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DPS Celebrates Arts in Our Schools Month

Arts In Our School MonthDurham Public Schools is proud to celebrate Arts in Our Schools Month during March! DPS Arts Education continues to empower all youth through a comprehensive and culturally responsive approach to help develop, challenge and ignite every student in all areas of their life.

  • March 4 &31
    2,700 Fourth Grade DPS Students Perform with the NC Symphony: Our fourth-grade students have been practicing hard with their teachers to perform with the NC Symphony at the breathtaking Meymandi Concert Hall.  DPS is proud to partner with our NC Symphony to provide this opportunity for %100 of our fourth-grade students!

    100% of all DPS students have access to an Arts course at their school

  • March 7
    Destination Dance!:  Students enrolled in our dance classes will participate in masterclasses with professionals from the American Dance Festival and the American Ballet Theatre.

    Please join us by using the hashtag #dpsarts to share your child’s Arts story! @DPSARTS
  • March 19
    An Evening of Entertainment!Featuring over 600 DPS students performing live on the Durham Performing Arts Stage!  Tickets are available on and all funds raised go to benefit the DPS Scholarship Foundation, who provide scholarships for our DPS seniors! You will not want to miss DPS’s highlight event this year!

  • March 20
    All-County Orchestra ConcertAuditioned from our Middle and High School orchestra programs rehearse and perform a collaborative concert at Riverside High School at 7 pm!

    Nearly 98% of all DPS students enrolled in an Arts class high school will graduate!

  • March 24-April 31
    DPS Art Show at The Streets of SouthpointOur newest Visual Arts Show featuring all DPS schools will cover all of SouthPoint Mall for an entire month!!  Make sure to visit the “gallery” and experience our artists’ masterpieces!

    Follow DPS Arts Education on Twitter: DPSARTS, Facebook: DurhamPublicSchoolsArtsEducation


  • March 27
    American Ballet Theatre Performance and Misty Copeland: Thanks to our partners at Duke Performances, DPS Dance students will attend a free matinee of the ballet Giselle followed by a Q&A with renowned author, activist, and educator Misty Copeland.  Copeland the first African American principal dancer at ABT will share insights and field questions about her multifaceted career and her work to ensure racial equity in the ballet world and the Arts more broadly.

    Honor your child’s Arts teacher by posting your best pictures from their last show! Tag DPS!