World of Performing Arts

Centre Stage: Students from Hunter School of Performing Arts in their production of The Little Mermaid.

Centre Stage: Students from Hunter School of Performing Arts in their production of The Little Mermaid.

When archaeologists make discoveries of the ancient skeletal remains of our human ancestors, they learn much about their physical characteristics.

When discoveries are made of their art, perhaps on cave paintings, we know that their findings are of human beings because the art is testimony to their capacity for abstract thinking, for imagination and for creativity.

The arts are defining qualities of being human.

We also know that for most of human history, music, dance, drama and storytelling have been the vehicles that have transported culture, the sciences and technology, through generations.

It is no wonder that the arts are central to the story of human evolution and fill our world today.

They fire our imaginations, spark our creative instincts, encourage us to be brave and take risks, have us thinking critically and logically at one moment, and at another, exhilarating us, or making us deeply reflective.

The arts engage us both intellectually and emotionally.

The arts engage us both intellectually and emotionally.

But excellence in the arts, either in their performance or appreciation, isn't free.

Courage, persistence, discipline, hard work and resilience are some of the intellectual and physical requisites for success.

Embracing these challenges brings great rewards.

It is not surprising to see that research demonstrates that students who integrate arts into their education, whether or not they intend to pursue a career those fields, are more successful and engaged throughout their education.

Their passion and engagement spills over into other studies and perhaps even more importantly, to their care and concern for others and for their world.

Hunter School of the Performing Arts celebrates the value of creativity and the arts and offers a dynamic learning environment that brings quality in the performing arts together with academic excellence across the traditional curriculum.

Students are supported by a team of professionals within first class facilities, including the recently completed dance studios, hall and drama workshops.

"The new buildings provide an environment that mirrors the high standard of professionalism among our students, matching our commitment to the arts with theirs," says Joanne Gray, Principal at Hunter School of Performing Arts.

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