DELIVERING EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMING ARTS FOR OVER 67 YEARS

Geraldine Inder School of dance

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SPEECH AND DRAMA

At the Geraldine Inder School of Dance and Drama the Speech Classes are a popular option. Students are guided through the New Zealand Speech Board syllabus and can opt to take exams or not. Here we provide a safe environment for students to challenge themselves without feeling embarrassed or afraid of making a mistake.

Students practise relaxation and breathing exercises, voice activities, impromptu skills and drama games. A variety of material is used to engage and inspire students and to foster a love of reading and literature.

At the end of each year, students are given the opportunity to perform in the annual pantomime in either a group or solo role. This gives them the chance to step out of their comfort zone and a successful performance can be a huge confidence booster for individuals.

  1. Communication is encouraged through:
    • poetry
    • drama
    • reading and books
    • stories
    • talking to people
    • personal and researched ideas
  2. Impromptu skills are developed through:
    • listening
    • concentrating
    • thinking
    • synthesising ideas through language and actions

Over the years the students will develop a higher self-confidence. The stress and nervousness of having to speak in a public situation melts away as students learn how to relax and reduce anxiety to a minimum.


HOW STUDENTS CAN BENEFIT FROM SPEECH LESSONS