Performing Arts Program
Discovery Ranch for Girls helps troubled teens tell their own stories. They can express themselves and work through problems using art. Art also lets young women explore relationships in an active way.
Each student participates in a weekly art therapy and music therapy group. Students can learn a variety of instruments, including guitar, piano, ukulele, and drums. They can also take part in dance classes. Students may learn styles such as ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. Students may choose to take voice lessons or use our on-campus recording studio.
In the performing arts program, teens have the opportunity to showcase their talents. Those talents may or may not put them on center stage. Students learn a variety of skills. For example, they may learn about stage and sound production. They can learn about theater costumes and makeup. Students also have opportunities to perform.
Four times a year, our students put on a variety show for their parents and staff during our parent seminar. Our girls also enjoy competing with some of our sister schools in our version of “Battle of the Bands”. For those especially interested in arts, we offer a performing arts track.
This supplemental program adds an extra 6-10 hours a week of advanced art classes. Students learn to compose music, write original theatrical productions, and choreograph dance routines. The art program helps students express their thoughts and emotions in their own way.
When your daughter comes to DRG, she will discover interests and talents that she did not know she had. These newfound interests can replace old, unhealthy behaviors. Your daughter will be better able to adapt to relationships after exploring them through art.