Classes


Speech and drama skills are incredibly useful in our careers and everyday lives. Speech and drama skills help us to educate, persuade, entertain, encourage, inspire and enlighten each other. Sadly, these skills are often underdeveloped in many people. That's where our Group Classes come in.

 

Classes are kept small (6-12 people) to ensure a good amount of individual attention and practice.  All skill levels and abilities are welcome. The core of classwork involves applying various speech and drama techniques to a practice text, usually some form of literature like plays, scripts, poems, fables, short stories, etc. In each class a new technique, skill, or topic of focus will be introduced and worked on. Fun theatre and improv games support the learning process by continually developing creativity, imagination, expressiveness and confidence.  

Highlights

-Become a more confident and compelling communicator or performer.

-Perform powerful poetry and dramatic works including Shakespeare.

-Grow your creativity, imagination, and expressivity with fun improv games.

-Manage fear, nerves, and anxiety with performance relaxation techniques.

-Enhance your ‘presence’ with posture, breathing, and voice techniques.

-Learn from highly qualified, passionate, and professional performing artists.

Explore

Physical Expression

Posture, movement, gestures, facial expressions, eye contact

 

Vocal Expression

Volume, pitch, tone, pace, rhythm, inflection, gesture, pauses, articulation, accents

 

Emotional Expression

Convey meaning and feeling using techniques to connect imaginatively with texts

 

Performance Relaxation Techniques

Release tension, nerves, and fear through relaxation & breathing techniques

 

Acting

Break down scripts (speeches and scenes) and bring it to life

 

Improvisation

Enhance your spontaneity, creativity, and imagination with energizing games

 

Speaking Verse & Prose

Vocabulary, word usage, poetic devices, figures of speech, literary devices

 

Speeches

Informative, persuasive, entertaining, impromptu

 

Storytelling

Explore the importance of  story elements, theme, tone, characters

 

Interview, Debate & Persuasion Skills

Listen to other views, offer and defend your opinion

 

Audience Engagement Techniques

Know your audience, read a room, sense and change the atmosphere

 

Performance Practice

Rehearse and perform a short piece of your choice at end of term to a small audience



Speech & Drama Classes

Fall Speech & Drama Class: Children (Ages 7-12)

Registration OPEN. Space is limited. 

  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Dates:  Oct 28 - Dec 16
  • Frequency: one class per week
  • Day: Saturdays
  • Length: 1 hr sessions
  • Time: 10-11am
  • Size: 4-10 people
  • Price: $400 ($50 per class)
  • Location: St. James Community Square - 3214 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 2L2
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Fall Speech & Drama Class: Young Adult (Ages 13-18)

Registration OPEN. Space is limited. 

  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Dates: TBD
  • Frequency: one class per week
  • Day: TBD
  • Length: 1 hr sessions
  • Time: TBD
  • Size: 4-10 people
  • Price: $400 ($50 per class)
  • Location: St. James Community Square - 3214 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 2L2
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Fall Speech & Drama Class: Adult (Ages 19+)

Registration OPEN. Space is limited. 

  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Dates: TBD
  • Frequency: one class per week
  • Day: TBD
  • Length: 1 hr sessions
  • Time: TBD
  • Size: 4-10 people
  • Price: $400 ($50 per class)
  • Location: St. James Community Square - 3214 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 2L2
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Speech & Drama Training

Developing confident & compelling communicators & performers

Vancouver, BC, Canada

778.686.7557