PERFORMING ARTS

Drama is both an art form and a medium for learning and teaching. It can develop the whole person - emotionally, physically, intellectually, imaginatively, aesthetically, and socially — by giving form and meaning to experience through performance. It fosters positive group interaction as students learn to make accommodations in order to pursue shared goals.

The dramatic growth parallels the natural development of the student within the program and this growth is fostered in an atmosphere that is non-competitive, cooperative, supportive, joyful yet challenging. The overall goal of drama is to foster a positive self-concept in students by encouraging them to explore life through the assumption of roles and the acquisition of dramatic skills. The imaginative exploration involves setting up a dramatic situation, “acting out” that situation, communicating within that situation and reflecting on the consequences. It is this reflection that provides the knowledge for self-development. As a student progresses through the dramatic forms of expression at the secondary level, greater emphasis is placed upon the development of the individual as a creator, performer, historian, critic and patron. Here, the self-development and socialization processes of the student are extended by developing an appreciation of theatre as a traditional art form.

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Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.

Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


Together we dare to imagine, inspire to succeed and courageously make a difference.


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