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Performing Arts

Welcome to Performance Arts and Music Education at Notre Dame Academy!

All of the courses offered in this genre will focus on performance as a means of personal expression within a supportive community. At ND Academy, students in EYC to Lower School attend music class once a week. In Middle School and Upper School, a variety of courses are offered to these students including Band, Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Dance to which they select as electives.


  • Fall Theatre Production
  • Christmas Concert (Band/Choir/Dance)
  • Christmas Theatre Production
  • Advent Cantata
  • Spring Theatre Production (Middle School /Upper School)
  • Spring Band Concert

Performing Arts Curriculum

Middle School Theatre

Theatre is a performance-based class with students preparing a play one semester and a musical the other semester. Cast members study acting, set design, costuming, and stage tech as they prepare for their final performance, in addition to the historical and social perspectives found in the selection.

Upper School Theatre

Theatre is performance-based class. Easy year, students participate in several genres of drama including stage plays, radio shows, musical theatre, and television. Cast members study acting, improvisation, singing, dancing, set design, costuming, and stage tech as they prepare for their performances.


Students primarily study ballet and contemporary dance forms. Students further develop their skills through dance technique, dance vocabulary, physical conditioning, and performance. The course provides students with the opportunities to choreograph dance phrases and perform.


The Notre Dame Academy Band Program is composed of five concert bands of energetic and talented students from grades six through twelve under the direction of Mr. Bob Tolton. Band performances include concerts in the fall, winter, spring, and at the state band festival in addition to other school functions throughout the year. With the opening of the multi-purpose building, the band now rehearses in a new state-of-the-art facility.

Pep Band and Drum Line are components of Symphonic Band that perform for athletic events and pep rallies throughout the year. These two components are extracurricular activities. Drum Line is open to all interested Notre Dame Academy students.

Performing Arts Facilities