CLASS INFORMATION,  

TUITION & DRESS CODE

The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts is proud to offer excellent training in a variety of styles of dance for all ages! Our classes are designed so each student receives excellent training in a nurturing environment, with an emphasis on individualized attention. See below for descriptions of all the exciting classes we offer! Private lessons available upon request.

STUDIO OPENS 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd 

PSPA HAS MANY NEW OFFERINGS FOR

THE 2019-2020 FALL SEASON!  ​​

DRESS CODE

 Click Here for Photos  Creative Ballet (AGES 3-5), PRE-BALLET, HIP HOP (AGES 5-7) CLASSES

Pink leotard, pink convertible tights, and pink canvas or leather split sole ballet slippers.

Hair neatly pulled back off the face in a ballet bun or up in clips. No long ponytails.

 Dress Code RECOMMENDATIONS WITH LINKS:

Child Canvas Split-Sole Ballet Shoes

Child Pink Convertible Tights

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Creative BROADWAY BABIES (AGES 3-5), BROADWAY STARS & Ballet/TAP COMBO (AGES 5-7) Classes

Pink leotard, pink convertible tights, and pink canvas or leather split sole ballet slippers.

Nude Tap Shoes with Velcro required. 

Hair neatly pulled back off the face in a ballet bun or up in clips. No long ponytails.

RECOMMENDATIONS WITH LINKS:

 - Child  Canvas Split-Sole Ballet Shoes NO BUNNY EARS - No TIES See Photo

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Theatricals - Child Velcro Tap Shoes - Tan any kind of Tan/ Velcro Tap Shoe

 

VOICE & ACTING CLASSES

Black Leotard, Black Tights/Leggings
(Students taking ballet can stay in ballet dress code with a cover-up). Socks or Ballet Slippers

Hair neatly pulled back off the face in a ballet bun or up in clips. Hair must be back in a  ponytail or clipped back off face.

 

*NEW* MUSICAL THEATER DANCE CLASSES 

Girls: Ballet Dress Code: Solid matte black leotard, matte pink convertible tights, or black leggings/booty shorts

Boys: White or Black T-shirt and Black sweat pants or Black Jazz pants

 SHOES:

All Boys ALL AGES: Any kind of  White Bottom Sneakers till further notice

 TBA Girls :  Monday Voice/Acting: 4:30 & 5:15 Children 7 -12

TBA Wait to buy shoes as they must have a tan rubber heel.

Link: So Danca Brand 1.25 small heel Character Shoes in TAN (Girls: Come in Ballet Slippers till further notice)

You will need to get a tan rubber on heels.

Monday Voice 6 pm Girls 13 -18  Theatricals "EZ Flex"  Click for Link for Tan heeled character shoes here!

Or LaDuca for the serious  Broadway teen actress. 

 

Boys: White bottom sneakers until further notice.

 

BALLET LEVELS 1-8 CLASSES

Solid matte black leotard, matte pink convertible tights, pink canvas split sole ballet shoes

Hair neatly pulled back off the face in a ballet bun! 

Boys Attire: White T-shirt, black jazz pants or tights, white socks & black ballet slippers.

RECOMMENDATIONS WITH LINKS: 

Capezio - "Hanami" Canvas Split Sole Ballet Slipper - Girls

Capezio - "Hanami" Canvas Split Sole Ballet Slipper - Adult

Capezio - Men's "Romeo" Canvas Split Sole Ballet Slipper

 

POINTE/PRE-POINTE CLASSES

Ballet dress code. Skirts are permitted at teacher's discretion. 

Pink pointe shoes 

 

JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, LYRICAL, & MODERN CLASSES

Solid matte black leotard, matte pink convertible tights, & black or nude Apollo  or support socks, nude lyrical shoe

Many take this class right after ballet - so there is no time to change

RECOMMENDATIONS WITH LINKS:

Capezio - Adult Pirouette II Canvas Lyrical Shoes

 

TAP CLASSES (AGES 7+)

Solid matte black leotard, matte pink convertible tights, black jazz pants/booty shorts & Nude/Beigh  flat tap shoes

*Note: alternative tap shoes may be required for performances*

RECOMMENDATIONS With LINKS:

BLOCH Adult "Tap-On" Buckle Tap Shoes  Style No: S0302L

 

HIP HOP CLASSES

Comfortable loose clothing that allows you to move freely

 Nike - or any blacktop sneaker with a Clean WHITE BOTTOM or any sneakers with WHITE SOLES ONLY!

 

ACRO CLASSES

Solid matte black leotard, matte pink convertible tights, black jazz pants/booty shorts, clean bare feet

 

ALL DANCER NEEDS CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

En Arabesque Dancewear

123 South Main Street

Doylestown PA 18901

215-804-8586

THREE great locations for your convenience! Perkasie ~ Doylestown ~ Featerville-Trevose

Click here for Website

Step Up Performance & Dancewear

881 Bustleton Pike

Richboro PA 18954

215-494-9613

E-Mail: rick@stepuprichboro.com

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Acro dance classes will not only work to improve your child's confidence and coordination, but they will also  learn to have  great strength-building properties as well. Your child will have fun and start to build strong muscles and upper- and lower-body strength that is needed in acro dancing. Children Learn the acrobatic elements that are used in  dance routines and gain the muscle strength to support themselves,  Acro dance lessons will help your child strengthen their muscles and learn the basics of acro for dance.

Ballet (Levels 1-8) *Level 4 & Up Require 2x/week*

Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts is known for its outstanding excellence in professional ballet training. Technique classes range from levels 1-8 based on age and skill level. Our ballet classes follow both the Vagonova and Balanchine techniques. Classes begin with a traditional ballet barre, followed by center work and movement across the floor. Classes not only focus on building a strong ballet technique in the dancers, but also focus on musicality and performance skills as well. Class sizes are small so each student is ensured individual attention.

Hip Hop for Kids

This class is an exciting way to introduce your child to Hip Hop and dance! Kids can experience Hip Hop in a family-friendly environment with great music and fun dance moves! It is a high-energy curriculum with an emphasis on rhythm and movement fundamentals. Join PSPA for the hip hop dance party!

Teen/Adult Fusion - Hip Hop

This class is a fun-filled Hip Hop class to learn new Hip Hop moves and choreography! It is a high-energy curriculum with an emphasis on rhythm and movement fundamentals. Students will learn fun Hip Hop combinations each week! Most importantly it is a class where you will have fun!

Lyrical/Modern/Contemporary

PSPA’s modern and contemporary classes allow our students to learn and grow in the Horton and Parsons and other contempoary techniques while exploring individual movement and expression.  The instructors use a variety of musical genres to accompany the dancers in order for the dancers to gain a wide vocabulary of movement and musicality.

PSPA’s jazz classes are perfect for anyone looking to learn the basics of jazz dance as well  as improve their jazz technique. We teach a broad range of styles in our jazz classes and incorporate classic techniques such as Jerry Robbins and Fosse. These classes are high energy and allow the dancer to brow in many styles of movement.

PSPA Ballerina Ballet Academy and Broadway Stars Dance Academy

The PSPA Studios NEW  Ballerina Disney Style  Creative  Ballet Academy and Broadway Stars Dance Academy at PSPA studios offer fun and exciting classes for dancers 3-7 years old. Visit the PSPA Broadway Stars Dance Academy & Disney Style Ballerina Ballet Academy class page for more information! Where everyone is a  BROADWAY STAR!

Private and Group Tap Thursday's & Saturday's

PSPA New for ages 7 + to Adult Tap Classes on Thursday and Saturdays!  All Creative Broadway Stars /Babies Dance Academy have tap - All must have NUDE tap shoes only -  PSPA welcomes new tap teachers each year to teach privates and join us in our renovated tap studio!  The intimate setting for up-close instruction and corrections.  New to dance? NO PROBLEM! Tap shoes NOT required for the first day if you do not have them.  Wear jazz shoes or rubber bottom character heels.  From the basics to more advanced steps, learn tap in a fun and inviting way! Soon you'll be dancing your way to 42nd street! Call for more information.215.598.8513

Teen Acting The Meisner Technique 12+

Mondays at 6:45pm Boys and Girls ages 12 + The Meisner technique is an approach to acting which was developed by the American theatre  teacher Sanford Meisner. ... In the Meisner technique, there is a greater focus on the other actor as opposed to one's internal thoughts or feelings associated to the character. This class is the beginning steps of Meisner based training in a  pre teen professional environment. It’s purpose it to give student actors an exposure to the philosophies as well as the structure of this demanding yet dynamic process. Meisner’s step-by-step approach gets actors to work truthfully from their impulses, from their talent, not from their intellect.We will lay the foundation for an actor’s ability to be truthful, brave and imaginative in his work. Each exercise builds upon the previous exercise and in this way the actor develops a dependable process to their acting. The students will learn how to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.”

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