Performing Arts Conservatory

The Performing Arts Conservatory introduces and cultivates a love of performing arts in third- to eighth-grade students (children ages 8 to 14) by emphasizing dedication, discipline, and enjoyment in dance and musical theater. Students are exposed to a multidisciplinary arts education while building our three core values of confidence, character, and community.

The Conservatory is devoted to delivering quality instruction in dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern and contemporary) and musical theater in a safe, nurturing, and fun-filled environment. Over the course of seven weeks each summer, students of all skill levels learn the magic of dance, stage presence, vocal technique, and ensemble work. Students also have opportunities to experience the rich artistic vibrancy of their city on local field trips.

The Conservatory’s multidisciplinary curriculum is taught by professional New York City-based artists and led by experienced artists and arts educators; our Dance Director has over 20 years of professional experience in teaching and performing and our Musical Theater Director is an arts educator and Broadway performer. Students receive additional support from an enthusiastic, talented, and dedicated team of youth counselors who combine a love of theater and dance with a desire to help young people achieve their highest potential.The Conservatory concludes with a showcase performance and celebration. Family, friends, and community members are invited to watch students share the fruits of their hard work throughout the summer.

Get more info and register.

New York Teen Shakespeare Intensive

The New York Teen Shakespeare Intensive is a two-week summer training program for young actors ages 15 to 19. Students delve deeply into Shakespeare’s works, characters, and language through a progressive program of physical movement training and character development techniques to prepare them with the fundamentals required for university and the professional acting arena.

For the third year in a row, the intensive is being presented in an online format. The program will run from July 11-July 22, culminating in an invited showcase on the final day. The classes will be held between 10am and 3pm EST on Zoom.

The program is able to offer three students from PPAS partial-tuition scholarships of $170.00 The recipients must be ambitious students in good academic standing that you and your colleagues recommend. The tuition has been adjusted for the online format from $2,350 to $850 USD. There are just a few spots left, and we want to make sure your students don’t miss out on this opportunity. 

Additional information about the program can be found on their website: newyorkteenshakespeareintensive.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (914) 893-6617 or email info@newyorkteenshakespeareintensive.com

PPAS Alumni Film

Generation Wrecks features PPAS alumni Victoria Leigh, Violet Prete, Noa Solomon, Jonah Barricklo, Jibreel Mawry, Sam Poon, and Alice Kremelberg. It will be playing its 10th festival on June 20th, at Manhattan Film Festival’s Cinema Village. You can purchase tickets through their website, www.Generation-Wrecks.com

Victoria and Bridget wrote Generation Wrecks with Victoria’s father, Kevin T. Morales, starting in the summer before junior year and continuing on weekends during school months. Right up to the very moment they started filming three days after Victoria’s last day at PPAS. 

Generation Wrecks is not MPAA rated but contains moments of strong language, and teen partying. 

Here’s the trailer

2022 Spring Concert

PPAS VOCAL DEPARTMENT AND NATIONAL CHORALE PRESENTS

THE 2022 SPRING CONCERT 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Coronation Mass in C Major 
Led by Maestro Vagharshak Ohanyan 

Friday, May 6, 2022 – 7:30 PM  
Church of the Blessed Sacrament  
152 West 71st Street (between Broadway and Columbus)    

Suggested Donation: $20 Adult, $10 Child

Ticket(s) https://VocalPerf.givesmart.com

The Slam Talent Show

The SLAM is this Friday night, April 8th at 7PM! It should be a great night.

Please come and support these amazingly talented kids. This is a schoolwide show for Middle School and High School students – all departments!

The ticket prices are:
Adults – $20
Students/Kids – $5
PPAS Students and Teachers – Free

Click below to buy tickets in advance or simply to donate even if you can’t be there:

Theslam.givesmart.com

Or text TheSlam to 76278 to register.

PPAS Spring Slam

Hey PPAS parents, guardians and students!!!

The pieces are coming together so I’m excited to announce the upcoming 2022 Spring PPAS Slam! 

For those that don’t know, the Slam is our annual talent show, hosted by the PTA and featuring students from both the middle and high schools.

We’ll be holding the auditions Saturday afternoon, April 2! We are still working out whether they will be virtual or in person – stay tuned but start working on your act!!!

A note from Director Arri Simon:
Acts should be 3 minutes or less, and appropriate for school. No profanity or anything provocative or suggestive of violence. We ask that the kids please bring sheet music in the correct key. If you need a track for your act, make sure it’s downloaded to phone or mp3 player, NOT streaming. Each act that’s accepted will be on only ONE of the two nights.

While we generally accept all acts which are prepared and appropriate, we do have a limited amount of spots, so if kids are in multiple acts, we reserve the right to limit participation.

You will NOT be allowed to audition if you are not fully prepared. The piece you use to audition must be the exact same piece you perform at the show. 

*There will be a tech rehearsal on Thursday, April 7th in the late afternoon/evening. The Slam itself will be Friday, April 8th at 7pm in the PPAS Auditorium.

The ticket prices are:
Adults – $20
Students/Kids – $5
PPAS Students and Teachers – Free

Click below to buy tickets in advance or simply to donate even if you can’t be there:

Theslam.givesmart.com

Or text TheSlam to 76278 to register.

Please help support our kids!