Performing Arts

Ross School’s Performing Arts curriculum addresses each student’s role as creator, performer, and connoisseur of the arts.

Male and female Ross Upper School students on stage in a ballet performance.

The goal of the Performing Arts program is to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of music, theatrical performance, and dance while offering a wide variety of opportunities to create and participate in concerts and original productions. The performing arts are regarded as art forms, cultural artifacts representing peoples from ancient times to the present, languages of personal and public communication, and vehicles for creative expression. Students explore the history of the performing arts and their integration with visual arts, literature, media, and technology. They learn the importance of disciplined practice in choral, instrumental, dance, and theater courses and share the results with local, regional, and sometimes international audiences, according to a regular performing arts calendar.