Dance Classes for Kids and Adults.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION HANDBOOK

ABOUT US

Welcome to Extensions Performing Arts Academy!
At Extensions, we are passionate about nurturing talent, inspiring creativity, and fostering a deep love for the performing arts. Our academy is a place where dreams take center stage, and where students of all ages can discover their true potential in dance, music, and theater.
We offer kids dance classes and dance classes for adults. Extensions Performing Arts Academy has been servicing the entire Antelope Valley since 1995. We are located at 2765 West Avenue L Lancaster, CA 93536 in the Stater Bros. Shopping Center. We offer Ballet classes, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Pointe, Contemporary and so much more!  We start kids at age 2 and we go through to adult. Keep scrolling down for more information. Our phone number is very easy to remember, just dial 661-7-2DANCE (that’s 661-723-2623) Thank you for stopping by!

Our Team: Extensions is home to a dedicated team of experienced and professional instructors who are not only experts in their respective fields but also caring mentors. We believe that the best way to learn the performing arts is in an environment that is supportive, encouraging, and focused on personal growth.

Our Programs: We offer a wide range of programs and classes designed to cater to individuals of all levels, from beginners to advanced performers. Whether you want to perfect your pirouettes or take the spotlight on stage, we have a class for you. Our diverse curriculum includes ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary and more!

Performance Opportunities: At Extensions, we understand the importance of giving our students the chance to shine on stage. Throughout the year, we host various performances, recitals, and showcases where our students can showcase their hard work and passion. These events not only build confidence but also create lifelong memories.

Community and Family: We take pride in the warm and welcoming community we've built at Extensions. Our students, their families, and our staff form a close-knit family that supports and encourages one another. We believe that the journey through the performing arts is best experienced together. Join us at Extensions Performing Arts Academy today!

STAFF

KEVIN HERRON II
Owner/The BluPrint Academy Director/Teacher

Hip Hop

JENNIFER PHILLIPS
Owner/EPAA Performing Company Director/ Teacher

Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Stretch/Conditioning, Mini's & Performing Co.

DESIREE WITHERS-DOZIER
Teacher

Contemporary, Technique, Stretch and Conditioning and ZUMBA Fitness

MARK STEPHENS
The BluPrint Academy Assistant Director/Teacher

Hip Hop & Performing Co

JACQUELINE BRICENO
Teacher

Jazz & Technique

JAYDA BURRELL
Teacher

RISING STARS, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Tap, Technique, Demi's, Mini's & Performing Co.

LILLIAN CARMICHAEL
Teacher

Demi's, Mini's, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & Performing Co.

JALYNN DAVIS
Teacher

Hip Hop, Jazz & Performing Co.

ARIANA MEDINA
Teacher

Contemporary & Stretch/Conditioning

EMILY BOUDREAU
Teacher

Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop

DAVID JENKINS
Teacher

Hip Hop Technique

MIKAELA RAMIREZ
Performing Company Assistant/Teacher

Mini's, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Improv, & Technique

ARYAH MCVAY
Teacher

Ballet, Improv, Contemporary, Jazz & Performing Co.

SADE JONES
Studio Manager
CHRISTIE WHITE
Front Desk Receptionist
SHANA SALOME
Front Desk Receptionist

Studio News!

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2024 RECITAL TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!!

Tickets available now!
Starting July 1st, tickets to all three shows on Friday, August 2nd, and Saturday, August 3rd can be purchased by clicking the link below.

Ticket Price: $22 each
Military Discount: $20 each (Military ID required at the door)

Extensions does not offer refunds or exchanges on tickets. Please get your tickets now as they sell out quickly!
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

RECITAL REHEARSAL PACKET!

This comprehensive guide is your go-to resource for all the essential details concerning the upcoming 2024 Summer Concert.

It includes critical information on the following:
First Run-Thru Rehearsal Dates and Times: Get ready for our initial practice sessions where we’ll run through the entire program.
Picture Dress Rehearsal Dates and Times: These sessions are dedicated to full dress rehearsals, complete with photography to capture our hard work and dedication.
Tech Rehearsal Dates and Times: Technical rehearsals will ensure all lighting, sound, and stage setups are perfect for our performance.

Important Note: Attendance at all rehearsals is mandatory. Please review the schedule carefully and plan accordingly to ensure you are present for every session. This preparation is crucial for a successful and polished performance. Thank you for your commitment and dedication.

2024 RECITAL REHEARSAL PACKET

OPENING NUMBER CAST LIST & REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

CAST LIST & REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE FOR REHEARSAL SCHEDULE.

2024-2025 PERFORMING COMPANY  AUDITIONS

Get ready to shine on stage with Extensions Performing Company! We're thrilled to invite you to our upcoming auditions on Saturday, July 13th, 2024, from 12:30 to 7pm. Audition Details:
Date:
SATURDAY, July 13th, 2024
Time: 12:30pm to 7pm
Location: 2765 West Ave L, Lancaster CA 93536
Attire: Please wear black form-fitting attire and appropriate shoes.
Application Fee: $10 (to be paid upon submission of audition application) (No sibling discounts)
Age Requirement: 5 & Up (Minis aged 5-6 are exempt from audition but must pay the application fee and submit an application. New Season Starts: August 19th, 2024
Don't miss this opportunity to be part of our dynamic team! Join us for a chance to showcase your talent and passion for dance. We can't wait to see you there.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR THE AUDITION APPLICATION.

PERFORMING COMPANY AUDITION APPLICATION

2024 RECITAL INFORMATION!

It is time to prepare for our 2024 Summer Concert. This information will provide you with what you will need to plan for for our Concert. Our Concert will be held at Antelope Valley College on Friday & Saturday, August 2nd - August 3rd 2024. Three shows are scheduled to accommodate all of our classes. A few classes will perform in one show, however, some classes will perform in more than one show. All classes (except open classes, turns classes and those designated as technique only classes) will be learning a routine to be performed in our Concert. In some cases, classes may be combined.PLEASE ADD THE FOLLOWING DATES TO YOUR CALENDAR: Only one parent or representative of each student needs to pick up their packet from the front desk. Even if you already performed in our past concerts things have changed and it is VERY IMPORTANT that all parents areaware of these changes. We encourage all of our EXTENSIONS family to perform in our Concert, however, it is a choice, and here is the information to help you better decide if you/your family can participate. Once again, the Concert will be held at Antelope Valley College on Friday & Saturday August 2nd & August 3rd, 2024. Each performer cannot miss more than 4 of their classes starting May 13th without approval from their teacher(s). Performers will not be permitted to be absent, for any reason, from July 8th - August 3rd.

A MANDATORY “Run-Thru” Dress Rehearsal will be held at EXTENSIONS on Saturday June 22nd (times to be confirmed later). Dancers will not have to stay the entire time unless you are in more than one routine, but specific times will be given at a later date.You must leave this entire day open until specific rehearsal times are given at a later date. MANDATORY Picture Dress Rehearsals will be held at EXTENSIONS on Friday July 26th - Sunday July 28th (times to be confirmed later). We will start Sunday rehearsals at or around 1 p.m. to allow time for those who attend church on Sundays. Most dancers will be on one day or another however, specific days and times will be given at a later date, so keep them all open. Load-in and MANDATORY dress rehearsal will be held at Antelope Valley College Tuesday July 30th - Thursday August 1st with the recital following Friday & Saturday August 2nd & August 3rd.

Any parents wanting to help volunteer backstage during our concert, there will be a meeting held July 15th and July 16th. The meeting will be held in the lobby at 6pm. Each performer will have to pay a $30.00 performance fee ($50.00 maximum per family) for the costs of rehearsals, backstage crew, and backstage needs during the performance. Each performer will also have to purchase a costume and tights from EXTENSIONS ONLY for each routine they perform in. Some of the costumes we order through costume companies, others are made, and some we have you purchase in local stores.Costume costs range from approximately $60.00-$100.00, however, the average is $70.00-$90.00 andtights range from $15.00-$30.00. Costumes will start being posted in your Parent Portal and in the lobby beginning mid March. Measurements for costumes will be taken by the Front Desk Staff during classes beginning Monday March 4th. Every student in class will be measured unless a contract declining Concert participation has been turned in. Tickets for our Annual Summer Recital will go on sale starting July 1st at TICKETS.AVC.EDU

PRE-CONCERT 2024 INFO PACKET 

INTRODUCING
CLASS CARDS!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new EPAA Class Cards, offering you a flexible and exciting way to explore a variety of dance styles at our studio!

Class Card Options:
6 Class Pack: $95
8 Class Pack: $125
10 Class Pack: $140
12 Class Pack: $160

Usage Guidelines: Class Passes are valid for our regular scheduled classes only. Class Passes are final sale, non-refundable, and non-transferable (Cannot share with others).

Expiration Details:All Class Passes expire 60 days from the date of purchase. Class Passes are not extended for any reason (personal, holiday, closed days, class canceled, etc).
Who Can Benefit: If you are on the monthly tuition program, you will not need class cards. EPAA Class Cards are designed for students who take drop-in classes that can be grouped into a bundle. This is an incredible opportunity to dive into various dance genres, from Ballet, Hip Hop and Contemporary to Jazz & Tap, with the flexibility to attend classes that suit your schedule.Purchase your EPAA Class Card now at the front desk. Visit our studio or contact us to secure your EPAA Class Card today!

OPEN CLASSES!

Join Extensions Performing Arts Academy for our Open Level Classes, catering to ages 11 and up! No recital commitment required. Dive into the world of dance with our talented instructors:

Hip Hop with Kevin (Thursdays): Groove to the beats and master the latest moves.
Contemporary with Desiree (Wednesdays): Express yourself through fluid and modern dance forms.
Jazz with Emily (Fridays): Embrace the energy of jazz and enhance your dance repertoire.

Our classes are designed with open enrollment, allowing you to drop in anytime. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced dancer, we have classes tailored to your skill level every week. Don't miss the chance to explore the joy of dance—sign up now!
SINGLE CLASS COST: $20 per class

🏢 Venue: Extensions Performing Arts Academy
📍 2765 West Ave L, Lancaster CA
👉 Don't miss out on this incredible chance to learn from our incredible teachers! Mark your calendars, and let's kick off 2024 with a bang!

SIGN UP HERE!

The BluPrint Academy

The introduction of "The BluPrint" by Extensions Performing Arts Academy is an exciting development in the field of dance education. This new dance academy seems to offer a comprehensive training program designed to guide students toward a professional dance career. The leadership by Academy Director Kevin Herron and Assistant Director Mark Stephens likely ensures a high level of expertise and guidance. Catering to students from age 8 to adults, "The BluPrint" covers a wide range of age groups, allowing aspiring dancers to pursue their dreams regardless of their starting point. The inclusion of monthly info sessions is a valuable addition, offering insights into crucial aspects of a dancer's career, such as audition etiquette, headshots, social media presence, and the nuances of performing in front of the camera. These sessions are likely to provide a well-rounded education that goes beyond just the technical aspects of dance. Moreover, the biweekly classes held at various North Hollywood/LA based studios provide students with exposure to different training environments and dance styles. This exposure is invaluable for broadening their skill set and preparing them for the diverse demands of the professional dance world. Overall, "The BluPrint" seems to offer a comprehensive and holistic approach to dance education, not only focusing on technique but also on the practical knowledge and skills required to succeed in the industry. This initiative by Extensions Performing Arts Academy is likely to attract aspiring dancers who are serious about pursuing a professional dance career.

SIGN UP FOR THE ACADEMY HERE!


Studio Programs

Interested in a specific style of dance? We have Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballet and so much more to chose from! Take a moment to look at our Program to see what is the best fit for you!

Demi/Mini Program

Specifically designed for students ages 2 to 6 years of age.

Demi's: This is an introductory class containing ballet and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic ballet steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement and gross motor skill development games in a positive and fun environment. Engaging music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance.

Mini's: This beginner level class will cover the proper placement of body position, posture, terminology and class behavior. This class is designed to provide young dancers an introduction into the fundamentals of tap dance. Early exposure to the rhythms and unique mind-to-foot connection associated with tap dance will allow students to progress and excel at the art as they move through life. The goal is to prepare these young dancers to move on into higher levels of ballet and tap classes.

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Jazz & Technique Program

Our Jazz curriculum is based on the classical Jazz dance technique, with influences incorporated from modern Jazz and Broadway styles. The Jazz program focuses on flexibility, rhythm, extension, balance, speed, and strong movement, preparing students for a lifetime of dancing. We follow the class format of building strength, balance and extension through isolations, rhythmic exercises, floor stretches, across the floor patterns, and dance combinations. The class format remains the same through the different levels, while the movements continue to increase in complexity as students grow technically and physically. Strong stage presence and performance are also strongly emphasized in the Jazz curriculum.

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Hip-Hop Program

Hip Hop incorporates a variety of old and new urban dance styles. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Hip hop dancing is very dynamic and helps the dancers improve flexibility develop body balance, and coordination.  If you're looking to express yourself, get fit, and have a blast all at the same time, our Hip Hop Dance Classes are the perfect choice. Designed for dancers of all levels, from beginners to those with some experience, our classes provide a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for you to learn the hottest Hip Hop moves.

Don't miss out on the chance to learn Hip Hop dance in a fun and supportive environment. Whether you're looking to improve your skills or just want to have a great time, our classes are perfect for you.

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Ballet & Pointe Program

Each ballet level progressively builds on the strength and technique of the prior ballet level as dancer’s increase their experience and skill, and continue to develop as confident and capable dancers. The ballet barre combinations learned at the early levels require a high level of concentration and good memory; in the center, the dancers will build strength and work on their coordination and musicality.  At the upper levels, dancers are expected to reach a very good level of independent work. They are expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate desire and determination for self-perfection. The technique class moves at a much faster pace than the previous levels.

The technique for girls of performing ballet movements en pointe creates an impression of airiness and fleetness. Pointe work is undertaken when the student has learned basic technique and when her legs and feet are sufficiently developed, usually after three years in technique classes. Girls are then required to wear pointe shoes for all classes in the Intermediate and Advanced divisions in support of Balanchine’s goal for dancers to move quickly and effortlessly en pointe.

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Tap Program

Tap training helps to increase leg and core strength, musicality and rhythm, and showmanship. Tap class is a fun and exciting way to explore dance movement and learn basic through advanced steps. It also helps to improve coordination and teamwork skills. Tap dancing is a great compliment to any dancer wishing to perform in musicals or play a musical instrument because of its important concentration on musicality and rhythm. Tap dancing helps students to find their inner performer and challenges the student to open up and become a versatile performer. Tap dancing focuses on learning complex patterns of foot movement, changes in tempo and different methods of weight transfer while dancing in order to produce a certain sound or look that accompanies the type of choreography or steps that the students are working on in class.

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Contemporary & Lyrical Program

Contemporary dance uses aspects of Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance to create an emotional connection to the lyrics of music.  An extremely expressive form of dance, Contemporary involves movement that is technical, but also pedestrian and relatable; strong, but also delicate and interpretive.  A solid technical background in Ballet and Jazz is important when choosing to begin Contemporary training, as most of the curriculum focuses on feeling, spirit and the interpretation of music.

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Fitness Program

Dance is one of the most physically demanding activities a person can do. If you’re spending several hours every day taking class, rehearsing and performing, it’s important that you are physically fit so that your body can safely perform the physical demands you ask of it, and with the least risk of possible injury. Our Fitness Program addresses these needs and by helping dancers get and stay in shape.

Mini/Jr. Stretch & Conditioning: Stretch class complements the training of the dance student. In this class, students will increase their understanding of their anatomy and dance alignment while increasing flexibility and strengthening their core, fee, turnout muscles, legs, back, and upper body posture. Students will focus on learning how to stretch correctly by releasing overall tension, releasing muscle tension, and relaxing the mind, while defining specific muscles groups.

Teen, Senior Stretch & Conditioning: A stretch and conditioning class for focusing on core strength development through low-impact exercise, designed to tone up the body. Incorporates the use of lightweights, stretching, and across-the-floor work.  Classes are easy to follow and held in a comfortable, non-competitive environment.

ZUMBA FITNESS:
Dive into a world of exhilarating rhythms and infectious energy with our Zumba Fitness classes! Led by our passionate and certified instructors, these classes are designed to make exercise feel like a dance party you won't want to miss. During each session, you'll move to the beats of Latin and international music, effortlessly blending dance and fitness. Zumba is not just a workout; it's a celebration of movement, a chance to let loose, and an incredible way to torch calories and tone your body. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a complete beginner, our classes are suitable for all levels of fitness. Join us for a heart-pounding, calorie-burning experience that feels more like a fiesta than a workout. Get ready to shimmy, shake, and smile your way to a healthier, happier you with Zumba Fitness!

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PRICING

The BluPrint Academy
Class Tuition

$150/mo
$145/mo Auto-Pay

This new Dance Academy offers a comprehensive training program designed to guide students toward a professional dance career.
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Performing Company
Tuition

$170/mo
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  • PERFORMING COMPANY UNLIMITED (1 Student)
    $170 (Regular & Auto-Pay)
  • PERFORMING COMPANY (w/additional student add on
    $110(Regular & Auto-Pay)

Unlimited Class
Tuition

$315/mo
$305/mo Auto-Pay
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  • UNLIMITED CLASSES per student or family (3 or less)
    $315(Regular)
    $310 (Auto-Pay)
  • UNLIMITED CLASSES for family (4 or more)  
    $360(Regular)
    $355 (Auto-Pay)

CLASS SCHEDULE

Our classes are set up by different age divisions. The advanced level classes are at the discretion of the teacher.

AGE DIVISIONS

Little Demi: 2-3 Years Old.
Demi:
3-4 Years Old.
Mini: 5-6 Years Old.
Junior:
7-10 Years Old.
Teen: 11-12 Years Old.
Senior:
13 Years Old & Up

LEVELS

Level 1: Beginner. For the dance who is just starting to explore dance.
Level 2:
Intermediate. For dances with at least a year of experience in that certain style of dance.
Level 3/4: Advanced. For Dancers who have taken classes in a specific style and is proficient in that style. Usually, trained more than 2 years in that style.
OPEN LEVEL: Can range from Beginning to Advanced. No Recital Commitment. LA Style classes. Just come and DANCE!

Studio App!

Stay Connected by downloading our Studio App to register your student, pay for tuition, stay up to date with notifications and news around the studio. Available on the Google Play Store for Android Users and the Apple Play Store for Apple Users! Click the Links to Download!

Studio YouTube Channel

Check us out on YouTube! Subscribe to the channel! Our channel has clips from the past to show that our community what Extensions Performing Arts Academy can do. We value all who step into our studio!

Contact Us

We would love to here from you! Call us anytime!

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Mondays: 3:00-9:30pm
Tuesdays: 3:00-9:30pm
Wednesdays: 3:00-9:30pm
Thursdays: 3:00-9:30pm
Fridays: 3:30-6:30pm
Saturdays: 10:00am-1:00pm

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