It’s about artistic expression. There is an arts concert, event, play or art exhibition every month during the school year.
Our performance students consistently receive special and statewide recognition at regional theatre and music festivals, visual artists take high honors at county and state competitions and St. Francis dancers perform in concert, special events, competitions and liturgies.
An integral part of the school curriculum and community, our art students develop their interests with beginning through advanced classes in music, theatre, dance and visual arts.
Prospective students can learn more about our arts-related courses by exploring the academics section of our website – Arts Academic Courses
SFHS offers all levels of dance classes from beginning to advanced. Students will develop their understanding, appreciation, and artistic expression through dance. By working on body flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, coordination and relaxation, students will strengthen technique, projection dynamics, memorization skills and confidence.
Placement in Intermediate Dance Techniques, Apprentice Dance Company, and Dance Company
Dancers will audition intermediate to advanced level jazz and lyrical combinations on February 22nd to determine proficiency of technique, musicality, and performance quality. Auditions will be held in Room 407 (which is located in the Performing Arts building adjacent to the school’s Front Office). Dancers should bring all shoes necessary to audition jazz and lyrical combinations as well as pointe or tap shoes should they choose to audition a solo at Callbacks. Appropriate dance attire includes leotard, tights, fitted jazz pants or leggings, and/or fitted top (no midriffs). Hair should be pulled away from the face in a bun or a clean ponytail.
All Dancers must audition for placement in Intermediate Dance Techniques, Apprentice Dance Company, and Dance Company. Dancers who are not available for the audition dates but wish placement in Dance for the Fall 17/Spring 18 School Year will be subject to an individual audition process.
Wednesday, February 22nd – AUDITIONS
3:15pm – 4:45pm Auditions for current SFHS Students
5:00pm – 6:30pm Auditions for Incoming Freshmen
Results for current St. Francis students will be posted outside the Dance Room on Friday, February 24th. Incoming Freshmen will receive results via email.
The main theatre and the black box performance space afford wonderful options for our students. Interested students can go beyond the scenes and work with the technical director on sets, lights and sound. The fall play and spring musical are extracurricular and you need not be enrolled in an arts course to audition or work on the crew.
Each student that walks into an art classroom is at a different place in her artistic development. For those of us in the Visual Art Department, teaching means meeting each student at her own level and then finding a way to encourage her to take her art to the next stage.
The parents of St. Francis High School play an integral role in the school’s ability to offer students a highly esteemed arts program in the greater Sacramento area. We need your help to continue this tradition. Please consider supporting the arts by joining our parent organization Patrons of the Arts, and if you’re able by supporting the St. Francis Fund. Your donation provides the vitally needed funding to support students in every area of ﬁne and performing arts, including: Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Drama, Theatre Tech, Dance, Choir, and Orchestra.
Our talented SF Players are competing at the Lenaea Festival Friday, February 10 through Sunday February 12! Keep them in your prayers as they perform their One Act “Trojan Women” an original tragedy by Thom Green and David Blanchard.
Congrats to the SF Players on a great opening night of the One Acts! Two completely different One Acts Shows performed within an evening. These one Acts will be judged and the winning act will be performed for Lenaea competition at the Harris Center.
One Acts 2017: What Andy Warhol Never Told Me, A short comedy by Robert Pridham
The Trojan Women, By Thom Green and David Blanchard
Congratulations go to Delaney Feener ‘14 who is performing the title role in Willam Shakespeare’s Richard III at DePaul University. DePaul is one of the premier theatre schools in the country. At St. Francis High School Delaney performed onstage in many shows including her Elly awarding winning performance as the Witch in Into the Woods and Jesus in our gold medal Lenaea production of Godspell.
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