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Showcase: Friday, May 19, 2023 at 5pm
Our Acting Studio will offer six-week courses throughout the year, bringing classes like Intro to Acting, Improvisation, Scene Study, Playwriting, and more!
Mini Camp: Comedy Edition
Following the success of our FALL and WINTER Sessions of Mini Camp, we are thrilled to offer a third session by popular demand, Mini Camp: Comedy Edition!
In these two hour/week classes, campers will be creating a short one act Comedic show all together. Students will work to design and create their Scripts, Show posters and props culminating in a performance for their friends and families. Campers will have a chance to learn more about Acting, Comedy, and creative writing while creating something they can truly be proud of!
5pm-7pm (Grades 2-6)
Improv & Acting Games I
This course is geared towards our younger performers who are finding their voices both on stage and off stage! Students will develop foundational skills through a series of improv games and acting activities. Whether you are looking to give acting a try or you are seasoned youth performer, this class is sure to be fun!
6pm-7pm (Grades 2-6)
April 4, 11, 18
May 2, 9, 16
Improv & Acting Games II
Learn to open up on stage and show your natural personality without fear. Students will continue to expand their abilities on stage through a series of improv games and acting activities. This class is for students of all levels of theatre experience, and is sure to be a fun, creative experience for all!
5pm-6pm (Grades 7-12)
April 4, 11, 18
May 2, 9, 16
Stagecraft: Behind The Scenes Magic!
This course is perfect for students interested in learning more about Prop Creation, Costuming, Set Design, and all of the things that happen behind the scenes that make Theatre magical! Led by PYT’s Artistic Associate Hunter ulbiN, this class will be creative, engaging, and welcoming of all who want to take a look behind the curtain and see what it takes to put up a Musical. This class wilL create pieces that could be used for UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS OF Puffs, Music Man Jr., Apprentice and Teen Company, and more!
7pm-8:30pm (Grades 3-12)
Showcase: Sunday, June 25 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 2022-2023 season will culminate in a student showcase on Sunday, June 25 at the Palace Theatre. Not all classes will perform in the showcase, please take note of the class descriptions.
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.
April 10-June 19
TJB 1-5 (1 hour)
The Tap/Jazz/Ballet hybrid class is for students in grades 1-5. In these classes, students will enjoy a technique based warm-up, expand their jazz dance abilities, and continue to work on their tap skills, with an emphasis on musicality and rhythm. These classes all follow a similar structure but are designed to meet the individual needs of each student while taking into account their emotional maturity and attention span. These classes will culminate in a jazz and tap routine to be performed in a student showcase at the end of each session.
April 12-June 21
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 Noon-1PM (April 16-June 18)
Hip-Hop Level 1 – Sundays 1PM-2PM (April 16-June 18)
Level 2 (Intermediate/Advanced) Classes
Hip-Hop Level 2 – Sundays Noon-1PM (April 16-June 18)
Contemporary Level 2 – Sundays 1PM-2PM (April 16-June 18)
Tap, Technique, and Jazz Classes: (1 hour each)
For our students in grades 6-12, we offer hour-long classes in Tap, Jazz, 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 10-June 19)
Jazz Level 1 – Tuesdays 4PM-5PM (April 11-June 20)
Tap Level 1 – Thursdays 4PM-5PM (April 13-June 22)
Level Two (Intermediate) Classes
Dance Technique Level 2 – Wednesdays 5PM-6PM (April 12-June 21)
Jazz Level 2 – Tuesdays 5PM-6PM (April 11-June 20)
Tap Level 2 – Thursdays 5PM-6PM (April 13-June 22)
Level Three (Advanced) Classes
Tap Level 3 – Saturdays 10AM-11AM (April 15-June 24)
Dance Technique Level 3 – Saturdays 11AM-Noon (April 15-June 24)
Jazz Level 3 – Saturdays Noon-1PM (April 15-June 24)
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 9:30AM-10:30AM(April 16-June 18)
Level 2 (Intermediate) Classes
Sundays 10:30AM-11:30PM (April 16-June 18)
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].
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]
Learn more about the amazing Industry level instructors committed to providing arts education opportunities to our community.
Skyler Podziewski is from Manchester NH and has been trained in numerous different styles for 15 years at New Hampshire School of Ballet. She has competitively danced across New England for 10 years winning two national titles and numerous regional titles at competitions like American Dance Awards, Headliners, Dancers Inc., and Elite Performance Challenge. Skyler […]
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 styles to students of all ages. […]
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 studios throughout the country. In addition […]
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 decades. She prides herself on holding […]
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 company ([email protected]) with his wife, Michayla. […]