Balanced Life Skills enjoyed their first week of martial, visual, and performing arts this past week. Students learned focus and respect and collaborated creatively in order to depict the fairies from William Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Although they may have been depicting confusion and conflict among the fairy kingdom, these students worked together in order to create a beautiful set and make interesting staging and character choices to tell this story. The older students, playing Titania and Oberon displayed strong leadership skills by helping the younger students and overcome stage fright. Everyone cheered on their fellow actors and reached deep
That is right… The Performing Arts Department has lighting equipment and we are not afraid to use it! It is a very exciting time! We purchased four Par 56 lighting instruments, 1 Dimmer, Two stands, a control board, and a whole bunch of gels. Here is a little information about lighting design… CONTROL BOARD: The control board controls the dimmers. You will adjust the control board in order to vary the intensity of the lights. INSTRUMENTS: (A.K.A Fixture, Luminaire, or Unit) These are the actual lights; the lamp/bulb and the metal around it. We are using Par 56 Instruments. Par
Balanced Life Skills is rolling out an exciting new theater program that will give students the opportunity to change the world. This program will teach students valuable life skills such as diction, movement, research and public speaking while harnessing their imaginations in order to tell compelling stories. They will also be exploring issues that are important to them and taking ownership of all aspects of production for piece that will engage the community and inspire people to become a part of the solution. Here is a look at what we have planned for the coming year. If you have questions
This week we will celebrate the teachers of our students. We are inviting all of the students to ask their teachers if they would like to visit Balanced Life Skills and see their students whom we share, practice their martial arts skills. I have a deep appreciation for all that teachers do for our students. They spend a great number of hours preparing lesson plans, looking at student work, answering parent questions – much of this is outside of the ‘normal’ working hours. Teachers have their own families and all the responsibilities that come with that job.
Mothers Day at Balanced Life Skills is coming soon! Watch this video to the very end, and then just imagine actually applying for this job. Because of our appreciation for the moms in the world – watch for something special coming soon!