after school programs
After-school programming serves as a creative outlet for students who take a particular interest in the performing arts. Our typical after-school program operates on a two semester structure, fall and spring, with 8-12 two-hour rehearsals, once a week, each semester. Rehearsals include rotating workshops in song, dance, and drama as well as full cast activities.
We use a rotating workshop format to allow all students to experience a balance of lessons in drama, song, and dance. Students spend 15-30 minutes working on each performance area before reconvening with the group at the end of the rehearsal. We use this format as a guideline, but with all artistic work, it often fluctuates weekly to meet the needs of the specific students we serve.