LEVEL III Acting Classes: Performance Ensemble

Performance Ensembles allow dedicated and gifted students

to tackle large projects as an ensemble. 


Performance Ensemble Schedule 2017-2018

Tuesday - Class begins Sept. 12, 2017

3:45-5:15 Performance Ensemble (Grades 5-6) REGISTER HERE

3:45-5:15 Advanced Performance Ensemble (Grades 7-8) REGISTER HERE

6:00-8:00 High School Performance Troupe (Grades 9-12) REGISTER HERE


To learn more about performance ensembles, contact Noëlle at noelle@pvtc-ca.org


Time Commitment

There is a full-year commitment to these groups to maximize experiences in

theatre. Performance Ensembles meet weekly for an extended class time. We

will observe weeks off during Thanksgiving, the holiday season, Presidents’ Week,

Spring Break, and tech weeks at PVTC.



In addition to favorite theatre games, Performance Ensemble students learn new skills for taking  their acting to the next level. Students will work in small groups to explore character development and scene setting each week, as well as rehearse larger projects throughout the year. This program is very student-driven, and we expect that professionalism and attendance is at its highest. 


Performance Opportunities

Each ensemble has the chance to perform several times throughout the year. Depending on the goals of each ensemble, we might stage a full-length play, a few one-acts, short scenes, excerpts from musicals, create our own work, or even plan a flash mob!


There will be a 24-hour musical extravaganza, where ensemble members will live at PVTC for 24 hours to fully mount a musical that will be performed at the end of the 24 hours. 


Eligibility and Placement

These groups are open by invitation only to students who have gone above and beyond to grow as artists, coming in for class consistently prepared, developing interesting characters, and making a deep commitment to working as an ensemble. Students who are offered a place in one of these ensembles must meet minimum criteria as established by the PVTC artistic staff. 



Full tuition for Performance Ensemble and Advanced Performance Ensemble is $1,050. 

Full tuition for High School Perofrmance Troupe is $1,250.


Tuition can be paid in full or broken down into 6 monthly payments. Additional payment plans can be set up on an individual basis by contacting our office via email at info@pvtc-ca.org. Tuition includes all classes, workshops, and rehearsals offered on the PVTC campus. Please note: if we go to see any optional shows as field trips, the cost of the ticket is not included in tuition and will be billed separately. 


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945 Portola Road

Portola Valley, CA 94028

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