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Performing Arts

Dana Hall believes that our students have a place in the performing arts as the next generation of tastemakers. Students at all levels have a chance to develop their artistic voices and skills in several fields, including theatre, music, and dance. The ensemble experience is a hallmark of the work our students do, as is an emphasis on creating new work as composers, directors, choreographers, and designers. Students are required to enroll in a one-half credit course in the performing arts and are strongly encouraged to explore many offerings to develop their expression and understanding of the relationship among the arts.

A student who is interested in pursuing further education in the performing arts is encouraged to take several levels of a discipline in order to deepen her expression and understanding of that discipline. Performance opportunities range from informal showings to performances open to the public. Some classes meet during the school day, while others are part of the after-school program. Alongside traditional performances like plays, musicals, music recitals, and dance concerts, Dana Hall’s performing arts program also features ensembles and productions like the Dance Repertory Group, Chamber Singers, Flute Choir, and Theatre New Work Showing. Performers tour abroad together, see professional Boston-area theatre together, perform in festivals and productions with other schools, and participate in national speech and music competitions.