Create world-class educational programs that provide the transferable skills and life lessons which enable students to excel in their careers, relationships, and lives.
Serve students of all ages, abilities, and means through developmentally appropriate and technically sound training and performance opportunities in the various theatrical arts.
Building Skills for Life
We foster a sense of COMMUNITY by welcoming each person’s unique contributions
We LISTEN to each other and embrace new ideas
We COLLABORATE to create something bigger than any individual
We instill confidence in our students through SKILL BUILDING
We embrace RISK-TAKING by encouraging students to step outside of their comfort zones and explore
We cultivate EMPATHY and ask students to appreciate other perspectives
We encourage students to be physically and mentally PRESENT with their work and one another
We work together to PROBLEM SOLVE and preserve
We nurture a love and respect for the ARTS in our students and audiences
We offer a variety of programs throughout the year. Research suggests that students who are involved in the Arts consistently score better on standardized tests, achieve a higher level of academic performance, attend school more regularly, and receive boosts in self-esteem. We seek to provide exposure to and training in the Arts to all students, regardless of income or ability through a variety of programs.
The Palace Academy provides high quality training to students of all ages. It is here that we build the skills that thereby enhance the confidence of every student. Students develop vocal and physical presence through classes in acting, dance, voice, improvisation, sketch and stand-up comedy, stage combat, and musical theatre. Our fall session runs September – November and our spring session runs January – April.
<p”>Our Camps foster a sense of community by welcoming students from all walks of life in an effort to not only have fun, but to nurture a love and deeper understanding of theatre. Students are exposed to a diverse range of disciplines. Collaboration and problem solving opportunities abound. We offer a variety of summer camps, a spring break camp, and mini-camps throughout the year.
<p”>Students are given opportunities to perform in front of a live audience as part of our Education Productions. Through the rehearsal process, exploration is encouraged and empathy is cultivated as students are tasked with stepping into another’s shoes to play a character. Perseverance is key, as no matter what, the show must go on! A variety of age appropriate shows are offered in the fall and spring.
Our Special Needs program welcomes students of all abilities. We believe that the gifts of a theatrical education should be available to everyone. Within our Acting for All classes we value the contributions made by each individual and help build new skills and thereby confidence and a sense a self-efficacy. Sessions of classes begin in September, January, and March. Our inclusion shows make the gift of live theatre accessible to all.
Our Theatre for Young Audiences program exposes children of all means to age-appropriate and exciting productions performed by professional actors. Our actors not only entertain, but also teach and inspire and thereby lay the foundation for a life-long relationship with the arts. Field trips are available to schools in the fall and spring.
Our Palace Performance Company provides a home for students who have discovered that theatre is their passion. Advanced training and performance opportunities and connections with industry professionals help students to further build skills and confidence. The PPC is its own community where diversity is embraced, students are encouraged to stretch themselves, and individuals must work collectively to support one another’s growth. The PPC program is a year-long commitment with auditions scheduled in August of each year.