Performing Arts

RippKids standout in a crowd because they have been training for this moment all of their lives.
From performing songs, poems, and skits in the familiarity of their own classrooms, to curriculum-based presentations in front of family and friends, to school-wide concerts and dramatic productions, the Performing Arts curriculum at RCS offers students at every grade level both a valuable opportunity for creative expression, and a proven means to develop the confidence that comes with feeling comfortable in front of an audience.

Recent Productions

JPK-Grade 4

Student performances are integrated into the academic curriculum. In every grade, beginning with Junior PreKindergarten, students prepare and conduct performances that reflect the themes they have been working on in the classroom. During the earliest years of their education, it becomes second nature for our students to express themselves in front of an audience.

Grades 5-9

Students continue to benefit from an emphasis on public speaking in the classroom. In addition, opportunities for more professional levels of dramatic performance increase. Although all students are encouraged to participate, the performing arts program allows those students who particularly enjoy the stage to pursue this interest in greater depth.

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  • Sixth Grade Musical

    Every student in the sixth grade performs or works behind the scenes to produce the sixth-grade play. Past performances include Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, Once Upon a Mattress, Willy Wonka Jr., James and the Giant Peach, Jr., Alice in Wonderland, and more.

  • Revelry

    The winter student performance is a medieval pastiche of song, dance, and storytelling in celebration of the winter solstice. 

  • Spring Musical

    The Spring Musical is the major full-length production of the spring term. Open to seventh, eighth, and ninth graders, past performances have included The Lion King, Seussical, Bye Bye Birdie, Beauty and the Beast, High School Musical, and more.

  • 9th Grade Portfolio

    Some ninth graders choose to focus on the dramatic arts in their year-end portfolio projects, performing monologues, writing scripts, and producing plays.

Rippowam Cisqua School
439 Cantitoe Street 
Bedford, NY 10506
phone: (914) 244-1250
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK-Grade 9 independent day school in Westchester County, New York. RCS offers challenging academics built on innovation, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, wellness, leadership, service learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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