222 High Street/PO BOX 939, Silverton, OR 97381 503-873-0464 email@example.com
Registration is now open for Summer classes and camps!
The American Academy of Performing Arts Co. is Developing Artistic Diversity by training professionals in Dance, Theatre and Music. The instructors at The Academy are professionals in their field; they have degrees, international accreditations, professional performance experience and expertise knowledge.
The Academy is in the process of finalizing to be an official Non-Profit 501 C 3 organization. Its an exciting time! Businesses and individuals can make donations and/or sponsor student scholarships and use them as a tax write off for 2013!
Donate any amount to our school to support our fundraising efforts! Businesses and individuals will be recognized in our programs and will be sent a letter for a tax write off. EVERY CENT goes towards our student scholarship program! Thank you for your help and support!
Please make note in the memo of your payment if you'd like your donation to go to a "general scholarship", "The Pat Hazekamp Memorial Scholarship" or the "general fund". Thank you!
Join us for our upcoming Musical!
Music & Lyrics by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Bruns, Tom Adair,
Windston Hibler, Ted Sears, Sammy Fain and Jazk Lawrence.
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle.
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler.
Saturday, June 15th 2013 ~ 2 & 7 pm
Silverton High School High Auditorium, 1456 Pine Street
$10 Adults / $8 Seniors & Kids under 13
Tickets sold in advance at the Academy and at the Door.
General seating is limited to 300 per show, as per MTI license agreement.
"Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS" is presented through special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI,
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
Winter/Spring Term ends June 16th.
Our facility is top notch with over 6,000 SF, including a large lobby with dance shop, 3 classrooms, FREE WiFi, and a friendly and professional receptionist.
Our goal is to celebrate diversity and individuality through the performance arts. We are dedicated to spreading the love and appreciation of all art forms through offering the highest quality classes, individualized and professional instruction, and a safe, nurturing, creative and FUN environment. Our Academy is INCLUSIVE, not exclusive; all are welcome here regardless of age, ability, race, religion, culture or lifestyle. We offer affordable classes with scholarships available to those in financial need. Community involvement and mentoring is encouraged. We are growing the best future citizens through teaching integrity, accountability, respect, diligence, work ethic, creative problem solving and team work.
Our Dance Department trains dancers in classical ballet, jazz, tap, modern, Broadway, hip-hop, contemporary, belly dancing, ballroom and social dance.
Christine Carlisle, the Director of the Dance Department at the Academy, is a retired ballerina who danced with Boston Ballet Co, New York Dance Theatre, Eugene Ballet Co and many others. She is also the former Artistic Director of Ballet Idaho and Ballet Idaho Academy. Miss Christine has had numerous students go on to professional dance careers and to be accepted into prestigous schools and colleges such as Julliard. She was trained by Barbara Remington (a former ballerina of the Royal Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre), David Howard and many other famous ballet dancers and educators of our time. In addition to being trained in the Royal Academy of Dance, she is also extensively trained in the Vaganova and Ballanchine styles and methods of dance.
Marta Hazekamp-Stovin, the Executive & Artistic Director of the Academy, is also a retired dancer who danced professionally with The Really Big Dance Co. in Portland and Eugene Ballet Co, Princeton Ballet in New Jersey and others. Marta is an extensively trained "triple threat"; in addition to her dance experience, she is an actress and singer who has also performed on Broadway in NYC.
Both Christine and Marta are full members of the internationally recognized syllabus the Royal Academy of Dance and members of The American Academy of Ballet, offering its students the Performance Awards Program.
Ballet students of the Academy receive the best classical ballet instruction at the best prices locally. As they progress in their dance careers they can proudly say that they were trained in the RAD and the AAB, which are recognized and revered in the dance world.
The Academy also offers excellent training in classic jazz, tap (Broadway and Rhythm styles), Modern (Graham and Horton), Contemporary, Broadway style American Theatre Dance, Belly Dancing (tribal and caberet), ballroom and social dances (waltz, cha cha, rumba, tango, west and east coast swing, fox trot, and night club two step). Studying these styles of dance will truly diversify you as a dancer and performer, making you an invaluable asset to any dance company or troupe!
Our Theatre Department trains its students in acting, accents & dialects, stage tech, stage make-up, costuming, script writing, theatre production and more.
Lisa Gerlits, the Director of Theatre at The Academy, has a degree in Theatre and Writing from Portland State University. She has been in and directed countless plays and musicals of both professionals and amatuers. Lisa has been with the Academy for 5 years (and counting) and is credited for her assistance in growing the Academy's drama program and retaining its students long term.
Students of the Academy have had much success as professionals and as performers in the community. Alumni have had lead roles in high school and community theatre productions at Pentacle Theatre, Brush Creek Playhouse, Portland Opera, Broadway Rose Theatre, Portland Center of Performing Arts and more. Students have been in TV commercials, paid actors, National Speech Team winners and Oregon Shakespearian Festival workshop awardees.
Our Music Department offers training to students in vocal and instrumental music for all ages.
Michelle Kurns, the Director of Music at the Acadmey, has a degree in music education from U of W. She is also the owner of Music Time and More, offering private lessons in voice and piano. Michelle is also a certified Kindermusik instructor. She has been teaching at the Academy of 4 years (+) and her children all take dance, music and drama classes at the Academy.
The Academy provides Vocal Performance and Choir classes as well as band classes for wind instruments for all levels. Kindermusik is offered for infants through 8 years old.
Musical Theatre is a big part of the Academy, bridging dance and drama together as one entity. Our spring musicals have become well known in the area for the musical talent. Students of ours in lead roles are often times mistaken for hired professionals and this is in part due to their excellent vocal training received at the Academy.