Creative Voices 1

In order to explore their voices and their potential to communicate ideas clearly and powerfully, children require tools and practice. In Creative Voices 1, students learn how to greet and interact with peers and adults, how to organize ideas with creativity and clarity, and how work together to bring stories to life.

This weekly 50 minute group class is for students who turn 3 years old by September 1, 2018.

Creative Voices 2

Creative Voices 2 provides students the opportunity to explore communication in greater depth, through a series of supporting private lessons with their Creative Voices teacher, in addition to the regular group classes. These private sessions allow the teacher to further guide blossoming skills by providing advanced levels of challenge.

This weekly 50 minute group class with series of supporting 28 minutes private lessons is for students who turn 4 years old by September 1, 2018. 

Creative Voices 3

 

Creative Voices 3 is designed to help developing minds connect ideas and feelings to the words they speak, as well as familiarizing them with the ways we use our faces and bodies to communicate. In this course, students expand their areas of exploration to include poetry, stories, rhyme, and movement.

This weekly 50 minute group class is for Kindergarten students or students who turn 5 years old by December 31,2018. 


PRIVATE SPEECH ARTS

Private classes form the core of our program for one reason—they work. Over more than two  decades, BASA has refined our curriculum to build effective and confident communicators, using literature as source material to hone speaking skills, develop critical thinking ability, and inspire students to be better people. Our program offers an adaptable experience which can be tailored to the needs of individual students, covering a broad spectrum of skills.

This weekly 28 minute private class is available to students aged 5 years old  by September 1, 2018 and up.


SSAT Writing Prep

Using techniques honed through BASA’s Writers’ Room and as a professional writer, our Writer-in-Residence will prepare students for success during the live SSAT writing experience, through a number of in-class and at-home writing exercises based on previous SSAT tests. The course will focus on story creation and execution, time management and organization, grammar and punctuation, and the ability to write from different perspectives and tenses. Students will gain confidence in their own ideas and learn the skills to present those ideas with clarity and precision


Performance Program

Creative freedom and confidence in self-expression are essential life skills for young people. This course combines elements of theatre, performance studies, and drama, including improvisation, physicality, and characterisation with technical aspects of safe vocal and physical technique, to equip students with tools that will serve them well in their education and adult life. Students will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and express their unique sense of creativity as well as collaborate with other students to share imaginative stories in a supportive group environment


BASA’s group writing classes offer encouragement from both teacher and peers, through an instructor-designed curriculum that allows for in-class writing time, as well as peer workshopping opportunities. Students will explore a variety of writing styles and techniques with the goal of becoming stronger writers, capable of adapting their skills to any assignment. The final lesson in the group writing classes is a reading to which parents are encouraged to attend, enabling students to write towards a deadline, build community, and showcase their accomplishments.

Young Authors group writing


Introduction to Speech Arts Group Class

Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision is the basis of building meaningful relationships in our personal, educational, and professional lives. In our Introduction to Speech Arts class, students will work collaboratively to build the foundations of effective communication by producing engaging material and delivering impactful performances. Through the course of a term, students will:

  • Explore a wide array of literature

  • Learn speech and story structure

  • Develop research and critical thinking skills

  • Master essential performance techniques

  • Build self-confidence

  • Present their work in several performance opportunities