Epping Primary School’s Performing Arts program is vibrant and diverse, covering the three Arts areas of Music, Dance and Drama.
In Music, students have the opportunity to explore a range of sounds and play a variety of instruments. They develop their understanding of how to read musical notation and incorporate this into their own compositions.
The students are also involved in learning to play the Ukulele from Grade 3 onwards.
Further to the Music program, there is also a Choir and Band program that is available to students from Grades 3 - 6. Students involved in these programs perform throughout the year at a variety of events and are also given the opportunity to record their work in a professional music studio.
In Dance, students learn about safe dance practices including posture, alignment and spatial awareness. Students express themselves through movement and create choreographic works that tell a story or share an emotion.
In Drama, expression of the face, body and voice is the core focus. Students begin to develop this from Foundation all the way through to Grade 6, where they create their own characters and perform to small audiences.
Stagecraft techniques of blocking scenes and projection are also explored as students develop their understanding of performance.
In addition to weekly lessons in Music, Dance or Drama, a whole school production is presented every second year at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre.