Public Speaking
Learning to debate and public speak reaps life long benefits. ​This course will give students the ability to be confident and comfortable when giving presentations, raising their hand in class, or even just casually conversating. Students will learn to know their audience, will study great speeches throughout history, and will learn to write speeches, manage anxieties, and deliver opinions and arguments in a calm and convincing way.
Debate
Learning to see both sides of an issue and being able to make an argument that convinces an undecided person of your opinion is one of the most valuable skills a student can have. The ability to write, research, and speak using evidence and sound logic will help students write papers, give presentations, and will be the foundational skill they will build on for years to come. Students will learn different debate styles and what a judge might be looking for in your delivery and content. They will practice debating in a very informative, interesting, and relaxed way during the class. Our coaches are accomplished former debaters who are passionate about debate and are eager to pass on their knowledge to the younger generation. They will be guiding students every step of the way,
Mock Trial
Students will learn public speaking and debate skills in the context of a mock trial. Each student is taught how to evaluate an argument, draft an argument, and present that argument in an effective manner. Students will be given a fact pattern for a fabricated legal case. Each student will be given a team and a role on that team. Students will be taught to evaluate the evidence and decipher which evidence supports their team’s position. Students will also be instructed in legal advocacy such as questioning witnesses, lodging legal objections, and delivering opening/closing arguments.
Acting
This class is for students who want to improve their speaking and acting skills to deliver stronger presentations, talks, speeches, interviews and auditions. Whether you are a shy person or an outgoing person, you can greatly benefit from taking acting classes. It helps you manage fear, nerves, and anxiety with empowering performance relaxation techniques. You will learn how to be much more assertive, and it will help you with your ability to communicate better.
Singing
Love singing? Let the music carry us around the world. In this 10week program, students will learn songs from famous musicals including Annie, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Hamilton, Sound of Music, Big River etc. The teacher, Ms. Sandra Bruce, is an accomplished singer and educator who specializes in musical theatre and choral music. Ms. Bruce loves working with young people who also love to sing. For years, she has been mentoring aspiring singers, actors, and piano students. She held Broadway singing camps for youth while working as the Head of the Vocal Music Department in Boynton Beach, Florida. She was also the Head of the Music Department at the American International School of Dubai.