Theatre & Dance
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.
About Kinkaid Theatre during the 2020-2021 school year:
The Kinkaid School opened the performing arts season with two plays: David Ives' ALL IN THE TIMING and Moliere's THE MISANTHROPE. Rehearsed and performed via Zoom, each show was streamed online in October. Below is a thirty-second "preview" of each production. In the spring, the students performed the Upper School Musical BRIGHT STAR outside wearing masks. There was a limited audience outdoors and the event was live-streamed for viewers at home.
Bright Star: Upper School Musical 2021
All in the Timing
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.
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.
About Kinkaid Dance during the 2020-2021 school year:
Realizing that dancing indoors was not going to be an option when rehearsals began, our dance faculty found ways to utilize locations on campus to create NATURE, SPACE, RHYTHM, and TIME: A DANCE CONCERT.
Below is the entire concert featuring our Dance Company, Advanced Dance, Intermediate Dance and Men's Dance. The concert opens with a "Making Of.." documentary created by senior, Ella Ducharme.
FALL 2020: NATURE, SPACE, RHYTHM AND TIME: A DANCE EXPLORATION
The 2020 spring production of On the Town received two Tommy Tune Nominations for:
• Best Supporting Actor
The 2019 spring production of 9 to 5 received ten Tommy Tune Nominations
• Best Leading Actress
• Best Featured Performer
• Best Choreography
• Best Direction
• Best Musical Direction
• Best Ensemble
• Best Stage Crew and Technical Execution and ...
• BEST MUSICAL!
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
The 2017 spring production of Into the Woods received four Tommy Tune Nominations
- Best choreography
- Best musical direction
- Best lighting
- Best tech crew execution