PAA Classes

PAA Dance Classes

As our faculty grows and evolves we continue to offer our students the best in dance education, combined with instructors and a faculty who truly enjoy working with children.

Preschool Dance (Ages 3-5)

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Storybook Ballet

Storybook Ballet is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the world of dance. Through this class the children will travel to faraway lands, dance with magical characters and return home safely!

Students are greeted with a warm up and welcome dance followed by a basic stretch. They are then guided through the basic positions of the feet and arms as well as a series of basic steps and proper terminology. Traveling across the floor is the next journey. Leaping and hopping over bridges, through gardens and around the rainbows! The class closes with a with a fun activity or story dance each week. This class is sure to capture the interest and imagination of your child!

Required Dance Attire: www.discountdance.com Use our code TP53909
– Mirella Cap Sleeve Pink Leotard: Style #515C (No skirts please)
– Full Footed Pink Tights Bloch Endura Style #T0921G
– Pink Ballet Shoes Bloch Bunny Hops Style #S0225G

Register Mondays / 5-5:45pm / Rochelle
Register Thursdays / 4:40-5:30pm / Sycamore

Tippy Toes Tap (Ages 3-8)

Tippy Toes Tap is a fun and basic introduction to tap dance.  Rhythm and sounds of tap shoes using fine motor skills and musicality will build a solid tap foundation.

Tap:  Black booty shorts or sweatpants
– Solid Colored Leotard
– Black tap shoes

Register Mondays / 5-5:45pm / Rochelle
Register Tuesdays / 4:15-5pm / Sycamore

Mini Hip Hop

Mini Hip Hop introduces our students to the fundamentals of hip hop.

Mini Hip Hop: Black booty shorts or sweatpants
– Solid Colored Leotard or fitted tank/tee
– Black jazz shoes or white tennis shoes

Register Mondays / 4:30-5pm / Rochelle
Register Tuesdays / 4:30-5pm / Sycamore
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Kinder Dance (Ages 5-6)

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Kinder Storybook

Kinder Storybook is a more advanced version of our preschool Storybook Ballet class.

Register Mondays / 5-5:50pm / Sycamore

Kinder Jazz/Lyrical

Kinder Jazz/Lyrical is an introduction to music through movement.  Improv, isolations, fluidity and more will be a focus of this class.

Register Mondays / 6-6:30pm / Sycamore
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Level I & II Dance (Ages 6-10)

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Ballet I & II

Ballet I & II are beginning and beginning-intermediate level ballet classes. Students will begin to learn proper dance etiquette, basic barre combinations, basic centre work, and grand allegro across the floor. The students will focus on proper ballet technique, improving extension and gaining strength and flexibility.

Required Dance Attire Ballet I:
– Mirella Cap Sleeve Light Blue Leotard: Style #515C
– Full Footed Pink Tights Bloch Endura:  Style #T0921G
– Pink Ballet Shoes Capezio “Daisy” Split Sole: Style #205SC
– Hair Pulled Back Into Bun

Ballet I

Register Tuesdays / 5:30-6:15pm / Rochelle
Register Thursdays / 4:30-5:30pm / Sycamore

Required Dance Attire Ballet II:
-Mirella Cap Sleeve Burgundy Leotard:  Style #M515C
-Full Footed Pink Tights Bloch Endura:  Style #T0921G
-Pink Ballet Shoes Capezio “Daisy” Split Sole: Style #205SC
– Hair Pulled Back Into Bun

Ballet II

Register Tuesdays / 4:30-5:45pm / Sycamore

Jazz I & II

Jazz I & II are beginning and beginning-intermediate level jazz classes.  Students will have a great focus on isolations, conditions, jumps, leaps, turns and progressions across the floor.  Jazz is a fun stylized fast paced class.

Jazz I

Register Tuesdays / 6:15-6:45pm / Rochelle
Register Thursdays / 5:35-6:30pm / Sycamore

Jazz/Lyrical II

Register Tuesdays / 5:50-6:45pm / Sycamore

Tap I & II

Tap I & II are beginning and beginning-intermediate level tap classes. These classes explore rhythm and percussion using the movement of the heels and toes. As levels progress students learn more difficult and advanced rhythms.   

Tap I & II

Register Thursdays / 5:30-6:15pm / Rochelle
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Junior & Teen Dance (Ages 10+)

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Classic Ballet III-V & Pointe

Classical Ballet Levels III-V & Pointe consists of a full barre, complete centre work and grand allegro across the floor. Our ballet technique includes elements from the English, French, Russian and Italian methods.Dancers may prepare for college and professional programs at these levels.

Dancers are required to enroll in 2 ballet classes per week to participate in pre-pointe classes and 3 or more ballet classes per week to participate in pointe class.

Teacher discretion is required for pointe classes.

Required Dance Attire Ballet III:
Mirella Cap Sleeve Black Leotard:  Syle #M515C
-Full Footed Pink Tights Bloch Endura:  Style #T0921G
-Pink Ballet Shoes Capezio “Daisy” Split Sole: Style #205SC
– Hair Pulled Back Into Bun

Required Dance Attire Ballet IV-V:
Solid Colored Leotard
-Full Footed Pink Tights
-Pink Ballet Shoes
-Hair Pulled Back Into a Bun

Ballet II/III

Register Mondays / 6:30-7:30pm / Rochelle

Ballet III/IV

Register Thursdays / 6:15-7:15pm / Rochelle
Register Mondays / 5-6:30pm / Sycamore

Ballet IV/V

Register Mondays / 6:30-8pm / Sycamore
Register Thursdays / 6:30-8pm / Sycamore

Ballet IV/V & Pointe

Register Saturdays / 10am-12pm / Sycamore

Pointe

Register Mondays / 8-8:40pm / Sycamore

Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary & Musical Theatre

Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary and Musical Theatre are additional classes available for these levels.  Dancers are encouraged to enroll in multiple dance genres and ballet classes in order to be well rounded and progress at faster pace.

Jazz III/IV

Register Mondays / 6:307:30pm / Sycamore

Jazz/Musical Theatre II/III

Register Mondays / 7:30-8:15pm / Rochelle

Jazz/Musical Theatre IV/V

Register Thursdays / 8-9pm / Sycamore

Tap III

Register Thursdays / 8-8:45pm / Rochelle

Lyrical/Contemporary

Register Mondays / 4:30-5pm / Sycamore

Contemporary

Register Thursdays /7:15-8pm / Rochelle
Register Mondays / 8:40-9:20pm / Sycamore
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PAA Aerial & Circus Classes

As our faculty grows and evolves we continue to offer our students the best in dance education, combined with instructors and a faculty who truly enjoy working with children.

Aerial & Circus Arts (Ages 3+)

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Circus Arts Progam

Our Circus Arts Programs caters to ages 3 and up. Aerial silks, aerial hammock, lyra hoop, tight wire and hand balancing are all part of our exciting program. Students will learn the basics through advanced level skills according to each individual person. Enrollment is limited to provide attention for all students.

Circus Minis:
-Hot Pink Leotard
-Black Leggings
-Hair Must be Pulled Up

Circus Arts Minis

Register Mondays / 5:45-6:30pm / Rochelle
Register Thursdays / 5:30-6:15pm / Sycamore

Required Dance Attire Circus Arts:
-Red Leotard or Tank
-Black Leggings
-Hair Must Pulled Up

Circus Arts 

Register Mondays / 8:15-9pm / Rochelle
Register Wednesdays / 6-7pm / Sycamore

Aerial Program

Aerial classes cater to ages 3 and up. Aerial silks, aerial hammock, lyra hoop, and trapeze are all part of our exciting programs. Students will learn the basics through advanced level skills according to each individual person. Enrollment is limited to provide attention for all students.

Required Dance Attire Aerial Minis:
-Hot Pink Leotard
-Black Leggings
-Hair Must be Pulled Up

Aerial Minis

Register Tuesdays / 5-5:45pm / Sycamore

Required Dance Aerial I:
-Red Leotard or Tank
-Black Leggings
-Hair Must Pulled Up

Aerial I

Register Wednesdays / 5-6pm / Sycamore

Required Dance Attire Aerial II:
-Gray Leotard or Tank
-Black Leggings
-Hair Must be Pulled UP

Aerial II

Register Tuesdays / 5:45-6:45pm / Sycamore

Required Dance Attire Aerial III:
-Blue Leotard or Tank
-Black Leggings
-Hair Must be Pulled Up

Aerial III

Register Wednesdays / 7-8pm / Sycamore

Aerial Troupe

Aerial Troupe is by invitation only for advanced aerialists.   

Invite Only scheduled monthly at Sycamore

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The Performing Arts Academy of Sycamore

Performing Arts Academy - Sycamore

212 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178

Located in downtown Sycamore next to PJ’s Courthouse.

The Performing Arts Academy of Rochelle

Performing Arts Academy - Rochelle

425 Lincoln Highway, Rochelle, IL 61068