Black Mountain Elementary offers drama, dance to K-6 students

Thanks to a donation by the Konerko Foundation, students at Black Mountain Elementary School in the Cave Creek Unified School District will be able to participate in theater and dance programs.

BMES logoTheater is a great way to learn the English Language Arts communications standards and to build 21st Century Skills, according to a press release.  The 4 Cs (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration) are vital for students in the 21st Century.

Students will be community minded and globally prepared due in large part to the programs that have been built at the school, and the addition of the drama program.

This stage will help prepare students for the day when “all the world’s a stage.”

Black Mountain students will also participate in dance beginning in August of the 2016-17 school year. Dance provides a fun opportunity for physical fitness, enhances cultural understanding, develops nonverbal communication skills, and cultivates creativity and critical thinking skills.

Matt Owsley, Black Mountain Elementary School’s principal, stated that the continued expansion of the Arts programs speaks to the dedication of providing a uniquely exceptional experience that focuses on the development of the whole child.

Anyone interested in having their children participate in Drama and Dance should contact Black Mountain principal Matt Owsley, at to set up a tour.  Enrollment packets can be found at and are now being accepted.

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