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Advanced Drama

Dramatic concepts, performance, improvisation, stage design

New content each year, suitable for students to repeat multiple years



Melinda Rushing


Class size:

minimum 10, maximum 20


Additional fees:

$35 - scripts and music fees


Class options: (Meets once/week)

4-7th grade: (Tues-2) 10:10-11:30

7-12th grade: (Wed-3) 12:05-1:25


Pre-requisites for class:

Drama, or previous acting experience* See instructor


Graduation requirement:

Fine Arts credit for high school

  • Course Description

This course will be for students who have completed the Drama I course or who have previous acting experience (but will be up to the teacher's discretion).  We will dive deeper into many of the concepts introduced in the Drama I class.  We will explore more opportunities in improvisation.  We will also be working on longer monologues and putting together more short plays and scenes.  Students will gain knowledge of how to audition and practice this process. We will be working on learning how to project and enunciate better on stage.  This class will be challenged to continue expanding all their dramatic and stage skills. Students can continue to take this class for as many years as they desire as the curriculum and plays will evolve and adapt for them.

This class will prepare and perform a Christmas play at the end of the first semester.  This group will also be performing a longer, more involved play at the Drama review at the end of the second semester. 

  • Required Books & Materials
  • 3 ring notebook 

  • Notebook paper 

  • Pencil 

  • Classwork / Homework

Class time will consist of learning about dramatic concepts and proper performance techniques. Students will perform monologues in class and will work together on partner dialogue and scene performances. Class time will be used for rehearsals on partner work and preparing for performances. 

Students will be required to work on their monologues and scene lines outside of class. Memorization will be required for most performances both in class and on stage.

Approximate time for homework:  Times will vary but should not be more than an hour per week. There will also be one or two additional rehearsals leading up to our performance.

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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