This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to express themselves through movement and to develop critical-thinking skills through the creative process of dance. Students of all dance abilities are welcome! Whether you have little to no experience, or you have been dancing all your life, you will thoroughly enjoy this course. Several different forms of dance will be explored such as hip hop, jazz, street jazz, lyrical jazz, ballet and contemporary. Strengthening and stretching classes will also occur on a regular basis. Students will participate in a number of performances throughout the semester as well as the final performance. Students will perform a group number in addition to their own self-choreographed dance(s). Students will get to choose the style, music, lighting and costumes. This course is an excellent outlet for anyone interested in dance.
DANCE: PERFORMANCE 10 (FA)
DANCE: PERFORMANCE 11 (FA)
DANCE: PERFORMANCE 12 (FA)
Dance courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to express themselves through movement and to allow students to develop critical-thinking skills through the creative process of dance. Students will work with the elements of movement: body, space, time, dynamics and relationship. These elements will be combined to create dances and routines. Students will work towards increasing their degrees of refinement and complexity as they gain experience and maturity in the group. Students will be required to perform outside of class time at designated competitions or events. Students will develop leadership skills through the planning of costume design, productions and routines. Several different forms of dance will be explored: hip hop, jazz, street jazz, lyrical jazz, ballet and contemporary. Strengthening and stretching classes will occur on a regular basis.
DANCE 12: CHOREOGRAPHY (FA)
Experienced dancers who already have credit for Performance Dance 12 may enjoy this advanced course in choreography. Students will choreograph combinations, teach lessons and lead exercises throughout the semester. They will be responsible for choreographing a number for the year end show and will have artistic control of that number. The term project will consist of a dance portfolio that demonstrates the students’ progress in the dance program.
MUSICAL THEATRE 11 (BAA)
Sing! Act! Dance! Have fun, develop new performance skills and create a fabulous major musical production. Instruction provided; no experience necessary. Commitment is all it takes.
Note: Classes run Mon, Wed. Thu 4-6 pm and performance evenings.
MUSICAL THEATRE 12 (BAA)
Students who have performed in Musical Theatre 11 have the opportunity to continue building their skills and developing their craft in another major musical production.
Note: Classes run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4-6 pm and performance evenings. Recommendation: Musical Theatre 11
THEATRE COMPANY 10, 11, 12
This is the course for students wishing to perform a class show. Students develop ensemble and acting skills in a safe, supportive environment, then choose, rehearse and perform a class show for a public audience. All necessary skills are taught and practiced, and casting is done collaboratively to ensure student comfort and success. There’s nothing like the thrill of owning the stage.
DRAMA 10, 11, 12
Students learn acting and performance theory and skills. They do not perform a public show at the end of this course. Improv, stage combat, movement, scene study, mask, relaxation, concentration, on camera acting,
communication, monologues and audition skills are some of the areas of study. This is an excellent introductory course and supplements the Theatre Company course.
THEATRE PRODUCTION 11 (FA/AS)
This course is designed to develop skills in backstage theatre, including set design and construction, theatre background, colour, scene painting, properties, lighting, and management. The course will involve the use of equipment, both manual and power, and will involve physical activities.
Note: This course runs outside the timetable.
THEATRE PRODUCTION 12: (FA/AS)
(Formerly Technical Theatre 12)
This course is designed to develop skills in backstage theatre, including set design and construction, theatre background, scene painting, properties, lighting, and management. The course will involve the use of both manual and power equipment and involve physical activities.
Note: This course runs outside the timetable.
THEATRE COMPANY 12 (AS)
(Formerly Theatre Management 12)
Heritage Woods has a very busy theatre, crewed entirely by students. This highly trained group sets up for assemblies, does tech support for performances and speakers, organizes concessions and ticket sales and assists many classes and clubs with their special events throughout the year. This is a project-based course; students must be independent workers, motivated and reliable. Teacher recommendation suggested.
Note: Classes run outside the timetable; events happen throughout the day and some evenings.
THEATRE PERFORMANCE 12: DIRECTING & SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT (FA)
Designed for highly motivated learners who have a desire to take their theatrical knowledge to the next level, this course provides students with the chance to write and direct their own one act plays. This course is an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills while exploring a whole new area of theatrical experience.
Recommendation: Theatre 11: Acting or teacher permission