Preparatory Performing Arts
Experience in the performing arts provides students with a creative way to view the world that can enrich and transform their lives. The performing arts curriculum at Gulliver consists of music, dance, drama and video/film production courses. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of stage productions and ensembles.
The Gulliver Preparatory Music Department provides a conservatory-level program that offers important venues for students' musical abilities to be showcased. Curricular ensembles and classes include string, wind and percussion, vocal and jazz ensembles, as well as AP Music Theory. Extra-curricular opportunities also abound for students in the music program; students can participate in district and state festivals as soloists and/or members of chamber ensembles. Our musicians also are represented in the Florida All-State Music Festival and perform in a National Music Festival each year.
The dance curriculum is divided into four areas of technique: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Composition. The prestigious Gulliver Prep Dance Team is also available for advanced dancers as both a curricular and extra-curricular ensemble.
The theatre arts department helps students strengthen their confidence and raise their self-esteem through exercises, scene study and dramatic literature study.
Gulliver's video/film program hosts a news-oriented daily television program, "RaiderVision," which teaches students the technical and creative skills necessary both in front of and behind the camera.
All of Gulliver's performing arts courses offer students a wealth of information, performance experience, skill development and an opportunity to advance their artistry.
For further information on the Prep's Performing Arts, please contact Ron Castonguay.