Has your dancer been practicing in front of the mirror, using the back of the couch as a barre and practicing the latest undo? That means it's Showcase Season!  Scheduled for June 17 and 18, Showcase is when all of our dancers get to perform the pieces they've been working so hard on in class. 

There are many parts to showcase: costumes, tech week, photos, tickets and more.  Check the lobby and the website periodically to stay up to date.

A few things to get you started:

  • Click the button to the right to get the latest tech week schedule. The schedule is organized by instructor.
  • Also to the right, you will find the lineup for Showcase organized by teacher.
  • Read last year's blog about surviving Showcase week. If it's your first showcase or your 10th, there are some good tips and tricks.
  • Sign up for photos! Tony Nguyen Photography will be available to capture dance memories that will last a lifetime. Slots fill up fast, so sign up today!

Summer Intensives at Hawkins

Not only do we have summer dance classes and camps for all levels and styles of dancers, but we have summer training programs that will help your dancer get to the next level.  Sign up in the studio for any of these opportunities to train with guest and resident instructors.

Broadway Dreams Foundation Returns to Hawkins

Want to learn from experienced Broadway professionals? This is your chance! July 6-9 you can take classes in acting, voice, dance and more! 

Did You Miss "Uncharted"? Watch it on Access Sacramento!

This show did not disappoint! It took audiences on a journey unlike any they had experienced - and Saturday Evening's performance included an unexpected finale!  You can purchase a video at http://www.cmykphotography.com/Hawkins/Order.

Thanks to Access Sacramento, you can view the Friday night performance 9 times!

Friday, May 13th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 14th @ 11:00am
Sunday, May 15th @ 3:00am
Tuesday, May 17th @ 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 18th @ 11:00am
Thursday, May 19th @ 3:00am
Sunday, May 29th @ 5:00pm
Monday, May, 30th @ 9:00am
Tuesday, May 31st @ 1:00am

All cablecasts will be on Comcast/Consolidated Channel 17 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 14, Pacific Daylight/Standard Time.  If you don't have those services, it can also be viewed on their website at www.accesssacramento.org, at the times listed above. 

Or, just enjoy these photos courtesy of Dave Blakeney Photography!

Tap Class for Students with Down Syndrome Premieres at Hawkins

A new class, “Feel the Beat”, designed for children ages 5-17 with Down Syndrome premiered at Hawkins on November 21. This tap class meets twice a month and will conclude with a performance on May 21.  The class, created and directed by Mary Quilici who is a member of the Elite Hawkins Tap Company, currently has 10 students who all have shown a great appreciation for tap dancing. In this class, the students learn how to count music, understand rhythms, and of course have fun with dance games geared to help them learn to tap. Assisted by Lauren Murdock and Miranda Shearer, also members of the Elite Tap Company, the students are learning a fun dance to the song "Hoedown Throwdown" by Hannah Montana. 

Hawkins School of Performing Arts:

Inspiring a passion for dance in a fun, family-friendly environment.

Hawkins School of Performing Arts provides outstanding training for recreational or pre-professional dancers and performers in a safe, family-oriented environment. Our experienced, creative faculty encourages and nurtures students, inspiring them to find their passion for dance and the arts. And they do it alongside friends and teammates, their “dance family”. And like every caring family, we provide structure, support, goals, discipline – and of course some fun. We have trained students who have gone on to grace stages from Broadway to Europe, and worked in movies and television to Cirque du Soleil as well as those are simply looking for an experience that creates self-confidence, discipline and creativity. Whatever performance goals you may have, you will find a home at Hawkins School of Performing Arts.