Studio Overview

Dance Classes

PSPA classes are all designed to give an aspiring dancer a strong fundamental dance background in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Every student studies Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Class time and length of study is determined by a combination of age and technique of the student. The health of our dancers is foremost in our thoughts; all classrooms have wood sprung floors to prevent injury.  Class size is limited to twelve but must a have a minimum of five dancers. Our Preschool through Elementary programs have class assistants in addition to a teacher in every classroom providing plenty of individual attention. Class time is focused on technique Sept through Feb. We begin our performance choreography in March, combining skills learned and perfected in class into our choreography showcasing our dancers growth. Choreography and music are always age appropriate. PSPA has an Open Viewing Policy, parents are free to view their childs class each week or when their schedule allows. PSPA offers dance programs in a variety of levels as outlined in the following link: PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR DANCE PROGRAM OFFERINGS

 

Performances

PSPA offers students with a desire to perform several opportunities throughout the year. These include “in studio” performances, workshops, community service events, and competitions (for Dance Team), and annual June performance for the entire studio.

 

June Performance

We feel it is important to allow our young people experience the entire theatre experience. Therefore we bring in a professional video and light crew, use backdrops and props as one might see in a professional show. PSPA rents a theatre for the entire week allowing our dancers the benefit of rehearsing at least twice before performing. PSPA believes once dancers are comfortable with their new surroundings they can focus on their inner artist and perform! Our stage crew is a combination of professionals and volunteer parents. There are no performance or rehearsals fees for students. All dancers are required to attend rehearsal week. Students unable to attend are unable to perform.

 

Community Involvement

Since our beginnings, PSPA has always both encouraged and been actively involved in community events throughout the South Shore. Students at all levels are provided periodic opportunities to perform at (or contribute to) various community events throughout the year.

 

Individual Growth

Dance is an expressive and artistic means of communication for all ages. We strive to nurture and challenge that spirit as well as the individual. We provide many opportunities for our dancers to develop their leadership skills in and out of the classroom and to become more involved in the theatre arts.  There are class assistants, performance crew, and stage craft opportunities as well as open house volunteer positions. There are community positions available for older students and parents annually through the Pembroke Arts Festival and other associations. Students are encouraged to participate by sharing their love of dance and theatre at community and school talent shows as well as special events within their towns. Whenever possible will share unscheduled studio time free of charge to support our dancers in their endeavors. We are also available to assist their Scouting Troups with the necessary Arts and Theatre requirements need to successfully obtain badges and recognition. PSPA has also implemented a Dance Scholarship with the Pembroke Arts Festival to support a graduating senior majoring in Dance. Application and details to follow.

 

Scholarships and Payment Plans – PSPA was founded with the belief that ALL children with the desire should have the opportunity to experience the performing arts and be able to explore and develop without the inhibition of financial hardship. We continue to offer scholarships and flexible payment plans to those in need. Please inquire in confidence with Miss Kathleen should you have the need for these services, and we will work to ensure your child is not deprived of this opportunity.

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