Performing Arts Assessment Intensive is mandatory for all current and interested PA students. Please arrive ten minutes early the first day to check-in and receive your audition number. Please remember your water bottle and a snack. Level placement will be released by Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. Alternative options will be made available to dancers not placed in a Level. The dress code for PA students is listed below.
9:00 – 11:30am Pre-PA and Levels 1 & 2
11:30 – 12:45pm Minis
12:45 – 3:15pm Levels 3, 4 & 5 and Levels 5, 6 & 7
12noon – 12:30pm Pre-Pointe Assessment ($30)
Pre-Pointe Assessment is for Levels 4+ only and is required for students interested in being assessed and approved for Pointe class in the fall.
*Schedule is subject to change
Performing Arts Boot Camp is mandatory for all PA students. Come to the level you were placed in during Assessment week.
Monday, August 14th – Thursday, August 17th, 2017 @ Grace ($100)
(These times may vary depending on numbers of dancers placed in various levels.)
Is Performing Arts right for you?
Our Performing Arts classes are designed for the more serious student looking for a higher level of commitment to their growth as a dancer. It is an opportunity for our dancers to participate in a more disciplined, yet encouraging program. We offer Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, and Sacred Dance. We also have dance companies available exclusively for Performing Arts Students. Different from our Recreational Classes, Performing Arts students perform at least twice annually in our February Performing Arts Showcase and the Spring Dance Recital in June. Additional Performance venues have included fundraisers, benefits, local community events and tours to local churches, senior homes, and retreat centers in the Midwest.
Performing Arts students are required to take a minimum dance-load of Ballet, Jazz and Tap. Many of our students take up to 4 classes weekly to advance their technique and become well-rounded dancers competent in a variety of dance forms. Ballet students in Levels 4, 5 & 6 are required to take Ballet Technique class in addition to their other classes during the week. Pointe students are required to take the Ballet Technique class prior to Pointe class for their safety and strength.
Black leotard (camisole or tank style)
Ballet belt (optional)
Pink tights; tights must be worn over the feet and inside the ballet slippers. We recommend convertible tights so dancers can easily access their feet and toes. Tights should be clean and free of holes/runs.
Pink Ballet shoes (split-sole canvas or leather, elastic must be properly sewn – not knotted around or under the foot.) Shoes should be clean and free of holes.
No skirts or shorts.
No visible undergarments or panty lines. Any supportive garments worn under the leotard must be black or flesh-colored!
No jewelry except for post earrings may be worn (i.e., no necklaces, bracelets anklets, rings, dangling earrings, etc.)
Hair must be worn in a neat, well-formed bun. No bangs or whispies.
Black leotard or solid colored, form-fitting tank top that is long enough to cover the midriff.
Black capri pants or dance shorts with tights.
Tan slip-on jazz shoes.
Black tap shoes in the black oxford “boy” style.
No baggy t-shirts, sweatshirts or baggy pants.
No busy prints or writing on tops or pants.
Hair pulled back neatly away from the face.
All dress code items are available for purchase at Prairie School of Dance.