Payne Academy dancers in The Nutcracker

Nutcracker Production

PAPA ballet students who have had one year of ballet and train in two or more ballet lessons per week are eligible to audition for this wonderful holiday tradition. Rehearsals for this are in addition to their weekly lessons and occur on Friday evenings and Saturdays.

Rehearsals begin in the Fall and end shortly before Thanksgiving, with exact dates to be announced shortly, and may be scheduled during the following times:
(rehearsals will not interfere with regular lessons!)

Fridays: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Spring Production

All PAPA students over age 5 have the opportunity to perform on stage. Participation is optional and will require rehearsals in addition to regular class times. This coming year we are planning of producing the full length ballet along with our other disciplines each having a production piece to showcase what they have learned this year. This is not your typical 'recital'. We treat the students as if they were in a company and provide them with the knowledge necessary to succeed not only on the stage but backstage as well.