PAN, Performing Arts Network offers classes for children, teens and adults!
Ballet - Contemporary Dance - Flamenco - Belly Dance
African and Afro-Haitian Dance - Hip Hop - Jazz - Tap - Zumba
Tango - Salsa - Yoga - Acting - Guitar - Piano - Vocals
Creative Writing - Music Writing
PAN's beautiful Dance Studios/ Black Box Theatre are available for rental on an hourly, weekly and monthly basis.
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Hip Hop for Children, Teens and Adults
Hip Hop for Children - 11:00am–noon
Hip Hop for Teens and Adults - noon–1:00pm
Bring your children to our Saturday Hip Hop class with one of the best Hip Hop Instructors in South Florida.
Your children will learn to express themselves in a positive environment and bring forth their creative flow, while keeping it healthy and fun.
Join the Teens and Adults class for a great workout and learn the moves of this rhythmic dance form.
Jazz for Children, Teens and Adults
Jazz for Children - 6:00–7:00pm
Jazz for Teens and Adults - 7:00–8:00pm
What better place to release energy and creativity? Learn cool Jazz steps, kicks, leaps and much more!
Instructors include some of South Florida’s most talented dancer/choreographers!
Belly Dancing with Effy
Wednesdays - 6:00-7:00pm
Effy is an extraordinary dancer and a gifted instructor.
Come join her classes at PAN and flow with the rhythm of Belly Dance.
Explore your creativity and get a great workout!
Contemporary Ballet Technique
With Juan Maria Seller
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Beginners - 10:00-11:00am
Intermediate/ Advanced - 11:00am-noon
Everyone is welcome to join Juan Maria Seller each Tuesday and Thursday morning for a great workout as you participate in the magnificent art of Contemporary Ballet Technique.
Mr. Seller’s class is not only a Contemporary Ballet class, but also is a great way to find your center and relieve stress, while strengthening and toning.
In the Beginner’s class, individual attention is given to students who range from beginners to professional dancers who want to keep in shape or recover from injuries as well as mixed ability students. This class is a beautiful movement therapy for all needs.
The Intermediate/ Advanced class is for the professional and pre- professional dancer who would like to add a new dimension and style to their work while perfecting placement and technique.
Don’t miss this gifted dancer and teacher!
Children's Acting Classes
Theater Fun-Time - Ages 5-6 yrs
In this introductory level class, taught by professional teaching artist Stephen Kaiser, students play a wide range of fun theater games designed to reinforce lessons in positive peer dynamic, self-confidence, physical awareness and critical thinking. Students are encouraged to express their individuality as they take the stage to prepare for their Talent Show where friends and family are invited into the classroom to share in the fun.
"I feel it is most important to create a judgment free zone where students are free to express themselves and celebrate each other’s individuality. The rehearsal room is a wonderful place for lessons in acceptance, empathy and teamwork."
~Instructor, Stephen Kaiser
Ages 7-12 yrs
In this play creation class, taught by professional teaching artist Stephen Kaiser, students develop their own characters and create an original story based on their individual personalities. Designed as a fun introduction to the theatrical process, students practice positive peer dynamics, self-confidence, physical awareness and learn basic theater vocabulary as they embark on a theatrical adventure of their own making. Friends and family are invited to the superstar showcase at the end of each session to share the fun and be amazed by the unique story their little superstars have created.
"This is one of my favorite classes because all of the characters and storylines come directly from the students-and it’s amazing what they come up with! When students know their ideas are being heard and put to use-put directly into the show-they are instantly engaged. There is a sense of ownership. Students want to continue to create and rehearse because it’s theirs-it belongs to them."
~Instructor, Stephen Kaiser
Acting Classes Teens & Adults
In this class, students will explore the rules, techniques and games used in improvisation. This work heightens the actor’s awareness on stage, character development and the ability to relate to other actors.
The students will work on voice and speech techniques to understand breath control and placement, articulation, intonation, stress and phrasing.
Acting training also includes developing a free and truthful use of the self in imaginary circumstances and learning how to respond to moment to moment action. Students will move on to script analysis and character development, and work on scenes and monologues.
Vocal Lessons and Children, Teens and Adults Chorus
Private and semi-private Vocal Lessons as well as Children’s, Teens and Adults Chorus classes are now forming at PAN. Come join the talented Mathew Farmer and he will help you develop the technique to support your creative path.
Mr. Farmer was trained at New York University, Westminster Choir College, Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Dreyfous School of the Arts. He is a composer, arranger, performer, recording artist and staging director, and has performed and taught at many prestigious venues, including the Kravis center for the Performing Arts, Palm Beach Principal Players, Dreyfous School of the Arts and Walt Disney Entertainment.
With Ilisa Rosal, Artistic Director of Ballet Flamenco La Rosa
Beg Flamenco - 7:00–8:00pm
Beg/ Int Flamenco Technique - 7:00–8:00pm
Beg/ Int Flamenco Choreography - 8:00–9:00pm
Beg/ Int Flamenco Technique - 1:00–2:00pm
Beg/ Int Flamenco Choreography - 2:00–3:00pm
In the Beg/Int. Technique class, students will learn the foundation of Flamenco, including core aspects such as Zapateado (footwork), Braseo (arms), Castanuelas (castanets) and Technique for hand movements, as well as basic dance steps and rhythms. This class will help the student develop the elegant balance of motion and energy to express the passion that is the hallmark of Flamenco!
Students will also learn Sevillanas, a regional dance from Sevilla and Fandangos de Huelva, with steps and arm work that prepare the student for other Flamenco Dances, as well as Castanuelas (castanets).
The Beg/ Int Flamenco Choreography class explores different "palos" (rhythms) of Flamenco. Students learn the rhythms, "palmas" (hand clapping) and sections of dances including Alegrias, Tangos, Bulerias, Solea, Tientos, Martinete and Seguiriyas.
With Olesya Pankratyeva
Zumba is a fitness class that uses a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves. It includes both cardio and resistance training components designed to tone and sculpt the entire body. Zumba is designed for teens and adults of all ages and fitness levels.
Guitar, Vocals and Music Writing
Jacob George is an American singer songwriter, most well known as the guitarist and singer for rock band Powder Monkey. Jacob was born in Miami, Florida into a family of artists. From a young age, he began to focus on music as a means of understanding and expressing his experiences. While still in high school, he took on the role as bandleader for Voices United, a non-profit youth organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding through the performing and visual arts.
Through Voices United, he traveled to Istanbul, Turkey and Lesotho, South Africa to perform original music. Jacob started several bands in Miami, and gained a large following, performing at local bars and music venues. After moving to Boston he formed the band Powder Monkey, incorporating musicians he met while attending Berklee College of Music.
Jacob is currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree in Song Writing in Boston at Berklee. His lifelong passion for knowledge and music leads him to create a body of work that is both transforming and unforgettable. He is also a gifted teacher, with a sensibility for helping students to find their own creative path, while developing their technique.
Piano & Voice Lessons
With Sofia Yanez Malik
Children’s Piano group lessons with Ms. Malik use The Little Mozart Method, designed for young children, in which they learn through games, singing, reading key parts, playing basic Nursery Rhymes and Disney Songs.
Classes for adult and senior learners use the Hal Leonard method, which enhances reading chords and melody with a practice that includes the use of both hands to develop motor and processing skills.
Please call to schedule private lessons or enroll in group classes.
After School program
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00–6:00pm
Sofia Yanez Malik is a versatile Ecuadorian –American Soprano who sang as a child for the now Saint Pope John Paul II in 1983. She won the First Prize for the Lyric Television Competition on Sabado Gigante, an International program on the Univision TV Channel in 2002. She has performed as a Chorister for Florida Grand Opera, Riunity Opera, Sociedad Gratelli, Amicci dell Arte and other institutions, and also as a Soprano Soloist for MDC Opera Workshop and her own Gospel Ensemble.
Ms. Yanez holds degrees in Music Education, Voice, Piano, and Business and Marketing, and a Graduate Certificate in Pedagogy and Thinking Development from Ecuador, Chile, and the USA.
Currently Ms. Malik is pursuing an MBA where her goal is to work in Arts Administration. For the last two years, she has sung as a Cantor Soprano for The Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach, Florida where she has also conducted and developed a Children’s Choir. She has been a Piano and Voice teacher at PAN since 2012, and her artistic career includes more than 30 years of combined experience as a performer, singer, player, talent agent and coach, as well as a Voice and Piano instructor for children, teens, and adults.
has been teaching Piano to children and adults of all levels at many schools and colleges for four decades. She is also a professional accompanist. Classically trained at Moscow State University and a member of the College of Musicians, she has been teaching in South Florida for more than 14 years. Several of her students have gone on to the prestigious New World School of the Arts and The Julliard School.
Whether a beginner or already playing, Malvina helps students achieve more than they ever expected, with her unique talent for teaching, and perceptive approach to individualized instruction. Students participate in two recitals a year, with those showing the most skill earning an evaluation from members of the University Of Miami Music Department.
Tuesdays with Brigette Cormier
Children Pre Ballet - 6:00–7:00pm
Children Ballet - 7:00–8:00pm
Teens and Adults Beg/Int. - 8:00–9:00pm
Saturdays with Lara Tinari
Children Pre Ballet - 12:00-1:00pm
Children Ballet - 1:00-2:00pm
Teens and Adults Beg/Int. - 2:00-3:00pm
Brigette Cormier started dancing at the age of 7 where she took extensive Tap and Jazz classes, becoming an advanced student of Tap and Jazz at a young age. She began her study of Classical Ballet at the age of 11.
Brigette received her Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Dance from the New World School of the Arts & University of Florida in Miami, FL in 2011. Her training while at the New World School of the Arts included Contemporary Ballet, Pointe, the Modern Dance techniques of Graham, Limon, and Horton, Composition, Anatomy and Kinesiology, in depth Music Studies, and Dance History.
As a professional dancer, Brigette danced with choreographer Brigid Baker as a member of her company, Whole Project, from 2009-2012, with Peter London in his dance company, Peter London Global Dance Company, from 2012-2014, as well as freelancing with Miami based choreographers Pioneer Winter and Ivonne Batanero.
Lara Tinari began her education in Art and Dance at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. She studied Classical Ballet, Horton, and Graham technique and choreography, and broadened her studies through Music and Fine Arts. Lara furthered her dance education at The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, and as a scholarship recipient at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York.
Ms. Tinari's professional career began in Chicago, becoming a principal dancer with The River North Chicago Dance Theatre.
Ms.Tinari developed a personally formatted philosophy of teaching and choreography. Her main objective focuses on the dancer as moving art. Her choreography has been developed through various institutions such as, Le Jeune Ballet du Québec, as Professor of Modern Dance and Resident Choreographer at École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain de Montréal, and with the world renowned LaLaLa Human Steps. Other collaborative choreographic development includes the major motion film Across the Universe directed by Julie Taymor, and the internationally televised documentary the Amici Artists in Rome, Italy. Currently Ms. Tinari is the Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of the TOC project in South Florida.
Morning Contemporary Ballet Class for Teens and Adults
Intermediate/ Advanced Level - 10:00-11:30am
Special pricing for these classes:
Professionals $10.00 per class
Pre-Professionals $22.00/ class or $100.00/ 10 class card
Lara Tinari is creator, director and choreographer of the TOC project and a former dancer with Twyla Tharp Dance.
Ms. Tinari’s class incorporates elements of both Ballet and Modern Dance technique. Geared to the professional and pre-professional dancer, the work focuses on the fundamentals of Ballet, Graham, Horton and Laban, as well as Yoga postures and Pilate’s core work.
A choreographic workshop follows the class , where students can experience the process of creation through structured movement phases and improvisation. Selected students may have an opportunity to perform with the TOC project.
Tap, Physical Theatre Classes
Tap - 12:00–1:00pm
Physical Theatre - 1:00–2:00pm
Please call to schedule private lessons or enroll in group classes.
After School program
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00–6:00pm
Nina Martin is equally versed in classical acting, pantomime, clown-playing and tap dance.
Nina holds a Ph.D. in non-verbal theater from the Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU) in Prague, Czech Republic. She has been a member of the "Bühne Heidenreichstein" theater group (Austria) since she was five years old. She studied under the National Theater Association in Austria, as well as at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland), Atelier de Belleville (France) and with tap dancer Katherine Kramer in Miami (USA).
Nina regularly performs her solo performances in Europe and the U.S., and teaches mime, clowning and tap dance. She gives lectures related to the topics of aesthetics in theater and her doctoral thesis "Performers Versus Actor".