Annual Open House
to Aug 8

Annual Open House

Please join us for our annual Open House. Two dates to choose from.

August 7, 2019
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

August 8, 2019
4:00 - 7:00 pm

139 N. Lake St.

Enjoy a tour.
Meet our instructors.
New and slightly used dance apparel available at discounted prices.
Register for fall classes.

Learn more about Valley Academy for the Arts at

For questions call (920) 279-1578 or email

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Performing Arts Camp
to Aug 16

Performing Arts Camp

Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16, 2019

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Valley Academy for the Arts

139 N. Lake St. Neenah

$90.00 per student

Premiere performing arts experience for students going into grades 2-8.

 Throughout the camp, your child will work with professional instructors and artists in the fields of acting, dance and music (singing).  The week will culminate in a performance on Friday, August 16th at noon.  We invite families and friends to attend. 


A few things that might be helpful for you to know for the week:



·         The Performing Arts Camp begins at 8:30 am prompt and ends at 12:30.

·         Please have your child dress comfortably with shoes they can easily dance and move in 9no flip-flops or sandals please!)

·         Please pack a snack and water for your child as we will be taking a snack break.

·         If you plan to attend the performance on Friday, please arrive at 11:45.



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Master Ballet Class Series with Karl Van Rabenau and Jennifer Miller
to Aug 23

Master Ballet Class Series with Karl Van Rabenau and Jennifer Miller

Master Workshop with Jennifer Miller and Karl Von Rabenau
Monday, August 19- Friday August 23
Times: 12- 4 PM
Levels: 3-6

Ballet Class time is Noon - 1:45 PM for Level 3
Variations Class in ballet slippers is 2 - 3 PM for Level 3

Ballet Class time is 12 - 2 PM for Levels 4,5 and 6 
Pointe from 2:15- 3 PM Variations 3-4 pm

End of week performance: Friday 3:00 pm

Tuition: $200.00 for Ballet Level 3

$250.00 for Ballet Level 4 and above

(Tuition is included for actively enrolled VAA students)

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Nutcracker in the Castle Public Audition
4:30 PM16:30

Nutcracker in the Castle Public Audition

Public audition for non-Valley Academy students for our annual performances of Nutcracker in the Castle.

Friday, September 6, 2019

4:30 - 7:00 pm

Ages 8-12 and VAA Ballet Level 3: 4:30 - 5:30 pm

VAA Ballet Levels 4+ 5:45 - 7:00 pm

Auditions are open to those who have had prior dance experience and who are currently enrolled as a dance student at another dance studio - proof of enrollment required. If accepted dancers will be required to attend weekly rehearsal and one additional ballet technique class through Valley Academy for the Arts. Classes and rehearsal will be held Mondays 4:15 - 6:00 pm.

Participation Fee: $95.00 includes nearly 20 hours of instruction and 10 hours of rehearsal in addition to a rigorous performance schedule.

Required class attire: leotard, ballet slipper and tights.

Required performance attire: Costumes will be supplied by The Paine. Ballet slipper and tights supplied by student: Revolution tights in Classic Pink.

Email or call (920) 279-1578 for more information.

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New Fusion Fundraiser for Children and Adults with Special Needs
7:00 PM19:00

New Fusion Fundraiser for Children and Adults with Special Needs

New Fusion Dance and Fusion Foundation are hosting their second annual benefit concert to support children and adults with special needs. Our own Olivia Daniels will be presenting two pieces - one she is performing herself and the second is one she choreographed and is being performed by Vision Dance Theatre. Please support Olivia, VDT and the mission of the Fusion Foundation by attending this event.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

7:00 pm

Tickets are $12.00 at the door.

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Master Ballet Class with Marguerite Luksik
to Jun 26

Master Ballet Class with Marguerite Luksik

Please join us for a two-day Ballet Master Class with Marguerite Luksik, Artistic Director with the Central Midwest Ballet Academy.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Wednesday June 26, 2019

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This class is for intermediate and advanced ballet students.

Fee $90.00 for both days.

Please email or call (920) 279-1578 to register.

Marguerite Luksik, a native of Johnstown, PA, trained with Allegheny Ballet under Deborah Anthony and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Graduate Program. She has danced professionally with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Chicago Ballet, Peoria Ballet and Madison Ballet. She has performed works by choreographers such as Stanton Welch, Thaddeus Davis, Paul Gibson, Ben Stevenson, Steven Mills and Terrence Orr. She has performed lead roles in Balanchine’s Who Cares, W. Earle Smiths’s Dracula and Nutcracker, and Peter Anastos’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is currently on faculty with the UW Madison's Dance Department, served on faculty with Madison Ballet for 6 years, has worked with the Overture Center of the Arts in both their arts integration and Tommy Award programs as well as worked one on one with local gymnasts, Irish dancers, and ice skaters.

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Open House and Garage Sale Fundraiser
10:00 AM10:00

Open House and Garage Sale Fundraiser

Mark Your Calendars:

Open House and Garage Sale/Fundraiser

Saturday, June 22, 2019

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Rain or shine!

Valley Academy for the Arts

139 N. Lake St.

Neenah, WI 54956

  • New and used dance attire

  • New and slightly used costumes

  • Children’s clothes and toys

  • Household and other items

Proceeds go to support the programming and scholarship funds for Valley Academy for the Arts.

After visiting our sale, please stop at Sidetracked (next door) and enjoy 10% off your food or beverage. 20% of all proceeds will come back to Valley Academy!

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Vision Dance Theatre Auditions
5:00 PM17:00

Vision Dance Theatre Auditions

Friday, June 7, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm

This audition is open to the public. Intermediate ballet students who are currently enrolled as a student outside of Valley Academy for the Arts or who are interested in enrolling at VAA as a student.

Vision Dance Theatre, under the guidance and direction of Anne Marie Abderholden, provides pre-professional dance training and performance opportunities for qualified dancers across North-Eastern Wisconsin. 

 Vision Dance Theatre is a self-governing organization with a board made up of its members; providing them with an opportunity to guide the direction of the company including choice of educational, leadership and service opportunities.  Community outreach is a significant part of Vision Dance Theatre’s mission and goes far beyond dance performance.  Company members have an opportunity to connect with and inspire their audience through interactive engagement.

With their rigorous rehearsal schedule, company members are given an opportunity to develop self-discipline, resilience, self-motivation along with a healthy work-life balance. As proof of this many company dancers are involved in a wide variety of activities outside of dance.  Additionally, all company members have achieved the academic excellence required for entry into the National Honor Society for Dance.

Past Vision Dance Theatre members have been awarded university scholarships for academics and dance; have been invited to study and perform with world-renowned dance companies; and have gone on to serve their communities through social leadership.


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