DES MOINES SESSION AT SIMPSON COLLEGE

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TEN DAY PROGRAM DATES & TUITION

JULY 26-AUGUST 4, 2020

RESIDENTIAL: $2,000
COMMUTER: $1,000

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CODE: 25YEARS

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PLATFORM SPEAKING AT DES MOINES

Directed by Bob Ickes, our platform speaking group focuses on developing the self confidence and self empowerment needed for success in original oratory, informative speaking and advocacy.

tRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS

Our platform speaking camp has been around for almost twenty years with a track record of success. In 2018-2019, our alumni won FOUR national invitationals and reached finals at TWELVE national invitationals.

In 2019, our coaches and alumni were responsible for three out of the top seven at High School National Tournament and the National Champion and National Runner Up at the Middle School National Tournament.

INSTRUCTION BEGINS BEFORE CAMP

We begin to work with students before they even arrive at camp. All students are given at least one free individual pre-camp Skype session, from the comfort of their homes, to meet with our Original Oratory Director. In the session(s), the students discuss topic ideas, and we arrive at a topic and thesis before the official summer session even begins. We help the students choose topics organically, through fun dialogues about their lives and what matters most to them. Usually, it’s a topic that comes straight from their everyday experiences—yet one they had never even considered. We never choose topics from a list or ask the students the standard “What do you hate about the world?” question. It is here that we learn their goals, concerns, experience level, and any regional standards that govern their participation in the events.

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INTERPRETATION AT DES MOINES

Directed by Joele Denis, our interpretation program is created to provide students as many one on one sessions to focus on everything interp from the cutting of the piece to the characterization.

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TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS

In 2018-2019, our alumni won EIGHT national invitationals and reached finals at TWENTY SEVEN national invitationals.

In 2019, our coaches and alumni were responsible for FIVE national Semifinalists in the High School Interp Events in the High School National Tournament and THREE top 3 finishes at Interp Events at the Middle School National Tournament, including the 2019 HI National Champion.

EVENTS WE COACH

Declamation
Dramatic Interpretation
Duo Interpretation
Humorous Interpretation
Original Prose & Poetry
Programmed Oral Interpretation
Prose/Poetry Interpretation