Middle School Performing Arts Electives

The Key Elements of 5th-8th Grade PPA Performing Arts Curriculum:

  • Daily performing arts training
  • Passionate & experienced teaching artists
  • Regular performance and recital opportunities


Students in grades 5th-8th will select 3 performing arts electives each semester. No previous performing arts experience will be necessary.  Classes will be offered for students who are beginners, intermediate, and advanced in the performing arts.

Some students may choose to specialize in one artistic discipline, while others may enjoy sampling many different arts classes.  For those students selecting a discipline focus, pay close attention to prerequisite requirements.

In addition to performing arts electives, students will also have the opportunity to select electives in a broad variety of other subjects such as technology, consumer and family sciences, debate, multi-media productions, yearbook, and Shakespeare.


The Four PPA Artistic Disciplines:

Dance: Ballet (beginning, intermediate, advanced), Modern, and Jazz

Vocal Music: Choir

Instrumental Music: Band (beginning, intermediate, advanced), Jazz Band, Orchestra (beginning, intermediate, advanced), Keyboarding/Piano, and Guitar 

Theater: Theater (beginning, intermediate, advanced), Theater Design

Musical Theater: Musical Theater (beginning, intermediate, advanced)