COMMUNICATION & DRAMA CLASSES
Here at the Diamond Academy of Performing Arts, your child will have the opportunity to Learn, Explore and Practice Communication and Performance Skills. All classes work together to allow each student achieve confidence, self esteem and masterful communication skills.
We follow County Guidelines for Covid Safety Protocols.
Classes will be 2 times per week with the Saturday class being flexible.
- Tech & Performance Week November 6- November 14
We will also have Zoom sessions where kids can log on in real time or watch and practice along when convenient for them.
While we want everyone to be at as many rehearsals as they can make we understand that life is busy and there are lots of commitments so if there is a rehearsal or two you need to miss, let us know your conflicts and we’ll work with you. Please note the tech and performance week. We ask that you prioritize this week as it is show week but again- if there is something big ...let us know in advance and we will work with you.
We are so excited to welcome your Shining Star!
11 weeks, 20+ In-Person Classes, plus flexible Zoom Classes, Tech Week & Performances!
Cost Only $600.00!
come Sing & Dance with us!
The Diamond Academy is excited to be partnering with Music Theatre International to bring your child this exciting and historic opportunity! Musical Theatre International has put together a knock-out lineup from all our favorite musicals! There is something for everyone - Frozen! High School Musical! Annie! And so much more!
This musical revue is open to 7-16 year olds as the material offers something for everyone, and we will be doing both ensemble work and smaller age-appropriate groups so kids of all ages have a chance to shine! There will be many solo opportunities available!
SPEECH ARTS AND DRAMA
Technique &performance class
Stand out, stand up and be heard!
DRAMA GAMES, IMPROV, VOCAL DEVELOPMENT , SOLO & GROUP PIECES, PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES and MORE!
Learn professional techniques to develop your voice and body for optimum confidence, communication and poise. Develop outstanding performance and presentation skills! Nurture your creativity and increase your brain neural pathways.
Classes are fun and educational and have a Recital at the end of each term!
Developmental highlights include:
Clear communication skills Comprehension skills
Vocabulary growth Honed presentation and performance skills
Improved interpersonal skills Expressive emotiveness and intellect
Fluency of speech
Small class sizes
International Speech Arts & Drama Festival
Opportunity to take *Trinity College of London Exam. (possible college accreditation)
Classes: AGES MINI STARS 4-7 COST: $100.00 per month
RISING STARS. 8-12
SHINING STARS 12+ See Private Lessons
The art of public speaking
Be Prepared, Dynamic and Confident - anytime you are called upon to speak!
Learn the benefits of:
Speaking confidently and effectively Writing & presenting a speech
Impromptu speaking Practical and formal speaking
Master of ceremonies training Study speeches from the great orators of all time
Trinity College of London Communication Exams offer International exposure and a program that ensures all facets of
communication are explored.
Small class sizes
Students will have the opportunity to present their work at a Winter and Spring Recital and take a Trinity College of London Communications Exam in May.
Due to Covid 19 our Winter Recital will be pre recorded and live streamed. Students will receive the presentation experience followed by a Winter Recital streamed into the comfort and safety of your own home.
Classes: Grades 6-12 COST: 100.00 per month
ACTING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
On Camera Acting Classes via ZOOM!
Learn the craft of acting for film and television. From age appropriate script analysis to technical skills needed for on camera technique we have you covered in this class! Classes held on Zoom which is an excellent tool to learn on camera skills as well as getting comfortable acting on the screen. Many auditions and submissions are done via home recording now so learning how to deliver great performances from home is essential!
Imagination skills developed Creativity developed
Enhances focus skills Essential on Camera technique learned
Students will work on and perform pieces specifically chosen for them
SMALL CLASS SIZES
Final performance will be recorded and for our Winter Recital which will be streamed into the comfort and saftey of your home.
Classes: Ages 8-12 COST: $100.00 per month
30 minute private lessons created for each individual student.
Students work on individual pieces to build their presentation, performance skills and self confidence.
Students have the opportunity to take Internationally Renowned Trinity College of London Exams. Excellent for college applications and resumes!
We are proud to have students from around the world!
DUE TO COVID-19 CLASSES ARE HELD VIA ZOOM
We are happy to say that we can do our work via zoom extremely effectively.
30 minute private lessons are $49.00
15 minute private lesson option $25.00 (ages 4-6 only)
Contact us either by phone or email and we'd be happy to schedule a time to chat about your needs.
Our number is 925 989-8103
The Diamond Academy of Performing Arts
Enrollment in our classes is a reservation of a class slot. Class prices are not per class but per month. Tuition has already been adjusted to account for months that there are more or less than four classes in a month.
Classes run year long, and if you register for a Trinity College of London exam they are held in May. Students must be registered in the Fall ongoing through May to allow sufficient time to prepare for exams.
All tuition is paid in advance month-by-month via automatic withdrawal. Tuition will be withdrawn on or about the first of each month. Our registration software makes this easy. Children will not be placed into classes until all fees have been paid.
Tuition is non refundable. No prorating, credit or provisions are made for absences. If a child registers for a class mid- month tuition will be prorated for that first month only. If The Diamond Academy of Performing Arts needs to cancel a class for some unforeseen circumstance credits will be issued.
If you want to drop a class you must do so before the 15th of the month in writing or via email to stop the following months tuition from being withdrawn. Failure to do so will result in the following months tuition being charged.
If a student would like to switch classes please contact our offices and we would be happy to assist you.
An annual $35.00 registration fee will be applied per student. You will be automatically charged this fee upon your first months' registration. Registration fees are non-refundable.
In the event of insufficient funds or closed accounts account holders will be charged a $20.00 service fee in addition to regular tuition. A grace period of 5 days will be given to update necessary information. After the 5th of the month the charge of $20.00 will be applied. If payment is not made by this time the student will be not be allowed to return to class until payment of all outstanding tuition, registration fees, and/or late charges has been made.
Summer Camp Tuition is non refundable, prorated and no credit given. Summer camps need to meet minimum enrollment requirements to run. If the Academy cancels a summer camp, full tuition will be refunded.
If you need any help with the registration process please contact The Diamond Academy of Performing Arts at 925 989 8103. We will be happy to assist you.
We treat each other, our instructor(s) and ourselves with honor, respect and kindness.
We always aim to be kind, encouraging, calm and supportive in our actions and words. Class discussions, interactions with one another will always have these principles in mind.
Students are required to not act disruptive or disrespectful to each other or the instructor. Students who do not adhere to our policies will be asked to leave the program. We have a strict zero-tolerance policy for bullying or harassment of any kind. Students who display such behavior will be immediately required to leave.
We respect the space that we are in. All students (and third parties) are to be respectful of the property of the landlord, instructor and other participants.
Practice makes perfect. Students are expected to practice at home and will sometimes have assignments to hand in the following lesson which will be used during that class. The instructor can only work with what the student gives them to work with. Not memorizing material, handing in homework assignments or practicing lessons will result in slower progress and in exam situations, low test scores.
VERY IMPORTANT: Minors are UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES allowed to do any of the following: Leave the classroom without telling the instructor, including going to the restroom, nor wait outside the building for a parent or other adult after or during class unsupervised.
Teachability, commitment, practice, listening skills and patience will result in positive outcomes.