Rhino Studio 237      237 Hamburg Tpk   Pompton Lakes, NJ      973-248-9491

FALL 2020 PROGRAMS

Supplemental Learning Course Schedule

After School Programs Supporting Music and Performing Arts Standards and Objectives for Grades 3-8

All Fall Programs are socially-distanced indoor programs, providing all students with a minimum of 10 feet of personalized space during all indoor activities, with the opportunity for outdoor gatherings on our open air stage and backlot as weather and temperatures permit. 

Rhino Theatre Group and the Academy of Performing Arts at Rhino Theatre are happy to announce an exciting offering for students this Fall that not only allows students to continue to reinforce and explore their passions in the performing arts and music but that are also in alignment with New Jersey's learning standards and objectves in music and performing arts - all with modifications and adjustments to ensure student safety and well being.

**ALL CLASSES MUST HAVE AT LEAST

4 STUDENTS ENROLLED TO RUN**

**THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF

8 STUDENTS ALLOWED PER CLASS*

All parents are expected to review the ACADEMY CODE OF CONDUCT with their child prior to the first day of classes and ensure that they understand how they are expected to behave and act.

 

 QUESTIONS? CALL 973-248-9491.

 

FALL 2020 COURSE CATALOG

All Fall Programs are socially-distanced indoor programs, providing all students with a minimum of 10 feet of personalized space during all indoor activities, with the opportunity for outdoor gatherings on our open air stage and backlot as weather and temperatures permit. 

 

Grades: 3 - 5

Mondays

Sept. 14 - Nov 2, 2020

4:00pm - 5:15pm

TUITION:$195

($200.85 w/ 3% processing fee)

 

You will be contacted directly via email by our staff after Paypal payment processes to complete registration process.

Intro to Voice and Singing Technique
Location: Rhino Studio 237

Course Description

Course Focus: Pitch and Melody, Rhythm, Form, and Performance Skills

 

This early education support of music will teach and provide the basics of music in a fun age-appropriate way. A new area of content is developed each class for the first 30-45 mins; the later part of each class will feature a music lesson and performance skill. This class will end in a celebration via a Facebook Live event performance.

Student Learning Outcomes

 

Based on 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Visual and Performing Arts: 1.3A General Music Standards

 

  • 1.3A.5.Cr1a and 1.3A.5.Pr4c: Generate and improvise rhythmic, melodic and harmonic ideas, and simple accompaniment patterns and chord changes. Explain connection to specific purpose and context (e.g., social, cultural, historical).

  • 1.3A.5.Cr3b: Present to others final versions of personally and collaboratively created music that demonstrate craftsmanship. Explain connection to expressive intent.

  • 1.3A.5.Pr4b: Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and expanded music concepts (e.g., rhythm, pitch, form, harmony) in music selected for performance.

  • 1.3A.5.Pr4c: Analyze selected music by reading and performing using standard notation.

  • 1.3A.5.Pr4e: Convey creator's intents through the performers' interpretive decisions of expanded expressive qualities (e.g., dynamics, tempo, timbre, articulation/style).

  • 1.3A.5.Pr5a: Apply teacher-provided and established criteria and feedback to evaluate the accuracy and expressiveness of ensemble and personal performance.

  • 1.3A.5.Pr5b: Rehearse to refine technical accuracy and expressive qualities to address challenges and show improvement over time

  • ● 1.3A.5.Pr6a: Perform music, alone or with others, with expression, technical accuracy and appropriate interpretation.

Grades: 6 - 8

Mondays

Sept. 14 - Nov 2, 2020

5:30pm - 7:00pm

TUITION:$195

($200.85 w/ 3% processing fee)

 

You will be contacted directly via email by our staff after Paypal payment processes to complete registration process.

Advanced Voice and Singing Technique

Location: Rhino Studio 237

Course Description

Course Focus: Pitch and Melody, Rhythm, Form, Dynamics, Music History, Multiculturalism, Music Literacy and Performance Skills

 

This support of music will teach and provide a more advanced level of music in an entertaining, yet educational way.  The class is divided into sections and each class covers a few of the content goals.  The later part of each class will feature a music lesson and performance skill.  This class will end in a celebration via a Facebook Live event performance.

Student Learning Outcomes

Based on 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Visual and Performing Arts: 1.3A General Music Standards

 

  • 1.3A.8.Cr1a: Generate and improvise rhythmic, melodic and harmonic phrases and harmonic accompaniments within basic forms (and expanded forms that convey expressive intent. Explain connection to specific purpose and context (e.g., social, cultural, historical).

  • 1.3A.8.Pr4b: Compare the structure of contrasting pieces of music selected for performance, explaining how the elements of music are used in each.

  • 1.3A.8.Pr4c: Analyze selected music by sight-reading in treble or bass clef using simple rhythmic, melodic and/or harmonic notation.

  • 1.3A.8.P4d: Identify and explain how cultural and historical context inform performances and result in different musical effects.

  • 1.3A.8.Pr4e: Perform contrasting pieces of music, demonstrating as well as explaining how the music’s intent is conveyed by their interpretations of the elements of music and expressive qualities (e.g., dynamics, tempo, timbre, articulation/style, phrasing).

  • 1.3A.8.Pr6a: Perform music with technical accuracy, stylistic expression and culturally authentic practices to convey the creator’s intent.

  • 1.3A.8.Cn10a: Demonstrate how interests, knowledge and skills related to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.

  • 1.3A.8.Cn11a: Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.

Grades: 3 - 5

Wednesdays

Sept. 16 - Nov 4, 2020

4:00pm - 5:15pm

TUITION:$250

($257.50 w/ 3% processing fee)

 

You will be contacted directly via email by our staff after Paypal payment processes to complete registration process.

Intro to Musical Theatre

Location: Rhino Studio 237          

Course Description                         

 

Course Focus: Beginner level instruction in voice, dance, and acting.

 

This triple-threat class will challenge beginner’s and moderate level students in all three areas of theatre.  The class is divided into sections of each discipline and includes private voice instruction.  The class will end in a celebration via a Facebook Live event performance and every student will have a staged voice solo song.

Student Learning Outcomes

 

Based on 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Visual and Performing Arts: 1.4 Theatre Standards

 

  • 1.4.5.Cr1a: Create roles, imagined worlds and improvised stories in a drama/theatre work articulating the physical qualities of characters, visual details of imagined worlds, and given circumstances, of improvised stories in a drama/theatre work.

  • 1.4.5.Cr1c: Imagine how a character's inner thoughts impact their actions and collaborate to determine how characters might move and speak to support the story and given circumstances in drama/theatre work.

  • 1.4.5.Pr4a: Participate in, propose, and practice a variety of physical, vocal, and cognitive exercises that can be used in a group setting for drama/theatre work.

  • 1.4.5.Pr5a: Describe and apply dramatic elements of dialogue, action, character emotion, and theme in the performance and/or creation of a drama/theatre work.

  • 1.4.5.Pr5b: Physically and intellectually investigate how movement and vocal choices are incorporated and make meaning in drama/theatre work.

  • 1.4.5.Re8c: Evaluate and analyze how a character’s choices and character's circumstances impact an audience’s perspective in a drama/theatre work.

  • 1.4.5.Re9c: Identify and discuss physiological changes connected to emotions on posture, gesture, breathing, and vocal intonation in a drama/theatre work.

  • 1.4.5.Cn10a: Explain how drama/theatre connects oneself to a community or culture and identify the ways drama/theatre work reflects the perspectives of a community or culture.

Grades: 6 - 8

 

SESSION 1

Wednesdays

Sept. 16 - Nov 4, 2020

5:30pm - 7:00pm

SOLD OUT!

SESSION 2

Wednesdays

Sept. 16 - Nov 4, 2020

7:15pm - 8:45pm

SOLD OUT!

Advanced Musical Theatre
Location: Rhino Studio 237 

 

Course Description                         

 

Course Focus: Intermediate level instruction in voice, dance, and acting.

 

This triple-threat class will challenge moderate and advanced level students in all three areas of theatre.  The class is divided into sections of each discipline and includes private voice instruction.  The class will end in a celebration via a Facebook Live event performance and every student will have a staged voice solo song.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

 

Based on 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Visual and Performing Arts: 1.4 Theatre Standards

 

  • 1.4.8.Cr1c: Explore, describe and develop given circumstances of a scripted or improvised character in a theatrical work.

  • 1.4.8.Cr3a: Demonstrate focus and concentration in the rehearsal process by analyzing and refining choices in a devised or scripted theatre performance.

  • 1.4.8.Pr4a: Rehearse a variety of acting techniques to increase skills in a rehearsal or theatrical performance that assist in the development of stronger character choices.

  • 1.4.8.Cn11a: Research the story elements of a staged drama/theatre work about global issues, including climate change, and discuss how a playwright might have intended a theatrical work to be produced.

  • 1.4.8.Rea: Analyze how personal experiences affect artistic choices in a theatrical work.

  • 1.4.8.Pr5a: Examine how character relationships assist in telling the story of devised or scripted theatre work.

  • 1.4.8.Pr5b: Use various character objectives and tactics in a theatre work to identify the conflict and overcome the obstacle.

  • 1.4.8.Cr3c: Develop effective physical and vocal traits of characters in an improvised or scripted theatrical work.

  • 1.4.8.Cr2a: Articulate and apply critical analysis, extensive background knowledge, and cultural context related to existing or developing original theatrical work.

  • 1.4.8.Cr1a: Identify, explore and imagine multiple solutions and strategies in staging problems in a theatrical work.

Grades: 3 - 5

Thursdays

Sept. 17 - Nov 5, 2020

4:00pm - 5:15pm

TUITION:$195

($200.85 w/ 3% processing fee)

 

You will be contacted directly via email by our staff after Paypal payment processes to complete registration process.

First Steps: Improv & Public Speaking

Location: Rhino Studio 237         

 

Course Description                         

 

Course Focus: An introductory course designed to help students develop confidence in social situations and public speaking forums through the use of improvisation games and techniques.

 

Improvisation is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment.  Often improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other source of inspiration to get started. Improvisation, while spontaneous, entertaining, and fun, also teaches social conduct, problem solving, empathy, quick thinking and public speaking.  All these tools are valuable life skills.  The class will end in a celebration via a Facebook Live event performance with interaction from the “audience”.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

 

Based on New Jersey Social and Emotional Learning Competencies and Sub-Competencies and New Jersey Student Learning Standards: English Language Arts

 

  • Recognize one’s feelings and thoughts.

  • Recognize the impact of one’s feelings and thoughts on one’s own behavior.

  • Recognize one’s personal traits, strengths, and limitations.

  •  Recognize the importance of self-confidence in handling daily tasks and challenges

  • . SL.3.1.a. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • SL.3.1.b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

  • SL.4.4. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

  • SL.5.6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks.

Grades: 6 - 8

Fridays

Sept. 14 - Nov 2, 2020

5:30pm - 7:00pm

TUITION:$225

($231.75 w/ 3% processing fee)

 

You will be contacted directly via email by our staff after Paypal payment processes to complete registration process.

Intro to Music Composition & Theory

Location: Rhino Studio 237         

 

Course Description                         

 

Course Focus: Sound, Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Texture, Structure/Form, and Expression

 

An introduction to music composition leaves plenty of room for creativity, but there is a science to be used when writing music.  Learn how to create your own works of art and frame them into a musical piece to be shared.  While helpful, no musical knowledge is required.  The class will end in a celebration via a Facebook Live event performance where our music director will play the original piece accompanied by a narration by the composer (you!).

Student Learning Outcomes

 

Based on 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Visual and Performing Arts: 1.3B Music Composition & Theory Standards

  • 1.3B.12prof.Cr2a: Assemble and organize sounds or short musical ideas to create initial expressions of selected experiences, moods, images or storylines.

  • 1.3B.12prof.Cr2b: Identify and describe the development of sounds or short musical ideas in drafts of music within simple forms

  • ● 1.3B.12acc.Cr2a: Assemble and organize multiple sounds or musical ideas to create initial expressive statements of selected events, memories, images, concepts, texts, or storylines

  • 1.3B.12prof.Cr3a: Identify, describe and apply teacher-provided criteria to assess and refine the technical and expressive aspects of evolving drafts leading to final versions.

  • 1.3B.12prof.Pr4b: Analyze how the elements of music (including form) of selected works relate to style and mood and explain the implications for rehearsal or performance.

  • 1.3B.12prof.Pr4c: Develop interpretations of works based on an understanding of the use of elements of music, style and mood, explaining how the interpretive choices reflect the creator’s intent.

  • 1.3B.12prof.Pr6b: Identify how compositions are appropriate for an audience or context, and how this will shape future compositions.

  • 1.3B.12prof.Re7a: Apply teacher-provided criteria to select music that expresses a personal experience, mood, visual image, or storyline in simple forms and describe the choices as models for composition.