Arts at Melrose
Art is taught in the regular classroom embedded into STEAM subjects. In addition, students receive the following specialized classes and instruction.
All students go to weekly dance class with teacher, Toby Smith. 5th grade students participate in ballroom dance lessons and compete in Ballroom Dancing Competition where they are consistently finalists. In addition, third and fourth grade students have received dancing lessons from Inner City Arts. Every Friday students participate in Fun Fridays and dance on the playground.
Melrose has a choral music program led by Aimee Hopkins. Ms. Hopkins supports all classrooms in learning multicultural songs in preparation for the winter performance.
Students play a variety of percussion instruments, glockenspiels, autoharps, triangles, bells, and recorders.
Thanks to our community partners, Inner City Arts and the West Hollywood Arts Council, students receive specialized classes in visual arts including painting and drawing. The campus of Melrose Elementary features murals painted by well known Los Angeles street artists.
Through our focus on creating multimedia, students have opportunity to perform in front of the camera and on stage. Through Young Storytellers, students have the opportunity to work with working actors to write the script of a play that tells their own story.
Inner City Arts
Melrose third and fourth grade students travel to Inner City Arts for 8 Fridays of expert instruction in two arts disciplines in a studio environment.