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Category: Performing Arts

Percussion Ensemble

Full Year Course   This ensemble is for gr 7/8 students who are not in Band Ensemble and are interested in learning techniques and performance skills on pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. The ensemble will perform globally diverse music styles and genres, as well as, their own class composition. This course will take place during the school day and will require an on-campus performance.      Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 14

Co-Curricular, PK3

Knowing that PK students benefit most from less transitions, our youngest Lynx begin a co-curricular rotation by attending classes 5 out of 7 days of the rotation. They receive instruction from skilled specialist teachers in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Library. All Co-curricular teachers apply learning from the classroom instruction to their specialty area curriculum. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Co-Curricular, Grade JK - Grade 4

1st-4th grade students take part in a full 7 day co-curricular rotation, as they travel to a specialty class each school day. In addition to a STEAM class, ANTS (Acquiring New Technology Skills) LS Lynx also receive instruction from skilled specialist teachers in Art, Music and Physical Education. All Co-curricular teachers apply learning from the classroom instruction to their specialty area curriculum. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Introduction To Theatre Arts, Grade 5

Trimester Course    In fifth grade, students explore the tools of the actor (mind, body and voice) as powerful storytelling tools. They experience storytelling through pantomime and audio theatre as well as explore basic theatre vocabulary and the steps to creating a character.     Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Theatre Arts I

Trimester Course    In sixth-grade Theatre Arts, students build on their theatre experiences by sharpening their pantomime skills and telling their own stories through audio theatre. Sixth-grade students will also learn to adapt, stage and perform Readers' Theatre.   Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Theatre Arts II

Trimester Course   Seventh-grade and eighth-grade students explore theatre as a form of self and cultural expression. Through improvisation and basic playwrighting, students will learn how the theatre can serve as a narrative for the world around us.     Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Advanced Performing Arts

Full year course    This course is geared towards the student who is interested in sharpening their performing skills.  In this course, seventh and eighth grade, students will experience all aspects of the performing arts.  Advanced Performing Arts students will explore singing, dancing and acting as well as analyzing theatrical literature and theatre history.  Assignments will be project based.   Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Concert Band

This course offers the opportunity to further instrumental music or band instruction begun in Middle School. Students will also continue their study of basic music theory skills, the keyboard, and music history. As students elect to continue the study of music, the student will be presented with greater challenges technically and musically. Emphasis is placed upon technical development and authentic stylistic interpretation of literature in addition to understanding the elements of music (i.e... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Theatre Arts SL

The theatre course emphasizes the importance of working individually and as a member of an ensemble. Students are encouraged to develop the organizational and technical skills needed to express themselves creatively in theatre. A further challenge for students following this course is for them to become aware of their own perspectives and biases and to learn to understand and value those of others. This requires a willingness to understand alternative views, to respect and appreciate cultural... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Theatre Arts HL

The theatre course emphasizes the importance of working individually and as a member of an ensemble. Students are encouraged to develop the organizational and technical skills needed to express themselves creatively in theatre. A further challenge for students following this course is for them to become aware of their own perspectives and biases and to learn to understand and value those of others. This requires a willingness to understand alternative views, to respect and appreciate cultural... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Dance HL

This course focuses on the composition, performance and analysis of dance, or “expressive movement,” which is practiced amongst peoples of various backgrounds, and for a variety of purposes, throughout the world. Students create, participate in, and reflect upon dance forms and styles from a range of cultures and traditions, both familiar and unfamiliar. The HL dance course aims to help students to understand dance as a set of practices with their own histories and theories, and t... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Theatre

This is an introductory class that explores all things theatre- onstage and off. Students will explore theatre history by gaining insight into the theatre of the past, present and future; participate in active learning sessions as they learn to paint with color and light in our theatrical design unit; and test their acting skills in our Scene study unit. This class is great for those with interest in theatre and who may plan on becoming involved in the DP Theatre Arts classes their Junior and... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Theatre Production

This course presents students with basic design concepts in sets, lights and sound, along with instruction in the elements of stage direction. Students will practice and develop their skills in these areas which will be assessed as their work is utilized in actual staged performances during the fall US Production), winter (MS Musical) and Spring (US Musical, One Acts, LS Musical). Admission into this class is through Instructor Permission; and since this is a "Kinetic" class, On-lin... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

String Ensemble

- String Ensemble:  The Upper School string students will expand on playing technique learned in previous years. Instruction will also include some music theory and music history as it relates to music selections. The majority of the music repertoire will be chamber music or small ensemble arrangements. Students will perform at school functions and special events. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Chorus

The Upper School Chorus performs a wide range of traditional and contemporary choral literature in concerts both on and off-campus throughout the school year. In preparation for these performances, students will contrast and compare the stylistic characteristics of the works performed and associate various musical styles with other academic disciplines such as history and language arts. In this course students will acquire sight-singing skills, knowledge of music theory, and proper singing te... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Dance Performance

Dance Performance is a course designed for dancers to expand on their training by developing technique, exploring choreography, and honing their performance skills. The Fall trimester of Dance Performance will be spent exploring the choreographic and rehearsal process as preparation for performance. Students will learn both well-known and new works of choreography in a diverse range of genres that include jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and lyrical dance. In the Winter and Spring trimesters, stu... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Dance For Athletes

This class is tailored specifically for the advanced athlete who wishes to increase their strength, agility, focus, and flexibility. Using a classical dance syllabus and the science behind biomechanics, athletes will gain higher levels of body awareness, a greater understanding of small motor skills, improved balance, and multiple techniques for developing more efficient lateral movement. This course's emphasis on precision— the exact placement of the head, arms, hands, legs, and fe... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16