Through story-telling techniques and introductory improvisational games, students will develop a great sense of self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-expression. Students will strengthen their public speaking skills by presenting their work to one another within small group settings. The Drama curriculum at OTMS allows for integration across the curriculum as students apply their learned dramatic techniques to assignments for other classes. Class assignments consist of oral presentations, creative thinking, and problem solving. The Elements of Drama are taught through creative role play and improvisational exercises at the beginning or the end of a lesson. In our drama classes, students will have multiple opportunities to practice proper breathing, good diction, gesturing, and projecting their voice to any audience.
- enhancing self-awareness and self-confidence
- inspiring creative expression
- improving focus and maintaining concentration
- enriching communication skills and social interaction
- developing physical and vocal expression
- using drama to promote and cultivate reading, writing, and speaking
- deepening understanding of human behavior within the context of drama
- promoting cultural understanding
- acquiring historical perspective by exploring different periods and styles of theatre
Our Drama class at OTMS is an exciting and inviting environment for all students- both beginners and experienced performers- and we would love to have you join us!
DID YOU KNOW…
(The following statistics were posted by the American Alliance for Theatre & Education)
- Students involved in drama performance coursework or experience outscored non-arts students on the 2005 SAT by an average of 65 points in the verbal component and 34 points in the math component(1)?
- Drama activities improve reading comprehension, and both verbal and non-verbal communication skills?
- Drama helps to improve school attendance and reduce high school dropout rates(2)?
- A 2005 Harris Poll revealed that 93% of the public believes that arts, including theatre, are vital to a well-rounded education (3)?
- Drama can improve skills and academic performance in children and youth with learning disabilities?