Parkside Performing Arts Company was founded in September of 1988 by Laura Thomas Dutton.
PPAC's year is divided into two sections. September–December dancers prepare and present The Nutcracker. January–May dancers participate on the competition team. We attend one competition annually, Access Broadway Valley Forge, usually the first weekend in May.
The competition team has won numerous "Broadway Stars" and titles including Access Broadway's Best Debut Dance School Valley Forge - 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Access Broadway's Best Debut Dance School National Title in July of 2019. PPAC has also performed in Disney World and on cruise ships sailing to Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Western Caribbean.