Holiday Performances Bring Winter Cheer

At Ross Valley Charter, each role is performed by more than one child, as a "greek chorus." This allows every kid to have the part they want, and have the courage to perform with their friends.

The Dramatic Arts are an important part of the curriculum for all grades at Ross Valley Charter. During our winter productions of “Scrooge” and “The Nutcracker,” TK/K/1 students had a blast while supporting their growth as collaborators, leaders, readers, artists, presenters, problem-solvers, and communicators. For plays in the TK/K/1 classrooms, each role is performed by multiple students like a Greek Chorus. This allows every child to have the part that they want, and to build the confidence to perform and participate. Students from older grades, parents, and younger siblings also provide stage tech support, as well as playing some surprise cameo roles.

Together, the players, their teachers and their parents deepened their connection as a community as they brought these original interpretations to life. The final performances ignited imaginations and created memories that will stay with all throughout the school year and beyond.

Children dressed in costume as Mice and Soldiers stand ready to perform a dance from the Nutcracker

Mice and Soldiers ready to perform a dance from the Nutcracker

At Ross Valley Charter, each role is performed by more than one child, as a "greek chorus." This allows every kid to have the part they want, and have the courage to perform with their friends.

Bob Cratchets in character for Scrooge