El Dorado Hills Premier Youth Performing Arts Program.
SAVE THE DATES!
December 2nd & 3rd (5:30pm Jr. show, 7:30pm Sr. Show) May 12th & 13th (5:30pm Jr. show, 7:30pm Sr. Show)
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
PGY is committed to providing a wholesome and professional environment where students can come and have a fabulous time “putting on a show”. PGY provides a truly unique performance experience where students of all skill levels can develop:
* Confidence and Self Esteem
* Performance Skills
* Social Skills & Friendships
Whether “Born to Entertain” or “Wall-flower longing to be brave”, PGY is a place where kids can grow and develop at their own pace in a positive, encouraging and non-competitive environment.
During each session, student are taught performing skills while learning a variety of musical theater showcase numbers involving singing, dancing and acting. Rehearsals culminate in on-stage performances at the end of the semester, involving dress rehearsals, costumes, props, sets, lighting, sound, etc. A real show experience!
Our youth performing arts programs are designed to provide students with performance skills while building confidence and social relationships that will last a lifetime. We welcome students of all experience levels to learn more about our program!
Junior CompanyPre-K-3rd Grade
PGY’s Jr. Company runs on a semester basis with a show in either December or January for the first semester and in May for the second semester. Each semester consists of 4 months of tuition. This program is for students Pre-K through 3rd grade
Senior Company4th -9th Grade
PGY’s Sr. Company runs on a semester basis with a show in either December or January for the first semester and in May for the second semester. Each semester consists of 4 months of tuition. Please note, once contracted, a 45 day drop policy fee is required for discontinuance and must be done in writing.
Broadway Bound6th-9th Grade
Broadway Bound is a performing group for 12-14 year old Boys and Girls. Our goal is to provide a wholesome positive atmosphere where students can develop their talents while increasing their self-esteem, learning to work hard as a team, and having fun with good friends.
How Does PGY Work?
PGY classes are divided by school grade and are part of either the Junior Company (preschool – 3rd grade) or the Senior Company (4th- 9th grade). Class sizes vary from 10-14 students in our junior company and 12-22 students in our senior company. Each class meets 1-2 hours once a week for approximately 16 weeks of rehearsal. The last week is a dress rehearsal week, followed by shows on Friday and Saturday night.
Learning is high paced and exciting with new information being taught every class, thus requiring a serious attendance commitment. During a semester, each class will typically learn 5-7 numbers with singing, acting and choreography.
Our Classes are designed to be fun, exciting and to inspire each student to discover the talents within them. Every rehearsal minute is filled with learning dance routines, vocal music, and performance skills. Emphasis is placed on vocal clarity and projection, eye contact, facial expression, body awareness and physical confidence – all skills that will help them whether they end up on Broadway or in the boardroom.
Winter semester starts in late August/early September and has its performance in mid-January; the spring semester begins at the end of January and ends with performances in mid-May. Each show is completely unique and varies in music genre and dance styles. Every students is given the opportunity and encouraged to perform a solo in each show and have their moment in the spotlight!
Our Amazing Teachers
Emily Bowen has been teaching and involved with PGY for over 20 years. She has been extensively involved in Performing Arts her entire life where she loves to direct, sing and perform. She enjoys teaching children and helping them develop their talents and to have confidence in themselves.
Kapri Hill has been performing since she could walk, so naturally she graduated college from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors in the Fine Arts in Music, Dance and Theater. After spending time in New York and LA performing for various venues, she settled in as a happy wife and mom and is grateful to get to share her talents with the youth of PGY.
Im Annie a student at Oak Ridge high school . I’ve been dancing and singing for 14 years and I’ve been with PGY for 4. I have a passion for the arts and I love sharing that love with little kids!
Kira French started performing at age 3, and teaching at age 14. She has taught teaching PGY for over 6 years and her upbeat, contemporary style makes her a favorite teacher with the performers. Kira uses her passion for hip hop, rhythm, and harmony, to keep her students challenged and she takes great joy in helping them learn to do things they didn't think they could do.
Music has been a part of my life since I did PGY as a 5 year old. I love working with the high school kids to be able to travel to international countries and learn other cultures.
I love all things kids. They bring such great energy and I love to be able to work with them to build their confidence.
Justine has been dancing since she was 5 years old and has never stopped since! She has trained in almost every style of dance and did musical theatre for 8 years. She also loves working with kids. She is thrilled to be teaching again with PGY!
I love music and am excited to share my talents with PGY!