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Performing Arts

At Ballarat North Primary School, we offer a highly engaging Performing Arts specialist program. This program covers Music, Drama and Dance elements with a focus on creativity, exploration and participation. All students access a range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments as part of the music program.

Skills including keeping the beat, matching a rhythm and tempo and awareness of formal notation of music are covered. Drama provides excellent opportunities for investigative play, expanding speaking and listening skills and developing confidence.

Students play games, imagine and improvise within a range of themes (depending on the grade level). Dance lessons encourage children to express themselves with movement.

There is a strong correlation between the music and dance programs. Identifying the themes and moods the music present and responding to these with dancing or movement. Students are encouraged to explore different movement patterns and levels to help express an idea or story through dance. Some formal dance techniques are also taught.