Four dancing students practicing ballet leaps

Performing Arts Overview

Expanding the realm of theatre, music, and dance.

The Williams Performing Arts program pushes students to learn all aspects of performance and production. Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular offerings such as the Middle School Musical, Fall Play, Compchorea (Student-Composed Music and Student-Choreographed Dance Performance), the Spring Musical, and Enviro (Site-Specific Dance & Drama Performance). Juniors and Seniors may be invited to leadership roles in any of these productions, acting as Student-Directors or Choreographers, Assistant-Directors, and more. As the arts are part of our academic curriculum, students who take production class provide all technical aspects of the performances. Beyond the structure of performance and production skills, the Arts department at Williams aims to instill creativity, curiosity, a variety of problem solving skills and communication skills that can apply to all facets of students’ lives.

Lights, Camera, Action

2023-2024 Productions

The One Act Play Disaster

Middle School Production

Almost, Maine

Fall Play


A Seasonal Celebration of the Arts


A Performance Featuring Original Compositions and Choreography

The Fantasticks

Spring Musical

Spring Concerts

Featuring students from Vocal Lab, Jazz Band, and more!

dancers in black dresses on orange lit stage

A Complete Education

The Arts provide the tools that fuse the connection between intellect and emotion.

Emphasis is also placed on expanding aesthetic sensitivity, developing confidence, and on having fun dancing both in the classroom and on stage.


Upper School Performing Arts Courses


  • Dance I, Dance II, Dance III (ADV)


  • Jazz Band
  • Mixed Choir
  • Score to Stage I, Score to Stage II, Score to Stage III
  • Vocal Lab


  • Acting I, Acting II, Acting III (ADV)
  • Production
  • Stage Combat

2022-2023 Productions

Williams School drama students perform on stage


Middle School Production

Williams School drama students rehearse on stage

The Laramie Project

Fall Play

Williams School students perform in white dresses for winterfest


Williams dance students perform on stage with yellow backlighting


Williams School drama students perform once upon a mattress on stage

Once Upon a Mattress

Spring Musical

Williams School drama students practice in the library