activities may include basic theatre history, research, play analysis, measurement, terminology, specialized skills (such as figure drawing). Students will successfully complete a design to be presented at the end of the term.