Network of Sacred Heart Schools
Theatre & Dance
Next Up - Spring 2021 Plays
There will be one SHP Play in the Spring and one Grade 4-8 Play. Please check back for performance titles & day/times.
The Lower & Middle Schools Curricular Drama program is committed to providing engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education to students of all cultures, ages, abilities, and levels of interest. We encourage students to grow both as artists and as people through lessons designed to stimulate the imagination; boost self-confidence; explore the body, voice, and mind; and develop skills of improvisation, play-making, acting, dance, and voice. We seek to inspire the artists and innovators of the future.
Our after school theatre program offers additional dramatic opportunities for students who wish to extend beyond the classroom experiences. These full-scale productions are published plays and musicals which rehearse after school. We focus on performance skills, community building and personal sense of accomplishment and confidence.
Middle School Fall Play Greek Gods Under Quarantine What if the Greek Gods were all under quarantine AND a priceless artifact is missing? Join this video-conference comedy by Dean O’Carroll to find out just how the Gods fare in their online adventures! A Virtual event! View images >>
Currently, the Dance program is an 8th grade elective during the school day. Sacred Heart also offers three after-school Dance programs (Hip Hop for Preschool/Kindergarten & Lower School) and a Middle School dance team for the more experienced dancer. The curriculum includes learning the fundamentals of dance vocabulary and training in a variety of choreographic styles. The styles include jazz, modern/contemporary, hip hop, Latin/salsa, African, swing and ballet techniques. During the class students learn a series of warm-up exercises to develop body placement and muscles; loco-motor movements across the floor; dance combinations that use all the elements and styles of dance to create a choreography piece. The students will also have an opportunity to express themselves through creating their own choreographies. The main emphasis of the dance program is to be present with the body and create a space of self-expression with dance as the art form.
The SHP Theatre program offers comprehensive experience for students interested in both performance and production. Courses address foundational principles of acting--technique, improvisation, sense memory, scene objectives--to more advanced work in the development of personal monologues, scene study, textual analysis, to full scale productions and showcases. Opportunities for students interested in theatrical production--set building, costumes, stage makeup, etc.—and backstage management, as well.
Fall Play The Odd Couple - The Female Version
In this hilarious female version of 'The Odd Couple', Olive Madison is divorced and living in cheerful chaos in her New York apartment. At Olive's invitation, the struggling Florence Ungar, newly separated from her husband, moves in and soon finds comfort in cooking, cleaning and fussing until Olive is almost reduced to a nervous wreck. While both ladies learn from each other, it becomes clear that old habits die hard. Rated PG-13. Run time: 90 mins A Virtual event!
With two formal performances each year, and with an active supplemental Dance Team student club, the Dance program at SHS explores a range of physical movement and dance styles, while emphasizing musicality. Courses are offered at the beginning, intermediary, and advanced level. Performances are choreographed in concert with professional instructors, or as a collaborative student-led effort. Dance Team regularly performs during halftime at SHP football and basketball games.