Thank you Wicked Local for always being so supportive of the local businesses! We are honored to be finalists this year.
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.
This Thanksgiving break, while most of us will still be recovering from our turkey dinners, 5 Pembroke School of Performing Arts students & alumni will be flying across the country to compete with Team USA in the World Tap Championships.
Current PSPA students, Katey, Jarred, Collin, Logan and PSPA alumna, Caitlin, will be traveling to Germany this November to represent the U.S. in the championship. Not only are they representing their country but they are also representing their towns, schools, South Shore, and of course, Pembroke School of Performing Arts.
As a school, we could not be more proud of these dancers. All 5 of them started at PSPA at a very young age and it has been such an honor to watch them grow into the dancers they are today.
Katey and Jarred are both seniors at Silver Lake and Marshfield High School and Collin and Logan are freshmen at Marshfield High School. Among other things, these dancers are all members of the PSPA dance team, as well as the Driving Rhythm Tap Dance Company. Over the years they have also been involved in the student assistantship program at PSPA and have contributed to numerous community events.
Caitlin is a junior at Bridgewater State University where she studies secondary education and history. There, she is also a member of the BSU Dance Company. Caitlin was also a long-time member of the PSPA dance team and a class assistant during her time with us.
Please join as we say, “break-a-leg” to these 5 incredible dancers! Thank you for representing the United States and PSPA!
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.
This past weekend PSPA Dancers had the opportunity to use their art form to give back. The performed at at the Dancers at Heart For Kids At Heart benefit show. Their efforts, along with those of 400 dancers from 27 locals studios helped to raise $15,000 for the Credit Unions Kids at Heart team benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital. This money will help fund 5 research projects for BCH.
We are so proud of our dancers and ALWAYS thankful to have such wonderful opportunities.
Thank you to the wonderful organization Dancer at Heart for putting together yet another successful event.
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/