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Performing Arts

Develop and present stories through acting, mime, movement, puppetry and technical theater. Learn acting techniques and improvisation, costume and set design, makeup techniques and technical stage lighting and sound. And if you're musically inclined, write a musical, sing or play an instrument. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Performing Arts project!

kids performing at state fair

What you can do

Level 1: Theatre Arts Curriculum 1 - Beginner

Through pantomime, effectively express an idea and communicate a concept w/out the use of words, communicate a message through tone, inflection and body language using "gibberish" and continue a group story by adding narrative.

Level 2: Theatre Arts Curriculum 2 - Intermediate

Communicate using body movement to create a simple story through pantomime, use variations in tone of voice and reversing roles.

Level 3: Theatre Arts Curriculum 3 - Advanced

Spontaneously pantomime the actions of a story as it is told, resolve conflict and enact a flashback memory.

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Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.

Record keeping & evaluation

For adult leaders



New to 4-H? Get involved in the Performing Arts project!

Jan Derdowski, Extension educator

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