The Performing Arts is an essential component to becoming a well educated world citizen. When so many schools are being forced to end their Arts programs, Foundation Academy believes it is critical to education. Performing Arts programs are vital to the growth of the “whole child.” Responsibility, leadership, teamwork, confidence, and self-awareness are just a few of the building blocks reinforced through an education in the Performing Arts. These same traits are incredibly important in college, career, and the progressive world around us.
We believe that Performing Arts is a vital tool in teaching a student how to analyze and evaluate themselves and the world around them while at the same time creating new diminutions in their thinking, learning, and personalities. It offers a quiet child scripted structure and technique to work from, while developing new skills and confidence. It offers a more out-going child an opportunity to be heard and seen within a realm that is safe to experiment. The most beneficial aspect of the Performing Arts is that it offers a child the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their talent, and their immeasurable potential. These life lessons will carry through to your child’s academic learning, relationships, and decision making.
Our Performing Arts Department produces six productions a year. These include: a Christmas Concert involving all grades, a Spring Concert involving all grades, a High School play, a Middle School production, an Elementary Musical, and a High School Musical.
Each production is designed to offer opportunity for students to grow and learn. Scripted subject matter is chosen and developed in relation to the same standards used in the academic classes by use of the essential skills and the school-wide essential question. Classroom teachers are involved in creating curriculum for performing arts classes, to ensure true integration and project based learning.
Performing Arts classes are available for all grades. Elementary students are involved in vocal music classes and dance classes and have a choice of one or more of the following: piano, guitar, drums, and violin. All elementary students are involved in the elementary musicals, in which they get hands on learning in the areas of music, dance & drama.
High school and Middle school students have the opportunity to be involved in the following areas of study: vocal music, acting, theater technology, dance, guitar, band, piano. Students in music and dance classes perform in our two concerts (Christmas and Spring). Students in acting and theater tech classes are involved in our two plays.
Students studying dance, vocal music, acting and theater tech are all involved in our final production of our spring musical.