Embracing the creative process, empowering individuals, collaborating as a group, and enriching the larger community. Choreolab embodies so many of Trevor’s rich values.
Choreolab is a coeducational, extracurricular dance program open to Upper School students in Grades 7-12. Its magic and power lies in the fact that Choreolab is entirely student-driven and student-executed. Students devote hundreds of hours to create, collaborate, choreograph, direct, and eventually perform for the entire Trevor community. A program that students consistently describe as a "highlight of the year," Choreolab is facilitated by expert faculty and serves as a model within Trevor’s inquiry-based learning environment. Every year, all three performances of this beloved tradition are sold out.
By giving students the opportunity to discover their capabilities and engage in the creative process, they gain confidence and develop their own sense of self. Trevor encourages all students to think of themselves as educators in the art of dance. This process promotes trust and mutual respect and breaks down arbitrary boundaries associated with gender and age. Students in Grade 7 join those in Grade 12 to nurture a seed of an idea and, together, develop it into a sophisticated performance. Choreolab connects students through movement and purpose, thus forming a richer community. Those on stage, in the tech booth, and in the audience all participate to make Trevor’s Choreolab powerfully potent.