EDS is excited to offer a brand new enrichment opportunity for young actors and actresses in the CSRA! Playmakers will be offered Monday nights from 5:15-6:15 at The Episcopal Day School. Run by Mary Anne Symms, local acting coach/teacher, who has years of experience with youth theater. This class is open to Elementary/Lower School and Middle School students of all ages who are looking to increase their acting experience and opportunities. Dates for the class are 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27. The cost to participate is $145. Please register through this link.
This class helps students gain confidence and grow as young artists. Before actors take their places for a show, they must audition and rehearse. In this class, students will first learn how to audition effectively. Then using scripted scenes, they will explore the rehearsal process while learning about character development, character relationships, blocking, vocal projection, ensemble skills, and memorization techniques. We will incorporate fun improv exercises and other theatre games each class in addition to rehearsing scenes from classic children’s theatre.
If you are looking for something right after school and your student does not have experience acting, our Act Up! Theater enrichment begins its second session in March and you can sign up now!
On Wednesday, December 14, the EDS After School Dance Program had a winter showcase where the dancers performed selections from The Nutcracker. The recital took place in the Parish Hall, and parents were invited to dance with their ballerinas to close out the show! If you are interested in learning more about the dance program, or any other spring enrichments, please email Elise Folk or check out the registration website by clicking here. Check out all the enrichment pictures here!
On Saturday December 10, the Will Avery Basketball enrichment program ended with a 3 on 3 tournament. 2nd and 3rd grade students were put on teams and picked NCAA team names, while 4th and 5th picked NBA team names. In the NCAA bracket we had UGA, Alabama, UNC, and Duke. After a wild, double elimination tournament UNC proved victorious! In the NBA bracket we had the Golden State Warriors, the Atlanta Hawks, and the San Antonio Spurs. The NBA tournament was a nail biter as well with The San Antonio Spurs winning it all. Thank you for everyone who came out to support our Lower School athletes! Spring enrichments (January-May) are on the website and registration is open!
Dr. Melanie O’Meara, formerly Melanie Kitchens, EDS Alum, and her Augusta University Performance Studies students spent a few days with the after school kids. They practiced warm up exercises and learned about performing. They will be back next week for 2 more days of performance fun!