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Performing Arts



Next up:


Taking Stage

performances from Advanced Acting Students


April 29, 2017 7PM




May 12, 7PM

May 13, 5PM


Dear DVAPA Families,


Delta Education Group (DEG) is a 501 c3 non-profit booster club composed of parents of artistically passionate high school students at Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts.   Our mission is to enhance the fine arts experience by coordinating parent, teacher, and community involvement.  Our financial support for the Academy helps to refine skills, acquire knowledge and develop leadership in all areas of the performing arts, preparing students for success in College, Career, and Life.


 Visit us at


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   ...where ordinary moments become extraordinary experiences




Academy Theme for 2017: Artists as Activists


How does art spark social and political change?


Who is an artist?

How does art expand and enhance our thinking?

How does art record and communicate the human experience?

How does art represent personal expression?

How does art help us learn about other people?

What can we learn about a culture through its art forms?

How does art reflect human culture?

Do the arts reflect or shape culture?

How does art influence what we can learn about ourselves and about our society?

How is art used in everyday life?

How do artsts benefit society?

How can I use my artistic talents to benefit my community, state, country, world?

What inspires me?

What sparks the creative process?

How can performing arts skills (collaboration, design, sense awareness, creative thinking)

be applied to solve problems in local, national and global communities?

Does art define culture or does culture define art?









DVAPA Events Calendar



Day Date Time Event
Sat Sept 10 7:00 PM 24-Hour Plays
Thur, Fri Sept 29, 30 3:00 - 5:00 DV Idol Auditions
Tues Oct 11 3:00 - 5:30 DV Idol TECH
Thur Oct 13 7:00 - 9:00 PM DV IDOL
Fri, Sat Oct 21, 22   Haunted House
  Oct 17-20, 24-26 3:00 - 7:00 PM Play TECH
Thur Oct 27 7:00 PM Fall Play
Fri Oct 28 7:00 PM Fall Play
Fri Nov 4 7:00 PM Fall Play
Sat Nov 5 2:00 PM Fall Play
Tues Nov 8 7:00 PM Orchestra Concert
Tues Dec 6 7:00 PM Jazz Band Concert
Wed Dec 7 3:00 - 5:30 Choir TECH
Thur Dec 8 7:00 PM Choir Concert
Sat Jan 14 7:00 PM 24-Hour Plays
Mon - Thur Jan 23-26 3:00 - 7:00 Dance TECH
Fri Jan 27 7:00 PM Dance Concert
Sat Jan 28 5:00 PM Dance Concert
Tues, Thur Feb 7 3:00 - 5:00 Talent Show Auditions
Tues Jan 31 7:00 PM Band Concert
Wed - Thur Feb 1-2 3:00 - 6:00 Hulapalooza Tech
Fri Feb 3 7:00 PM Hulapalooza
Mon Feb 6 7:00 PM Orchestra Concert
Tues Feb 14 3:00 - 5:30 Talent Show TECH
Thur Feb 16 7:00 PM Talent Show
Fri Mar 17 7:00 PM Musical
Sat Mar 18 2:00 PM Musical
Sat Mar 18 7:00 PM Musical
Fri Mar 24 7:00 PM Musical
Sat Mar 25 2:00 PM Musical
Sat Mar 25 7:00 PM Musical
Fri, Sat Mar 31, Apr 1   CMEA Instrumental Music Festival
Tue, Wed, Thur Apr 25-27   Taking Stage TECH
Fri Apr 28 7:00 PM Taking Stage
Thur May 4 7:00 PM Percussion Concert
Fri, Tues, Wed, Thur May 5, 9, 10, 11 3:00 - 7:00 Dance Concert TECH
Fri May 12 7:00 PM Dance Concert
Sat May 13 5:00 PM Dance Concert
Tues May 16 7:00 PM Instrumental Music Concert
Wed May 17 3:00 - 5:30 Choir Concert TECH
Tues May 23 7:00 PM Choir Concert
Wed May 24 9-3:00 Fine Arts Day

Who we are and what do we do at Deer Valley High School

The Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts is a pathway academy within Deer Valley High School. Our vision is to provide students with an immersion in the performing arts while maintaining a rigorous academic curriculum. The academy of Performing Arts offers their students many opportunities: To assemble with other creative and talented students and teachers; To learn ALL disciplines of the performing arts, across various cultures; To build confidence and to elevate communication skills; To collaborate with the civic and artistic communities. What the Academy of Performing Arts Expects from you: To DEVOTE yourself to learning through performing arts; To maintain a respectful  attitude to teachers and fellow students; To always STRIVE for academic and artistic excellence. Students will follow the four year course sequence for the Performing Arts Academy. As freshman you will take classes that include drama, choir or Instrumental Music, dance, and stage tech skills. The Academy of performing arts is looking for students with a PASSION for the performing arts.



The Deer Valley Academy of Performing Arts is a part of Deer Valley High School whose vision is to provide an immersion in the performing arts; that, in concert with a rigorous academic curriculum produces students who are well-prepared for further studies in a two or four year college or for employment in their chosen field.



Our curriculum exposes students to a wide range of performing arts traditions from throughout the world and across many cultures. Our students see themselves as members of a civic and artistic community through performances and collaborations with other groups and community organizations. Used effectively, a performing arts curriculum requires students to think independently and critically, work cooperatively, and become lifelong learners and patrons of the arts. 



Deer Valley Performing Arts Teachers and Staff

Balasoto, Celina
delucia, Lauren
Devine, Sally
Kuntz, Sheree
Lawrence, Julie
Lewis, Scot
Mastrangelo, Michael
Health Teacher
Moats, Conan
Pearson, Kathy
Sagehorn, Michael
Standen, Wesley
Stark, Michelle
Thrift, Joyce
Ting, Damian
Whittington, Ruth
Widener, Larry
Wilkins, Blair
Assistant Principal

Performing Arts Locker

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