Performing Arts

Performing Arts

     Music and dance are significant part of curricula at Manchester International School because it instills discipline, endurance, analytical skills and furthermore, students gain a sense of community. Students begin their informal musical education at age 2 in the kindergarten where songs and music are integrated throughout the curriculum. From Pre-Kindergarten through to Secondary School the opportunities for music education continue to expand in variety, depth and degree of difficulty. Student learning and artistic development gives parent the opportunity to see how their student’s work has progressed throughout the year. Program offered through the Manchester International School Performing Arts Department not only develop and encourage artistic expression and diversity in our students, but build transferrable skills for our students to take into the wider world. Here at Manchester International School, our students have access to drama, musical theatre, mime and internationally recognized dance training. Although most of our students have access to this expressive and confidence building area of study, those students with a particularly keen interest or aptitude can benefit greatly from the performing arts program to build their acting and dancing skills even further.

Programs include:

  • Stage Productions
  • Technology in Performance
  • Mime and Movement
  • Improvisation
  • Classical  & Western Dance
  • Specialist Workshops

Stimulating Education Excellence Through Drama Standards

Students in drama programs have reported the following changes in their academic aptitude:

  • Greater concentration, leading to improvements in test scores
  • Confidence in their writing skills
  • All types of learners advance in their English competency
  • Students improve their grasp of language arts basics
  • Confidence soars - which in turn makes students more respectful of their peers
  • More productive group working skills
  • Students find the study of drama makes writing significantly easier


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