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Rhythms of the World is a joyous celebration of tap that explores the diversity of cultures through the art of tap dancing. It is fresh, pure, alive, and will vibrate raw rhythms into your heart. Our superb cast will enlighten the audience and exhilarate the soul leaving a lasting impression of passion and professionalism. Just listen to their feet, they will tell the story.

This is a benefit concert for Faces of Tomorrow, a local non-profit organization providing hope and treatment to children and adults with cleft lip or cleft palate.

Artistic Direction & Choreography: Joanna Summerhays

Saturday May 21, 1:00 and 5:00 pm

The Life|Center
7801 Hazel Avenue, Orangevale

$15 per PERSON (general seating) or 4 tickets to the same show for $50 (not available for purchase online)

Or call the studio at 916-355-1900


Did You Miss "Uncharted"?

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. It will also be broadcast at a later date on Access Sacramento. Keep checking back - we will announce the air date just as soon as we have it. In the meantime, enjoy these photos courtesy of Dave Blakeney Photography!


Audition Season!

Would you like to become part of the Hawkins Company/Troupe Family? Only one more chance! Modern auditions happening May 3rd! For more information, call our office at 916-355-1900.



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.