"Christian music and production should be as good if not better than secular music.”
Ralph Carmichael – Contemporary Christian music pioneer
Packed with innovative and energetic ideas, the Performing Arts at Grace offers a creative outlet for the shy performer, the experienced actor, tech support, the student interested in film making, or the singer eager to communicate through music. In the arts department we partner with the student to discover and explore their natural talent. The students are held to high expectations as they are engaged in developing their gift and are encouraged to go beyond the 'entertainment' aspect of the class, and find their passion for the arts.
Xtreme FORCE is the Junior High choir - contemporary, energetic, enthusiastic music for preteens who are highly energetic about life! JH choir is for the experienced singer as well as for the student who has never sung a note. Basic theory and sight reading is part of the curricula. Xtreme FORCE participates in a Christmas and Spring production as well as smaller venues throughout the school year. Our repertoire is diverse - Jonas Brother, Miley Cyrus, Motown, the 70's, contemporary praise and worship and familiar hymns. This is the place to discover the joy of music.
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Junior High Drama is for the beginning actor. It introduces students to knowledge of theatre, history and vocabulary and they are foundational elements of this class. Students then move to blocking, movement, improvisation, projection, enunciation and stage presence. The drama students participate in formal play analysis and attend local productions. The JH drama class presents one play of their own and are encouraged to be involved in other productions during the year.
Junior High Film introduces the student to film and cinema. After studying classes and current filming techniques and styles, they study artists who have made significant contributions to film making. Students are challenged to apply biblical standards and create a viewing guideline for themselves. The school year culminates with students producing their own short film.