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Visual & Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts Dept. Q&A

What real world skills do your students learn?

Drama: Performing in public. Speaking in front of people is in the top 5 fears of many Americans, these classes and the after school program help the students learn how to cope with the "fight or flight "syndrome and prepare them to relax in public speaking situations.

Dance: Dance teaches proper body alignment and body self awareness. By working on body alignment, flexibility and strength a person can decrease the severity or totally avoid injury. Since it is a performance class it helps students learn how to cope with performance anxiety.

What careers can they get?

Learning to be more comfortable speaking and performing in public will help in any career.

What fun things can students take part in?

Drama/Dance: Students are able to be involved in the many productions we do on any level they are interested. Lots of opportunity to perform and be a part of a performance.

What makes the Visual & Performing Arts department at Foley unique?

Drama/Dance: We offer different levels of Drama as part of the curriculum. We also have 4 different performance opportunities for working on plays. We offer dance as part of the curriculum and as an after school program with performance opportunities.