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 Jazz

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - 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 8+
Times: 4-5pm
Fee: 220$

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Intermediate Dance Technique

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - 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 8+
Times: 5-6pm
Fee: 220$

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Intermediate Musical Theatre Dance

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - 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+
Fee: 220$
Times: 6-7pm

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Advanced Hip Hop

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - 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 13+

Fee: 220$
Times: 7-8pm
 
 

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Conservatory Classes

Int/Adv Ballet

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - 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 10+

Fee: 220$
Times: 3-4pm

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Advanced Contemporary

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - 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 11+

Fee: 220$
Times: 7:15-8:15pm
 

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Beg/Int Ballet

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

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 8+

Fee: 220$
Times: 4-5pm
 

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - 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 7+

Fee: 220$
Times: 5-6pm
 

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Beg/Int Tap

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - 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+

Fee: 220$
Times: 6-7pm

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Beginning Acting

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Acting

Students learn theatrical skills and acting techniques that develop self-confidence. Start with the basics and grow from there!
Ages 7+

Fee: 220$
Times: 4-5pm
 

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Intermediate Acting

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Acting

For students with acting experience. Through exercises, games, scenes, and monologues tailored to each student, actors will grow, gain confidence, and create characters with more depth all while growing your acting toolbox.<br />
Ages 11+
Fee: 220$
Times: 5-6pm

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Conservatory Classes

Performing Groups: Times Square Kids

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Performing Groups

(PVPA Performing Group by audition)
Times: 4-7pm

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Performing Groups: Headliners

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Performing Groups

(PVPA Performing Group by audition)
Times: 4-7PM

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Performing Groups: First Class Act

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Performing Groups

(PVPA Performing Group by audition)
Times: 4-7PM

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Beginning Musical Theatre Voice and Movement

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Specialty

Does your child love to sing? Then this is the class for them! Designed for beginning singing techniques so they can develop their inner rock star or diva. Students will share their talents for family and friends in their final class.
Ages 5-8

Fee: 220$
Times: 3-4pm

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Ready, Willing & Able

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Specialty

Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) is a fun dance class for special needs teens and young adults assisted and accompanied by high school and college mentors. Learn and perform ballroom, folk, tap, movie musicals, and popular dances in weekly classes.
Ages 14+

Fee: 220$
Times: 3:15-5pm

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Stage One Stars

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Specialty

Ages 6-10,
Cost: $350 (Includes costume fee)
Times :4-5pm

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Jazzy Tappers

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Specialty

(For students with special needs)
Ages 14+
Cost: $120
Times: 4-5pm

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Musical Theatre Audition Workshop

Sep 13 - Dec 03, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Specialty

This is the perfect class to prepare for that next audition! You will also work on skills in singing, dancing, and acting all while having a fantastic time. You need a perfect audition song? Do you know how to make a resume? Do you know what your headshot should look like? These questions will be answered in preparation for future shows.
Ages 8+

Fee: 220$
Times: 4-5pm
 

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Pop Voice

Sep 13 - Dec 13, 2021 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Singing

This class is designed to help the singer progress their skills through vocal training and techniques. 
Ages 9-12

Fee: 220$
Times: 5-6pm

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Intermediate Jazz

Sep 21 - Dec 03, 2021 - - 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 11+

Fee: $200
Times: 5-6pm
 

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Advanced Dance Technique

Sep 21 - Dec 03, 2021 - - 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 11+

Fee: 200$
Times: 6-7pm
 
 

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PVPA Conservatory Main Stage Shows

Conservatory Performing Groups Holiday Showcase - "Joyful, Joyful"

Dec 03, 2021 - - The Norris Theatre

Singing, Music, Dance

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PVPA Conservatory Main Stage Shows

Cinderella Auditions

Jan 06 - Feb 05, 2022 - - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Musical, Dance

ABOUT
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.

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