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Academy of Performing Arts & Dance


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The John Carroll School Academy of Performing Arts & Dance begins its 8th year in the fall of 2018. 
Welcoming students ages 5 through adult, we provide training in all forms of dance, acting, musical theatre, and voice. 


Class Schedule -  Monday, September 10, 2018 - Thursday, May 9, 2019

Dance Recital and Musical Theatre Performance - Saturday, December 1, 2018
(Tech Week: Monday, November 26 - Friday, November 30, 2018)

Semester II classes begin on Monday, January 7, 2019

Full Academy End-of-Year Production – Saturday, May 11, 2019
(Tech Week: Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10, 2019)

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Class Descriptions

BALLET - Mrs. Kimberly Schroeder, Instructor




MODERN -  Mrs. Kimberly Schroeder, Instructor

ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY -  Mrs. Kimberly Schroeder, Instructor

JAZZ -  Mrs. Kimberly Schroeder, Instructor



TAP -  Mrs. Kim Brueggemann, Instructor

Beginner/Intermediate: Students will be taught a series of basic tap steps to build strength in ankles and master the steps. The goal: to link together these steps with timing and fluidity to master an entire routine.  (Intermediate students may audition for advanced class).

Advanced: For advanced dancers who have mastered intermediate level.  Intricate combinations will be taught to challenge students in creativity, timing, strength and accuracy to produce a vigorous routine.

MUSICAL THEATRE COURSE -  Mr. Richard “Dickie” Mahoney and Mrs. Julie Parrish, Instructors

Musical Theatre (Ages 5-9) – Mondays in Auditorium - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Musical Theatre (Ages 10-18) – Mondays in Auditorium - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Students will have a hands-on theatrical experience, as they create a full-length musical production. Students will begin the semester by auditioning for roles in the show. The remainder of Semester I and Semester II will be focused on musical staging, choreography and vocal technique.


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Class Times and Fees


MONDAYS - MUSICAL THEATRE IN AUDITORIUM - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Ages 5-9)

MONDAYS - MUSICAL THEATRE IN AUDITORIUM - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Ages 10-18)

TUESDAYS - TAP IN STUDIO/AUDITORIUM -  Beginner 6:00-7:00 p.m.;   Int/Advanced 7:00-8:00 p.m.;   Adult 8:00-9:00 p.m.  

WEDNESDAYS – HIP-HOP IN STUDIO  - Int/Advanced 5:00-6:00 p.m.;   Beginner 6:00 -7:00 p.m.  


Class Fees

  • All classes are $560 per class, which includes costume fees for the full September-May season.  Payments may be made in two installments in September and January if preferred.
  • Students must participate in classes the full season in order to perform in the May production.
  • Payment in full for classes will be due prior to the start of January classes.
  • Refunds will not be offered after classes have begun.
  • Payments are made online when completing the Academy Registration Form (see Registration Form for payment details). 

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Instructor Bios

Mrs. Kim Brueggemann - Academy Director, Tap Instructor
With over 35 years of experience performing, directing and choreographing nationally from Ithaca and Syracuse, New York; to Six Flags over Mid-America, St. Louis, Missouri; to Baltimore area dinner theatres, community theatres and Harford Dance Theatre, Kim has spent the last 19 years teaching dance and theatre arts at The John Carroll School.  The John Carroll student tap dancers and theatre arts students have performed three times at Walt Disney World in Florida, showcasing such numbers as “42nd Street,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” and “Singin’ in the Rain,” to mention a few.  

Mr. Richard “Dickie” Mahoney, Musical Theatre Instructor
Richard “Dickie” Mahoney has been directing and performing for over 20 years in MD, PA, NJ and DE. He has also been the Director of Youth Programs for Tidewater Players Theater Company for 10 years. Having studied many forms of acting he likes to take a realistic approach to acting, teaching actors to live in the moment and to "make it real". Dickie walks through the acting process with students showing them a step by step approach to developing 3-dimensional characters with real feelings related to how the characters act, and reaction to situations.  

Mrs. Julie Parrish - Musical Theatre Vocal Instructor

Mrs. Kimberly Schroeder - Ballet, Modern, Jazz/Contemporary Instructor
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Vocal Music Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kimberly is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware, where she serves as the Head of the Dance Minor program, production manager for the annual dance minor concert, as well as master teacher, choreographer and performer in a variety of venues. She teaches classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theatre, pilates, improvisation, composition, pedagogy and has had the privilege of studying with numerous guest artists in several dance techniques including African, Fosse, Graham, Humphrey-Weidman, Limon, and Horton. Kimberly has been the choreographer of over 40 musical theatre and non-musical theatre productions and concert works.  She is also the artistic director of Ignite: A Company of Dancing Artists, a professional modern dance company based in Delaware.

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Please contact us at 410 879-2480 ext. 2014 or if you have any questions about the classes or registration.

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