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Totally Trollwood Academy2019-10-14T23:08:16+00:00

TOTALLY TROLLWOOD ACADEMY

THIS IS A PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Morning or afternoon sessions teach young performing arts enthusiasts the basic skills of acting, musical theatre, vocal performance, and dance/movement. Each daily session includes a one hour class in three areas of study: acting, musical theatre, and dance. Participants are also eligible for beginning level Trollwood Academy elective classes opposite their selected Totally Trollwood Academy session. No auditions required.

Ages: 11–13 (as of August 31, 2020)

Dates: TBD

Orientation: TBD

Time:
Morning Session, 8:30–11:50 am and optional afternoon electives from 1:00–4:10 pm.
Afternoon Session, 1:00–4:20 pm and optional morning electives from 8:50 am–12:00 pm.

Location: Trollwood Performing Arts School at Bluestem

Performance: Sun Celebration, TBD

Registration Deadline: 2020 registration opening soon

Fees: TBD

Bus Transportation: During the month of June, Trollwood will offer bus transportation to Trollwood Performing Arts School from various pickup points in Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead and back again. Routes will run prior to 8:20 am and again after 4:30 pm, allowing you to participate in a full day of programming at Trollwood.

TOTALLY TROLLWOOD SESSIONS CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING CORE CLASSES:

Stage One
Find your “inner actor” and gain confidence onstage. This class will include fun and creative acting games and an introduction to acting techniques.

Totally Broadway
Learn to sing like a Broadway star! Through this introductory course you will learn the basics of singing, how to act a song, and beginning movement and choreography — you’ll be on your way! Students will learn solos, duets and work as an ensemble, singing and dancing to Broadway’s best songs!

Dance Shake Down
A class designed to introduce young students to the basic principles of dance. Simple ballet vocabulary— including barre and center work—and across-the-floor modern and jazz sequences are used to explore the common themes of alignment, coordination, strength, flexibility, balance, energy and musicality present in all forms of dance. Will include a sampling of Jazz/Hip-Hop, Modern, and Ballet.

If you participated in last year’s program, we encourage you to continue your training by signing up again. Class content changes each year.

ADD TROLLWOOD ACADEMY ELECTIVES

Totally Trollwood Academy students are encouraged to add Trollwood Academy electives to heighten their summer arts experience! If you are a morning Totally Trollwood Academy student, you may choose from a selection of afternoon, beginning level Trollwood Academy classes. If you are an afternoon Totally Trollwood Academy student, you may choose from the morning, beginning level courses. Taught by professionals from around the nation, these classes offer opportunities to explore all areas of the arts. Add a couple classes and spend your day with us training at Trollwood!

2020 Registration Opening Soon!

This is a program designed for middle school students!

Morning or afternoon sessions teach young performing arts enthusiasts the basic skills of acting, musical theatre, vocal performance, and dance/movement. Each daily session includes a one hour class in three areas of study: acting, musical theatre, and dance. Participants are also eligible for beginning level Trollwood Academy elective classes opposite their selected Totally Trollwood Academy session. No auditions required.

Ages: 11–13, as of August 31, 2020

Dates: TBD

Orientation: Both morning and afternoon Totally Trollwood Academy students will meet June 5, 8:30 am–12:00 pm, Trollwood Performing Arts School at Bluestem. Attendance is required.

Class Time:
Morning Session, 8:30–11:50 am and optional afternoon electives from 1:00–4:10 pm.
Afternoon Session, 1:00–4:20 pm and optional morning electives from 8:50 am–12:00 pm.

Location: Trollwood Performing Arts School at Bluestem

Performance: Sun Celebration, TBD

Registration Deadline: 2020 Registration Opening Soon!

Fees: TBD

Bus Transportation: During the month of June, Trollwood will offer bus transportation to Trollwood Performing Arts School from various pickup points in Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead and back again. Routes will run prior to 8:20 am and again after 4:30 pm, allowing you to participate in a full day of programming at Trollwood.

Totally Trollwood sessions consist of the following classes:

Stage One
Find your “inner actor” and gain confidence onstage. This class will include fun and creative acting games and an introduction to acting techniques.

Totally Broadway
Learn to sing like a Broadway star! Through this introductory course you will learn the basics of singing, how to act a song, and beginning movement and choreography — you’ll be on your way! Students will learn solos, duets and work as an ensemble, singing and dancing to Broadway’s best songs!

Dance Shake Down
A class designed to introduce young students to the basic principles of dance. Simple ballet vocabulary— including barre and center work—and across-the-floor modern and jazz sequences are used to explore the common themes of alignment, coordination, strength, flexibility, balance, energy and musicality present in all forms of dance. Will include a sampling of Jazz/Hip-Hop, Modern, and Ballet.

If you participated in last year’s program, we encourage you to continue your training by signing up again. Class content changes each year.

Add Trollwood Academy Electives!

Totally Trollwood Academy students are encouraged to add Trollwood Academy electives to heighten their summer arts experience! If you are a morning Totally Trollwood Academy student, you may choose from a selection of afternoon, beginning level Trollwood Academy classes. If you are an afternoon Totally Trollwood Academy student, you may choose from the morning, beginning level courses. Taught by professionals from around the nation, these classes offer opportunities to explore all areas of the arts. Add a couple classes and spend your day with us training at Trollwood!

2020 Totally Trollwood Academy Instructors to be announced soon!

2020 electives to be announced soon!

2020 TTA Course Descriptions Coming Soon!

Dance Footwear: Proper footwear must be worn during dance class to ensure maximum safety and the highest quality of performance. If you already own both, please bring jazz shoes and ballet slippers to the dance portion of Totally Trollwood Academy. If not, one or the other will be fine. Sandals, flip flops and some types of tennis shoes are not adequate footwear for dance classes. In the event that financial barriers preclude the purchase of appropriate dance shoes, please contact Trollwood for assistance.

Please bring sunblock and a water bottle! We have water fountains to use throughout the day, but we want to make sure all the students stay hydrated and healthy throughout the warm summer days.

TOTALLY TROLLWOOD ACADEMY (6-8)

Totally Trollwood Academy exposes middle school students to the performing arts in three curricular areas: Vocal Music, Drama, and Dance.  The applicable standards and benchmarks for this program are listed below.  Not all standards and benchmarks will be addressed in the four week session, but a significant number of them will be represented.

MUSIC

Standard 1: Singing
Students sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

6-8.1.1. Sing accurately and with good breath control throughout their singing ranges, alone and in small and large groups.
6-8.1.2. Sing with expression and technical accuracy a varied repertoire of vocal literature.
6-8.1.3. Sing music representing diverse genres and cultures.
6-8.1.4. Sing music written in two and three parts.

Standard 2: Instrumental Performance
Students perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

*This standard is not applicable in Totally Trollwood Acacemy.

Standard 3: Improvisation
Students improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

6-8.3.1. Improvise simple harmonic accompaniments.
6-8.3.2. Improvise melodic embellishments and simple rhythmic variations on given pentatonic melodies in major keys.
6-8.3.3. Improvise short melodies, unaccompanied, over given rhythmic accompaniments.

Standard 4: Composition
Students compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.

*This standard is not applicable in Totally Trollwood Academy.

Standard 5: Reading Music
Students read and notate music.

6-8.5.1. Read complex rhythms in simple and compound meters.
6-8.5.2. Sight-read simple melodies in both the treble and bass clefs.
6-8.5.3. Know standard notation symbols.

Standard 6: Listening
Students listen to, analyze, and describe music.

6-8.6.1. Understand appropriate terminology to describe specific music events.
6-8.6.2. Know the uses of the elements of music in the analysis of compositions representing diverse genres and cultures.

Standard 7: Evaluating Music
Students evaluate music and music performances.

6-8.7.1. Know how to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of music and music performances.
6-8.7.2. Know how to apply specific criteria when offering constructive suggestions for improving the performance of self and others.

Standard 8: Music and Other Disciplines
Students understand the relationship between music, the other arts, and other disciplines.

6-8.8.1. Know how relationships expressed through music can be expressed differently through other art forms.
6-8.8.2. Know how principles and concepts of other disciplines are related to those of music.

Standard 9: Music, History, and Culture
Students understand music in relation to history and culture.

6-8.9.1. Know the characteristics of music genres and styles from a variety of music cultures.
6-8.9.2. Know exemplary musical works from a variety of genres and styles.
6-8.9.3. Know the functions of music, the roles of musicians, and the conditions of performance in several cultures of the world.

DRAMA

Standard 1: Dramatic Literature
Students comprehend a wide variety of dramatic literature.

6-8.1.1. Know a variety of significant works from various major playwrights.
6-8.1.2. Know themes of dramatic literature.
6-8.1.3. Understand the construction elements of dialogue and actions.
6-8.1.4. Understand elements of improvised and scripted scenes.

Standard 2: Acting
Students will engage in fundamental acting skills.

6-8.2.1.Know resource elements that help to create character motivations.
6-8.2.2. Develop a character’s behavior through a combination of movement, vocal pitch, and tone.
6-8.2.3. Interact in an ensemble.

Standard 3: Production
Students use fundamental production skills.

6-8.3.1. Know the technical elements of a scene or play.
6-8.3.2. Know publicity and house management duties.

Standard 4: Cultural Context of Drama
Students will understand the drama’s role in cultural and human experiences.

6-8.4.1. Know the historical, social, and cultural factors that influence theatre.
6-8.4.2. Know aspects of dramatic genres from a variety of cultures.

Standard 5: Consumer of Theatre
Students will understand how to be knowledgeable consumers of theatre.

6-8.5.1. Use appropriate audience behaviors.
6-8.5.2. Prepare for selected theatrical events.
6-8.5.3. Use knowledge of production elements to respond to a theatrical event.

Standard 6: Drama and Human Development
Students understand the role of theatre in human development.

6-8.6.1. Use drama to develop creative thinking skills.
6-8.6.2. Use drama to develop critical thinking skills.
6-8.6.3. Use drama to develop social skills.

Standard 7: Drama and Other Disciplines
Students understand the connections between drama and other disciplines.

6-8.7.1. Know the relationship of the other fine arts to drama.
6-8.7.2. Know how concepts expressed through drama can be expressed differently through other art disciplines.
6-8.7.3. Know the relationship of other disciplines outside of the arts to drama.

DANCE

Standard 1: Movement Skills
Students understand the role of movement elements and skills in dance.

6-8.1.1. Understand the characteristics of various dance movements and the underlying principles common to all movement.
6-8.1.2. Know basic dance steps, body positions, and spatial patterns for dances from various styles or traditions.
6-8.1.3. Understand the process of transferring a spatial pattern from the visual to the kinesthetic.
6-8.1.4. Understand the process of transferring a rhythmic pattern from auditory to kinesthetic.
6-8.1.5. Know a range of dynamics/movement qualities.
6-8.1.6. Use kinesthetic awareness, concentration, and focus in performing movement skills.
6-8.1.7. Use dance vocabulary to describe the action and movement elements in a dance.

Standard 2: Choreography
Students understand choreographic principles, processes, and structures.

6-8.2.1. Understand the relationship of principles of creative design to dance.
6-8.2.2. Understand the significance of the processes of reordering and chance.
6-8.2.3. Understand the importance of dance structures or forms.
6-8.2.4. Understand the importance of working cooperatively in a small group during the choreographic process.
6-8.2.5. Know partner dance skills.
6-8.2.6. Know performance etiquette and stage terms.

Standard 3: Dance and Meaning
Students understand dance as a way to create and communicate meaning.

6-8.3.1. Understand the difference between pantomiming and miming.
6-8.3.2. Understand how different accompaniments can affect the meaning of dance.
6-8.3.3. Communicate feelings, ideas, and needs through dance.

Standard 4: Dance and Thinking Skills
Students apply critical and creative thinking skills in dance.

6-8.4.1. Solve movement problems.
6-8.4.2. Know the critical elements that contribute to a dance in terms of space, time, and force.
6-8.4.3. Know the possible aesthetic criteria for evaluating dance.

Standard 5: Dance, History, and Culture
Students understand the historical development of dance and its relationship to various cultures.

6-8.5.1. Know the similarities and differences in steps and movement styles from various cultures.
6-8.5.2. Know social and theatrical dances from a broad spectrum of 20th Century America.
6-8.5.3. Know the role of dance in various cultures and time periods.
6-8.5.4. Know the appropriate audience response to dance performances.

Standard 6: Dance and Personal Wellness
Students understand the connection between dance and personal wellness.

6-8.6.1. Know strategies to prevent dance injuries.
6-8.6.2. Understand the value of personal health goals for dance improvement.

Standard 7: Dance and Other Disciplines
Students understand the difference between dance and other disciplines.

6-8.7.1. Know how various dance concepts and principles relate to other disciplines.
6-8.7.2. Know the aesthetic impact of performance.