Pembroke School of Performing Arts students ages 6-12 will have the opportunity to participate in Kidz Bop Workshop in Mansfield, MA.
This 4.5 hour performance workshop is a great opportunity for dancers age 6-12 who are interested in gaining some of the skills necessary to work commercially in the dance/music video industry. Taught by official Kidz Bop choreographers & vocal coaches, participants will learn choreography from the live show and their latest music videos, basic vocal techniques, performance and auditioning skills and gain practice dancing for a camera.
PSPA Dancers attended Take Center Stage Dance Competition this past weekend (Feb 9-10) in Providence RI. Not only did they have a successful weekend, but the studio was also presented with the coveted “Spirit Award” at the conclusion of the awards ceremony. This award says so much more than a trophy can ever say. The Spirit Award is a great testament to the character of our dancers and parents. Thank you to being supportive of your fellow dancers and for representing our studio on and off the stage.
Handspring and Aerial Workshop is with Alyssa Marucci. Ms. Alyssa is an Acrobatic Arts Certified Instructor and National Award Winning Acro Choreographer. This class is open to all area students ages 8 and up who have mastered all their cartwheel options and can execute a back walk over.
December 2, 2018
Ages 4 – 10
Put on your fancy dress and enjoy a delightful reading of ETA Hoffmanns’ 1816 Nutcracker. Your dancer will be able to meet various character and have photos taken with them! There will be tasty treats to eat too! This is perfect for those who are not ready to sit through a Nutcracker Ballet or to prepare for the upcoming holiday performances!
And we can’t forget our parents!
All parents who register their child for the event before midnight on November 22nd will be entered to win a pair of tickets to Comedy Night at the Pembroke Knights of Columbus on November 29th. We have 4 tickets to give away – so TWO names will be drawn on Black Friday, November 23rd. Winners can pick their tickets up at the studio.
PSPA can now professionally recognize our outstanding students for their artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement, creating parity with other academic disciplines who sponsor honor societies.
What is NHSDA?
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization. It is one of the most exciting benefits that NDEO offers its Institutional Members. The Secondary Program (grades 9-12) was implemented in 2005. The Collegiate Program was implemented in 2012, and a Junior Program (grades 6-8) was separated out from the Secondary Program and officially launched in 2016. To date, there are over 1,000 chapters in the US and over 10,000 students have been inducted in the past two years.
How can I apply?
NHSDA Induction Information
Induction is open to students in grades 6 – 12.
We will host an annual induction ceremony for all dancers who meet the necessary points in the Spring of each school year.
Induction is based on an accumulation of points:
How do I earn points?
We will provide a “point” sheet with additional information but here is a snapshot:
|Completion of hours at a PSPA dance program||1 point per 45 hours|
|Performance in chapter site dance production (including rehearsal time)||1-3 points per production|
|Participation in chapter site dance festival or workshop||.5 points per day|
|Taking a leadership role within NHSDA chapter||2-3 points per role|
|Acting as a class assistant||1-3 points per event|
How do I track points?
Students should track their points and provide the Chapter Sponsor with a record of points earned through the worksheet provided to you. If you need a copy of this worksheet, please contact the front desk.
For points earned outside of chapter activities, verification of points earned should be provided to the Chapter Sponsor through playbills, registration forms, or photos.
Pembroke School of Performing Arts dancers will be performing at 6 local elementary schools this November as they tell the story of Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig.
Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig, is a children’s picture book by David Ira Rottenburg that tells the story of two best friends (pig best friends that is) who have really big dreams. Omar wishes he could be a football player, while Gwendolyn wants nothing more than to be a ballerina.
Using movement and dance, our students will be assisting the author David as he reads his story to the elementary students.
We are always so thankful when given the opportunity to give back to our own community and we truly can’t wait for you to hear this wonderful story!
Check out the website to learn more about the program: http://www.gwendolynthegracefulpig.com/