Drama Program

Drama Program

So you’re interested in drama/acting? Or do you just want to find out what it’s all about? This class is where you want to be. Students will learn about theatre history and lore, stagecraft (you gotta come to find out what that means), the audition process, improvisation, theater games, and more to help one decide if theater or acting is for them. Best of all, as students are learning, they will be working on an original play that will be performed at the end of each session for family and friends!!!

Class Information:

This year in the Fall, we will offer a 10-wk beginner's course called "So You Think You Wanna Act?" and a 10-wk  intermediate course entitled "Drama: Masterclass". In the Winter/Spring, both courses will be combined for a 12-week session.

  • For Fall 2022:
    • The beginner's course will meet in the Worship Center on Tuesdays from 4pm - 5:30pm starting September 13th, 2022 thru November 17th, 2022.
    • The intermediate course will meet in the Worship Center on Thursdays from 4pm - 6pm starting September 15th, 2022 thru November 17th, 2022.
  • For Winter/Spring 2023:
    • The beginner/intermediate course will meet in DSA Studio #1 on Thursdays from 4pm - 5:30pm starting January 12th, 2023 thru March 30th, 2023.

Each session is designed to teach the following:    

  • The vocabulary of theatre (stage directions, slang, etc.)
  • Theatre History
  • Presentation (projection/diction)
  • Auditioning
  • Improvisation
  • Memorization

In addition, at the end of each session, all of the students will perform an original play. The roles, length, and complexity of the play will be determined by the student's development, desire, and ability during the course. In order to create value for the students, parents, family, and/or friends, the performance play will be at least 20 minutes in duration!!! This year the Fall Production will be on November 17th, 2022 at 6pm in the Worship Center and the Winter/Spring Production will be on March 30th, 2023 at 6pm in the Worship Center.

Meet Our Instructors:

Natalie Morales

 

Ms. Natalie was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She moved to Georgia 1-year ago and is a big-city girl through and through. She has been involved in the Arts for over 12 years, from drawing and painting, to acting, singing, and dancing. She has a passion for helping students develop and build their confidence in Performing Arts and ultimately, in building confidence in their God-given talents. Ms. Natalie believes that every student is uniquely gifted and her desire as the DSA Drama Assistant is to encourage the individual strengths of each student that enrolls in our Drama Program. 

Rob Britt

 

Rob has been working with children, youth, and adults for 20 years at Dunwoody Baptist Church in the field of drama.  He has been one of the primary leaders of the KidsPraise Service and Arts team for 3rd - 5th graders, which puts on 2 big productions each calendar year. One of the two productions is an original piece written by him. Rob is the writer/producer/director for the Worship Center drama productions for DBC’s annual Vacation Bible School going back 12 years.  He is also a long-time member of the DBC adult drama team where he has written and performed in both short-form sketches as well as longer productions.

In 2014, he felt a call to “quit his day job” and pursue writing as a career.  This process is still ongoing and there have been many blessings along the way.  Six of his sketches have been published in Christmas and Easter-themed drama books published by Carpenter’s Son Publishing in 2015-2016. He has written plays bought and performed by Freedom Academy, Knoxville Tennessee.  He wrote all the original dramas for the “Heroes of History” VBS curriculum based on the “Max & Liz” books by Jenny Cote.  In 2015, Onstage Atlanta chose his Christmas sketch “Shelf on an Elf” to be performed by their professional theater company as part of their “Merry Little Holiday Shorts” series. 

Rob enjoys working with children and youth, and combining that with his love of drama is one of his life’s greatest joys.  His wife, Lyndy and 16yr son, Adam ARE Rob’s greatest joys and they support his theatrical endeavors to the fullest.  Adam is involved in drama at John’s Creek High School as both an actor and sound engineer.  Lyndy is a behind-the-scenes person who uses her sewing and crafting skills to help with costumes and props. 

 

Fee Structure & Registration

Select from the links below to register and/or submit your online payment for this course. If you register after the course has started, the total course tuition cost or your monthly tuition and registration fee(s) will be due upon registration. You have the option to submit your tuition payment in full or monthly. If monthly is chosen, you will be billed on or around the 10th of each month, Sept - Nov for the 1st session, and Jan - March for the 2nd session. The DSA schedule factors in all holidays and school breaks.   

Drama course Fees:

Class:

Class Length:

Monthly Billing:
Includes tuition 

So You Think You Wanna Act?:

Grades: 3rd to 6th

No experience necessary

1.5 hours

 

Fall 2022: 10wk course: $106.25 /mo (Sept - Nov)

Winter/Spring 2023: 12wk course: $127.50/mo (Jan - March)

(a costume/prop fee of $35 will be charged in Nov & March)

Drama: Masterclass:

Grades: 4th to 8th

Prior Drama course or acting experience required

2 hours

Fall 2022: 10-wk course: $141.67/mo (Sept - Nov)

(a costume/prop fee of $35 will be charged in Nov)

Annual Registration Fee:

$35 to be billed annually upon registration.
($20 per additional family member). 

We do offer various discounts:

(Senior Discount, Multi-Students/Sibling Discount,
Multi-Class Discount and/or DBC Member Discount)

 

New Student Registration

Returning Student Registration

  

 

Holiday Schedule

2022-2023 Drama Courses: Session #1: September 12th, 2022 thru November 17th, 2022. Session #2: January 9th, 2023 thru March 30th, 2023

Sept 12th, 2022 - Nov 17th, 2022 1st Session

November 17th, 2022

Fall Performance
Jan 9th, 2023 - March 30th, 2023 2nd Session

March 30th, 2023

Spring Performance

Tuesday or Thursday classes that fall on a holiday will be held unless indicated on the above schedule. You will be responsible for the payment of these lessons. Please carefully read the DSA attendance and cancellation policies.

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