The St. Ignatius Dance Program offers opportunities for students through dance instruction and performance in three different areas: Dance IA, Dance IB, and Dance Workshop.
In Dance IA and IB students learn the “vocabulary” of dance – positions, terminology for steps, combinations and develop vital elements of dance including balance, posture, gesture, rhythm, space and breath. The class helps the student to discover new ways of moving and to communicate one’s artistic vision through dance.
Admitted by audition only, Dance Workshop offers dance as an academic performing art. Students will learn to further build technique, personal expression and work in a dance ensemble to gain choreographic experience as an individual by taking risks in creating new styles and ways of moving. Dance Workshop performs in the Fine Arts Assembly and Dance Concert.
The SI Drama Program is the oldest continuously producing high school theatre program west of the Mississippi and ranks in the top ten Bay Area High School programs.
Our students have the opportunity to study basic acting as well as advance scene study. We have four drama productions each year: A playwright Festival featuring a student director, a Fall Play, a Cabaret musical review and a Broadway style musical. Visit our Prospective Students page for more details regarding these productions.
Our students have gone on to study drama in major universities such as Michigan, NYU, USC, and UCLA just to name a few.
Visit our Performing Arts Graduates page to see our many graduates who have gone on to work in the Theatre industry.
We are excited about our season. Check the Box Office for the formal announcements of performances and ticket information.
SI has become one of the top high school Choral programs in Northern California! The choirs have performed throughout the city of San Francisco and greater Bay Area, participated in choral festivals and competitions and traveled on performance tours around the world.
To learn more about the choirs in the program, click "About the Choral Program" in the navigation column to the left.
Click on the links below to listen to the choirs and follow us on Social Media!
Stage Crew is responsible for the scenery, lighting and sound for all Performing Arts Productions. Students may be involved with building or painting sets, hanging and focusing lights, stage managing productions, and/or being a part of the Run Crews for specific productions. Please email Stage Crew Moderator and Tech Theater Director Mr. David Lam at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate in stage crew.
The visual arts program at SI includes photography, sculpture, studio art, art & architecture, art & nature, sacred symbols, sculpture and multimedia design.
The program began in 1977 when Katie Wolf offered to develop a course of study for SI students. Katie was a St. Rose graduate who had studied fine arts at Santa Clara University and had earned an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. For nearly 30 years, she has developed curriculum and taught the creative process to thousands of young artists whose work has earned national honors.
“I had great visions of presenting a variety of art styles that would generate the students’ interest in the process of creativity,” she wrote in a Genesis II story. “Who wouldn’t get excited about works by Picasso, Matisse, Magritte, Miro and Munch?
Since 1978, Wolf has taught Art and Architecture, 3D Studies, Studio Art, Sacred Symbols, and Art and Nature, taking students on an inner journey to discover their own creativity and on hundreds of journeys beyond the school walls to see art firsthand in museums and buildings around the Bay Area.
Wolf is a working artist who continues her personal expression through printmaking, large format acrylic canvases, theatrical set design and the design and construction of wearable art.
Instrumental music at SI comprises the Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Piano Recital, Pep Band, and Symphonic Orchestra. We invite you to come to our Winter and Spring Concerts, Spring Musical, Piano Recital and home football and basketball games to see our talented students perform.
Orchestra Director - Dr. Gillian Clements
Jazz Band & Pep Band Director - Mr. Galen Green
Music just doesn't happen at SI. Students perform at the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival, at high school orchestra and jazz band competitions and festivals, and in New York's Carnegie Hall.
Recent tours include:
- 2023: New York City/Lincoln Center
- 2022: Great America
- 2019: Great America
- 2018: New Orleans
- 2015 & 2017: Southern California
- 2014: Carnegie Hall/NYC