The Academy of Performing Arts offers children's, youth, and adult classes in theater and film. Rowland Butler ("Mr. Dance") doles out instruction in tap, ballet, jazz, and ballroom for teens and adults, and tap and ballet for children. Private instruction can be arranged by request. Check the website for instructor information, class options, schedules, and fees. Youth classes occur during the afterschool hours.
During the summer months, the academy offers summer day camps where children ages six to 18 can work on acting, singing, theater, dance, voice, stage combat, and audition techniques. Visits from industry professionals help students understand what it takes to make money as a performance artist. Weekly or half-day spots are offered in the program. Call 801.486.2728 or email to reserve a spot. The program runs from early June through mid July.
The Phoenix Theatre is the acting arm of the Academy of Performing Arts. Phoenix Theatre presents many original, family-friendly shows over the course of the year, plus a popular Broadway Musical Favorites production. Comedies and tragedies are APA staples, but fantasy, fairy tale, and legend productions adapted from popular favorites are also stage favorites. The company presents its shows at various locations in Salt Lake City and Park City. Check APA's website for details.
Productions typically are performed on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Group rates are available for groups of ten or more people.
Need a costume for Halloween or some other special occasion? Lady Ellen's Dungeon is the academy's very own costume shop, featuring the amazing costumes designed for various shows by costume designer Lady Ellen. Call 801.688.3290 to arrange for an appointment.