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The study of Theatre and Dance play a huge role in the positive social development of children. They are unique in the way in which they allow students to express themselves in a safe, positive way. Institutions with thriving Performing Arts programs enjoy a better sense of community. In our broader culture, the Performing Arts continue to have a significant impact on the social issues that concern almost every aspect of our world. For these reasons, The Episcopal Academy Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to a comprehensive, sequential education that spans all three units and is a grounded, experiential, and cross-curricular education. Our Program exists as an important facet of EA’s holistic approach to the integration of Mind, Body and Spirit in the education of our students.
Our Mission Statement
The Episcopal Academy Department of Theatre and Dance seeks to move students toward an understanding of the performing arts as a form of communication and self-expression by offering students a safe and diverse exploration of the theory, creation and practice of performance. We strive to enrich the lives of our students by challenging them to be fully realized human beings through a disciplined practice in the dramatic arts.
Safety: We believe that student growth can only occur in a community that is safe and inclusive. We foster a learning environment in which students are known, included and supported at all times.
Ensemble and Collaboration: Theatre and Dance are, by nature, collaborative arts and the concept of ensemble is pervasive throughout our program.
Diversity: We recognize, respect and encourage multiple perspectives in every aspect of our program, from classroom curriculum to choosing and interpreting material for performance.
Life Skills: We provide training and opportunities for those students who wish to pursue careers in the performing arts; however, our focus on the intentional practice of those skills will serve all students as they make the transition into the “real world”.
Student Ownership: Students should be “stakeholders” in the creative process.
Community Connection: Bringing community together to entertain, challenge, and to promote respectful dialogue.