Our youngest students learn musical concepts, explore instruments, improvise, and compose and perform their own works. They may join an after-school music club or try out for the Network chorus. By middle and high school, electives include choices like treble choir, mixed chorus, bel canto, jazz band, and concert band.
Children are exposed to ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, and West African genres in elementary school, as they learn to perform with a group and be part of an audience. Middle school dancers perform multi-step choreography, focusing on coordination, balance, flexibility, and clarity of movement. Dancers regularly compete in regional competitions.
In theater arts, students make creative choices, develop new ideas, and interpret material. Students hone their craft, take risks, gain confidence, and forge social connections. Young actors explore units such as puppetry, mask work, and performance as they develop ensemble-building and creative thinking skills. By high school, productions become much-anticipated, professional-level events.