Posted on August 23rd, 2013
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DSM Academy of Performing Arts Contact: Kevin Cook
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(Dallas, TX – August 13, 2013) DSM Academy of Performing Arts along with Dimensions Dance and Performing Arts Company (DDPAC) and the International Music Conservatory (IMC) will all offer classes under one roof at the IMC location in Plano, dubbing the effort International Conservatory of Performing Arts.
“There is nothing like this in our metro area,” said Kevin Cook, Director of Education at the DSM Academy. “DSM Academy is thrilled to offer theatre training while these top-rate companies bring their expertise to offer a triple-threat opportunity for music, dance and acting. For young performers, it’s one dream of three collaborators in one building.”
DSM Academy will continue its theatre programs at Park Cities, Frisco and Town North, but this new relationship will include individual classes in overall Musical Theatre as part of the ongoing curriculum at IMC. There will be classes in Musical Theatre, Acting, Acting for Film, Improvisational Acting, Directing, Semi-Private Voice, Lyric Interpretation, Voice for Dancers, How to Audition as a Triple-Threat and Dance for Theatre.
Ronald Neal, Director of the International Music Conservatory said, “This is an extraordinary and long overdue association between music, theatre and dance. The IMC program is designed to assist aspiring young artists in finding his or her voice and style through the fundamental training for instrumental technique, theory of music and music communication skills, etc. We are thrilled to welcome these two notable companies in the creation of a world class performing arts center for pre-college students and aspiring professionals.”
Kerry Dove, Artistic Director, DDPAC agrees, saying, “Our main focus is to integrate with the IMC and DSM Academy to offer all aspects of performing arts under one roof. Here, we will educate and equip children, teens and adults to become employable artists in the performing arts field, or to simply foster their love of the arts by providing the chance to study with the best of the best in one facility, which offers a state-of-the-art environment in a centralized location. For this reason, our curriculum emphasizes art making, technical development and mastery of one’s unique creative process. We will assist our students in their endeavor by providing experienced, knowledgeable instructors and instilling discipline, dedication and a respect for the arts.”
The IMC location includes individual and group instruction areas for the instrument classes, a recording studio with full video and audio production services overseen by an onsite studio manager, performance hall which doubles as a fully functional sound stage and a new spacious sprung wood dance floor with Marley surface.
“Everyone at Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. applauds the efforts of the International Music Conservatory, Dimensions Dance and Performing Arts Company and of course, Kevin Cook of the DSM Academy, for their dedication to this vision of the future in performing arts education,” said Michael A. Jenkins, President and Managing Director, Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. “This winning combination offers students a truly incomparable educational experience.”
Visit the website at: http://www.icparts.org
About DSM Academy: The DSM Academy of Performing Arts was founded in 1999 and operates as an affiliate of Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. in four locations in Dallas, Frisco and Plano areas. Dallas Summer Musicals is a company that produces and presents Broadway, off-Broadway, West End and touring theatrical productions. The DSM Academy is comprised of 60% youth under 13 years of age, 40% teens and 10% adults. The Academy is proud of its diverse and ethnic student population. The DSM Academy has granted over 300 need-based scholarships. The DSM Academy helps to prepare the amateur and the professional for involvement in the performing arts.
About International Music Conservatory: The International Music Conservatory is comprised of a 50 member acclaimed university faculty, graduates of Julliard and Eastman School, Curtis Institute, Shanghai Conservatory and Moscow Conservatory, who provide private/group instruction, music theory and master classes. Our facility offers students an environment in which they can thrive with practice rooms, an audio-video recording studio and 75-seat performance hall. With focus on our students goals, IMC faculty and staff are dedicated to their success. Working hand-in-hand with dedicated parents, our students have been selected as international competition winners and this year, for the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S.A.
About DDPAC: Dimensions Dance and Performing Arts Company is committed to developing artists who make valuable, long-term contributions in personal and professional arenas. The main focus of the DDPAC will be to integrate with the International Music Conservatory to offer all aspects of performing arts under one roof. Here we will educate children, teens and adults by offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, modern, acro and tumbling, and conditioning at the competitive or recreational level. This will help them become artists in the performing arts field, or simply foster their love of the arts by providing the chance to study with the best of the best in one facility that offers a state of the art environment in a centralized location. www.ddpac.com