Event Registration

Individual Membership

Our members are those who financially contribute to the Yocum Institute for Arts Education annually at or above the basic levels. Membership is a very important source of support for the Institute. Your membership dollars help fund program development, outreach to the community and exhibits and performances.

Membership entitles you to discounts on classes, private instruction, special events, weekly camps and Primary Stages Productions. You will also receive special invitations to events and exhibits. Become a member today!

There are also a variety of other ways to support the Yocum Institute for Arts Education programs: by being a volunteer, financial contribution of EITC funding through your business, sponsoring a production, contributing to our Scholarship fund and much more. Contact Susan Rohn, Executive Director for more information at (610) 376-1576.

Price: $35.00

Date: 08/26/2015

Family Membership

Our members are those who financially contribute to the Yocum Institute for Arts Education annually at or above the basic levels. Membership is a very important source of support for the Institute. Your membership dollars help fund program development, outreach to the community and exhibits and performances.

Membership entitles your family to discounts on classes, private instruction, special events, weekly camps and Primary Stages Productions. You will also receive special invitations to events and exhibits. Become a member today!

There are also a variety of other ways to support the Yocum Institute for Arts Education programs: by being a volunteer, financial contribution of EITC funding through your business, sponsoring a production, contributing to our Scholarship fund and much more. Contact Susan Rohn, Executive Director for more information at (610) 376-1576.

Price: $60.00

Date: 08/26/2015

IN20 Mommy and Me Dance!

IN20 Mommy and Me Dance!   (Ages 2 - 3)

Kristina Dennis   Begins Sept. 7

Learn ballet with Mommy or Daddy! Class will focus on the basic terminology of ballet and exploring other dance forms. Children and parents will learn stretching and dance techniques.

Thurs. 3:45 - 4:15 PM                                                $65 ($60 members)

Price: $65.00

Date: 08/07/2017

Available Spaces: 9

BP21 Pre-Ballet 2

BP21 Pre-Ballet 2   (Ages 5 - 6)

Laura Gaydos   Begins Sept. 5

Pre-Ballet 2 reviews ballet terminology and moves towards the discipline of a formal ballet class. This class is intended for those who have had experience in ballet and/or taken Pre-Ballet 1/Intro classes.

Tues. 4:30 - 5:15 PM                                                $110 ($100 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/05/2017

Available Spaces: 17

BP10 Ballet 1

BP10 Ballet 1   (Ages 7 - 8)

Laura Gaydos   Begins Sept. 5

Ballet 1 is the start of formal ballet instruction. Students will learn basic vocabulary and the basics of classical ballet technique. This class is for those who have at least 1 - 2 years of formal ballet discipline.

Tues. 5:15 - 6:15 PM                                                $135 ($125 members)

Price: $135.00

Date: 09/05/2017

Available Spaces: 17

BP11 Ballet 2

BP11 Ballet 2                                                                             (Ages 9 - 10)

Laura Gaydos                                                                         Begins Sept. 5

For students interested in formal training with 2+ years of experience. Learn more vocab and technique. Students will be challenged by their individual levels. Audition required unless discussed with instructor or previously enrolled.

Tues. 6:15 - 7:30 PM                                                $110 ($100 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/05/2017

Available Spaces: 18

BP52 Ballet 5: Technique

BP52 Ballet 5: Technique                                                          (Ages 14+)

Nina Balistrere                                                                        Begins Sept. 5

This highly advanced class is a continuation of Ballet 4 technique. Strenuous barre with intricate center floor exercises will be used to improve your core, flexibility, alignment, and technique.  Students must have at least 4 years of classical ballet training.

Tues. 5:00 - 6:30 PM                                                $190 ($180 members)

Price: $190.00

Date: 09/05/2017

Available Spaces: 16

MO20 Modern 4

MO20  Modern 4                                                                     (Ages 13+)

Nina Balistrere                                                                        Begins Sept. 5

This class will emphasize advanced Limon Modern technique, incorporating longer and more complex combinations. Students must have already completed at least 1 year of modern technique.

Tues. 6:30 - 7:30 PM                                                  $135 ($125 members)

Price: $135.00

Date: 09/05/2017

Available Spaces: 16

MO30 Lester Horton Modern Technique

MO30  Lester Horton Modern Technique                                           (Ages 14+)

Holly James                                                                              Begins Sept. 5

The Lester Horton Technique emphasizes stretch, strength, expression, body line, and proper body mechanics. Thise class compliments and enhances other dance techniques. Improvisation will be explored. Excellent strength and conditioning class for athletes!

Wed. 6:00 - 7:30 PM                                                 $190 ($180 members)

Price: $190.00

Date: 09/05/2017

Available Spaces: 18

BP32 Adult Ballet

BP32 Adult Ballet                                                                         (Ages 18+)

Holly James                                                                             Begins Sept. 6

Adult Ballet is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to experience ballet, late beginners, and childhood dancers. Come and enjoy the relaxing exercise of ballet class and learn ballet technique.

Wed. 7:30 - 9:00 PM                                               $190 ($180 members)

 

Price: $190.00

Date: 09/06/2017

Available Spaces: 18

JZ10 Tap/Jazz 2

JZ10 Tap/Jazz 2 (Ages 6-8)

Ann Burkot                         Begins Sept . 6

This class is for those who have completed 2+ years of Jazz. Continues to build strength, increase flexibility, expand movement vocabulary, and refine technique with plenty of attitude.

Wed. 5:00 - 5:45 PM  $110 ($100 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/06/2017

Available Spaces: 8

TP32 Tap 3

TP32 Tap 3 (Ages 10 - 11)

Ann Burkot                         Begins Sept. 6

This class is for those students who have completed 3+ years of Tap.  Students will continue to build strength, coordination, expand dance vocabulary and refine technique.  Combinations will be longer and more intricate.

Wed.  5:45 - 6:30 PM   $110 ($100 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/06/2017

Available Spaces: 19

TP33 Tap 4

TP33 Tap 4 (Ages 12+)

Ann Burkot                          Begins Sept. 6

This class is for those students who have completed 4+ years of Tap instruction. Students will continue to improve strength, technique, coordination and vocabulary. This class will involve highly advanced percussion combinations.

Wed. 6:30 - 7:15 PM   $135 ($125 members)

Price: $135.00

Date: 09/06/2017

Available Spaces: 19

IN31 Intro to Tap/Ballet/Tumbling

IN31 Intro to Tap/Ballet/Tumbling   (Ages 3 - 5)

Kristina Dennis   Begins Sept. 7

This class is for dancers who have completed at least one year of Intro classes and are ready for the next level. They will expand their dance vocabulary, refine technique and focus on becoming stronger dancers.

Thurs. 5:00 - 5:45 PM                                             $110 ($100 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/07/2017

Available Spaces: 7

BP20 Pre-Ballet 1

BP20 Pre-Ballet 1   (Ages 3 - 4)

Kristina Dennis   Begins Sept. 7

Pre-Ballet will go over introductory ballet positions, basic terminology, and proper stretching in preparation for the discipline of a formal ballet class. For those who have had little or no ballet experience.

Thurs. 4:15 - 5:15 PM                                            $110 ($100 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/07/2017

Available Spaces: 7

BP31 Ballet 3: Technique

BP31 Ballet 3: Technique                                                         (Ages 11+)

Kristina Dennis                                                                        Begins Sept. 7

Students will continue learning strong ballet technique, proper body posture, and alignment. Students must have 3+ years of strong ballet experience. Audition required unless instructor approved or previously enrolled.

Thurs. 5:45 - 7:15 PM                                                $190 ($180 members)

 

Price: $190.00

Date: 09/07/2017

Available Spaces: 15

BP40 Beginner Pointe 1

BP40 Beginner Pointe 1                                                                             (Ages 11+)

Kristina Dennis                                                                       Begins Sept. 7

Students will learn the proper way to sew, fit, and tie their new pointe shoes. They will learn strength exercises, rolling through their shoes, going up on pointe correctly, and using proper technique and alignment. In order to take this class, the student must be enrolled in Ballet 3: Technique. Students must have teacher approval to take this class.

Thurs. 7:15 - 8:00 PM                                             $110 ($100 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/07/2017

Available Spaces: 20

BP41 Ballet 4: Technique

BP41 Ballet 4: Technique                                                         (Ages 12+)

Laura Gaydos                                                                         Begins Sept. 7

This moderately advanced class is a continuation of Ballet 3. Students will continue their progression of classical ballet technique. This class has more difficult barre exercises and more intricate center floor combinations. Must have teacher approval to take this class.

Thurs. 5:00 - 6:30 PM                                               $190 ($180 members)

Price: $190.00

Date: 09/07/2017

Available Spaces: 17

BP60 Strength and Conditioning Class

BP60 Strength and Conditioning Class                              (Ages 11+)

Laura Gaydos                                                                         Begins Sept. 7

This class will help to improve a dancer’s upper body strength, abdominal and quadricep muscles, as well as improve flexibility. These traits are important and enhance the dancer’s overall mind and body awareness.

Thurs. 6:30 - 7:00 PM                                                   $75 ($70 members)

Price: $75.00

Date: 09/07/2017

Available Spaces: 19

BP42 Variations Class: Intermediate/Advanced Pointe

BP42 Variations Class: Intermediate/Advanced Pointe      (Ages 12+)

Karen Houck                                                                           Begins Sept. 7

This is a continuation of pointe technique allowing the student to strengthen footwork and maintain proper alignment, while improving leg and core strength. Students will learn the choreography from famous ballets while strengthening their pointe work and performance abilities Must have at least 2 years of previous pointe work.

Thurs. 7:00 - 8:15 PM                                               $165 ($155 members)

Price: $165.00

Date: 09/07/2017

Available Spaces: 17

BP33 Intermediate Pointe 2

BP33 Intermediate Pointe 2                                              (Ages 12 - 14)

Nina Balistrere                                                                     Begins Sept. 11

Students will continue the progression of their beginning pointe work utilizing the barre and center floor combinations. Technique and proper alignment is reinforced during this class. This class is for students also taking Ballet 3 and 4 technique class. Must have at least 1 full year of proper pointe work.

Mon. 5:15 - 6:15 PM                                                 $135 ($125 members)

Price: $135.00

Date: 09/11/2017

Available Spaces: 18

BP34 Intermediate/Advanced Pointe 3

BP34 Intermediate/Advanced Pointe 3                                 (Ages 13+)

Nina Balistrere                                                                      Begins Sept. 11

Intermediate/Advanced Pointe 3 is added for the dancer who would like to improve her pointe work and add an extra pointe class to her daily workout. It is a continuation of Pointe 2 with more challenging barre and center floor work. A great way to get stronger and become a more advanced dancer.

Mon. 7:15 - 8:15 PM                                                $135 ($125 members)

Price: $135.00

Date: 09/11/2017

Available Spaces: 19

MO41 Modern 3

MO41  Modern 3                                                                     (Ages 10 - 12)

Nina Balistrere                                                                      Begins Sept. 11

Students will build upon Limon Modern, which is the essence of “drop and suspend.” In addition, dancers will work on core strengthening exercises and combinations, while continuing to improve technique.

Mon. 6:15 - 7:15 PM                                                 $135 ($125 members)

Price: $135.00

Date: 09/11/2017

Available Spaces: 19

TP30 Tap/Ballet/Tumbling 2

TP30 Tap/Ballet/Tumbling 2                                                             (Ages 5 -6)

Ann Burkot                                                                                Begins Sept. 11

This class is for dancers who have completed at least one year of Intro classes and are ready for the next level. Students will expand their dance vocabulary, refine technique, and focus on becoming stronger dancers.

Mon. 4:30 - 5:15 PM                                                 $110 ($100 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/11/2017

Available Spaces: 4

JZ09 Jazz 2

JZ09 Jazz 2                                                                                        (Ages 9 - 12)

Ann Burkot                                                                               Begins Sept. 11

This class is for dancers who have completed Jazz 1 and will continue to improve their technique.  They will expand their dance vocabulary as well become stronger dancers.

Mon. 6:00 - 7:00 PM                                                 $110 ($100 members)

Price: $135.00

Date: 09/11/2017

Available Spaces: 8

JZ12 Jazz 3

JZ12 Jazz 3                                                                                   (Ages 13+)

Ann Burkot                                                                             Begins Sept. 11

This class is for those who have completed 3+ years of jazz. Students will continue to build strength, increase flexibility, expand movement vocabulary, and refine technique with plenty of attitude.

Mon. 7:00 - 8:00 PM                                                 $135 ($125 members)

Price: $135.00

Date: 09/11/2017

Available Spaces: 18

HH20 Hip Hop 1

HH20 Hip Hop 1                                                                                          (Ages 6 - 9)

Ann Burkot                                                                             Begins Sept. 11

Students will learn basic hip hop techniques and beats to their favorite songs. Hip hop instruction will be tailored to the skills of the class. Learn the technique, diverse movement skills, and body strength in true hip hop style.

Mon. 5:15 - 6:00 PM                                                $110 ($100 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/11/2017

Available Spaces: 12

HH21 Hip Hop 2

HH21 Hip Hop 2                                                                                           (Ages 10+)

Ann Burkot                                                                             Begins Sept. 11

More advanced students will continue to develop hip hop techniques and beats to their favorite songs. Hip hop instruction will be tailored to the skills of the class. Learn the technique, diverse movement skills, and body strength in true hip hop style.

Mon. 8:00 - 8:45 PM                                                  $135 ($125 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/11/2017

Available Spaces: 16

JZ11 Introduction to Tap/Jazz 1

JZ11  Introduction to Tap/Jazz 1 (ages 3-5)

Ann Burkot                         Begins Sept. 6

This class is for dancers who have completed 1+ years of Intro classes and are ready for the next level of jazz. They will expand their dance vocabulary, refine technique and focus on one style of dance.

Wed. 4:15 - 5:00 PM   $110 ($100 members)

Price: $110.00

Date: 09/13/2017

Available Spaces: 10

TE02 Audition for Junior Theater Ensemble

Please note, by registering for Junior Theater Ensemble online, you are signing up for the audition. If you are accepted into the Junior Theater Ensemble, you will be invited to register and pay for the ensemble at that time. Registration at this time does not guarantee a place in the ensemble.

TE02 Junior Theater Ensemble   (Ages 10 - 15)  ONGOING

By Audition Only: Open to actors in 6th - 10th grade. Students will study acting and how to devise new theater works in a master class setting. Refine improvisation skills, learn to build characters, and work as an ensemble leading up to performances of various theatrical styles. Those accepted into the Jr. Ensemble will be expected to work between classes on assignments leading to productions and performance opportunities in the community. Some rehearsal time outside of the weekly time may be needed. This will be arranged on a per project basis. Jr. Ensemble members will also have the opportunity to work with the Teen Ensemble. Call to sign up for an audition or to ask any questions: 610-376-1576 or e-mail primarystages@gmail.com. Audition dates: Aug. 31 & Sept. 7.

Thurs. 5:00 - 6:30 PM     $110 ($100 members) billed in 10 week cycles

Price: $0.00

Date: 01/18/2018

Available Spaces: 15

TE01 Audition Teen Theater Talent Scholarship Ensemble

TE01 Teen Theater Talent Scholarship Ensemble   (Ages 14+)

Beverly Houck                                                    Ongoing

By Audition Only: Open to actors in 8th - 12th grade, ages 14+. Ready to take your acting to the next level? Want to create a change in your community? The Teen Ensemble is for serious acting students who want to learn and perform in a focused and performance-driven company. Building on the fundamentals of acting, teens meet weekly throughout the year to explore advanced improvisation, scripted theater, new works, and, in addition to family-friendly offerings, performances focused on social issues affecting teens and young people today. With performances in the Berks County area, master classes with guest teachers, and an optional tour that occurs during school hours, members of the Teen Ensemble are given opportunities to develop skills they need to thrive and shine in any performance endeavor. Call to sign up for an audition or to ask any questions: 610-376-1576 or e-mail primarystages@gmail.com. Next Audition Date: January 18

Thurs. 6:00 - 8:30 PM   $40 annual fee 

Price: $0.00

Date: 01/18/2018

Available Spaces: 20