Theatre & Dance


The well-balanced curriculum exposes students to ballet, tap, modern, jazz and contemporary techniques, beginning in the seventh grade. The dance program presents at least three productions a year and encourages dancers’ participation in both the eighth grade and Upper School musicals. Students may receive either fine arts or athletic credit for dance classes.

KINKAID_DANCE_ photo Fall 2019



Theatre at Kinkaid is a dynamic and live art form. The school’s theatre curriculum encourages discovery through experimentation, risk-taking and the presentation of ideas to others. A wide range of courses and extracurricular activities provides students with opportunities to engage in theatre as creators, technicians, directors and performers. Production opportunities begin in the fifth grade, and specific courses in theatre begin in the seventh grade. The theatre program mounts approximately 10 formal productions a year.

Technical Theater

Technical theater opportunities at Kinkaid begin in the seventh grade and continue in the Upper School. Students learn by being active participants in the building of scenery for all productions at Kinkaid. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment give our students exposure to current theatrical lighting, sound and staging techniques.


Kinkaid's 9 to 5 Musical receives 10 Tommy Tune Nominations!

9 to 5 Musical photo

Congratulations to students and faculty for receiving 10 Tommy Tune Nominations for 9 to 5, THE MUSICAL, including Best Musical. We are particularly thrilled that all of our students were recognized with an Ensemble nomination, a Stage Crew and Technical Execution Nomination, a Featured Actor nomination, and 3 (yes THREE) Leading Actress Nominations!!


10 Tommy Tune Nominations:

Best Leading Actress: Caroline Moseley as JUDY BERNLY

Best Leading Actress: Carlie Sachs as VIOLET NEWSTEAD

Best Leading Actress: Grace Muir as DORALEE RHODES

Best Featured Performer: Priscilla Mach as MARGARET

Best Choreography

Best Direction

Best Musical Direction

Best Ensemble

Best Stage Crew and Technical Execution



Tommy Tune Awards

The 2018 spring production of Crazy For You received multiple Tommy Tune Nominations

- Best choreography
- Best costumes
- Two students won the following scholarships:

• Ruth Denney Scholarship
• Sean Rudloph Scholarship

Tommy Tune Awards

The 2017 spring production of Into the Woods received four Tommy Tune Nominations

- Best choreography
- Best musical direction
- Best lighting
- Best tech crew execution