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Meet Madeline, our new Dance Director!

Meet Madeline, our new Dance Director!

We are thrilled to introduce our new Dance Director, Madeline Shaffer! Madeline grew up teaching and performing with her local studio in southern Illinois. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Jacksonville University and then began working in NYC. While there, she choreographed...

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Spring Performances Cancelled

Spring Performances Cancelled

The conditions surrounding the coronavirus continue to rapidly change for our community. We are heartbroken by the affect this is having on our program. There is no good decision that can be made in our current situation and I sincerely apologize for the disruption and disappointment this change...

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Dance Class teaches life long skills

Dance Class teaches life long skills

If you're looking for a fantastic dance class, for levels from beginner to advanced, then check out PAA! As a dance teacher I am constantly staying up to date and researching new findings on the proper way to move our bodies and develop strength and flexibility properly. Recently the news has...

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Future shows – What would you like to see?

Future shows – What would you like to see?

Getting feedback, listening, and responding is one of our biggest priorities at PAA. We're in the midst of planning our next few years of programming, and we'd like to hear from you! What shows would you like to see at PAA? We hope we can hear from parents, students, grandparents, and community...

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Acting for the screen vs. the stage

Acting for the screen vs. the stage

The differences between acting for the screen and acting for the stage can make it difficult to master each technique. But if you understand the differences, and take time to practice, then you can excel at both! Here are the three main differences between screen and stage acting.   Facial...

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Meet PAA’s New Artistic Director!

Meet PAA’s New Artistic Director!

Meet Melanie Kirkpatrick, a long time PAA parent, director, and supporter! With a strong background in theatre education, administration, and corporate event production, Melanie brings tons of experience and enthusiasm to her role at PAA. The Artistic Director is responsible for developing and...

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March 2020

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  • PAA Monday Classes: Session A & B
  • Getting to Know...Footloose Rehearsal
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  • PAA Thursday Classes: Session A & B
  • Getting to Know...Footloose Rehearsal
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  • PAA Conservatory: Big Fish Auditions
  • Willy Wonka Jr. Tech Rehearsal
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  • Willy Wonka Tech Rehearsal
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  • PAA Monday & Thursday Classes Shareformance
  • Getting to Know...Footloose Rehearsal
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  • Willy Wonka Dress Rehearsal
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  • Getting to Know...Footloose Rehearsal
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