PRIVATE CLASS WITH SPEECH ARTS FOCUS
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 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students (aged 5 years old by December 31, 2019 and up).
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, 2019.
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, 2019.
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 31,2019.
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 this class, small groups of students will work collaboratively to build the foundations of effective communication by producing engaging material and delivering impactful performances.
This weekly 50 minute group class is for students who are in Grade 5 or Grade 6 in September 2019.
PRIVATE CLASSES WITH WRITING FOCUS
Our private writing classes are well-suited to students keen to write with a more intensive, personal approach, as well as those looking to tackle specific writing challenges. Lessons are tailored to students’ individual needs and interests, strengths and weaknesses, and specific writing goals and projects, from poetry to personal essays, short stories to script writing.
This weekly 28 minute private class is available to students aged 5 years old by September 1, 2018 and up.
YOUNG AUTHORS GROUP WRITING CLASS
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 work shopping 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.