Winter 2023 Classes




Musical Theater Dance 1

(60 minutes, recommended ages 9-12)

Broadway is bursting with all the greatest dance styles and you got the beat! Explore all musical theatre dance has to offer while emphasizing performance skills such as connecting with the audience, facial expressions, stage presence, and confidence in and out of the classroom! This class will also include center warm-up stretches, isolations, core strengthening, and across the floor technique. In each class students will learn a combo from one of Broadway’s greatest shows!

Session 1: Jan. 28th - Mar. 4th (Tuition is $120)

Session 2: Mar. 11th - Apr. 15th (Tuition is $120)

Session 3: Apr. 22nd - May 27th (Tuition is $120)

Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm at The Block (located at 2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH)


JR Rep Company

(60 minutes, recommended ages 9-12)

JR Rep Company is designed for students who love to perform and are looking to improve their musical theater skills. Part of each class will be dedicated to developing foundational skills through a series of improv games and acting activities helping students open up on stage and show their natural personalities without fear. The other part of class students will be learning music and choreography for their class' production number to be performed at a Final Showcase on the Seacoast Rep stage on May 30, 2023.

Tuition is $360 (Session runs Jan. 28th - May 27th)

Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm at The Block (located at 2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH)

Teen Rep Company

(ages 13-19) * AUDITION ONLY *

Taught by Emily Zentis, Hannah Street, Andrew Strout & Sophie Caldwell

Teen Rep Company is focused on zeroing in on the unique qualities of each student to help them shine in the audition room, the rehearsal room, and on the stage. Teen Rep members will receive training in vocal technique, building their repertoire books, acting and dance. Teen Rep members will also have the opportunity to work with their peers on ensemble work in scenes and musical production numbers. The session ends with a showcase featuring the scenes and songs mastered throughout the session on May 30th on the Seacoast Rep stage.

Teen Rep Company meets on Saturdays 11:00am - 1:00pm or 2:30pm - 4:30pm

*Teen Rep Company members are required to take Musical Theater Dance which meets on Saturdays from 1:15pm - 2:15pm. The price of dance is included in the price of Teen Rep.

Tuition is $795* (Jan. 28th - May 30th) *payment plan available*

Auditions for Winter Session are tentatively scheduled for January 21st


In the beginning...

The Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts was founded in 1985 by Eileen and Roy Rogosin of Los Angeles, who moved to the Seacoast to start a performance school and company. They established PAPA in the Button factory on Islington street. In 1986 they took up residency in a late 19th century brewery warehouse on Portsmouth’s historic Bow Street that housed the Theatre by the Sea, converted into theatre space by Joseph Sawtelle and the Bow Street Theatre Trust in an effort to improve the culture and economy of Portsmouth. In 1988 it became the Seacoast Repertory Theatre.

Questions? The Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts is run by Seacoast Rep's Director of Education, Kristen Dalton, who will be happy to answer all inquiries!

Email: kristen.dalton@seacoastrep.org