Students at this level are expected to understand the mechanics of improvisation, communication and devise their own stories and interpret dialogue.
Each lesson will have an element of voice work which can be adapted to mood or meaning. Students are encouraged to experiment with space and the structure of their stories. Retelling these stories with interesting characterisation is encouraged.
The structure of improvisation and public speaking is a focus within the Primary program. Students will be introduced to different forms of poetry and prose as a stimulus with the main focus being the ability to work cooperatively in a group to create a presentation that communicates.
HOW LONG ARE THE CLASSES?
Each class is an hour in length, held in the drama studio, for a term which is usually 9 weeks.
CAN PARENTS STAY FOR THE CLASS AND WATCH?
Parents are not encouraged to stay for the lessons as the child tends to focus on their parent’s approval and this can distract them from the lesson.
WILL MY CHILD GET ANY PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES?
Each year N-QADA produces two plays – one for the older students and one for the younger students. Both of these plays are performed at Peace Lutheran College. All students must be available for rehearsals on Saturday afternoons. This is not a complusory activity.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD NEED TO WEAR TO THE CLASS?
Our students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN A CLASS?
N-QADA classes are capped at 10 students per class to ensure maximum input from each student.
INDIVIDUAL LESSONS WITH N-QADA?
Individual lessons are available for all ages. Students can require an individual lesson if they are entering the Eisteddfod or Exams. However, there are students that come for indiviual lessons for help with oral presentations at school. These lessons can be scheduled before or after school.
The length of the lessons will depend on the student’s need. These lessons can range from half an hour to one hour in length.
HOW DO I ENROL WITH N-QADA?
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