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Drama classes enable the children to express themselves through words, gesture and body language and teach them confidence to get up in front of their peers and perform their own and others’ pieces of work.
They learn to respect the work of their fellow classmates and give constructive feedback on how they can improve their work and progress to the next level. Basic stagecraft techniques are taught in a safe environment where the student can explore the different drama conventions and principles in order to enhance the message or idea they are trying to convey.
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During Music classes students learn how beat, rhythm, dynamics and pitch are used in different genres of music. Students experience and create music by learning to play tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, creating music that reflects a theme or emotion and producing sound effects to compliment their drama performances.
They learn to read melodies and rhythms on a range of instruments and by using their voices. Singing forms an integral part of the Music program, with many of the elements coming together to communicate historical and cultural information.
Dance and movement are prominent in the junior years programs to help students with their spatial awareness and co-coordination and gives them an outlet to express themselves and read the body language of others.
For students in the senior half of the school, dance is more about exploring formations that can be created with their bodies and expressing themselves by dancing to music. They will learn to critique and comment on dancing and movement performed by others.