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Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Department at the Academy of Notre Dame offers a variety of courses for students’ grades 6-12 in the areas of Choral MusicDanceInstrumental Music, and Music Theory. The Dance and Music programs offer classes to all interested students with varying degrees of experience. Whether a student is a beginner, or is advanced, there is truly a class for everyone.

Students participating in the Performing Arts, whether it is dance, music, or both, have many opportunities to perform. Girls who participate in the Dance Program have an opportunity to participate in a winter and a spring dance concert, the annual BLAST fundraiser, the Chester County Dance Festival, the Mainline High School Dance Festival, the Regional Youth Dance Celebration, the Rittenhouse Square Luncheon, and attend both the Regional and National High School Dance Festivals.Girls who participate in the Music Program (Choral or Instrumental) have the opportunity to perform in a winter and spring concert, as well as audition for All-Catholic Band, Chorus and Orchestra festivals. Students electing to participate in any of the select performing ensembles have the opportunity to perform at functions ranging from Principal’s Dinners to alumnae weddings. In addition to the curricular music courses, the Music Department offers private music lessons in the areas of drums, guitar, piano, strings, woodwinds (clarinet, flute and saxophone), and voice. Additional fees are required of those students electing to take a private lesson at the Academy of Notre Dame.

2017-2018 Arts Events at Notre Dame

2017-2018 Arts Events at Notre Dame

Mary Poppins
High School Musical
Friday and Saturday, November 3-4, 2017, 7:00 pm

Christmas Concert
December 14, 2017, 7:00 pm

Winter Dance Performance
Friday, January 12, 2018, 7:00 pm

West Chester University Winter Dance Festival
Saturday and Sunday, January 14-15, 2018

Middle School Art Exhibition
February 23, 2018, 4:30 pm

Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
Middle School Musical
Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, 2018, 7:00 pm
Audition information to be provided

A Midsummer Night's Dream
All grades
Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 2018, 7:00 pm
Audition information to be provided

Advanced Art Student Exhibition
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4:30 pm

Spring Concert
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00 pm

Spring Dance Performance
Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:00 pm

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