Lights, camera, action….
Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) elementary schools celebrated dance and drama at the second annual Dramatic Arts Day.
The day-long event, which took place on March 28 at Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School (BMLSS), kicked off with two choral performances by the BMLSS drama class.
Each school then participated in two workshops that challenged students to express themselves through various forms of drama and dance, all while building a sense of community through collaboration with others. Math, literacy, social studies, and history were all integrated throughout the sessions.
In the afternoon, students watched a live performance, “From Fair & Wide, O Canada” performed by members of the Motus O Dance Theatre, which highlighted Canadian culture and history. The show was followed by each school performing on the Rene M. Caisse theatre stage to build their confidence in public performance, and to share their message around the power of equity and inclusion.
Overall, it was an inspirational day of creativity, learning, and sharing. 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.