Dance Program Course Offerings
Ages 3 and Up (Saturday Beginner Classes Available)
Dance Styles (as appropriate) include:
Mom & Me / Creative Movement * Lyrical * Classical Ballet * Musical Theatre/Classical Tap * Rhythm Tap *
* Pointe * Jazz * Modern * Character * Hip-Hop * Boys Classes * Zumba * Zumba Gold
General Division Information
Classes for the General Division meet one time per week. Monthly tuition is due the first day of each month, for those choosing the quarterly payment plan, quarterly tuition is due the 2nd of Oct, Dec, April. All students are required to wear class leotards along with ballet, tap and jazz shoes as assigned to their class.
Preschool, Primary Dance Classes are one hour long. Students in the Preschool and Primary classes study Ballet-Tap Sept thru Dec and Ballet, Tap and Jazz Jan thru Feb then March thru June, Ballet and Tap as they prepare for our end of the year performance. Classes are scheduled on various days and time.
Elementary Levels 1,2,3 Classes study Ballet, Tap & Jazz continuously all year long and classes are scheduled on various days. Level 1, Level 2 Elementary is 1hr 15 minutes long and Level 3 Elementary is 1½ hours long. Level 2 & 3 can also add a Hip Hop class to their dance studies at a reduce rate of $20.00 per month payable the first of each month or added to your quarterly payments.
General Division classes are often ask to perform in community service events and will also participate in a winter demonstration performance in the studio prior to holiday break. Their class leotard will be their costume attire. Their leotard and shoe wear is available at Little Shoes in Plymouth. Arrangements for our dance wear has been pre-arranged with Little Shoes, parents only need to inform them of your childs class time and the necessary items will be made available. No worries about stock running out. Dancers will perform at least two dance numbers in the June performance. In the June performance dancers will have a costume, paid for in full by Jan. This costume can often accommodate the ballet, tap and jazz dance, keeping costs to a minimum.
JR & SR Company Division Information
Jr Company Information- Classes for the Level 4 Jr Company dancers meet two times per week, on Tues and Thurs. Monthly tuition is due the first of each month or quarterly payments are due the 2nd of Oct, Dec, and April. All students are required to wear class leotards along with ballet, tap, jazz shoes as assigned to their class. Please see instructor before purchasing. Their leotard and shoe wear is available at Little Shoes in Plymouth. Arrangements for our dance wear has been pre-arranged with Little Shoes, parents only need to inform them of your child's class time and the necessary items will be made available. No worries about stock running out.
Total class length is 1 1/2 - 3 hours long, dancers study Ballet, Tap and Jazz continuously Sept thru June. Jr Company dancers are often asked to perform in community service events and attend dance workshops. Level 4 dancers can also add a Tues. Hip Hop class to their dance studies at a reduced rate of $20.00 per month or added to your quarterly payments.
Dancers will perform at least three dance numbers in the June performance. In the June performance dancers may have two costumes, paid for in full by Jan. One costume will accommodate the ballet, and another for tap and jazz dance. Dancers with excessive absences will find they have limited roles. All dancers are required to attend rehearsal week.
Sr Company Information - Classes for the Sr. Company dancers meet two times per week. Tuition is due the first of each month. Intermediate through Advanced dancers study Ballet, Pointe (where and when appropriate), Modern dance, Jazz (lyrical, musical theatre) Tap (musical theatre style & rhythm style). Hip Hop classes can be added for a reduced fee of $20 per month.
Sr Company dancers must audition for placement. Sr Company dancers participate in annual local community service and dance workshops. Dancers in Sr Company perform in our Friday night end of the year performance as well as the Sunday show. They are required to attend our week long rehearsal week. They perform many dance pieces in this performances and attendance is a key factor when determining choreography roles. Students with excessive absences will find they have limited roles.
Dance and Performance Team
At PSPA, we strive for a family oriented, fun and friendly environment with qualified and proper instruction. While we are not "focused" in a competitive nature, we do feel there are additional benefits to be gained by attending and performing outside of our community and studio events. As such, and for those with the desire, we have initiated a Competition Dance Team. We are very proud that our teams have consistently achieved among the highest scores in performance, technique, choreography, precision, costuming, and audience appeal as well as individual recognition each year in both regional and national competitions since 1989. We feel providing this opportunity in a friendly and positive environment allows the aspiring performer and choreographer to travel and meet peers with the same interests, further develop their creative skills, evaluate technical and performance skills and to set goals on a larger level. These events have provide our dancers with the opportunity to participate in Miss IDC Programs, Dance America VIP Programs, opportunities for TV commercials and other outside "national" or "international" performing opportunities, such as Disney, Royal Caribbean, teaching opportunities at colleges, and international dance companies.
Dance and Performance Teams 2011-2012 - Both JR and SR Dance and Performance Teams are by invitation only as space allows. Team meets on Fridays in addition to regularly attended classes. Team tuition is $50.00 per month due the first of each month.
All students are required to wear class leotards along with ballet, tap, jazz shoes as assigned to their class. We will use the class leotard in our upcoming performance. Leotards and shoe wear is available at Little Shoes in Plymouth. Arrangements for our dance wear has been pre-arranged with Little Shoes, parents only need to inform them of your child's class time and the necessary items will be made available. No worries about stock running out. Please wear this leotard to each and every class with hair up and proper dance shoes.
General Performance Information
General Performance Information - Students in the Preschool, Primary and Level 1,2,3 will participate in a December demonstration in the studio. They will wear their class leotard for a costume.
June performance is scheduled for the third or fourth weekend in June The date is subject to school approval. Costumes are paid for in full by Jan. and are available for pick up the beginning of June or upon receipt of June tuition along with any outstanding balance. There are no refunds on tuitions or costumes. The June show ticket sales helps to defray the cost of a full weeks theatre rental, the hiring of a professional light crew, videographer, back drops and necessary props as well as police details. There is however, no additional student fees for rehearsals and or performances.
Annual June Performance
It is assumed unless otherwise notified, all students will participate in our annual June Performance. Performance is optional
DATES TBA The date is subject to school (theatre) approval. There are no rehearsal or performance fees. We have Performances in June, one on Friday evenings for SR Company, and additional performances for the entire school on Sat/Sun. We strive to keep the length of these to 2 1/2 hours or less, with 15 minute intermission., allowing all to have an enjoyable experience. Costumes are required, and must be paid for in full by Jan. and are available for pick up the beginning of June or upon closing out student account for the school year. There are no refunds on tuitions or costumes. Our June show ticket sales helps to defray the cost of a full weeks theatre rental, the hiring of a professional light crew, videographer, back drops and necessary props as well as police details and the other "behind the scenes" necessary costs to bring you and your student the best performance and theatre experience available.
Throughout the year, we provide several (optional) opportunities to our students at all levels to perform at studio or community events. Please free to bring your local event to our attention for review.