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Act

Our Acting Studio will offer courses throughout the year, bringing classes like Improv and Acting Games, Scene Study, Mini Camp and more!

Improv and Acting Games I

In this fun and engaging class, elementary students of all theatre experience levels will learn foundational acting skills through improv and acting games. Through a variety of activities, students will develop their creativity, confidence, and help them find their voice both on and off stage. Dive into the world of improv and have a blast with your friends and peers as you learn about the basics of improv and explore new skills. Whether you’re a seasoned stage performer or a complete newbie, this class is for you!

Thursdays 5:00-6:00PM

May 23 – June 20

Grades 1-5

Cost: $75

 

PURCHASE CLASS

Dance

Showcase: Sunday, June 23 at 10am

Our Dance Studio is a comprehensive dance school for students ages 3-adult. Throughout these 11-week sessions, dancers will learn technique and choreography in jazz, tap, contemporary, and more!

Spring Session classes for our 2024 season will culminate in a student showcase on Sunday, June 23 at the Palace Theatre. Not all classes will perform in the showcase, please take note of the class descriptions.

Ages 3-5

3, 4 and 5-year-old Intro to Dance (1 hour) 

This class is all about introducing our youngest students to the fun world of dance! These classes are divided into several short activities, focusing on creative movement and fun! This is a great introduction to flexibility, dance class etiquette, and friendly cooperation with classmates. This kind of creative self-expression is an important part of developmental growth and the confidence and discipline they will gain will stay with them as they explore the world outside our classroom! Class will culminate in a short choreographed performance in a student showcase at the end of each session. Please note that all dancers must be potty trained before joining.

Mondays 4PM-5PM
April 8 – June 17

PURCHASE CLASS

Grades 4-12
Hip-Hop and Contemporary Classes: (1 hour each) 

We are happy to offer two levels of Hip-Hop and Contemporary for dancers in grades 4-12. Both of these classes will offer dancers an opportunity to train in two of the most cutting-edge styles of dance, often seen on screens and stages around the world. Hip-Hop will focus on a grounded style similar to commercial, jazz-funk, and street dance. Contemporary is an extension of ballet, with emotional qualities and strong storytelling elements. These classes will culminate in a choreographed routine to be performed in a student showcase at the end of each session.

Level 1 (Beginner/Intermediate) Classes

Contemporary Level 1 – Sundays 11AM-12PM (April 7 – June 16)
Hip-Hop Level 1 – Sundays 12PM-1PM (April 7 – June 16)

Level 2 (Intermediate/Advanced) Classes

Hip-Hop Level 2 – Sundays 11AM-12PM (April 7 – June 16)
Contemporary Level 2 – Sundays 12PM-1PM (April 7 – June 16)

Grades 6-12

Tap, Technique, and Jazz Classes: (1 hour each) 

For our students in grades 6-12, we offer hour-long classes in TapJazz, and Dance Technique with 3 leveling options available in each discipline. Our Level 1 dancers are on the beginner side of their dance training, our Level 2 dancers are more intermediate, and our Level 3 classes are geared towards our most advanced students. Tap classes will focus on rhythm and musicality, technique, and well-rounded tap skills. Jazz classes will focus on skill-building appropriate to each level, and learning how to be a versatile and adaptable dancer and performer. Dance Technique will have an emphasis on building foundational ballet technique as well as jazz technique with an emphasis on musicality and strength. Each class is geared towards building technique, learning choreography, and pushing our students to be the best dancers they can be! Tap and Jazz classes will culminate in a choreographed routine to be performed in a student showcase at the end of each session.

Level One (Beginner) Classes 

Dance Technique Level 1 – Mondays 5PM-6PM (April 8 – June 17)
Jazz Level 1 – Tuesdays 4PM-5PM (April 9 – June 18)
Tap Level 1 – Thursdays 4PM-5PM (April 11 – June 20)

Level Two (Intermediate) Classes

Dance Technique Level 2 – Wednesdays 5PM-6PM (April 10 – June 19)
Jazz Level 2 – Tuesdays 5PM-6PM (April 9 – June 18)
Tap Level 2 – Thursdays 5PM-6PM (April 11 – June 20)

Level Three (Advanced) Classes

Tap Level 3 – Saturdays 10AM-11AM (April 13 – June 22)
Dance Technique Level 3 – Saturdays 11AM-Noon (April 13 – June 22)
Jazz Level 3 – Saturdays Noon-1PM (April 13 – June 22)

Adult Classes (18+)

Adult Class options:

Single class drop-in rate: $18
5 Classes: $75 (save $15)
10 Classes: $150 (save $30)

Adult Tap (1 hour) 

This will be a fun rhythm-based class for any students college-aged or older, suited for all levels and culminating in an optional performance at the end of each session!

Level 1 (Beginner) Classes

Sundays 9:00AM-10:00AM (April 7 – June 16)

Level 2 (Intermediate) Classes

Sundays 10:00AM-11:00AM (April 7 – June 16)

Sing

Our Voice Studio offers private vocal coachings each month, both in person at Forever Emma Studios and via Zoom with professional performers from across the country!

Coachings are for students in Grades 2-12 and are $30 per half hour.  All payments are due at the time of booking, and all coachings are non-refundable. 

For more information on coaches and availability, please email Megan Alves at [email protected].

Play

The Palace Academy offers private piano lessons each month, in person at Forever Emma Studios, with seasoned professional instructor, Marc Willis! These lessons are available for students of all levels and abilities.

Lessons are for students in Grades 1-12 and are $30 per half hour.  All payments are due at the time of booking, and all lessons are non-refundable. 

For more information on scheduling and availability, please email Megan Alves at [email protected].

College Prep

With our connections to professional performers and theatre faculty, we offer Panels, Coachings, and personalized guidance to students looking to audition for colleges and pursue a career in the Performing Arts.

For more information on coaches and availability, please email Megan Quinn at [email protected]

Our Instructors

Learn more about the amazing Industry level instructors committed to providing arts education opportunities to our community.

Del Porter

Del Porter began dancing in 2006 at three years old, graduated from New Hampshire School of Ballet in 2021, and joined the contemporary dance company NSquared in 2023. Del currently practices visual art in addition to teaching tap classes in Manchester. When they aren’t drawing, dancing, or working as a barista, you can find Del

Jasmine Diaz

Jasmine Diaz has been dancing for over 22 years. She received her dance training from New Hampshire School of Ballet in all styles of dance. Jasmine was also a member of the Palace Teen Company where she performed in the Wizard of Oz, Fame, Chicago, and Cats. She currently

Christine Miller

Christine Miller grew up in Manchester NH and trained as well as competed in various styles of dance around the New England area throughout her childhood.  She began taking classes at the Boston Ballet in high school and performed in their Nutcracker for 3 years.  Christine went on to

Michayla Hernden

Michayla Hernden is happy to return to her roots at the Palace and excited to share the magic of theatre with our littlest performers! Michayla grew up in the Palace Youth Theatre programs and went on to perform professionally across the country, most recently in “A Christmas Carol” at

Katie Mize

Katie has had a passion for musical theater since she was a child, performing in her first musical when she was 6 years old. She continued to perform throughout high school and college with different companies throughout the Northeast. For the past 8 years, she has served as Head

Kyrie Kowalik

Kyrie Kowalik grew up in NH where she began her training as a gymnast at the age of 2.  In high school she switched into dance where she found her true passion. She competed at competitions across New England before co-founding Community Entertainment of NH, a nonprofit organization that

Sebastian Goldberg

Sebastian Goldberg is from Lexington, MA where he grew up dancing and learning the business of arts education at The Dance Inn. Teaching dance is the family business, and he started leading classes at a young age, gaining over 15 years of experience teaching a wide variety of dance

Megan Alves

Megan Alves is originally from Connecticut, where she grew up training in a diverse range of dance styles. She continued her dance education at Point Park University, where she received a BA in Dance and Dance Pedagogy. Megan has had the opportunity to teach various dance classes & workshops at

Lexi Meunier

Lexi Meunier began her theatrical career in her hometown of Derry by participating in youth programs, and continues to perform and direct throughout the New England theatre community. A theatre educator from the age of 18, Lexi has served on the faculty of numerous youth companies over the past

Cody Hernden

Cody Hernden is thrilled to be back at the Palace, working with the Palace Youth Theatre students once again!  Before residing in Manchester, Cody was living in Colorado, where he directed and taught acting for various schools and theatres.  While in Colorado, Cody additionally created his own youth theatre