Speechworks is an exciting opportunity for students to experience the enriched content of private-lesson study in the dynamic atmosphere of a group class. The achievement of excellence in personal performance goals is the aim of the Speechworks program.
The curriculum is directly linked to the RCM Examinations Speech & Drama syllabus, and offers training in a full range of speech and drama skills including voice development (expression and clarity of speech, good posture and breath control); public speaking and storytelling; mime and movement; sight reading and interpretation of a variety of literature including poetry, prose, and drama. Please note: Students who choose to take an exam may be required to register for additional individual coaching sessions with the instructor. Examination fees are not included in the tuition fee.
Speechworks is a performance-based class and students will have opportunities to prepare for events such as festivals and recitals. Registration in these performance opportunities is at the discretion of the student, parent, and teacher. Fees for festivals are not included in the tuition fee.
Students may choose to continue with the program year after year, moving through one grade of the RCM Examinations curriculum per year.
A high standard of work is the goal of these classes and therefore at-home practice is required.
The Speechworks curriculum extends through both semesters. Students should plan to take the class all year.
Curriculum level: RCM Grades 1 - 3
This class is appropriate for children in school grades 2 to 4, or ages 7 - 9 years.
Curriculum level: RCM Grades 4 - 6
This class is appropriate for children in school grades 5 to 7, or ages 10 - 12 years.
NEW CLASSES ADDED FOR FALL 2017
|Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3||CRN 1380||Seamus||Tuesday||Sept. 26 - Jan. 23, 2018||5:30 - 6:30 p.m.||EA1067||$355|
|Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3||CRN 1133||Becky||Wednesday||Oct. 4 - Jan. 24, 2018|
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
|Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3||CRN 1175||Jennifer||Thursday||Oct. 5 - Jan. 25, 2018||5:30 - 6:30 p.m.||EA1067||$355|
NEW Speechworks RCM Grades1-3
|CRN 2202||Cheryl||Thursday||Oct 5 - Jan 25, 2018||5:30 - 6:30 p.m.||EA1068||$355|
|Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3||CRN 1950||Jennifer||Saturday||Sept. 23 - Jan. 27, 2018||9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||EA1067||$355|
NEW Speechworks RCM Grades1-3
|CRN 2187||Cheryl||Saturday||Sept 23 - Jan 27, 2018||9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||EA1064||$355|
|Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3||CRN 1384||Elizabet||Saturday||Sept. 23 - Jan. 27, 2018||9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||EA1068||$355|
|Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3||CRN 1124||Becky||Sunday||Sept. 17 - Jan. 21, 2018||9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||EA1070||$355|
|Speechworks RCM Grades 1 - 3||CRN 1132||Becky||Sunday||Sept. 17 - Jan. 21, 2018||noon - 1:00 p.m.||EA1070||$355|
|Speechworks RCM Grades 4 - 6||CRN 1949||Seamus||Tuesday||Sept. 26 - Jan 23, 2018||6:30 - 7:45 p.m.||EA1067||$435|
|Speechworks RCM Grades 4 - 6||CRN 1136||Jennifer||Thursday||Oct. 5 - Jan. 25, 2018||6:30 - 7:45 p.m.||EA1067||$435|
NEW Speechworks RCM Grades 4-6
|CRN 2189||Cheryl||Thursday||Oct 5 - Jan 25, 2018||6:30 - 7:45 p.m.||EA1068||$435|
|Speechworks RCM Grades 4 - 6||CRN 1145||Becky||Sunday||Sept. 17 - Jan. 21, 2018||1 - 2:15 p.m.||EA1070||$355|
Schedule is subject to change.
For more information about Speech Arts and Drama group classes, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our Navigating the Speech Arts and Drama Program page.
Registration New student and on-line registration begins Monday, June 12, 2017.
or by calling 403-440-6821
*Heavy call volumes may be experienced when the registration period first opens.
Room numbers designated with the "EA" prefix are located in the Faculty of Arts building, on the east side of the main campus and across the road from the Conservatory building, the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts.