|The Performing Arts program for Ribét’s middle school grades, sixth through eighth grade, covers elective course offerings in, Dance, Instrumental Music (Orchestra), Theatre Arts, and Vocal Music (Performance Choir)|
Dance provides the chance to explore several different dance forms including but not limited to hip-hop, jazz and tap. Aside from learning different forms of dance students have the opportunity to create choreography of their own. As dance is a performing art, the course culminates with an end of semester performance which serves as the students’ final.
success of students as well.
The creation of great choral music is a shared experience that lifts the spirits of all who are involved with its productions. We value the enjoyment we bring to the students, their families and audiences in the music we teach, make and hear.
We promote excellence through continuous improvement. We maintain high standards for repertoire, curriculum and their performance. Our Choir requires dedication and responsibility to make it successful. Students must have the ability to be an independent singer as well as an integral part of an ensemble.
Through music activities and community involvement the Performance Choir helps to foster students’ personal and social growth – promoting a sense of self-esteem, accomplishment and pride.
Theatre Arts: As an elective course, the Middle School Theatre program provides a full range of creative and performance opportunities for all interested students. Classes are designed to encourage students to develop individual speaking and performance skills as well as support students working responsibly as a cohesive group. The Middle School Theatre program may offer production of a full-length play or musical. Auditions for the musical are open to all students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
The emphasis in Middle School Visual Art is put on drawing. The bases of all higher art forms come from the ability to draw. We teach the students drawing techniques such as shading, perspective, proportion, the human figure and face, and composition. We then apply theses skills in an attempt to master the use of the color pencil and in basic painting techniques. The students also learn about design principles and balance through the creation of assemblages. A stronger emphasis is placed on art history with museum field trips, written term papers and oral presentations on various artist and art periods. The students also work on projects around the campus and are expected to participate in outside contests.