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.
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Come support some of our 7th graders at their concert reading!
We Are Golden: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Stories
Directed by Marissa Davis
We are Golden is an eclectic evening of music from some of the most dynamic queer singer/songwriters of our time. The show explores themes of love, loss, community, and joy within the LGBTQ+ experience, and features songs by Hayley Kiyoko, Kim Petras, Mika, and Shea Diamond, to name a few! Above all else, We are Golden aims to be a celebration of diversity and unapologetic self-love.
Wednesday, March 16th @ 7 pm
Thursday, March 17th @ 7 pm
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Winter Break – 8th Grade
Written by Joe Calarco
Directed by Lillian Meredith
Time: Now. Place: A town in the United States of America where Winter is cold. Winter Break has just begun. Alternately hilarious and touching, the play follows nineteen teenagers, some who know each other, some who don’t, as they wrestle with friendships, breakups, loss, graduation, and their place in the world.
Thursday, December 16th @ 7 pm
Friday, December 17th @ 7 pm
Saturday, December 18th @ 7 pm
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The Greatest 6th Grade Show – 6th Grade Devised Plays
Devised by the Ensemble
Directed by Monique Moses
Devised through collaborative artistic processes and group learning, sixteen sixth graders explore what it means to be in middle school and separated by computer screens. Through short plays and movement pieces created by them and for them, they search for ways to connect, grow, and break free despite the difficulties of adapting to a pandemic.
Thursday, December 9th @ 7:15 pm
Friday, December 10th @ 6:45 pm
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Please RSVP to ‘Once Upon A Pandemic’ — the MS Musical. Rehearsals have been going really well and there is so much creativity coming out of this project. The students had a lot of fun with this show! It will be streamed for three nights on Vimeo.
Once Upon A Pandemic
Directed by Christina Franklin
Stage Managed by Maggie Manzano
Music Direction by Marissa Davis
Thursday, June 17th @ 7pm
Friday, June 18th @ 7pm
Saturday, June 19th @ 7pm