ACT II Program

Williamsburg ACT II program is an extension of the school day and offers additional elective classes from 2:30-4:00p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  ACT II classes are semester classes (September to January and January to June).These classes operate just like those that fall within the regular school hours: attendance to class is mandatory, class work is graded and grades appear on the report cards.  Please do not sign up your child if he or she has other commitments on Tuesdays and Thursdays  If your child plans to participate in the interscholastic sports program, games and practices are held Monday through Thursday and will conflict with the ACT II program.  Students can not participate in ACT II and a sport in the same semester.  They need to make a choice.

 

Semester 1 ACT II Courses :

Choir – Mondays and Thursdays 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Course Description:The ACT II Choir is a mixed chorus of students in grades 6-8.  Students will perform as an ensemble and also in solo/small group style. Students will be exposed to a wide genre of choral literature from classical to pop and musical theater. Areas of study include sight-reading, ear training, proper vocal care and technique, small and large ensemble participation, choreography and narration.  The group will meet all year, Mondays and Thursdays during ASP 1 & 2 (2:30-4:00 PM), starting October 4th.  We will have a winter performance on January 20th and a spring performance in May (date TBD).  Students will also have the opportunity to audition for Middle School Honors Choir.  *Please stay tuned for any changes in dates that may arise.

 

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Drama- Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Course Description:

  • Experience standard theatre processes of audition, rehearsal practices, and technical production
  • Analyze and evaluate dramatic texts as a basis for performance
  • Incorporate physical, emotional, and social dimensions of characters
  • Understand and practice the role and responsibilities of directors and actors
  • Recognize and understand functions of management in theater productions
  • Develop and apply artistic discipline in collaboration with others

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Please note that if students request to be in the same class for more than one semester will not be accommodated unless there are extra openings after all scheduling has been done.