performing arts


: types of art (such as music, dance, or drama) that are performed for an audience
a high school for the performing arts

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ivan Marrero teaches performing arts to second-graders at Excellence Boys Charter School in Brooklyn. Amanda Lee Myers, USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2023 That could mean delivering algebra in tandem with physics; English alongside performing arts or any number of other combinations, Osborn said., 15 Feb. 2023 The increase to the grant amount from $275,000 to $550,000 per artist reaffirms the Doris Duke Foundation’s commitment to investing in individual artists as the lifeblood of the performing arts. Paul Grein, Billboard, 14 Feb. 2023

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“Performing arts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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