Acting I/II/III/IV

Open to Grades: 9-12 for credit and 6-8 for non-credit

Florida Course Code Directory # 0400370 / 0400380 / 0400390 / 0400400

LINKS TO KNOW

https://www.facebook.com/groups/actingclass.ncs

http://www.newcovenantschool.com/activities/site-classes/acting-highschool

When

  • Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm; Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; other times as needed.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 3 pm – 4:30 pm; January 8 from 6:30 – 9 pm and continuing through performance.

  • Ends with two performances, tentatively scheduled for Thursday/Friday, March 8 & 9, 2018

  • Monday nights November to early March plus Saturday mornings from mid-January to mid-March. A specific list of dates and times will be available in the school office in early September.

Where

  • November & December: School facility
  • January & February & March: varies between NCS, storage units, and performance venue

Cost Per Student

  • $15 registration fee
  • $40 tuition fee
  • Each actor will be given a list for a makeup kit based upon the role played.  This is to preserve sanitary conditions and promote student health.  
  • Actors will be asked to buy appropriate shoes for their role.
  • Students and Adults who do not return their script will be charged the cost of a new script plus shipping.

Prerequisites

None

Registration Deadline

September 8th, 2017.

This is a firm deadline so we can order the correct play based upon how many students will be participating.

Instructor

Sandra Hancock and others

Dress Code

  • Students should wear clothing that allows them to move freely and to get messy (for some modules).  No shorts. No sleeveless shirts. No flip-flops.  
  • Also, boys must wear long pants to all rehearsals; girls must wear long pants or a long skirt (as decided by the instructor depending on their costume in the performance) at all rehearsals.  
  • All shirts must be long enough to cover the tops of pants/skirts when the student's arms are fully extended above the head.
  • If the student has long hair, it should be pulled back in a hair tie/scrunchy/bobby pins/etc. unless otherwise directed by the instructor. For this class, long hair will be defined as long enough that it can be pulled back into a hair tie OR bangs long enough to reach the tip of the student's nose.

Other information

  • This class will meet NCS requirements for performing arts credit. Level designation of I, II, III, or IV will be determined by student’s previous credits.
  • Students must be willing to spend time outside of class memorizing their scripts.
  • Students must be willing to spend time outside of class throughout December and early January memorizing their scripts with the expectation that the script will be memorized no later than January 15th. Class time is not the time to memorize the script. Memorization is done at home. Class time is for working on blocking, movement, acting, etc. Students will be expected to memorize not only their own lines, but most lines in any scene in which they perform.
  • Parents should expect lengthy rehearsals during the two weeks prior to the performances, one week of which will be tech week. Tech week is not for actors to memorize lines; Tech Week is for the tech crew to develop proficiency.
  • Parents will be expected to make sure their student(s) are spending time each DAY memorizing the script.
  • Students should bring their own meals and beverages as needed.  We cannot supply these due to many varied dietary restrictions.  Send the meal with the student; since there is no set eating time and students eat when they have free moments, students should bring their own meals which do not require heating or refrigeration.  We discourage parents from bringing meals to students unless it is impossible to do otherwise.
  • Acting is not only fun, but it also contributes to our self-confidence and to our ability to empathize with others by allowing us to experience life from another being's point of view.  Acting encourages us to use memorization skills as well as body movements that assist us in moving gracefully.  Acting for a production allows students to gain skill in working in groups and allows students to have opportunities for leadership.
  • Parents are not allowed to attend rehearsals unless they are acting in the play or are participating in a tech position.