Offers focused experience in the art form of expressive movement. Students will explore the fundamentals of dance, including different styles and forms such as modern, tap, hip hop, Dance Hall, jazz, ballet, contemporary and lyrical.
Theater Pathway helps aspiring actors and directors emerge as confident and expressive performers by expanding their creativity, public speaking and performance skills, and their collaborative skills.
Students are exposed to a variety of techniques, ideas and materials to foster and expand their visual literacy. All classes supplement studio practice with art history, cultural conventions, and various styles.
Explore the world of film production, cinematography and still photography through courses, hands-on projects using state of the art equipment, and working with guest artists.
The music pathway provides experience in creating, performing, analyzing and responding to music. Students develop musical skills through the study of music history, composition, and music theory.
At the final coffee house of the school year at Essex High School, donations will be accepted for Nepal. The coffee house, set forMay 29 at 7 p.m., is open to any performing arts' student and is held in the cafeteria. Refreshments will be available. Donations will be accepted at the door and sent to UNICEF. Come on out and support the performers as well as the Nepal fundraiser.
All AVPA students need to go directly to the Auditorium for Advisory on Wednesday May 6th. Attendance will be taken there. We will be having a guest award-winning percussionist Jane Boxall present on that day.
It's that time of year again, the annual Essex Jazz Festival! This event features all the jazz musicians from ADL, EMS and EHS. The Essex Jazz Orchestra will also feature tenor saxophonist and composer, Dr. Joel Vanderheyden from St. Louis.
All AVPA students need to go directly to the Black Box Theater for Advisory on Wednesday (4/29). Attendance will be taken there. Guest Artist Lukas Huffman will be with us at that time.
ALL AVPA STUDENTS need to go directly to the Black Box Theater for Advisory on Wednesday, 3/18. We will be having a guest artist Hannah Dennison present on that day.
CABARET NIGHT AND ONE ACT PLAY: The Essex High School Choral Music Department will be hosting its annual Cabaret Night on Friday, March 13th starting at 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria.
The Essex Jazz Orchestra is gearing up for the annual VT Association for Jazz Education Festival taking place on 03/10/2015 at the Elley-Long Center.
U#46 Core Planning Team Meeting @ 03:00PM
U#46 Visioning Summit @ 08:00AM
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