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Inspiration Academy for the Performing Arts not only shares the incredible knowledge of dance, music, voice, theater, and art, but also instills the love and passion for the arts to all ages, two years through adults.  We believe that young minds are the most influential and true love for the arts is born within the early stages of life. A positive environment is also extremely important and we stress "fun while learning" in all of our classes. You must enjoy what you're doing to properly learn what you're doing.  The facility is also one of utmost importance. From ceiling to floor, Inspiration Academy boasts nearly six thousand square feet of state of the art perfection and beauty. We are one of Hampton Roads only true performing arts academies. There are many dance studios to choose from, and many music shops that teach private lessons, but we offer everything under one roof; Dance, Private Music Lessons (piano, guitar, bass, saxophone, flute, violin, cello), Voice Lessons (private and group), Musical Theatre/Acting Classes, Acrobatics, and Art Classes. Each of these classes are taught by instructors that are extensively trained, qualified, and certified/degreed to teach in their specific field. Our Academy has received rave reviews for our facility, instructors, attitude, teaching methods, and our knowledge and experience in the performing arts industry. A number of our company dancer's, as well as Instructors, have performed at Walt Disney World, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the Nut Cracker in a Broadway performance, the National Cherry Blossom Parade, and most recently two Washington Redskins NFL Half Time Shows with the First Ladies of Football (The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders) to sold out crowds of 84,000 plus, at both games (vs. Chicago and Dallas). With our wonderful alliance with Broadway, we offer incredible Master Classes with Cast Members from the shows.  We have proudly hosted “Wicked”, “Lion King”, “West Side Story”, “The Addams Family” and “Chicago”.  In recent past we also had the pleasure of hosting a dance intensive weekend for “Dance Alchemy” with Donyelle Jones from "So You Think You Can Dance", and instructors from Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia conducting intensive dance classes to the students. Just a few of their comments were "it is one of the nicest studios they had ever seen", "spacious", "beautiful and clean", and "an elite facility". However, a facility is just that, a facility. Walls, ceilings, dance floors and decor do not make up the true representation of an “elite facility”.  Every dance studio in town has those features. What sets Inspiration Academy apart from the rest? - The Director, Lisa Anderson, is truly passionate about dance and the arts, and has over four decades of experience to share with her    students, as an award winning performer and instructor. - The warm and friendly atmosphere, and a staff to uphold that incredible asset. - The smile and greetings when you arrive and say goodbye to show you are important to us and that we appreciate you. - The caring and love given to every student equally, whether in the Performing Company or not. - Your children actually have names and NOT just account numbers You may have seen at other dance studio websites that words are just words, and they may not honestly represent what truly lies behind the walls and doors of the actual studio, how the staff welcomes you and treats your children, how clean and safe the facility is, how good the reputation is of the instructors teaching the students, etc.  We invite you and encourage you, after visiting us here online, to visit us in person anytime and allow us the opportunity to give you a grand tour of our dazzling facility; it will honestly speak for itself, and meet our knowledgeable and friendly staff,  PLUS, try us out for a FREE “NO OBLIGATION” WEEK of any group classes, to truly see that Inspiration Academy is an elite facility, that offers so much more. We will assist you in any way to make your decision that much easier and add the comfort in knowing that you and/or your child(ren) will be in the right place...for learning (with proper technique), for fun, and for new friendships. We also highly appreciate and respect our military personnel and families and offer military discounts. We also offer sibling discounts, unlimited discounts, and family discounts. We have an on-sight retail store, "Dancer's Cove", for dance apparel, shoes, and accessories to fulfill the needs of properly outfitting any performing artist from head to toe.      So please come on by and say hello, fill out a pre-registration form here online, or give us a call if you would like more information over the telephone 757.340.2787.  Either way we look forward to talking to you and possibly adding you as a member of the Inspiration Academy family. Lisa Anderson -Director
"Young minds are the most influential and true love for the arts is born within the early stages of life."
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Inspiration Academy for the Performing Arts not only shares the incredible knowledge of dance, music, voice, theater, and art, but also instills the love and passion for the arts to all ages, two years through adults.  We believe that young minds are the most influential and true love for the arts is born within the early stages of life. A positive environment is also extremely important and we stress "fun while learning" in all of our classes. You must enjoy what you're doing to properly learn what you're doing.  The facility is also one of utmost importance. From ceiling to floor, Inspiration Academy boasts nearly six thousand square feet of state of the art perfection and beauty. We are one of Hampton Roads only true performing arts academies. There are many dance studios to choose from, and many music shops that teach private lessons, but we offer everything under one roof; Dance, Private Music Lessons (piano, guitar, bass, saxophone, flute, violin, cello), Voice Lessons (private and group), Musical Theatre/Acting Classes, Acrobatics, and Art Classes. Each of these classes are taught by instructors that are extensively trained, qualified, and certified/degreed to teach in their specific field. Our Academy has received rave reviews for our facility, instructors, attitude, teaching methods, and our knowledge and experience in the performing arts industry. A number of our company dancer's, as well as Instructors, have performed at Walt Disney World, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the Nut Cracker in a Broadway performance, the National Cherry Blossom Parade, and most recently two Washington Redskins NFL Half Time Shows with the First Ladies of Football (The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders) to sold out crowds of 84,000 plus, at each game (vs. Chicago and Dallas). With our wonderful alliance with Broadway, we offer incredible Master Classes with Cast Members from the shows.  We have proudly hosted “Wicked”, “Lion King”, “West Side Story”, “The Addams Family” and “Chicago”.  We also had the pleasure of hosting a dance intensive weekend for “Dance Alchemy” with Donyelle Jones from "So You Think You Can Dance", and instructors from Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia conducting intensive dance classes to the students. Just a few of their comments were "it is one of the nicest studios they had ever seen", "spacious", "beautiful and clean", and "an elite facility". However, a facility is just that, a facility. Walls, ceilings, dance floors and decor do not make up the true representation of an “elite facility”.  Every dance studio in town has those features. What sets Inspiration Academy apart from the rest? - The Director, Lisa Anderson, is truly passionate about dance and the arts, and has over four decades of experience to share with her students, as an award winning performer and instructor. - The warm and friendly atmosphere, and a staff to uphold that incredible asset. - The smile and greetings when you arrive and say goodbye to show you are important to us and that we appreciate you. - The caring and love given to every student equally, whether in the Performing Company or not. - Your children actually have names and NOT just account numbers You may have seen at other dance studio websites that words are just words, and they may not honestly represent what truly lies behind the walls and doors of the actual studio, how the staff welcomes you and treats your children, how clean and safe the facility is, how good the reputation is of the instructors teaching the students, etc.  We invite you and encourage you, after visiting us here online, to visit us in person anytime and allow us the opportunity to give you a grand tour of our dazzling facility; it will honestly speak for itself, and meet our knowledgeable and friendly staff,  PLUS, try us out for a FREE “NO OBLIGATION” WEEK of any group classes, to truly see that Inspiration Academy is an elite facility, that offers so much more. We will assist you in any way to make your decision that much easier and add the comfort in knowing that you and/or your child(ren) will be in the right place...for learning (with proper technique), for fun, and for new friendships. We also highly appreciate and respect our military personnel and families and offer military discounts. We also offer sibling discounts, unlimited discounts, and family discounts. We have an on-sight retail store, "Dancer's Cove", for dance apparel, shoes, and accessories to fulfill the needs of properly outfitting any performing artist from head to toe.      So please come on by and say hello, fill out a pre-registration form here online, or give us a call if you would like more information over the telephone 757.340.2787.  Either way we look forward to talking to you and possibly adding you as a member of the Inspiration Academy family. Lisa Anderson -Director
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Unlike many other facilities, we truly are designed to teach the complete arts to students, from children to adults. Offering classes in dance, music, voice, theatre/musical theatre, and art we have everything under one roof.  We are proud to invite you to take a tour of our state of the art performing arts facility, housing nearly six thousand square feet of creative space including three dance studios, private music rooms, an art department, multiple dressing rooms, a kitchen, PLUS “Dancers Cove” a retail store for everything you’ll need, and much more!  All studios are complimented by professional 450 watt and 850 watt sound systems. Our dance studios have professionally installed Harlequin Cascade Floating Dance Floors.  This same floor has been used or is being used for the performances of Riverdance - The Show, Cats, Celine Dion Productions, Cirque du Soleil, Sammy Hagar/ David Lee Roth Tour, Showstopper American Dance Championships, and many more.  With these floors we join an elite crowd of world renowned studios such as: American Ballet Theatre - NY, The Julliard School, Carnegie Hall, Broadway Dance Center, Metropolitan Dance Company, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet and The Apollo Theater. “Harlequin” floors are accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. Very few studios use professional Harlequin dance surfaces because of the expense involved and usually opt for regular wood or tile on concrete. Inspiration Academy is proud to announce that we are part of an elite few that have floors that the professionals dance on!  Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping and leaps, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the ankles, knees, and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury and allow students to dance longer without getting fatigued is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. Don't be mislead by dance studios that claim to have floating or sprung floors, but actually don't.....A dancer's body can definitely tell the difference! Come and “see”, “hear” and “feel” the difference between a professional, elite academy, and those that only claim to be.
We are the premiere performing arts academy in the Hampton Roads area.
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Unlike many other facilities, we truly are designed to teach the complete arts to students, from children to adults. Offering classes in dance, music, voice, theatre/musical theatre, and art we have everything under one roof.  We are proud to invite you to take a tour of our state of the art performing arts facility, housing nearly six thousand square feet of creative space including three dance studios, private music rooms, an art department, multiple dressing rooms, a kitchen, PLUS “Dancers Cove” a retail store for everything you’ll need, and much more!  All studios are complimented by professional 450 watt and 850 watt sound systems. Our dance studios have professionally installed Harlequin Cascade Floating Dance Floors.  This same floor has been used or is being used for the performances of Riverdance - The Show, Cats, Celine Dion Productions, Cirque du Soleil, Sammy Hagar/ David Lee Roth Tour, Showstopper American Dance Championships, and many more.  With these floors we join an elite crowd of world renowned studios such as: American Ballet Theatre - NY, The Julliard School, Carnegie Hall, Broadway Dance Center, Metropolitan Dance Company, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet and The Apollo Theater. “Harlequin” floors are accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. Very few studios use professional Harlequin dance surfaces because of the expense involved and usually opt for regular wood or tile on concrete. Inspiration Academy is proud to announce that we are part of an elite few that have floors that the professionals dance on!  Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping and leaps, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the ankles, knees, and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury and allow students to dance longer without getting fatigued is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. Don't be mislead by dance studios that claim to have floating or sprung floors, but actually don't.....A dancer's body can definitely tell the difference! Come and “see”, “hear” and “feel” the difference between a professional, elite academy, and those that only claim to be.
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Group Classes Offered Know before you go...Class descriptions assist in the knowledge of what you would like you and/or your child to do.  Even though descriptions are helpful, "feet on" experience is the best. Come try a week of classes for FREE!!! ALL class descriptions listed here MAY NOT be offered at the time of registration... Some classes do fill, as there are limited class sizes in all our classes. Music & Me ~ Classes for ages 2 - 3 and 4 - 7 As most early childhood educators know, music and movement are linked even from birth and infancy. Bouncing and/or rocking to the sound of a mother or father singing/humming are children's first experiences in music and movement. Children cannot help but respond to the rhythm, beat and moods that different kinds of music suggest. Undeniably, music in many forms is an accessible accompaniment to either improvised or more structure movement sequences. In Music & Me classes, students will learn creative movements, basic beats and rhythms, all with the implementation of musical instruments such as Maracas, Bongo Drums, Rain-Makers, Triangles, and so many more. Creative Movement ~ Ages 2 - 3 Creative movement and dance is an enjoyable way for young children to develop their physical skills, channel their energy, stimulate their imagination and promote their creativity.  Creative movement involves using body actions to communicate an image (the wind, a frog, a rabbit), an idea (a journey, a dream) or a feeling (strength).  Creative dance in early childhood education corresponds to the fundamental phase of movement development that occurs between the ages of two to seven.  During this time, motor skills (e.g., hopping, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, leaping and galloping), non-motor skills (e.g., stretching, bending, twisting, turning, shaking and swinging), and stability and balance skills are able to flourish when children are provided with sufficient practice opportunities.  A social benefit of creative movement is that it encourages an interactive environment where children share space as they explore movement together but in their own way. Gradually, opportunities for children to observe different responses to movement ideas are given and the possibility of creating movements together becomes more appealing. Combo ~ BTA (Ballet, Tap, Acro) ~ Ages 4 - 6 This sixty minute class is structured for younger children who are interested in a more comprehensive dance environment. Classes will begin with ballet (barre work,  positions, enhancing turnout, traveling, and beginning leaps and turns), followed by tap (stationary tapping, traveling, and sound identification), and finally, acro (strength,  flexibility, and basic tumbling skills).  This class acts as a precursor for more advanced levels of Ballet, Tap, and Acro. Therefore, children may remain in this class for 1 to 3  years to fully learn the basics of dance such as body and feet positions and beginner jumps, leaps, and turns.  Trio ~ BTJ (Ballet, Tap, Jazz) For children ages 7 and up.  This ninety-minute class is structured for older children who are interested in more styles of dance and a more comprehensive dance  environment.  Classes will begin with ballet (barre work, positions, enhancing turnout, traveling, and beginning leaps and turns), followed by tap (stationary tapping,  traveling, and sound identification), and finally, jazz (jumps, turns, traveling and rhythmic movement).  This class acts as a precursor for more advanced levels of Ballet,  Tap, and Jazz. Therefore, children may remain in this class for 1 to 3 years.  Ballet I, II, III In Ballet I students are introduced to fundamental exercises, techniques, and steps of classical ballet, basic ballet terminology, correct body alignment, and simple adagio  and allegro combinations are introduced in barre and center work.  Through level progression, the emphasis is on developing an aesthetic awareness of the art,  understanding ballet theory, perfecting technique, review of basic exercises and terminology, pirouettes are introduced, body alignment, technical accuracy is stressed,  increased movement vocabulary, and performance quality, combinations, musicality, style, and theatricality, etc.  Pointe ~ Beginners to Advanced Basic techniques of dancing on pointe. An introduction to correct pointe positions and exercises to strengthen the feet and legs. This class will challenge the beginner  through advanced dancer with choreography, pointe work, & repertoire.  Dancers enrolled in pointe class are required to be taking at least 1 hour of ballet training per  week.  Classes are conducted in a professional manner - proper dance attire is absolutely enforced!  All students are required to arrive to class on time, hair should be  securely placed in a bun, black leotards, pink tights,  and pointe shoes.  There are absolutely no baggy clothes or messy hair permitted in class!  Tap ~ Beginners to Advanced Simple key techniques, basic exercises, and movements. Variety of rhythmic patterns, fundamental steps, and graded routines. Brief history, choreographic principles, and  improvisation. Shuffles, ball changes, heel drops, time steps, flaps, and beginning turns are introduced. Through level progression, emphasis is on developing on-stage  choreography, further development of pre-dance warm-up exercises to include exercises for balance and body alignment, turns, spins, and focus are introduced and  coordinated with precision tap combinations. Further level advancement includes the study and performance of popular tap dancing styles to include the ease of Fred  Astaire, the aggressiveness of Gene Kelly, the contemporary style of Tommy Tune, and the timeless vaudeville style of Honi Coles. Concentration is on technical accuracy,  increased movement vocabulary, and performance quality. Wings, pull-backs, turns, and precision steps are stressed.  Jazz ~ Beginners to Advanced Introduction to fundamental jazz techniques, exercises, walks, and movement phrases of the jazz style. Basic knowledge of changing jazz styles through the years.  Emphasis on perfecting techniques, creating basic jazz compositions, and developing a more in-depth understanding of the historical growth of American jazz dance.  Review of basic exercises and terminology. Rock, funky lyric, and percussive movements are studied. Jazz turns, body isolations, and steps of elevation are incorporated.  Proficient technique, correct body alignment, and performance are stressed. Jazz isolations, body rolls, turns, and slides are studied. Movement vocabulary to include jazz  styles of contemporary choreographers. Increased technical skill is developed through complex phrases of movement. Performance, style, and musicality are stressed.  Lyrical ~ Beginners to Advanced Lyrical dance is best described as a mix between ballet and jazz.  Dancers will be exposed to a unique style of dance that will enforce emotional performance along with  technical movement.  Dancers will perform a stretch, centerwork, and travel across the floor.  Contemporary ~ Intermediate, Advanced Contemporary dance is characterized by its versatility: contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of  movement. Contemporary seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body, and is therefore safe and accessible for beginners. At the same time, the ease of  movement promoted by contemporary dance technique allows experienced dancers to push new boundaries of body movement.  Contemporary dance principles include:  centering, alignment, gravity, breath, contraction, release, fall and recovery, suspension, balance and off-balance, tension and relaxation, opposition and emotion.  Rather  than emphasizing technique per se, which is seen more as a tool for the dancer and a means by which to strengthen the body, increase flexibility, and through a deliberate  exposure of the contemporary dancer to a wide range of techniques to ensure versatility, contemporary dance as a field is more concerned with examining the  choreographic and performing process: as a result there has been limited development of dance techniques by seminal dance artists. Instead, contemporary dance draws  on modern dance techniques (developed in the first sixty years of the 20th century) and an array of still developing philosophies of movement based on study of the  human body and body/mind inter-relationships.  Modern ~ Beginners to Advanced Introduction of fundamental exercises, techniques, and movement phrases of modern dance. Basic modern dance principles are introduced in axial and locomotor  exercises. Modern dance innovators and their styles are discussed. Includes an understanding of contemporary dance as a creative art form, perfecting technique,  developing improvisational skills, experimenting with creative movement studies, and analyzing rhythmic patterns. Review of basic exercises and terminology. The study of  contemporary modern dance on an intermediate level. Correct body alignment, development of technique, and efficient use of the body through movement are stressed.  Various falls, turns, and contractions are studied. Elements of time, flow, weight, space, and varied rhythmic structures are incorporated into movement phrases.  Improvisational skills are employed. Emphasis is on more complex movement phrases. Individual expression, musicality, style, and performance are stressed.  Improvisational skills are employed.  Hip Hop Beginners to Advanced This high energy dance class will introduce students to the basics of hip hop, including the latest hip hop trends & break dancing moves which prepare them for more  advanced hip hop training. All movement will be modest & age appropriate. Music is carefully selected to avoid questionable content. Past hip hop experience is great, but  even beginners will have a blast in this fast paced, high energy dance class. Dance conditioning will be introduced to strengthen the body for more advanced hip-hop  training. Designed for the high school dancer, this high energy dance class will go more in depth with hip-hop training, including the latest dance trends and break-dancing  moves. This class is great for the student who just wants to come & get funky as well as the serious dancer looking to improve their hip hop skills. All movement will be  modest & age appropriate.  Acro. ~ Beginners to Advanced The class will focus on basic acrobatics skills such as bridges, rolls, cartwheels, standing backbends, and limbers.  Dance elements will be incorporated into the class as  well.  Level progression will include cartwheels on both sides, walkovers, handsprings, tucks, and aerials.  Advanced tumbling passes along with more complex dance  elements will be incorporated into the class as level progression proceeds towards the advanced level. Dancers should always come to class in dance/gymnastic attire - no  baggy street clothes for safety reasons.  Dancers will be barefoot during all acro. classes and jewelry is never permitted.  Polynesian ~ Beginners to Advanced In this class you will learn about the dying cultures of the Hawaiian and the Tahitian natives, and their different styles of dance, as well as the implementation of  instruments used in these very elaborate and visually stunning forms of dance.  This is an educational experience to last a lifetime  NEW....Bollywood Classes Drama/Musical Theater This fun class will engage students with basic drama games, focusing on character, emotion, & actions. It will introduce students to monologue & scene study through a  variety of interactive activities which lead them to the world of acting.  Through level progression, students will learn to channel their creative energy, focusing on  character, plot, & basic acting techniques through monologue, scene study, & dramatic improvisation.  Art Classes ~ All mediums Private Music Lessons Offered ~ One on One Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Violin, and Cello
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Group Classes Offered Know before you go...Class descriptions assist in the knowledge of what you would like you and/or your child to do.  Even though descriptions are helpful, "feet on" experience is the best.  Come try a week of classes for FREE!!! ALL classes listed here MAY NOT be offered at the time of registration...Some classes do fill, as there are limited class sizes in all our classes. Music & Me ~ Classes for ages 2 - 3 and 4 - 7 As most early childhood educators know, music and movement are linked even from birth and infancy. Bouncing and/or rocking to the sound of a mother or father singing/humming are children's first experiences in music and movement. Children cannot help but respond to the rhythm, beat and moods that different kinds of music suggest. Undeniably, music in many forms is an accessible accompaniment to either improvised or more structure movement sequences. In Music & Me classes, students will learn creative movements, basic beats and rhythms, all with the implementation of musical instruments such as Maracas, Bongo Drums, Rain-Makers, Triangles, and so many more. Creative Movement ~ Ages 2 - 3 Creative movement and dance is an enjoyable way for young children to develop their physical skills, channel their energy, stimulate their imagination and promote their creativity.  Creative movement involves using body actions to communicate an image (the wind, a frog, a rabbit), an idea (a journey, a dream) or a feeling (strength).  Creative dance in early childhood education corresponds to the fundamental phase of movement development that occurs between the ages of two to seven.  During this time, motor skills (e.g., hopping, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, leaping and galloping), non-motor skills (e.g., stretching, bending, twisting, turning, shaking and swinging), and stability and balance skills are able to flourish when children are provided with sufficient practice opportunities.  A social benefit of creative movement is that it encourages an interactive environment where children share space as they explore movement together but in their own way. Gradually, opportunities for children to observe different responses to movement ideas are given and the possibility of creating movements together becomes more appealing. Combo ~ BTA (Ballet, Tap, Acro) ~ Ages 4 - 6 This sixty minute class is structured for younger children who are interested in a more comprehensive dance environment. Classes will begin with ballet (barre work, positions, enhancing turnout, traveling, and beginning leaps and turns), followed by tap (stationary tapping, traveling, and sound identification), and finally, acro (strength, flexibility, and basic tumbling skills).  This class acts as a precursor for more advanced levels of Ballet, Tap, and Acro. Therefore, children may remain in this class for 1 to 3 years to fully learn the basics of dance such as body and feet positions and beginner jumps, leaps, and turns. Trio ~ BTJ (Ballet, Tap, Jazz) For children ages 7 and up.  This ninety-minute class is structured for older children who are interested in more styles of dance and a more comprehensive dance environment.  Classes will begin with ballet (barre work, positions, enhancing turnout, traveling, and beginning leaps and turns), followed by tap (stationary tapping, traveling, and sound identification), and finally, jazz (jumps, turns, traveling and rhythmic movement).  This class acts as a precursor for more advanced levels of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Therefore, children may remain in this class for 1 to 3 years. Ballet I, II, III In Ballet I students are introduced to fundamental exercises, techniques, and steps of classical ballet, basic ballet terminology, correct body alignment, and simple adagio and allegro combinations are introduced in barre and center work.  Through level progression, the emphasis is on developing an aesthetic awareness of the art, understanding ballet theory, perfecting technique, review of basic exercises and terminology, pirouettes are introduced, body alignment, technical accuracy is stressed, increased movement vocabulary, and performance quality, combinations, musicality, style, and theatricality, etc. Pointe ~ Beginners to Advanced Basic techniques of dancing on pointe. An introduction to correct pointe positions and exercises to strengthen the feet and legs. This class will challenge the beginner through advanced dancer with choreography, pointe work, & repertoire.  Dancers enrolled in pointe class are required to be taking at least 1 hour of ballet training per week.  Classes are conducted in a professional manner - proper dance attire is absolutely enforced!  All students are required to arrive to class on time, hair should be securely placed in a bun, black leotards, pink tights,  and pointe shoes.  There are absolutely no baggy clothes or messy hair permitted in class! Tap ~ Beginners to Advanced Simple key techniques, basic exercises, and movements. Variety of rhythmic patterns, fundamental steps, and graded routines. Brief history, choreographic principles, and improvisation. Shuffles, ball changes, heel drops, time steps, flaps, and beginning turns are introduced. Through level progression, emphasis is on developing on- stage choreography, further development of pre-dance warm-up exercises to include exercises for balance and body alignment, turns, spins, and focus are introduced and coordinated with precision tap combinations. Further level advancement includes the study and performance of popular tap dancing styles to include the ease of Fred Astaire, the aggressiveness of Gene Kelly, the contemporary style of Tommy Tune, and the timeless vaudeville style of Honi Coles. Concentration is on technical accuracy, increased movement vocabulary, and performance quality. Wings, pull-backs, turns, and precision steps are stressed. Jazz ~ Beginners to Advanced Introduction to fundamental jazz techniques, exercises, walks, and movement phrases of the jazz style. Basic knowledge of changing jazz styles through the years. Emphasis on perfecting techniques, creating basic jazz compositions, and developing a more in-depth understanding of the historical growth of American jazz dance. Review of basic exercises and terminology. Rock, funky lyric, and percussive movements are studied. Jazz turns, body isolations, and steps of elevation are incorporated. Proficient technique, correct body alignment, and performance are stressed. Jazz isolations, body rolls, turns, and slides are studied. Movement vocabulary to include jazz styles of contemporary choreographers. Increased technical skill is developed through complex phrases of movement. Performance, style, and musicality are stressed. Lyrical ~ Beginners to Advanced Lyrical dance is best described as a mix between ballet and jazz.  Dancers will be exposed to a unique style of dance that will enforce emotional performance along with technical movement.  Dancers will perform a stretch, centerwork, and travel across the floor. Contemporary ~ Intermediate, Advanced Contemporary dance is characterized by its versatility: contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. Contemporary seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body, and is therefore safe and accessible for beginners. At the same time, the ease of movement promoted by contemporary dance technique allows experienced dancers to push new boundaries of body movement.  Contemporary dance principles include: centering, alignment, gravity, breath, contraction, release, fall and recovery, suspension, balance and off-balance, tension and relaxation, opposition and emotion.  Rather than emphasizing technique per se, which is seen more as a tool for the dancer and a means by which to strengthen the body, increase flexibility, and through a deliberate exposure of the contemporary dancer to a wide range of techniques to ensure versatility, contemporary dance as a field is more concerned with examining the choreographic and performing process: as a result there has been limited development of dance techniques by seminal dance artists. Instead, contemporary dance draws on modern dance techniques (developed in the first sixty years of the 20th century) and an array of still developing philosophies of movement based on study of the human body and body/mind inter-relationships. Modern ~ Beginners to Advanced Introduction of fundamental exercises, techniques, and movement phrases of modern dance. Basic modern dance principles are introduced in axial and locomotor exercises. Modern dance innovators and their styles are discussed. Includes an understanding of contemporary dance as a creative art form, perfecting technique, developing improvisational skills, experimenting with creative movement studies, and analyzing rhythmic patterns. Review of basic exercises and terminology. The study of contemporary modern dance on an intermediate level. Correct body alignment, development of technique, and efficient use of the body through movement are stressed. Various falls, turns, and contractions are studied. Elements of time, flow, weight, space, and varied rhythmic structures are incorporated into movement phrases. Improvisational skills are employed. Emphasis is on more complex movement phrases. Individual expression, musicality, style, and performance are stressed. Improvisational skills are employed. Hip Hop Beginners to Advanced This high energy dance class will introduce students to the basics of hip hop, including the latest hip hop trends & break dancing moves which prepare them for more advanced hip hop training. All movement will be modest & age appropriate. Music is carefully selected to avoid questionable content. Past hip hop experience is great, but even beginners will have a blast in this fast paced, high energy dance class. Dance conditioning will be introduced to strengthen the body for more advanced hip-hop training. Designed for the high school dancer, this high energy dance class will go more in depth with hip- hop training, including the latest dance trends and break- dancing moves. This class is great for the student who just wants to come & get funky as well as the serious dancer looking to improve their hip hop skills. All movement will be modest & age appropriate. Acro. ~ Beginners to Advanced The class will focus on basic acrobatics skills such as bridges, rolls, cartwheels, standing backbends, and limbers.  Dance elements will be incorporated into the class as well.  Level progression will include cartwheels on both sides, walkovers, handsprings, tucks, and aerials.  Advanced tumbling passes along with more complex dance elements will be incorporated into the class as level progression proceeds towards the advanced level. Dancers should always come to class in dance/gymnastic attire - no baggy street clothes for safety reasons.  Dancers will be barefoot during all acro. classes and jewelry is never permitted. Polynesian ~ Beginners to Advanced In this class you will learn about the dying cultures of the Hawaiian and the Tahitian natives, and their different styles of dance, as well as the implementation of instruments used in these very elaborate and visually stunning forms of dance.  This is an educational experience to last a lifetime NEW....Bollywood Classes Drama/Musical Theater This fun class will engage students with basic drama games, focusing on character, emotion, & actions. It will introduce students to monologue & scene study through a variety of interactive activities which lead them to the world of acting.  Through level progression, students will learn to channel their creative energy, focusing on character, plot, & basic acting techniques through monologue, scene study, & dramatic improvisation. Art Classes ~ All mediums Private Music Lessons Offered ~ One on One Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Violin, and Cello
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SEASON IN REVIEW ~ 2014/2015 Every year in August, to keep you informed ahead of schedule, we fill this Event Calendar with dates all the way through the Grand Showcase and the start of Summer Camp and Classes. Please check back often to see if any updates are added or date changes have been made. Additional IAPAC Performances and Competitions will be listed soon. ~ The Legend ~  ~ Listings in BLACK are upcoming events/activities ~ Listings in GRAY are events/activities that have already taken place ~ Listings in GREEN are (IAPAC) Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company events/activities ~ Listings in RED are very important dates, deadlines, mandatory events, etc. ~ INFO HERE are links to more information about the specific event MONDAY AUGUST 11th.....Fall Class Schedule is available TUESDAY AUGUST 26th...4:00pm - 8:00pm.....Open House for Enrollment/Registration THURSDAY AUGUST 28th 4:00pm - 8:00pm.....Open House for Enrollment/Registration TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd.....THE BIG DAY!!! Fall classes begin. WELCOME BACK EVERYONE! SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14th.....IAPAC Car Wash & Krispy Kreme Donut Sale SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21st.....IAPAC Car Wash & Krispy Kreme Donut Sale WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1st.....Costume Deposits Post (Due By Dec. 1st)  OCTOBER 6th - 11th.....Bring A Friend Week...Bring your friends to try your classes with you. SATURDAY OCTOBER 11th.....Awesome Master Class (Details to be announced soon) MONDAY OCTOBER 13th.....Columbus Day, YES we are open! SATURDAY OCTOBER 18th.....8th Annual Halloween Party 6:00pm - 9:00pm SATURDAY OCTOBER 25th.....IAPAC Performs LIVE at Zoo Boo 2014 (Details coming soon) FRIDAY OCTOBER 31st.....(CLOSED) Halloween. Have a safe and fun trick-or-treat night! NOVEMBER 3rd - 8th.....Wacky Wear Week (Dress in the wackiest, wildest, silliest attire) TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11th.....Veteran's Day, YES we are open! SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29th.....Event details coming soon. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26th - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30th.....(CLOSED) Fall Break. Happy Thanksgiving! MONDAY DECEMBER 1st.....Classes resume from Fall Break. DECEMBER 1st - 6th.....Fun Fun Fun Santa Hat Week (Wear your festive holiday hats) DECEMBER 1st.....Costume Deposit Deadline (Costume deposits MUST be paid) DECEMBER 6th.....Christmas Parade DECEMBER 8th - 13th.....Visitors Week. Invite family and friends to watch your classes. THURSDAY DECEMBER 18th.....No classes!!! 8th Annual Christmas Party 6-9pm FREE TO ATTEND! DECEMBER 22nd  - JANUARY 4th.....(CLOSED) Winter Break. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!!! MONDAY JANUARY 5th.....Classes resume from Winter Break THURSDAY JANUARY 15th.....Costume BALANCES Posted to accounts (MUST be paid by APRIL 1st) MONDAY JANUARY 19th.....Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, YES we are open! SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1st.....Summer Camp Registration Tier Discount Program Begins SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1st.....Grand Showcase Fees posted to accounts (MUST be paid by May 1st)  MONDAY FEBRUARY 16th.....President's Day, YES we are open! TUESDAY MARCH 17th.....St. Patrick's Day, YES we are open! DON’T GET PINCHED, WEAR YOUR GREEN!!! APRIL 1st.....Costume Balances Due (***IMPORTANT...MUST be paid or removal from class) SUNDAY APRIL 5th.....Easter Sunday SUNDAY APRIL 5th - SUNDAY APRIL 12th.....CLOSED/Spring Break. (Open for Spring Break Day Camp) MONDAY APRIL 6th - FRIDAY APRIL 10th.....Spring Break Day Camp MONDAY APRIL 13th.....Classes resume after Easter and Spring Break MAY 1st.....Showcase Fees are Due!!! (These were posted to accounts on February 1st) SATURDAY MAY 23rd - MONDAY MAY 25th.....(CLOSED) Memorial Day Weekend. Have fun in the sun!!! TUESDAY MAY 26th...Classes resume after Memorial Day Weekend SATURDAY JUNE 6th.....MANDATORY STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL...Yes ALL performers MUST attend. SATURDAY JUNE 13th.....MANDATORY STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL...Yes ALL performers MUST attend.  SUNDAY JUNE 14th.....Theatre Department Spring/Summer Production....”Golly Gee Whiz!” SATURDAY JUNE 20th.....MANDATORY STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL...Yes ALL performers MUST attend. JUNE 23rd - JUNE 26th.....Picture Week (These dates might change as they are dependent on costume arrival) SATURDAY JUNE 27th.....MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal @ the Theatre  (Studio Closed to All Classes) SUNDAY JUNE 28th.....2015 Grand Showcase, IT’S SHOW DAY!!! Shows begins at 3:00pm    JUNE 29th - JULY 5th.....(CLOSED) Summer Break MONDAY JULY 6th.....Summer Classes and Summer Camp Begin JULY 20th - JULY 31st.....Summer Half Day Camp...2 WEEKS OF FUN, FUN, FUN!!! JULY 6th - AUGUST 14th.....Summer Classes and Summer Day Camp ***CHECK BACK OFTEN. NEW EXCITING THINGS WILL BE ADDED***
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SEASON IN REVIEW ~ 2014/2015 Every year in August, to keep you informed ahead of schedule, we fill this Event Calendar with dates all the way through the Grand Showcase and the start of Summer Camp and Classes. Please check back often to see if any updates are added or date changes have been made. Additional IAPAC Performances and Competitions will be added continuously. ~ The Legend ~  ~ Listings in BLACK are upcoming events/activities ~ Listings in GRAY are events/activities that have already taken place ~ Listings in GREEN are (IAPAC) Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company events/activities ~ Listings in RED are very important dates, deadlines, mandatory events, etc. ~ INFO HERE are links to more information about the specific event MONDAY AUGUST 11th Fall Class Schedule is available TUESDAY AUGUST 26th...4:00pm - 8:00pm Open House for Enrollment/Registration THURSDAY AUGUST 28th 4:00pm - 8:00pm Open House for Enrollment/Registration TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd THE BIG DAY!!! Fall classes begin. WELCOME BACK EVERYONE! SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14th IAPAC Car Wash & Krispy Kreme Donut Sale SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21st IAPAC Car Wash & Krispy Kreme Donut Sale WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1st Costume Deposits Post (Due By Dec. 1st)  OCTOBER 6th - 11th Bring A Friend Week Bring your friends to try your classes with you. SATURDAY OCTOBER 11th Awesome Master Class (Details to be announced soon) MONDAY OCTOBER 13th Columbus Day, YES we are open! SATURDAY OCTOBER 18th 8th Annual Halloween Party 6:00pm - 9:00pm SATURDAY OCTOBER 25th IAPAC Performs LIVE at Zoo Boo 2014 FRIDAY OCTOBER 31st.....(CLOSED) Halloween.  Have a safe and fun trick-or-treat night! NOVEMBER 3rd - 8th..... Wacky Wear Week (Dress in the wackiest, wildest, silliest attire) TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11th Veteran's Day, YES we are open! WEDNESDAY NOV. 26th - SUNDAY NOV. 30th (CLOSED) Fall Break. Happy Thanksgiving! MONDAY DECEMBER 1st Classes resume from Fall Break. DECEMBER 1st - 6th Fun Fun Fun Santa Hat Week (Wear your festive holiday hats) DECEMBER 1st Costume Deposit Deadline (Costume deposits MUST be paid) DECEMBER 6th.....Christmas Parade DECEMBER 8th - 13th Visitors Week. Invite family and friends to watch your classes. THURSDAY DECEMBER 18th.....No classes!!! 8th Annual Christmas Party 6-9pm FREE TO ATTEND! DECEMBER 22nd  - JANUARY 4th (CLOSED) Winter Break. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!!! MONDAY JANUARY 5th Classes resume from Winter Break THURSDAY JANUARY 15th Costume BALANCES Posted to accounts (MUST be paid by APRIL 1st) MONDAY JANUARY 19th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, YES we are open! SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1st Summer Camp Registration Tier Discount Program Begins SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1st Grand Showcase Fees posted to accounts  (MUST be paid by May 1st)  MONDAY FEBRUARY 16th President's Day, YES we are open! TUESDAY MARCH 17th St. Patrick's Day, YES we are open! DON’T GET PINCHED, WEAR YOUR GREEN!!! APRIL 1st.....Costume Balances Due  (***IMPORTANT...MUST be paid or removal from class) SUNDAY APRIL 5th.....Easter Sunday SUNDAY APRIL 5th - SUNDAY APRIL 12th CLOSED/Spring Break. (Open for Spring Break Day Camp) MONDAY APRIL 6th - FRIDAY APRIL 10th Spring Break Day Camp MONDAY APRIL 13th Classes resume after Easter and Spring Break MAY 1st Showcase Fees are Due!!! (These were posted to accounts on February 1st) SATURDAY MAY 23rd - MONDAY MAY 25th (CLOSED) Memorial Day Weekend. Have fun in the sun!!! TUESDAY MAY 26th Classes resume after Memorial Day Weekend  SATURDAY JUNE 6th.....MANDATORY STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL...Yes ALL performers MUST attend. SATURDAY JUNE 13th.....MANDATORY  STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL...Yes ALL performers MUST attend.  SUNDAY JUNE 14th.....Theatre Department Spring/Summer Production....”Golly Gee Whiz!”  CLICK HERE FOR INFO. SATURDAY JUNE 20th.....MANDATORY  STUDIO/LEOTARD REHEARSAL...Yes ALL performers MUST attend. JUNE 23rd - JUNE 26th.....Picture Week (These dates might change as they are dependent on costume arrival)  SATURDAY JUNE 27th.....MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal @ the Theatre  (Studio Closed to All Classes) SUNDAY JUNE 28th.....2015 Grand Showcase, IT’S SHOW DAY!!! Shows begins at 3:00pm    JUNE 29th - JULY 5th.....(CLOSED) Summer Break MONDAY JULY 6th Summer Classes and Summer Camp Begin JULY 20th - JULY 31st.....Summer Half Day Camp 2 WEEKS OF FUN, FUN, FUN!!! JULY 6th - AUGUST 14th.....Summer Classes and Summer Day Camp ***CHECK BACK. NEW EXCITING THINGS WILL BE ADDED***
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Current promotions include: PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER DAY CAMP.... SAVE BIG MONEY, REGISTER TODAY!!! Regular cost is $175.00 per week, pay only $157.50 per week, with the “June Early Bird Promo”.  Fine Print: You MUST register for at least 2 weeks for this promo.  See all the Camp information HERE Mini-Performers Half Day Camp SAVE SAVE SAVE!!! $10.00 OFF each week if you register before the end of June. Regular cost is $85.00/week...pay only $75.00/week with this promotion... BUT HURRY, TIME IS TICKING AWAY!
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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LION KING ~ DECEMBER 20, 2010 WICKED ~ MARCH 19, 2012 WEST SIDE STORY ~ NOVEMBER 23, 2013 CHICAGO ~ FEBRUARY 15, 2014 ADDAMS FAMILY ~ JANUARY 18, 2014 MORE TO COME!!!
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OCTOBER 21st and DECEMBER 22nd, 2013 | Inspiration Academy CONGRATULATIONS to Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company for their invitation to perform at the Washington Redskins Half Time Show with the 1st Ladies of Football, the NFL Redskins Cheerleaders, in front of over 84,000 fans at both sold out games!!!  We are very proud of all of you!  A special congratulations to Kelly G, Melody S, Ashanti B, and Darian H. for performing in the Elite Performance. ************************************************************************************************************* FEBRUARY 18, 2013 | Inspiration Academy  Incredible and memorable dance journey... Congratulations to the Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company... You all rocked the Disney Stage. It was great to see you all perform at such a famous venue...You all did such an incredible job and made us proud. I hope everyone had a fun and memorable time, I know we did. Thank you to everyone that made it happen, first and foremost Miss Lisa for her incredible hard work, dedication to the arts, and love for all of her students!!! All of you, the performers, for all the hard work, extra rehearsals, etc., And last but definitely not least, all the wonderful parents. It will be a trip and performance never to be forgotten! (Listed from the front row to back row, left to right) Reagan C., Emma W., Makayla M., Hannah B., Chyenne G.,Carly H., Alexia S., Ashanti B., Alexis H., Stephanie S., Emily S., Rebecca F., Darian H., Kelly G., Kayla W., Christine G., Melody S., Sailee J., Victoria B., Megan G., Danielle C., and Morgan A. Each and every one of you proudly represented Inspiration Academy with an incredible performance at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on February 18th, 2013. Not only does your fantastic performance warrant such recognition, but your dedication and extremely hard work, with countless hours of extra rehearsal time, certainly does. We are truly inspired by all of you for a wonderful job. Disney was very proud also, not only for your performance, but for your manners, attitudes, and professionalism. Thank you again, for making us proud! **************************************************************************************************************** APRIL 1, 2012 | Sandler Center - Virginia Beach  INSPIRATION ACADEMY DANCE COMPANY rocks the stage at the VIP DANCE COMPETITION. Entering only two group numbers and two solos, the IA performers won TWO PLATINUM, TWO HIGH GOLDS, FIVE OVERALL HIGH POINT AWARDS, including the OVERALL MOST ENTERTAINING and OVERALL SHOWMANSHIP Awards. ****************************************************************************************************************
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MAY 23rd, 2015 | Inspiration Academy Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company rocked the parade route at the 32nd Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, May 23rd, performing to “We’re the Kids of the Future”. We are very proud of all of you for a very entertaining “job well done”, and a crowd pleasing performance. This was the second invitation to the festival, performing on stage at last year’s annual event. Photo’s from the event can be seen HERE 
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OCTOBER 21st and DECEMBER 22nd, 2013 | Inspiration Academy CONGRATULATIONS to Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company for their invitation to perform at the Washington Redskins Half Time Show with the 1st Ladies of Football, the NFL Redskins Cheerleaders, in front of over 84,000 fans at each sold out games!!!  We are very proud of all of you!  A special congratulations to Kelly G, Melody S, Ashanti B, and Darian H. for performing in the Elite Performance. **************************************************** FEBRUARY 18, 2013 | Inspiration Academy  Incredible and memorable dance journey... Congratulations to the Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company...You all rocked the Disney Stage. It was great to see you all perform at such a famous venue...You all did such an incredible job and made us proud. I hope everyone had a fun and memorable time, I know we did. Thank you to everyone that made it happen, first and foremost Miss Lisa for her incredible hard work, dedication to the arts, and love for all of her students!!! All of you, the performers, for all the hard work, extra rehearsals, etc., And last but definitely not least, all the wonderful parents. It will be a trip and performance never to be forgotten! (Listed from the front row to back row, left to right) Reagan C., Emma W., Makayla M., Hannah B., Chyenne G.,Carly H., Alexia S., Ashanti B., Alexis H., Stephanie S., Emily S., Rebecca F., Darian H., Kelly G., Kayla W., Christine G., Melody S.,Sailee J., Victoria B., Megan G., Danielle C., and Morgan A. Each and every one of you proudly represented Inspiration Academy with an incredible performance at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on February 18th, 2013. Not only does your fantastic performance warrant such recognition, but your dedication and extremely hard work, with countless hours of extra rehearsal time, certainly does. We are truly inspired by all of you for a wonderful job. Disney was very proud also, not only for your performance, but for your manners, attitudes, and professionalism. Thank you again, for making us proud! ********************************************** APRIL 1, 2012 | Sandler Center - Virginia Beach  INSPIRATION ACADEMY DANCE COMPANY rocks the stage at the VIP DANCE COMPETITION. Entering only two group numbers and two solos, the IA performers won TWO PLATINUM, TWO HIGH GOLDS, FIVE OVERALL HIGH POINT AWARDS, including the OVERALL MOST ENTERTAINING and OVERALL SHOWMANSHIP Awards. **********************************************
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MAY 23rd, 2015 | Inspiration Academy Inspiration Academy Performing Arts Company rocked the parade route at the 32nd Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, May 23rd, performing to “We’re the Kids of the Future”. We are very proud of all of you for a very entertaining “job well done”, and a crowd pleasing performance. This was the second invitation to the festival, performing on stage at last year’s annual event. Photo’s from the event can be seen HERE 
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Inspiration Academy Theatre Department proudly presents "Golly Gee Whiz" on Sunday June 14th, 2015 2:30pm at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Theatre ~ 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Doors open at 2:15pm.  Winner of the National Youth Theatre Award for Outstanding New Musical and the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, this rousing show offers 10 spectacular musical numbers that give every young actor their moment in the spotlight! Golly Gee Whiz! is the quintessential “backyard musical,” a loving tribute to the terrific Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Hollywood film musicals of the 1930s and 40s. The residents of Happyville, USA, aren’t all that happy. Usually loaded with a golly-gee-whiz sort of unstoppable optimism and ready to make the world a better place, they all seem to have come down with a case of boredom and grumps. They have good reason to feel so lousy. After all, it’s the middle of the Great Depression. But that’s when Mickey and Judy set ‘em straight and get everyone to work to put on a show! Why, if they all pitch in together, they can do something good for the town and raise some money to help out the local businesses! By working together, they put on such a great show that folks come from miles around to see it, and re-establish Happyville as the bustling town that it once was. Tickets are just $9.00 in advance and available at Inspiration Academy 3501 Holland Road Virginia Beach, VA 23452  Ph.757-340-2787 or at the door on the day of the show! Bring the family for a wonderful matinee show.
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“ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE” The 8th Annual Grand Showcase proudly presented by the young and talented performers from Inspiration Academy for the Performing Arts. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT ALL TICKET MASTER OUTLETS PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE (limited assigned seating is available, purchase tickets sooner than later.) SUNDAY JUNE 28th, 2015 @ 3:00pm at the gorgeous and historical WELLS THEATRE 108 E Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510 Take the journey around the world with us, through dance!
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Inspiration Academy Theatre Department proudly presents "Golly Gee Whiz" on Sunday June 14th, 2015 2:30pm at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Theatre ~ 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Doors open at 2:15pm.  Winner of the National Youth Theatre Award for Outstanding New Musical and the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, this rousing show offers 10 spectacular musical numbers that give every young actor their moment in the spotlight! Golly Gee Whiz! is the quintessential “backyard musical,” a loving tribute to the terrific Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Hollywood film musicals of the 1930s and 40s. The residents of Happyville, USA, aren’t all that happy. Usually loaded with a golly-gee-whiz sort of unstoppable optimism and ready to make the world a better place, they all seem to have come down with a case of boredom and grumps. They have good reason to feel so lousy. After all, it’s the middle of the Great Depression. But that’s when Mickey and Judy set ‘em straight and get everyone to work to put on a show! Why, if they all pitch in together, they can do something good for the town and raise some money to help out the local businesses! By working together, they put on such a great show that folks come from miles around to see it, and re-establish Happyville as the bustling town that it once was. Tickets are just $9.00 in advance and available at Inspiration Academy 3501 Holland Road Virginia Beach, VA 23452  Ph.757-340-2787 or at the door on the day of the show! Bring the family for a wonderful matinee show.
“ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE” The 8th Annual Grand Showcase proudly presented by the young and talented performers from Inspiration Academy for the Performing Arts. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT ALL TICKETMASTER OUTLETS PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE (limited assigned seating is available, purchase tickets sooner than later.) SUNDAY JUNE 28th, 2015 @ 3:00pm at the gorgeous and historical WELLS THEATRE 108 E Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510 Take the journey around the world with us, through dance!
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