drama | classes
drama | classes
The primary goal of the Studio PAVAS Drama Program is to develop in students the fundamental skills and techniques of drama and acting for various settings, such as; film, television, stage, and theatre. The classes are well suited for the beginning actor as well as for those who have had previous experience. All students will explore various areas of acting, such as movement, voice, and acting for the camera. Students will get personal attention and learn the discipline required to develop as strong actors.
Audition Preparation Classes
These classes will explore techniques and skills needed to prepare a successful audition. Whether it is for a school play, a commercial or an impending school entrance audition, this class will prepare students with the right tools to feel confident when walking into any audition.
Acting for the stage
In these classes students receive training in multiple techniques of stage acting. Disciplines covered include monologue, dialogue and group script analysis, classical text, improvisation techniques and scene study. The class curriculum follows the professional theatre world as closely as possible in an effort to offer current and up-to-date techniques.
Studio PAVAS is very excited to offer improv classes! These classes are for anyone who has ever watched an episode of Who's Line Is It Anyway? Or Saturday Night Live and wondered what it was all about. These classes will allow students with no previous experience to learn the basics of improv while growing more confident in a group setting, breaking out of their shell and being creative in a safe and encouraging environment.
The personal coaching classes are offered as private sessions for aspiring students to prepare them for post secondary programs and auditions. The sessions are custom designed based on the needs of each students.
Stage management classes are a great opportunity for students to get exposure to behind-the-scenes theatre training. Students will learn all about stage production, lighting, costume and scene design. They will also get hands on experience by being a volunteer and an integral part in producing the Studio PAVAS yearly Musical Theatre and Drama productions. (Volunteer hours can also be acquired for secondary students).
Students get to express themselves through acting, movement, and music. The curriculum of the Musical Theatre classes is balanced to enable students to equally hone their skills in all three disciplines required for Musical Theatre performances; drama, dance and singing. These classes are fun, highly creative and full of exciting exercises where students will learn how to integrate these disciplines by working on a variety of songs, scenes, dances and monologues from both traditional and contemporary musical theatre repertoire.