Posted on 16 February 2017.
Girl Talk: Seventh grade student, Alyssa Shelagowski, bursts a “drama bubble”.
Girl Talk is a little more than half way through its third year as an after school club. The group meets 2-3 times per month throughout the school year. They’ve explored topics such as purpose, getting involved in the community, facing depression, exploring personal values, and dismissing drama – just to name a few.
When the girls meet, they do different activities, games, or just as the name implies – talk.
During the dismissing drama meeting this year, things got messy but oh so fun! The girls blew up balloons filling them with confetti and glitter, drew or wrote representations of their drama on the outside and then took turns bursting their drama bubbles. It proved to be a very therapeutic session!
The girls are still planning service projects for the spring.
A few ladies will be involved on February 11 with Solon Township’s Velzey Park Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser and they are hoping to get involved with the new library and other community events.
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Posted on 17 November 2016.
Improv Show: High school drama students perform an improv show for a packed house during two unique performances
On Friday, Nov.4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 the CTA drama students presented a Whose Line Is It Anyway? style improv show. The students got to act out hilarious situations based on audience suggestions and showcase their quick-thinking skills. For many of the drama club students, this was their second time putting on an improv show and their growth as performers was very evident! This time, the improv show was being used as a fundraiser for the CTA Drama department in the hopes of raising enough money to put on a full play in the spring. Along with being a hilarious night of fun, the Improv Show accomplished it mission of raising money for a play! The drama department continues to grow and now looks forward to a spring production!
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Posted on 15 October 2015.
Creative Technologies Academy is excited to announce the addition of music and drama classes to their curriculum. After a four-year absence, CTA has added an elementary music program for K-5, a middle school and high school choir program, and a high school drama class which is currently learning improvisation techniques. The high school choir, Charger Voices, will have the exciting opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Grand Rapids Griffins game on October 17th. These courses are being taught by Jeremy Holtrop who received his bachelor’s in Music Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and his Master’s in Music from Colorado State University. Mr. Holtrop has taught choir and drama for eight years and is excited to be a part of CTA and to bring music back to the school.
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