My name is Emily Armstrong and I am thrilled to be teaching your middle schoolers Drama this year!
I believe that the skills that students learn in Performing Arts are essential to their growth and development. Theater teaches students how to think creatively, explore every emotion, make important connections with others, and develop crucial communication skills. Theater embraces students from all backgrounds and experiences and demonstrates to them that every person has value, no matter where they come from or what they've experienced in life so far.
In the classroom, students are exposed to many eras of Theater throughout History, different styles and techniques of acting, the art of Theater Design and elements of Technical Theater. We explore these subjects through guided discussion, research and live performance. Each student is encouraged to try new things and bring themselves out of their comfort zone so that they can enhance their overall skills in empathy, public speaking and storytelling.
I also encourage students to get involved outside of the classroom and dive into live performance even deeper by participating in the performing arts extra-curricular activities (specifically plays and musicals).
I have an open door policy with students and parents alike, so if you ever have any questions about Drama class or would like to get your student involved, I'm happy to help and discuss!
Looking forward to telling some awesome stories together,