Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA) Winter & Spring 2023 Classes! Ages 6+

The Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts offers classes in musical theater, dance, acting and voice. Classes are open to students from ages 6 and up and taught by regional theatre professionals, including Seacoast Rep’s own Resident Artists & Company members. Our elite theatre education is in the form of classes, camps, workshops, and Teen & Youth Productions.

Our mission is to create a supportive, all-inclusive environment, where students with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds can collaborate to create and perform theater. To instill in them the skills they will need to develop into the best performers they can be. To challenge, engage and inspire students to celebrate the power of the performing arts by finding the beauty in our own uniqueness and the strength in our differences to build a more conscious and compassionate society.

PAPA’s 2023 Winter & Spring Classes are open for Registration!

Winter & Spring 2023 Classes
1/24/22 – 5/30/22 *18 weeks*

ACTING

Acting & Improv 1 (Ages 9-10)

This course will teach young actors the fundamentals of the art of acting and is for all levels of acting experience. Our young actors will develop foundational skills through a series of improv games and acting activities, awaken their imaginations to creating characters, build confidence, and learn to open up on stage to show their natural personalities.

  • Tuition is $120 (Session 1: Jan. 24th – Feb. 28th)
  • Tuition is $120 (Session 2: Mar. 7th – April 11th)
  • Tuition is $120 (Session 3: April 18th – May 23rd)

Tuesday 4:00 – 5:00pm at The Kittery Community Center

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Acting & Improv 2 (Ages 11-12)

This course will teach young actors the fundamentals of the art of acting and is for all levels of acting experience. Our young actors will develop foundational skills through a series of improv games and acting activities, awaken their imaginations to creating characters, build confidence, and learn to open up on stage and to their natural personalities.

  • Tuition is $120 (Session 1: Jan. 24th – Feb. 28th)
  • Tuition is $120 (Session 2: Mar. 7th – April 11th)
  • Tuition is $120 (Session 3: April 18th – May 23rd)

Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00pm at The Kittery Community Center

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DANCE

Jazz / Hip Hop (Ages 12+)

This class will be focusing on jazz and hip hop dance technique with an emphasis in strength training and cardio-based dance! Along with technique training we will focus on learning/performing these styles of dance with fun upbeat commercialized combos in both classic and modern jazz and hip hop styles of dance!

  • Tuition is $120 (Session 1: Jan. 24th – Feb. 28th)
  • Tuition is $120 (Session 2: Mar. 7th – April 11th)
  • Tuition is $120 (Session 3: April 18th – May 23rd)

Tuesday 4:00 – 5:00pm at The Kittery Community Center

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Musical Theater Dance JR
(Ages 9-11)

Broadway is bursting with all the greatest dance styles and you got the beat! Explore all musical theatre dance has to offer while emphasizing performance skills such as connecting with the audience, facial expressions, stage presence, and confidence in and out of the classroom! This class will also include center warm up stretches, isolations, core strengthening, and across the floor technique. Each class students will learn a combo from one of Broadway’s greatest shows!

  • Tuition is $120 (Session 1: Jan. 24th – Feb. 28th)
  • Tuition is $120 (Session 2: Mar. 7th – April 11th)
  • Tuition is $120 (Session 3: April 18th – May 23rd)

Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00pm at The Kittery Community Center

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Musical Theater Dance 1 (Ages 10-13)

Broadway is bursting with all the greatest dance styles and you got the beat! Explore all musical theatre dance has to offer while emphasizing performance skills such as connecting with the audience, facial expressions, stage presence, and confidence in and out of the classroom! This class will also include center warm-up stretches, isolations, core strengthening, and across the floor technique. Each class students will learn a combo from one of Broadway’s greatest shows!

  • Session 1: Jan. 28th – Mar. 4th (Tuition is $120)
  • Session 2: Mar. 11th – Apr. 15th (Tuition is $120)
  • Session 3: Apr. 22nd – May 27th (Tuition is $120)

Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm at The Block (2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH)

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Musical Theater Dance 2 (Ages 12+)

Broadway is bursting with all the greatest dance styles and you got the beat! Explore all musical theatre dance has to offer while emphasizing performance skills such as connecting with the audience, facial expressions, stage presence, and confidence in and out of the classroom! This class will also include center warm-up stretches, isolations, core strengthening, and across the floor technique. Each class students will learn a combo from one of Broadway’s greatest shows!

  • Tuition is $120 (Session 1: Jan. 24th – Feb. 28th)
  • Tuition is $120 (Session 2: Mar. 7th – April 11th)
  • Tuition is $120 (Session 3: April 18th – May 23rd)

Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00pm at The Kittery Community Center

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MUSICAL THEATER

Intro to Musical Theatre (Ages 6-7)

This class will introduce the fundamentals of musical theatre. We will discover basic voice techniques, explore a variety of dance styles, and enjoy theatre games. Students will learn to express themselves through creative group music and movement activities while gaining confidence and appreciation for the arts. Taught by Samantha Kuczun

  • Session 1: Jan 26th – Mar 2nd (Tuition is $120)
  • Session 2: Mar 9th – Apr 20th (Tuition is $120)
  • Session 3: Apr 27th – June 1st (Tuition is $120)

Thursday 4:00 – 4:50pm at The Kittery Community Center

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Musical Theatre Techniques I (Ages 8-9)

This class will encompass all aspects of musical theatre. A series of vocal warmups will lead into relevant musical theatre repertoire. Dance technique will be emphasized and choreography for multiple styles will be taught. Theatre games and improvisation will finish up our weekly class to help build confidence and self-expression. Taught by Samantha Kuczun

  • Session 1: Jan 26th – Mar 2nd (Tuition is $120)
  • Session 2: Mar 9th – Apr 20th (Tuition is $120)
  • Session 3: Apr 27th – June 1st (Tuition is $120)

Thursday 5:00pm – 5:50pm at The Kittery Community Center

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Musical Theatre Techniques II (Ages 10-11)

This class will encompass all aspects of musical theatre. A series of vocal warmups will lead into relevant musical theatre repertoire. Dance technique will be emphasized and choreography for multiple styles will be taught. Theatre games and improvisation will finish up our weekly class to help build confidence and self-expression. Taught by Samantha Kuczun

  • Session 1: Jan 26th – Mar 2nd (Tuition is $120)
  • Session 2: Mar 9th – Apr 20th (Tuition is $120)
  • Session 3: Apr 27th – June 1st (Tuition is $120)

Thursday 6:00pm – 7:00pm at The Kittery Community Center

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JR Rep Company (Ages 10-13)

JR Rep Company is designed for students who love to perform and are looking to improve their musical theater skills. Part of each class will be dedicated to developing foundational skills through a series of improv games and acting activities helping students open up on stage and show their natural personalities without fear. The other part of class students will be learning music and choreography for their class’ production number to be performed at a Final Showcase on the Seacoast Rep stage on May 30, 2022.

  • Tuition is $360 (Session runs Jan. 28th – May 27th)

Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm at The Block (2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH)

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Teen Rep Company (Ages 13-19) * AUDITION ONLY *

Teen Rep Company is focused on zeroing in on the unique qualities of each student to help them shine in the audition room, the rehearsal room, and on the stage. Teen Rep members will receive training in vocal technique, building their repertoire books, acting and dance. Teen Rep members will also have the opportunity to work with their peers on ensemble work in scenes and musical production numbers. The session ends with a showcase featuring the scenes and songs mastered throughout the session on May 30th on the Seacoast Rep stage. Taught by Emily Zentis, Hannah Street, Andrew Strout & Sophie Caldwell

Teen Rep Company meets on Saturdays 11:00am – 1:00pm or 2:30pm – 4:30pm

*Teen Rep Company members are required to take Musical Theater Dance which meets on Saturdays from 1:15pm – 2:15pm. The price of dance is included in the price of Teen Rep.

  • Tuition is $795* (Jan. 28th – May 30th) *payment plan available*

Auditions for Winter Session are tentatively scheduled for January 21st

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VOICE

Group Voice Class-Disney Edition (Ages 10-13)

In this 6-week class, we will have fun with our favorite Disney songs while learning basic techniques and building our repertoire. We will do vocal exercises to learn to use proper posture and breathing methods to avoid damaging the voice, while also learning basic music theory, and audition techniques. Taught by Emily Zentis

  • Tuition is $180 (Session runs Jan. 28th – March 4th)

Saturday 1:15pm – 2:15pm at The Block (2800 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, NH)

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Group Voice Class – Broadway Edition (Ages 10-13)

In this 6-week class we will discover new and exciting repertoire from some Broadway classics both new and old. We will focus on learning to choose material to sing, the acting of a song, and picking out audition cuts of your favorite Broadway songs. Taught by Emily Zentis

  • Tuition is $180 (Session runs from March 11th – April 15th)

Saturday 1:15pm – 2:15pm at The Block (2800 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, NH)

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Group Voice Class- Audition Prep (Ages 10-13)

In this 6-week class we will practice taking the nerves away from auditions by making you as prepared for your net audition as possible. We will discuss slating (what it is and how to do it correctly), finding the best audition cut, marking sheet music correctly, and more! Everyone will walk away with at least two polished audition pieces to use for their next audition! Taught by Emily Zentis

  • Tuition is $180 (Session runs from April 22nd – May 27th)

Saturday 1:15pm – 2:15pm at The Block (2800 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, NH)

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For more information on Classes, Summer Camps, or Performances contact PAPA today!

 

Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA)
Seacoast Repertory Theatre
125 Bow Street, Portsmouth NH
603-433-4793 Ext. 115
youthadmin@seacoastrep.org

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