about premier performing arts
All instruction at Premier Performing Arts is offered by professionals – we do not have student teachers. Annual dance recitals and music showcases are scheduled, although not mandatory. The school does not participate in competitions but offers master classes with industry experts. Our students have been accepted into the most prestigious dance and musical theater collegiate programs in the country. We believe in artistry, creative expression, and the dedication it requires to achieve classical technique.
Students and/or parents are asked to call the school in advance to report an absence. Students may make up classes during the same term only. Should prolonged illness or injury occur, students might receive credit to be used within the next term by providing a physician's certification to the school office. Without consent of the school, classes may not be made up in alternate terms. No monetary reimbursements will be provided for missed classes. Cancellation of classes due to inclement weather or faculty illness (where no substitute is available) will be rescheduled at an appropriate time.
Believing that stage performances are beneficial to the students, we present a recital in June to showcase the students' achievements. Students must take two consecutive terms (winter and spring) of instruction to be eligible to participate. (Exceptions to this are at the teacher's discretion.) Participation in the recital is not mandatory. Costumes are measured, paid for and ordered in December and cannot be cancelled. The recital ticket sale will start on an announced date.
Punctuality is very important. Warm-up basics for all classes are given at the start of the class. Faculty members have the discretion as to whether or not to allow a student to enter a class. Late arrivals are disruptive to the teacher and the other students.
Snacks and beverages are available in the lobby area. Food and beverages are not permitted in the studios or dressing rooms. Please dispose of all trash in the containers provided, and clean up after yourself.
Students are responsible for their personal belongings.
Students are asked to conduct themselves as polite ladies and gentlemen while in the waiting areas, halls, and dressing rooms.
Children waiting for relatives or friends in class are encouraged to bring homework or a "quiet" activity to occupy themselves. Parents are encouraged to reinforce the importance of these rules and conduct so that coming to class can be a pleasant experience for everyone.
Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes are required. Colored leotards, tutus, and dance skirts are discouraged at this level.
Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. No shorts.
Leotard, tights, and bare feet.
Any comfortable street clothes and non-slip sneakers or jazz shoes may be worn. No bare legs or feet. No jewelry.
Intro to Dance
Play clothes and sneakers or leotards and ballet shoes are acceptable.
Leotards, tights/jazz pants are acceptable for class. The warm-up may be done in bare feet. Jazz shoes should be worn for floor work.
Leotards and tights are preferred, however, jazz pants and shorts are acceptable. Tap shoes with screw-on taps are recommended.
Leotards and tights or shorts, Bare feet.
Ballet students must wear their hair in a bun. Ponytails are acceptable for Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, and Tumbling.