PSPA News

There is always something exciting happening at the PSPA studios! 

 

2019 Broadway Favorites Spring Show

June 08, 2019

We're very excited about our 2019 Spring Show featuring Broadway favorites! More info  TBA 

 

April 03, 2016

2016 Spirit In Motion and The Pennsylvania School of The Performing Arts of Bucks County celebrates 20 performing years this June.

PSPA has been performing at The Bucks County Community College for 20 years and celebrates this
June with their "BIG 20th"with shows starting Friday, June 10th at 7:00pm & Saturday, June 11th 2016 at 2:00&5:30

 

Former alumni members and new students will be re-uniting to celebrate, rejoice and enjoy a fascinating voyage through two decades of dancing and giving back to the community .
 

SIMBT/PSPA has had great success of teaching and helping thousands of children live their dreams, by studying the arts and performing in amazing productions produced by SIMBT/PSPA .

The event will take us back to the beginning of 1996 with a series of celebrations through imaginative choreography and inspiring pieces from past and present.
 

Shows at Bucks County Community College 275 Swamp Road Newtown, Pa 18940 Call for more info at 215-598-8513 

JULY and AUGUST 2016 SUMMER DANCE CAMP & DANCE WORKSHOPS

April 01, 2016

 

The Award Winning Best of Bucks Dance Studio The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts introduces their 2016 Summer Camps!

The PA School of the Performing Arts announces its July and August 2016 Summer Dance Camp with many exciting camps from July 11th July 15th, July 18th to July 22nd and August 22nd to 25th!  Boys and girls of all ages will find a place in the spotlight this summer in these wonderful and unique opportunities.  All camp sessions conclude with a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp.  Come join PSPA’S Summer Dance Camp and Dance Workshops where every child is a star! These camps sell out quickly, so sign up now!

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PSPA Wins Best Of Bucks Dance Studios 
Thank you for making PSPA #1 Best Dance Studio in Bucks County

Nov  

We're thrilled to be voted  Newtown Pennsylavina  of  Bucks County, The # 1 Dance Studio in Bucks County and The Best DANCE/Theater Group for Best of Bucks! Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We are ecstatic to be receiving the sort of awesome recognition that we deserve!  

PSPA STUDIOS BRINGS BROADWAY TO BUCKS COUNTY - 2019 AUGUST DANCE WORKSHOPS -MASTER CLASSES

July 19, 2019

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Phantom of the Opera Workshop

Nov 

What a whirlwind it was preparing for the very first incarnation of our Broadway Workshop Series but WOW, was it worth it!  Our students morphed into real professionals, absorbing a huge selection of real, authentic Broadway choreography and, with the intensely physical and academic, yet incredibly nurturing guidance of Paloma Garcia-Lee and Paul Shaefer, our students transformed into seasoned performers. It was a day that we will always remember, and we are already so antsy about the next intensive in the Broadway Workshop series. 

Join PSPA Sunday September 22nd at 94.5 PST's 2nd Annual Bridal Show!

Sept 



PSPA is thrilled to have been asked to perform at 94.5 PST, Philly's top radio station's, second annual Bucks County Bridal Show. The show will take place at the Rose Bank Winery in Newtown, PA. Please visit the PST website for more details CLICK HERE 

 

PSPA Takes First Place at Northampton Days!

Sept 



On September 8, 2013, the PSPA performing company joined several other local performers at the talent portion of Northampton Day's Annual community festival. PSPA took first place over dozens of other performers with one of our signature pieces "Baba Yetu." All of our dancers had a great time spending time with the community and being able to share their performance with friends and family.  

 

PSPA Welcomes New Master Teacher!

Michael Rios Equity Master Teacher dancer, singer, actor, instructor and choreographer.  His training includes a wide variety of styles including ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, ballroom, tap, hip hop, broadway styles, voice, acting and more from Syracuse University (BFA), Ballet Hispanico, Broadway Dance Center, Ballet Arts City Center, Steps on Broadway and Peridance.  Michael has taught master classes all over the country, Syracuse University, Brooklyn Ballet, New York Dance Center, Broadway Bound Dance Center an assistant at Broadway Dance Center. Michael's favorite shows have been: Hello, Dolly! (50th Anniversary Tour starring Sally Struthers) CATS (national/international tour), The Wizard of Oz (national tour), Peter Pan (Northern Stage), Fiddler On the Roof (Syracuse Stage), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Hospice Benefit 2007/2010 (Syracuse Stage).  Film:  ABC Upfront (ABC Entertainment), Endangered (PSA, directed by John Caraffa). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46MRREdICtA

 

 

Nick Daniels from Hit TV Show "Dance Moms" to Perform with PSPA

April 

You've seen him taking first on Lifetime's hit TV show "Dance Moms," and now you can see him on live on stage with PSPA! The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts is happy to announce that long time friend, Nick Daniels, will be a featured guest artist in our 2013 spring show "Coming to America: The Pursuit of Happiness." Performances run June 8th and 9th at the Bucks County Community College Library Auditorium in Newtown, PA. Click here for more details.​

Nick will also be doing a meet and greet after the Saturday matinee, details TBA shortly! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to meet one of America's favorite teen dancers!

 

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PSPA  Dancers take First at NYCDA

February 

Our new performance company, of PSPA, had an awesome time taking classes and performing at Joe Lanteri's New York City Dance Alliance. The students took classes with professional dancers from Broadway and TV and performed in the workshop's two-day competition. We are proud to announce that our Senior group 16-18 received  Platinum, "Outstanding Interpretation," 1st Place Senior Contemporary Group, 1st Place Overall Senior Group, 1st Place Overall Senior High Score & Senior Critics Choice Winner! So proud of all of our dancers and all our other pieces that received high acclaim from the judges!

 

 

PSPA Dancers Shine at ASH Workshop in Philadelphia!

January 



Our new performance company, of PSPA, had an awesome time performing in the ASH Showcase! Our 4 group pieces & 9 solos did such a beautiful job! They were breathtaking! Our senior small group, was selected as a Stand Out Routine and performed in today's closing showcase...great job girls: Kiley, Courtney, Marisa S, Marissa K and Alyssa!



Also, a huge congratulations to all of the girls who received scholarships! Junior Scholarship Apprentice Runner Ups: Katie & Maddy! Junior Scholarship Apprentice Winner: Alexa W! Senior Scholarship Apprentice Runner Ups: Marisa S & Courtney! Senior Scholarship Apprentice Winner: Kiley! Summer Intensive/Company/Sugar&Bruno Scholarships: Jessie, Izzy & Francesca!



Congrats to all of the PSPA girls on a great weekend- all of our little petites, all of our wonderful students & the Mommy's who danced in the parents dance ;-)

PSPA Dancers Shine at NYCDA!

 

PSPA had such an incredible weekend at NYCDA Dance Convention! We had so much fun seeing Joe Lanterie and so many new and old friends! The PSPA group piece received  Platinum (the highest possible) and outstanding execution; we are in the TOP 5 overall teen group and TOP 2nd teen contemporary group of all the Philadelphia and South New Jersey area! PSPA senior student, Caitlin,  received the TOP Platinum and HIGHEST score! See below for a full list of awards!


PSPA student Kiley won Teen Contemporary and Lyrical Solos-Platinum, High Gold, Outstanding Technique, Outstanding Execution and 2nd Overall Teen



PSPA student Francesca won Teen Lyrical Solo HIGH-Gold and Outstanding Emotional Execution



PSPA Caitlin won Senior Contemporary Solo-Platinum, Outstanding Execution and 1st Overall Senior with Body Wrappers Award and Scholarship to compete for Senior National Outstanding Dancer



PSPA Teen group piece,  won platinum, 2nd Overall Contemporary Number, 5th Overall Teen Group and CRITICS CHOICE NOMINEE!



See gallery below for additional photos!