Parkside Performing Arts

LISD Elementary Performing Arts Vision Statement:

In the LISD Elementary Performing Arts class, the students will engage and explore the performing arts while building an appreciation for Theatre and Music.


Mr. Sullivan has been teaching Performing Arts at Parkside Elementary since it first opened. He received his B.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Prior to teaching at Parkside, Dan spent six years teaching Theatre Arts at Chisholm Trail Middle School in Round Rock ISD. He is a 25+ year veteran of stage, film, TV, and radio. Dan has performed locally at The Paramount Theatre, The Cactus Cafe, The Zachary Scott Theatre, Zilker Summer Theatre, and The Saxon Pub.

For over a decade, Dan has performed and toured the United States with his award-winning acoustic duo, The Detentions. Dan currently lives in Cedar Park with his wife and daughter.


The performing arts engage and motivate all students through active learning, critical thinking, and innovative problem solving.

Students develop aesthetic and cultural awareness through exploration, leading to creative expression.

In addition to creative expression students explore and develop:


IMAGINATION

EMPATHY

COOPERATION/COLLABORATION

CONCENTRATION

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

PROBLEM SOLVING

SELF-DISCIPLINE/SELF CONTROL

SOCIAL AWARENESS

AESTHETIC APPRECIATION

SELF CONFIDENCE

It is my mission is to provide a fun, safe and positive environment that provides EACH child the opportunity to:


Gain self-confidence and self-discipline.

Work cooperatively and collaboratively with others.

Increase verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

Engage in creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Develop aesthetic and cultural awareness through exploration, leading to creative expression.


We love donations!

Can you help us find any of the following?

Ukuleles

Electronic Keyboards

Acoustic Guitars

Clip on Tuners

Hand Sanitizer

Kleenex