Term 3 at Action Drama Studio
In light of Wednesday’s announcement regarding Melbourne’s return to Stage 3 restrictions, Action Drama Studio has had to make some amendments to our upcoming Semester 2, 2020 program.
ADS will be running all classes online as of the start of Term 3, 2020.
In line with the Governments extension of school holidays, ADS will be taking next week to prepare for students to return to remote learning. Classes will now commence week beginning Monday 20th July, 2020. We will make up this lost time later in the year through extended rehearsals & extra classes in preparation for our End of Year performance.
Whilst this is not the ideal scenario, ADS is confident in being able to deliver interactive, engaging & FUN lessons online! Having learnt from past experience & taking on board the invaluable feedback of both students & parents, we have made some adjustments as outlined below:
CLASSES WILL RUN IN FULL AT THEIR REGULAR FACE-TO-FACE TIME
We know how hard it can be for parents juggling extra curricular commitments for multiple children, let alone balancing working from home, remote schooling & running a household! In light of this, ADS online timetable will mirror our in-person timetable. Not only will this (hopefully!) result in less disruption for our ADS families, it will also make the transition back into face to face classes easier, when the time comes.
Classes will run at their full time, allowing students to get the most out of this online format. For example, if your class runs for 90mins in person, it will run for 90mins online. We hope this extra time will see students being able to get more out of activities, rehearsal time and most importantly – have time to share news, play games & interact with their friends which we know is a vital part of the ADS experience!
THERE WILL BE NO EDMODO OR AT HOME/BONUS TASK WORK!
Whilst we were blown away with the standard of work our amazing students produced last term, we understand that schooling commitments & homework must take precedence during these times. As a result, ADS will not be giving students any work to do outside of class time. All students need to do is click the link, log onto Zoom & enjoy their weekly lesson, just like they would do in face to face! Our aim is to declare ADS online classes a STRESS FREE ZONE!
THE SHOW MUST GO ON! PREPARING FOR END OF YEAR PERFORMANCES
Whilst we acknowledge that our End of Year performances may look a little different to what we’re used to, ADS is committed to providing students with a show to work towards, come the end of year. Our online classes will see students workshopping scripts, being assigned their own characters & beginning rehearsals! This time online will be CRUCIAL in ensuring that once we can be together, we hit the ground running!
Once again, ADS would like to thank our amazing school community for their ongoing support, resilience & understanding. We hope everyone can see how hard we are trying to work to give our students a much needed creative, positive & FUN outlet during this challenging time.
We are still accepting new enrolments into our classes. If you are interesting in joining the ADS family, please contact ADS HQ on (03) 9090-7715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise your free trial.