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The Arts at Ridgeview

Ridgeview has a thriving, multidisciplinary arts program. Here, you may participate in choirs, band, orchestra, the Madrigals performance group, drama, dance, and much more. You will find that many of our students participate in extracurricular arts beginning in in the elementary grades.

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Ridgeview has a robust music program composed of vocal performance, orchestra, band, and several ensembles. Our music program begins in Kindergarten and may be continued through grade 12 through a combination of required and extracurricular offerings. Our program encourages students to experience a variety of musical activities from singing, playing instruments, and learning choreography. Performances are held throughout the year to highlight student work.


There is nothing as classical as drama! From ancient Greek tragedies to modern American musicals, the drama club at Ridgeview works to present the best possible shows. Ridgeview students in grades 7-12 have the opportunity to perform in a fall play and spring musical. Students involved in performances act, sing, dance, build, paint and sew. They also learn team work, responsibility, and create lifelong memories for themselves, their friends, and the Ridgeview community.

Visual Arts

Art doesn’t exist in a vacuum. At Ridgeview, we seek to understand the interconnectedness of Art with other disciplines, uncovering parallels between art and history, science, music, literature, economics, philosophy, and culture. We ask the questions: “What is Art?”, “What compels artists to create Art?”, and “What is the function of Art?” Furthermore, students at Ridgeview are given the opportunity to explore a broad range of media and methods. Studio assignments are directed towards interpreting and expressing our ideas inspired by great works of Art throughout the ages. While much of our studio practice involves the development of visual acuity by working from direct observation, we encourage the imagination, and honor creative problem solving.


Ridgeview has a unique and outstanding dance program. Many students take dance classes with Mr. Halseide, and social dance is a common sight during events throughout the year.

The Madrigal Choir

The Madrigal Choir is a long standing, beloved musical tradition at Ridgeview. Students spend months rehearsing and preparing for the annual Madrigal Dinner and performance held each January. Additionally, our madrigal performers tour locally each to share their sounds with our community.

Canta Lucis: An Elementary Choir

What is Canta Lucis?
Canta Lucis, meaning “songs of light” is a children’s choir at Ridgeview Classical Schools that performs in the greater Fort Collins area and at selected RCS events. This year the Canta Lucis will be performing in concert in early November, with the Madrigal tour in early December, at Madrigals in mid-January, and at selected RCS choral concerts throughout the year.

Who can be in Canta Lucis?
Any child in grades 3-6 can be enrolled in Canta Lucis regardless of enrollment at RCS. Selected 2nd graders can be admitted into the with their music teacher’s recommendation (pending Director’s approval). There is no audition requirement for Canta Lucis.

My child is in Canta Lucis. Where do I pay the membership fee?
You can pay for your child's membership fee anytime on our fee payments page.

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