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JUST ANNOUNCED: PAAM Showcase Dress Rehearsal & Performance Schedule

March 14, 2018

We are thrilled about the upcoming showcase performances Friday May 4th – Sunday May 6th at the Marin Civic Center Showcase Theatre.  In addition to rehearsal times, the attachment also includes a breakdown of performance dates/times and ticket information. Your actors, dancers, and singers have been working hard all year and we look forward to coming together and sharing their work. ​

2018 PAAM Showcase Dress Rehearsal & Performance Schedule

All students must attend their rehearsal in order to perform in the show.

All dress rehearsals are held at the Marin Center Showcase Theater located at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael (Marin Civic Center).  The Showcase Theater is behind the Veteran’s Memorial Theater and in the same building as the Exhibit Hall.

Tickets go on sale Monday March 19th 2018, available through the Marin Center Box Office.  Ticket sales will be limited to THREE (3) tickets per family per show through Friday March 30th, at which time any remaining tickets will be released.  SHOWS WILL SELL OUT – PURCHASE EARLY!

Many costumes are still arriving and will be arriving all the way through April.  The costume(s) will be sent home upon arrival at the studio.

Attendance is incredibly important and good attendance must be maintained through the end of the conservatory year.  We expect students to aim for no more than absences per session.  Please make sure you always call if your child is going to be absent or is sick.  The studio phone is (415) 380 – 0887.

Please reference the PAAM Handbook (Calendar on Page 1) for studio breaks, holidays and important dates.

Thank you all so much – we look forward to the months ahead!

Annie Thistle

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March 12, 2018

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Join PAAM for Bay Area Dance Week!

February 8, 2018

Parent & Me Dance Class (Children Ages 5-9)

Saturday, April 28th from 12:45 – 1:30 PM

Parents, if you’ve ever looked in on your child’s dance class and wanted to jump in, now is your chance!  Get moving to the beat, and challenge the coordination of your feet, while we do an active warm-up, learn a short duet routine, and finish with some fun hula hoop skills and games.  This class is designed for one parent and one child (ages 5 – 9), but trios are welcome, too.  Lead by Ms. KT.

Anatomy of the Port de Bras (Ages 7- Adult)

Saturday, April 28th from 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Shaping the arm, with lifted elbows and relaxed shoulders is no small feat for the ballerina. Take a deeper look into the Port de Bras, learning about the muscles and bones that make fundamental positions, and create inspired expressions. The first part of the class is seated, to help focus in on and explore how the arm works. The second half of class, we’ll be taking our new arms skills and incorporating them with dancing on our feet!  Ballet experience is recommended, but not required.  For ages 7 to adult.  Lead by Ms. KT.



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Summer Schedule 2017

February 10, 2017

Summer Camps Offered:

CAMPS (Ages 4 – 15)
Week-long camps grouped by age, offered in Dance and Theater Arts. Dance camps are training-based. Theater arts camps are based on a different musical theme each week; campers receive a role and work with their cast members to create a memorable and exciting show!
INTENSIVES (Ages 9 – 19)
Week-long, training-based intensives offered in Theater Arts and Dance. Featuring seasoned PAAM faculty and nationally-recognized guest artists. Hours vary depending on week and offering. Students must apply and/or receive PAAM approval prior to enrolling.

All our summer camps are here.

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Check Out PAAM’s February, March and April Workshops!

January 28, 2017

We have just added hip hop and ballet workshops for the months of February, March and April.


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New Years’ Camps January 2nd – 6th, 2017

December 12, 2016

New Years’ Dance Extravaganza (Ages 5.5 – 7 as of 1/1/17)

MON – FRI 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

$85/day or $400/week
It’s a Dance Extravaganza!!! Lead by Ms. KT, dancers will explore:

  • * ACRO cartwheel, tumble and bend
  • * JAZZ learn jazz technique and fun choreography
  • * HULA HOOPING this fun pastime takes a new twist as structured class sure to thrill (hoops provided)
  • * YOGA as a contrast to our upbeat curriculum, students will breathe, stretch & focus (mats provided)

Ballet Intensive (Ages 8+ as of 1/1/17)

The Ballet Intensive involves classes in Ballet, Stretch & Strengthen, as well as the opportunity for Pointe work (INT/ADV Intensive ONLY) for those who are currently en pointe.
Offered Tuesday – Friday
($50/day or $180/Tue – Fri)
Int Ballet (ages 8+) 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Int/Adv Ballet (ages 11+) 9:00 – 12:00 PM

Acro Intensive (Ages 8+ as of 1/1/17)

The Acro Intensive involves classes in Acro, Contortion, and Conditioning, as well as advanced tumbling passes (INT/ADV Intensive ONLY).
Offered Tuesday – Friday
($50/day or $180/Tue – Fri) Int Acro (ages 8+) 9:00 – 12:00 PM
Int/Adv Acro (ages 11+) 12:00 – 3:00 PM

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New Conservatory Spring 2017 Classes

December 5, 2016


Ballet: Demi (Ages 5.5 – 7) TUE 3:15 – 4:00 PM
Ballet: Level A/B (Ages 8+) TUE 6:00 – 6:45 PM
Hip Hop (Ages 8 – 11) WED 4:45 – 5:30 PM
Stretch & Strengthen (Ages 10+) THU 7:00 – 7:45 PM
Stretch & Strengthen (Ages 10+) THU 7:45 – 8:00 PM



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Audition for Legally Blonde The Musical

November 18, 2016

Our MainStage Musical that will be presented March 24th and 25th, 2017 at the Marin Center Showcase Theater, is intended for actors ages 9+. Placement is by Audition-Only. Prepare a One-Minute song selection from a musical. Accompanist provided – bring sheet music.

Auditions dates:

Sunday January 8th 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday January 11th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Email annie@paamarin.com for audition slot


Fridays 3:30 – 7:00 PM (Dates: 1/13 – 3/17)
Sundays 11:00 – 5:00 PM (Dates: 1/29, 2/5, 3/12) MANDATORY TECH: Mon – Thu 3:30 – 8:00 PM (Dates: 3/20 – 3/23)

Production Fee:

$400 for T.A.M. Backwards members; $450 for non-members

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Adult Bollywood Workshop Series with Ena Vyas

October 26, 2016

Bring a friend, and you both dance at the price of one package!

Mondays 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Nov 7th, Nov 14th, Dec 5th, Dec 12th, 2016

$80 for the 4-class series All levels welcome!

2-for-1 Kickoff Special!!!


Ena Vyas has 11 years of professional dance training in Jazz, Tap, and Kathak (North Indian Classical dance) from the world renowned school of Kathak dance, Chhandam. She has taught workshops, camps, and classes throughout the Bay Area, and choreographed for local and international dancers. During her time in Chhandam, she was accepted into the Chitresh Das Youth Company, where she trained and performed professionally for 4 years directly under Pandit Chitresh Das. She attended UCLA where her course work included Bharata Natyam, West African Folk, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. She choreographed and performed in Royce Hall annually in Rajasthani Folk, Bhangra, Raas- Garba, and Bollywood styles. As a part of the nationally acclaimed Hindi Film Dance Team at UCLA, Nashaa, she competed and performed across the country at Bollywood Berkeley, South Asian Showdown in Boston, Muqabala: NNR Remix in Delaware, Jhoomti Shaam in Los Angeles, and at nationals in San Diego: Bollywood America.

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PAAM’s Annual Holiday Spectacular!

September 30, 2016

Presented at the Marin Center Showcase Theatre
Saturday December 3rd, 2016 @ 7:00 PM & Sunday December 4th, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

DANCE CAST (no audition)

Cotton Candy Fairies (Ages 4 – 6)
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:00 PM (Oct 18th – Nov 29th) Saturday Dec 2nd 12:30 – 1:30 PM
*No rehearsal Nov 22nd
Santa’s Workshop (Ages 6 – 10)
Sun Oct 23rd & Fri Oct 28th 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Sun Nov 6th & Fri Nov 18th 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Fri Dec 2nd 4 – 6 PM & Sat Dec 3rd 2 PM – Show


(By Approval. Email annie@paamarin.com)

Tinsel Tones JR Vocal Ensemble (Ages 8 – 11)
Wednesdays 4:45 – 5:30 PM (Oct 19th – Nov 30th) Fri Dec 2nd 4 – 7 PM & Sat Dec 3rd 2 PM – Show *No rehearsal Nov 23rd
Tinsel Tones Vocal Ensemble (Ages 12+)
Friday October 7th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursdays 8:15 – 9:00 PM (Oct 20th – Nov 17th) Fri Dec 2nd 4 – 7 PM & Sat Dec 3rd 2 PM – Show

Production Fee:

$200 Conservatory Students; $250 Non-Conservatory Students
All Rehearsals Are Mandatory. Conflicts must be communicated before registration.