Theatre & Dance
Theatre at Kinkaid is a dynamic and live art form. The school’s theatre curriculum encourages discovery through experimentation, risk-taking and the presentation of ideas to others. A wide range of courses and extracurricular activities provides students with opportunities to engage in theatre as creators, technicians, directors and performers. Production opportunities begin in the fifth grade, and specific courses in theatre begin in the seventh grade. The theatre program mounts approximately 10 formal productions a year.
The well-balanced curriculum exposes students to ballet, tap, modern, jazz and contemporary techniques, beginning in the seventh grade. The dance program presents at least three productions a year and encourages dancers’ participation in both the eighth grade and Upper School musicals. Students may receive either fine arts or athletic credit for dance classes.
Technical theater opportunities at Kinkaid begin in the seventh grade and continue in the Upper School. Students learn by being active participants in the building of scenery for all productions at Kinkaid. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment give our students exposure to current theatrical lighting, sound and staging techniques.
The 2017 spring production of Into the Woods received four Tommy Tune Nominations
- Best choreography
- Best musical direction
- Best lighting
- Best tech crew execution