In the Gifford Youth Orchestra Drama Department, we teach children from age 8 – 18 beginning acting techniques.
In our program, student begin by learning to proper breathing, good diction, gesturing, a projecting voice, and body movement to make dramatic performances.
In our program, students will be introduced to the history and development of American theatre, as well as learn various acting, singing and dance techniques for performance. Skills include voice production and speech, yoga, ballet and Meisner to name a few.
Each year, the student is given a GYO Polo Shirt uniform, 48 weekly group lessons, free summer camp and other summer activities; healthy snacks and meals, and special field trips to such cultural events as: symphony orchestras, the ballet, the opera, Gospel concerts, and/or college campus with a performance on that stage.
Classes are held on Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuition for All GYO Classes is $2,500 per year
Parents who agree to attend one parent meeting per month and participate in group fundraising events can apply for scholarships for tuition to help reduce fee to as little as $20 monthly for four classes.
Once enrolled, students can expect to receive: list all the thins like free summer camp, string instrument, etc.
Jamari Johnson Williams
As the student becomes ready for performances, they are included in the Annual GYO Concerts, recitals, programs, and special events for other agencies, groups, or individuals.