Students from Trillium Lakelands District elementary schools had a chance to celebrate dance and drama while building community at the second annual Dramatic Arts Day on March 28, according to a statement from the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) on April 4.
The day-long event at Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School (BMLSS) started with two choral performances by the BMLSS drama class. Schools then participated in two workshops that explored different forms of dance and drama while also giving students a chance to learn about working with others. Math, literacy, social studies and history were all integrated into the sessions, according to the district. Students also got to see a live performance of “From Fair & Wide, O Canada” performed the Motus O Dance Theatre. After the show, each school took to the stage in the Rene M. Caisse theatre to build the students’ confidence in public performances and to share their message about the power of equity and inclusion.
“It was an inspirational day of creativity, learning, and sharing,” said the statement. “The professional learning supported educators in utilizing the arts to differentiate and empower students through an interdisciplinary approach, deepening their content knowledge of both the creative process and the dance and drama curriculum.”