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WATCH: Lessons for a lifetime with Disney Musicals in Schools

Posted On Feb 14, 2019, 09:42 AM by Courtney Mattern

Cue the cuteness! Students at 15 elementary schools are busy rehearsing for school musicals through our Disney Musicals in Schools program. Performances begin this month.

Developed by Disney Theatrical Group, the program for grades 3-6 creates sustainable theater programs in under-resourced schools. Each year, we bring the program to five more schools in the area. Teachers participating for the first year receive extra support from our Teaching Artists to produce a Disney KIDS musical.

The students and teachers spend weeks preparing for their musical debuts. Along the way, students learn valuable skills in collaboration, creativity and accountability. Teachers see improvements in confidence and even classroom behavior. Watch the video to see the lessons learned!

This year’s participating schools:

Crestridge Magnet School – Omaha Public Schools

DC West Elementary School – Douglas County West Public Schools

Edison Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools

Florence Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools

Harrison Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools

Kennedy Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools

Liberty Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools

Longfellow Elementary School – Council Bluffs

Loveland Elementary School – Westside Community Schools

Miller Park Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools

Plattsmouth Elementary School – Plattsmouth Community Schools

Wake Robin Elementary School – Bellevue Public Schools

Walt Disney Elementary School – Millard Public Schools

Washington Elementary School – Omaha Public Schools

Wilson Focus School – Omaha Public Schools

To learn more about Disney Musicals in Schools, visit our website.

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