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October 14, 2010

Living Dead in Denmark

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory kids have outdone themselves. This weekend they’re putting on a show that brings Shakespeare’s most famous characters back from the dead–with zombies!

Living Dead in Denmark, a comic book fantasia, throws Shakespeare’s most beloved characters including Ophelia, Juliet (both back from the dead), Lady M, Puck, Titania and Horatio into an us-versus-zombies apocalyptic scenario.  Mixing martial arts, horror movies and comic books, Living Dead in Denmark is the perfect storm of Halloween theatre.  Intended for audiences 14 and up.

Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. I got to go to rehearsal yesterday–check out a sneak peak and some outtakes below (don’t forget to click see more for more photos)! There are no captions, you have to go to the show to find out what’s happening!




February 11, 2010

YPAC: Show Choir Class

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory held a weeklong show choir class (like in Glee!) for teens, and I got to go to their performance of a medley from “Bye Bye Birdie” on Sunday. The class was so good, there’s talk of forming a traveling troupe that would perform in the area. Photos below!


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February 5, 2010

20% Off YPAC classes this week!

February 1, 2010

YPAC Hip Hop/Street Dance Workshop for Teens

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory held an intense week-long workshop on hip hop and street dance for teens last week taught by Virginia Queen Danford. By the end of the week, the group had learned the moves to an entire song. Shots are below!

Registration opens on the 8th for more YPAC classes. Click here for more information.


Dancers, led by Virginia on the right, check their moves in the mirror as they practice their dance for the last time before performing in front of their parents. Click "more" below to see more!


August 31, 2009

Registration for Youth Performing Arts Conservatory Now Open

Filed under: ArtSchool, Kids, Preview, Theater — Tags: , , , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 4:49 pm

The ArtCenter is now accepting applications for the Fall 2009 Youth Performing Arts Conservatory

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The ArtsCenter is now accepting applications for the Fall 2009 Youth Performing Arts Conservatory!

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory offers a variety of classes for aspiring young actors of all ages. There are classes for children and teenagers in the first through twelfth grades.  Students will participate in  improvisation  exercises, theater games  and short plays to help them develop well rounded theater skills.

In addition to building  theater skills, students will have opportunities to build self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills.

Registration is open to all who are interested. No previous experience or auditions are required.

Classes are taught by the Conservatory’s staff of theater professionals. Staff members have diverse backgrounds in theater, television and education. Many are active in the Triangle theater community and several teach performing arts at other schools.

Classes begin in mid-September and run through December. Meeting days and times vary by class. For more information on specific classes, schedules and fees visit the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory page on the ArtsCenter’s website.

Classes start soon and space is limited so reserve your spot today by turning in an application!

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