Welcome to the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory. We believe in providing an environment where students continue to be appropriately challenged and build the beginnings of a life - long love of dance, music, and theatre. While performing arts programs a re being eliminated in many schools and communities, students have an even greater need to develop public speaking skills, an understanding of team building, confidence, character, and empathy.

Over the last 15 years, with the support of our community, we ha ve grown into the most comprehensive, professional performing arts training program in the South Bay. Every day we hear stories of students whose lives have been changed by the performing arts. Our growth as a program ca n be seen in hearing them hit that high - note they’ve been striving for, watching the perfection of a second - turn, or bringing a character t o life from the pages of a script. And it’s because of their relentless dedication to learning, along with our instructors’ deep passion for sharing the ir knowledge, that the Daily Breeze awarded us “Favorite Dance Studio” in the South Bay. It is our privilege to work with your young artists and to watch them grow and develop into successful individuals.

Our goal is to help each student develop a strong sense of self - worth, self - esteem, and self - confidence through exploration in the arts. Thank you for checking out our website. Please contact us if you have questions. Let’s get the magic flowing!

Joel Sluyter
Conservatory Director


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Conservatory Classes

Beginning Ballet

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Ballet, Dance

The perfect way for young students to get their bodies moving! Incorporating elements of ballet in a fun creative environment. Ballet is the foundation for all other dance disciplines, from jazz to tap to hip-hop. Students learn or strengthen their skills in the fundamentals of technique, body position, flexibility, coordination, and terminology.
Ages 4-7

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Beginning Hip Hop

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Ballet, Dance

Hip Hop dance is a dance style that has taken over – showing up everywhere from music videos to the Broadway stage. This class teaches the basics of this high energy style to popular music.
Ages 6+

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Beginning Musical Theatre

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

Students will develop their technique in all dance styles as they learn classic choreography from famous Broadway musicals. “And 5-6-7-8…!
Ages 6+

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Conservatory Classes

Beginning Jazz

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

Students will learn and strengthen their command of jazz dance and terminology while learning jazz and contemporary combinations. The fundamentals must be mastered before moving on to higher levels.
Ages 6+

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Beginning Dance Tech

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Ballet, Dance

Students will learn and strengthen their command of jazz dance and terminology while learning jazz and contemporary combinations. The fundamentals must be mastered before moving on to higher levels.
Ages 6+

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Beginning / Intermediate Tap

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Ballet, Dance

This class is for students who have mastered basic tap technique and terminology and are ready to advance, taking on more challenging concepts and choreography.
Ages 8+

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Beginning / Intermediate Boys Dance

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

Do you have a boy that wants to dance but doesn't want to be put in a class with all girls?? This is the class for him. Learn the basics and beginning terminology in all styles of dance. We will switch things up often learning dance through jazz, hip-hop, turns, and leaps.
Ages 8+

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Conservatory Classes

Intermediate Dance Tech

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

Build and improve on the technique learned in other classes through all styles of dance. This is a challenging class for those dancers ready to take it to the next level.
Ages 10+

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Intermediate Jazz

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

Scissor kicks and axle turns, transitions and accents! This class continues to teach the concepts and fundamentals of jazz dance focusing on body placement and proper technique, stretching and development of skills.
Ages 9+

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Intermediate Jazz/Funk

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

This fun, high impact style of dance is based on street funk with elements of jazz and modern dance. Students are learning technique without realizing it because they are having such a blast!
Ages 9+

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Intermediate Musical Theatre Dance

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

For our more advanced dancers, this style of dance incorporates a contemporary storyline using all dance styles set to contemporary musical theater music.
Ages 10+

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Intermediate Ballet

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

Continue to develop your skills in ballet, the foundation for al other dance disciplines, from jazz to tap to hip hop. Students learn or strengthen more advanced skills in technique, body position, flexibility, coordination, and terminology.
Ages 7-12

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Advanced Hip Hop Open

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

This class is for students who have mastered basic tap technique and terminology and are ready to advance, taking on more challenging concepts and choreography.
Ages 12+

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Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

This class is for students who have mastered basic tap technique and terminology and are ready to advance, taking on more challenging concepts and choreography.
Ages 10+

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Advanced Ballet

Nov 01 - Dec 31, 2020 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Dance

This class will be a continuation of everything you have learned in previous ballet levels. You must have at least two years of ballet training to take this class. Dress code is tights and leotard in any color, ballet shoes, and hair up and out of face.
Ages 12+

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