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CLASSES

Snellville Performing Arts is excited to announce our Fall 2022 Conservatory Class offerings!  This Fall, enjoy classes for all ages and levels as we encourage our students to not only learn skills in dance, voice, and performance, but also recognize and encourage personal, emotional, and social growth, as well.  Snellville Performing Arts strives to serve the whole student and our staff members, teachers, students, and families all work together to create a supporting, engaging, and fun atmosphere.

SPA's Fall Conservatory Classes run from the last week in August through the first week in December.  There is a $25 registration fee per student (only paid once) and each individual class costs $175 for the entire semester, with no additional costume or recital fees.  Please see below for class descriptions and schedules, as well as our general class guidelines, dress code, and other items at the bottom of this page.  Click the blue box below to make your SPA Family Portal account and register for classes today!

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SNELLVILLE MINIS DANCE  |  AGES 3-5  |  TUESDAYS 6:00PM-6:45PM  |  COMBO DANCE, MUSIC, YOGA, & RHYTHM

Children will learn how to focus and center themselves through playful self expression, strengthening their bodies and minds.  Classes each week will consist of fun and challenging poses, yoga games, and themed yoga adventures.  The outcome of this course will include discovering a connection to mindfulness and breathing techniques through yoga, art, music, and more as kids release energy, improve coordination, and increase flexibility.

Class Dates: August 30; September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 8, 15, 29  **Dance Recital Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00pm.

DANCE 101  |  AGES 6-7  |  TUESDAYS 7:00PM-7:45PM  |  COMBO BALLET, JAZZ, HIP HOP, & CONTEMPORARY

Our Music & Movement series continues for young performers ages 6-7 where we begin learning the fundamentals of dance and using our skills to complete fun routines and begin learning choreography with an introduction to different types of dance.  This course continues developing both fine- and gross-motor movement, balance, and will teach performers a foundation of dance skills.  Classes each week will consist of physical warm-ups, stretching, guided movement, and learning beginning choreography.  The outcome of this course will include discovering different ways to use the whole body to express a song with movement; learning basic dance and breathing techniques; increasing range of motion and balance; and gaining a general and beginning appreciation for dance, music, and movement.

Class Dates: August 30; September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 8, 15, 29  **Dance Recital Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00pm.

BALLET 1  |  AGES 8-10  |  THURSDAYS 6:00PM-6:45PM  |  DANCE (BALLET)

This course is designed to enhance your child’s balance, flexibility, and coordination while teaching ballet positions, steps, and terminology through floor exercises, standing barre work, and learning short choreographed pieces.  Dancers will also develop an awareness of basic ballet vocabulary and technique.

Class Dates:  September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; October 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17; December 1  **Dance Recital Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00pm.

BROADWAY/JAZZ  |  AGES 8-10  |  THURSDAYS 7:00PM-7:45PM  | DANCE (COMBO BROADWAY/JAZZ)

This course is perfect for students who love Broadway dance and want to learn not only a variety of styles, but how to pick up combinations quickly and perform them with confidence.  Classes each week will consist of physical warm-ups and learning choreography combos that allow students to express a song and story through dance.  In addition to enjoying fun choreography and showtunes, the outcome of this course will include learning beginning technique and performance skills while developing a personal style and character. 

Class Dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; October 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17; December 1  **Dance Recital Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00pm.

BALLET 2  |  AGES 11-18  |  WEDNESDAYS 6:00PM-6:45PM  | DANCE (BALLET)

This course follows a traditional ballet class format with the execution of barre work, center and across the floor exercises, and a focus on musicality, artistry, and choreography.  The class emphasizes proper placement, developing strength, building endurance, and increasing flexibility as dancers hone their ballet technique.

Class Dates: August 31; September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 9, 16, 30  **Dance Recital Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00pm.

BROADWAY/JAZZ 2  |  AGES 11-18  |  MONDAYS 7:00PM-7:45PM  | DANCE (COMBO BROADWAY/JAZZ)

This course is perfect for students who love Broadway dance and want to learn not only a variety of styles, but how to pick up combinations quickly and perform them with confidence.  Classes each week will consist of physical warm-ups and learning choreography combos that allow students to express a song and story through dance.  In addition to enjoying fun choreography and showtunes, the outcome of this course will include learning technique and performance skills while developing a personal style and character.

Class Dates: August 29; September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 28 **Dance Recital Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00pm.

CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL  |  AGES 11-18  |  WEDNESDAYS 7:00PM-7:45PM  | DANCE (COMBO CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL)

This combined class includes the unique styles of Contemporary and Lyrical dance, blending techniques of ballet, jazz, modern, and even hip hop.  Classes will include warm ups, stretches, across the floor progressions, and choreography combos.  This is a class for dancers who like creative challenges with a focus on total body connectivity and expressing personal style.

Class Dates: August 31; September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 9, 16, 30  **Dance Recital Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00pm.

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LET'S PLAY! (ACTING FOR AGES 4-6)  |  THURSDAYS 6:00PM-6:45PM

This course will introduce our youngest aspiring performers to the world of acting and theatre.  Classes each week will consist of warm-ups, theatre games, silly songs, and more.  The outcome of this course will include discovering different ways to use the whole body to express emotion; increasing confidence in performing and speaking; and gaining a beginning appreciation for acting and theatre.

Class Dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; October 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17; December 1  **Class Performance December 1st at 6:30pm

ACT UP! (ACTING FOR AGES 7-10)  |  THURSDAYS 7:00PM-7:45PM

The next step in our acting series for young performers where we continue learning about the world of theatre.  Classes each week will vary, including things like warm ups, theatre games, character and script discussions, and other activities and learning opportunities to help build skills in all areas of performance.  The outcome of this course will include discovering different ways to use the whole body to express emotion; increasing confidence in performing and speaking; and a continuing appreciation for acting and theatre.

Class Dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; October 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17; December 1  **Class Performance December 1st at 7:30pm

SHAKESPEARE KIDS! (HAMLET)  |  AGES 8-18  |  FRIDAYS 6:00PM-6:45PM

This class is a fun crash course introduction to Shakespeare – for kids!  Student performers of any skill and experience level will enjoy rehearsing and performing a delightfully funny and witty adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (that’s easy for adults to understand, too) as well as learning about Shakespeare's other works and Shakespearean theatre techniques!

Hamlet Summary: The ghost of the King of Denmark tells his son Hamlet to avenge his murder by killing the new king, Hamlet's uncle. Hamlet feigns madness, contemplates life and death, and seeks revenge. His uncle, fearing for his life, also devises plots to kill Hamlet.

 

Class Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; October 14, 21, 28; November 11, 18; December 2  **Performance: Saturday, October 15th at 7:00pm

**Performers registered for this class must be available on the performance date

**There will be an extended workshop rehearsal on the show day; performers will be at SPA from 12pm until the show’s performance that night

TECH PROJECTS & DESIGN |  AGES 11-18  |  FRIDAYS 7:00PM-7:45PM

This course encourages students to learn, understand, and put to practice a variety of technical design skills that can be used both behind and away from the stage.  Classes each week will consist of learning how to design and build, then graduating to actually designing and creating specific set and prop pieces throughout the semester.  The outcome of this course will include an acquisition of skills, as well as students showcasing their actual designs and completed pieces as a part of our Fall main stage productions of Once on this Island; Frozen, jr; and Shakespeare Kids! Hamlet.

Class Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; October 14, 21, 28; November 11, 18; December 2

ACTING |  AGES 11-18  |  FRIDAYS 8:00PM-8:45PM

This course introduces students to core principles of musical theatre and builds a foundation of knowledge on which we can expand as students progress.  Classes each week will vary, including things like warm ups, theatre games, acting and staging techniques, character and script analysis, and other activities and learning opportunities to help build skills in all areas of performance.  The outcome of this course will include new skill acquisition; further development of existing skills; a deeper understanding of character, movement, voice, etc; and an overall appreciation for Broadway musical productions.

Class Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; October 14, 21, 28; November 11, 18; December 2

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YOGA  |  AGES 6-10  |  FRIDAYS 6:00PM-6:45PM

Children will learn how to focus and center themselves through playful self expression, strengthening their bodies and minds.  Classes each week will consist of fun and challenging poses, yoga games, and themed yoga adventures.  The outcome of this course will include discovering a connection to mindfulness and breathing techniques through yoga, art, music, and more as kids release energy, improve coordination, and increase flexibility.

Class Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; October 14, 21, 28; November 11, 18; December 2

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING  |  AGES 11-18  |  MONDAYS 6:00PM-6:45PM

This course encourages students to learn, understand, and put to practice a variety of conditioning skills that will help actors and dancers of any level.  Classes each week will consist of warm-ups, core strengthening exercises, working on flexibility and injury prevention techniques, and other body conditioning skills.  The outcome of this course will include increased flexibility, a stronger core, safer and improved techniques in dance and movement, and building stamina as a performer.

Class Dates: August 29; September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 28

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HOMESCHOOL THEATRE  |  AGES 8-18  |  WEDNESDAYS 3:00PM-5:00PM

Our Homeschool Theatre program is designed for students at a wide variety of ages and skill levels. Whether you are brand new to the stage or a seasoned performer, our approach to the production process is designed to identify your student’s current strengths and help them continue to grow and develop as a unique young performer. Emphasis is placed on understanding and involvement in the entire artistic theatrical process, from understanding the historical background of the play, to collaboration on concepts for sets and costumes.

 

This class runs from August-May and students will have multiple performance opportunities, including a full production of Charlotte's Web in February 2023. Students will need to register and pay for the second semester of this class when Spring registration opens.

 

Production: Charlotte's Web

Synopsis: A livestock pig named Wilbur becomes unlikely friends with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur becomes distraught upon learning what happens to pigs on a farm, Charlotte writes a message praising him in her web.  With the help of Templeton the rat and other farm friends, they find new words for her to weave in her web for Wilbur.  Over time, the pair become locally famous and the farmer decides to let Wilbur live out his life on the farm.

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND  |  DIVISION 1 (GRADES K-5) & DIVISION 2 (GRADES 6-8) |  MONDAYS 3:00PM-5:00PM

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that includes a long-term problem and spontaneous problem, both presented at leveled competitions. SPA will host two teams: Division 1 (Grades K-5) and Division 2 (Grades 6-8) both meeting simultaneously. Teams are limited to 7 members each and will be auditioned to ensure a good fit.  Please email questions and interest to AliciaPillsbury@SnellvillePerformingArts.com

 

This class runs from August-May and students will compete in a regional state competition, as well as have the opportunity to move on to the World Competition depending on their adjudication scores. 

 

State Competition: March 2023

World Competition: May 2023

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VOICE LESSONS |  FOR ALL AGES

Snellville Performing Arts is thrilled to offer one-on-one private voice lessons for students of all ages. Our voice teacher and music director, Jessica Mingorance Pereira uses age/level-appropriate exercises and technique training and students have opportunities to explore a variety of musical genres. SPA's vocal focus will be on creating and maintaining healthy practices, improving technique and performance skills, and exploring a love of music and the arts.

 

Lessons will begin in September.  If you are interested in taking voice lessons with Jessica, please fill out the interest form below and we will get back to you by mid-August with scheduling options and additional information! 

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REGISTERING FOR OUR FALL 2022 STUDIO CLASSES

Registration is now open and we expect classes to fill up quickly, so please reserve your spot soon!  Please also thoroughly read the information below regarding tuition, registration, dress codes, safety guidelines, and more.

TUITION & REGISTRATION FEES

SPA's Fall Conservatory Classes run from the last week in August through the first week in December.  There is a $25 registration fee per student (only paid once) and each individual class costs $175 for the entire semester, with no additional costume or recital fees.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES & REQUIREMENTS:

- Masks are suggested, but not required.  Based on CDC information and guidelines, this is subject to change, so please make sure students have a mask with them in case of any reported changes to our current Community Level.

- Students who exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19, including cough, shortness of breath, fever, etc will not be permitted to attend classes

- Students should keep their personal items in a personal bag/backpack

STUDENT & PARENT COMMITMENT

Snellville Performing Arts’ mission is to create and maintain an inclusive arts education program that allows aspiring young performers the opportunity to engage in affordable and accessible training, outreach programs, classes, and performance opportunities.  SPA encourages kindness, respect, and accountability as student performers engage in creative collaboration to explore emotions, expand their imaginations, and develop their own unique voice in all areas of the performing arts.  We depend on our staff, students, and families to help us achieve these goals.  In an effort to continue positive and creative growth, we ask that parents and students review and commit to the expectations below:

STUDENTS:

-Arrive on time and dressed appropriately for classes with all materials needed for your scheduled class

-Recognize that attendance is integral to developing technique and skills.  Students who are chronically absent may not be able to perform in the recital

-Maintain focus while working in class to help ensure each student's growth, development, and safety

-Are respectful of other students, staff, materials, and the facility

PARENTS:

-Should notify us if your child will not be able to attend a class

-Ensure that their students arrive on time, dressed appropriately, and with the materials necessary for class

-Should take note of all class dates and recital/performance dates (if applicable)

-Understand that classroom doors will remain closed during classes to minimize distractions, limit numbers, and to ensure that students remain focused and engaged during their scheduled class

We appreciate your attention to these items and your participation in continuing the positive "be kind; do good" community that we have created here at Snellville Performing Arts.

SPA CLASS DRESS CODE

Please note that all students should arrive dressed for class and ready to begin as soon as their class time starts.

SNELLVILLE MINIS & DANCE 101: Dancers in these classes are welcome to attend classes in leotards and black ballet or slip on jazz shoes or they can attend in comfortable athleticwear and sneakers.

BALLET 1 & 2: Dancers in these classes should wear a leotard, tights, and ballet slippers.

BROADWAY/JAZZ 1 & 2: Dancers in these classes should wear leggings, jazz pants, jazz shorts, or other appropriate bottoms (no jeans, khakis, or other restrictive clothing), a tank or t-shirt, and black slip on jazz shoes.  Dancers may alternatively choose to wear a leotard and tights.

CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL: Dancers in these classes should wear leggings, jazz pants, jazz shorts, or other appropriate bottoms (no jeans, khakis, or other restrictive clothing), a tank or t-shirt, and black ballet slippers or black slip on jazz shoes (to preference).  Dancers may alternatively choose to wear a leotard and tights.

ACTING/THEATRE & FITNESS: Performers should attend in comfortable athleticwear and sneakers.  Tech students should attend in clothing that can get messy (paint, glue, etc).

HOMESCHOOL CLASSES: Performers should attend in comfortable athleticwear and sneakers.

FALL CLASS DATES BY DAY

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FRIDAY CLASSES:

August 29; September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 28

August 30; September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 8, 15, 29

 

August 31; September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 9, 16, 30

 

September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; October 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17; December 1

 

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; October 14, 21, 28; November 11, 18; December 2

DANCE RECITAL: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD

LET'S PLAY! PERFORMANCE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

ACT UP! PERFORMANCE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

SHAKESPEARE KIDS! HAMLET: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH