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Clubs and Companies

Teen Rep Company

Teen Rep Company is for teens ages 14-19 and will be a diverse group of triple threat, or in-progress triple threat performers who will meet every week to collaborate and perform smaller scale theatrical projects. Examples include Cabarets, Showcases, and One Act Plays with the hope of ultimately performing a full show. Teens will perform and learn to direct, choreograph, stage manage and even costume shows.The Teen Rep Company will be directed by Victor Carillo Tracey, Julius LaFlamme, Isabella Baer, & Kristen Dalton and will be by Audition Only. Auditions will be on September 19th and you can get more information and signup through the button below.

Jr Rep Company

Jr Rep Company is for 12-14-year old’s and will also be a diverse group of triple threat, or in-progress triple threat performers who will be meeting every week to work on smaller scale theatrical projects. The Rep JR Company will be directed by Kristen Dalton and Devereaux Merchant. Audition Only. 

Auditions will be on September 13th and you can get more information and signup through the button below:

 

 

Beginner Ballet  (60 minutes, ages 12+)

Taught by Isabella Baer

This class will consist of a warmup, bar, floor combinations, and diagonal work across the floor that will focus on the fundamentals of ballet with strong emphasis on technique. 

Tuition is $20/class, $35/2 classes, 3 week month is $50, 4 week month is $60, 5 week month is $75 

Friday 4:00pm – 5:00pm at JUBILATION

 

Advanced Ballet  (60 minutes, ages 12+)

Taught by Isabella Baer

This class will consist of a warmup, bar, floor combinations, and diagonal work across the floor that will focus on the fundamentals of ballet with strong emphasis on technique.  

Tuition is $20/class, $35/2 classes, 3 week month is $50, 4 week month is $60, 5 week month is $75 

Friday 6:00pm – 7:00pm

 

 

Musical Theater Dance 2 (60 minutes, ages 12+)

Taught by Devereaux Merchant

Musical Theater dance is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles, relying heavily on knowledge from ballet and jazz. This class will include center warm up stretches, isolations, and core strengthening, followed by across the floor technique and choreography. 

As a prerequisite to this class, it is recommended that all Musical Theater Dance students take at least 2 Ballet classes a month

Tuition is $20/class, $35/2 classes  3 week month is $50, 4 week month is $60, 5 week month is $75 

Wednesday 3:30pm – 4:30pm at THE BLOCK

Musical Theater Dance 3 (90 minutes, ages 13+)

Taught by Isabella Baer

Musical Theater dance is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles, relying heavily on knowledge from ballet and jazz. This class will include center warm up stretches, isolations, and core strengthening, followed by across the floor technique and choreography from Broadway shows and original choreography. 

As a prerequisite to this class, it is recommended that all Musical Theater Dance 3 students take at least 2 Ballet classes a month

Tuition is $30/class, $50/2 classes, 3 week months are $65/mth, 4 week months are $90/mth, 5 week months are $115/mth

Saturday 1:00pm – 2:30pm at JUBILATION

Hip Hop (60 minutes, ages 13+)

Taught by Isabella Baer

Hip Hop is a high energy fun dance style that mixes sharp and soft movements. Learn how to listen to the music behind the lyrics and hit every part of your body on the beat. Isolating body parts is a big part of hip hop dance.

Tuition is $20/class 

Thursdays 5pm – 6pm 

Jazz Advanced (60 minutes,ages 13+)

Taught by Isabella Baer

Jazz uses many of the techniques from other forms of dance and allows students to bring out their individual dance style and originality. There is a strong emphasis on proper execution while focusing on fundamental jazz dance technique. Classes consist of warm-up, isolation exercises, diagonal work across the floor, and combinations. Prior jazz experience recommended.

Tuition is $20/class, $35/2 classes, 3 week month is $50, 4 week month is $60, 5 week month is $75 

Friday 5:00pm – 6:00pm at JUBILATION

Lyrical Advanced (60 minutes,ages 13+)

Taught by Isabella Baer (Bean)

Lyrical is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance. It is generally smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger.  Classes consist of warm-up, isolation exercises, diagonal work across the floor, and combinations. Prior jazz experience required.

Tuition is $20/class, $35/2 classes, 3 week month is $50, 4 week month is $60, 5 week month is $75 

Thursday 6:00pm – 7:00pm at THE BLOCK

 

Step Dance Team (60 minutes,,ages 12+)

Taught by Najee Brown

Najee Brown has choreographed and step danced on every NYC stage, from the Apollo Theater to Carnegie Hall and now he is bringing his talents to the Seacoast. Students will learn the basics of this percussive dance which includes complex rhythms and sounds, through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps with the ultimate goal of creating a Step Dance Team. 

Each Monthly Session is $40 

Thursday 4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Improvisation Troupe (60 minutes, ages 12+)

Taught by Julius LaFlamme

Come join PAPA’s brand new Improv Troupe. Improvisational Acting is an essential skill for anyone who wants to perform in any capacity. Every week students will learn basic to advanced Improv skills; Space work, Character work, listening and reacting, being a good scene partner, comedic timing, and others. Through games, drills, and longer form improv scenes you will get to know yourself and all of your peers as performers sharing unforgettable and hilarious moments on the stage. 

Each 4 week Session is $60

Monday  5:00pm – 6:00pm at JUBILATION

Glee Club  (60 minutes, ages 13+)

Taught by Julius LaFlamme

You’ve heard of Pentatonix and Straight no Chaser, you’ve watched “Glee”, this class is a combination of all of those. With many schools not offering Music programs this year we have taken all precautions and created a safe space to meet up every week and sing together!  Come sing original arrangements of Pop, Rock, and Musical Theatre songs created by the music director Julius LaFlamme.

Tuition is $250 for the session (January 11th – May 31st). Payment plans available upon checkout.

Monday 4:00pm – 5:00pm at JUBILATION

 

 

Glee Club  (60 minutes, ages 13+)

Specialty Workshops:
January 23rd – Teen Rep Company March 27th – Teen Rep Company
January 30th – Resident Artist Workshop April 3rd – Specialty Workshop
February 6th – Dancing in Heels with Bean April 10th – Resident Artist Workshop
February 13th – TBD April 17th – Specialty Workshop
February 20th – Resident Artist Workshop April 24th – Teen Rep Company
February 27th – Teen Rep Company May 1st – Specialty Workshop
March 6th – Specialty Workshop May 8th – Resident Artist Workshop
March 13th – Resident Artist Workshop May 15th – Specialty Workshop
March 20th – Leaps & Turns Workshop with Bean May 29th – Teen Rep Company

 

 

 

INSTRUCTOR BIOS

Devereaux Merchant

Devereaux (Dev) Merchant is a graduate of Emerson College where she studied Theatre Education with a concentration in Acting. There she was a part of many productions including Sure Thing (Betty), FML: How Carson McCullers Saved My Life (Associate Director), XDance (Dance), and The little Prince (Assistant Director). She was also a participant in the Emerson Dance Company as well as on the board of the TYA theatre troupe Kidding Around. After her years at Emerson she traveled to Sitka, AK where she worked at Sitka Fine Arts Camp for a summer. Immediately following she moved to Maui, HI where she worked at The Maui Academy of Performing Arts as a Teaching Artist. A job in education brought her back to the East Coast. For the last few years she has been teaching movement classes, creating after school theatre programs, directing and choreographing for youth productions, and acting here in New Hampshire.

Julias Laflamme

Julius LaFlamme has been a performer, Music Director and educator in the greater Boston area for the last 7 years. As a performer he has been in over 40 shows at different theatres such as The Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Palace Theatre, and Peacock Players. As a Music Director he has recently worked at Boston Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, and Boston University. This past season at Seacoast Rep Julius was the Musical Director for our entire Summer Camp season, our Teen Intensive Program and our Teen BootCamp production of Footloose. Through all these experiences he has gained a wealth of knowledge of all things theatre from being on both the performing and directing sides.

Isabella (Bean) Baer

Isabella has trained on the Seacoast for 18+ years finishing out at Portsmouth School of Ballet in 2017. She most recently choreographed Seacoast Rep’s Teen Boot Camp production of Footloose. After graduating High School Isabella traveled to New York City and California to dance and train learning more various styles of dance. This past year she taught various styles of dance to all ages at LA Beatz dance studio. You may also have seen Isabella in countless musicals around the Seacoast either in the show or as choreographer for a few musicals, she is a theater kid too! Isabella has won scholarships and awards from her competitive dance days. She is super excited to work with these kids this fall at Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts and share all her training and experiences with all of you.