Music & Dance
Schooling at G. D. Goenka Public School goes beyond the classrooms into the wider creative world outside. Apart from a keen focus on academics, various creative activities are taught that engage the mental and intellectual faculties of our students. Indian and Western Music, both vocal and instrumental are offered to our students. While vocal music offers a wide creative landscape for students to paint their feelings and emotions, instrumental music strengthens their fingers and also improves coordination of the mind and body. Memory is enhanced as songs and notations are learnt. Various festivals and celebrations take on new meanings as songs pertaining to a particular festival are taught and performed in special morning assemblies. While popular songs and melodies are taught to increase student interest, classical training in music is also imparted and it has been keenly observed that students respond very favorably to classical training. The life histories of famous musicians are discussed in the class and the students gain inspiration and encouragement from biographies of these renowned personalities. Festivals and presentations held from time to time in the school are occasions to showcase budding talent in the school. The students also regularly take part in several inter-school events and have done the school proud by winning many of such events. Undoubtedly, the pursuit of such creative activities adds another meaningful dimension to school life.
Both Indian and western dance is taught to our school students. Classical Indian dance is taught and students enjoy the varied foot positions and hand gestures associated with our classical dance styles. Periodic presentations and special assemblies to celebrate festivals showcase dance presentations on a particular theme. Students gain valuable knowledge through this process of creative learning and also become deeply sensitive to our rich traditions and heritage. Their young bodies become supple and their minds become more alert and active, through the process of memorizing and learning the choreographed steps. Systematic training enables them to also delve into the choreographic process eventually. Dancing is truly a refreshing way to fuse school schedules with creativity and a commitment to perfection.