Classes Offered

Theatre Department Information

Department Chair: David Peterson

Course Offerings

Coming Next Year!!! Broadway Dance 1 and 2

Course Descriptions

Theatre I

Semester: 0.5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None.

This course offers the opportunity for a variety of performance experiences, which may include the following: scene work, monologues, stage combat, improvisation, and pantomime. Major emphases of the class are on developing beginning acting skills and self esteem. It is suggested, but not required, the student take Theatre I in the fall and Theatre II in the spring.

Theatre II

Semester: 0.5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Theatre I

As a continuation of Theatre I, this course extends development of acting skills and self esteem. Course work may include the following: scene work, monologues, improvisation, play and character analysis, auditioning, musical theatre, and Shakespeare. Participation in play production is encouraged. It is suggested, but not required, that the student take Theatre I in the fall and Theatre II in the spring.

Theatre III

Year: 1.0 credit

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Theatre I and II and/or instructor's approval.

This course emphasizes the development of a higher level of acting skills. Course work may include the following: improvisation, play and character analysis, directing, theatre history, musical theatre, stage combat, and advanced acting techniques. Participation in play production is encouraged.

Theatre IV: Directing and Acting

Year: 1.0 credit

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Theatre III and/or instructor's approval.

This class allows students to pursue the fundamentals of stage direction. Course work may include the following: directing and advanced acting, film directing, script and character analysis, and design concepts. Work outside of class time is expected for rehearsal and performances.

Theatre Production Ensemble - The Encore Players

Year: 1.0 credit

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Audition and/or application.

This audition-only course is for the advanced theatre student. Students will develop advanced production techniques. Play production is the core of this class. Students may be required to participate in the productions.

Technical Theatre I

Semester: 0.5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None.

Materials Fee: $30.00

This course offers for students the opportunity to participate in phases of stagecraft activities. Course work may include the following: scenery construction, stage lighting, make-up, sound, publicity, design, theatre organization management, and maintenance.

Technical Theatre II

Semester: 0.5 credit

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I and/or instructor's approval.

Materials Fee : $30.00

This course offers the serious technical theatre student the opportunity to participate in the phases of technical theatre. Course work may include the following: advanced scene design, advanced lighting design, advanced sound design, stagecraft, publicity, make-up, costumes, theatre organization, and management. Students may be required to participate in after-school productions and assume crew responsibilities.

Technical Theatre III

Year: 1.0 Credit

Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I and II and or instructor's approval.

Materials Fee: $30.00

Within this course students will learn and apply leadership and management skills related to the technical theatre field. Students will practically implement their previous technical theatre knowledge on realized educational productions and explore ways to find and create other opportunities that utilize their technical abilities both inside their school as well as the community. Upon completion of this course, students should have the knowledge, skills, and materials needed to apply for jobs within a technical theatre career. This course may require afterschool participation/leadership within the school production.

70910 Broadway Dance I

Credit Type: 0.5

Fine Arts credit Grades: 9. 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to teach the student who is new to dance the basics of a wide variety of stage movement that is utilized in performance situations. Ballet, tap, jazz and improvisational dance will be the focus of the semester. Students will be required to dress in clothing appropriate for movement and participate in warm-ups and dance class. The students will also be required to choreograph a dance piece at the end of each unit. This is a performance-based class.

70915 Broadway Dance II

Credit Type: 0.5

Fine Arts credit

Grades: 9. 10. 11. 12

Prerequisite: Broadway Dance I This course is designed for the intermediate level dance student to learn a variety of dance styles and choreographic techniques that are utilized in performance situations. Course work will include the following: the research of choreographers and choreography from Broadway musicals, video reconstruction, improvisational techniques, jazz, tap, modern, and ballet techniques. Students will be required to dress in clothing appropriate for movement and participate in warm-ups and the execution of dance vocabulary assigned in each unit. There is time expected out of class for dance concert rehearsals and performances in the spring semester