Performing Arts

The speech program of Calvary Baptist School is designed to teach students basic public speaking skills as well as introduce them to dramatic arts.  The emphasis of the first semester is learning public speaking techniques as well as giving prepared speeches such as informative, persuasive, and demonstration speeches.  Throughout the course, students learn to become respectful, discerning listeners as well.  The emphasis of the second semester is an introduction to performance arts.  Students deliver memorized speeches such as poems and readings and also perform in group projects such as duet acting and simulated radio programsStudents will also be given opportunities to participate in readings during various school concerts such as the Christmas program and the annual Spring Concert.

The drama program of Calvary Baptist School is designed to encourage students to develop the ability to present various dramatic pieces with confidence and skill.  Our goal is to help develop the God-given talents in each student, not for personal acclaim but to glorify God.  Our purpose is not to produce future professional actors, but to help students gain the confidence to share the Gospel and bring glory to their Savior with public speaking and dramatic presentations.  Students in the drama program will participate in an end-of-the-year play as well as performing in various venues such as chapel and school programs.  Plays that have been performed in recent years include Meet Me in St. Louis; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Cheaper by the Dozen; Cinderella; and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  All students in the drama class will participate in the play.