The Department of Performing Arts at The Masters School encompasses Dance, Music and Theater studies and experiences.
The faculty are dedicated to facilitating student pathways to discover the thrill of performing. Across a variety of performance mediums and in a wide range of performance settings, from ensemble pieces to technical artists, the department features opportunities for students to try their hand at performance art. Further, the department offers opportunities for deep understanding of the various areas through courses that offer perspectives in production, theory and history.

Our Mission

With a philosophy and pedagogy deeply rooted in the belief that artistic expression is a fundamental fiber of being human, The Department of Performing Arts of The Masters School contributes to a community characterized by curiosity and empathy by nurturing adaptable, resilient and expressive artists.

We Gather...

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  • to Learn

    to engage with performing arts through active participation and meaningful collaboration; to explore the spectrum of our artistry; to take ownership of our personal learning as well as the collective growth of a collaborative group.

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  • to Strive

    to create safe spaces and new worlds; to cultivate versatility; to grow in proportion to our potential and in relationship to our starting points; to feel and express passion.


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  • to Dare

    to imagine a better tomorrow; to persevere through setbacks; to feel what it means to be human; to push our boundaries.



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  • to Do

    to create together in a variety of styles and settings; to develop personal meaning and character through performing arts experiences; to find and experience joy.



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  • to Be a Power for Good in the World

    to connect to self as well as to something larger; to serve our community through our art; to connect to what it means to be human universally; to elevate each other and the community through both artistic inquiry and celebration.

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Upcoming Events

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  • Private Lessons for 2018-2019

    Registration for private lessons is underway.
  • Dance Company Concert Features Alums

    Three alumna of the Masters Dance Company joined current Company members in a performance at 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 19 in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre. 
  • Fonseca Fest Features Student Performing Groups

    Community members came out to sample music, dance and theatrical performances by Masters' student-run performing groups during the Fonseca Fest on Friday, May 25 in the Fonseca Center.
  • Fifth Graders Present Puppet Operas

    Fifth graders skillfully performed their Original Puppet Operas before an enthusiastic audience of families on May 31 in Doc Wilson Hall.
  • Upper School Musical a Major Hit

    Upper School students staged a production of Spring Awakening that was by turns energetic and deeply moving before packed houses of community members on February 23 and 24 at the Claudia Boettcher Theatre.

The Masters School

49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Tel. (914) 479-6400 Fax. (914) 693-1230