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Portland Metro Arts

PMA Summer 2020

Classes, Camps,Workshops At-A-Glance

PMA offers a variety of learning opportunities, throughout the Summer.  It is a great time to try something new.  Consider taking up a new musical instrument or exploring a different form of dance.  Current students can continue to engage and improve in their chosen art form, while those new to PMA can discover a new passion.  If you like it, sign up for our classes this Fall.  Don’t forget our wonderful Summer Camps and Workshops.  They are another great way to enjoy the arts, experience something new and have fun!

Additionally, we offer private music lesson and group dance class options during our summer season.  Learning an art form is a lifelong process of growth, development, and improvement. We encourage current students to continue their studies during the Summer.  Many of the arts require skills that can deteriorate if too much time is spent without practice.  Please see the chart below to quickly reference our information.

Dance Program

Children’s Dance Classes

PMA Children’s Dance Classes will begin in the Fall, as public schools resume classes.


Children’s Dance Inclusive Camps, ages 6-11

Each of the following day camps are one week-long, Mon-Fri from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Listed below are camps with a significant dance element.

The Magic Beans Dance Camp, August 3-7

Magic Beans! Who knew the beanstalk would reach above the clouds? Dance it All! Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Modern, for those with little or no previous experience who want to have fun trying something new by performing this classic story

4 Arts Grade School Camp

Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts classes geared for young artists.  A great introduction to new ideas where children experience all 4 art forms in 5 days of fun each week.  There is a presentation on the final Friday.

June 22-26

August 17-21

Way Off Broadway Musical Theatre Camp, July 27-31

A wacky musical theatre production, where students learn the songs and choreography that have something for everyone, from beginners through accomplished performers!  There is a performance the final Friday.


Middle School, High School & Adult Dance Classes & Workshops

For Summer, in addition to our ongoing Open Ballet Class, we recommend that intermediate and advanced ballet students consider the three-week Summer Dance Intensive which runs from 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Ballet -- Open Adult, ages 11-Adult

For dancers with prior ballet training. It is requested that new students speak to the instructor following the first class to assure proper class placement. This class meets twice a week but can be taken once a week, by special arrangement with our office.

Summer Dance Intensive, ages 10-Adult

For serious dancers with four or more years of ballet instruction.  Daily technical training in ballet, pointe, partnering, variations, modern, choreography and technique clinics as well as personalized coaching and performance of a repertory work.  If you are open to a challenging three weeks of becoming a better dancer, register now.


Music Program

Other PMA Programs

 

Children's Music Class

Beginning Strings, ages 6 -12

For beginning and 1st year violin students who want to continue working through the summer. Play through familiar songs, enjoy string games and brain teasers. Need an instrument? We have violins available for use in the class. This class meets twice a week but can be taken once a week by special arrangement with our office.

Private Music Lessons

Cello, Flute, French Horn, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, and Voice

Children and adults can experience the joy of playing a musical instrument. Most private lessons are 30 minutes long and the times listed are the complete block of time set aside for lessons. The Summer term runs for 8 weeks from June 23rd to August 13th and students can sign up for 2 to 8 weeks of lessons during the summer months. Please CLICK HERE to choose a day and time and what weeks you will attend.

Tuition below is per lesson.

Children’s Music Inclusive Camps, ages 6-11

Each of the following day camps are one week-long, Mon-Fri from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Listed below are camps with a significant dance element.

Music a la Carte Camp, July 20-24

A full spectrum of musical instruments and vocal experiences. Explore and play everything from drums to ukuleles, recorders to violins in a full day of music classes. Kids discover their talents for musical expression while learning and practicing their favorite instruments There is a presentation on the final Friday.

4 Arts Grade School Camp, June 22-26 & August 17-21

Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts classes geared for young artists. A great introduction to new ideas where children experience all 4 art forms in 5 days of fun each week. There is a presentation on the final Friday.

June 22-26

June August 17-21

Way Off Broadway Musical Theatre Camp, July 27-31

A wacky musical theatre production, where students learn the songs and choreography that have something for everyone, from beginners through accomplished performers! There is a performance the final Friday.


Theatre Program

Other PMA Programs

 

Children’s Theatre Inclusive Camps, ages 6-11

The Play’s The Thing Theatre Camp, August 10-14

Theatre professionals work daily with students through onstage training in acting techniques, improvisation, stage presence and more in a fun and creative environment. Learn the performance techniques necessary for an exciting theatre production. There is a presentation on the final Friday.

4 Arts Grade School Camp, June 22-26  &  August 17-21

Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts classes geared for young artists.  A great introduction to new ideas where children experience all 4 art forms in 5 days of fun each week.  There is a presentation on the final Friday.

June 22-26

June August 17-21

Way Off Broadway Musical Theatre Camp, July 27-31

A wacky musical theatre production, where students learn the songs and choreography that have something for everyone, from beginners through accomplished performers! There is a performance the final Friday.

Middle School & High School Theatre Workshop, ages 11-HS

Brush Up Your Shakespeare, August 10-14

Students of all performance levels and experience work with talented professionals to create an engaging Shakespearean experience. Experience and understand Shakespeare in a fun, supportive atmosphere that teaches the necessary skills to perform his work. There is a performance the final Friday.

4 Arts Grade School Camp, June 22-26  &  August 17-21

Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts classes geared for young artists.  A great introduction to new ideas where children experience all 4 art forms in 5 days of fun each week.  There is a presentation on the final Friday.

June 22-26

June August 17-21

Visual Arts Program

Other Programs

 

Children’s Visual Arts Inclusive Camps, ages 6-11

All About Art Camp, July 13-17

Explore drawing, painting, and sculpture in a variety of fun projects for young artists. Hone your skills by learning techniques to refine your artistic vision. Each day students work in a different medium, style or artistic process. School grades 1-6.

4 Arts Grade School Camp, June 22-26 & August 17-21

Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts classes geared for young artists. A great introduction to new ideas where children experience all 4 art forms in 5 days of fun each week. There is a presentation on the final Friday.

June 22-26

June August 17-21

Masks, Myths & Legends Camp, July 6-10

Explore the world of dragons, super-heroes, villains and folklore. Design and create masks to enhance the legends and tall tales. Stories from all over the world will be visited. This is a great place to let your imagination sprout wings. There is a presentation on the final Friday.


Camps & Workshops

Camps & Workshops - Other Programs

 

The Magic Beans Dance Camp, August 3-7

Magic Beans! Who knew the beanstalk would reach above the clouds? Dance it All! Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Modern, for those with little or no previous experience who want to have fun trying something new by performing this classic story


4 Arts Grade School Camp, June 22-26  &  August 17-21

Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts classes geared for young artists.  A great introduction to new ideas where children experience all 4 art forms in 5 days of fun each week.  There is a presentation on the final Friday.

Full day


Morning only - Morning only students take part in Dance and Visual Arts classes geared for young artists.  A great introduction to new ideas, where children experience two art forms in five days of fun.  They may elect to participate in a presentation on Friday at 3:15pm.


Afternoon only - Afternoon only students take part in Music and Theatre classes geared for young artists.  A great introduction to new ideas, where children experience two art forms in five days of fun.  There is a presentation on Friday at 3:15pm.


Way Off Broadway Musical Theatre Camp, July 27-31

A wacky musical theatre production, where students learn the songs and choreography that have something for everyone, from beginners through accomplished performers!  There is a performance the final Friday.


Summer Dance Intensive, ages 11-Adult,    July 6-24

For serious dancers with four or more years of ballet instruction.  Daily technical training in ballet, pointe, partnering, variations, modern, choreography and technique clinics as well as personalized coaching and performance of a repertory work.  If you are open to a challenging three weeks of becoming a better dancer, register now.

Full Workshop - July 6th-24th

Register for the full Summer Dance Intensive Workshop for the maximum benefit! Tuition is $745

Single Week - July 6th-10th, 13th-17th, and 20th-24th

If you cannot be with us for the full intensive, you can register for any of the individual weeks. Tuition is $265/week.


Music a la Carte Camp, July 20-24

A full spectrum of musical instruments and vocal experiences. Explore and play everything from drums to ukuleles, recorders to violins in a full day of music classes. Kids discover their talents for musical expression while learning and practicing their favorite instruments There is a presentation on the final Friday.


The Play’s The Thing Theatre Camp, August 10-14

Theatre professionals work daily with students through onstage training in acting techniques, improvisation, stage presence and more in a fun and creative environment. Learn the performance techniques necessary for an exciting theatre production. There is a presentation on the final Friday.


Brush Up Your Shakespeare, August 10-14

Students of all performance levels and experience work with talented professionals to create an engaging Shakespearean experience. Experience and understand Shakespeare in a fun, supportive atmosphere that teaches the necessary skills to perform his work. There is a performance the final Friday.


All About Art Camp, July 13-17

Explore drawing, painting, and sculpture in a variety of fun projects for young artists. Hone your skills by learning techniques to refine your artistic vision. Each day students work in a different medium, style or artistic process. School grades 1-6.


Masks, Myths & Legends Camp, July 6-10

Explore the world of dragons, super-heroes, villains and folklore. Design and create masks to enhance the legends and tall tales. Stories from all over the world will be visited. This is a great place to let your imagination sprout wings. There is a presentation on the final Friday.


 

 
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