The Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan begins its tenth season with classes beginning the week on Sept 9. Students from across Fairfield County attend programs, classes and workshops. Group classes in music theatre, pop/rock vocal performance, dance (jazz, tap,. ballet), acting, improv, college audition prep and screen writing for high school students, and fairy tale theatre are taught by a staff of highly skilled, experienced performing artists. The “Conservatory” specializes in private classes in all styles of voice instruction (musical theatre, pop/rock, classical, opera, sight singing and western regional and all state prep), Broadway Style dance (jazz and tap), Acting and Piano.
Under the direction of Melody Meitrott Libonati, the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan is located at 70 Pine Street in New Canaan. The facility offers a professional performance space with a stage, lighting and dance floor as well as three private studios.
“Our goal is to awaken, nurture and expand each student's creative potential by offering professionally taught classes, workshops and performance opportunities” explains Melody Meitrott Libonati, director and former Broadway musical and TV actress. Performing, directing and teaching for over 20 years, she has developed diverse and age appropriate programs at the Conservatory. The skills taught to students at the Conservatory offer a lifetime of artistic expression and appreciation. Melody is also the artistic Director of The Summer Theatre of New Canaan, a professional regional theater company that has received outstanding reviews for its past seasons.
The high quality programs and nurturing environment enhances each student's creativity, adventure and joy while building confidence, a strong sense of self, and discovery of personal talents and is the foundation needed to pursue a career in the performing arts. “Our experienced and highly qualified instructors, most have been with the Conservatory for 5-10 years, work closely with the students to build a tailored program. “This consistency of highly trained instructors is part of what differentiates our programs” adds Melody.
For more information, go to their website, www.performingartsconservatory.com or call the Conservatory at 203-966-6177. Fall semester registration is going on now.