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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Performing Academy Offers Students the Chance to Act, Sing and Dance

Jul 15, 2019
by Jan Miller
Renee DeWeese and Rena Wilson have been working with children and building arts programs throughout the Bay Area for over a decade. Together, they formed the Performing Academy, where today, students learn to act, sing, and dance in a professional and nurturing environment. Its goal is to provide a place for artistic and personal growth. Its programs are designed to enhance performance and life skills by instilling students with technique, discipline, and professionalism. In addition to getting students excited about theatre and igniting their love of performing, they are encouraged to see the value in becoming a lifelong theatre patron.

Through its Musical Theatre Dance, students learn the history and style of famous Broadway choreographers: Fosse, Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins. They learn steps such as the Charleston from the 20’s, Jitterbug from the 40’s and the Lindy from the 50’s. There are also classes in ballet and contemporary dance, as well as song and dance, and creative movement, etc.

Performing Academy’s 2019-20 season includes such theatrical performances as “The Little Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins Jr.,” “Mamma Mia!,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Disney’s Frozen Jr.,” “Les Miserables - School Edition,” “Disney’s The Lion King - Kids,” “Footloose The Musical,” and "Disney’s Aladdin.”

For more information on the Performing Academy please phone (925) 385-0354 or visit info@performingacademy.com.

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Photo caption: Performing Academy co-founders Rena Wilson and Renee DeWeese.


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