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5th Grade Fine Arts Preference

In Dorchester School District Two we believe that Fine Arts are essential in shaping who we are as individuals. It's a powerful avenue to express emotions, feelings, and passions. Think about your favorite song, movie, or painting – everything around you has been shaped by an artist, including the device you're using to read this message. Join us in celebrating creativity and self-expression through the fascinating world of Fine Arts!
Discover Your Passion: Our school district and state emphasize the fundamental role of the arts in the education of all children. The time to begin this exciting journey is now, in middle school. Soon, you'll have the opportunity to choose your electives, and we have an array of Fine Arts classes waiting for you:

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Piano
  • Steel Drums/World Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Art

To learn more about your middle school's Fine & Performing Arts opportunities, please contact your middle school.


  • Explore the world of percussion, woodwinds, and brass instruments.
  • Learn the basics and progress to playing classical and modern music compositions.
  • Performance opportunities, including Concert Performance Assessment.


  • Sing a variety of music and learn vocal techniques.
  • Perform in small and large groups for friends and family.


  • Suitable for beginners and experienced dancers.
  • Explore dance history, from Europe to modern dance, hip hop, and more.
  • Perform in school events and competitions.


  • Choose from violin, viola, cello, or bass.
  • No experience needed; start with the basics and progress to making music.
  • Share music with friends through concerts and trips.


  • Enjoy making and studying music, from classical to modern tunes.
  • Learn different styles, including jazz, show-tunes, Latin-American, and pop.
  • Showcase your talent during performances for family and friends.

Steel Drums/World Music

  • Learn to play steel drum instruments in a hands-on way.
  • Master concepts like rhythm, pitch, dynamics, and explore music from different cultures.
  • Advance students have opportunities for a full-year class, high school credit, and travel for performances.


  • Study acting, write, design, direct, and perform in various shows, including musicals.
  • Learn that shows can entertain and create positive societal change.
  • Participate in musicals like Elf Jr., Aladdin Jr., and The Lion King Jr.

Visual Art

  • Explore drawing techniques, shading, color theory, and various art forms.
  • Projects range from relief sculptures to wearable fashion, clay goblets to digital media.
  • Access great art teachers and products while working alongside passionate peers.