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Dance Program

For Season 2020/2021 all PMA Dance classes will be HELD ONSITE and will strictly follow all Oregon Health Authority COVID guidelines for safe operation.  Class sizes will be limited, masks required and social distancing practiced.  We feel that due to the physical requirements of dance technique, it is mandatory that a student be onsite with an experienced professional to ensure the safety of the student.  Parents and students will receive further information regarding new COVID-related procedures upon registration.  Please be patient as we all navigate this unusual Season.

Parents must complete the Student Information Form found HERE before the student can come to class onsite.


PMA Distance Learning Hub

Following up on the great success of our safe, socially-distanced summer camps, PMA has designed a new program this school-year to help students and families meet their educational needs. The PMA Distance Learning Hub (PMA Hub) is an onsite program beginning on Monday, September 14th, running Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.  Each student will have a dedicated, distanced workstation to access the internet, and our staff will assist students in logging on and accessing both synchronous and asynchronous activities.  Group sizes will be limited and conducted in full accordance with Oregon Health Authority COVID guidelines.  Not only will students be assisted with online learning, working parents will be free to focus on their jobs. For more information, please see PMA Distance Learning Hub. If you have any general questions about the program please contact our office at ASAC@pdxmetroarts.org or for questions specific to enrollment contact our registrar at registrar@pdxmetroarts.org.


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Class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments made September through June.  Adult dance classes run year-round with tuition paid in two or 12 equal payments.  The amounts listed below reflect the equal payment option. CLICK HERE for full tuition payment options.

All Level 1 classes are open to age appropriate students with little or no previous dance training.  Prior experience and instructor's consent required for Levels 2 through Advanced.  New students should contact our office for proper placement, prior to registration.  Parents are invited to observe classes during scheduled visitor weeks.

All our dance studios have sprung wood floors and are fully air conditioned.

Classes listed below may not be available every season.  Please check the class schedule for current offerings. We frequently add new classes to our schedule.  If you register in a WAITLIST ONLY class, you will be contacted on a space available basis.  If the blue Register button is not available next to a class, that class is full.


Pre-Dance

An independent dance and movement experience that helps children develop into confident movers that feel good about themselves.  Self-esteem for children this age is primarily based on being a comfortable and confident mover.  Kids love to get moving to music in activities that work on motor co-ordination, rhythm, and strength.  A wonderful basis for all dance forms, sports and other physical activities.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

Pre-Dance 1

Ages 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 - The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

Pre-Dance 2

Ages 4 1/2 to Kindergarten - The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.


Ballet

Ballet technique is the foundation for all other dance forms and excellent preparation for sports, conditioning and other physical activities.  Classical Ballet is offered in a progressive program.  Dancers working en pointe must regularly attend at least three technique classes per week.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

Ballet 1  Grades 1 - 6 - The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

Ballet 2   Grades 2 - 6 (instructor's consent) - The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

Ballet 3    Grades 3 & Up (instructor's consent) - The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

Ballet 4 & 5   (instructor's consent) - The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

Ballet/Adult


Hip Hop

As part of the urban culture of rap music, hip hop dance embraces several dance styles such as the athleticism of break dance and fast sharp moves of body popping.  Hip hop and its music have become part of our popular culture and continues to evolve.  Tuition listed below reflects the equal payment option.

Hip Hop 1 Grades 1 - 4 - The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June. Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

Hip Hop 2 Grades 4 - 8 (instructor's consent) - The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.


Tap

Dance in the footsteps of the greats.  Tap dance is a fun and excellent way to develop a sense of rhythm and body coordination.  The fundamentals of tap are taught in a progressive program of classes.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

Tap 1  School Grades 1 - 6 - The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.

Tap 2  School Grades 3 - 6 (instructor's consent) - The School Year class tuition can be paid in two or 10 equal payments, made monthly September through June.  Tuition listed below reflects the 10-equal payment option.


4 Arts Explorers

Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art classes geared for young artists. A great introduction to new ideas where children experience all 4 art forms, with a new art form being explored every 5 weeks. Grades 1-6


Little Nutcracker Workshop

Extend your Holiday celebration by becoming part of the timeless Nutcracker tradition.  Join dancers of all ages and levels in creating a very special online version of this classic story presented to family and friends on New Years Day.

Little Nutcracker Workshop    This full-day workshop is for beginning through intermediate students age six through twelve.  Registrations completed by December 15th will receive a 15% discount off the tuition.



 
 
 
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