MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ACADEMY

                      

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

Put God First

Drama Classes

                                                                      DRAMA CLASSES

We are delighted to be adding an elementary, middle, and high school Drama program to our academy. As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our fees reasonable and affordable for our homeschooling community. Our fees are as follows: (Please scroll down for a description of each course)


Course: Elementary Drama
Grade Level: 2nd - 4th grade
Day/Time: Mondays @ 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Cost: $45 per month per child + $25 registration fee 
Book(s): No book. There is a script fee for your child's spring performance. It will be no more than $8 and will be due when scripts are ordered. Students need to bring a 3-ring binder (1/2 to 1 inch), paper, dividers, pens, pencils and their script to class. 
Instructor: Mrs. Kim Tisdale


Course: Middle School Drama
Grade Level: 5th - 8th grade
Day/Time: Mondays @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 
Cost: $50 per month per child + $30 registration fee 
Book(s): No book. There is a script fee for your child's spring performance. It will be no more than $8 and will be due when scripts are ordered. Students need to bring a 3-ring binder (1/2 to 1 inch), paper, dividers, pens, pencils and their script to class. 
Instructor: Mrs. Kim Tisdale


Course: High School Drama
Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade
Day/Time: Mondays @ 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Cost: $60 per month per child + $40 registration fee 
Book(s): No book. There is a script fee for your child's spring performance. It will be no more than $8 and will be due when scripts are ordered. Students need to bring a 3-ring binder (1/2 to 1 inch), paper, dividers, pens, pencils and their script to class. 
Instructor: Mrs. Kim Tisdale

*Mrs. Tisdale will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone, or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary."


Course Description


Elementary Drama (2nd - 4th grade)

Why teach drama to elementary school kids? Why, because it's fun, of course! More than just fun, drama opens a whole world of creative thinking, problem solving, positive self-image, communication, cooperation, and a plethora of other positive learning experiences in a safe environment designed to incorporate and encourage group building and ensemble. In the fall, we will use workshops to explore aspects of drama and acting such as spatial awareness, movement, expression and gesture. We will also explore character, storytelling, pantomime and more! The first semester will end with an in-class performance that will help prepare students for a spring production in April or May (date TBA). It's going to be an exciting year in our elementary drama class as we learn to worship God through His gift of theater. Come "play" with us at MHA!


Please note: Drama productions typically generate costs unusual to most classroom settings. Within the first few weeks of class, parents will have the opportunity to vote to do either fundraisers or to pay an out-of-pocket production fee. If the vote is for fundraisers, there will be at least one in the fall. Should the vote fall to the production fee, it will be due by October 15. Drama families, keep an eye on emails for details! 



Middle School Drama (5th - 8th grade)

Middle school students blossom in drama class! Drama classes are not only fun, they provide a safe environment in which to learn basic concepts useful in other classes and throughout life. In this class, students learn cooperation, confidence, self-control, discipline, communication, empathy, creative problem solving, and critical thinking, to name just a few of those all-important life skills. The fall semester will focus on workshop skills vital to acting such as the following: stage movement and spatial awareness, building ensemble, vocal and facial expression, gestures, exploring emotion, characterization, pantomime, and improvisation. The first semester will end with an in-class performance and auditions for the spring play. The second semester, we will focus on our spring production. Sharing in God's gift of creativity is awesome! An old proverb says, "Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand." Come get involved with drama class at MHA-it's the best place to learn and have fun together!


Please note: Drama productions typically generate costs unusual to most classroom settings. Within the first few weeks of class parents will have the opportunity to vote to do either fundraisers or to pay an out-of-pocket production fee. If the vote is for fundraisers, there will be at least one in the fall. Should the vote fall to the production fee, it will be due by October 15. Drama families, keep an eye on emails for further details!     


Also of note: Due to the nature of rehearsals, i.e. the more your child attends the better the performance. There may be 4-8 required rehearsals outside of class during the spring semester. Every effort will be made to ensure this is an easy process for everyone.    



High School Drama (9th - 12th grade)

God has given us a great gift in drama! Drama is an important tool for preparing kids to live and work in a world that is increasingly team-oriented and that requires a unique understanding of people. Through studying character analysis, drama students learn to understand the person. Through the study of script analysis, students learn how stories connect people and concepts together. Through participating in class exercises, your student will learn self-discipline and control, motivation, commitment, cooperation, working independently, time management, and much more. Through performance, drama students learn confidence, positive self-image, communication skills, respect for colleagues and for authority, thinking on their feet-the list is nearly endless. This art form is truly collaborative! This fall we will put all these concepts together in workshops that include movement, expression, vocal control, script and character analysis, pantomime and improvisation. The semester will conclude with an in-class performance and auditions for the spring play. The spring semester will focus on the play, with the production set in April/May. It's going to be a great year in drama class at MHA!


Please note: Drama productions typically generate costs unusual to most classroom settings. Within the first few weeks of class parents will have the opportunity to vote to do either fundraisers or to pay an out-of-pocket production fee. If the vote is for fundraisers, there will be at least one in the fall. Should the vote fall to the production fee, it will be due by October 15. Drama families, keep an eye on emails for further details. 


Also of note: Due to the nature of rehearsals, i.e. the more your child attends the better the performance. There may be 4-8 required rehearsals outside of class during the spring semester. Every effort will be made to ensure this is an easy process for everyone.         




*Here at M.H.A., we want all our students to have a pleasant and enjoyable learning experience so please feel free to come to us with any questions and/or concerns.*