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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.

2016-2017 Arts Events at Notre Dame

2016-2017 Arts Events at Notre Dame

Middle School Evening of the Arts
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 pm 

High School Musical Auditions, Grades 9-12
Beauty and the Beast
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3 pm

High School Musical 
Beauty and the Beast 
Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, 2016, 7:00 pm

Middle School Musical Auditions, Grades 6-8
The Little Mermaid, Jr.
November 2016 date to be announced

Christmas Concert
December 15, 7:00 pm

Winter Dance Performance
Friday, January 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

West Chester University Winter Dance Festival
Saturday and Sunday, January 14-15, 2017 

Middle School Musical
Little Mermaid, Jr.
Friday and Saturday February 24-25, 2017, 7:00 pm

Improv, ND! Auditions, All Grades
March 2017 date to be announced

High School Evening of the Arts
April 9, 2017, 5:00 pm

Improv, ND!
Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, 2017 7:00 pm

Spring Dance Performance 
Friday, April 28, 2017, 7:00 pm

Spring Concert
Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00 pm

Middle School Evening of the Arts 
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 pm

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The Middle School literary magazine and newspaper, Lettered Literate Ladies, is an exciting opportunity for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to develop their journalism, creative writing, and publishing skills.

 

 

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