I just wanted to give you an update from Interlochen. I am really enjoying my time here... I was really happy to receive one of the 8 solos. I am in a large tap number as well as the core group of jazz dancers. The dancing is rather challenging but I am keeping up thanks to all of my great PAA training! Thanks again for all of the ways that you have helped and supported me!
- Jana, 14 year old ballet & tap student
Thank you so much for a wonderful semester with ballet and the wonderful recital tonight. I thought it couldn't have been more perfect and I felt secure with your check-in/check-out system that my daughter was safe! Thank you for providing this program. It's been exciting to watch Katie grow with confidence each week and try new things!
- Mom of Katie, 3 year old ballet student
Thank you for all you do and have done for Kirstie. The love of dance and self-expression you have instilled in her will be a large part of her life forever. The confident glow on her face as she feels music displays your fingerprint. Forever grateful...
- Mom of Kirstie, Graduate of ballet, jazz & hip-hop programs
Please know that you are doing wonderful things with your studio and I am proud to say that I was part of it. I will definitely be back as often as I can, and keep you updated on my Disney adventures.
- Jenna Dennis, Graduate of ballet, tap and jazz programs
► Congratulations to Natasha McCandless, who was selected to attend the Rockettes New York City Summer Intensive!
► Congratulations to Jenna Dennis, who is currently working at Walt Disney World!
► Congratulations to Dayna Hasson, who is currently working in L.A. for Answers4Dancers!
► Congratulations to Kaleena Rallis, who works closely with and represents the most esteemed tap talent in the world, including Chloe Arnold, Jason Samuels Smith, Lee Howard, and more!
►Bring in da' Noise, Bring in da' Funk's George Patterson burns the floor in our Broadway Connection series.
►International tap diva Roxane Butterfly graces the stage with PAA students in Broadway Connection!
►Ballerina Amy Brandt of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet instructs at PAA!
►Students dance at Chicago Human Rhythm Project with Dr. Jimmy Slyde!
►Concert tap pioneer Heather Cornell featured on faculty!
►Emmy Award winner Jason Samuels Smith teaches master tap classes
►PAA hosts producer, tap dancer & actress Ayodele Casel
►Achieving Dreams - The Story of PA Academy of the Arts
►PAA Blog - Artistic Director's blog, complete with pictures, updates and other tidbits for students and parents
►PAA Community Site
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