RHS Fine Arts Offerings
- Drama Performing Arts
- Instrumental Bands
- Vocal Performing Arts
- Visual Art
The RHS Dance Department offers students a full range of dance classes. These classes begin with Dance I/II, an Intro to Dance, and continue through Dance Workshop, a course for the most advanced dancer. Students in the program study ballet, modern, jazz, African, improvisation, composition and dance history. Students are grouped by levels of progress in dance rather than grade level and will advance based on the student’s progress. Students may audition for placement in dance courses or Dance Workshop in December and in June.
There is a one-time production fee of $60 for all students. This production fee covers the cost of a costume rental, dry cleaning of the costume, lighting designer fees, stage crew, program printing, floor tape, and ticket printing.
Renaissance High School has a highly competitive advanced art program. Our students out-perform their competitors in photography, drawing and painting for the Detroit Public Schools/Detroit Institute of Art Exhibition. Traditionally, students begin with an entry level drawing class and then are encouraged to continue their second year with an advanced course that introduces those to painting and higher level opportunities. After students complete two years of drawing and studio they have the option to continue their course of study either with an upperclassman photography class or first-year Advance Placement course. All students that complete A.P. studio are then encouraged to enroll in the Senior A.P. Studio.