2017 Fall Semester Pre-Registration

The Fall 2017-2018 schedule has been mailed out along with evaluations and recommendations for next year’s classes.  Please let us know if you have not received yours.  Pre-registration is APRIL 14TH from 4:30-6pm. This event is a great opportunity to secure your spot in your desired class and desired time for next year before they fill up, so be sure to come down and sign up for next year!

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Because it’s Never Too Late to Dance!

This is for everyone wanting to pick up a dance class as a beginner, or even if you just want a great group of people to hang out with on Wednesday nights from 7-8pm while you tap til your heart’s content. Join On Center Performing Arts’ amazing and talented Linda Murphy for our Basic Adult Tap workshop series class. Last year was a blast and everyone had a great time showing off their tap skills at the annual Spring Recital!

The class is only $90 for the full 8 week course and it runs from March 29 through May 19th.

Stop by the Dance Shop, email or call us for more information!

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Spring Schedule Reminders

Hello fabulous dancers and parents!

We wanted to take a moment and post some scheduling reminders of upcoming events throughout the remainder of the Spring Semester:

  • There will be classes on President’s Day, February 20th
  • Spring Break is March 20-24th
  • MDAA is in Missoula April 7-9th and our very own Lisa Deer will be the workshop coordinator! This is an amazing time to receive additional education and learn from some top notch dance instructors from around the country. It is held in Missoula only once every two years, so we strongly urge you to take advantage of it this year. Please see a staff member at the studio for more information.
  • OCPA 2017/2018 season Pre-registration is April 14th 4:30-6pm. This is a great time to lock in your dancer’s classes for next year.
  • Picture Week is May 7-12th. More information about picture sign-up is forthcoming. These are great mementos of your dancer’s year and make for wonderful memories in the future.
  • Student Appreciation Day June 10th – There will be the usual fare of food, fun, activities and awards for dancers and their families. Join us!
  • Spring Recital will be June 12th, 13th, 14th, and 16th. This year, we will NOT have a Thursday show. Thursday’s classes will be in the Wednesday show, and Friday will still be ‘The Best Of’ show.

As always, if you have any questions, please call or email us!

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New Workshop Series Class!

Taught by guest artist, Bruno Augusto

$90.00 for the full 8 week session.
January 24th -March 14th

Técnica de la danza moderna Cubana
Also known as
Afro-Cuban Modern Dance Technique

Created by world renown Ramiro Guerra Suarez, this dance technique is meant to train/make the dancer. Elements from Classical Ballet, and North American dance techniques such as Graham, Limón, Humphrey, and Horton are the basis. This technique also incorporates elements from Flamenco, African dances, and Cuban Folklore, all creating a unique melange. Executed to African rhythms and sometimes chanting, it emphasizes tempo, phrasing and syncopation to maximize its performative aspect. Spacial awareness is a permanent requirement, while the focus of the dancer must remain in him or herself.


Bruno is the Co-Founding Director of Arts & Above. As an art maker, performer, and educator, his body of work consists primarily of dance, music, poetry, and film. Bruno’s works have been presented in the Washington DC metro area, New York City, and the bay area of San Francisco. Internationally his works have been presented in Cuba, Portugal, Germany, Angola, and Algeria. He has been a professional dancer for 21 years; performing in Cuba, Angola, and throughout the United States, while touring Africa and Europe. His formal training includes classical Ballet, modern dance, and contemporary movement techniques as well as acting and music composition. Mr. Augusto holds a diploma from the National School of the Arts in Havana, Cuba, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Towson University in dance performance and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in dance performance and choreography.

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To Missoula: With, Love, Love Love

Tickets for ‘To Missoula With, Love, Love, Love’ are finally on sale! Buy yours now at tututix.com. This show is full of all things love, which is something we all need! So come and spread the love with us February 9th, 10th, and 11th!

Thursday: $5 with canned food, show at 6pm
Friday: $25 Gala night, gala 5:30pm, show at 7pm
Saturday: $10 for students, $14 for adults, matinee at 2pm, and evening show at 6pm

Our Curtain Up! Company has worked so hard since summer to put this show together and they would love to see you there!

Contact us at 406-542-0730 for more information!!

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Pre Apprentice Jazz Teacher Announcement

Dear Pre Ap Jazz students and families, 

As we begin the new semester we wanted to make sure it was clear that Paige Lund is the official instructor for Pre Ap Jazz on Tuesdays at 6:00pm. Although she taught the majority of last semester, we had some inquiries and wanted to clarify. Meagen thoroughly loved teaching this class, but her responsibilities as a Director and manager made it difficult for her to teach as many classes as she started with this year. We are excited and completely trust Paige’s ability to continue with this class.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 


Lisa Deer
On Center Performing Arts

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