PMA is bursting at the seams with a whopping 40+ classes covering all things artsy – from Dance and Music to Theatre and Visual Arts! Dive into the world of creativity, whether strumming a tune or splashing colors on a canvas. Shake a leg in dance sessions or unleash your emotions in acting classes. No matter your age or expertise, there’s a creative adventure waiting just for you!

Dance Classes For Every Mover

Slip on your dancing shoes with a with a range of classes such as Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, and our adorable PreDance sessions for the tiny dancers in your crew. Here at PMA, we provide a cutting-edge training program for all dance classes. Our ballet sessions follow the iconic techniques from the Vaganova Choreographic Institute in Russia. This method is like the golden ticket, ensuring every dance move is on point and recognized globally in the dancing world. Our star students who’ve gone pro swear by the top-notch training they got right here. The benefits of dance include increasing cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Cognitive abilities are also enhanced, as dancers must develop both mental and muscle memory to become proficient. Dancing also develops a great sense of rhythm and timing. Dance isn’t just about fancy footwork – it’s a full-body workout that boosts your heart health, strength, flexibility, and coordination! Plus, it’s a brain teaser, as dancers train their minds and bodies to sync up perfectly. Get ready to groove and improve your rhythm and timing on the dance floor!

Music Classes and Lessons For All Ages

Are you ready to play like a pro or just dip your toes into the world of music? PMA has you covered with music lessons for every age group, from tiny tots to seasoned musicians. Spark a love for music in your little ones with our Musical Beginnings class. Dive into the world of instruments with classes like Little Mozarts Keyboards and Violin, ideal for young learners. For grades 2-4, unleash your musical talents in our Group Music classes featuring keyboards, violin, recorder, drumming, ukulele, and choir. Prefer a solo jam session? PMA also offers Private Instruction in various instruments from Bass Guitar to Violin. Let the musical journey begin!

Let Your Imagination Rule with Theatre Classes

Step into a whimsical universe where youngsters conquer fears, craft fantastical realms, and become masters of teamwork, leadership, and impeccable timing! Theatre classes are an odyssey of self-discovery, igniting creativity, inquisitiveness, and bridging the gap between reason and emotion. In Theatre Kids, little ones dive into improvisation and dramatic play, setting their imaginations on fire. As for Kids Play, it transforms older kiddos into new characters, nurturing confidence, self-value, and a profound appreciation for the art of storytelling. And in Actors’ Workshop, seasoned students polish their craft with playwriting, character building, and stage finesse.

Artworks, Makers Space & More

Let your inner artist shine in a whirlwind of classes. Dive into the Artworks class to dabble in various art styles and mediums, from classic to funky, while mastering the secrets of color, light, and shapes. Fancy yourself a DIY wizard? Makers Space is your playground to dream up, craft, and invent a medley of wonders, whether it’s practical, quirky, or eco-friendly! And for our tiniest artists, ColorSplash Kids is their ticket to a world of endless imagination and colorful creations. Let the little ones aged 3.5-6 embark on a creative journey solo or team up with a grown-up for double the fun!

Need Some After-School Supervision?

Aside from top-notch classes, kiddos from grades K-8 can hop aboard our After-School Arts Club (ASAC)! It’s the go-to hangout spot for PMA students who need a cool after-school scene. Snacks? Check. Homework time? Double check. Plus, tons of fun activities and games! And hey, we’ve got your back with after-school rides from these schools: Atkinson, Bridger, Cherry Park, Creative Science, Glencoe, Harrison Park, Lent Elementary, Portland Arthur Academy, and Vestal.

About Portland Metro Arts

PMA, a nonprofit arts organization, is dedicated to the idea that arts education plays a significant role in student achievement and overall success. Since our establishment in 1983, we have strived to offer inclusive opportunities for everyone to learn, perform, and engage with the arts. With over 40 years of experience, our commitment lies in providing quality arts education and performance programs to our community.

Our goal is to ensure that everyone has access to arts education, performance programs, and serves as a cultural hub for our community. By offering meaningful opportunities, we aim to enhance the quality of life in our community through the arts. As part of our community, every student plays a crucial role in our mission, as we work together to unlock the joy and advantages that the arts bring.