Academy of Performing Arts & Dance
The John Carroll Academy of Performing Arts and Dance is dedicated to offering the highest quality performing arts education to the members of our community by providing affordable programs for youth that align with our prestigious high school performing arts offerings. Through our Musical Theatre Academy and Ballet Academy, our esteemed faculty of experts in their field devote their time and energy to creating the most conducive learning environment for our students. Foundations are created while instilling a love for learning and an appreciation for the arts in an engaging and informative atmosphere. We uphold the mission of our school and its Catholic values to empower a diverse student population to attain its highest potential.
The Musical Theatre Academy
Under the direction of Julie Parrish, Director of Performing Arts at the John Carroll School, the Musical Theatre Academy offers classes in both musical theatre and tap. Tap classes are offered for students ages 8-18 while musical theatre classes are offered for children ages 5-14.
INTERN OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE! If you have previously participated in our Musical Theatre Academy classes and are between the ages of 15-18, you are eligible to be an intern! Email Director Julie Parrish for additional information.
The Ballet Academy
Under the direction of Laura Ward-Moran, Director of the John Carroll College Preparatory Dance Program, the Ballet Academy provides a structured, anatomically safe learning environment for students to obtain, grow and expand upon a proper ballet foundation. Ballet, Modern and Jazz technique classes are offered for ages 6-15. Students entering high school can audition for our highly selective College Preparatory Dance Program. Children ages 12-18 also can register for the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning offered through the Ballet Academy.
Inclement Weather Policy
Please note, John Carroll follows Harford County Public Schools regarding weather cancellations. If school is closed due to weather, Ballet and Musical Theatre Academy classes will not be held. Refunds are not given for classes canceled due to inclement weather, and make-up classes are not scheduled; thank you for your understanding and cooperation.