…the place to study
Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts offers professional
and pre-professional classes in a variety of performing arts
disciplines to students of all ages – toddler to adult
professional. We are dedicated to fostering talent and
developing young artists. Our philosophy is that all of our
students should be held to the same high standards, and those
who do not aspire to careers in the performing arts should not
be penalized by less than professional training. If you want a
baby-sitter this is not the place. If you want excellent
instruction from professionals in their fields (from Broadway,
Hubbard Street, Dusseldorf Ballet, Joffrey…). in an atmosphere
that is disciplined yet fun, creative and non-competitive then
this is the place to study.
The Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts offers classes –
for students age 3 to adult - in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop,
acting, voice, character, musical theatre, Crossover Cardio,
Pilates and Booty Barre. There are many opportunities here for
personal and artistic growth; multiple performance
opportunities throughout the year, study/performance trips both
here and abroad, and the chance to develop in a company
environment. Vonder Haar Center proudly boasts ballet, tap,
theatre, jazz, and musical theatre companies. Whatever your
talent, this is the place to study.
Supported in part by Vonder Haar Performing Arts
Vonder Haar is home to nine resident companies which allows for
students in different disciplines to develop their talents and
to hone their performing skills.
The Senior, Junior, and Youth Ballet Companies, along with Pre
Company and Novice Ballet, allow the advanced ballet dancers,
the intermediate students, and younger aspiring ballerinas the
opportunity to develop and perform throughout the year. They
participate in two major ballets and our February Arts Festival
each year, as well as performing at various other venues.
The Musical Theatre Ensemble presents at least two mounted
shows per year in addition to other outside performances. These
triple threats performed in Hong Kong in July, 2007.
The Senior, Junior, and Youth Tap Companies, along with Tap
Pre-Company, perform at the February Arts Festival, and at
various venues throughout the year. These companies provide
tremendous opportunities for growth to budding hoofers.
The Theatre Company, which operates as a production class,
typically mounts two productions a year at the Studio Theatre
at Vonder Haar Center. It has thus far presented THE JUNGLE
BOOK, SIDEWALKS AND SNEETCHES, and VELVETEEN
Joining the VHC organization this season is the Cello Ensemble
Workshop. This group, designed to give beginning and
intermediate cellists experience in ensemble playing, will
perform at various times throughout the year, including the
February Arts Festival.
Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts Companies available
to perform at community events of all kinds. Please
Tracy Vonder Haar