What's happening at PAA
ABOUT PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
MUSICAL THEATER IS
DIFFERENT AT PAA.
At PAA, we are transforming our community and our world through a generation of students who are confident in their self-worth, understand the importance of serving their community, and recognize the value in our individual differences.
Our childrens theater classes use curriculums that follow or align with state standards for music and arts education. However the real magic isn't in what we teach, but how we teach it.
At PAA, we place a high value on the student experience and with that comes the responsibility to engage the student in dialogue around our core values: Curriculum, Character and Community.
our students learn more than performing arts.
Through the Performing Arts Academy, your child has access to curriculum based arts education that:
- FOSTERS INDEPENDENCE through age-appropriate responsibilities
- EMPHASIZES TEAMWORK and the importance of each individual’s contribution
- ENCOURAGES KIDS TO FAIL FORWARD, and work through challenges in a supportive environment
- NURTURES AUTHENTIC SELF CONFIDENCE
what we do
Performing Arts Education
Childrens theater and performing arts classes for kids grades preK-12 that focus on acting, dance, music, voice, set design, theater makeup, directing and more!
Performing Arts Academy is a Non-Profit Theater Arts company based in South Denver/Highlands Ranch focused on creating community, building character, and inspiring excellence through performing arts education by bringing the transformative power of theatre to all people.
2021 – Winner for Best Dance Classes
2021 – Finalist for Best Theater Classes
2020 – Best Drama/Theater Lessons
2020 – Best Dance Lessons
2019 – Best Drama/Theater Lessons
2019 – Best Dance Lessons
2017 – Best Drama/Theater Lessons
2016 – Best Summer Camp
2015 – Best Children’s Theater
2013 – Best Summer Camp
2013 – Best Children's theater
2018 – Best theatre Group – Finalist
2017 – Best theatre Group – Finalist
2016 – Best theatre Group – Winner
2014 – Best theatre Group – Winner
2013 – Best theatre Group – Runner-Up
From Our Executive Director
Welcome to PAA!
I hope you will explore our website and learn more about the incredible program we have to offer. If you take one thing away from this site, I hope it's the understanding that,PAA's programs do not focus on making the next broadway star. However, we are focused on creating a connected community, developing and building each student's character, and inspiring excellence through classes and productions.That's not to say we don't have some incredibly talented students. We do! But instead of focusing on the extraordinary talent in our midst, we choose to place the emphasis on each individual's contribution within the community circle, and how critical each part is for the theatrical experience to succeed. This includes those backstage, onstage, and in director, choreographer, management, design, and technical positions. The applause at the end is for every person who participated, including those who are not visible to the audience.Experiencing the power of collective achievement provides a foundation on which our students build an awareness of their place in our world, while growing through creative opportunities, and deepening their understanding that together, we become more than we are individually.
Dr. James Ramsey
We are grateful to have the support of these sponsors. They give back to their community in a big way, and understand the value that performing arts, and arts education brings to students of all ages.
We believe that all students should have access to childrens theater classes and these companies and foundations make that possible.