Friday, February 21 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Rap Battle Strategy Limited Spots

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If the thought of a rap battle has your knees weak and arms heavy, this workshop can turn things around.  Breaking down this seemingly off-the-cuff art form into teachable techniques, you will learn that it is more formula than freestyle.  From writing rhyme charts to fabricating fill-in-the-blank lines, the appearance of improv can be backed by hours of preparation.  This workshop is a glimpse into some activities and support materials that will give you and your students the ability to lose yourself in the music. Gradually scaling up from the foundation, this structure is meant to cater to even the most hesitant performers.  The activity-heavy nature of the session will give you practical exercises to bring back to the classroom, starting with stressless behind the scenes work and moving closer to center stage with each step.  Beginning with brainstorming and prep, allowing for group work and other social comforts, moving into shorter and more independent prep periods before the beat drops, and slowly scaling into full-fledged battle mode, the strategies are made to tiptoe seamlessly towards the mic.

Target Audience: Jr. High, High School; ELA, Humanities, English, Music

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Miranda Krogstad

Co-founder, YYSpeak
Spoken word poet meets eternal optimist, Miranda's poetry ranges in topic from child's play to empowerment, giving life's obstacles a feel-good finish. A member of the 2016 national wild card team, member of the 2013 Spoken Word Program at the Banff Centre, Calgary Arts Development... Read More →

Friday February 21, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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