GCISD Dance and Visual Art students visit Europe

Europe Trip  Earlier in June, students from the Colleyville Heritage High School and Grapevine High School dance and visual art programs participated in a cultural exchange program with the City of Grapevine’s Sister Cities of Krems, Austria and the community of West Lothian, Scotland. Students were accompanied by GHS Dance Director Kaylynn Renfro, CHHS Visual Arts Department Head Sarah Roye, GCISD Director of Fine Arts Pat Antinone and a small group of supportive parents.

Students began their tour in Bavaria where they visited the city center of Munich, Germany. Students experienced the Dachau concentration camp, and had a chance meeting with a liberated survivor of the camp itself. They then headed to Swangau, where they climbed to the Neuswanstein Castle.
In Krems, Austria, the students visited Sazburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for The Sound of Music. They also toured two local secondary schools and participated in a joint Gala performance at the Musikschule.

Europe Trip - Art "We enjoyed a guided tour by our city liaison, Anna Wegl of the Old City, attended a welcoming ceremony at the city hall, took a sightseeing cruise on he Danube River and attended a music festival as honored guests in the neighboring the town of Rossatz," Antinone said.

While in West Lothian, Scottland, students observed the Linlithgow Marches, the Falkirk Wheel, and the Kelpies.
Students also participated in collaborative art and dance projects with students from local schools. Their collaboration culminated in a showcase of their work at an Expressive Arts Show presented by the West Lothian Council at The Marquee, as part of the week-long festivities connected to the Linlithgow Marches.