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Performance & Presentation Opportunies

Sharing your art is an essential part of any arts training experience. We encourage every student to avail themselves of as many of the following performance/presentation options as possible.  More detailed information for each opportunity is available by clicking on the link under each event.

September-January
· Dance Mosaic-Each November, the weekend before Thanksgiving, Metro Dancers, which is in residence at PMA, presents-a repertory concert featuring works from classical ballet to cutting edge modern.  All upper-division dance students are encouraged to audition.  Auditions are held in September. More info...

· Visitor’s Week - Friends and family are invited to observe class during the final week of classes in December.  It is a wonderful opportunity to see the students in class and reward the, for their progress. More info...

·Little Nutcracker Workshop and Half-A-Nut Workshop -  Every December between Christmas and New Year’s we offer our annual Little Nutcracker and Half-A-Nut Workshops.  In three days we produce a miniature version of the holiday classic.  It gives the dancers a chance to perform, wear great costumes and have something engaging to do during their Winter break from school. More info...

· Winter Music Showcase – A recital for all music group classes and private music students presented to family and friends.  Instructors work with students to master a composition geared to their level. 

· Winter· Visual Arts Gallery Showcase  - All Visual Arts students contribute their works of art that are put on display for the enjoyment of family, friends and others during the Winter Showcase Week in January..

· Choreographers’ Showcase - This informal concert presents the work of choreographers who are just beginning to produce dances as well as experienced choreographers with works in progress.  PMA dance students of all levels are encouraged to submit a piece.  It is held in late January, during the Winter Showcase Week. More info...

· Winter Musical. - This musical production is open to all ages and is a wonderful performance opportunity for any level of ability. Performances are in late January during Winter Showcase week.  This season’s presentation will be, Babes in Toyland.  Auditions are held in October.  PMA Theatre students are greatly encouraged to participate.  

February-June
· Visitor’s Week - Friends and family are invited to observe class during the final week of classes just prior to Spring Break.  It is a wonderful opportunity to see the students in class and acknowledge student progress.  More info... 

· Metro Dancers Full-length Ballet - Our resident dance company, Metro Dancers, presents a full-length ballet each spring.  All PMA dance students, first grade through adult, are encouraged to audition and perform.  Auditions are held in January.   More info...

· Visitor’s Week - Friends and family are invited to observe class during the final week of classes just prior to Spring Showcase Week.  It is a wonderful opportunity to see the students in class and acknowledge student progress. More info...

· Spring Music Showcase – A recital for all PMA Music group classes and private music students presented to family and friends.  Instructors work with students to master a composition geared to their level. 

· Spring· Visual Arts Gallery Showcase  - All PMA Visual Arts students contribute their works of art that are put on display for the enjoyment of family, friends and others during the Spring Showcase Week   in June.

· Spring Theatre Showcase – All PMA Theatre students present short plays and displays of their theatrical talents for the enjoyment of family, friends and others during the June Spring Showcase Week.     

· Spring· Dance Showcase  - Dancers from all PMA classes are invited to perform.  Students wear their class uniform for the performance, so there are no expensive costumes to buy.  It is the high point of the year for our students.  Students perform with their class in a program that includes both lower and upper division dancers and many different dance styles, from Ballet to Hip- Hop.  This performance is held off-site because of the volume of students involved. 

June-August
·Summer Camps & Workshop—Most of our Summer Camps and Workshops have some time of performance or presentation on the last day of camp.  Over the course of the camp, students gain a great deal of knowledge and skills that they are eager to share with family and friends.  More info...