At the culmination of the Traditional Program, NHAPA is pleased to offer students the opportunity to perform in a full scale, professional production. As dance is a Performing Art, NHAPA believes the annual concert is an integral part of a student’s dance education.
Throughout the year, the curriculum in the classroom focuses on technique. In the early spring/late winter, the faculty begin to introduce choreography which reflects the foundations of the skills presented in class. The choreography is intended to enhance the learning experience as well as develop memory and sequencing skills.
While the end of year performance is not mandatory, most students elect to participate. As the end of the term approaches, the classes focus more on polishing the performance piece, rehearses onstage for both a blocking and dress rehearsal. Every effort is made to build a sense of confidence and self- assurance in each student.
Additional opportunities will be provided for NHAPA students throughout the year in venues such as The SCDC Gala as well as summer venues for camp participants.