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The performing arts play a very important role at Pardes. Over the years we have created an amazing Chanukah show where all students participate. Each grade level learns different songs and choreography and the whole school performs a dynamic finale. We have been so fortunate to hold our Chanukah show at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, a magnificent professional venue in downtown Scottsdale. Over 800 parents, grandparents, and friends filled the theatre.

Each spring, the Pardes Middle school (grades 5 – 8) puts on a play or a variety showcase. This is an optional activity and students who are interested audition for different parts. Dancers audition for group pieces or solo dances that are incorporated into the performance while students who love art work on creating sets and costumes. There are students who learn to run the light board and other technical aspects of the theatre that they appreciate.

Involvement in the various arts allows for creativity to flourish. It is a joy to give our students the opportunity to express themselves in a myriad of ways and to introduce them to new ways of thinking.