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PACE Classes offer a wonderful way to practice your craft and make new friends.

Fall classes will begin in September. Please check back later for dates and times.

Level 1: Tiny Sparks

($75 for 12 week session, half-hour long classes)
These classes are designed for our younger friends, just entering the world of movement, voice and performance.

Little Performers, Big Fun (Ages 3-6)
Saturday 9:00-9:30am
Taught by Kiana Simmons

PACE’s littlest movers and shakers are invited to begin exploring performance through the basics of dance, movement, and theatre in creative play. Your creative kids will learn some of the basics of jazz, tap, and ballet, while exploring rhythm, space, movement, and their imaginations through improvisational games and simple dance routines. Your little performers will enjoy making new friends in a positive and nurturing setting.

Level 2: Shooting Stars

($100 for 12 week session, hour long classes)
These classes are designed for students of all ages at beginning and intermediate levels of performance.

Comedy Kids Improv (Ages 8-11)
Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm

PACE’s rising comedians will learn to think fast and have plenty of laughs in this exciting class that teaches students the fundamentals of improvisation. Not only will students enjoy theatre games and comedic improve, they’ll learn techniques that will help them feel more confidence at they grow as young performers.

Hip/Hop for All (Ages 8-88)
Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
Taught by Tara Stewart

Movement is an actors greatest tool. For All offers a fun, non-competitive dance class for students of all dance abilities looking to develop their awareness of movement as a form of creative expression. This class is a great choice if you want to prepare your dance chops for PACE’s Summer 2017 production of Tarzan!

Ballet for All (Ages 8-88)
Monday 5:30-6:30pm
Taught by Hazel Folkerts

Plie, pirouette, pointe. Learn all about the basics of ballet. This fun movement class will help all students quickly learn responsibility, team work, grace, tall posture, and pride in their dance efforts

Level 3: Shining Stars

($100 for 12 week session, hour long classes)
These classes are intended for students at the intermediate to advanced level of performance.

Audition Round-Up (Grades 3-12)
Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm
Taught by Angela Howard & Mid-Missouri Theatre Professionals

PACE’s Audition Round-Up digs deep into everything that goes into an audition: entering the room, an actor’s attitude, choosing and delivering the best monologue, preparing a strong audition song for musicals, even how to exit the room gracefully. More than just a cold-reading class, students will get to work with many different theatre professionals in the Mid-Missouri area to expand their audition experience.

Tap for the Stage (Grades 3-12)
Thursday 6:30-7:30pm

Throw on those dance shoes (or borrow a pair of ours) and learn one of theatre’s most popular dance forms. Students will learn the fundamentals of tap with footwork, progressions across the floor, rhythm combinations, and all of the technique behind the work. This class is a great choice if you want to prepare your dance chops for PACE’s Fall 2017 production of Elf The Musical!

Monday Night Live Improv (Grades 6-12)
Monday 6:30-7:30pm
Taught by Kathleen Johnson

Step aside SNL, PACE kids are ready to shine. PACE’s older students will hone their improv skills through individual, pair, and full group improve games. In addition to fun games, students will learn the key techniques used by the nation’s best improve

PACE Academy Dance Studio
1020 E. Walnut St.
Columbia, MO 65201