ABOUT OUR CLASSES

Contact amber.coughlin@phoenixperformingarts.com for any questions. 

Vocal Safari

In this workshop we will be exploring the different types of sounds we can make with our voices. Not only will we be exploring animal sounds, but other sounds such as sirens. There are many different “colors” or timbres to our voices and each of us have unique timbres to our voices. This particular workshop will explore timbre while of course having fun! .

Ages: 4-9
Instructor: Gwen Baier
Date: June 8th
Time: 5-6pm

Pantomine

Students will dive into the experience of pantomime. They will learn how to tell a story using no words - only their facial expressions and body language.

Ages: 4-9
Instructors: Amber Coughlin
Date: June 29th
Time: 5-6pm

Dance Technique Fosse Jazz

Get a chance to explore one of Broadway's most acclaimed techniques! Bob fosse turned heads in the 50s with his unique, detailed style of movement. We will bring his legacy back to life in this hour and a glad workshop.

Instructor: Amber Coughlin
Date: June 10th
Time: 6:30 - 8pm

Dance Technique - commercial and Theatrical Jazz

When entering the performance world, you will experience a multitude of different jazz variations. This class is designed to begin the development of a well-rounded jazz technique that will leave them ready for anything a choreographer can throw at you.

Ages: 10-18
Instructors: Amber Coughlin
Date: July 1st
Time: 6:30-8pm

Vocal Technique - Broadway

In this workshop, Gwen Baier will give a brief introduction to the four main types of singing for Broadway: legit, belt, contemporary and pop/rock. She will give examples of singers of each genre and show some different vocal techniques that are used in each genre.


Instructor: Gwen Bair
Date: June 15th
Time: 6:30 - 8pm

Disney Dance Party

Calling all princesses, princes, toys and more - Join Miss Amber for our Disney Dance Party! She will be creating combinations that your little star can perform at home to their favorite Disney Hits.


Instructor: Amber Coughlin
Date: June 17th
Time: 5-6pm

Sunny Day Solfege

What a beautiful day to sing and learn together. In this workshop we will be playing multiple games and exercises to teach intervals, solfege symbols and solfege recognition.


Instructor: Gwen Baier
Date: June 22nd
Time: 5-6pm

Theatre Essentials - Improvisational Acting

A seasoned actor or actress is light on their feet when placed in unknown situations. In this workshop, students will learn how to strengthen their improvisational acting skills through multiple exercises.



Instructor: Amber Coughlin
Date: June 24th
Time: 6:30-8pm

Vocal Technique - Opera

In this workshop we will discuss the proper classical techniques (bel canto, low larynx, proper support, low breathing), we will discuss the “fach” system and give different examples of singers in that fach, a general history of how opera was formed and how it plays in society today.

Ages: 10-18
Instructors: Gwen Baier
Date: July 6TH
Time: 6:30-8pm

Tropical Tendu

Come on a tropical adventure through the basics of ballet dance. Shimmy through the palms and wade through the water in this unique approach to ballet.

Ages: 4-9
Instructors: Amber Coughlin
Date: July 1st
Time: 5-6pm

Theatre Essentials - Auditioning

Students will learn the ins and outs of how to navigate professional auditions. Whether they be for dance, theatre, or film - auditions are the first and possibly only impression you get the make on the casting directors. Learn how to provide a unique, yet respectable experience for your casting team by being a skilled ‘auditioner’.

Ages: 10-18
Instructors: Gwen Baier
Date: July 13th
Time: 6:30-8pm

Theatre Time Travel

Travel through time to see how different theatre looked in ancient times. A little history packed into A LOT of fun!

Ages: 4-9
Instructors: Amber Coughlin
Date: July 15th
Time: 5-6pm

POLICIES

These policies and waivers must be agreed to before enrolling in classes

REGISTRATION: Registration is due by the first day of classes. ALL families must provide updated contact information at the time of registration. It is imperative that we have a CURRENT e-mail address on file. 

MONTHLY PAYMENTS: We only accept cash and check currently. Payment is due via check or cash by the 15th of each month. Statements will be sent to your parent portal account on the 1st of the month.

BAD CHECKS: Any person who submits a bad check will be charged the fee that the bank debits our account in addition to re-payment of tuition.

CANCELLATION OF ENROLLMENT: It will be assumed that you will continue with your / your child’s arts education, consecutively, for the entirety of the season they have enrolled in. Session dates are listed under our ‘Classes’ tab.

If cancellation of classes is related to injury or other extenuating circumstances, please request a personal meeting with Amber Coughlin PRIOR to the new month of classes. If we do not have this meeting, it will be expected that the monthly tuition will be due in full on the 1st of the new month.

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TUITION CYCLES & HOLIDAYS: Tuition is calculated on a monthly basis. We are in session for holidays such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Columbus Day, Presidents Day, etc. However, we are not in session for holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and more. Our yearly calendar detailing what days we will have class will be emailed to our parents once enrolled and shared on our website with continuous live updates.

LATE TUITION FEE: There will be a $15 late fee (per month) for any unpaid tuition by the 30th of the month.

TUITION ASSISTANCE: Assistance is available for families upon board approval. If you would like to request assistance, please contact Amber Coughlin directly at amber.coughlin@phoenixperformingarts.com

DISCOUNTS: Phoenix Performing Arts offers the following tuition discounts-

 15% multi – class discount for single children enrolling in multiple classes each season. The highest priced class will be charged at full price. All classes following will be at a 15% discount!

15% sibling fee – if a family has multiple children enrolled at Phoenix Performing Arts, they shall receive a 15% discount on each added sibling. The child with the highest tuition would be charged at full tuition rate, the siblings tuition would be charged at a 15% discount.

*only one discount can be applied*

We intend for students and parents of the Phoenix performing arts to strive to behave in a positive and constructive manner at all times and to utilize truth, fairness and integrity in the development of personal decisions and relationships both inside and outside of the classroom.

Phoenix strives to offer the highest level of dance instruction in a positive, respectful and caring environment. In order to develop and ensure this environment, we ask all of our students and our parents/caregivers/families to abide by the following rules and code of conduct. 

Phoenix Student Code of Conduct

  • Honesty and integrity are expected.
  • Students must respect their fellow students.
  • Students must not distract, bully or harass other students.
  • Students must be polite and display good manners at all times.
  • Students must participate and respect all the teachers/staff/volunteers and their decisions.
  • Students must refrain from cursing, using offensive racial or obscene speech, gestures or written materials.
  • Students must refrain from talking back to adults or refusing to comply with reasonable requests.
  • Students must refrain from physical, mental, emotional or cyber bullying other dancers, staff, or instructors. This includes social media postings referencing directly or indirectly to a student, staff, studio brand, and/or affiliations to the studio.
  • When representing Phoenix Performing Arts, all students must continue to follow our code of conduct as they are representatives of our organization.
  • Students will respect the property and facilities of Phoenix Performing Arts. This includes but is not limited to rehearsal spaces, props, costumes, ballet bars, mats, etc.
  • Students will respect the property and facilities of performance spaces used under Phoenix Performing Arts.

Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct

  • Honesty and integrity are expected.
  • Parents are encouraged to support their child’s/children’s involvement and help them enjoy the performing arts.
  • Parents must demonstrate respect for faculty and staff at all times.
  • Parents must not raise issues of disagreement publicly.
  • Parents will not engage in inappropriate conduct towards instructors, staff, other dancers and families.
  • Parents must discourage challenging and inappropriate conduct towards instructors, staff, other students and families.
  • Parents will respect the property and facilities of Phoenix Performing Arts. This includes but is not limited to rehearsal spaces, props, costumes, ballet bars, mats, etc.
  • Parents will respect the property and facilities of performance spaces used under Phoenix Performing Arts.
  • Parents will refrain from physical, mental, emotional or cyber-bullying other students, staff, instructors or families. This includes social media postings referencing directly or indirectly to a student, staff, families, studio brand, and/or affiliations to the studio.
  • Parents will teach their children respect for other students, teachers and adults and lead by example.
  • Parents will encourage and guide their child to accept responsibility for his/her own performance and behavior.

On the occasion that repeated failure to comply with the Code of Conduct occurs, Phoenix Performing Arts reserves the right, at its discretion, to dismiss or take disciplinary action on any student or parent/guardian/family member who breach Phoenix Performing Arts’s code of conduct.

Non-Discrimination Policy 

Phoenix Performing Arts admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other programs.

Dance Classes

Our dance classes require a more strict dress code to provide a clean slate for our dancers to place their movement on. Please follow these dress codes based off the classes your student is enrolled in – 

 

Jazz- Students are required to wear black leggings or capris that are form fitted (not loose) accompanied by a solid color shirt. Jazz shoes are required (tan or black).

 

Adult Jazz- Dancers are required to wear black leggings, shorts or capris that are form fitting accompanied by a solid colored shirt. Jazz shoes are preferred but please speak to the instructor (Amber Coughlin) if this is not possible for you.

 

Ballet- Students are required to have (girls) a black leotard, ballet pink tights, ballet slippers and hair in a bun or (boys) white t-shirt or black leotard, black tights, and black ballet shoes.

 

Theatre Classes/Musical Rehearsals

 

Comfort and Freedom and movement are very important for our actors. We ask that those in theatre classes or attending musical rehearsal are dressed in clothing that they can move in freely, while not having anything dragging or hanging off of them. Jazz shoes are required for performances. Students are expected to obtain them before the week of the show.

Waiver of Liability / Photo & Video Release

I understand and agree that in participating in any dance class, workshop, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury. I agree to release and hold harmless Phoenix Performing Arts, including its teachers, dancers, staff members, and facilities from any cause of action, claims, or demands now and in the future. I will not hold Phoenix Performing Arts liable for any personal injury or any personal property damage, which may occur on the premises before, during or after classes. Furthermore, I understand that I should be aware of my, and/or my child’s physical limitations and agree not to exceed them. If I am signing this waiver for my child, I certify that I am the parent or legal guardian and have the right to waive these rights. 

Further, I authorize and agree that Phoenix Performing Arts may take and use photographs/videos of me and/or my child for purposes of record-keeping, advertising, and marketing. I understand that I do not have any rights to these photographs/videos and will not be compensated for the same. If I do not wish to have my photo or likeness used by Phoenix Performing Arts, I will contact the Executive Director to sign a secondary waiver.

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