When you say ‘arts high school’ to the typical person they tend to think of movies like Fame, Center Stage, and that Disney Channel show Victorious. But that’s not really how it works. These are the things you know if you want to an arts boarding school!
Whether it’s people of different race, gender or sexuality everyone from your school has very different backgrounds and they come from all over the world. This means everyone is open to all.
Sometimes so liberal that the political debates would turn into everyone aggressively agreeing with each other.
Be it the dance studios or the theatre, that place will become your second home.
Yes the theatre kids do sometimes break into song in the dining hall… but it’s really more that you can almost always hear a violin or voice major practicing as you walk to academics.
But just a little different. There’s the dancer clique and the visual artists who think they’re too cool for school and when you see a gaggle of students dressed in all black they’re not emo just theatre majors.
We had no mascot or pep rallies so performances, concerts, and art shows were where the masses would show up and be loud!
In fact most people didn’t follow professional sports or know anything about them. The hot topics were usually the newest ballets coming out or who was playing who in the revival of Spring Awakening on Broadway.
No matter how experienced you were it always was worrisome to see the rush of students heading towards the call boards.
While it is an art school that doesn’t mean that we got to sit around all day creating stuff. Just like everyone else our age we still had to take math and science and hand in essays on time.
But we don’t get any. With academic and art homework on top of rehearsals that can go until ten o’clock at night it can be nearly impossible to get to bed before midnight.
They are the ones who hold your hand when you fail your first calculus test or fall onstage during a show, they let you use their stove to make tea
While it’s awesome to have your best friend next door all the time things could get intense if there were arguments or conflicts within the dorm… let’s just say word travels fast in a small live-in community.
because they were always in the dungeon that was the practice rooms.
Whether it was a dancer sewing pointe shoe ribbons or a visual artist hand-stitching lace to a final project the academic teachers just tended to roll with it.
No one was in the closet and there was even an annual drag show put on by one of the guys’ dorms
And you wouldn’t trade it for the world! You created close bonds with amazing and brilliant artists who you know will someday be changing the world
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