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The Performing Arts Program offers students in all grades an opportunity to explore the world of theater. Starting in the Lower School, drama is incorporated into classroom activities, such as the second grade dramatization of poetry in Poetry Out Loud and the third grade Thanksgiving Play. As students grow, the dramatic offerings increase until students are doing full-scale musical and dramatic productions.
The Derby Academy dance program enables students in grades six through eight to gain exposure to different styles of dance. There are numerous opportunities for students to perform, either in a performing arts concert, morning meeting or musical production. There are also dances that are created each year specifically for the annual holiday shows, Let There Be Light and Holiday Traditions.