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The Arts at Madeira

Whether you want to sing or dance in a musical, prepare your portfolio for art school, throw ceramic pots, dance ballet or hip hop, learn viola, or vie for editor-in-chief of yearbook, you can do it all at Madeira.

Arts programming at Madeira is robust. The arts curriculum offers courses and activities in disciplines from visual arts to performing arts to film. Then there are the benefits of excellent arts facilities on a campus only a dozen miles from the theatres, museums, and art galleries of Washington, D.C. 

The Arts in Washington

The D.C. arts scene is a mix of nationally known theatre companies – such as the Shakespeare Theatre – and smaller companies such as Woolly Mammoth and Arena Stage. The Kennedy Center features world-class theatrical productions, concerts, and dance performances. Professional dancers from East Coast Regional Dance Companies teach Madeira dance classes and direct and choreograph the Madeira Select, Madeira’s advanced-level dance troupe. Many of the world’s greatest artworks hang in Washington, at places such as the Smithsonian, Corcoran Gallery, the Hirschhorn Gallery, The Phillips Collection, and the National Portrait Gallery. These are places that Madeira girls visit on field trips and weekends. Some of these places have also served as sites for senior Co-Curriculum internships.

The Madeira Arts Scene

Madeira has a vibrant arts scene all its own, which is in large part an extension of the work that goes on in our studios, galleries, and practice and performance spaces. Madeira offers courses in the arts for academic or activity credit to give exposure and development that fit our students' interests and passions. Click through for details on Dance, Music, Drama and Theatre, and the Film Program at Madeira. 

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Arts Showcase & Open House - Nov. 14

November 5, 2019

Whether you want to sing or dance in a musical, prepare your portfolio for art school, throw ceramic pots, dance ballet or hip hop, learn viola, or vie…

The Spectator - Halloween Issue

October 31, 2019

The Halloween 2019 issue of Madeira' student newspaper, The Spectator, is now available

Read the online edition

Award-winning Madeira senior presents final piano recital

May 30, 2019

Senior Angela He presented her final piano performance in a solo recital of works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel this week.

Her riveting performance…

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