Involvement in the arts is associated with substantial documented improvement in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. Former President John F. Kennedy stated, “I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his/her vision wherever it takes him/her.” Our vision at Makua Lani Christian Academy is to provide a foundation to develop our students physically, academically, and spiritually. Our Arts program is one avenue in which we support that goal.
Since 2003 we have had numerous productions which have enriched the lives of our students as well as entertained our families and community. Some of our past productions include: Annie Jr., Little Mermaid Jr., Suessical Jr., You're a Good Man Charlie Brown., Mousetrap, Miracle Worker, Pride and Prejudice, Around the World in 80 Days, Cheaper By the Dozen. Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella.
Each October, the Elementary campus classes participate in a study of cultures around the world. The studies culminate in a festival including dance, music, and food representing God's diverse creation.
In addition to our larger productions, the Drama Department has wonderful success with it's annual Princess Breakfast fundraiser. We invite our community's little princesses to join our High School prince and princesses for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, and performance.
The fun event is a wonderful outreach to our community sharing God's love in the form of a circus. The carnival atmosphere features performers such as ballerina tight-rope walkers, lion tamers, hula-hoopers, and more, all presented by our Kindergarten students and others. It is a safe and fun environment for all.
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At our heart, Makua Lani Christian Academy Performing Arts strives to help students reach their full potential on the stage and in life. We believe that every student has unique and amazing talents and gifts, even if they don't know what they are or lack confidence within them. Thus, we work to cultivate these gifts through art, community, fellowship, and faith.