Guest Instructor: Fredrick Davis
to Sep 21

Guest Instructor: Fredrick Davis

Valley Academy for the Arts is honored to welcome Fredrick Davis as guest instructor:

September 17 - 21, 2018

4:30-7:30 pm

Classes are FREE for VAA students and are available to the general public at a price of $45.00 per day.  The week of instruction will culminate in a dance showcase on Friday evening, tentatively scheduled for 6:30 pm.  Details to follow.  

Schedule for VAA students during Frederick's worshops:

Ballet 3 & 4:  MTTH:  4:15 - 5:30 pm

                    Friday: performance only


Ballet 5 & 6:  MTTH  5:30 - 7:45 pm

                       WF    4:15 - 7:00 pm

Learn more about Fredrick on our website/blog. 

Special Community Events with Guest Artist:

Fredrick Davis

Events are FREE and open to the public:

Join us in viewing Fredrick's documentary,

From the Streets to the Stage

Wednesday, September 19th

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Dance Showcase with VAA students choreographed by Fredrick:

Friday, September 21st

6:00 - 6:30 pm

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Master Workshop with Jennifer Miller and Karl von Rabenau
to Aug 24

Master Workshop with Jennifer Miller and Karl von Rabenau

August 20 - 24, 2018

Levels 3 & 4 students:  12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Levels 5 & 6 students:  12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Performance Showcase on August 24th starting at 4:00 pm.

FREE to Valley Academy for the Arts students

For Non-VAA students:

$180.00 (for the week) for Level 3 & 4 students

$240.00 for Level 5 & 6 students

or $45.00 per day for 3 hours of training/ $55.00 per day for 4 hours of training.

To learn more about Karl and Jenny go HERE.  

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Performing Arts Camp
to Aug 17

Performing Arts Camp



August 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am – August 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm


Valley Academy for the Arts
139 N Lake St
Neenah, WI 54956




Neenah Parks & Recreation Dept.



Event website

Registration is required.  This is a premiere performance art experience for students going into grades 2-8 who really like to sing, dance, & act.  No previous experience is required.


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Musical Theatre Auditions
to Jul 25

Musical Theatre Auditions

Looking to take your triple threat skills to the next level?  The Valley Academy for the Arts is pleased to introduce our musical-theatre division led by Jessica Lynn French, a recent transplant from New York City.  We believe in giving actors and actresses of all ages opportunities to cultivate their talents and gain the skills needed to perform at a professional Broadway industry level.  Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned performer, we have opportunities in store for you!    

Fall 2018 Production:  Beauty and the Beast (license pending)

8-week program

Rehearsals Wednesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 1-4pm

Starting Wednesday, August 8, 2018

*Schedule subject to change to meet productions needs. 

Final Production Early October 2018  (final dates tba)

Tuition $525.00 payable in up to two installments to Valley Academy for the Arts

Schedule your audition time here:


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Guest Instructor - Marguerite Luksik
to Jun 27

Guest Instructor - Marguerite Luksik

Guest Instructor:  Marguerite Luksik, Artistic Director Central Midwest Ballet Academy, Madison, WI  will be at Valley Academy on Monday, June 25 and Wednesday June 27, 2018.  She will be teaching as part of our Summer Ballet Intensive from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Class is FREE for VAA students already enrolled in this class, and is open to the public for $35.00 per class session.  Intermediate - Advance Ballet students welcome. 

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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Art After Dark
5:00 PM17:00

Art After Dark

Thursday, June 21, 2018

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum grounds

Neenah, WI

Please join Katharina Abderholden and dancers from K2MOVE Project, community based dancers in their performance at the Art After Dark Summer Solstice Event.  

Celebrate summer with open galleries and Fire and Flow dancers on the lawn. Make a lantern to celebrate in the glass studio. $15 per project. Lion's Tail beverages will be available for purchase.
Thanks to WE Energies and Legacy Private Trust for sponsoring the evening. It will be hot.


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12 Dancing Princesses the Ballet
6:30 PM18:30

12 Dancing Princesses the Ballet

Vision Dance Theater Members, Valley Academy for the Arts Students and Neenah Recreation Department students will be showcasing the story ballet of the 12 Dancing Princesses.

Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Center, 1050 Zephyr Dr, Neenah

Tickets will be available at Valley Academy for the Arts

Adults $ 15

Children, Students and Seniors $ 12

for more info email or call (920) 279-1578

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