Performing Arts - Music & Drama
Poppea White and Vicki Redwood
The benefits of participating in performing arts programs are valuable and numerous. Performing arts programs help to build self-confidence and form social connections. From improvisation to performing in front of an audience, children learn to explore outside their comfort zone, think outside the box, express their thoughts and ideas, solve problems and build trust. In addition, performing arts help improve communication skills by allowing students to understand, explore, experiment and express themselves.
After two very challenging years and some interruptions to the performing arts program, we are hopeful that this year will provide the students of Maiden Gully Primary School with a full and exciting range of activities and experiences through dance, music and drama.
The focus for Term 2 across all grade levels, will be to explore and develop skills in the Circus Arts.
These will include a combination of the following: using hula hoops; juggling using a variety of materials such as scarves, bean bags, and batons; clowning, balancing and human pyramids; poi, plate spinning and performance skills.
Learning circus skills provides a wide range of benefits including increased attention span, focus, personal and social growth, emotional health and wellbeing. Additionally, showing off these new skills in a performance provides a fantastic creative outlet that inspires imagination and self-expression. Above all, circus skills are fun to learn.