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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We are heartbroken about the racial violence and systemic injustice against people of color in America. It has long been a guiding principal in PAA curriculum to celebrate diversity, while teaching empathy, equality, and awareness. We are committed to learning and embrace that there are always...

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NEW! Online Performing Arts Classes!

NEW! Online Performing Arts Classes!

We are excited about PAA's NEW online classes! In the wake of the safer at home restrictions and guidelines we felt we have a really unique ability to help everyone stay positive and have fun while staying safe and healthy at home. For the first time, PAA has created two different types online...

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PAA Virtual Choir

PAA Virtual Choir

Social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders have changed the way our students connect with each other and with PAA teaching artists. Since one of our main guiding principals at PAA is "building community" our staff and teaching artists came together to create opportunities for our...

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Build The Stage Fundraiser

Build The Stage Fundraiser

Dear friends, Our annual spring fundraising campaign, Build the Stage, was scheduled to launch in late April, but because of these trying times, we are starting April 1st (no joke)! Families like yours allow the Performing Arts Academy to continue our mission to transform our community through a...

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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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Awards and Accolades

Performing Arts Education

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