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Why Choose Performance School of the Arts?

Whether you live in Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Rexford, Mechanicville, Ballston Lake, Latham, Niskyuna, or Saratoga Springs, we are conveniently located for you. We offer private lessons and classes in Music, Dance, Art, and Theater. Including Piano, Voice, Singing, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Trombone. We have Dance classes including, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, and Lyrical. Art Classes for all ages. A theater program that includes musical theater as well as dramatic acting and comedy.

Not all studios are the same, so come check us out and see why! We continuously renovate and make improvements to our facility, including the use of new pianos in all of our private rooms and the addition of a student library and book room. We have recently expanded our school to include more classrooms and instruments available for music lessons, better soundproofing, a large recital hall, and more spacious dance/art/acting studios with natural lighting. Also, our staff is provided with ongoing professional development to ensure that our students and families are provided with the best experience possible.

We know that you have other choices when it comes to music, dance, art and theater instruction. At Performance School of the Arts, we continually strive to provide the best learning experience to our students for all fine arts programs. Whether you are looking for beginner music or dance lessons, group art classes, want to rock out in a rock band, or star in a musical theater production, we are here to help you achieve your goals in a positive and motivating atmosphere!

Finding a teacher is simple with us, as we have many university-trained and qualified professionals on our staff. No matter what your age or skill level, we can guarantee that we have a teacher who will be able to provide quality instruction for both children and adults.

We invite you to come in today and find out why we are the best fine arts school in the Greater Capital Region. We celebrate performing arts and sincerely love teaching music, dance, art and theater. We look forward to welcoming you into our fine arts family soon!

Performance School of the Arts

2014 Variety Show


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It’s All in the Family

Padraig Bond, a seventh grade student at Gowana Middle School in Clifton Park, NY, comes from a long line of professional actors. His parents, Will Bond (The Siti Company, Drama Desk Nominee) and Barbara Gulan (Law and Order, The Sopranos, Actors Theatre of Louisville) have worked on stage and screen in NYC and regionally. His uncle, Timothy Gulan, a Broadway veteran, currently working on Sting’s new musical, The Last Ship, is also in the acting profession.Master of the house

paddoOn June 14th, Padraig will have a chance to step into the family business, as he performs at RPI’s state of the art EMPAC Theater with us in our 2014 Variety Show. Padraig will play the part of Thénardier (Master of the House) in a segment of the show featuring highlights from the Broadway sensation, Les Misérables, just as his uncle has been doing on the 25th anniversary tour this past year. Padraig will also be performing selections from Shakespeare, including “King Lear”, and “The Seven Stages of Man” with other students in our acting department.

Our 2014 Variety Show will feature music, dance, art and theater selections put on by students, faculty, and special guests in an effort to support our newly established Christian M. K. Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund. Proceeds from this event will be put toward our fund which supports arts education for children throughout the Capital District as well as high school seniors within our school who are seeking to pursue the arts in higher education.

Christian (2)Christian Martin, the scholarship fund’s namesake, was a vibrant energetic twenty five year old young man who knew what he wanted and went after it. In his young life, he was a great teacher, conductor, composer, and advocate of music education. Christian was also head of our bowed strings department. He used his great leadership skills to inspire, develop, and transform hundreds of students in his short career. Christian fought hard to hold on to life after he was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma. He was taken from us in a blink. Even though he is no longer with us, his dedication, and spirit are still with us, motivating and inspiring us with his vision.

It was Christian’s vision to provide a way for any child who has the desire to learn an instrument have the opportunity to do so. We at Performance School of the Arts have setup the Christian M. K. Martin Memorial Scholarship fund to ensure that these opportunities happen for children every year going forward. In addition, the fund will gift at least one scholarship annually to a student from any discipline within music and the fine arts to be put toward their pursuit of the arts in higher education.

RPI TheaterPerformance and Ticket Info: EMPAC Theater, on Saturday June 14th

  • Art Gallery Showing and Auction, 4:40 – 5:30pm
  • Honors Piano Showcase, 5:30 – 6:00pm
  • Selections from Theater, Dance, Orchestra & Rock Bands, 6:00pm

Tickets are required for admission and may be purchased from the following link: or you may call the box office directly at 518-276-3921. Please purchase tickets as soon as possible since best seats tend to sell out quickly.

Supporting this show goes a long way for children like Padraig and many others to help realize their dreams. Come join us at RPI’s EMPAC Theater on Saturday June 14th to enjoy the show and help Christian Martin’s vision to build a better community for us all.

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