Welcome to Hawkins School of Performing Arts
"At Hawkins, our goal is to create a fun, family environment that enables children to experience the benefits of dance, movement and expression, while also inspiring and preparing them to grow as a performing artist"
- DEIRDRE HAWKINS, FOUNDER
Classes for Every Artistic Spirit
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"Hawkins has been a 2nd home to our dancer. Besides the amazing training she has received and the exciting experiences she has been able to take part in, the teachers have instilled in her a great sense of confidence and love for the art form. We could not be happier that we chose to spend the last 10 years at Hawkins with our dancer!"
- PARENT OF GRADUATING SENIOR
Programs for everyone
YOUNG at Heart
Hawkins Children's Classes & Program are designed for children ages 3 to 8 and incorporate fun and imaginative activities as a way to teach dance techniques while still introducing and reinforcing techniques core to each dance genre.
The Recreational Dancer and Performer has the opportunity to explore different forms of movement and expression across an broad range of dance, acrobatics and dramatic arts. Hawkins classes appeal to all ages and experience levels and encourage students to find their artistic self at their own pace, as well as perform on stage pieces they have learned in class.
Dedication and TeamWork
Hawkins Troupes and Companies represent an opportunity for more serious dancers and performers to make a season-long commitment to hone their talent and perform in a team environment. Hawkins is fortunate to have a team of artistic directors ready to work across the performing arts in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, modern, and hip hop dance disciplines, as well as musical theater and parade.