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premiere Academy of performing arts

 

 

about our studio

 

Premiere Academy of Performing Arts opened our doors in 1999 and is under the Direction of Sara Alvarez and Jena Rennick. We offer classes in Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Tap, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Creative Dance, and Baby Ballet (for 18 months +). We are dedicated to providing high quality dance classes in a positive, encouraging environment. We believe in a strong technical foundation and also in enhancing our dancers' level of creativity, expression, and passion for the art of dance. Our goal is to instill self confidence, discipline, determination and integrity in our students to become not only amazing dancers, but amazing people! 

 

 

About our classes

BABY BALLET   This class introduces children ages 18 months - 3 years old to the wonderful world of dance. It is to be taken with Mommy, Daddy, or even Grandma! We offer this class in 6 week sessions. 

BABY BALLET

This class introduces children ages 18 months - 3 years old to the wonderful world of dance. It is to be taken with Mommy, Daddy, or even Grandma! We offer this class in 6 week sessions. 

CREATIVE DANCE   Our Creative Dance classes are for Pre-school aged children (ages 3-5). This is our introduction to movement class which we teach through imaginative lessons and exercises. Children learn how to participate in a structured class setting while having fun and fostering a love for dance.

CREATIVE DANCE

Our Creative Dance classes are for Pre-school aged children (ages 3-5). This is our introduction to movement class which we teach through imaginative lessons and exercises. Children learn how to participate in a structured class setting while having fun and fostering a love for dance.

CLASSICAL BALLET   Our Ballet program begins at age 5 (Kinder) and goes through a pre-professional level for advanced students. Ballet is known for its rigorous technique, precise movements, and ethereal qualities. Ballet focuses on symmetry, poise, and lift from the core. Although we have recreational classes for those who just like to dabble in it for the love of Ballet, we are considered a more serious Ballet studio.  

CLASSICAL BALLET

Our Ballet program begins at age 5 (Kinder) and goes through a pre-professional level for advanced students. Ballet is known for its rigorous technique, precise movements, and ethereal qualities. Ballet focuses on symmetry, poise, and lift from the core. Although we have recreational classes for those who just like to dabble in it for the love of Ballet, we are considered a more serious Ballet studio.  

MODERN/CONTEMPORARY   Modern explores moving in different levels and planes in space, using organic movement with exposure to a wide variety of other dance and musical styles. Classes will emphasize core integration and initiation, spinal awareness and flexibility, and practical application of modern dance fundamentals. Beg. Intermediate through Advanced students work on developing their own choreography and movement style through improv exercises and studies. We explore non-traditional partnering, floor work, and dabble in acro. An emphasis on correct body alignment and technique is emphasized so the students work to prevent injuries as they progress in their dance training.

MODERN/CONTEMPORARY

Modern explores moving in different levels and planes in space, using organic movement with exposure to a wide variety of other dance and musical styles. Classes will emphasize core integration and initiation, spinal awareness and flexibility, and practical application of modern dance fundamentals. Beg. Intermediate through Advanced students work on developing their own choreography and movement style through improv exercises and studies. We explore non-traditional partnering, floor work, and dabble in acro. An emphasis on correct body alignment and technique is emphasized so the students work to prevent injuries as they progress in their dance training.

TAP   Tap Dance is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap dancers are not only dancers, but musicians with their feet! This class explores the fundamentals of tap, sound, rhythm, strength and proper muscle engagement.

TAP

Tap Dance is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap dancers are not only dancers, but musicians with their feet! This class explores the fundamentals of tap, sound, rhythm, strength and proper muscle engagement.

JAZZ   Jazz classes are fun and upbeat. They include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. We cover fundamental Jazz movement in a variety of styles such as Broadway, Fosse, Funk, and Lyrical.

JAZZ

Jazz classes are fun and upbeat. They include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. We cover fundamental Jazz movement in a variety of styles such as Broadway, Fosse, Funk, and Lyrical.

HIP-HOP   Our Old School style Hip-Hop classes emphasize sharp and fluid body isolations, the "double bounce", floor work, and other movements to rhythms of Hip-Hop music. This is a fun and exciting class geared towards street style of development and individual expression.

HIP-HOP

Our Old School style Hip-Hop classes emphasize sharp and fluid body isolations, the "double bounce", floor work, and other movements to rhythms of Hip-Hop music. This is a fun and exciting class geared towards street style of development and individual expression.

ADULT CLASSES   We offer Adult/Teen recreational classes in Ballet, Modern, and Tap! These classes are available to take as a drop-in or monthly and do not perform in our Recital.

ADULT CLASSES

We offer Adult/Teen recreational classes in Ballet, Modern, and Tap! These classes are available to take as a drop-in or monthly and do not perform in our Recital.

CLASS SCHEDULE & prices

 

ballet

Pre-Ballet 1 (Ages 5-6)
$50.00 per month
Tuesdays 4:30-5:15pm or Saturdays 9:30-10:15am

Pre-Ballet 2 (Ages 6-7)
$50.00 per month
Tuesdays 5:15-6:00pm or Saturdays 10:15-11:00am

Ballet 1 (Ages 7-9)
$55.00 per month
Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm or Saturdays 11:00-12:00pm

Ballet 2 (Ages 8+)
$75.00 per month
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm

Ballet 3 (w/teacher's consent)
$85.00 per month
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:15pm

Ballet 4 (w/teacher's consent)
$85.00 per month
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00-7:15pm

Ballet 5 / (w/teacher consent)
$125.00 per month
Mondays & Wednesdays 7:15-8:45pm & Fridays 6:00-7:15pm

Ballet 6A/ I.F. (w/consent)
$145.00 per month
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  7:15-9:00pm & Fridays 6:00-7:15pm

Ballet 6B/ Intermediate (w/consent)
$145.00 per month
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:15-9:00pm & Wednesdays 3:15-5:00pm & Fridays 5:00-6:00pm

Ballet 7 / Advanced F. (w/consent)
$165.00 per month
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:15-5:00pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays  7:15-9:00pm & Fridays 4:00-5:00pm

Ballet 8 / Advanced 1 (w/consent)
$165.00 per month
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:15-5:00pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays  3:00-4:00pm & Fridays 3:00-4:00pm

Ballet 9 / Advanced 2 (w/consent)
$165.00 per month
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00-3:30pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays  3:00-4:00pm & Fridays 2:00-3:00pm

Jazz

Jazz 1 (Ages 8-12)
$55.00 per month
Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm

Jazz 2 (Ages 10-14)
$55.00 per month
Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm

Jazz 3 (Ages 12+)
$55.00 per month
Mondays 6:15-7:15 pm

Jazz 4 (w/consent)
$55.00 per month
TBA

 

modern

Intro to Modern (Ages 6-8)
$50.00 per month
Wednesdays 6:15-7:00pm

Modern 1 (Ages 8-10)
$55.00 per month
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm

Modern 2 (Ages 10-12)
$75.00 per month
Mondays 5:00-6:00 pm & Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm

Modern 3 (Ages 11+)
$75.00 per month
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm

Modern 4 Beg. Intermediate  
$95.00 per month
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm & Saturdays 11:00-12:00 pm

Modern 5 Intermediate  
$95.00 per month
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm & Saturdays 11:00-12:00 pm

Modern 6 Advanced Modern
$115.00 per month
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm, Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 pm & Saturdays 11:00-12:00 pm

Tap

Pre-Tap (Ages 5-7)
$45.00 per month
Thursdays 4:30-5:00

Tap 1 (Ages 7-9)
$50.00 per month
Tuesdays 5:15-6:00 pm

Tap 2 (Ages 9+)
$55.00 per month
Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm

Tap 3 (w/consent)
$55.00 per month
Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm

Tap 4 (w/consent)
$75.00 per month
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm

Tap 5 (w/consent)
$75.00 per month
TBA

 

 

 

 

hip-hop

Hip-Hop 1 (Ages 8-11)
$55.00 per month
Thursdays 6:15-7:15 pm

Hip-Hop 2 (Ages 10-14)
$55.00 per month
Thursdays 7:15-8:15 pm

Hip-Hop 3 (Ages 13+)
$55.00 per month
Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm

Hip-Hop 4 (w/consent)
$75.00 per month
Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm & Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 pm

preschool

Creative Dance (Ages 3-5)
$45.00 per month
Thursdays 4:00-4:30 pm or Saturdays 9:00-9:30 am

Mommy & Me

Baby Ballet (18 mos - 3 yrs)
$80.00 per 6 week session
Saturdays 9:15-10:00 am

*Summer session begins July 6th* Get registered today!

Drop-in classes

These classes do not require registration and do not perform in our shows. $15 drop-in fee per class or purchase a punch card

Adult Ballet
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:15-10:30 am or Saturdays 12:15-1:30 pm 

Adult Tap
Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm

Adult/Teen Modern
Saturdays 10:00-11:00 am

 

 

 

 

Summer Events/Performances

July 12th Fairytale Campers Perform “Where the Wild Things Are”

  • At Premiere Academy of Performing Arts Stage (241 State St.) 12:00-12:30

July 19th Our Summer Intensive Students will perform

  • At the Salem’s Art Fair on the Children’s Stage (Bush Park)12:15-1:00pm

July 26th Summer Intensive’s Gala

  • At Premiere Academy of Performing Arts Stage (241 State St.) 6:00-7:00pm

August 10th “Dancing at the Englewood Festival”

  • At Englewood Festival(1132 19th St. NE, Salem, OR)

August

  • At Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center(2330 17th St, NE, Salem, OR)

August 24th (Ballet 6 thru Ballet 8 Nutcracker Auditions)

  • Please read you dancers audition and production packet for times and details for auditions

August 24th Halloween Show All Nighter (Modern 4 and Modern 5)

  • 3pm-TBA

Looking ahead to our 2019 Fall Show Line-up!

Halloween Dance Concert

is October 25th & 26th (choreography begins in July)

Magic Toy Shop Tea

Is November 23rd and 24th (choreography begins in August)

Premiere’s Nutcracker

Is December 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd (choreography begins in September)