There is always something exciting happening at the PSPA studios!
PSPA Wins Best Of Bucks Dance Studios
Thank you for making PSPA #1 Best Dance Studio in Bucks County
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!
Phantom of the Opera Workshop
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!
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!
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).
Nick Daniels from Hit TV Show "Dance Moms" to Perform with PSPA
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!
PSPA Dancers take First at NYCDA
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!
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!