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Classes

Performing Arts Classes

PAA offers a wide variety of curriculum based performing arts classes for students ages 3 through adult. Classes operate on an 18-week semester schedule and students may enroll at any time during the semester. There is a Shareformance at the end of the semester.

There are three shows this Fall; two musical theatre shows and one play. You can learn more on our Fall Shows page.

Classes address the following areas of study:

  • Dance Classes
  • Voice Lessons
  • Acting Classes
  • Technical Theater

Students may take as many classes as fit comfortably in their schedule. Placement in advanced level courses is easy to arrange. Please contact us for instructions.

 

Important Dates:

  • May 1 – Classes Announced

  • May 17 – Registration opens

  • July 15 – Financial Aid Deadline

  • Aug 9 – Fall Semester Begins

  • Dec 13-16 – Shareformances

Fall 2021 Class Schedule

Classes operate on an 18-week semester schedule and students may enroll at any time.

Please click on the class name for more information and to register.

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

9:30 AM – 10:25 AM
Stretch and Sweat
(adults)
    Stretch and Sweat
(adults)
Creative Movement
(Pre-K)
    Creative Movement
(Pre-K)
3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
Ballet/Tap Combo
(Pre-K)
     
Private Dance   Private Dance Private Dance
4:30 PM – 5:25 PM
Improv 1
(2nd – 6th)
Character Study
(2nd – 6th)
Theatrical Masks
(5th – 12th)
Ballet/Tap Combo
(K – 2nd)
Singing For the Stage/ Disney Songs
(K – 2nd)
Foundations of Hip Hop
(2nd – 6th)
Advanced Voice
(9th – 12th)
Musical Theatre “Triple Threat” Camp – Singing, Acting, Dance
(K – 2nd)
Advanced Musical Theatre Jazz
(6th – 12th)
Props 1
(5th – 12th)
Musical Theatre History
(6th – 12th)
Intermediate Voice
(2nd – 6th)
Beginning Tap
(2nd – 6th)
    Intermediate Tap
(4th – 12th)
Improv 2 – Long Form
(7th – 12th)
    Makeup 1
(5th – 12th)
Costumes 1
(5th – 12th)
     
Private Voice Private Music   Private Music
5:30 PM – 6:25 PM
Acting 1
(7th – 12th)
Beginning Musical Theatre Jazz
(2nd – 6th)
Directing 1
(7th – 12th)
Theatre Games
(2nd – 6th)
Costumes 1
(5th – 12th)
Props 2
(6th – 12th)
Audition Techniques
(6th – 12th)
Singing for the Stage
(2nd – 6th)
Advanced Tap
(6th – 12th)
Beginning Voice
(2nd – 6th)
Intermediate Contemporary (5th-12th) Intermediate Musical Theater Jazz
(5th – 12th)
Intermediate Ballet
(4th – 12th)
  Singing for the Stage
(7th – 12th)
Beginning Contemporary
(2nd – 6th)
      Makeup: Specialty
(7th – 12th)
Private Voice Private Music Private Music Private Music
6:30 PM – 7:25 PM
Turns, Leaps, and Splits 1
(4th – 12th)
  Ballroom Basics
(Adult)
Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary
(5th – 12th)
Private Piano Private Music Private Music Private Music
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
PUFFS Rehearsal
Grades 6 – 12
The Addams Family Rehearsal
Grades 2 – 6
PUFFS Rehearsal
Grades 6 – 12
The Addams Family Rehearsal
Grades 2 – 6
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Disney’s The Descendants Rehearsal
Grades 7 – 12
  Disney’s The Descendants Rehearsal
Grades 7 – 12
 
7:30 PM – 8:25 PM
Adult Tap   Adult Heels Adult Barre
Private Piano Private Music Private Music Private Music

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John Boggs

John Boggs is a pianist, composer and vocalist based currently in Thornton, Colorado. He holds a DMA in Composition from the University of Colorado Boulder, a M.M. in Composition from the University of Michigan and a B.F.A. from Bard College. Previous piano instructors include German Diez and MaryAnn Griebling. He taught students of all ages and experience during his undergraduate and graduate studies.

At Bard College he studied voice with tenor Rufus Müller. He has sung such roles as Jamie in The Last Five Years, The Lecturer in Reefer Madness, and El Gallo in The Fantasticks. He teaches repertoire in the genres of musical theater, art song, pop and opera. He currently is a Choral Pro for both the Ars Nova singers and the St. John’s Episcopal Compline Choir. In 2016, John co-founded Renaissance and Contemporary a cappella group, Solis, to promote new works from local and national composers.

His music direction includes Pippin and Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Bard Musical Theater Company. In 2017 he music directed Centerstage Theater Company’s production of Godspell, and most recently their 2021 production of Theory of Relativity.

He has had composition premiers by such groups as the American Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan’s Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir, DaCapo Chamber Players, Ars Nova Singers, the Columbine Chorale, 303 Children’s Choir (now Vocal Coalition), the Chamber Music Society of Ohio, and new music ensemble Contemporaneous. He is the co-founder/co-writer as well as the keyboardist and vocalist for experimental rock band Fifth Veil, and is delving into the world of film and interactive game scoring.

He also has experience teaching students with developmental disabilities. He provided accompaniment for Tapestry Theater’s productions of Elf, School House Rocks and Shrek Jr. He was previously employed with Imagine’s CORE day program, where he instructed group music classes using midi over wifi to create the feeling of being in a band and orchestra.

 

 

Katie Reid Milazzo

Katie is thrilled to be returning to her beautiful home state of Colorado after 15 years away performing and teaching professionally, and she is very excited to be joining PAA! National Tours: South Pacific (Nellie Forbush), 'S Wonderful (Jane), Annie (Ronnie Boylan). Regional: Last Five Years (Cathy), Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Princess and the Pea (Queen u/s), Land of Forgotten Toys (Queen), Full Monty (Pam), Ordinary Days (Claire), B’way: The Big Band Years (featured singer), Sweeney Todd, The Who's Tommy. BFA Musical Theater from The University of Oklahoma. In Chicago, Katie taught and directed at several performing arts programs, directing/music directing over 20 shows with ages K - 12. She especially loves working one on one with students and believes in the transformative power of theater for everyone!

 

McKensey Struzik

McKensey graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts with a BA in Acting and a Minor in Musical Theatre in 2016.  Since, she has taught children’s theatre at various studios in Virginia as well as in Colorado.  She has taught dance, private voice and group acting classes as well as choreographed, music directed many productions.  She has tap danced for 17 years and had the opportunity to study under tap dancers such as Savion Glover, Chloe Arnold, Maude Arnold, and Jason Janas.  She is thrilled to teach tap with PAA this year and can’t wait to get started.

Melanie Ware

Melanie has been with PAA as their Properties Master for six years and teaching classes for five. Melanie received her BA in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in May of 2016. Between Acting, Directing and Properties Design she has roughly 12 years of theatrical experience. Favorite PAA design credits include: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown!, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Addams Family.