Hyde Park Schools is proud to provide our students with opportunities to use their God-given talents to shine. From Elementary all the way through High School, we offer courses and programs that allow students to excel in the creative culture of the arts. Whether holding a paintbrush or standing in the spotlight, HPS students discover the passions, talents, and interests that will capture them for a lifetime. 

Some of our High School Fine Arts offerings include Choir, Digital Art & Media, Film Studies, Guitar, Music Lab, Musical Theatre, Piano, Theatre Performance, and Visual Arts.

Our Middle School offerings are Art, Band, Worship Band, Choir, Theatre, and Piano.  




Prancers emphasizes performances at pep rallies, football games, competitions and an annual spring show. Dancers focus on specific skill sets, technique, performance qualities, and dance choreography. In addition to working diligently on improving dance knowledge and execution of movement, members of the dance team will gain life-long friendships and have opportunities to be leaders of the team and campus.

Dance/Prancers is a year-long commitment with financial obligations. All practices and performances are mandatory. Dancers receive a Fine Art and/or Physical Education credit each semester for full participation in the program.

High School: High School Musical


Middle School: The Big Bad Musical


Elementary School: Blast Off! Musical


ES & MS Fine Arts Leadership

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Bob Hand

    Bob Hand 

    Middle School Fine Arts Department Chair/Worship Band, Choir, Piano Teacher
  • Photo of Heather Heilbronner

    Heather Heilbronner 

    Elementary Music Teacher
  • Photo of Caroline Brands

    Caroline Brands 

    Middle School Art Teacher
  • Photo of Gary Frock

    Gary Frock 

    Middle School Band Director


HS Fine Arts Leadership

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Will Scott

    Will Scott 

    High School Fine Arts Department Chair/Teacher
  • Photo of Mason Rausch

    Mason Rausch 

    High School Theatre Arts Teacher/Drama Director
  • Photo of Tonya Axworthy

    Tonya Axworthy 

    Registrar and Prancers Director
  • Photo of Stephanie Toepoel

    Stephanie Toepoel 

    High School Choir Director/Piano Teacher
  • Daryl Cardosa 

    High School Fine Arts Teacher


Hyde Park Schools admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religious affiliation, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, scholarship, athletic, or other school-administered programs.