Performing Arts

About our Performing Arts program

Students learn how to express themselves through music, movement, drama and voice. They will discover how to use their bodies as instruments through voice and body percussion, this will be done through storytelling and song. 

Students will also have the opportunity to use different props and equipment to further develop their storytelling and movement. 

Students will be introduced to a variety of different percussion instruments (claves, castanets, maracas) with a stronger focus on Music.

Performing Arts

In Dance, students:

  • become aware of their bodies and learn about the body bases, parts and zones used in dance
  • explore space, time, dynamics and relationships as they make and observe dances
  • explore locomotor and non-locomotor movements and use these fundamental movement skills in their own dance
  • experiment with simple technical and expressive skills and begin to learn about choreographic devices through selecting and organising movements in their own dances

In Music, students:

  • become aware of rhythm, pitch, dynamics and expression, form and structure, timbre and texture
  • explore sounds as they learn to listen to and make music
  • learn to discriminate between sounds and silence, and loud and soft sounds
  • learn to move and perform with beat and tempo
  • learn to listen as performers and as audience

In Drama, students:

  • become aware of role and situation as they listen and respond as fictional characters
  • explore voice and movement to create role
  • learn about focus and identifying the main idea of the drama
  • learn how their ideas can be expressed through role and story
  • extend their understanding of role and situation as they offer, accept and extend their ideas in improvisation
  • vary voice and movement to create role when devising drama
  • learn about focus, tension, space and time in their own and others’ drama
  • explore meaning and interpretation, forms and elements including voice, movement, situation, time and place, and tension as they make and respond to drama
  • use language and ideas to shape dramatic action
  • use story structures to shape drama for audiences
Students will also have the opportunity to use different props and equipment to further develop their storytelling and movement.

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