Performing helps build the art of living

Nicolas Elguea
The Western International School of Shanghai is very proud of having a rich and engaging performing arts program that provides an opportunity for students to experience the stage.
Nicolas Elguea

At the Western International School of Shanghai, we are very proud of having a rich and engaging performing arts program that provides an opportunity for all students to experience the stage — bringing to life extraordinary performances.

The arts are essential in the development of students at all ages.

And in this case, music education, dance and drama provide an invaluable medium for students to develop their skills — boosting their confidence, allowing them to take ownership of their performance and becoming greatly independent.

Performing helps build the art of living

Nicolas Elguea is director of performing arts at WISS, a DP music teacher and BDP music examiner.

Performing helps build the art of living

A piece of work by Rita, a Middle Years Program student at Western International School of Shanghai

Our performing arts classes are always busy with students playing in bands, practicing instruments, learning new dance routines, practicing in the orchestra, composing original songs or learning lines for a play.

It is a vibrant environment that allows students to embark on a unique journey of self-expression.

The performing arts program reinforces the IB approaches to learning. Preparing for performances develops thinking, communication, social and self-management skills.

It is admirable to see how far our young students can go with the right support. Their progress makes us at the Western International School so proud.

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