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Education in the performing arts is a key part of many primary and secondary education curricula and is also available as a specialisation at the tertiary level. The performing arts, broadly dance, music and theatre are key elements of culture and engage participants at a number of levels. This engagement through participation and formal and informal education is often lifelong.

The end point for performing arts education varies, for some people it is part of their engagement in their own and others culture, such as that of indigenous peoples and folklore, for others it leads to professional careers up to an elite level.

For this latter group, depending on the discipline, the physical demands are such that early entry into training can be essential. This is seen particularly with classical ballet and circus arts.

Performing arts are often a core curriculum area in education and seeks to expose students to ways to "express ideas and emotions that they cannot express in language alone". The curriculum needs to be sequential, from preschool to high school, to develop "students’ skills and understanding of creating, performing, and responding", to "promotes knowledge and understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the arts" and provide opportunities for students to make connections among the arts, with other disciplines within the core curriculum, and with arts resources in the community.[1]

The performing arts[edit]

The performing arts differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artist's own body, face and/or presence as a medium Performers often adapt their appearance by special clothing, stage makeup, etc.

The breadth of areas covered by the performing arts is wide, including:

Prominent providers of performing arts education[edit]






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Greeneville Sun
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:39:47 -0700

Through the generosity of our contributors, NPAC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, provides programming, performing arts education, life-long learning experiences, and discovery/exploration of the performing arts in our region encompassing East Tennessee, ...


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:30:00 -0700

According to Sitar Arts Center Executive Director Maureen Dwyer, Lambert's success story is one of many at the center, which offers visual, digital and performing arts education in programs afterschool and on the weekends. But Dwyer doesn't measure ...
West Hartford News
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:07:30 -0700

2010 marked Hartt's 90th year of providing world class performing arts education to students in Greater-Hartford and around the world. With more than 400 concerts, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances, opera performances, and musical ...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:15:24 -0700

NORWALK --Its mission is clear: Increase opportunities for all to participate in, understand and enjoy the arts. The newly formed Norwalk Arts Society is working toward fulfilling that mission by offering performing arts education and presenting ...
Broadway World
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:22:30 -0700

The Broadway Dreams Foundation is a premier, national performing arts education program dedicated to ongoing engagement, inspiration, and access regardless of a student's ability to pay. With a faculty of Broadway stars, directors, and agents committed ...

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:45:00 -0700

One of the hires is Tim Carter who will be the school's performing arts director where he will guide all of the performing arts education. Carter, who found the position through an online advertisement, has a degree in theater education from North ...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:26:15 -0700

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, the Arby's Hungry for Happiness Tour made its Chicago stop at Restoration Ministries and provided free lunches to 200 children who participate in Restoration Ministries' summer programs. The Arby's Hungry for Happiness truck ...
The West Milford Messenger
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:30 -0700

CSC is committed to providing affordable quality performing arts education to the Northwest New Jersey Skylands region. With professional instructors and schedules fit for working adults and teens, these programs are fit for amateurs and professionals.

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