The Alberta School of Performing Arts
Classes allow students to utilize the elements of time, space and energy in exploring movements that reflect their thoughts. In early grades, the focus of dance training is on developing self-awareness and creativity with attention to refining gross and fine motor skills. As students develop body control, an emphasis on expression of ideas and feelings through movement allows them to engage in creative problem solving. Students in secondary dance program work both independently and in groups, demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to create and perform dances and productions.
A well-rounded repertoire of music experiences students to the history and culture of many lands. Students have opportunities to perform, listen to and experience musical performances of others and themselves. By performing in a variety of settings, students gain a sense of self-confiedence when presenting before a group, whether for musical or other purposes.
Study of the dramatic arts builds on the improvisational, imaginative and inquisitive nature of students as they learn communication skills, develop the ability to cooperate and learn about other cultures. Through theatre, students can explore the world's cultures, identify how the arts influence various cultures adn learn how those cultures impact the arts.
The visual arts curriculum emcompasses traditional and exploratory subjects, techniques, styles and media including digital and multimedia resources. A global lens of student experiences in the visual arts contribute to developing their cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills.