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École Riverside Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Riverside Drama and Theatre Department


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This course will provide students with basic acting skills in areas of mime, voice, movement, stage combat, improvisation and some script work in a positive, creative atmosphere aimed at improving students’ confidence and cooperative skills. Students learn the conventions of theatre while performing for each other in class, and build at least one class performance.


Student actors further their skills in this exciting performance course. In a comfortable and supportive environment, actors develop their theatrical understanding and ability through scene creation, script analysis, character development, improvisation and movement. Performance pieces are tailored to suit the class.


Open to grade 11 and 12 students, this program is focused on exploring physical movement, choreography and performance. Students who enrol will experience a variety of dance styles while taking part in challenging physical experiences. Students should expect a combination of high-level physical activity along with studying the development of dance and its role in culture and society. Willingness to perform will be an important component of the course, as students will be required to choreograph routines that will be performed in, and beyond the classroom.


Acting 11 is a performance-based course designed to allow actors to develop autonomy in their acting process through performance. These actors will be offered challenge workshops, and be continually engaged in rehearsal or performance of a variety of shows, for a variety of audiences, including each other. Significant emphasis will be placed on the student’s level of commitment in the class productions.


Acting 12 prepares the acting student for further experiences in theatre at the college or university level. Students will gain further experience in script analysis and scene work while developing stronger acting skills and deeper self-awareness. Significant emphasis will be placed on performances throughout the semester and on diverse theatre styles such as Clown and Realism.


So, you want to be a star? This busy course is a fast-paced introduction to rehearsing, producing and performing in the Broadway musical style and this group of performers will make up the backbone of the Spring musical at Riverside open to the general public. Students will learn and practice singing, dancing and acting skills and are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for and effort in all three areas, regardless of experience. Students will work on some technical skills to support the production. The course also touches on the history of musical theatre. Some instrumentalists (especially piano) will be needed for this course. Students will be involved in after-school rehearsals in addition to classroom work.


Musical Theatre 12 is an extension of Musical Theatre 11. Students participate in the production and performance of a Broadway musical. Students in Musical Theatre 12 will take leadership roles particularly in choreography and vocal exercises. Although the course focuses mainly on acting, singing and dancing, students will also participate in other musical theatre activities including costume building, prop design, make-up and lighting. Students in this course are required to participate in after school rehearsals.

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École Riverside Secondary School

2215 Reeve Street, Port Coquitlam BC
V3C 6K8
604-941-6053 604-937-8058
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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