In addition to learning Music theory, students are taught to play any one of the following instruments:
Primary students are taught how to play common melodies, basic scales, and common chord structures. The primary keyboard classes are intended to equip the child with the ability to play a song when asked to.
Children at primary are equipped with the ability to name the parts of a guitar and tell their importance, tune the guitar, practice the proper posture, handling and care for the guitar, basic chords and strumming patterns, numbering and naming the guitar strings, basic scales and the ability to play simple melodies. Every child is monitored closely and is given further lessons when necessary to improve his or her ability to play.
The primary classes are enabled to name the parts of the drum set, posture and handling of the drum sticks, basic drum rudiments, how to coordinate the left hand and the right hand together and feet, how to play basic drum beats. They are closely monitored to make sure that every child is improving and are given further lessons when they are required.
Dance has been said to be the hidden language of the soul. Orel-Vine children are taught to express this art form.
An experienced ballet master teaches our ballerinas the basic concepts of classical ballet, movement, music appreciation, rhythm and poise. Ballet lessons at Orel-Vine introduce important ballet basics as well as encourage imagination and creative movement. The lessons include guidance on proper posture, pointe work (ballet feet) and arm positions, as well as various floor exercises. Our ballerinas learn about moving in a routine and working together as a group, body control, co-ordination and elevation. We also focus on self-expression and interpretation. Ultimately each student leaves with a wealth of experience.
Skilled choreographers work with the children to create animate compositions that are as expressive as they are enjoyable. Our young dancers are thereby able to mix various modern dancing styles to not only boost their dancing skill but also tell stories with their movements. Contemporary dance at Orel-Vine is used as a form of unwinding but also builds creative thought and action, a sense of performance and audience, developing kinesthetic, spatial and visual awareness. In the end, contemporary dance builds self-confidence and esteem by providing a medium of enjoyment, motivation, aspiration and achievement.
Drama has been said to be the symbolic language with which we represent the ‘real’ world. Drama stimulates creativity and provides students with an outlet for emotions, thoughts, and dreams. Within drama students can explore a new role, try out and experiment with various personal choices and figure out solutions to problems both from their life and those faced by the characters they portray. Drama moulds communication, self-control, discipline, teamwork, tolerance and empathy. Our children have a chance to attain all these benefits and more through our drama club. Our young actors get a chance to present to the general community through an annual theatrical production.
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