All classes at PPAS are appropriate for students with ANY level of experience, beginner to expert. If you have any questions about our classes please email us at info@popovskyperformingarts.com or give us a call at 717-517-8543.

Masks are required in classes for all K-12 students regardless of vaccination status as per CDC recommendations. Masks are required for adults not vaccinated for Covid-19.

All classes are repeatable as the material changes in each session.

All of our acting classes are improv-based with a differing focus for each session (such as character development, bodywork, monologue, etc). Improv provides a framework for play, and play is where acting magic happens! We can explore other people, other circumstances, and other viewpoints and learn to express truth in imaginary circumstances!


we focus on the heart of the child – PLAY! Kids in this age group need plenty of time and space to move, they need the opportunity to try things themselves, and they use their imaginations constantly! We merge all of that with themed classes designed to get kids thinking creatively in ways that enhance their imaginations, encourage reading and writing skills, and build confidence as young humans!

we take advantage of some of the skills they already have (like reading, writing, conversational, imagination, and social skills), and use those skills to explore imaginary scenarios. Through both scripted work and improv, students will learn to work as a team and to support one another as actors, developing interesting characters and creating unique scenarios to explore.

classes are focused on continuing an actor’s journey, meeting them exactly where they are– whether they’ve been acting since preschool or are just starting out. Using a combination of scripted work and improv, students will dive into character development, understanding text, breaking down inhibitions, building ensemble spirit, and learning tools to bring physical dimension to all of their roles.

using a combination of acting techniques, students have the opportunity character development, understanding text, breaking down inhibitions, building ensemble spirit, and learning tools to bring physical dimension to all of their roles. Whether you have tons of experience or none at all, acting classes are a great way to step outside of yourself and make new discoveries!
There is always more to discover as an actor, and we are here to guide you on your journey!

If you’re new to our studio and aren’t sure where to begin, click the “Just Getting Started” banner below to submit a form! You can also send us an email at info@PopovskyPerformingArts.com, or give us a call at 717-517-8543 and we will be happy to help.

Acting Sample Class
Acting Sample Class

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Join us for an acting class to see what our programs are all about!  Please select an age group and fill out the form below. Someone will get in touch with you to confirm your sample class date and time within two business days!    
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Intro to Improv for 4th-12th Grade
Intro to Improv for 4th-12th Grade

Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM

Instructor: Debra Macut Intro to Improv!! Join us for this 6 week introduction to improv. Students will learn the basic rules of improvisation and then put them to use in lots of fast and fun exercises. This class ends with a sharing for an invited audience. Meets on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM November 4, 11, 18, and December 2, 9, 16. No classes Thanksgiving week.
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It Takes Two
It Takes Two

Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM

It Takes Two (Improv for Adults) is taught by Debra Macut and meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM

Class meets on 6 Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15.  Improv with a focus on partner work. Students will practice the art of accepting offers and building on them to create memorable scenes. Fast, challenging, and fun!   "I always thought I'd be terrible at improv because I think I overthink everything. It turns out I'm not bad at it, and it's so much fun!" - Casey, 25, PPAS improv student

All classes at PPAS are appropriate for students with ANY level of experience, beginner to expert. If you have any questions about our classes please email us at info@popovskyperformingarts.com or give us a call at 717-517-8543. Masks are required for unvaccinated students per CDC recommendations.

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Character Creation for 4th-6th Grade
Character Creation for 4th-6th Grade

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesdays from 6:00 -7:00 PM Teacher: Debra Macut   In this winter's Character Creation class, students will learn how to step outside themselves to create big and bold characters. Students will explore who else they can be using improv exercises, costume pieces, and physical exercises. This class ends with a sharing for an invited audience.   Our Winter class session begins on January 10th and runs through March 19th.
$200.00
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Character Creation for 7th-12th Grade
Character Creation for 7th-12th Grade

Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Students will learn how to create believable characters in this fun and challenging class. Using improv exercises, costume pieces, and physicality students will discover who else they can be! This class ends with a sharing for an invited audience.
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm
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The Art of the Character for Adults
The Art of the Character for Adults

Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM Teaher: Debra Macut Students will learn to create believable and interesting characters in this 10 week class. Using a mix of improv exercises, scripted material, costume pieces, and physicality students will experience a deep dive into becoming someone else. Our winter class session begins on January 10th and runs through March 19th! Class Dates: January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16
$200.00
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