*NEW* 2023-2024 Season

Name
Days
Location
Monday Pre-Ballet
Recommended Ages 4 - 5yrs

Ballet relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.

Dress Code
Girls: Black Leotard (no tutus/skirts), footed pink tights, pink ballet slippers, with hair pulled back from face and secured in a bun.
Boys: Black tight/pant, fitted white shirt, black ballet shoes, hair styled out of face.
Monday
3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio B
Main
Monday Ballet 1
Recommended Ages 6 - 7yrs

Ballet relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.
Monday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Monday Jazz/Lyrical 3
Recommended Ages 10yrs & up

Jazz utilizes training from jazz, and ballet techniques as a basis for movement with oftentimes a theatrical flare.
Dress Code
Girls: Black Leotard, tan tights, slip-on tan jazz shoe, with hair pulled back from face and secured in a bun.
Boys: Black tight/pants, fitted white shirt or PPAA logo top, slip-on tan jazz shoe, hair styled out of face.
Monday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Monday Ballet 2
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Monday Ballet 5
Recommended Ages 12yrs & up

Ballet relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.

Dress Code
Girls: Black Leotard (no tutus/skirts), footed pink tights, pink ballet slippers, with hair pulled back from face and secured in a bun.
Boys: Black tight/pant, fitted white shirt, black ballet shoes, hair styled out of face.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio A
Main
Tuesday Pre-Jazz/Lyrical
Recommended Ages 4 - 5yrs

Lyrical/Jazz utilizes training from jazz, ballet, and modern techniques as a basis for movement with oftentimes a theatrical flare.

Dress Code
Girls: Black Leotard, tan tights, slip-on tan jazz shoe, with hair pulled back from face and secured in a bun.
Boys: Black tight/pants, fitted white shirt or PPAA logo top, slip-on tan jazz shoe, hair styled out of face.
Tuesday
3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio A
Main
Tuesday Ballet 2
Recommended Ages 8-9yrs

Ballet relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Tuesday Ballet 1
Recommended Ages 6 - 7yrs

Ballet relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Tuesday Jazz/Lyrical 2
Recommended Ages 8 - 9yrs

Lyrical/Jazz utilizes training from jazz, ballet, and modern techniques as a basis for movement with oftentimes a theatrical flare.

Dress Code
Girls: Black Leotard, tan tights, slip-on tan jazz shoe, with hair pulled back from face and secured in a bun.
Boys: Black tight/pants, fitted white shirt or PPAA logo top, slip-on tan jazz shoe, hair styled out of face.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Tuesday Musical Theater 1-3
Musical Theater (Recommended Ages 5yrs & up)

Required Equipment: Tan Slip-on Jazz Shoes
(In an effort to protect our dance floors, students must change into their dance shoes once they are in class, and change out of their dance shoes once class ends)
Discount Dance Supply (online)
Contra Costa Dancewear - (Shop in person - Walnut Creek)

*Theatrical Vocal training
*Breathing Techniques
*Vocal Projection
*Articulation & Enunciation
*Harmonic blending
*Basic dance movements
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Tuesday Percussion
Intro to Drums and Percussion (Recommended Ages 8 -12yrs)

Required Equipment: Drumsticks (The studio has a few pairs for purchase - $10)

This class will start from the beginning. We will learn basic drum and percussion fundamentals such as:
Matched grip vs traditional grip
Fulcrum concepts
Rebound Stroke
Accents
Single / Double Strokes
Basic Rudiments
Understanding notes and their values.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Tuesday Ballet 3
Recommended Ages 10yrs & up

Ballet replies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.

Dress Code
Girls: Black Leotard (no tutus/skirts), footed pink tights, pink ballet slippers, with hair pulled back from face and secured in a bun.
Boys: Black tight, fitted white shirt, black ballet shoes, hair styled out of face.
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Main
Wednesday Pre-Acro
Our Pre-Acro class is a place to learn and play with the foundations of dance and tumbling. We work on gross (big) motor skills in the forms of jumping, balancing, rolling, and so much more. This class is a wonderful combination of the artistry of dance, and the strength and body coordination of gymnastics. Observation is not allowed during this class.
Wednesday
3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio A
Main
Wednesday Hip Hop 2
Recommended Ages 8 - 11yrs

Hip Hop is known for its high energy and allows the dancer to have freedom of movement.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Wednesday Tap 1& 2
Recommended Ages 4 - 12yrs

Dress Code
Girls: black leotard, tan jazz tights, black tap shoes, hair pulled up away from face.
Boys: white shirt, black pants, black tap shoes, hair styled away from face
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Wednesday Ballet 4
Recommended Ages 12yrs & up

Ballet relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Main
Wednesday Hip Hop 3
Recommended Ages 12yrs & up

Hip Hop is known for its high energy and allows the dancer to have freedom of movement.
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Main
Thursday Baile Folklórico 1
Recommend Ages 5 - 7yrs

An introduction to traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk culture from different Mexican states with ballet characteristics – pointed toes, exaggerated movements, highly choreographed.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Thurs Acro 2
This is class is for students who have mastered Level 1 skills and/or has had previous tumbling experience. The following are some of the skills we will be focusing on:

- Cartwheel (Dominant and Non Dominant)
- Round-off
- Handstand
- Handstand Roll Out (slight assistance)
- Dive Roll
- Backbend / Drop Back
- Kick Over

Students should master these skills before moving to Level 3
Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio A
Main
Thursday Baile Folklórico 2
Recommend Ages 8 - 11yrs

An introduction to traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk culture from different Mexican states with ballet characteristics – pointed toes, exaggerated movements, highly choreographed.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Thurs Acro 1
This is the perfect class for beginners or students still new to tumbling. The following are the main skills we will be working on:

- Forward Roll
- Straddle Roll
- Backwards Roll
-Straight Jump
- Tuck Jump
- Straddle Jump
- Half Turn Jump
- Kick to Half Stand
- Jump Cartwheel (Half Cartwheel)
- Bridge

Student's should have these skills mastered before moving to Level 2.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Thursday Baile Folklórico 3
Recommend Ages 12yrs & up

An introduction to traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk culture from different Mexican states with ballet characteristics – pointed toes, exaggerated movements, highly choreographed.
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Thursday Jazz/Lyrical 4/5
Recommended Ages 10yrs & up

Lyrical/Jazz utilizes training from jazz, ballet, and modern techniques as a basis for movement with oftentimes a theatrical flare.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Main
Mini Ballet | 9:30am
Our Mini Ballet class is a place to learn the foundations of ballet and ballet terminology. We work on gross (big) motor skills in the forms of jumping, balancing, turning, and so much more. This class is a wonderful combination of the artistry of ballet and the strength and body coordination needed for all dance forms. Observation is not allowed during this class.
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Main
Mini Ballet | 10am
Our Mini Ballet class is a place to learn the foundations of ballet and ballet terminology. We work on gross (big) motor skills in the forms of jumping, balancing, turning, and so much more. This class is a wonderful combination of the artistry of ballet and the strength and body coordination needed for all dance forms. Observation is not allowed during this class.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Main
Saturday Pre-Ballet (10:45am)
Recommended Ages 4 - 5yrs

Ballet relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.

Dress Code
Girls: Black Leotard (no tutus/skirts), footed pink tights, pink ballet slippers, with hair pulled back from face and secured in a bun.
Boys: Black tight/pant, fitted white shirt, black ballet shoes, hair styled out of face.
Saturday
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Studio A
Main
Saturday Ballet 1
Recommended Ages 6 - 7yrs

Ballet relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Main
Saturday Pre-Ballet (11:30am)
Recommended Ages 4 - 5yrs

Ballet relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.

Dress Code
Girls: Black Leotard (no tutus/skirts), footed pink tights, pink ballet slippers, with hair pulled back from face and secured in a bun.
Boys: Black tight/pant, fitted white shirt, black ballet shoes, hair styled out of face.
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Studio A
Main
Saturday Ballet 2
Recommended Ages 8 - 9yrs

Ballet relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well.
Saturday
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Main
Saturday Hip Hop 1
Recommended Ages 6yrs & up

Hip Hop is known for its high energy and allows the dancer to have freedom of movement.
Saturday
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Main

Adult Drop-ins

Name
Days
Location
Adult Drop-in Monday Ballet 5
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Main
Adult Drop-in Tuesday Ballet 3
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Main
Adult Drop-in Wednesday Ballet 4
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Main
Adult Drop-in Wednesday Hip Hop 3
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Main
Adult Drop-in Thursday Ballet 3
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Main

Day Camps | Summer 2024 | Ages 3 - 11

Name
Days
Location
Week 1 | Princess Day Camp
Have a royal time with us for 3 days during this fun camp! Dance and arts & crafts in the theme of Disney Princesses! Be sure to bring water and a snack!
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Studio A
Main
Week 1 | Swiftie Camp
Bring your bestie and join us for 3 days in your dance era! Dance and arts & crafts in the theme of Taylor Swift! Be sure to bring water and a snack!
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Studio A
Main
Week 2 | Christmas in July
Everyone loves Christmas and the Nutcracker! Dance and arts & crafts theme of the most festive holiday of the year. Be sure to bring water and a snack!
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Studio A
Main
Week 2 | Oh Biscuits w/Bluey!
Join our favorite pup for 3 days of dance and arts & crafts in the theme of Bluey! Be sure to bring water and a snack!
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Studio A
Main
Week 3 | Chillin Like a Villain
There are so many ways to be wicked. Join for 3 days of dance and arts & crafts theme of the Descendants. Be sure to bring water and a snack!
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Studio A
Main
Week 3 | Chillin' Like a Villain
There are so many ways to be wicked. Join for 3 days of dance and arts & crafts theme of the Descendants. Be sure to bring water and a snack!
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Studio A
Main

Open Classes | Summer 2024

Name
Days
Location
Open Classes | Summer '24
A variety of technique classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical taught by the incredible PPAA staff. All levels welcome.

Day passes available for $30 per day.

Weekly will be posted by July 1st.

Schedule:
Tu 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Th 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Sa 11:30 PM-1:30 PM
Tu 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Th 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Sa 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Studio A
Main