The Performing Arts Academy at Shawnee State University is designed as a preparatory
program for students in grades 6-12, who are interested in entering the world of professional
Students who are enrolled in classes in the Conservatory will participate in Ballet,
Jazz and Tap classes to hone their skills for College Programs, Regional and National
stage productions, and many more performance opportunities.
Fall Semester on Saturdays
Ballet A 9:00-10:00 am
Jazz A 10:00-11:00 am
Tap A 11:00 am-12:00 pm
September 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th,
October 13th, 20th, 27th
November 3rd, 10th, 17th
Winter Performance on Friday, December 7th (in conjunction with the SSU Class showcase)
Spring Semester on Saturdays
Ballet B 9:00-10:00 am
Jazz B 10:00-11:00 am
Tap B 11:00 am-12:00 pm
January 19th, 26th
February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
March 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th
April 6th, 13th
Spring Performance on Saturday, April 20th (in Conjunction with SSU Dance Concert)
Students in the Conservatory will also have the opportunity to perform as ensemble
in the SSU Musicals.
Required Attire and Shoes
To be purchased on their own.
To keep costs low to the community all performance costumes will be based on choreography and will be either their class uniform, rented from the SSU costume shop or pedestrian
clothing that dancers already own.
Attendance & Performance Policy
The Shawnee State University Performance Academy holds a very strict attendance policy.
The Academy is a professional training program where being present is critical to
developing a dancers talents.
Dancers will have the opportunity to perform in an end of the semester showcase. This
showcase is optional, should a student NOT wish to perform in the showcase this intention
must be made clear to the program coordinator at the beginning of the semester. It
is the assumption that all students enrolled in the SSUPA will be performing in the
end of the semester showcase.
Dancers who are intending to perform, but need to miss a class for whatever reason
will not be included in the choreography that was set for that specific day. Dancers
who miss two or more classes will be removed from he showcase entirely. There are
no refunds on tuition for the program.
Shawnee State University prohibits discrimination against any individual because of race, color, genetic information, religion, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status or military status.